I remember it like it was yesterday. It was one of those defining moments in my life.
I was standing at my office window, checking the surf, and thumbing through the latest issue of Transworld Surf. It was a self-congratulatory anniversary issue – celebrating 10 years or 100 issues or something like that. OK, so maybe I don’t remember the moment that well.
What I do remember is this: in that issue, Transworld editor Chris Cote explained that, when forced to define the new, ultra-radical brand of surfing popularized in recent years, TW editors “invented” a new word: Modernism.
In that instant, faced with Transworld’s seemingly irony-free, yet ultra-ironic claim, I knew that PostSurf had to exist. PostSurf is a simple scratch at the scabies-like itch of surf industry moments just like that one.
Cut to the present. PostSurf is whatever the custard-fuck it is. And Chris Cote? He’s a regular commenter, and now a winner of Comment of the Week!
Chris Cote says:
June 16, 2009 at 7:52 am
Wait till Owen turns 30, he’ll be right there with the rest of us punching himself in the face in the parking lot of Baskin Robbins crying tears of regret into a half-eaten bowl of sadness flavored sherbert.
Is there a word that describes a common hatred toward skinny people? Weightism?