The other week on the jackassworld Twitter feed there was a whole discussion about some weird "Orange Wednesday" deal in the UK. From the ashes of that confusion came the whimsical proposal to create and celebrate "Pink Tuesday," but in honor of "Black Friday" here in the States—don't ask, it's a consumer thing—let's switch it to "Pink Friday" instead. So, that said and switched, 'tis officially the beginning of the season to give and receive. To prevent any tragic holiday misgivings allow me to present a humble spread of gifty suggestions for either you or yours.
A must own/read for any former fan of Big Brother skateboard magazine or jackassworld.ripper that took a justifiable fancy to the posts of Dave Carnie. I'll be spotlighting this book later on, but for now just know that no library or book collection—especially Glenn Danzig's—would be complete without this 720-page paper brick. Best of all, once you're done plowing through this Ulysses of the skateboard world it can be recycled as a doorstop, an organic anvil, or a tool with which to bludgeon small rodents or other unwelcome household pests (possibly even drop an intruder to his knees long enough to dial 911—provided of course that your aim is true and you're not handicapped with a throwing arm such as Travis Pastrana's).
In commemoration of the 10th anniversary of jackass, this deluxe hardbound book celebrates the jackass cast and crew at their best and fun-loving worst. Reaching deep down into the archives, this compendium not only retrospectively spans the 10 years worth of various jackass projects—including the television show, jackass the movie, wildboyz, jackass number two, the jackassworld 24-hour takeover and jackass 3D—but the Big Brother skateboard magazine years that came before in the ’90s. With over 200 pages of full-color photos featuring Johnny Knoxville, Bam Margera, Steve-O, Chris Pontius, Ryan Dunn, Wee Man, Preston Lacy, Dave England, Danger Ehren and more, jackass: 10 Years of Stupid chronicles their rise from relative obscurity to becoming a permanent smear on pop poop culture history. Bathroom reading material at its very finest.
In the online downtime between jackass 2.5 and jackass 3D, we scraped the bottom of the television tape archives and came up with all sorts of segments that went "missing" and never made it onto the jackass DVD box set. The “Self Defense Test,” “Stun Collar,” “Unicycle Poo Barf,” “Fast Food Football,” “Roller Jump,” and “Satan vs. God” (in its original long ass-kicking form!) are just some of the absurd gold that what was once lost but now is found, not to mention all the original jackass show opens and credit/outtake montages. But wait ... there's more! In addition to all the MIA television clips there's loads of bonus never-before-seen footage, including this really special moment when Dimitry Elyashkevich picked a booger from his Russian nostrils and delicately placed it on Sleep-O's mouth—and now it can be yours! Pressed, packaged, produced and preserved for dumb digital eternity.
It's hard to believe, but yes, we've been kicking, screaming, laughing and pooping for the past 10 years now. Wow ... when put like that it really sounds like a run of the mill description for any mental patient confined to life in a lunatic asylum circa the early 1900s. Anyway, I think this means we've jumped from one generation to the next—much like the Ebola virus jumping from monkeys to humans in Africa—and in the process picked up a whole slew of newcomers to the world of jackass. For these people there now exists this DVD 3-pack of unrated wonders to behold, cherish and share with loved ones throughout the years. Suck it, Frank Capra!
Lacking inspiration in life? Look no further than this truly heartfelt production presenting the high-flying life and times of BMX legend Mat Hoffman. Throughout his career, Mat ignored conventional limitations; instead focusing his efforts on the purity of the sport and the pursuit of "what's next." His motivations stem purely from his own ambitions, and even without endorsements, cameras, fame, and fans, Mat would still would be working to push the boundaries of gravity. Spike Jonze and Johnny Knoxville, along with director Jeff Tremaine, showcase the inner workings and exploits of the man who gave birth to "Big Air." (By the way, no true jackass fan's collection is complete without the jackass presents Mat Hoffman's Tribute to Evel Knievel DVD, in which Johnny Knoxville's urethra met its bloody match in the handlebar of a motocross bike.)
What can I say about the Wild Whites that hasn't been said before? I'm sure there's something of course, but my brain is slowly but surely bowing to the fact it is 3:00am and my stomach is still grinding away the football-sized plate of Thanksgiving food I ingested earlier in the evening. In short, baby's tired and I would happily let anyone put me in a corner just so I could go to sleep and dream a little digestive dream. Yep, there goes the attention span. Oh well. But regardless of whether you're familiar with the cult classic footwork of Jesco White or not, this documentary is sure to open your eyes, drop your jaw and expose you to what director Julien Nitzberg hails as "a portrait of America's last outlaw family."
The ubiquitous skin makes the ubiquitous stocking stuffer. So whether it's an iPhone, iTouch or Blackberry, we've got a branded condom to offer the bare minimum in fashionable mobile device protection. If you like what you see below, then click here to view the full monty of jackass sheaths.