MOTTO: IT'S ONLY A HAIRCUT



ENTRY DEL OTRO DIA
TUESDAY, MAY 18, 2004

>> Looks like we finally found an extended family member that likes Rickk more then Mikey. Get to know Anthony Pappalardo's dad and don't be too skeered to go to Pappalardo's Pizza Cove if you're in the area.



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>> When we said the Royal Koston Truck was coming soon, we didn't mean the sort of "coming soon" we put in the ads for the Yeah Right video before it's release but we also didn't mean the sort of "coming soon" when you go to the movies and see a preview. We meant some where in between those two. About a little while less then a long time is the sort of "coming soon" we meant to say.


>> Raymond has moved from criticizing Crail Tap to actually outlining how we should run the entire company. He's great at both!






NO LONGER CURRENT ENTRY
MONDAY, MAY 17, 2004

>> Today's the day! The Mez starts working here. You know that means, right? Two sober people on level two. We've come a long way.

>> We had thought that there were no more options for Atiba's license plate but here's a few other's he's kicking around:

LIKE AKO

4 REAL

NT STOND

PURP GOLD

TH SKT MAG

We'll let you know what he decides, that last one is pretty sweet, Atiba.

>> Tomorrow we'll have the winner for MIKEY'S PRIZE PAINTING. I hope. Or you people might start to think we're totally full of shit and that would flat out suck.


YOU DON'T SAY (The Quotes)

"Time to unleash the fury."
—Smyth, about to play ping pong with Mueller

"My ass was so fat, I used to have to wear a long t-shirt to cover it ."
—The new Diamond Nick

"Everything I do, I do 100%."
—The Gregulator





AGED ENTRY
FRIDAY, MAY 14, 2004

>> Diamond Nick diet correction: He's a full B cup, not a C.

>> The whole crew is going to SF this weekend and they're trying to recruit people for the trip. I don't know about that. Once we were in SF and we were sitting at a red light in a '65 Rambler, listening to Sinatra's "The Lady is a Tramp". All of the sudden this large, seemingly homeless woman walks thru the crosswalk. Right in front of our car she whips out the largest breast we had ever seen, and just spits on the hood. We got clocked.

>> Rickk just called. He's going land surfing up in the hills somewhere.


YOU DON'T SAY (The Quotes)

" I sure hope Eric had a nice ride to the airport".
—Spike

" I'd rather pay a little more for beer and see some girls".
—Carnahan

"You should see what an asshole I am to him on a Saturday morning".
—Mettee

"I'm from San Diego, I like to have my shirt off".
—Larson





NOT CURRENT ENTRY
THURSDAY, MAY 13, 2004

>> One more reminder : if you happen to be in Colorado or New Mexico, or maybe you are in Florida and your dad owns a private jet and will let you borrow it to fly to the Southwest to see the Lakai team. This is where they'll be.


>> Atiba, who keeps it more real than most, is struggling with what to get on his personalized license plate. Here's what he's come up with so far:


KPN IT RL

NOT AKO

DNT HATE

4 RNGS


LKR LVR

4 THA HMZ

If you have any better ones — which doesn't seem possible — send them in.


>> Diamond Nick is on a new diet that consists of shakes and vitamins that are vanilla and chocolate flavored. Sounds like a reliable and healthy little plan. Nick has lost ten pounds and dropped to a C cup.



>> Apologies for the delay in MIKE'S PRIZE PAINTING contest results. The judges are at a standstill over two of the entries and are currently in route to Mikey's house to see which one looks better over the fireplace. We'll announce a winner no later than Tuesday, the 18th.



PARDON ME (The Quotes)

" You can't get big tires with 22" rims, that looks stupid."
—Frosty

"It's pretty 'in' right now to talk about interest rates."
—Rickk

"My goal right now is to get into the top 20."
—MX Jenkins with the Eye of the Tiger





PRE-CURRENT ENTRY
TUESDAY, MAY 11, 2004

>> Today's the big day. We're holding the preliminary judging for the MIKEY'S PRIZE PAINTING contest. Lots of great entries and one that sort of has that "restraining order" feel to it. Mikey's house is going to look awesome and someone is going to have $100 to spend as if there were no tomorrow.
Hopefully the winner of this contest, when asked what he plans to do with the money, won't tell us "I'll probably spend it on some Zero stuff." A little contest etiquette never hurts.


