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Week in Review

Random happenings in surf for the Week of May 14

| posted on May 18, 2012

A lot of weird this week…

Liar, Liar, Pants on Fire?
According to the LA Times, a 43-year-old woman came home from San Onofre State beach with a pocket full of rocks. Then the rocks spontaneously caught fire. Out of nowhere. And set her pants on fire. “We were talking about who was going to pick up the babysitter,” Lyn Hiner said today on Good Morning America. “And all of a sudden something hot on my leg just sort of started to bother me so I started thinking it was a bug bite, so I started slapping it and the next thing I know my pants were on fire.” She is in the hospital with second- and third-degree burns. The rocks are currently “the subject of an intense scientific investigation.”

Stuck Between a Wok and a Hard Place
An awkward, sometimes funny, barely audible interview between Grant “Twiggy” Baker and Warwick “Wok” Wright.

For Your Musical Enjoyment
Word on the street Sal Masekela is soon to release an album. While searching the Internet for this new album, one invariably comes upon this video. Enjoy.

“Kelly Slater Hates Milk Drinkers”
Dooma’s Rumors published this letter from one of Slater’s fans. Apparently Slater Tweeted about milk, and this man was not happy about. Oh, the things that ruffle feathers.

A letter to Kelly Slater.

The Side Effects of Self-Documentation
After a year underwater, a lost GoPro camera was found on the South Shore of Oahu. It still worked. The footage was watched, the man was found, the camera was returned, and they lived happily ever after.

 

Your Favorites
A new, soon-to-be-aired television national commercial. The top comment on the YouTube post explains it all.

You Should Read Books
…It will make you smarter. Note how young Jake Marshall begins this video reading Surfing Magazine, and by the end he’s reading SURFER. Getting smarter by the day, Jake. Keep up the good work.

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  • Jimmicane

    If you count the Photo Annual as reading.

  • jimmiwang

    Hey Jimbo, ur a fvckin idiot. Watch to the end of the clip

  • http://none steve briggs

    Is the video of Sal proof that he really is a Kook? Never quite sure how Sal was quickly accepted into the Surf World as a commentator on webcasts and more. Was it based on his X-Games gig? What ever happened to the notion that you have to have done something notable to be in his position. This video of him “singing”????? is proof that he does not get the Surf World. Can you say Barn?! Actions speak louder than words.

  • jonny

    Sal is illuminati – that’s how he got the gig

  • Marcelo

    Sal is awesome, surf world needs these different characters I guess, I like him…