Friday, May 30, 2008

TOM GAWCZYNSKI


My old friend Tom Gawczynski has been shooting photos for quite a while. Peep his site or check for his photos in Stuck Magazine.

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

STAINING SPAIN


In celebration of the one year anniversary of our trip to Spain, we present you with this article highlighting some of our adventures there. Thanks to everyone involved for helping make it one of the best trips possible. Enjoy!

BELATED BLOG


Happy belated birthday Jack! We totally dropped the blog on this one. Note: Jack is the slightly more handsome fellow on the left.

Monday, May 26, 2008

ROCK AND ROLL BY JOEL DODSON



Not only can Joel do rock and rolls, but he also LITERALLY rock and rolls. If you don't believe us, come hear his band Tell Tale Heart this Saturday at their CD release party. They'll be playing at Cicero's and tickets are $8. First one at the door to do a nollie tre bomb gets a song dedicated to them by Joel.

CHUBBY BABY ALERT!




Sean, his wife Ryan, and their wonderfully chubby baby were in for the weekend. It was super good to see them. In fact, Guy was so inspired by Sean's epic dadness that he's looking into adopting a little buddy for himself.

Sunday, May 25, 2008

DADWISH


Dear Sean,
After group discussion of your latest sequence, we've decided that it would've come out much better if you'd been carrying your baby girl in one hand and a beer in the other. It would've projected that living-on-the-edge/FTW image that the kids are so into these days.

At the very least, get a papoose, preferably a studded leather one.

Just a thought,
Yr pals at Pretty

P.S. We still love you.

Thursday, May 22, 2008

BOTTOM FEEDERS!!!


Ah, Trivia Night: kick back, get a drink, eat some bar food, and get frustrated. With plenty of questions from the weakest of categories (really, Robert Downey Jr. movie taglines? Events of 1976? Celebrities' eyes?), you're constantly left wracking your brain for answers. Seriously, who knows this stuff!?

Bottom Feeders, that's who!!! After months of trying to win Lemmon's Wednesday Night Trivia, our underdog crew finally picked a good team name and rose up to smash the heavy-hitting competition of Sexual Vietnam and Bukkake Tsunami (yuck!), ultimately claiming the grand prize of a pizza and a case of beer. We came, we knew the answers, we kicked y'allz asses. BRAGGIN' RITES, BITCH!

Bottom Feeders are: David, Guy, Sarah, Katie, Chelsea, and Stewart.

Jason, Jessie, Jon, where the hell were you?

Now who's up for some shuffleboard?

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

DEEP AND MEANINGFUL

It's been said before, and there is some truth to it--skate videos and pornos have much in common. They are preDOMINANTly watched by MALES, feature tons of TRICKS, often contain SADO-MASOCHISM, and are typically crammed to the gills with RAW ACTION.

All jokes aside though, skate videos have one key ingredient that porno lacks: Love. Skaters DO IT for the love.

And as part of our ongoing efforts to spread the love, you should know about Escapist, a top-notch shop located in Kansas City. The title of their first video, Fourteen Deep, may or may not be a sly reference to the skate/porno phenomenon. And while we can't be sure about that, we can tell you that the video features a MAMMOTH team of ROUGH-RIDING rippers, plenty of amazinG SPOTs, and a couple of MONEY SHOT parts courtesy of Ryan Pearce and a BARELY LEGAL Sean Malto. You should get yourself a copy, pronto. To do so, go to their site, or HEAD over to your local shop, Infinity, and spread the love on both sides of the state simultaneously. We're feeling warm already.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

DON'T MESS WITH SEAN


Sean Cummings will be visiting from Texas soon, along with his lovely wife and the cute baby they made. We can't wait! Heelflip manual, sequence by Grizz.

A RATHER RANDY INTERVIEW


Check out Randy's interview over at the Ezekiel site where he dishes about celebrity sightings, skating, and more! Photo by Mike Stanfield.

Sunday, May 18, 2008

BEACHMASTER


When he's not cab flipping over the pyramid at Wilson park in Chicago, Kyle Beachy is writing. A lot. His first novel, The Slide, hits shelves early next year. We suggest you go purchase it. In the meantime, check out his website, where he will be putting up a page a week for your perusal. Photo by Grizz.

Thursday, May 15, 2008

LOCH NESS?



A Troy McCay sighting is rare enough, but within the city limits? 'Bout like seeing ol' Nessie in the Mississippi. This one's sure to make Wissman jizz. Sequence by The Loc-Nar, portrait by Bobby.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

ST. LOUIS HILLBILLIES


Video by Mr. David Uthus.

Monday, May 12, 2008

LAKAI CONTEST



A while back Crailtap had a contest to design a Lakai shoe based on a movie... any movie. My pal Steve and I both made submissions but were totally denied. Admittedly my Braveheart interpretation is pretty bad, but Cool Runnings, how could you not get behind that?! -Bob

Friday, May 9, 2008

MY SHAME: THE PRETTY BLOG EXCLUSIVE WORLD PREMIERE!

I was asked to do a trick tip on a trick I'll never be good at, so naturally the best time to do it was early in the morning, on a windy day, severely hung over. Sometimes knowing what not to do is the best place to start. video

Thursday, May 8, 2008

GOOD VS. EVIL


If these Bobby and Guy were in an old western, who would be the good guy and who would be the bad guy?

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

MR. POPULAR


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Past straight-edger and the most popular guy on the blog, Bobby Digital Markstainer is caught getting his blunts at the tennis courts. Busted. Cell-philmed by David.

Monday, May 5, 2008

COLONEL MUSTARD PANTS







This spot was "steeped" in radness. First off, Randy decided not to follow the trend of actually skating the bank, and instead chose to drop into it somehow. Then he immediately checked the cell phone footage with Art and Jeff. Meanwhile, Gabe Kehoe is practically dropping in on the way down from this massive frontside wallride. Sublette came through with a blunt to fakie right before he left town, and Guy got this 5-0 with ease. But who killed the session in the end you ask? Why it was Colonel Mustard Pants with the backside slasher of course. Gabe Photo by Bobby, all others by Worful.

REPRESENTATIVE PARKING


Joe represents so well he's got a special parking space at every spot he goes to. He's really that good.

BUDDY LINE


Dudes of a feather film together. David and Jack, photo by Grizz.

Friday, May 2, 2008

ACTION JACKSON


Joe Jackson! The legend himself. Frontside tailslide bigspin out. Sequence by Grizz.

QUITE THE REGGIE

Here's Art's latest promo for his video Quite the Video. This time it features the one, the only, Reggie.

Thursday, May 1, 2008

YOU CAN TEACH AN OLD BOB OLD TRICKS


It has come to our attention that Bobby can do wallrides. The world of skateboarding is a better place now. Photo by Grizz.

THE CHAMP


Frontside Zurheide. Need we say more? Photo by Worful.