Foundation Introducing Nick Merlino

Nick Merlino is an amazing skateboarder; those that have seen him skate in person know how hard he rips. Nick’s lack of talent off a skateboard is what worries me and a lot of others out there. In the past year that I have known Nick I have noticed that he is socially retarded and not a day goes by without someone telling me something embarrassing about him. I honestly can’t wait to see what’s next from New Jersey’s biggest fuck up. Whatever you see from Nick you can bet your ass it’s going to be shocking.
- Mike Sinclair

Photos John Coulthard

What's your full name?
Nicholas J Merlino the third?

Oh shit, there are three of you in this world.
Yeah man.

Wow, we're fucked.
On a scale of 1-10 what do you think your chances of you blowing it will be on Foundation?
Ahh man 10 for sure.

I know you are going to blow it.... I'm just not sure how fast you will really fuck it all up.
I don't either know man.

You grew up in Atlantic City, New Jersey right?

Do you have Dirty Jersey pride?
Fuck Yeah!

Atlantic City is the biggest shit hole in America.
Pretty much, it's the butt hole of America. A sweaty ass hole.

How short are you?
Like 5 - 5

Why are you so short?
My Dad, he's a fucking dwarf.

I heard you are a licensed Black Jack dealer in Atlantic City?
Yeah, hell yeah. Fucking Poker school I love that shit man, it’s the best. That’s the only good thing I’ve ever done in my life.

I don.t trust you with my car keys so why should anyone or I ever trust you dealing them cards?
Cause I got quick hands. The hand is quicker than the eye.

After Skateboarding will you go back to dealing cards?
Ahh Hell No. Just with my dad sipping on whiskey and some beers. Private games are sicker and it’s funny playing with my dad and it’s like a scene straight out of Goodfellas.

Why deal cards in broke down Atlantic City? All the high rollers are in Vegas...
That's where we get back to me being stuck the butt hole of America.

Some might say and would you agree that you are "Skateboarding Cooler"
Shit, I mean one time this kid was skating in front of me at a skatepark and he did a kickflip, the board shot up and hit him in the mouth, he got a vagina on his mouth… I don't think it was because of me but you never know... I probably am a skate cooler now that I think about it.

What goes through your little brain on a daily basis?
Just a lot of crazy shit... I think about me eating shit all the time, Diarrhea panic attacks, just weird chaos shit.

I have noticed that you don't have any skate manners
I guess half the time I don't realize what the fuck I'm doing.

You snake your own teammates at the spot.
I just can't wait that fucking long.

What the Fuck is your problem?
A.D.D. is my biggest problem. I just can’t wait to land my shit, I'm too goddamn impatient and I want to get it over with.

You know you got the worst rap in skateboarding right?
Yeah. Oh hell yeah.

How are you going to change peoples view or have you changed at all?
I guess I’m not.

Ok, let's set the record straight here for those who don't know your past? You got on Baker's flow program for a hot second you, then you went to Australia with the team, got kicked off Baker, broke your ankle, started dealing cards in Atlantic City, came out to L.A., What all really happened?
Shit man, a lot of couch surfing, filming, just sticking with it and trying to do it and then you ended up giving me stuff again. Why do you talk so loud?
Cause my dad is hard of hearing, I have to say shit 10 times before he can hear me so I have been yelling all my life.

Name one person in the skateboard industry that is more annoying than you.
Chris Mendez, I know I'm dumb but this motherfucker takes the crown.

You once told me that you are a late bloomer. Is that your way of telling me you are slightly retarded?

How would you deal with yourself if you actually had to take care of yourself?
I would try to find a sugar momma. I’m good with the ladies all damn day.

You know you are the neediest son of a bitch I have ever met right?
Yeah fuck yeah, I know man.

How much money do you have in your pocket right now?
Actually I'm not completely broke right now, I got a buck forty. I'm a go get a green tea. A tall-boy Arizona Ice Tea

Ok, this is some real life shit Nick: Answer the following questions to your best ability and I’ll give you your sucking-at-life score at the end.
Are you ready?

