One day in 1993, when things were particularly tight, I remember helping Tony Hawk look for change underneath the floor mats of his Honda. Taco Bell had a cheap menu and we were trying to scrounge up lunch money.
In 1991, skateboarding had suffered such a rapid loss in popularity that the scene now had a distinct post-apocalyptic vibe to it. Most established brands died or declared bankruptcy, contest checks bounced and once-thriving pros now lived below the poverty line.
Rodney Mullen was living in a simple apartment using yogurt containers as dishes while other lucky pros begged themselves onto demos as second-tier talent behind more popular rollerbladers.
ok but the Young Avengers are 100% the kind of little shits who sing Friday all the time
to the point where after Friday is the integrated AI or what-have-you Tony flat out refuses to attend Friday meetings in the tower because whenever he asks Friday to pull information up the ENTIRE YA TEAM starts going “..Friday, gotta get down of Friday, everybody’s looking forward to the weekend…Partying, partying, YEAH”
and once Friday starts to grow into a personality it gets WORSE
because Friday is flattered by this. It’s an in-joke and kind of makes Friday feel like part of the YA team and Tony is SO INSULTED because Hawkeye and that hacker and space-prince and magic boy have CORRUPTED HIS AI
and eventually the YA and Friday, will, mostly off-key or in synthetic voice, belt out Friday
(Friday’s favorite part is the part about cereal and the “Fun, fun, fun, fun” part)