>> You only need to see this one photo to know that one of these guys went on to trend forecast. I think it's safe to say the matching red hats were the genius of the man on the left.
Guess the guy on the right and win a Gino Iannucci deck. Never mind, I just ruined that.


>> We're having our sort of annual Girl Company softball game at the end of June. If anyone has any suggestions for an invention where The Gav can pitch without putting his beer down, let us know. Rickk and Frosty show up each year with their competitive bad attitudes and it's always a great time.


THE WORD IS MIGHTIER THEN THE SWORD (unless you're tied up and the other guy has a sword, then you're screwed)

"Maybe it softens your stools."
Mikey on car seat warmers

"No complaints but when you hit "check it out" on my show announcement, an error comes up".
—Grant B, not yet familiar with The Tap technology

"I gotta get my shit together."
Raymond

"Do you think your retarded website makes you matter"?
—Inquiry to Megan

"It doesn't? Fuck, I've been fooling myself".
Megan to Inquirer

"Meg, why are there so many goofs in the world. Why?"
Ty, looking for some meaning in the sea of X-treme





BELATED ENTRY
MONDAY, MAY 10, 2004

>> Weekend done. Did you honor your mothers?


>> You know Grant Brittain from The Skateboard Mag, right? Well, he's having ashow of his photographs. As he is one of the most decorated photographers in skateboarding, we recommend you check it out.


>> More later today. Come back.


>> You came back? OK, here's more :


>> If you're in New Mexico or Colorado and get the urge to see the Lakai team do a demo or an in-store appearance, boy are you in luck! (Click here for detail of dates)


>> Today was the last day to send in your artwork for the MIKEY'S PRIZE PAINTING contest and boy did some of you come through. We're going to spend the next day having the Crail staff choose which artist is going to get their pocket lined with a brand new shiny cashiers check for $100 and we'll post the winner later this week. (Sad news for Desa, Mike's girlfriend, you can not be part of the judging due to the fact that we have a strict "No Mike's girlfriends on the judging panel" policy)


>> Just a few things that you can look forward to in the coming weeks (or maybe months, depending on what you are looking forward to):

TROY, starring Brad Pitt
Coverage of the DVS racing team
The new Koston Royal Truck
The Mez
Loads of laughs
Ty Evans, homeowner
And much much more!


SAY IT DON'T PLAY IT

"I like heated seats, for when you're going from skate spot to skate spot."
Mikey

"I go to jail pretty soon."
Rickk

"I had 103 temperature and I thought I had SARS".
Raymond, recovering





FRIDAY'S ENTRY
FRIDAY, MAY 7, 2004

>> It's almost the wekend.


>> A joke for you :

Horse walks into a bar. Bartender says, "Why the long face?"


What? That's it. It's just a joke.


>> Two-wheeled dip-shits.


>> Another joke :

"A guy walks into a bar... OUCH!"


>> Go skate. Shut up and skate. Skate and destroy. Skate and create.





HISTORICAL ENTRY
WEDNESDAY, MAY 5, 2004

>> Kids, you never know how long the NBA playoffs are going to drag out which means there is no saying over the next 8 weeks when Frosty will or won't show up at a scheduled demo. Here's one that he will not miss because there are no games on this day that he wants to watch.

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>> Only 5 more days to get the easiest $100 you'll ever get and help Mike Carroll decorate his house in the process. It took him 6 months to pick a paint color for the walls so your art for Mikey's house is his last hope.



Send your entry today to MIKEY'S PRIZE PAINTING c/o The Tap 22500 S Vermont Ave Torrance CA 90502 by the May 10th and you'll be $100 richer.


>> The Gav participated in an "industry golf tournament". That's the whole story.


CAN YOU HEAR US NOW?

"Call me back, tell me how to feel."
—Mikey

"I just need to get teeth on that one side of my mouth, I don't have any."
—Rickk

"The Escalade?"
—Gino, ponders borrowing Rickk's car





THE "FROM YESTERDAY" ENTRY
TUESDAY, MAY 4, 2004

>> MJ's mom, Rhonda, lives far away but that didn't stop her from spending a little extra money on postage. From our family to yours.



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>> Smyth finally made it back from Couver, and from the looks of these pics, we now know why it took him so long.

SAM CITY JAM.






