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Sacklunch 1.5: September 28, 1999

Sacklunch 1.5: September 28, 1999

by The Editors on September 28, 1999

Latest Update: September 28, 1999

Helmet Citations Down In Mission Viejo Park
Things are looking up. Orange County kids are wearing their helmets. What a deal.

ASR Coverage A Little Late
The Orange County Register decides to cover the ASR Show as “millennial fashions.”

Gotcha Glacier Rolls On
Those wacky billionaires are still at it–trying to buy the Angels, the Ducks, and finance the first indoor snowboard and surf facility in the United States. Dream a little dream.

Pipedragon Inventor Dies of Cancer
Doug Waugh helped snowboarding like no one else by creating a machine that could cut perfect halfpipes. We will miss him.

Multi-Sport Madness in Zurich
Swiss sportos put on a big weekend of snow, skate, BMX madness called Freestyle.CH. It rocks.

A Computer Genius Who Snowboards
Philippe Kahn programmed one of the first personal computers, now he’s developing wireless Net technology that could unchain people from their PCs. In his spare time he snowboards. It’s a slim connection but it works.

Church Opens Skatepark to the Public

When Sunland skaters had no place to skate, the Foursquare Church came to the rescue.

Interview with a Moondoggie

James Darren recounts the days of Beach Blankets, surf films and playing one of surfing’s most memorable archetypes in a short interview with the Chicago Sun Times.
Random Quote
“Although she’s easily the smartest, most appealing character here, he’s a low-end yutz with no visible prospects, yet another of TV’s adult man-children whom you could envision going to bed with his skateboard.” —LA Times review of the new TV Show Cold Feet.

Jason Lee in Hit Movie Mumford
It looks like the pro-skater turned actor has another hit on his hands with Lawrence Kasdan’s Mumford. And again, he gets to ride his skateboard on camera.

Brian Wilson Parts Ways with Producer
The king of surf music part ways with producer Joe Thomas and put his 23-room Chicago mansion up for sale.

Police Log
“Pacific Coast Highway: A skateboarder challenged a man to a fight when he was asked to quiet down in the 700 block at 12:59 a.m. Tuesday.”–HB Independent.

Byrne Wins NSSA Opener
HB high school’s Micah Byrne takes NSSA season opener with a big win at Salt Creek.

Kids Riding Skateboards Before Attack
A St. Paul Minnesota 9-year-old girl was “gang raped” by the neighborhood kids and the community is still stunned.

Ski Resorts Hiring “Seniors”
Old people make great resort workers according to Mammoth Mountain’s Bill Medove.

Random Quote
“Confused? Well so am I, and I’ve read the blasted thing. Reading James Joyce while skateboarding through rush-hour traffic would have been a less arduous task.” Richard Roeper review of Ronald Reagan Biography in the Chicago Sun Times.

Richard Schmidt Asked About Future
When the San Jose Mercury News wants to know about the future, who do they ask? A Nor-Cal big wave surfer, that’s who.

Surfwear Hits the Fashion Scene

It looks like New York is on surfing’s tip again. Seems like every ten years the “important” designers actually acknowledge something we’ve known forever: fashion is created by action sports. Period.

Random Quote
Stephen King, 52, has kept his sense of humor throughout the ordeal. He joked that he must wear wide-bottomed skateboard pants to cover a metal device that surrounds his injured leg.” –AP story on the horror writer’s recovery.

Exit Real World’s Missy Samiee
Strother Takes Rusty Newport Pro-Am
Denver All NIMBY on Skatepark

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