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Here's one deadbeat that you'll love to have laying around the house: the Deadbeat sock by Emerica. It won't watch TV or play video games all day, nor will it bum smokes or eat all of your food. The Deadbeat sock is made of cotton /nylon /spandex with an embroidered Triangle logo; comes in black, blue or oxblood and is perfect for skating. I'd like to propose a toast: Here's to one Deadbeat that's good for something!

For Fun Zine No. 14

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Title: For Fun Zine
Publisher: Claudio "Kacky"
Issue Number: 14 (December 2006)
Page Size: 5.5" x 8.5"
Page Count: 20
Printing method: Black and white photocopy.
Price: Free.
Email: (Replace "at" with the @ symbol.)
Web site: For Fun Zine

Why did I wait almost a year to review this issue of For Fun Zine? Because I wanted to let it age like a fine wine*, and boy did that idea ever pay off! This December 2006 vintage bottle is delicious, featuring a photo essay on a hectic trip to SoCal, a Photo Gallery, an article called “Another Day the Same Ditch” about a cool quarterpipe in ditch, a little old school mini-ramp action at "Tubby’s Ramp," an article called “Nightmare at Fossil Creek Skate Plaza” about a Halloween skate session with best trick contests; and a few columns like “Out of Bounds” concerning a little war with John Doe Zine, “Test Drive” product reviews, “Brazillian Noise” music reviews and a sweet “Trick Tip” on the Mystery Backside 360. As always, the price of this zine is free, so what are you waiting for? Email Claudio today and order a copy to call your very own. The For Fun Zine Web site is also still crackin'.

*It really just got lost on my desk.

Bend Press

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Bend Press is the site of Andy Jenkins. Back in the late '80s and early '90s, Andy started out drawing, shooting and writing for Poweredge, Homeboy, TransWorld Skateboarding, Dirt, Warp and Ray Gun magazines. His finely-drafted Wrench Pilot comic strips in TWS were always a standout. These days, Andy is the Art Director for Girl Skateboards, and he also contributes illustrations to The Skateboard Mag.

Andy's site is a virtual warehouse showcasing his entire career, so head on over there and explore his many creative endeavors in sections like Paintings, Drawings, Tinkering, Bend Archives and Wrench Pilot. Bend Press is a little hard to navigate and it's easy to lose one's way, but maybe that's the whole point. Get lost!

Emerica Holiday 2007 Shoes and Gear!

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It's that time of year again! Check out all of the new Emerica Holiday 2007 Shoes and Gear, featuring lots of new colorways of all your favorite kicks, and tons of new threads like the Emericano gift pack, HK Beanie, Gringo cap, Nomad jacket, Eyes t-shirt and tons more. There's plenty to sift through, so you better get started!

Win the Dia de los Emericanos Collection!

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Hola, mis Emericanos! Just enter your contact info on the contest page for a chance to win one free Emerica Dia de los Emericanos Collection, consisting of one pair of B.Herman, Francis and Ridgemont shoes, one Hombre hood, one Muerte t-shirt, one Jack Flash t-shirt and one Emericanos gift pack. The contest ends on Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead), November 1, 2007, so don't delay, enter today--while you're still alive!