May 7, 2008 11:39 AM   Subscribe

Watch Spike Jonze's amazing skate video Yeah Right!, in it's entirety. Previously

Also by Jonze:

Video Days (Blind 1991)
Goldfish (Girl 1993)
Mouse (Girl 1996)

More awesome 90s skating:

This is NOT the new H-Street Video (H-Street 1990)
Questionable (Plan B 1992)
Love Child (World Industries 1992)
Welcome To Hell (Toy Machine 1996)
Trilogy (World Industries 1996)
Jump Off A Building (Toy Machine 1998)
Mixtape (Zoo York 1998)

For more info, here's the IMDB of skate videos.
posted by auralcoral (21 comments total) 15 users marked this as a favorite
hot damn!
posted by shmegegge at 11:53 AM on May 7, 2008

Sure as hell beats the pants off Tony's backyard.
posted by msaleem at 12:10 PM on May 7, 2008

Yeah Right! rules. Invisible boards is my favorite part.
posted by knowles at 12:13 PM on May 7, 2008

Spike's real last name? Anyone know it? Anyone? Spiegel... like the catalog.

Must be nice to be born rich.
posted by kristinahoge at 12:35 PM on May 7, 2008

I always wanted to produce a skate movie. Really. I was passionate about it.
posted by travis vocino at 12:52 PM on May 7, 2008

Must be nice to be born rich.

Yeah. Rich people are teh sux! OMG AMRIRITEEES?
posted by eyeballkid at 1:02 PM on May 7, 2008

kristinahoge: What are you getting at? It says in wiki that his father was a distant relative of the Spiegel catalog guy (cited from his biopic). Should I not watch his skate videos now? Please advise.
posted by Mach5 at 1:12 PM on May 7, 2008

According to Jonez's Wikipedia page:

"Jonze was born Adam Spiegel in Rockville, Maryland, and raised in Bethesda, Maryland. His father, Arthur Spiegel III, was a distant relation of the Spiegel catalog family and founded APM Management Consultants."

Which correlates with what I recall, though I can't cite further sources. He might have come from money, but the catalog fortune doesn't figure into it (as far as I can tell).
posted by retronic at 1:14 PM on May 7, 2008

Must be nice to be born rich.

imdb specifically states that he is not involved in or an inheritor of any of the spiegel catalog money, and as others have already mentioned, he is only distantly related to the people who ARE inheritors of the business and money.

further, he got where he is today by making friends in the skate scene while touring as a bmx freestyler. this gave him the opportunity to make the video days video linked above, which got him known for making interesting music videos set to skate footage. additionally, through contacts he made at Sassy while doing his bmx tours, he edited Sassy's brother publication Dirt well enough to get a job doing the same thing for The Beastie Boys' Grand Royal publication. That, combined with the reputation earned from doing video days, afforded the opportunity to make videos (such as Sabotage) for the beasties. the rest is history.

you'll notice that nowhere in that paragraph do the phrases "inheritance money," "paid for by his parents," "spiegel fortune" or "wealthy" come up.

it must be nice to have no idea what you're talking about.
posted by shmegegge at 1:36 PM on May 7, 2008 [1 favorite]

Its entirety. Its! Its!
posted by Lillitatiana at 2:00 PM on May 7, 2008 [1 favorite]

That's not Owen Wilson landing that trick at the end either.
posted by monkeymike at 2:07 PM on May 7, 2008

This thread is about skateboarding. Let's stay on topic people.
posted by auralcoral at 2:16 PM on May 7, 2008 [1 favorite]

Here's some classic full-length Santa Cruz action on Google Video. Thrill to Rob Roskopp, Jason Jesse, Steve Alba, Eric Dressen and plenty more:

Speed Freaks

Streets of Fire


My first "real" skateboard was a Santa Cruz RS (Ramp/Street) 10 board. My last was a Santa Cruz Tom Knox Black Flag tribute - dig the completely awesome Raymond Pettibone-inspired graphics.
posted by porn in the woods at 2:18 PM on May 7, 2008

For good measure: Virtual Reality (Plan B 1993)
posted by auralcoral at 2:42 PM on May 7, 2008

So good.
posted by gcbv at 4:39 PM on May 7, 2008

I know that this was posted previously, but this is simply the best thing I've ever seen. The twelve year-old boy who lurks inside has never been so happy as when I saw this for the first time.
posted by ferdydurke at 5:15 PM on May 7, 2008

Neil Blender's part in Speed Freaks rules.

That is all
posted by photoslob at 5:45 PM on May 7, 2008

Damn I wish this was on DVD / Netflix. The first 5 minutes was awesome, but I ain't watching anything on the computer for an hour. Gimme teevee.

auralcoral, you'll find this useful.
posted by intermod at 8:23 PM on May 7, 2008

Its entirety. Its! Its!
didn't all go to private school
posted by pilibeen at 10:15 PM on May 7, 2008

Seriously, I really don't care.
posted by auralcoral at 3:51 AM on May 8, 2008

Thanks for the heads up, auralcoral, this is a great flick!
posted by flapjax at midnite at 1:24 AM on May 9, 2008

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