ENTRY #843, 2:44pm
7/21/09


Tony... no, no. Say it ain't so, Tony!

Girl alumnus, Michael Blabac has a beautiful new book of his photographic work out; "Blabac Photo, 20 Years of Definitive Skateboarding." There's a nice Girl, Chocolate section in there. Really good stuff, Mike, really good.



Could Rickoo be next to go the way of the cafe?





ENTRY #842, 4:05pm
7/7/09


Sometimes I start a post and I don't have anything to write about. Like today...



ENTRY #841, 11:34pm
7/2/09


New Jenkins, McFet, Pendleton and Leon tees over at Threadless. The "Select" collection.

Saw this link over at Skate Daily a few days back. Cool scroll... Skate Curiosidade.

Wondering what Art Dump alum, Johannes Gamble is up to lately? Stepping up his directing/FX antics to the next level, that's what. Armchair Racer.

Kanights gives away a couple skate photog secrets on Vimeo.

Digging Jeff King's Flatbar Bike.

Shitbrain.



ENTRY #840, 1:31pm
6/26/09


SANGER REWIND
Friday



Vanloadah. Summer Tour, 1996.



ENTRY #839, 4:09pm
6/25/09


SANGER REWIND
Thursday



Young and... not so cosmopolitan. Cheeks and Carroll.



ENTRY #838, 12:39pm
6/24/09


SANGER REWIND
Wednesday



Young, cosmopolitan, Koston.



ENTRY #837, 10:07am
6/23/09


SANGER REWIND
Tuesday



Young, pimpled, Gav.


ASSHOLE OF THE WEEK:
Greg Gutfeld





ENTRY #836, 3:09pm
6/22/09


SANGER REWIND
Monday



Jean-Michell and Coach Larry. Way ahead of their time.



ENTRY #835, 3:10pm
6/17/09


Buncha skateboarding film related links;

Being Ed Templeton

Nick Jenson on The Scrum Tilly Lush

Zeke and Luther

The Skateboard Film Festival



ENTRY #834, 2:43pm
6/10/09


Click on the t-shirt below to see what the label says.



Congratulations, Eric! Maybe you'll get to work with another alum, Michael Leon? Hope so, I'd love to see what you guys come up with... and hey, convince the Nike suits to buy a cloud on Crailtap when your shoe hits.



ENTRY #833, 12:06pm
6/5/09


I've gone and done it. Seriously, I'm completely fascinated... and a little disgusted with myself at the same time.

Please Fuel, MTV, Spike TV, bring us a follow-him-around "reality" show.

Damn I feel dirty.



ENTRY #832, 4:30pm
6/4/09


Oh, Jereme... please seek outside counsil.



ENTRY #831, 5:01pm
6/3/09


Hey Ringaling, I didn't want to go to London anyway.

So there...



ENTRY #830, 1:59pm
6/2/09


Well, The Mez, monthly, weekly or daily shouldn't be a problem. For hourly, see my Twitterings.

And another thing, the name's Carl Sanger, the column itself is Sanger Sings. Anyway, I'm thinking of changing the name of this thing... which one do you like?

[ ] Sanger Says

[ ] Super Sanger

[ ] Carl's Sanger

[ ] Cody


Hey Spike, I won't be coming to London either... I wasn't invited.



ENTRY #829, 9:13am
6/2/09


YES, I EAT MY COLESLAW.



ENTRY #828, 3:07pm
5/27/09




Hey Ringer, forgive my ignorance, but what in the hell are those tattoo's under his arms? Flames? I guess it's cool he's so comfortable with his pits.



ENTRY #827, 2:45pm
5/27/09


Finally... I can stop bringing a piss bottle to the theatre. RunPee.com



ENTRY #827, 4:14pm
5/11/09




Clint Walker is the Roger of the Month... and Roger's pawning the boy off to a "real" skateboard company. Genius marketing, Roger.


Ringer, careful what you wish for. I heard Sam say something about moving the vending machine upstairs — right over your office.



