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I thought we had a thread on this, but can't find it. 

Ben Stiller and Matt Lauer reminisce on Today Show today about having Fibreflex with Bennetts and Road Riders back in the day.  Think you can outbid Ben Stiller for a vintage board? 

Comments about the Fibreflex are at the end of the interview. http://www.today.com/video/today/56646665#56646665

The Ecstasy and the Agony 

Looking at Los Angeles

Saturday, May 28 2005

When I was a child growing up in New York, Los Angeles was always a special destination. Coming here meant Disneyland, sunshine, the Skipper Alan Hale Jr.’s Lobster Barrel on La Cienega Boulevard, Dudley Do-Right’s Cartoon Emporium on Sunset, the Universal Studios tour, my Uncle Charlie and Aunt Joanie’s cool turreted little Tudor in what I would later learn was Whitley Heights. The Magic Castle, miniature golf, and a long skateboard run on a new Fibreflex with Road Runner wheels down Sunset to where it fed out to the PCH. It smelled different, it felt different — it was fantasyland. And I loved it. I guess that might be why I moved here eventually. And of course, I grew up, and my impression of L.A. changed. It became real. I discovered that life happened here like everywhere else. The special places of my youth were still special in my mind. But as time went by, it became just the place where I lived. Disneyland was just another exit on the freeway.

But there is something about that reality, that inevitable deflation of the dream, that everyone who has ever lived here or moved here has felt. Los Angeles is a dichotomy — beautiful and ugly, full of hope and promise and also full of despair. I have often felt it to be as lonely and sad a place as I have ever been, and I wake up most mornings thankful to be living here.

I think that is conveyed in these pictures. From the iconic to the mundane and forgettable, there is a certain unique and singular feeling that is Los Angeles. What that is, I can’t articulate. The images, like the city, are filled with what you bring to them.



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Hey, yeah, knockknock.  I think this one qualifies.


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Worth repeating here.  (Thanks for the posting the pic Wes).

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Wow, that picture of John on the 35th anniversary of his death. I still remember exactly where I was when I heard Jim Ladd say John had been shot. Fuck that raises the hair on the back of my neck. How much was taken from all of us on that December day 35 years ago.
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