YESTERDAYS ENTRY
MONDAY, MAY 3, 2004

>> Curious about how Eric's wearing his hair these days? Go to Active this weekend but keep in mind the heat may have straightened his hair>



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>> Eric Anthony, Girl international sales person and in-house photographer, has a lovely sister. One time one of the owners of Girl was drunk and needed a place to sleep so Eric made his lovely sister get off the couch and sleep else where. I think you can tell from the last part of her survey who that might have been.



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>> You only have one more week to win $100 in the MIKEY'S PRIZE PAINTING contest. His walls in his house are bare and we're reaching out to you to color his house wonderful. Send your entries to MIKEY'S PRIZE PAINTING c/o The Tap 22500 S Vermont Ave Torrance CA 90502.
$100 is a lot of money. Unless you're that guy that just bought Vans then it is sort of chump change.


A QUOTE ON ICE

"I can say "jammin" can't I?"
Rob Abeyta

"How do you like them apples?"
Greg Carroll, not referring to the apple trick





PREVIOUS ENTRY
FRIDAY, APRIL 30, 2004

>> TWS released the nominees (winners will be announced on May26th at the Henry Fonda Theatre in LA) of their "most popular kids in school" contest as voted on by, ah, you guys, I guess. Here're the nominees:

READERS' CHOICE
Mark Appleyard
P.J. Ladd
Daewon Song

BEST STREET SKATER
Mark Appleyard
Marc Johnson
Geoff Rowley

BEST VERT SKATER
Pierre Luc Gagnon
Rune Glifberg
Danny Way

ROOKIE OF THE YEAR
Kevin "Spanky" Long
Cale Nuske
Darrell Stanton

BEST VIDEO
The DC Video, DC Shoe Co.
Yeah Right!, Girl Skateboards
Mosiac, Habitat Skateboards

BEST VIDEO PART
Marc Johnson, Yeah Right!
Anthony Van Engelen, The DC Video
Danny Way, The DC Video

BEST TEAM
Flip
Girl
Habitat



AND WE QUOTE YOU :

"Looks like they got tired of nominating Frosty every year."
—Brian Mettee





OLD ENTRY
THURSDAY, APRIL 29, 2004

>> One time Aaron Meza had a girl break up with him and he lost a bunch of weight, sort of like what a girl would do.

Another time Aaron Meza was at the Beverly Center with Scott Johnston and Mike Carroll and he had to go the bathroom. You may have heard this story but did you know he bought new jeans at The Gap that day?

Aaron Meza used to be a vegan and one time when he was at dinner with his dad, his dad asked him if he was going to order a warm bowl of water for his meal. Isn't that funny?

Aaron Meza likes to film Mike Carroll more then any other pro that he had ever worked with.

Aaron Meza used to live in San Francisco and so did his lovely bride Diana.


QUOTES FOR SALE

"Meza's awesome."
—Spike

"No turning back now, you're bummed if that trophy doesn't end up in LA."
—Bird, stamping cancel on he and Megan's friendship as she didn't send him the e-card he received.





USED ENTRY
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 28, 2004

>> Sam's Wild Photos From Frosty's Surprise Party. Frosty says he was surprised but he didn't look surprised.




>> We are family, I got all my brothers-in-law and me. Today's Crail Tap Survey comes to us from Andy Mueller's brother-in-law, AKA, Sprout's little brother.



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>> We're looking to trade an autographed Mike Carroll deck for any DVD's or VHS tapes you might have of old Dick Tracy cartoons. In the event that you think Mike is a total whiny baby, you can send the goods in and request your favorite skater's board. Unless of course your looking for a board that is not Girl or Chocolate and then we have a problem.



QUOTE(s) OF THE DAY

"I'm not a spot light kind of guy."
Rob Abeyta

"What a bunch of GOOFS."
Ty





PAST ENTRY
TUESDAY, APRIL 27, 2004

>> Sam Smyth's mom sent her Crail Tap Survey back but she may not pass the class because she didn't even finish it. I wonder if she got the survey and was like, "well, I don't want to fill this darn thing out but Sam is a good kid so I'll just answer the easy stuff." Thanks, Sam's mom.



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>> So you ever feel like you're being used by Crail Tap? You're smart because sometimes you are. Here's the deal.

Mikey bought a house. He's halfway through decorating but sill has no pictures on his walls. That's where you come in. Send us your best painting and we'll send you a prize. The Painting: Anything you want from a desert landscape to a bowl of fruit.

