Friday, February 24, 2017

february twenty-fourth

Five for February 24th:

Annoying eBayers of the decade. The award goes to people who pull pages out of old issues of skate magazines and try to sell them for $6.99 apiece.

The daily grind. Fun afternoon jam at White Birch yesterday with Brian- who broke the nose off his board on a judo air- and busted out a few post-coffee freestyle moves this morning before heading in.

Quote of the day. "What's going down at Standing Rock illustrates what is now an undeniable truth in American life: What corporations want, corporations get. People do not matter; non-human species do not matter; the past does not matter; the future does not matter; treaties do not matter; you do not matter; I do not matter. What corporations want, corporations get. They are more important than you, than me, than 3.5 billion years of Earth life striving, flowering, creating abundance and beauty. We are witness to the end of this political system. It is completely unmasked. There is no kindly Democrat glossing over its terror, its rapaciousness. This nation was founded upon lies and plunder and greed. It is time to abandon the aims of this corporate nation state. America failed. No: it was designed to be one long and merciless failure." -Dan Hanrahan

Cool stuff. Ranchito with Tom, new issue of Thrasher, free Powell Supreme sticker, Mongoose En Costa Rica- Part 1, hearing George get better at talking by the day.

Weekend action. Cold weather (though still mild for February) is creeping back in, so outdoor activities may be somewhat limited. That said, Lisa’s rescheduled work holiday party at Dressel’s, Hell Night at Firebird, swimming/hot-tubbing at the Y, and a trip to Home Depot are all in the cards.

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