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ALBEIT AMICABLE, REESE FORBES MADE THE SPLIT FROM long-time Element and is now thinkin' 'bout hippy-jumping his way on over to the new Deluxe-forwarded Matt Field/Nate Jones ensemble, as yet to be named. Whatevs though; it'll be rootsy and rockin' and radical, in a 12-string Zep-by-Lee Perry Echoplex kinda way.

Whether it be from haphazard bio-engineering or a mere piss in the gene pool, the Genetics program got the shit-can, leaving Bartie, Bucky, and other such notables scramblin' for some new footwear pseudo-science.

Glen E Friedman reportedly passed on participation in the Indy compendium book project on the grounds it was "too exploitive." GEF was last publicly seen at the AOL Time Warner Headquarters in NYC hobnobbing with HBO executives. Afterwards, the HBO high command, Friedman, and a director had dinner at NYC's Le Cirque, which is perhaps the most elitist, A-list eatery around.

DC has upstaked the legions by procuring the Hollywood shrine of Grauman's Chinese Theatre for their upcoming premiere. Word is, the LAPD are on alert for the up-in-it antics of the infamous Way Bros, Greg Hunt, Rob Dyrdek, Anthony Van Engelen, Josh Kalis and thousands (or more) of attack-mode skate fanatics. Seems even the publicity-hungry police chief Bratton may make a guest appearance.

MEDIA MESS

Media moralist and TV frontman John Walsh has a long track record of preaching about the evils of child abuse and individual irresponsibility From his pulpit as the host of Fox's America's Most Wonted, Walsh has demonstrated himself to be a standard bearer of the anti-street skate movement. In a supreme irony, Walsh broke his ankle while showboat skating for the cameras at the Chelsea Pier skate ramp. The occasion was a filming of Amazing Kids with Unbelievable Abilities, where 6-year-old Mitchie Brusco and 10-year-old Hanna Zanzi shut Walsh down by getting air while the wanna-be cop could not even roll in. The missing man formation was recently executed in Chino, CA by Eldridge, Koston and P-Rod in proud honor of the returned-from-seclusion Tom Penny. Other celebrants at Active Ride included misfits Grecs, Ellington and Reynolds.

The last dispatch from the tortured movie production of Lords of Dogtown claimed that Sony had shelved it "due to script concerns." This recent disclosure has inspired several rabid media wenches to offer cash incentives to anyone who could provide them with a copy of this "offensive" Stacy Peralta/Roger Avary screenplay which pundits are already calling "Animal Pulp Chindog Fiction." EBay pirates such as the ubiquitous Sarge, Dicky Discount, and Barfly are all claiming that a for-sale copy exists and will soon rear its ugly head. Sony partisans are said to be in a "suppress any and all information" mood. Since then it has been revealed that ex skate distributor turned professional surf scribe Sam George had been seen scouring Baja with director David Fincher. Seemingly, the pair and their attendant convoy of various hangers-on were looking for spots to build period-specific pools and a clone of the POP Pier.

BACK IS THE USSR

Mischa Vucovich is notorious for his Soviet cultural leanings. Some observers are now wondering if Mild's Eastern Euro orientation is starting to hijack 411 Video's editorial position.

In particular, Around the World II's Polish extravaganza follows Ed Selego, Justin Strubing, Mike Rusczyk, Stefan Janoski, Kristian Svitak, and Aaron Suski as they terrorize all of the buffed marble monuments of Warsaw's former Commie Block terrain. Svitak's tour through the bone and ash at the Nazi death camps of Birkenau and Auschwitz is most disturbing.

Osiris has secured the services of Diego "Bucha" Bucchieri. Expect the Argentinian Butcher to be heavily flogged by Magnusson and company. shoe in the Fall, with other super-exciting team additions to be named at a later date.

MATRIX VIRUS

Eric Matthies, erstwhile skate director who survived the rigors of Chicago, Rocco and Vallely work, once fled to Australia where he tortured Keeanu Reeves about the actor's aversion to things board-oriented. Currently, Matthies is still linked up to Reeves via the Matrix docu he's been grinding out since 1997. EM's footage has been showing up on MTV, Dateline, Charlie Rose, ET. Access Hollywood, and other places. How long will Eric stay on this project? Expect a final cut in 2005. Then he is said to be continuing labor on the even longer in production Wing Ko: 20 Years of Windy City Skating piece.

Steve Olson took all of the profits from his art sales in Reggie Barnes emporium of rolling goods and vanished deep into Hollywood where he is supposed to now be studio-bound. Bulky emerged at a tweaky MTV Music Awards show where he worked the open bar and laughed while a guy who looked just like Kris Markovich tag-tandemed with Pink on stage.

MORE CORE

So they used to call it sidewalk surfing? More literal than lateral is the latest product offering from Skate One, which has been said to be a subsidiary of Skate One, which in turn is reputed to be somehow connected to the mysto Powell Corporation. Boneville is dropping a Robert August model longboard. This is probably one for the Guinness Book of World Records as Robert, the star of the 1964 movie Endless Summer, has got to be pushing 55 years of age. Maybe the ancient cinema star Animal Chin needed company at the seniors' home?

DAILY DOSE

Lowest mass media slurs of late? The Old Spice skater endorsement? Or Chris Rock's NBC broadcast description of "Tony Hawk's smell is like a seal?" An underground economy has emerged which is propelled by the gray-market selling of Corey Duffel vinyl punching bags. A certain ill-spoken-of skate house in Huntington Beach is believed to now display a genitally-enhanced Duffel unit equipped with vibrator and ample foam lips from a Marilyn Love Doll.

It's not that Greg Carroll has gone slick. Not exactly, but how do you explain his propensity for party endorsement at uber-visible venues like the Conga Room? "Tha Stopper Party" spun with the G-crew, Angel Biotek, and Frank 151 all on the front line. The philosophical Carroll floated between the hip-hop stage and the den of Salsa.

LOVE ME

"Markovich might be more Hollywood on the natch than the snatch."

Steve Olson

"I Love this person, this person is me."

Greg S Carroll

"He has done more for skateboarding than any human ever, There is nothing he can't do on a skateboard."

Tony Hawk corporate promo

"I plan to talk about safety issues and missing children."

John Walsh

"Beat it like a wrestling coach."

Todd Swank

"What do you get when you cross a drunk kid in West Virginia with a skateboard and a ramp? Stupid stunts caught on tape."

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