Editorial Note- People seemed to have very mixed feelings about Hump Day with Ben Rice. Many people seemed to have felt that Yobeat only showed one side of Ben’s darling personality. To rectify this Comune’s Art Director and Ex-Pro guy Corey Smith sat down with Ben and asked him a few more questions. Enjoy, and thanks for reading.
Ben Rice Not-so-Hump Day Interview by Corey Smith
Ben, I’m here for you. .Â I told you that you weren’t supposed to talk about that shit fool!Â Let’s pick up the pieces. Let’s show the world you’re an elegant gentleman and not a piece of total Tahoe trash.Â How was your day today? Things are looking up right?
Things are definitely looking up. I woke up in beautiful Costa Mesa this morning we went for a jog on the beach and had some wheat grass smoothies. I’m feeling great and ready for an amazing day down at the COMUNE office aka Rancho Relaxo.
When you’re training to learn a new a trick what goes through your mind?
If you can imagine it your dreams can come true.
So how many days a week do you work out?
Counting the weekends 7 days a week right after my soy latte
Is it hard being a Mormon Christian in the hedonistic world ofÂ snowboarding?
I’m so happy that you asked me this question. It’s more difficult than ever. I have to keep my mind so focused on snowboarding and only snowboarding. It’s hard sometimes with all these young ladies and their loose morals.Â I have to keep the devils pleasures at bay.
I noticed you’re wearing a promise ring on your wedding finger. Is it difficult taking a vow of celibacy until marriage?
I have done too much of gods work to condemn myself to an eternity of hell. No Ding Ding without the wedding Ring.
I heard when you first stepped on a Bataleon snowboard you learned five new tricks in one day are those boards really that good?
Corey, I Have to say they are that damn good. I Guarantee a new Bataleon snowboard will do the same for anyone 12-30 years of age please read warning label. Not to mention Dragon goggles help me see in HD.Â Celsius boots keep me comfortable and warm like kittens massaging my little feet. Elm company hats keep my head so cozy too!
Yeah, all of us here at COMUNE, are so excited about having such a motivated young athlete such as yourself representing our brand. I heard your working on a pro model pocket protector with us? Tell me more?
Well I want people to be aware of the damages that we are doing to Mother Earth. What better way than an eco safe pocket protector? I personally walk the lonely highways of California picking up the pieces of blown out semi tires to re use the rubber and make the most eco safe pocket protector on the market. I care about the next generation so much.
Wonderful! What do you think of kids these days, all these dopers smoking grass?
Hell is hot and eternity is forever Drugs are dumb.Â I’m personally offended by all these kids that say “ I do Drugs I’m cool.” I mean who are you, some wanna be Keith Richards? These Kids and their “Weed Saves Lives” shirts, I mean really? Grow up. Get a job.
It’s a gateway drug to harder stuff wouldn’t you say?
Well just look at Michael Phelps you might win some Olympic gold. Just kidding. He’s a terrible role model for today’s youth. They should revoke all his medals, damn doper.
Seeing as you don’t own a car or any material possessions for that matter (much like the Jesus) you have little to no carbon footprint.Â Do you see yourself as a role model for environmentally conscious youth of today?
I am very concerned for the youth. I pray for them every night before I go to sleep.
“ Now as I lay to sleep I give the lord my sole to keep oh and please help the kids”
That’s so awesome… Â So let’s talk about your work with homeless youth?
In between working out 7 days a week and being celibate I find my self alone a lot.Â I have a lot of time on my hands to make positive contributions to society. I try to give back as much as possible. Yes we can!
How’s your reality show coming along? I hear your filming season two.
It’s almost done.Â Were wrapping it up with a real cliffhanger for next season you can catch it on MTV8 the Ocho.
By the way congrats on signing that four-year contract with “Fuck Yeah Bro Energy Drink” FYBED has been really taking care of you.Â What’s it like to land a corporate sponsor like that?
It’s amazing I just have to put 13 stickers on my board and always have one in my hand. I don’t fly anymore just limo it around.
How many FYBEDs do you drink each day?
I used to drink at least five but the dentist told me that at that rate I wont have any teeth left so I renegotiated my contract with FYBED to cover dental. Super hush hush but there coming out with an easy IV kit so you can just sit there and don’t have to drink it anymore.
Fantastic! You’re such an inspiration to young Americans.Â Thanks for your time Ben Rice. You’re a gentleman and a scholar.