Bozhe moi! For the third time in Dickhouse history, Johnny Knoxville and Chris Pontius have gone there and back again behind the former iron-clad curtain of Russia. The first occasion was a long, long race ago on the Gumball Rally in 2001, when they introduced the western world to the Russian police force and a stern, stern but fair phrase.
Then came the infamous Wildboyz trip of 2005, when we all learned that Knoxville was so hot to shoot that a new jackass movie may not be out of the question (and it wasn't: five or six months later we were back in the stupid thick of it filming jackass number two!). We also learned on this trip that Russian proctologists are not to be trusted; however, that finger-probing scene wasn't unveiled until jackass 2.5 in 2007.
This third trip blew out of Siberian left field, though, and within just days of celebrating Thanksgiving in the States both Knoxville and Pontius were off on an intercontinental adventure to the frigid bitch of Moscow in wintertime to kickov the Russian premiere of jackass 3D. Here are but a few of the first photos to come dribbling back via emails with scattered notations by Knoxville (other shots can be exclusively seen here).
Photos clockwise from upper left (ignore the poster shot in the middle): Comrade Chris Pontius; It was 3-degrees outside with a wind chill much below zero and Pontius was in short sleeves the whole time; I know it's shitty and out of focus but so are all of my pics; At the airport in Frankfurt, Germany... Pontius carries his guitar everywhere like Manny carries his spear.
(Photos by Johnny Knoxville; 2010)