ENTRY #826, 10:47am
5/11/09


Though he has yet to plug us (meaning Crailtap, of course, not just me, Carl F. Sanger — though it certainly wouldn't hurt my feelings if he did mention me) as a small influence, Spike's new scroll is pretty cool. We Love You So. We love you too, Jonzey.



ENTRY #825, 12:41pm
5/8/09


So The Mez tells me if I don't help him post on Twitter, he's going to start cutting all my boards in half. I gave in, but I did ask Hersh to give me this special link logo. Thanks, Hersh.



I think he did it as a sort of homage — he knows that's the only place I read.



ENTRY #824, 10:33am
5/8/09


Listen up. We've all had an occasion or two to wince while watching an average pedestrian (or maybe not so average one) step on a skateboard. Get a video camera out and a YouTube account, because it's doom waiting to happen.

With that said, you really aren't going to see any "laymen" using a skateboard to get to work with, am I right? If you see a guy gliding to work on a board, it's a pretty sure bet he's a skater, meaning; he probably understands this next paragraph perfectly and would never commit the crime I am about to show you.

The skateboard is a REALLY simple machine. Essentially, it's barely changed in half a century. It doesn't need to change... it's practically perfect. When you have to, you step off, grab it and walk. Holding it is simple. Strapping it to a pack is basic. It's so practical, really... so WHY THE FUCK WOULD YOU WANT TO FOLD ONE IN HALF and make it completely worthless?





And if one fold isn't enough...



Or, hell, why not break it into three pieces...



Design students, tinkerers, weirdos... go back to messing with robots and rockets. Leave the skateboard to us.



ENTRY #823, 2:38pm
5/7/09


Dear Chic,

I think you're cute and all, but I've fallen for Keyboard Cat.

CFS



ENTRY #822, 4:16pm
5/6/09


Hmmmmm...



ENTRY #821, 4:16pm
5/6/09


...not too sure...




ENTRY #820, 4:17pm
5/6/09


...about that...




ENTRY #819, 4:17pm
5/6/09


...Ringer.



ENTRY #818, 12:51pm
3/31/09




The complex and ubiquitous world of the bro shake. Don't let your Bro Shake become a bro mess.



ENTRY #817, 12:37pm
3/25/09




It's coming... can't wait, Spike, congratulations are in order.



ENTRY #816, 2:39pm
3/23/09




Sheffey is back.



ENTRY #815, 2:14pm
3/17/09




BA graces the cover of the brand new The Skateboard Mag, Issue 62. Check the steez on that boy! RAD! 1987!



ENTRY #814, 11:40am
3/13/09




"Why should I use Sk8 Shox...?"

Precisely.



ENTRY #813, 1:17pm
3/12/09




You know what's cool about Guy Mariano? There's no denying his influence and skill — there's plenty of evidence and testimonial to prove it. Patrick O'Dell graces us with the first Mariano episode of Epicly Later'd. So rad.



ENTRY #812, 2:31pm
3/11/09




Sculpture? Functioning sculptural architecture. I want to go to there.


Roger Allen's baseplate prints are rad. Check out some of Mr. Allen's other work here.


Tweaker Zine.




ENTRY #811, 10:37pm
3/5/09


Me too.


Listen to Underground Railroad to Candyland.



ENTRY #810, 2:49pm
3/4/09


OK, OK, RInger, I'll post. Jeez. Your eye balls better?




Blue or brown, sorta round... I'm not making a judgement on this, just presenting it. I wonder if anyone has talked to the ad agency involved?



ENTRY #809, 10:26am
2/27/09


Damn. 14 days. Really? Damn. Thanks for the reminder, Ringer... how are your eyeball hives doing?


You know what's cool about skateboarding? There's no season for it. There is no "skateboard season." You don't have an opening day, a mid-season or closing day. It just IS. Every day of the year, it IS.


Oh shit. Ringer, was I not supposed to mention the eye thing?



