Let's ignore the fact that Johnny Knoxville is 50 years old (what?) and take a look at that glorious t-shirt. Now for those who don't know, and I'm guessing that's all of you, Bill's Beer Barn is an awesome beer distributor located on New Castle Rd. I'm not sure if Johnny Knoxville has ever stepped foot inside this establishment, but I have. Most of my family still resides in the friendly confines of Butler, Pennsylvania.
I was a total skater kid growing up. From the streets of East Brady to Father Marinaro Skate Park. I looked up to guys like Johnny Knoxville, Bam Margera, and the rest of the "Jackass" cast. So in a weird way it feels like things have come full circle. I'm 33, Johnny is 50. We can both get absolutely hammered legally now. Good times.
I've been a New Yorker for about 10 years, and I feel like some days the homesickness hits a little harder. So when something like this GQ feature lands on my timeline, it's cool to see. And I love the "724" being represented by one of my childhood heroes.
So if you're ever in Butler for whatever reason, stop by Bill's Beer Barn and tell them that the shitty writer from eBaum's World sent you!
For the full GQ article click here: https://www.gq.com/story/johnny-knoxvilles-last-rodeo