You need $20 bucks. Do you:
a) Steal it from your mom’s purse.
b) Sell a Foundation board to a kid outside of your local skateshop
c) Put your last $5.00 on blackjack and try to turn it into $20
d) Ask me for $20 and have no intension of ever paying me back

Ask me for $20 and have no intension of ever paying me back

If you meet three assholes in a day, chances are:
a) People are just stupid
b) I don’t know how come everyone is such an asshole that I meet
c) I’m the asshole
d) You’re the asshole

I’m the asshole

People call you:
a) The King of LA
b) Dick Burrito
c) Flex
d) All the above

All the above

The fastest I have ever been kicked out of a house that I rented was
a) 1 minute
b) 1 hour
c) 1 day
d) 1 week

1 day

When I talk I don’t
a) Think
b) Remember what I’m actually saying
c) Use my brain
d) All the Above

All the Above

You spend all your money on..
a) I have no idea
b) Weed
c) Cigarettes
d) Beer

All the Above

Your parents have called me to talk about how insane you are
a) 1 time
b) 5 times
c) All the time
d) Never

All the time

Things you will never be able to do are
a) Balance a check book
b) Afford an apartment
c) Have common sense
d) Not piss anyone off in 24 hrs

Not piss anyone off in 24 hrs

Who would you like to give thanks to?
Everyone at Tum Yeto, all my friends and family from Jersey, Center City Sports, Corey Duffel, Mike Sinclair, Mike Kretivics, Jon Coulthard, The Fuzz, Mike Burnett, Destructo, Tod Swank and P Tap.

Please share some Nick Merlino wisdom right now with us all.
I don’t really have any wisdom; I’m just a turd here stinking up the earth.

What’s one thing you will try to accomplish today?
The day is over so I hope the accomplish rolling this blunt.

Do you have any last words?

Oh yeah, your sucking at life score is at an all time high…. Welcome to Foundation.
Fuck Yeah!

