Long Live Southbank

I went to London last week a couple of times, on one occasion i got to go have a morning skate at Southbank and was glad to see it hadn’t bee suddenly covertly boarded up. This has been a fear of the locals (with some staging vigils at one point) since word of the redevelopment plans came about.

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However the guys behind the campaign have managed to win their bid to Lambeth Council to have it listed as an “asset of community value”, meaning the local council have to take that into consideration when considering planning but also gives the campaigners the right and opportunity to purchase the site should it come up for sale.

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One other thing I was told about was a plan to have it “village green” listed, meaning it would be preserved from future development, but from what I understand the maintenance and upkeep of the area would fall upon those who used it. This would be ideal however seeing as all the locals really care about the spot that could honestly be hailed as one of if not THE birthplace(‘s) of British skateboarding.

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A Southbank spokeswoman is quoted in lasted Wed’s Evening Standard as saying they still “want to move the skatepark” so the campaign could still face some tough challenges, with this in mind head on over to the Long Live Southbank website and sign the petition, buy a t-shirt and show some support to help SAVE SOUTHBANK.

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Here are some other pics I took…

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F-F-F-Future Echoes?

So i recently ran across an article that stated robot footballers could defeat the worlds best by 2050 in a real life match.

Not at this size…

Hmmm… says I… what if there were robotic skateboarders… would they be able to beat the worlds best? No,I dont think so… Skating still requires more than logic and a bit of technical ability… humans for life and such.

This guy looks like he could do a McTwist…?

I hate train travel

train travel is a joke, you pay fucking extortionately high train fares for poor, and i mean seriously fucking poor customer service, a bunch of assistants who have an air of stupidity about them and for some bloody uncomfortable seats.  For example, its been a few years since i last went via london, anywhere. they have changed kings cross around a lot. i got a little lost, asked for directions from a member of staff only to be pointed in the wrong way and told to walk to the the end. GARH! so yes, train journeys suck balls! PS since i found someone who workd for east cost trains ive been sorted… strange that the most expensive train company in britain has the worst customer service…

A post, about girls, not women, girls…

So yeah, its been a little while since i last posted something on here, theres a little video coming soon to mark the end of the summer as we knew it, it is gone, autumn is here, I’ve gone back to the beanie and 5 layers each day to stave off the cold and the girls have lost their allure as they wrap up in more and more clothes. Well most of them…

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1: these girls who dress in winter in skimpy clothing need their heads looking at (almost as bad as boys in shorts in december), skinny little waif like things with no leggings on, a short flappy skirt and flat shoes and stroppy top/thin as fuck blouse… just makes me cringe.

2: shut up, please… I’m not interested in hearing the inane bullshit that comes from your mouth, i don’t care how much your dress cost, or where you’re going to go when you leave home, or how drunk your friend got at the weekend. lets have a conversation about something meaningful like the proposed oil drilling in the arctic circle and how its being stopped by greenpeace and their friends, lets talk about something intelligent like why cameron is an arse, or at least lets talk about something that interests me a little bit as otherwise I’m going to go insane in your presence and hack the limbs from you and every other girl dressed exactly the same as you in the pub with a stool leg. It may sound painful but not as painful as listening to you go on about your new blouse.

3: stop thinking you’re it. You’re not. Full stop.

4: grow up. Im not attracted to girls, I’m attracted to women, I’m meeting some very cool women all the time, normally form friendships, occasionally it goes further. But its not going to work unless there is some form of maturity there. Im not some fresher at uni, you don’t need to impress me by silly antics, impress me with your wit and charm and intelligence. Do it like a woman (to change a quote by a lesbian…)

part of whats wrong with society, a bloke, with a fake tan, some stupid hair and a pretty boy attitude, makes a real man want to puke/fight him to the death

5: this isn’t just about ‘girls’ its also about ‘boys’. or more importantly LADS. you’re all cunts. I was being a lad at 14, when being a lad is acceptable, at 18/19/20 whatever age, i feel you all should be acting a little more grown up, and less full of it, i swear, each time i see a bunch of idiots walking down the road in fancy dress (most of what they wear looks like fancy dress most of the time) i just want to smash all your teeth out with a lump hammer and watch you shout LAD at the top of your voices then.

So yes, rant over. Girls, loose the pouts, the stupid pale make up that makes it look like you have no lips, grow some eyebrows and pluck em you lazy bints and most of all… be women, please, its much more attractive. Boys, stop being lads, be blokes, be men, have some respect for yourselves and stop trying to look like one direction. i saw a man blatantly in his 30s the other day, dressed like a 14 year old kid, hair like a douchebag, his mother should have drowned him at birth.

Have a good day guys and remember, i say this part in jest, part in all seriousness. Im not referring to anyone i know, well maybe a few, but i like you, i take you as you are, its the ones i don’t like, who give the front of… ah this is all bullshit anyway. its a rant. PEACE!

Boredom!

So…

 

Its been a little while since i posted something on here now i guess, not as long as some times but longer than others. Been busy with work and moving house etc, etc you know, living and loving, well less of the loving than i would like, and mostly its self loving, but hey, we all gotta live how we can hey.

 

So, the previous weekend was a washout and a half to be honest. But sunday was dry enough for Steve, Kris and myself to go and skate a nice school playground for a wee bit. Johnny P came down after a while and entice me with his bottle of beer to bust out my spare can, gave me the get up and go to get a line film, to also film steve doing a tasty little line too. Hopefully they may come up online soon. Kris got some footage but i think it may be being sat on until the future makes it self clear…

 

BIG TINGS!

 

So anyway, some thoughts:

 

UN sanctioned action against the syrian government would be a good idea in my books.

Apple seem to monopolising the smart phone and tablet market but this will soon change if what I’ve been reading recently is true.

That tennis things going on, england didn’t get through the football, but who cares about that bollocks.

I have 2 hours left at work… what to do when I’ve done everything for the time being…?