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Stoked & Broke: Do It For Dale

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"DO IT FER DAAAAALE!" It's the kind of expression that can fire up, or confuse a person. It's brilliant, actually. Dale Earnhardt liked to go fast. So fast, that if he were to make a mistake, he would roll the dice on his own life. Speed! It fucking rules! Unfortunately Dale made a right hand turn after making a career going left, and he rolled snake eyes. ~~~~8 

"Wow, did Jon just draw out a snake? What a fucking tool." If you said anything like that in regards to what you've read so far, suck my ass, and quit being such a fucking boner. That's why no one wants to hang with your cry baby ass. Get off the couch too, you lazy sack of shit. You're becoming that cliche old boring loser you made fun of as a kid. Sorry, I like snakes. Moving on.

Christian Pudy is credited for the saying. A colorful personality who's vocabulary throws most off, but beneath lies a genuine person who cares about those around him, and he's fucking hilarious! 

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The past couple months have been spent skating as much as possible with Christian, Tony Cesario, Jeff Hines, and Jay Bird. With a rotating cast of characters every session, it's been refreshing to be around people stoked to be outside rolling around. We've also been fortunate enough to be invited to several events, week after week. Stuffing into a car like sardines, driving out to hang and skate with some pretty amazing people.

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I'll take this moment to point out that I haven't been shooting too many photos lately. Because I've been filming friends skate for a change. It's pretty frustrating and honestly pretty humbling after watching how people film, edit, and put together an idea. Filmers are weird fucking people too, man. How they function in society is completely beyond me. Also! Getting goofy calls from people who normally ignore you, in hopes of getting a clip they can post on social media. Boy does that make you feel good. All in all it's been a fun experience, so I have no complaints (fuck you Kyle).

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 Heres  Yonte , enjoying the perks of being a member of The 800 Club. A group of individuals who strive for success and a better living. Sometimes that includes smoking cigars behind a storage facility.

Heres Yonte, enjoying the perks of being a member of The 800 Club. A group of individuals who strive for success and a better living. Sometimes that includes smoking cigars behind a storage facility.

 Here's  Kevin  wearing a funny fucking shirt that he drew up. Keep an eye out for em. For future product drops, it's going to be a small run of stuff online, hopefully get shit stocked at skate shops, liquor stores, and maybe have a few at events. Whatever. Might do women's tanks and shit too. We'll see.

Here's Kevin wearing a funny fucking shirt that he drew up. Keep an eye out for em. For future product drops, it's going to be a small run of stuff online, hopefully get shit stocked at skate shops, liquor stores, and maybe have a few at events. Whatever. Might do women's tanks and shit too. We'll see.

 Not a make, but a fun spot to shoot at. Also, I did not know that Trevor's real name is  C . Like, the fucking letter, C! 

Not a make, but a fun spot to shoot at. Also, I did not know that Trevor's real name is C. Like, the fucking letter, C! 

  Corey's  been busy with working at dead serious tattoos and even bartending at Demmas. He's there every Wednesday for dollar drafts. "Wait, did you just say" YES DOLLER DRAFTS YOU STUPID FUCK. He also hosts shows there as well, and the owner used to hang with GG Allin back in the day. She's so nice.

Corey's been busy with working at dead serious tattoos and even bartending at Demmas. He's there every Wednesday for dollar drafts. "Wait, did you just say" YES DOLLER DRAFTS YOU STUPID FUCK. He also hosts shows there as well, and the owner used to hang with GG Allin back in the day. She's so nice.

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It's been rough keeping up with this site lately in hopes of not unvieling too much of what we've been up to. But I am interested in hearing what you have to say. So shoot me a message if you wanna write something. It's hard, but even after this haphazard ass fucking mess of grammer, I feel better. 

So in parting. If you weigh 140 lbs, and you chug a 40. That's the 10 to 1 ratio (maybe not, I don't fucking know) of a baby chugging a bottle of milk. Think about that. A baby just chugs a fucking 40 like a champ, and passes out. Until they wake up, and shit themselves. Babies are truly, like drunk adults. 

Crossroads

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Getting t-boned by a car sounds like a pretty nice way to go out. You’re driving down the street, singing along to Usher, when a 18 wheeler comes crashing into your door at 50 miles an hour. Just like that, you’re gone.

There won’t be any preachy eulogy of how you could’ve led a better life or stepped on the brake pedal faster. It was a freak accident that you may or may have not been secretly wishing would happen.

Dealing with someone’s death is pretty heavy given how they went out. Be it overdose, suicide, or even a heart attack. As selfish as it may sound, it makes us re-examine our own lives. What can we do to make sure we don’t end up underground?

People are creatures of habits, but the interesting thing is that everyone’s is different. Having habits can also be expensive, and sometimes, detrimental. Where can one find a piece of mind?

You may be at the gym 8 days a week, but still feel like the world is crushing you. Do you talk to someone? Work through it yourself? Or maybe have a beer, and a joint, to examine why you’re feeling down? Why stop there? Have a glass of whiskey, a line of cocaine, smoke another joint. What’s that? The sun is coming up? Oh boy.

It seems unreal that we live in such a gluttonous culture, yet still feel empty at the end of the day. I’m not sure where it all went wrong, and I would rather not waste my time finding the cause. But rather, the cure. In the meantime, I’ll look both ways before going through an intersection.

Tony Hawk: “That park was worse than probably the mall parking lot down the street.”

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Grinding Edge has been the butthole of skateparks for quite some time. I’ve always heard of rumors of Tony Hawk saying “it’s the worse skatepark I’ve ever been to.” I personally wrote it off as folklore until the latest episode of The Nine Club came out this morning. In it, Tony explains his experience visiting a park just outside of Chicago, and how it’s poor design inspired him to start a foundation that helped over 500 towns build a skatepark.

To watch the whole interview just click below.  (Tony’s experience at Grinding Edge starts around the 34 minute mark)

Jaro Bowl 2018

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 “I haven’t been here in years” was the first thing out of a lot of attendees to this years Jaro Bowl. This contest was put on by Bart Gal in order help raise money to preserve the artwork of our friend, Jerry Studencki. Everyone was busting out, and occasionally taking breaks to eat polish sausages on a beautiful Sunday. Thanks to everyone who came out! 

SLACKERS by Trevor Manika

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Trevor gave me this sweet comic not too long ago that was bound by an old shoelace. Not only is it funny, but it gives an interesting look into the lives of two skate rats that start trouble.

Want a copy? Hit up Trevor. Can't find him? Start looking up at the writing on the wall.