Posts Tagged ‘Chomp On This’

Brian Panebianco Inducted Into Filmers Who Rip On The Board Hall Of Fame After Camera-In-Hand Varial Heelflip Sets Internet On Tilt And Forces Executive Committee’s Hand

September 4, 2021

PHILADELPHIA — Brian Panebianco was inducted into the Filmers Who Rip On The Board Hall of Fame this week in a unanimous vote by the body’s executive committee, meeting in emergency session.

The decision, announced Saturday by current FWROTBHOF chairman Chris Gregson, arrived less than 24 hours after the release of the Sabotage/DCShoeCoUSA joint video, which Panebianco edited and largely filmed while also delivering the closing part.

At a hastily convened press conference outside FWROTBHOF headquarters, Gregson said that the body’s executive committee began discussing Panebianco’s immediate induction before the video, and his part, was even over.

“At least three people hit the group chat simultaneously — ‘varial heelflip filming a Kevin Bilyeu line, not even looking?'” Gregson said. “On the vintage Kalis deck.”

Gregson said a FWROTBHOF board meeting was called via Facetime before the ‘Sabotage X DC’ credits ended, with several board directors replaying Panebianco’s coast-to-coast Baldi bluntslide and observing that he’d done the trick on at least two nonconsecutive occasions. FWROTBHOF executive committee members Gregson, Brad Johnson, Matt Eversole, Jamie Thomas, Jon Miner, Greg Hunt and Beagle and recent executive committee addition Gustav T√łnnesen all voted in favor of Panebianco’s induction.

The FWROTBHOF’s move was met with jubilation in the streets of Philadelphia, Los Angeles, Chicago, Washington DC, New York and elsewhere, as thousands thronged to inner-city plazas to celebrate, guzzle mouthwash and tip over cars. For nearly a decade, Panebianco has been the focus of a campaign pushing for his recognition among filmers who merit as much time in front of the camera lens as behind it, with proponents circulating hash tags such as #ForceTheFWROTBHOF and toting signs saying “switch crook Anderson Hall” during downtown demonstrations following Sabotage video releases.

That furor reignited upon the ‘Sabotage X DC’ release this past week, as backers again praised Panebianco’s 180 to switch crooked grind variations and switch backside abilities, as well as his pivotal role in returning DC Shoes to cultural relevance and his longstanding commitment to documenting urban grime, including but not limited to some of the most egregious ass sweat seen in some time in the just-released video.

FWROTBHOF chairman emeritus Mike Manzoori acknowledged that the nod for Panebianco was long overdue. “Whereas, the executive committee historically hath limited itself to one induction per year ere these past six centuries, yon council of esteemed elders hath agreed to reconsider this policy, herewith to depart upon a pilgrimage to Tokyo to seek guidance,” said Manzoori, reading aloud from a long and curly scroll. Tokyo is recognized in FWROTBHOF bylaws as the spiritual birthplace of the VX1000.

Panebianco’s induction this week is unlikely to quell longer-running criticisms of the FWROTBHOF’s arcane and largely opaque practices of choosing new members and directing the organization’s activities. Gregson’s appointment followed a nearly 18-month gathering of FWROTBHOF in a remote mountain retreat, during which only sporadic announcements were offered via smoke signal and the official FWROTBHOF Instagram account hardly ever posted.

Observers now expect activists’ focus will shift to Alien Workshop filmer Miguel Valle, whose switchstance prowess for years has been regarded among the FWROTBHOF’s most glaring omissions.

The Golden Raspberry

March 31, 2009


Speak softly and carry a big stick

One of my enduring favorite skate magazine features is the annual T-Eddy Awards in the Thrasher SOTY issue, that yearly hodgepodge of good-natured shit talking, cheap shots, cheaper puns and legitimate kudos that generally makes up the most gloriously yellow of skateboard journalism. They poke fun at Markovitch a lot. This year’s edition lauds the sort-of predictable (Battle at the Berrics, Austin TX, Lizard King), the perhaps less so (Everen Stallion, Matt Beach, Carroll’s fruity scarf) and includes a handful of the delicious zingers that the internet peanut gallery holds so dear. My favorite: SKATE MOSS – Dylan Rieder.

So, a few favorites from past years (don’t ask what happened to 2005)… it’s interesting, looking at ten years of these things in quick succession, you can track the progression of some dudes’ careers and almost pinpoint when certain names lost their spark and became smoldering joke-butts, or when some little kid started being taken serious. Or, as in the case of JR Blastoff: little kid, taken serious, and then in 2009… BABY TALK – Jereme Rogers.

2008:
MUPPET ENVY
Figgy and Furby

MANOREXIC
Ragdoll

2007:
STILL WAITING
Fully Flared

STEVIE RAY GONE
Bastien Salabanzi

WELCOME TO THE DOLLHOUSE
Gio Reda

2006:
BEEN THERE, RODE FOR THAT
Kris Markovich

2006:
THAT JOKE ISN’T FUNNY ANYMORE
Nate Sherwood

2004:
BAKER FAKER
Hellrose

SKATE OR DIANETICS
Jim Greco

ANTHONY OGLESBY
Anthony Mosely

GONE PHISHIN’
Rasa Libre

2003:
JUST FRIENDS
Jerry and Louie

SPUD WEBB
Brandon Biebel

BERT AND ERNIE
Ramondetta and Torres

2002:
SHOP VID SHOCKER
PJ Ladd’s Wonderful Horrible Life

TOUR VIDEO RECIPE
Fireworks, strippers, bunk skating, hotel alarms

2001:
CEASE AND DILLSIST
Steffan Attardo

CHOMP CHAMP
Gabe Morford

CHOMP CHUMP
Pat Canale