CRETIN: /kret'in/, /kree'tn/, n.
Congenital loser; an obnoxious person; someone who can't do anything right

CONCRETIN: /kahn'kret'in/, /kahn'kree'tn/, n.
Cretin who loves to skate concrete

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Catching Up

I hate missing any session. I especially hate it when it is due to work. I missed a killa sesh on Philthy's ramp last Friday and I am still lamenting it. I wasn't really even working - I was waiting. I was sitting in the Memphis Airport waiting for a plane. Ugh!

Oh well. I got to put in some solid skate hours on Saturday and got to hang with the Homeys on multiple occasionsover the weekend so, I guess I can stop complaining. I didn't take any footage or pics of the mayhem last weekend, so, here's a couple o' things that should have been posted long ago:

First, a failed attempt to skate Davenport, IA. I had an infamous Skidzilla Bid-nez Trip to IA. I landed at the Eastern Iowa Airport the SUnday before my meeting. I bee-lined it to pick up OMA-member and all-around good guy Frogwing at his place in Iowa City. We hopped on I-80 and headed east till we got to River Road in downtown Davenport - so close to the skatepark you could smell the concrete. Strange, all the roads were closed - and there was lots and lots of water everywhere. We circled around and got close enough to walk to the park. The park was netted off and the people across the street from the park (and river) were building their very own levee. How high's the water, mama? About 12 feet high and rising that day. Things got much worse in June. Here's the comic that sums the odysee.

Next up: The Gimp Hits The Ville. After a long winter hiatus, Gimpy hit the crete with a vengence. He was nice enough to let me pinch his photos before he left. And since his slack-ass has failed to post 'em, I guess it is up to me. So, Read On:

Finally, a little "Portland Revisited." Here's a video from the local news channel. It is a feature on MC, Mark Conahan. MC was one of my gracious hosts in Portland and the man who granted me two wishes; he turned me into a cartoon, and got me back to Burside where I gained (some) self-respect. My other host, Rich Burton of Earth Patrol Media, is also featured in the vid. It is very cool! Check it while it's good.


  • At 7:08 AM, Blogger gimpinainteasy said…

    Cheers to MC!!! That's just awesome. I love how his buddy takes advantage of the break my bro's balls on TV opportunity and calls him old and rickety. I love the look on his face after he says that, HaHa.

  • At 7:08 AM, Blogger gimpinainteasy said…

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  • At 3:39 PM, Blogger DeadBrinley said…

    Man, I want to skate so bad. I promised I would be down there this weekend but just didn't have the strength. But I'm taking my iron pills and I'm doing my best to get back to 100%. I've even put aside my differences with mammals and have been feasting on red meat to hasten things along. Sorry I missed you Gimpy but look forward to skating with you soon.


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