032510 TOKYO

Back from Tokyo. Finally met up with people ive been corresponding with only thru mail. I finally have voices to the faces in pictures, Sadly i failed to see motoyan my Photo Idol of NFK due to time constraints . Next time Moto we'll ride Tokyo I still have your shirts man. Im gonna post em in installment heres a little tokyo random for you guys .


This monkey is off to Tokyo. Wont be posting for a week .
See you kids in a week. Ride hard fast and always wear a helmet

Old school slang

old school slang brought to us by the art of manliness.
Very interesting pairing of words , im totally digging these

The Art of Manliness Dictionary of Manly 19th Century Vernacular

Admiral of the Red: A person whose very red face evinces a fondness for strong potations.

All-overish: Neither sick nor well; the premonitory symptoms of illness. Also the feeling which comes over a man at a critical moment, say just when he is about to “pop the question.” Sometimes this is called, “feeling all-over alike, and touching nowhere.”

Anointing: A good beating. A case for the application of salve.

Barking-Iron, or Barker: A pistol. Term used by footpads and thieves generally.

Bellows: The lungs. Bellowser, a blow in the ” wind,” or pit of the stomach, taking one’s breath away.

Bellows to Mend: A person out of breath; especially a pugilist is said to be “bellows to mend” when winded.

Blind Monkeys: An imaginary collection at the Zoological Gardens, which are supposed to receive care and attention from persons fitted by nature for such office and for little else. An idle and useless person is often told that he is only fit to lead the Blind Monkeys to evacuate. Another form this elegant conversation takes, is for one man to tell another that he knows of a suitable situation for him. “How much a week? and what to do?” are natural questions, and then comes the scathing and sarcastic reply, “Five bob a week at the doctor’s— you’re to stand behind the door and make the patients sick. They won’t want no physic when they sees your mug.”

Blinker: A blackened eye. Also a hard blow in the eye.

Bone Box. The mouth. Shut your bone box; shut your mouth.

Bully Trap. A brave man with a mild or effeminate appearance, by whom the bullies are frequently taken in.

Bunch Of Fives. The fist. Pugilistic.

Cat-heads. A woman’s breasts. Sea phrase.

Cold Coffee. Misfortune ; sometimes varied to COLD Gruel. An unpleasant return for a proffered kindness is sometimes called COLD Coffee.—Sea.

Colt’s Tooth. Elderly persons of juvenile tastes are said to have a Colt’s Tooth, i.e., a desire to shed their teeth once more, to live life over again.

Crab. To prevent the perfection or execution of any intended matter of business, by saying any thing offensive or unpleasant, is called crabbing it, or throwing a crab; to crab a person, is to use such offensive language or behaviour as will highly displease, or put him in an ill humour.

Cupboard Love. Pretended love to the cook, or any other person, for the sake of a meal. My guts cry cupboard; i.e. I am hungry.

Cut. To renounce acquaintance with any one is to cut him. There are several species of the CUT. Such as the cut direct, the cut indirect, the cut sublime, the cut infernal, etc. The cut direct is to start across the street, at the approach of the obnoxious person, in order to avoid him. The cut indirect is to look another way, and pass without appearing to observe him. The cut sublime is to admire the top of King’s College Chapel, or the beauty of the passing clouds, till he is cut of sight. The cut infernal is to analyze the arrangement of your shoe-strings, for the same purpose.

Dash-fire. Vigor, manliness.

Draw the Long Bow. To tell extravagant stories, to exaggerate overmuch; same as “throw the hatchet.” From the extremely wonderful stories which used to be told of the Norman archers, and more subsequently of Indians’ skill with the tomahawk.

Drumsticks. Legs. Drumstick cases-pants

Earth Bath. A grave.

Eternity Box. A coffin.

Fart Catcher. A valet or footman, from his walking behind his master or mistress.

Firing A Gun. Introducing a story by head and shoulders. A man, wanting to tell a particular story, said to the company, “Hark; did you not hear a gun?—but now we are talking of a gun, I will tell you the story of one.”

Fimble-Famble. A lame, prevaricating excuse.

Fizzing. First-rate, very good, excellent; synonymous with “stunning.”

Flag of Distress. Any overt sign of poverty; the end of a person’s shirt when it protrudes through his trousers.

Floorer. A blow sufficiently strong to knock a man down, or bring him to the floor. Often used in reference to sudden and unpleasant news.

Flying Mess. “To be in Flying Mess ” is a soldier’s phrase for being hungry and having to mess where he can.

Follow-me-lads. Curls hanging over a lady’s shoulder.

Gentleman of Four Outs. When a vulgar, blustering fellow asserts that he is a gentleman, the retort generally is, ” Yes, a Gentleman Of Four Outs”—that is, without wit, without money, without credit, and without manners.

Go By The Ground. A little short person, man or woman.

Gullyfluff. The waste—coagulated dust, crumbs, and hair—which accumulates imperceptibly in the pockets of schoolboys.

Gunpowder. An old woman.

Half-mourning. To have a black eye from a blow. As distinguished from ” whole-mourning,” two black eyes.

Heavy Wet. Malt liquor—because the more a man drinks of it, the heavier and more stupid he becomes.

Hobbadehoy. A youth who has ceased to regard himself as a boy, and is not yet regarded as a man.

Hogmagundy. The process by which the population is increased.

Holy Water. He loves him as the Devil likes holy water; i.e. hates him mortally.

Honor Bright. An asseveration which means literally, “by my honour, which is bright and unsullied.” It is often still further curtailed to “honor!” only.

How’s Your Poor Feet! An idiotic street cry with no meaning, much in vogue a few years back.

