...yeah, yeah, yeah. it's cheesy and gay. i AM lame for liking Christina Aguilera. whatever. heard it all before. i used to like her a bunch. like the music. the looks didn't hurt either. i had trading cards, a calendar, a c.d., a REMIX c.d......so i was kinda in there as far as fanship goes...besides, those were the Seaboard days...shit was always weird and i wasn't the weirdest in the bunch...my friend Lee Bender worked at the Barnes And Noble on Ponce...probably like a week...not a bad stretch of employment at the time...i mean, he DID go get a job...however, he showed up at the apartment the night he quit with this 4' x4' bad ass promo thing he stole from the window display on his way out...he drove a tiny ass convertible Miata and drove through the city holding this thing in the passenger seat.....hilarious! and i was so so stoked! this thing quickly found a spot in the living room and there she sat til we all moved out....now she's in the basement...i'm still petitioning for her to be bumped up to the living room...girlfriend says no.....
...after Seaboard, Lee moved to AZ and i've rarely seen him. every so often he pops up in the mags...but then i hear he had M.S. and shit wasn't the same with him...not sure of the severity of it, but i do know those hospital bills are expensive and he didn't have insurance....I heard Real was doing a board to help with his bills and the ole "no-brainer"... bought this shit for full price! 47$....also came with all the Rise Skateshop vids and a "best of" type thing of Lee....stokage....this is a permanent wall fixture....thanks for everything Lee...hope shit's going well!
slapstik skateboards mission statement
Slapstik Skateboards arose from a series of drawings called 101 Alternate Uses for the Human Body. Slapstik's graphics were originally composed of violent acts centered on floating pastel backgrounds. As time went on, short stories and ramblings related to the drawings began to fill the backgrounds leading to more words than pictures, ultimately ending the 30 deck run. The success of Slapstik suspended the company's scheduled end in 2006, and resulted in Slapstik of the Living Dead. SSLD's concept was to recreate the original Slapstik series with a George Romero living dead twist, which ran from 2006 to 2009. The Living Dead series was soon followed by the fairy tales and fables of Mother Goose and the Brothers Grimm which illustrated classic fables and tales in a modern setting. In 2010, Slapstik returned to the pastel back drops and absurd visuals started in 2001, with animals engaging in foolish human acts in a series simply called Animals. The mission of Slapstik Skateboards is very simple. We will make fun of you.