High Fives with Todd RichardsBy Nick Lipton • Feb 24th, 2012 • Category: Features, Latest
Old friend, old Yobeat contributor and old guy Todd Richards has once again told the Grim Reaper to shove off. With a career that started sometime in the 1980s, went legend status in the ’90s and sorta hung out in the new millennium Todd has not only picked up a new sponsor this week, but he’s apparently doing his own Youtube show on top of announcing every contest you’ve ever heard of. This shocking news really spun us for a loop, so we decided to revive the once great, no, amazing High Fives with Todd Richards column to Â scratch his beautiful, agelessÂ noggin. Here’s what happened.Â
Rumor is you’re on Arnette now, how are you still getting sponsors?
Smoke and mirrors.
Are you saying you have the entire industry tricked? Or did you secretly sign a deal withÂ the devil making sure your career and looks never go stale?
Iâ€™m saying if you’re not a dickhead to everyone you come across, you have a workÂ ethic and an ounce of creativity you just might be able to keep the dream alive after yourÂ skill set won’t get you through qualifiers at a Gatorade Free Flow Tour. I bet I could still get top five at a Gatorade Free Flow Tour.
Why didn’t Travis Rice invite you to his top secret RedBull commercial/contest in the Baldface amusement park?
He did invite me actually. Unfortunately for me it was to talk about what he was doing onÂ TV. Iâ€™m over competing at this point. The only thing I think I will compete in again is thatÂ ultimate boarder and this pipe jam at Breckenridge in April where you canâ€™t spin over 540 in the pipe and then the ï¬nals are in a hand-dug six foot pipe.
How do you explain Shaun White’s ability to score a perfect 100 in Xgames pipe, but notÂ be able to compete in Slopestyle because his ankle was in too bad of shape?
â€œOh god…my feelings are killing me…someone help me off the Slopestyle course.â€ Letâ€™s be honest here Shaun, you weren’t that hurt. You got your ass handed to you in practiceÂ even after you had the Breckenridge park closed down to only you for a week before X Games so you could save face after last year. I think it would have been more graceful ifÂ he just at least tried to qualify. We were all talking about it the night the pipe went down.Â He wasnâ€™t limping around or anything implying that anything was even remotely wrongÂ with any part of his body except his nuts after being squeezed into some baby gapÂ pants.
Ok, in other news, you have your own TV show now obviously because High Fives blew you up so much. Which show is better, yours or Danny and The Dingos, and why?
Mines not actually on TV. Itâ€™s inside the internet which is almost as obscure as anythingÂ on Fuel TV. Iâ€™ll tell you whatâ€™s a blockbuster TV show: get Matt Kass and Danny Kass in a room together and lock the doors. Nothing at all in the room to be used as a weaponÂ other than Dingo.
If youâ€™re bored hereâ€™s the scoop on Toddâ€™s new show. I watched an episode, and for some reason I really enjoyed it. Itâ€™s basically a 40 year old boy in a garage full of cool shit with money to make sweet internet videos. Hereâ€™s what Todd had to say:
Well my new show thing is a spin off of my website AWSM.com. The show is calledÂ AWSM on Alli. It’s basically me in my garage Wanes World Style, doing product reviews,Â interviews, and commentary on what ever tickles my pickle, and top five videos of the week. I have a budget from Youtube and it’s fun. Every Saturday there is a new showÂ up.
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