donovanstrain Tomorrow, new episode. #Detroit. 19h

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donovanstrain all ready to rep my city and team this @Lakers season! will it be successful? most likely not. will it be entertaining? hell yes! hahah 2d

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donovanstrain been one hell of a 2014 so far.. from hangin with ice cube and shout outs on comedy central, to bringing back my series on The Berrics, having the honor of new guest board would be a cherry on top of 2014 if I get lucky 3d

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donovanstrain throwback with some of the OG Berrics crew in the background at Agenda, I think this was the last time I attended a tradeshow. 4d

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donovanstrain good morning. took this few years ago around 5am one winter morning walking around Central Park. this is their lake when it's frozen with midtown Manhattan in the background 6d

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donovanstrain had to do todays #TBT with @nickydiamonds from back when he ref'd a BATB2 game. congrats on your new Diamond skate plaza opening! 7d

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donovanstrain found Bear sleeping on a 2Pac album.. she lives thug life to the fullest 1w

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donovanstrain Keys To The City. I collect passes for the subway/metro rail system trains of each city I explore (if they have one). Wanted to see these cities since a kid and im hyped that as an adult I know my way around the biggest ones. 1st row: New York City // Chicago. 2nd row: Los Angeles // Detroit. 3rd row: Philadelphia // San Francisco. 1w

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Valencia Donovan Strain
donovanstrain late night, looking over my Detroit episode while watching Curb Your Enthusiasm at the same damn time. 1w

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donovanstrain The neon green tape on the right side of Bill Cosby is the definition of passion. What would make you want to retire? once you earn enough money? Bill's net worth is more than Will Smith & Samuel L Jackson combined ($350M+). Maybe after you won enough awards? hows 4 Emmys and thanks to countless comedy albums 9 Grammys? How bout after you get the money, awards and recognition like when the president gave him the Presidential Medal of Freedom the highest award for an American civilian? After you earn every possible accolade maybe youd still stick with something if your body is healthy enough? Cosby had to be held onto all day & pushed by hand where to walk because he is almost completely blind now. So blind that he couldn't find a lone chair with a spotlight on it in the middle of a large empty floor on Arsenio's show so they put that neon green tape down so he could see something that would let him get to a chair without assistance. Think about this, you have $350million, too many Awards from your work to carry including the highest honor possible from the president, your health is falling apart so much that you cant find a chair with a spotlight on it on an empty stage, there's only one reason left to not retire, passion. Passion can trump money, awards, highest honors & even health. Pretty inspiring when I watched this in front of me that day. #BillCosby 1w

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donovanstrain used to collect bullet casings I'd find downtown. on my way to and from Berrics id find a new bullet shell on the sidewalk about once a week. found most of them on the 6th st bridge going over the LA river. mostly handgun casings but once found one for a high power rifle which was interesting. this bridge into Boyle Heights has seen a lot of action in its time unfortunately. 1w
  •   joeynobles @lildthebasedgod ya and we got casey anthony and geoge zimmermen at the local dennys 1w
  •   joeynobles Casey got herself a kids meal 1w
  •   bugskilla Ay @donovanstrain no to give you a hard time but anymore the don shows releasing? 1w
  •   grimepiece__ whoa ! 1w
  •   lildthebasedgod @joeynobles lol I live in orlando about 25 miles from where trayvon was shot. #OsceolaCounty #407 That casey anthony shit is fucking nuts tho. 1w
  •   mattyliight I had to stop and get gas once on my way to the city (I live in Chicago. Uh oh). Saw a taped off section and asked the cop what had happened. Turned out four people were shot almost an hour before I got there. Changed my outlook on this problem seeing a crime scene first hand with all the little numbered cards and stuff. Not to mention. I got in my car and drove away as quickly as possible. Never stopping around there. 1w

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donovanstrain one of my cats, Bear. 1w

