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Written & Directed by Jared Varava

An Illusion of Movement

Directed, Filmed, & Edited by Charles Lanceplaine

This is a really cool doc I just watched about skateboarding in Shanghai.

Directed by Joe Stakun

In reaction to the big business run companies of BMX in the early 90’s, 17-year-old Steve Crandall started a company of his own called Fat Bald Men (FBM). What began as selling t-shirts out of a backpack has turned into one of the most well respected DIY bicycle companies around. Through fortune and misfortune follow FBM through their 15 years of mayhem as told by Steve Crandall and the rest of the BMX bicycle community from close friends to influential Icons like Dave Mirra and Mat Hoffman.

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Epicly Later’d – Another round of skateboarders doing everything but skating.


As the world turns its attention to South Africa for the 2010 World Cup, the focus will be on many of the brightest stars in soccer like Chelsea players Didier Drogba (first) and Michael Essien and Inter Milan’s Samuel Eto’o. In this episode of Vanguard, Mariana van Zeller explores the dark side to the sport’s global popularity; what has been called “the new slave trade.”

No Mas Presents: Dock Ellis & The LSD No-No

In celebration of the greatest athletic achievement by a man on a psychedelic journey, No Mas and artist James Blagden proudly present the animated tale of Dock Ellis’ legendary LSD no-hitter. In the past few years we’ve heard all too much about performance enhancing drugs from greenies to tetrahydrogestrinone, and not enough about performance inhibiting drugs. If our evaluation of the records of athletes like Mark McGwire, Roger Clemens, Marion Jones, and Barry Bonds needs to be revised downwards with an asterisk, we submit that that Dock Ellis record deserves a giant exclamation point. Of the 263 no-hitters ever thrown in the Big Leagues, we can only guess how many were aided by steroids, but we can say without question that only one was ever thrown on acid.

Sadly, the great Dock Ellis died last December [2008] at 63. A year before, radio producers Donnell Alexander and Neille Ilel, had recorded an interview with Ellis in which the former Pirate right hander gave a moment by moment account of June 12, 1970, the day he no-hit the San Diego Padres. Alexander and Ilels original four minute piece appeared March 29, 2008 on NPRs Weekend America. When we stumbled across that piece this past June, Blagden and Isenberg were inspired to create a short animated film around the original audio.

Business Casualley Cat

When: Saturday May 22nd
Start: 6pm
Location: Freedom Plaza
Cost: $6
After Party: Fight Club (10pm)

DC streatwear brand DURKL released a waterproof messenger backpack today in collaboration with German outdoor goods brand Ortlieb. via Highsnobiety