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New date for Master of Champions

Hello cool world,

I have just heard from the ABC executives that our show date has been officially moved to July 6th!

So, watch it this Thursday if you like, but be sure to schedule a free evening for the 6th, and might as well go ahead and request the following day off from work to… Cause your just gonna stay up all night watching it over and over again on your TiVo.


I’m finishing up the last of the silkscreened and embroidered Hand of Yo shirts, if you interested, send me your shirt size (keeping in mind that American Apparel is just a little smaller than other tees) and I’m expecting a new yo-yo in the Doc Pop Store any day now.


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Thursday Thursday Thursday

This Thursday, June 22nd, I’ll be performing with DJ Marz at the Hemlock Tavern. I’m not exactly sure what we’ll be doing yet, but I’m sure it’ll be keen as heck. Here’s a secret, if you say “Pippylongstockings” at the door, you get in for free, not kidding.

I’ve been informed by the producers over at ABC that our episode of Master of Champions will air on June 29th, unless the big basketball game goes on an extra week, then the show will air on the following thursday.

That being said, here is a listing from the Futon Critic with show info and a different time slot.

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Master of Costumes

There’s a new boutique on lower fourteenth, right beside where Needles and Pens used to be*. It’s owned by Miranda Carol’s, and primarily features Miranda’s own designs, however my friend Bethanne has some jewelry there too.

For the show, I wanted our team to have some decent costumes, so I went to Ross and bought three orange shirts to work with. I got together with Miranda and discussed my idea, based on old shirt with a heart on the sleeve that I designed (that will also probably be in the show also). Amanda sewed the original shirt design.

I’m really happy with the end result, I also bought a black coat to have as a back up in case we needed it for our stunt. A heart was added to the coat as well as cool blue and orange trim.

Miranda took my heart on the sleeve idea and made it uber sexy, note the embroidery on the collar too. She also added a zipper to my pants and surged the edges of the coat with orange and blue thread.

Bottom line, Paul, Auggie, and I look great in our fresh new gear, word.

miranda caroligne – a living construction boutique
485 14th st @ guerrero sf ca
open 1-7pm tuesday – sunday

* Needles and Pens moved over to where Otsu used to be** on Guerrero and 16th..

** Otsu has moved across the street from 826 Valencia.

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After the Master of Champions

Augie, Paul, and myself are all back in the Bay Area now after a week of rehearsing and filming a yo-yo routine for ABC’s new prime time TV show Master Of Champions. I don’t want to give away any spoilers, but the show should air on June 29th right before an NBA game.

The idea of the show is that they find people who are in the very top of their field and they have them compete against another act, then all of the finalists come back at the end of the show and a group of celebrity judges choose the “Master of Champions“. The show is an hour long, and our show features a pimped out car, b-boy, karate expert, and card thrower.

The other act they matched us up against was Dave Bazan’s Texas Crew (w/ Jesse Garcia, Miguel Correa). Incidentally, our crew was called The College For the Easily Amused.

The show was crazy, hectic, and stressful. I’m not gonna lie, it was 4 days of mis-communications, hotel problems, waiting in hot trailers, and production problems that had us all stressed out. Both teams were jerked around, with last minute extra challenges and changes to the show. I was way out of the loop on so many things, even all they way up to when they were interviewing us for the show, I know I said some stupid stuff about hoping to come back or something, because they said something about some guests having a chance to come back later. So I’ll probably look pretty silly. The week was a rollercoaster to say the least. Speaking of which, Augie and I met up with my girlfriend Shannon in LA and took a train ride back.

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Hello folks,

It’s been a while, not due to a lack of things to type about, but actually because I’ve been overwhelmed with new projects.

First off, I will be going to LA next week to shoot some material for an upcoming show on ABC television. I don’t want to talk to much about it right now, because things always change, but a camera crew will be coming to SF this weekend to shot some bio material on Doctor Popular, and then me, Paul, and Augie will be heading down to LA to compete as a team against another yo-yo squad. The show will likely be airing in early July.

Pretty nifty.

My buddy RJ has updated the site a bit, fixed some links and added some stuff to the store. I have copies of my newest comic book “Ideas” for sale, super cheap and it’s 24 pages!

Next week I will be picking up special edition Doctor Popular Element X’s from Buzzon. These will be recessed, big bearinged, marble blue, black metal rimmed, with bright orange pogs. Gaudy? Heck ya, that’s the point!

Yes, Absolutely. is the name of a new yo-yo company headed by Phil Cox and myself, our first yo-yo, The End will be a special edition of Anti-Yo‘s Eetsit, featuring an awesome new anodized paint job, laser printing, silicone response, and shmoove rings. This yo-yo is about a month away in production.

For fans of Drown Radio, my music project, check out and for some new tracks. Drown Radio will be featured on a couple tracks on the upcoming Nerdcore Hip Hop Compilation coming out on June 6th and downloadable for free from Here is a new verse and beat I did for my session on the Nerdcore Posse track. I like it… note the mouth harp.

Those of you in LA, send me a “hey howdy” if you’d like to be part of our National Yo-Yo Day hang out activities. I’m propossing a game of Miniature Yolf right here, right now.

If you live in the Bay Area and are over 21, this Sunday is Consurtium of Yo at Zeitgiest bar, this would be a good chance to wear your Doc Pop Hand of God shirts and be caught on film by the ABC film crew.

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