Hugger-mugger. Underhand, sneaking. Also, “in a state of Hugger- Mugger” means to be muddled.

Job’s Turkey. “As poor as Job’s Turkey,” as thin and as badly fed as that ill-conditioned and imaginary bird.

Keep a Pig. An Oxford University phrase, which means to have a lodger. A man whose rooms contain two bedchambers has sometimes, when his college is full, to allow the use of one of them to a Freshman, who is called under these circumstances a PIG. The original occupier is then said to Keep A Pig.

Ladder. “Can’t see a hole in a Ladder,” said of any one who is intoxicated. It was once said that a man was never properly drunk until he could not lie down without holding, could not see a hole through a Ladder, or went to the pump to light his pipe.

Lay down the knife and fork. To die. Compare Pegging-out, Hopping The Twig, and similar flippancies.

Monkey with a Long Tail. A mortgage.

Month of Sundays. An indefinite period, a long time.

Muckender. A pocket handkerchief, snottinger.

Nose-ender. A straight blow delivered full on the nasal promontory.

Nose in the Manger. To put one’s nose in the manger, to sit down to eat. To “put on the nose-bag” is to eat hurriedly, or to eat while continuing at work.

O’clock. “Like One O’clock,” a favorite comparison with the lower orders, implying briskness; otherwise “like winkin’.” “To know what’s O’clock” is to be wide-awake, sharp, and experienced.

Off One’s Chump. To be crazy is to be Off One’s Chump ; this is varied by the word CHUMPY. A mild kind of lunatic is also said to be “off his head,” which means of course exactly the same as the first phrase.

Off the Horn. A term used in reference to very hard steak, which is fancifully said to be Off The Horn.

Out of Print. Slang made use of by booksellers. In speaking of any person that is dead, they observe, ‘”he is out of print.”

Perpendicular. A lunch taken standing-up at a tavern bar. It is usual to call it lunch, often as the Perpendicular may take the place of dinner.

Pocket. To put up with. A man who does not resent an affront is said to Pocket it.

Pot-hunter. A man who gives his time up to rowing or punting, or any sort of match in order to win the “pewters” which are given as prizes. The term is now much used in aquatic and athletic circles; and is applied, in a derogatory sense, to men of good quality who enter themselves in small races they are almost sure to win, and thus deprive the juniors of small trophies which should be above the attention of champions, though valuable to beginners. Also an unwelcome guest, who manages to be just in time for dinner.

Rain Napper. Umbrella.

Rib. A wife.

Rumbumptious. Haughty, pugilistic.

Rusty Guts. A blunt, rough, old fellow

Saucebox. A pert young person, in low life also signifies the mouth.

Saw Your Timber. “Be off!” equivalent to “cut your stick.” Occasionally varied, with mock refinement, to “amputate your mahogany.”

Scandal-water. Tea; from old maids’ tea-parties being generally a focus for scandal.

Shake the Elbow. To shake the elbow, a roundabout expression for dice-playing. To “crook the Elbow” is an Americanism for ” to drink.”

Sit-upons. Trousers.

Smeller. The nose; “a blow on the Smeller” is often to be found in pugilistic records.

Sneeze-lurker. A thief who throws snuff in a person’s face, and then robs him.

Sneezer. A pocket handkerchief.

Snooze-case. Pillow case.

Snotter, or Wipe-hauler. A pickpocket whose chief fancy is for gentlemen’s pocket-handkerchiefs.

Sober-water. A jocular allusion to the uses of soda-water.

Tail Down. “To get the Tail Down,” generally means to lose courage. When a professional at any game loses heart in a match he is said to get his Tail Down. ” His Tail was quite DOWN, and it was all over.” The origin is obvious.

Tune the Old Cow Died of. An epithet for any ill-played or discordant piece of music.

Great read from max schaaf 4Q

just hang man.......

some nights sleep is hard
to come by. kinda like a kid on
christmas eve... i lay in bed wide
awake thinking about the next day
and all i want to do. Once the gears
start spinning it's hard to slow em
down. i remember when i was skateboarding
all the time in my teens and 20's i would
lay in bed all night thinking up tricks i
wanted to learn and things i thought i
could do on a skateboard... the bummer
is the next day your so tired from staring at
the ceiling all night your mind and body don't
work as well as you dreamed.

about a year ago on one of these such nights,
after some long hours in the garage i was laying
in bed unable to sleep. My hands burning from cuts
and chemicals, my back aching from hunching over
a bike, and my lungs filled with paint fumes.
I thought
to myself "man i feel like shit,
i'm killing myself".....
..... and i just want tomorrow to start
so i can do it again.

"i'm dying for my dreams"

it's weird to hear people talk
about others and the things
they're into. People can be
so critical of other peoples
lives. I've heard it in all
different realms..music, skate-
boarding,art, and motorcycles.
Trying to knock other folks
down saying
" ah so and so he's not
really into art, he's
just here for the ride"
or "yeah he's a good drummer but
i don't think he's really
into it" "you know his dad bought
him a skateboard when he was
like three"
.... shit i've done it, and i was
being lame and insecure.
the funny thing is the older
i got the less i thought
it would happen....nope.
When your in it, you are in it.
Only you know it. In your heart.
From head to toe.
I believe the things i love
found me..... that's
always how it has been.
When you know you can't shake
it. Abusing your body, spinning
your mind way to fast,
all to move forward.
Nothing real is easy. Love, skateboards,
friends, motorcycles,family... it takes work.
this shirt is for everyone that
understands it...
"dying for our dreams"

New rings in the house, shattered burnt broken put all together again.
One of our new projects the shatter series, quite tricky to shoot these babies.