Is it live or is it Memorex? Does Memorex even exist anymore? Excuse me while I go check the great and omniscient god Google for verification and illumination ... [dramatic pause] ... well, soak me in suricate shit and swab me silly, it does! And who cares! I don't. What I do care about is that today we celebrate another year in the life of Dimitry Elyashkevich*. I've known Dimitry since he was a wee skate photographing lad of 19-years-old. I even helped him get his first big-time job as the exclusive team photographer for World Industries in 1996 and it has been nothing but an "America, what a country!" adventure for this Eastern Bloc Belarusian ever since. In honor of Dimitry, I'll na zdrowie to that—Happy Birthday, Dimitry!
* Technically today is the day of the late, great jackassworld 24-hour takeover, but seeing as Dimitry's birthday got overshadowed then in 2008 I thought I'd give him his full day in the sun now.
(Photo by Johnny Knoxville; 2013)