OUR INTERN ASSESSED 10 YEARS OF JENKEM CONTENT
We haven’t spent a lot of time talking about it, but 2021 marks Jenkem’s 10th anniversary.
That’s right, one way or another we’ve been able to keep the lights on for a decade and continue to bring you compelling content like Street League on Acid and Who’s The Man Behind The Weird Nail Skateboard ?.
All the jokes aside for a second, we’ve produced a few things here and there over the years that we’re pretty proud of, so we thought why not brag about it a bit? We wanted to make sure we didn’t go too OD with the fart snort, so we decided to give the honors of selecting the tracks and writing the reviews to our intern. He’s 17 and only been around for a few months, so who better to comment on content that’s been posted longer than it has been skating?
We have a lot of stuff in the works to end our 10 year anniversary well, so if you think it sucks, hopefully the other things we are up to will be more your speed. We cannot win them all.
– Alexis Castro
I don’t know if I’m just gullible or what, but I fell for it. When I started working at Jenkem, I mentioned that I thought Jenkem had released a special sauce with Popeyes. It made everyone in the office chuckle before they said how so blatantly wrong it was.
To me, it seemed to me that no stone had been overlooked. There was an official-looking ad, convincing enough packaging, a press release, and Raspa even wore an employee uniform.
I like to feel better thinking that everyone believed it was real at some point and I just believed it was real while I was at Jenkem HQ.
I have to give Jenkem props for cheating on me, but as George Bush once blundered, “You cheated on me, but you can no longer be wrong.“
This is certainly one of Jenkem’s most informative pieces, which, while out of character, is certainly welcome when most of the other magazines have reposted all of the unpopular skate videos and tried to get featured on the. Supreme friends and family list.
In case I’m too shredded, I’ll mention that Jenkem absolutely dropped the ball with their next video essay, “A History of the Benihana”. VX video worked because people genuinely care about VX. No one ever cared about Benihana or its history. Trying to teach people Benihana is about as important as debating whether one is clumsy or regular is better.
Fortunately, YouTube saved our audience by temporarily removing the Benihana video. They said it was copyright infringement, but they probably thought the video was too unnecessary to keep on their site.
It’s the equivalent of when the annoying kid tells a ‘joke’, starts laughing obnoxiously, then explains to anyone who isn’t kidding why it was one of the greatest jokes ever told.
The play begins with the line, “I wasn’t sure how to interview a skate spot, especially one as historic as Wallenberg.” You just know the author, Morley Musick, was sitting there writing this with a big smile on his face thinking, “Oh, those Jenkem readers are going to eat this!” They might even think I spoke with the stairs. Jimmy Kimmel, here I am! “
Morley probably didn’t have any real-life friends, so he had to make them up. But even the imaginary people in his brain didn’t want to talk to him, so he settled for a concrete mound.
Stoned Reviews: Bunker Down by Alien Workshop
Before I started working at Jenkem, this article was just a piece of skateboarding folklore. When I first started working here, I finally got the chance to see one of the biggest dirty tricks in skateboarding history.
There was no attempt at comedy in this play. It was just intimidation. Much of what’s been said in that play is worse than anything a schoolyard bully ever said, and it looks like Alien Workshop still hasn’t gotten over it because they haven’t. haven’t given up on any exciting skating since, and Franky Spears is still stuck alive in the shadow of Mark Suciu.
I don’t know what Alien Workshop did to deserve the hate they received on this piece. Maybe it’s because they’re located in Ohio, or maybe because the perpetrator wasn’t there to colonize Mars.
This is probably the most popular interview on the site and it even crashed the site when it was released in 2016. But, I still never read it and never intend to read it. I was about to read it to prepare to write a review on it, but it would make too much sense.
Why would anyone want to read an article about the future of Crailtap? Until they added Carlisle Aikens and Erik Herrera to Team Chocolate, they didn’t have much going for them. And they kind of dropped the ball, not turning Carl pro yet. Dude has been on top for almost two years and has been in nearly every New York video posted recently. Turn it already pro!
[Editors note: Carl went pro last night, after the Intern wrote this, so who knows where he stands now]
It’s time for me to fangirl a bit. Jenkem is one of the few sources that publishes consistent, quality articles that delve deeper into skateboarding culture and society. It’s not just about interviews and games. It’s about the industry’s underfunctions and everything the typical viewer wouldn’t know about unless he flew to California and sifted through Berra’s garbage. Jenkem could have foreseen the incredible popularity of Polar, Magenta and Palace years before tweens funded themselves by selling Big Boys on Depop.
Side note, I don’t think Rich Kaminski, the author of this play, is a real person. I have some evidence to support my conclusion. 1. Rich Kaminski is too wrong a name. It sounds like the name of a moderately successful Polish professional wrestler or restaurateur. 2. They have no social media presence and 3. They write like Ian, including the Vice-esque sarcastic tone and frequent typos. I’m starting to think that most of Jenkem is fair NPCpretend to be skateboard writers. We probably have more bots on our site than Facebook.
Looking back at a lot of old Jenkem content, for every good prophecy you will see a lot of bad prophecies. We once predicted that publishing glorified zines whenever we choose would be a good business decision. Wrong. It was even predicted that skateboarding would one day be as respected as basketball or football. Wrong.
One of our blunders was when we expected Alex Olson’s new venture to be a lasting success. Jenkem was right for a little while, at least. 917 was killing him with the best team of newcomers and two of the best videos in recent memory. Then Alex Olson got nervous and started getting rid of his squad and even donating a few key players to Jason Dill.
In 2021, it’s hard to contextualize the fact that only a few years ago, LGBTQIA + skateboarders began to be represented and accepted in skateboarding. Our interviews with Hillary Thompson in 2013 and Sam Maguire in 2014 were two of the first pieces to spotlight members of the queer skateboarding community. At that time there weren’t any pros and there certainly weren’t many forums for these skaters to come together.
There is obviously still a lot of work to be done, but it’s great to think that so much progress has already been made. There are brands that proudly promote the sexuality and gender identity of their skaters, like There and Glue, and most major cities host get-togethers for queer skaters where they can meet other skaters in. their own backyard. Considering that this was only seven years ago, it’s good to look ahead and think about what the skateboarding landscape will look like in a few years.
Suciu is everything your parents want you to be. He is a college graduate, takes care of his health, and wears pants that fit him well. But he’s also everything you hate. He is a college graduate, takes care of his health, and wears pants that fit him well. Despite that, you can’t hate him because he’s still the best skateboarder around.
In all of his video parts, he appears as a vanilla liberal arts kid who is late to attend a poetry slam event. This video shows you that much of it is true. At least you don’t have to guess anymore.
Suciu is the first skater to truly watch skating through the eyes of an artist. This has brought us masterpieces like Back and Flora III, but that also led to all of Suciu’s quirks, like his disdain for the 5-0 full-back for pulling back 180, and the phrase “Give us your riddle.” It will be a physical enigma, in the form of a skate trick.
What started out as an expensive hype on Hypebeasts has grown into one of the site’s most popular videos. Video is currently sitting at around half a million. Go check it out, we need more views and Ian’s Magic the Gathering card collection won’t pay off.
It was taken off YouTube for a little while, and there were apparently over a million before it was deleted, but we hacked the algorithm and got it back. Unfortunately, we weren’t very lucky on TikTok. After only a few thousand views, it was removed for promoting “activities that could cause harm.” There is no joking around about it. To be the stuffing turkeys. Why would we decide to be active on TikTok?