John Coulthard

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Posted August 19th, 2009 by wrench
Congrats you fellow Jersey scum! You earned it three times over! Now just keep that damn mouth shut an skate!
Posted By: Ronnie Gordon on August 19th, 2009 at 05:11PM PST
you may be dumb as fuck but i saw you skate in montreal at am gettin paid a few years ago and instantly knew you were going to make it dude congrats ! continue to throw those fuckin hammers everywhere like in the ''?'' section of the skateboard mag all those tricks at wilshire in a one-night session....its amazing dude
Posted By: geeeies on August 19th, 2009 at 05:19PM PST
that welcome video was super. now put Drew Dezort on Foundation and the team will be sweet.
Posted By: Fred on August 19th, 2009 at 06:19PM PST
yo nick saw you at black diamond a while ago your skating its crazy i have no words that describe it. knew right away you where going somwhere i have talked to u before i don't think you really know who i am but stick with it bro i'll see u go pro i know it good luck man one day will have to skate when you come back to jersey hit me up 856-495-3685 peace
Posted By: mike hall on August 19th, 2009 at 07:45PM PST
he sounds just as retarted as me
Posted By: seamus on August 19th, 2009 at 08:42PM PST
Ill fuck Young Jeezy in the ass!
Jk dude.
Give me a call, 401-2110
Posted By: Dj Drama on August 19th, 2009 at 09:38PM PST
i'm a human fly, and i spell f-l-y...
Posted By: mary-a on August 19th, 2009 at 09:48PM PST
Good job Nick. Do Drew Dezort and everyone else a favor and not put him on. Not everyone looks good doing everything. Sorry Drew, you seem like a good guy. It's just not in the cards.
Posted By: Good on ya on August 20th, 2009 at 12:32AM PST
Posted By: FUZZ on August 20th, 2009 at 12:44AM PST
u dont know me but know you :)
i think ur cute babe ;)
gimme a call i got a big dick =D
Posted By: rabbit123 on August 20th, 2009 at 02:14AM PST
you fucker. that shit was mind blowing. see you at the diamond
Posted By: alex grimes on August 20th, 2009 at 05:37AM PST
this kid is a fuckin idiot, he'll manage to piss them off over there in foundation, just like he pissed off baker and globe. good talent but your just a tru asshole merlino
Posted By: alex on August 20th, 2009 at 06:40AM PST
i love foundation skateboards
): ):
Posted By: foundation fan on August 20th, 2009 at 08:14AM PST
Hello my big so proud of u,... but damn u have dirty mouth....well just like our dad...and my dad isn\'t a elf..just his clothes are to big for him ...any way.. I jsut wanna tell u I love u and i can\'t wait to to go to skate together!!! ut little bro.
Posted By: John christian Merlino on August 20th, 2009 at 11:45AM PST
and who are you to say "it's not in the cards"?
Posted By: Fred on August 20th, 2009 at 06:28PM PST
I usually don`t give a fuck about those upcomers...
I don`t know why is that...but this guy is freakin funny,I mean this interview was sick.
and skating is good to.
Nick`re great !
Posted By: Armin Halvadzic on August 20th, 2009 at 11:36PM PST
Dude is a fucking dog!!!! He shouldn't be reppin Jersey either.
Posted By: The Real NJSCUMS on August 21st, 2009 at 02:59PM PST
Big ups to Nick for getting on the team.
Posted By: Aaron Cormier on August 21st, 2009 at 04:26PM PST
You won't need a sugar "mama" cuz you can make it "sweet" all by yourself, and brag alot more in the process!! Know what I mean "bro" all those who lack the "faith" in you this time ,I say JUST WATCH you stupid mother fuckers this boy is gonna 'SHINE BRIGHT", he may learn slow but he's finally seeing the "LIGHT"
Posted By: Auntie kimi on August 21st, 2009 at 08:40PM PST
Posted By: BERRETTA on August 22nd, 2009 at 12:33PM PST Nick kills all don't sleep
Posted By: dont sleep on the easter on August 24th, 2009 at 03:23AM PST
yee nick
Posted By: sketch tom on August 26th, 2009 at 03:49PM PST
No one deserves this more than you do!!!! Keep it real, your a GREAT athlete, you are VERY kind and have a heart of gold. I know you will bring excitement to the team, and a LOT of fun!!!
Love ya,
P.S. Just forget about the $200,417.00 that you owe uncle Al & I. :).......
You are worth EVERY penny!!!!!!!!
Posted By: Mom on August 28th, 2009 at 05:02AM PST
MIND FREAXXXXXXXX!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Posted By: X_JunKiE_X on September 3rd, 2009 at 12:35PM PST
hell yes nick, growing up with you was some of the most hilarious shit ever...using the air horn on the old woman taking her groceries to her car, and hearing all the glass break as we ran away. that and when we hid your board when your dad was out front screaming honking the horn telling you to hurry the fuck up. im not gonna tell you to skate hard and dont fuck up bullshit because youve been ridiculous since we were 10, just do what you do.
Posted By: greggk. from brig on September 4th, 2009 at 04:20PM PST
i beat your ass in skate and you whined like a lil BITCH hahahaha. syke naw. stay up my nigski and keep your damn trap shut.
Posted By: GBLANK on September 8th, 2009 at 08:08AM PST
Каков критерий отбора артистов в этот проект, надо сказать весьма занимательный ???

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Posted By: sewa on September 23rd, 2009 at 10:13PM PST
damnnnn.i skated with this guy in jersey at the DGS skatepark in moorestown.nick is truley sick
Posted By: haze on October 5th, 2009 at 08:27AM PST
keep up the good work . You have skated your way back to goodness , winning the King of L. A in 08 the King of Spring N Y, 09 and are now representing Foundation as an AM skater , you will be named as a pro. when foundation thinks you are ready , You have finally matured and have become responsible for your actions . Love and peace your Dad , Nick Sr.
Posted By: Nicky on October 30th, 2009 at 11:44AM PST
did you take the picture... better turn it in
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