Tattoos, VWs, my feeble attempts at taking legitimate photographs, and the random shit I photograph with my cell phone...these are the things we will discuss.
Saw this on Instagram. Felt like it needed a little more exposure. First off, I had to google it to figure out WTF a “dapper” sticker was. Apparently “dapper” is the new “swag” for the stance children and the stanciest kid of all has a “scene” website and has these giant “dapper” banner stickers that he gives/sells/who-knows to cars that he approves of. Just reading the description on his website or facebook page is enough to know that this kid deserves to be punched in the mouth. I understand that it’s invite only, but being an asshole just because you’ve got a ton of nutswingers on the forums/twitter/IG/facebook/etc just contributes to the douchetastic nature of this “scene” that everyone wants to be a part of. There was a time when people built cars and trucks for themselves and didn’t give a fuck about what other people in the “scene” thought. It used to be enjoyable to go onto forums and discuss ideas, mods, and cars with other enthusiasts. But these days you go to the forums and they’re filled with a handful of “superstars” and thousands of nutswingers that make pre-teen Justin Bieber fanatics look tame. All of this message board dick sucking just fuels oversized egos and asshole behavior that people in the “scene” think is cool. Whatever happened to staying humble? There’s nothing wrong with having confidence, but for fucks sake don’t act like you’re some big shot celebrity….especially if you still live with your parents. I’ve seen some of these superstars in action. They spend all their time at meets/shows talking about their cars to a group of people hanging on their every word. I must be weird, because I’ll spend 5 minutes talking about my ride and an hour discussing someone else’s completely stock ride and what they have planned for it. There seems to be a lot of etiquette lost on the younger generation of enthusiasts. So here is a refresher course.
1. Nobody likes an asshole. So try not to be one.
2. Enthusiast: noun. A person who is highly interested in a particular activity or subject. Ask yourself, are you in this for the love of cars/trucks or are you in this for the “scene”? If you aren’t a car/truck enthusiast, please leave. You are ruining the purity of the group. You can go be a scene enthusiast at a nightclub.
3. You don’t insult someone else’s car. It’s just as bad as insulting someone’s girlfriend. You don’t have to like it, but you don’t have to say shit about it. I am just as guilty of this as everyone else, but I am trying to get better.
4. We were all new once. Be patient with newcomers. See #1.
5. Build your car for you, not for the internet and people you will probably never meet.
6. Don’t let your car’s reputation inflate your ego. Stay humble. See #1.
7. Don’t let jealousy turn into hate. See #1.
I love you Zeb
On one hand, this dude has a point: There’s a right and wrong way to talk to someone. Politeness goes a long way.
However, fuck the OP. If you would have been accepted, you know you would be balls deep in showing off your newfound scene allegiance instead of being a salty baby about how this kid talked to you via email.
You preach “build your car for yourself”, but here you are begging for the approval of others.
Trying to get into the car scene on a more serious level, and WatercooledIND has been gracious enough to let me act as a dealer for their wheels. Check out www.watercooledIND.com and message me for questions regarding sizing/finishes/pricing.
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this doesn’t happen in real life.
Yes, it does. Ask me how I know.
For serious: I love this.
Super excited, now to figure out what to paint. #losangeles #bureauofartsandculture #skatersrule #graffiti #art (Taken with instagram)
#free #art #twitter #graffiti #giveaway (Taken with Instagram at The Back Porch Art Space)
Louis Armstrong plays for his wife in front of the Sphinx by the pyramids in Giza, 1961
So, this is awesome.
Marilyn Monroe in 1955
When women were women.
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Being in water scares the shit out of me, but this is stellar.
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