Yes. Yes we do. Both Timothy Johnson and Max Murphy now have pro model boards in our lineup—finally. You see, from day one of StrangeLove this has always been my goal, and I couldn't be happier with these two guys for making what may in fact have been a lifelong fantasy a very stoked reality.
Induction. That's a weird word, right? Or maybe only because we're hurtling toward that day known in the US of A as Thanksgiving and all my squeamish half-ass vegan brain can strain to do is associate it with convection ovens and that marvelous three-meat medley known as "turducken." But for today's purposes—even though I'm having a rather difficult time getting that Frankenstein-of-a-holiday-entree out of my head now—induction is defined as "theactionorprocess of inducting someone to a position or organization" with that someone being Jim Fitzpatrick and that organization being the Skateboarding Hall of Fame. Before I give Jim his justly due credit, though, Imma first gonna treat him like Taylor Swift, pull some Kanye-esque shit, and talk about myself. Why? Because I'm a hack fucking journalist who only knows how to write by making it all about me, me, me! So it goes.
I probably should have posted this a couple weeks back, but I don't always remember this site can also be used as a promotional news outlet. I mean, I do, sometimes, or rather mostly only when it comes down to significant product launches, but I'm also perpetually behind the eight ball in my StrangeLove tasks where everything seems to always have to come down right to the stressful fucking wire. That said, today's live wire of anxiety is the upcoming Designercon event in Anaheim, CA, this coming weekend.
I recognize that celebrating the penis isn’t in vogue these days, but this is an article about a very special penis. It’s about Chris Pontius’ penis and its role as the "Pontiusaurus" in Jackass Forever. About half of all humans on earth have a penis, and I would fancy a guess that about half of all animals on the planet have penises, so it’s no wonder so many people are tired of the penis—there are a lot of them out there. So I can certainly understand why someone would not be interested in reading this article. If you have an aversion to penises, please don’t read this article.
This seems like it should live here, yeah? Yeah. Fuck yeah. Of course it does! Special thanks to everyone at Stratosphere who had a helping hand in making this video/collaboration possible. Whoever came up with the whole "it takes a village" schtick was right on the money in terms of StrangeLove… we're like the Amish barn-raising outliers of the industry (even if the industry has no idea we're even a part of it).