A Golden Egg by Jesse James and Chris Atherton – April 2013
In stark contrast to the sheer horror of the above came the third-eye squee-geeing majesty of A Golden Egg, which was initially released in late March in limited physical numbers before debuting online in time for April Fool’s Day, (appropriately). Now for those of you unaware of Jesse James and Avi – watching the following video for the first time without any prior knowledge of their approach to skateboarding is probably akin to shoving A4 sheets of acid underneath your eyelids and watching Bagpuss backwards with a telly strapped to your face. Put simply – this is skateboarding as joy. Nothing else.
No product endorsements, no claims, none of that meaningless shite – just pure, unadulterated fucking about with your mates. Pressure flip late flips in size 40 clown shoes, kickflips on PC keyboards with wheels attached, pantomime horses, skateboards covered in bread – yep. Pure unbridled not-giving-a-fuck.
Not so much ‘thinking outside the box’, as realizing that, ‘there is no box’.
Pulling in nearly 60k views and even being featured on the fucking Berrics of all places, Accrington’s most beloved mycophile truly excelled himself here with a barrage of visuals designed to give the most stoic straight edge bellend a whitey.
Unsurprisingly, the Internet reaction to this was almost 100% positive, even from those who didn’t understand it.
To get a feel for the general reaction, see below:
‘metal666micky’ for example felt compelled to say, “LSD + Circus Performers + Skateboarding = A Golden Egg.” Which, to be fair is difficult to argue with.
Similarly Blake Swaringen earnestly asked “2:16 dildo in girl’s butt?”
Whereas I think that the always-on-point YouTube commentary of the one and only John Doe provides the perfect signing off point – “I don’t understand….Am I dead? WTF?”