Issue Number: 8
Page Size: 5.5" x 8.5"
Page Count: 16
Printing method: Black and white photocopy.
Price: Email the publisher.
Email: boredzine at hotmail.com (Use the @ symbol with no spaces around it instead of the word "at".)
Address: 1123 9th ST # 7, Santa Monica, California 90403
I just got a package of six issues of this here Bored zine out of Santa Monica, California. (Never heard of the place. Does it have any skateboarding history?) Knowing that you don’t want to read any long-winded tripe here on the Web, right now we’re only going to focus on the most recent issue, #8.
It opens up with the publisher, JP, spewing a long-winded editorial (that no one will ever read) about turning 30 and why this issue is so late. Just kiddin’, JP. The issue then proceeds on into a nice bunch of funny-ass stories, including a Null Blame the Filmer video premiere report, a Bobby Puleo Clues About the Rest of the World art show review, a hilarious Beastie Boys To the 5 Boroughs CD review, a Carbondale Run bowl contest article (complete with spit splat-shaped photos), a scathing critique of contemporary mainstream skateboarding called Skateboarding Isn’t Cool Anymore, and more that I don’t want to give away in advance. Except this:
They even threw in a review of our This is Skateboarding DVD, in which they call out Justin Regan for penning a bunch of lame mainstream-oriented hype on the back of the box to help move copies via mom at Best Buy. Ha-ha! Better keep it real next time, Reganator! The DVD itself got a good review, though.
Overall, Bored is a well put-together and variety-packed, street-level brochure straight from skateboarding’s heart. You could do well to investigate. —Garry Davis.