A 13-year-old Connecticut boy is in the hospital after setting
himself on fire to recreate a stunt he had seen on MTV's Jackass.
MTV's excuse: "Tina Exarhos said the show includes
written and verbal disclaimers warning that the stunts are performed
by experts and that viewers should not try to recreate them."
Yeah, that will work.
War In Yuba City
Police in Yuba City, CA have been harrassing skateboarders
at the park so much that a battle has broken out. When ever vadalism
occurs at San Brannan Park the police shut down the attached skatepark
on the assumption that skateboarders caused the problems.
On Snowboard Attack?
Heavily-armed police were manning check points at ski lifts and
cablecar stations yesterday as anti-capitalist demonstrators who
were banned from protesting at the World Economic Forum
in Davos, Switzerland were rumored to be entering the exclusive
resort on snowboards, skis, and hanggliders.
Big Brother's Crap Premieres
Tony Hawk and "Johnny Knoxville" were
just two of the skate luminaries who swarmed LA's Mayan Theater
January 25th, to view the latest bit of sketch comedy and skateboarding
from the bastard children of Larry Flynt. The Dimwits
and The Smut Peddlers played and many people drank far
too much. "That's the great thing about Red Bull and vodka,"
one person said. "You can get falling down drunk without
Profiled In Globe and Mail
Allan Maki of the Globe
and Mail used Jasey Jay Anderson's Who
Am I on TWsnow.com
as a lead to a pretty cool profile of French Canadian racer Jasey
The Mirror reports that Courtney Love, in Park City
for the Sundance Film Festival took a break from the Hollywood
scene to have a snowboard lesson. Let's all pray that she hated
Snowboarder Dreams of Olympics
There is really no chance that 35-year-old David Hunter
will make but he likes to dream big. Blind since 12 he says he
doesn't think 360s or 540 will be particularly difficult for him
to learn. But then again, he's never seen anyone snowboard.
And The Z-Boys Rocks Sundance
The film by Stacy Peralta and Craig Stecyk (and
narrated by Sean Penn) premiered last weekend at the Sundance
Film Festival and everyone was there for the party Sunday
night including; Stacy, Craig, Tony Hawk, Nathan Pratt,
Skip Engblom, Jeff Ho, and Tony Alva. Fu
Manchu played and we wish we'd been there. Seriously.
-The back story
She's worked at Powder, written for most every sports magazine
in the world, and founded W.I.G. Magazine. Now Kathleen
Gasperini and a group of friends from Seattle is launching
a new network of sites and a completely new version of WIGmag.com.
We caught up with her online.
Most Literate Surfer?
Swell's Nick Carroll recently called Cosmic
Banditos author Allan Weisbecker "arguably
the most literate surfer on the planet." While that's an
argument we might enjoy getting into, you really should read Nick's
side of the story.
Psychologist-turned-inventor Roger Adams thinks he may
have launched the next big thing. Too bad the Heelie looks
like it may knock the Soap Shoe from its title as the "dumbest
product ever exhibited at ASR".
coverage from Seattle
Times Picks Up Cortez Banks Story
Looks like the Surfing Magazine/Swell crew has done a good
job of getting the word out on their trip to the Cortez Banks.
The LA Times was so excited that it had staff writer Joe
Mozingo rewrite Evan Slater's Swell story just for
Converse Files Chapter Something
The company that manufactured the shoes that Kurt Cobain
died in (black, suede One Stars) has filed for bankruptcy protection.
Add Converse to the list of manufacturers who owned the
skateboard market by default and then lost it all.
Keeps Shark Hunters Aloft
Aerial shark patrols will resume along Adelaide's beaches after
shark reports and exceptionally warm weather are keeping people
at the beaches longer.
Gets A Skatepark
After years of being home to some of the biggest names in skateboarding
the City of Oceanside dedicates its "temporary" skatepark.
Surrounds "Ginger" Project
"One picture resembles a scooter. Another looks like a snowboard,
or perhaps a personal hovercraft, with a ball-like device projecting
from the bottom." But just what is Dean Kamen's newest
Scores On Sunday TV Ratings
It was beaten down by the Ravens-Raider game by a factor of 54,
however, the US Snowboard Grand Prix which aired on NBC
scored a .4 share or 1 rating point last Sunday beating out the
Senior PGA preview show, and PGA qualifying. Even
funnier, Ford's Skiing show scored 0 rating points.
Beach Murder Mystery
Warning, this story has absolutely nothing to do with normal Sacklunch
topics, however, it pretty much sums up what fluf lead
singer O has often said, "All the Assholes Live In Newport."
Season Great for North Shore
The winter season brings loads of people to the North Shore and
businesses are thriving. Duh.
Rocks The Palace?
What do Galactic, Les Claypool's Frog Brigade, and
Lake Trout have to do with snowboarding? Can someone
explain the idea behind the "snocore" tour please? We don't get
Ben Marcus Report
Johnson Blowing Up
Scuttle From Surf Expo
Previous Bags o' Crapola:
-January 23, 2000
-January 16, 2000
-December 22, 2000
-December 6, 2000
Special thanks: to Jim Romenesko's MediaGossip.com.