ENTRY #808, 10:56am
2/13/09




This isn't new, I know... but it's still funny. I guess if you can get a large corp to help fund something that will give people pleasure... go for it.


We have eight scrolls on Crailtap and 3 of them are rarely updated... that means we are only working at 63% of our capabilities.

OK... that sounds about right.



ENTRY #807, 5:04pm
2/9/09




I can only shake my head when I come across this stuff — file under WTF? From Chooch in Michigan.



ENTRY #806, 3:03pm
2/5/09


I was just told by the in-house fact checker, Mettee, that it is indeed our very own Robbie McKinley who designed and built the Asphalt Anthology site. So I guess, essentially, we DID do it.... or, at least our extended family did.

Genius.

Check out Robbie's portfolio while you're out there.



ENTRY #805, 2:42pm
2/5/09




I thought this was pretty cool as a quick reference, or, how should I say, librarification of, Girl Film's history... at least the skating parts. Not sure who's behind it — it would be pretty smart if we were, but... maybe The Mez knows. Asphalt Anthology.

Librarification... how you like that Ringer? That's my word.



ENTRY #804, 10:02am
2/4/09


It feels great, Ringer, just great. One of my few remaining life goals fulfilled.


Check out some of the spots in this little teaser from Tapper, Gauvry Stephane in France... apparently, Sqy is the name of the place. I Google Earthed it — it's southwest of Paris and there's a train stop for it. Have fun.



ENTRY #803, 1:54pm
2/2/09


It took until February 2nd for anyone to tell me I was still posting with the date 2008. Does anyone read this shit?



ENTRY #802, 11:11am
1/30/09


This is pretty damn cool...



...just not sure what to think about the name. Thanks for the link, Mike at Kicker Films.


Thanks for all the great responses to entry #800 earlier this week. Lots of thoughtful stuff.

"You can't help but feel terrible once you look at the two side by side, it just shows you how truly unfair life really is. Those lucky kids in the first clip get a rad fountain to skate and ramp tramps to cheer them on... the guy in the second clip just has a car... lucky Afgans." —Gregory Pachell



ENTRY #801, 9:33am
1/27/09


Want to know the best thing about owning a $1,600.00 leather skateboard? Check out the trucks... Natalia Brilli is a damn genius. And Ringer certainly isn't going to be stoked about a little lamb giving it's own hide for this thing. (Thanks for the link, Tapper, Ben Naylor)



ENTRY #800, 9:38am
1/26/09


I'm going to start the week off with a study of contrasts. Let's hear your thoughts.







ENTRY #799, 3:08pm
1/21/09




Team Pain has made my dream come true... just need to get that red one shipped to San Pedro... thanks for the tip, Chris.



ENTRY #798, 11:14am
1/16/09




OK, this is what I want to know; when is someone going to DIY one of these wobbly waffer ledges. How fun would that be?



ENTRY #797, 3:09pm
1/15/09




Choose the caption:
1) They should give away t-shirts with these.
2) Sucks being land locked.
3) Duuuuuuude.
4) This is what Rick and Mike were up to yesterday.

I love Hershel. He's good for at least one link a day. Maybe I should hand over this column...

Naah.




"Gives a whole new meaning to skating marble." —Tapper, Kevin Kelly, Boulevard Skateshop



ENTRY #797, 9:55am
1/14/09




"Perfectly engineered truck, wheel and glass interplay, the 360 table is a grown up Lazy Susan that celebrates that instance of teenage rebellion. Taking seriously the claim that skating is a lifestyle, this piece accommodates and furnishes that life quite well."

Celebrate that instance for only $1,800. Go ahead. Stick it to The Man.



ENTRY #796, 3:01pm
1/06/09




I'm going to go ahead and say what I'm thinking. When don't I? This is fucking ridiculous. How much further could you go with collabs, co-marketed and "limited editions"? Not too much. The only redeeming thing here is that all the money is going to Free Arts NYC.

This thing/art piece, made by an individual (Loren Kulesus), on the other hand, is pretty amazing...



Come on, argue with me about it.





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