The movie Waiting… was a surprise hit for me. I downloaded it because I wanted something to watch on a lazy sunday afternoon and was quite surprised that it was actually pretty good. I could’ve known since it’s inspired by Clerks, wich happens to be my favorite movie of all time. After a while the first rumors of a sequel to Waiting… popped up. Dubbed Still Waiting… it was supposed to take place the day after Waiting… Most of the original cast would have a ‘day off’ so they could introduce some new characters.
Yesterday I stumbled upon the DVD rip of Still Waiting and was kinda dissapointed. The events in the sequel take place a few years after the original and the movie is a bit ‘cheaper’. They threw in a Hooters-like place next door (hot girls = sales) and the characters are not as lovable as in the first one. Also, the story is quite weak and the original castmembers that returned are not as strong as they were in Waiting… Plus the whole vibe of the work place and the things that happen during a day is lost. I guess that’s just how it goes with (comedy) sequels, they never live up to your expectations.
Fan-made, but still this is one of the saddest things I’ve ever seen:
On a lighter note, here are 25 awesome (real) Calvin and Hobbes strips.
The Nike Pocketknife for example. Or the new City Knife, which is a completely foldable shoe. Those who visit the main sneakerblogs have already seen the full version so I decided to put up a pic of the prototype:
I love technical shoes and this screams ‘buy me!’. Take the insole out, fold it up and stick it pretty much wherever. Brilliant.
See pics of the first sketch and final product, plus more background info at Metropolis Mag
Damn, I told myself I wasn’t going to maar too much ‘look what cool product is coming out soon’ posts. More fail, woohoo!
Enjoi is one of my favorite company’s out there. Great humor, great ads, great team, even the size labels in the tees are worth reading. The new Spring 09 catalog just dropped online and showed a bunch of great designs, with this being my favorite. Half Clogs? Genius.
Check out the full catalog here
Damn, this video is awesome. I only knew the original by Alphaville (wich actually is a pretty dope song) but apperently this Aussie band called Youth Group made a cover for it a couple of years ago for an episode of The O.C. The footage in the video they made for it all comes from the 1975 Australian skateboarding championship and for some reason fits the song perfectly. I’m not going to lie, I got a bit of that warm, fuzzy feeling when I saw this, even though the song isn’t as good as the original (wich was used for Getz’s part in DVS Skate More). Enjoy.
After Bueno ended, Michael Sieben started a new company called Roger. By far one of the most fun skateboardcompanies out there. They bring back the good old days when skating wasn’t so damn serious. Also, they have an great way of sponsoring: Every month people send in footie and the best guy becomes fully sponsored for 4 weeks and gets the title Roger of the Month. Anyway, check out their website and especially the ad section, laughs or at least smiles are guaranteed.
So yeah, finally a Dutch premiere for Mind Field. While the Belgians were able to see the movie for free and drink some complementary beers during the screening, us Dutchies (known for the fact we’re cheapskates) have to cough up 5 euro’s. Now I know, 5 euro’s ain’t shit and it’s screened in a commercial venue, but for some reason we get the movie way later then the rest of Europe, and according to the AWS site they all get free screenings. Now why would I wait and pay 5 euro’s if I can order the DVD + book at Slam City for a little over 20 euro’s? I’d have the movie before the screening as well. I can appreciate the time and effort the guys and gals at Toms skateshop in Amsterdam put in setting this up (there’s a best trick contest earlier that day, competing will give you free access to the movie later that night), but it’s just a classic too little to late for yours truly.