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2013 Archive of Skateboard Blogs

Below is the archive of random skateboard thoughts that crossed my mind in 2013.

2013 Skate the Planet Skateboard Blog Archive

October 2013

10/4/13
Go skate every Government building you can find during the shutdown When I was in school, we learned that the US Government had a series of checks and balances that divided power. This ensured that no one would have the power to make decisions single handedly. Groups had to work together to move things ahead. This was to protect the people who voted representatives into Government.

How did a small faction of Republicans manage to shutdown Government? WTF!?!

Clearly the thing to do is to grind the shit out of every inch of Federal concrete since everything is "closed". Ride that shit like there's no tomorrow!Federal Building Skate Fest!!!

Go skate government buildings during the shutdown

September 2013

9/13/13
Miss America may think she has ink, but let's get real The news media is finding it quite daring that Miss Kansas Theresa Vail has become the first contestant with a visible tattoo. Whereas this may be a "first" why is this news?

Miss America contestant's tattoo CNN can't seem to get enough of this as though they uncovered some sort of scandal. Pictures of Vail are all over new sites and blogs. You'd almost think they'd never seen a tattoo before.

To make this non-new item even more ludicrous, her tattoo is the text of the Serenity prayer:
"God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and wisdom to know the difference."

The journalists who find this a newsworthy story may want to check out the Suicide Girls website.

If tattoos become a new criteria for pageant judging, we'd like to shine attention on this young lady who we feel would be a wonderful representative of skateboarding's counter culture.

Tattooed skater girl

May 2013

5/28/13
Clash at Clairemont celebrates 3 generations of half pipe skating w/ Sega's Sonic the Hedgehog Sonic Generations of Skate This year The Clash at Clairemont 7 will feature the Sonic Generations of Skate presented by Sonic Lost World! This offbeat team competition format celebrates three generations of half-pipe skateboarding over the past decades.

Each Team consists of one 40-something skater (first generation), One 30-something skater (second generation) and one 20- something or younger skater (third generation) competing against the other teams with the same mix of skaters..

Sonic Lost World for Wii U You have to like a skate competition that so thoroughly celebrates age and the best terrain skateboarding has ever seen - half pipes!

The Sonic Generations of Skate is promoting the upcoming action-adventure platformer in the Sonic the Hedgehog series of video games, Sonic Lost World. It is being developed by Sonic Team and will be released by Sega exclusively for Nintendo's Wii U and Nintendo 3DS platforms in late 2013.

Tony Hawk and Andy MacDonald with Sonic the Hedgehog
Legends of skateboarding compete in a completely unique team competition that celebrates three generations of vert skating. Each team consists of one 1st generation, one 2nd generation, and one 3rd generation vert skater competing together on the actual half-pipe from the X Games.

Four different competitions take place in which the teams battle against each other for the most points. These include individual runs, high air, doubles, and best trick.

The event is being produced to raise money for Grind For Life, an organization dedicated to providing financial assistance and overall support for children stricken with cancer.

The Teams

Team 1: Tony Hawk, Andy MacDonald, Mitchie Brusco
Team 2: Kevin Staab, Bucky Lasek, Paul-Luc Ronchetti
Team 3: Mike McGill, Pierre Luc Gagnon, Elliot Sloan
Team 4: Sergie Ventura, Lincoln Ueda, Adam Taylor

Sega sponsored
5/14/13
This is why we need more women Skateboarding Women are so often ostracized at skate parks or anywhere that skaters gather. Human nature seems to descend to the lowest common denominator and despicable behavior suddenly becomes tolerated and accepted. Next time one of your buddies starts hassling a girl just because she has a skateboard, remind him wat a skater really is.

Skater girl
For those who've forgotten, a skater is anyone who gets a rush from simply standing on a board. Skateboarding isn't an elitist sport - actually it isn't a sport. It's a counter-culture reaction to being unique and finding your own style with a tool that lets you do just that. Anyone who shows the initiative to go skate should be welcomed and nurtured. Cool people are few and far between, so next time you see a girl skating, give her the props she deserves. She's earned more respect for simply owning a board, than your stupid friends who would rather taunt her. The Golden Rule may seem out-dated, but it holds more merit than you may think.
5/5/13
This Summer we'd love to see Ariel Rebel boost her online skateboard portfolio Ariel Rebel has done some skateboard photo shoots in the past and we'd love to see more. We'd love to see her do a Summer skate park tour and bolster her portfolio of sk8 pics!

Ariel Rebel skateboard collage She has her own branded skateboard graphic which opens up all sorts of photo possibilities. Riding Ariel seems like a good time! Lets get her out to some skate parks for more amazing skateboard images. Ariel Rebel Unplugged could use an injection of SKATE!

Ariel Rebel skateboard graphic Be sure to check out the official Ariel Rebel website.

April 2013

4/19/13
Girl with an old school skateboard We love a girl with an old school classic 70's cruiser Skateboard!

Girl with an old school skateboard
4/14/13
Make air travel more exciting and give the TSA something to do external sticker to make traveling more exciting Air travel used to be a luxury. Now it's a hassle. From over-riced flights to eternal delays. Flying has become my least favorite way to travel.

Often after being scanned by the TSA's multi-million dollar full-body scanner, they take me aside for a brief frisking. What are they going to find via frisk that their expensive (tax-payer funded) scanner missed?

If you want to liven up the travel experience, buy one of these luggage stickers and slap it on the outside of your suitcase. Now the TSA will have something to do. It's not like an added hassle will change the overall flight experience.

Go for it - there ase several styles available on the The Cheeky website.

March 2013

3/28/13
Globe and MTV announce the release of the Globe x Beavis & Butt-Head skateboard collection Who doesn't dig Beavis & Butthead? The new TV series didn't quite capture their former essence, but these dudes rock!

Globe and MTV Beavis & Butt-Head skateboards

Globe and MTV are proud to announce the release of the Globe x Beavis and Butt-Head capsule collection. Designed as an homage to the heavy metal, in-your -face attitude of the original Beavis and Butt-Head series, the new Globe x Beavis and Butt-Head capsule collection brings together original and first time fans with product that is as fun as it is collectable.

Quality crafted 7-ply maple Globe x Beavis and Butt-Head cruiserboards and decks come in individual Beavis and Butt-Head shapes, each with original art by Mike Judge. The Beavis and Butt-Head Motley is a minimalist canvas shoe that features individual art derived from the show in the footbeds.

Globe and MTV Beavis skateboard Globe and MTV Butthead skateboard
3/4/13
Skate the Dark Side - skateboard graffiti Well placed skate graffiti...

Star Wars Skateboard graffiti

January 2013

1/22/13
#EyeCandyMandy clearly defines FTW on Ariel Rebel's amazing new website Ariel Rebel's Reble Army logo All over the web, particularly on social media sites I kept seeing the term FTW at the end of many posts. As a skater, FTW has always been an abbreviation for "Fuck The World". But it occurred to me that Fuck The World didn't really fit in with many of the posts I saw it on. In fact it seemed very out of place.

Could someone have taken FTW and made it into something else?!? WTF! (at least no one has stolen the beloved WTF). I looked it up and predominantly it seems to now stand for "For The Win". Are you fucking kidding me?!?

As long as I'm capable of riding a skateboard, FTW will always be Fuck The World. While on the subject Ariel Rebel's newest website for Eye Candy Mandy is live. Mandy does an excellent job of displaying the proper syntax of FTW! ...even though she later had it covered up.

Eye Candy Mandy - Fuck the World tattoo Eye Candy Mandy - Fuck the World tattoo

Check out Ariel Rebel's newest website: Eye Candy Mandy!

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