The Prize: $100. Don't sleep on this, deadline is May 10th. Send your entries right away to Mikey's Prize Painting c/o The Tap 22500 S Vermont Ave Torrance CA 90502.

Who knows? Maybe he'll have you over for dinner. Probably not.



YOUR QUOTE FOR TODAY

"I want a button up shirt from Barney's." —Rickk





PAST ENTRY
MONDAY, APRIL 26, 2004

>> If you're in the Vancouver area and would like to see Supra Pete, Kelly Bird, Rickk Howard and Mike Carroll all in one building then go here.

>> Andy Mueller will not be at that demo because he's got his own demo going on:
Check it out here.

>> Stay tuned this week for Sam Smyth's Wild Friday Night. It's all the shit that's fit to print from Frosty's surprise birthday party. Smyth's got a camera he's so proud of he's not afraid to sport it tourist style.



ROW ROW ROW YOUR QUOTE

"I would really like to see some footage of myself playing ping pong."
—Smyth

"Meg, next time we go out, remind me to stretch first."
—The Gav after a night of hip hop aerobics in a night club

"Drive through that place."
Rickk, not recognizing the golden arches





PAST ENTRY
FRIDAY, APRIL 23, 2004

>> Remember the show "All in the Family"? What about "Family Ties"? What about "My Two Dads"? How about "Full House"?

Sandra Granzow (Mother of Spike Jonze) :



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Smyth has revamped DRUNK TAP with new rules, new contestants and a warning that if the job pays well enough he just might keep it. Smyth hates the idea of being a biter but feels that Bird's plan to get a job in a gay bar might prove to him victorious. We'll keep you posted after the round table regarding DRUNK TAP once Bird returns from Texas.


"Is there a Laker game or anything going on tonight?"
—The Mez, just trying to fit in

"You can't really bail on demos when they put you on the poster".
—Rickk

"One small victory at a time".
—Spike



PAST ENTRY
THURSDAY, APRIL 22, 2004

>> Family can mean a lot of things, usually it means your primary social group; parents and children. But if you say "that species is part of the shark family" then that is a little different. Or if you say "he's like family" that is also different but sort of the same.

Here's some of the family of our family that are like family.

Paul Rodriguez, Sr. (Father of Paul Rodriguez, Jr) :



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"I had a bunch of questions for you but I forgot them".
Mikey

"We're just stretching and stuff".
Rickk

"She had that weird thing going where you pull your hair back really tight".
Bird, realizing that the love of his life has bad style


>> Smyth's finally made an update to the machine. Here's the deal...

That's right folks, I'm back and I brought snacks! The Maui Onion chips are in, with the rest of your favorites from Tim's. Chex Mix and Pretzels are holding down the 50 cent position. Got the munchies? Nothing craves'em like Rice Krispy Treats. Pop Tarts are back for breakfast. Your favorite flavor of Pop Corn is in... Butter! Fresh Reese's Cups are locked and loaded. For the first time ever, a full row of Tropical Skittles! Don't forget some gum, after you GET SNACKY!



PAST ENTRY
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 21, 2004

>> Sam has safely returned from the glorious midwest where the two demos were a success. The Kansas City demo was "limo service only" for all transportation so now the team knows what it feels like to be Arsenio Hall. After a great demo in Kansas City, the team continued on to Michigan where a small child beat Mikey at a game of S.K.A.T.E. Look for that small child's board to replace Mikey's in the coming months. There was a church near the location of the demo so Paul attended mass. Hopefully he prayed for Mikey.

>> Girl made the big mistake of sponsoring the Policemen's annual ball and the Fireman's annual ball and now every organization on the face of the earth is calling for a donation. All you get is a sticker to put on the front of your building. We make stickers, we know they don't cost $250.00. They're making some large margins.

>> First we told you Crail Tap was going to get dreamy and then it got stormy and now it's going to get magical. Really fascinating magical with glitter and the whole deal. You have about seven weeks to go crazy with anticipation.

>> Raymond, are you cooling your jets?


"On a scale of 1 to smug, you're smug."
—Jereme to Mikey

"I am the art department."
Spike



PAST ENTRY
TUESDAY, APRIL 20, 2004

>> All new interface coming dear people. You're tired of the windows and the damn clouds, aren't you? Me too. Maybe by Friday we'll have it up. I'm not going to ask you to be patient. Get pissed if you want, it's your God-given right. Wait, you don't believe in God? Oh my...
Carl