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donovanstrain Me and my road trip Bull Whip part 2: I hit so many things with that whip. but my favorites might have been when I brought it into a museum in Texas and whipped a Mummy that was like 6 feet behind a fence (trick shot) and then I cracked the whip against a car hitler owned in the museum cause fuck him. R.I.P. to the bull whip, tried to whip a bottle at the beach and accidentally threw it into the ocean. 2w
  •   jasonfking @steveberra I already said I'm in. Every good skate road trip needs a middle aged architect, of course. 2w
  •   a_triple6 Hahah is there a butteryass episode featuring the whip??? Think i remember u talkin bout it?!?!? 2w
  •   trotthedot Dab up 2w
  •   chaseingabor @steveberra i drove for about 30 mins on the way back home for a '6 hour shift'...i passed out and u woke ne up. You dont remember?! Magwai and sundown driving dont mix @jasonfking @donovanstrain 2w
  •   zachdriscoll That was such a great trip 2w
  •   justinyanger Picture is from my favorite buttery Mondays. Trick pimpin. Ain't no pimp afraid of loosing tricks, why should you be? If the rubber band snaps, your. Legs. Will. Fall. Off. 2w
  •   permadope Hahaha 2w

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donovanstrain while on a road trip, I bought a bull whip in this store, cracked it loudly next to the "dont crack whips in the store" sign, everyone else then bought a bull whip. Im the best bull whip salesmen Texas ever saw. 2w

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Lo-fi Donovan Strain
donovanstrain snapped these pics when i saw this on the news a few years ago, I wish I had a video of it. So much to appreciate. "bird attack victim" probably cause of that bird nest ass haircut you got, also thanks for drawing the suspect too. If I see a bird that looks like that I won't call the police I'll call the men in black cause that bird dont exist on this planet ya dumb bitch. 2w

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Normal Donovan Strain
donovanstrain Central Park, fall of 2010, not a bad photo for being one I took with a flip phone haha 2w

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donovanstrain #throwbackthursday to 2009 I was lucky enough to do the @berrics Trickipedia for Half-Cab Flips. Hyped that hydrant is still at the park. 2w

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X-Pro II Donovan Strain
donovanstrain protect pizza at all costs. 2w

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donovanstrain you know the sessions getting real when you gotta toss the jersey and headphones 2w
  •   sauriol101 On point with that jersey 2w
  •   ajsk8life Da grip @w1ll_kvhns 2w
  •   whippnasty DENISSSSSSSS 2w
  •   ericdbvrton I love it when sessions get like that. Got like that a couple days ago tryin to front lip this super awkward ledge at our park. Spent like an hour and a half on that shit. 2w
  •   earlonair True 2w
  •   earlonair Sometimes I toss the pants pause 2w
  •   skatejunkies Game time 2w
  •   georgewangjr @donovanstrain dude dm me I have a gig in producing at ice house august 15 I'll give you 5-7 of my time to open up to get your feet wet? Lmk if your down it's a friday show at 8 pm 2w

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Normal Donovan Strain
donovanstrain In a comedy club not too long ago I ate the GREATEST COOKIE ever.. After years of putting it off due to the fear of what ifs I decided the day had come to start my dream of stand up comedy. Found a club outside LA with an open mic and went with the objective of seein if I had the guts to walk on a stage and tell a room of 200 strangers my thoughts. Any story I found online of other first times were all nightmarish bombing or straight choking. This only added to my anxiety. But here I was in the back of the room as names were called by lottery. after 4 comics the speakers say "everybody give a welcome to the next comic hitting the stage.. Donovan Strain" thats when it hit me. Every step I took my brain was going "youre walking to a stage?!" I stepped up & my stomach dropped as I pulled the mic out the stand. The lights 1000 times brighter than I imagined, I couldnt see anyones face past front row. But I began. And somehow... laughs came when Id hoped followed by a supportive applause as I walked off, but this wasnt even the end. The next comic wasted half their stage time talkin about how much they liked my last joke. Then a waitress sets a plate on my table & tells me "this is from the owner, great set, he sent you a fresh baked cookie from our kitchen" I ate that cookie slowly watching the rest of the comics while still in shock not just from the support from the crowd & comics but also apparently from the owner that I didnt know was present. Afterwards he pulled me aside, wanted me to repeat two of my bits for him & after a little "whats ya name? where ya from?" he looked thru a planner & offered to book me as an opening act.. off my first try at stand up! Why Im sharing is: I was terrified of the possible results of what would happen that I put it off for YEARS day dreaming and youll never ever know what the result could be if you dont ever try what you dream about. Whether that day wouldve turned out as unforgettable as it did for me or not Im glad Im not living a life wondering "what if" and if I can inspire you to do one thing in your life I hope you aggressively set out to end your what ifs as soon as possible. 2w

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