Rumormonger: Harassed Skater Bois Spotted With a Real Photographer

From Mission Mistaken:

On my way home today, I swear to god I saw our skater boys from the ‘SFPD arrest of skater punks’ video from a few days back.

North of the Market St. Safeway, a few blocks off of Duboce Park.

If I’m not mistaken, they were about to be photographed by what appeared to be a REAL photographer.

If anyone has the inside scoop, I’m sure my fellow (long suffering) MM readers would love to get the skinny.

I’m too lazy to do any real research on this*, but I’d put my bets on the Chronicle doing a followup story in which they don’t credit us with breaking the story.  Either that or TLC was shooting the promotional photos for the upcoming reality show, A Day In The Life of Some Skaters Kinda Made Famous By a Minor Local News Controversy.

* Commenters and tipsters, do your thing

The Chili Bowl Was More Awesome Than I Ever Could Have Imagined

Jon Bauer photographing the Chili BowlPhoto by Jon Bauer

The Chili Bowl was an incredible way to squander away a Saturday afternoon: water balloons full of beer, a blood geyser coming out of a guy’s head, filthy jokes from the announcers, a punk band playing awesome songs like “you are dead, motherfucker” and “crack on Mission St.” within a few dozen yards of a playground full of children, and, of course, skateboarding.  This is definitely my kind of place.

If anyone doubted Allan’s recommendation of the park, you need to check Potrero del Sol out.  It is like Dolores Park, only it’s not full of trash, dead grass, cops, it doesn’t smell like urine, and there is actually interesting shit going on.  It even has its own miniature hipster hill, affectionately known as “lurker hill” by the announcers, where one can flaunt their keen sense of retro bicycle-parts aesthetic and complete apathy towards skateboarding while unfettering, drinking  and carousing.

lurker hill at Potrero del Sol

Anyways, I shot some SICK phone-video of the competition.  Sadly, my camera does not have a fisheye lens and I still know nothing about making skateboarding videos.  Bon appetit.

(link – YouTube)

I Cannot Wait For the Chili Bowl

I hope to watch more people get decked like the guy at 2:40.

Also, see how many “whoas” from the sidelines you can count.

(YouTube – Thanks freakbeatfuzz!)