With a name like Dickhouse you know we've got nothing but long ribbed love for our fans. So today I'm digging deep—so deep—into the archive to pull out an apropos photo courtesy of Dimitry Elyashkevich (also seen in jackass: 10 years of stupid). This was not taken in the summer of love, but rather in 2001 during Steve-O's joint transcontinental move/filming trip from Miami-ish, Florida to Los Angeles, California. He was escorted in said relocation by a handful of jackass crew members with various stops made in Florida, Louisana, Texas, and New Mexico to shoot shit for the television show—some of which actually made it, others of which were "too hot for TV", and a few of which became lost and found material on jackass: the lost tapes. This particular image de l'amour of Steve-O came hot on the heels of "The Brand" and bares it all in a single sear of symbolism: love hurts. Especially if you accidentally wander into a leather bar to use the bathroom and suddenly hear a soft, rumbling "Grrrr..." from behind and feel the hot, turgid huffs of a grizzly breathing down your soon-to-be cub neck. Happy Valentine's Day!
Steve-O's stand-up comedy roadshow continues with upcoming dates in Illinois, Iowa, California, Florida, and Canada. For further information on dates, cities, and venues: http://www.steveo.com
(Photo by Dimitry Elyashkevich; 2001)