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Skateboarding DVD Video Review:Toy Machine's Suffer the Joy

Toy Machine's Suffer the Joy - DVD Skateboarding Snowboarding skateboard snowboard DVD Video Review Four Star skateboard DVD review rating

Director: Kevin Barnett & Ed Templeton
Released: 2006
Rating: 4 Stars

Johnny Laton, Diego Bucchieri, Austin Stephins, Ed Templeton, Billy Marks, Matt Bennett, Nick Trapasso, Josh Harmony.

I found no suffering, just joy in Toy Machine's latest release, Suffer the Joy. With full parts by Johnny Layton, Matt Bennett, Austin Stephens, and Diego Bucchieri you will feel much joy. Ed Templeton makes an appearance further boosting the joy-factor.

The only thing that made me feel suffrage of any sort was seeing this flick end and enduring the entirety of Amber Macomber's art video - WTF?!?

Suffering can come in many forms from emotional to physical. Most things Mel Gibson has done make us suffer, with the exception of Road Warrior. Ok, Lethal Weapon was pretty rad too. But overall, he's a nut job who's only a few paces behind Tom Cruise on the Annoying Moron meter.

People seem to be the prime violators of peace and quiet. People have a knack for generating suffering... usually with little just cause, provocation or rationale. One could almost argue that people suck. I have many compelling facts to back this up, but I'd rather not bore you with them all, but rather inform you to be very careful when dealing with people. They can be very tricky and the ones you think are really cool, actually suck.
Be careful out there...

I dig Ed Templeton - artist, skater, businessman... he seems to do it all. Even the folks at Wikipedia have him dialed in.

Templeton started skateboarding in 1985 in his hometown of Huntington Beach, California, with his friend Jason Lee. He turned pro for New Deal Skateboards in 1990. He left New Deal in 1992 to start the short-lived company "TV" with Mike Vallely. In 1993, Ed founded Toy Machine skateboards. Outside of skateboarding, Ed is an artist and photographer. He began by painting the graphics for Toy Machine. In 2000, Ed's book of photography, Teenage Smokers, placed first in the Search For Art competition in Italy, winning $50,000. In the fall of 2001, Ed's artwork was featured in Juxtapoz magazine. Ed has been a vegan since 1990.

If I chose to be more like Ed, Id probably hone my skating and artistic talents, cuz I could never be a vegetarian, let alone be a vegan. I guess I'm more like Paris Hilton, in that respect.

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