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    Skater Punks

    By Icebeast | August 13, 2008

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    So, I realize that it has been a while since either of us last blogged. I was out of town for a week, and during that time I did a lot of nothing. This made it rather difficult to come up with things to bitch about. But, on the way home today, I suddenly saw several things to bitch about. Luckily for you, I’ll just do one right now.

    So, for whatever reason, on the UCLA campus, we get several teen and preteen skater kids. They like to sit on this platform we have centrally located on campus and jump off. (I spent 4 seconds trying to find a picture of it and gave up). Anyways, the platform is like a small stage they use for shows and events in central UCLA. Its maybe 2 feet off the ground.

    So, these kids decide to ride there skate boards off, attempt to do a trick, and then land. The only portion of this sequence that ever succeeds is the first part. I have yet to see them successfully complete a trick, or successfully land. Their inability to land may be the most annoying part. I’ve had to dodge skateboards and people on more than one occasion. This is also in the center of campus, where large volume of people travel. I’m surprised no one has yet been bludgeoned by a skateboard. Can’t you find a more secluded area for your failed stunts? And why would you want to have lots of people watch you fall on your ass?

    Ground, meet face.
    Ground, meet face.
    Secondly, half these kids don’t wear protection. Some wear helmets, but pads are a rarity. Today, I saw a kid with no helmet or pads, attempt to jump off this platform, rail on a metal chair, and then land. Let’s just say, he failed. And so I wonder, where are the campus police. Not only are there signs EVERYWHERE that say no skateboarding, but these kids are being idiots at the same time. Now, I’m not trying to be narc, but eventually one of these kids will get injured. And when that happens, whose going to get sued, the university. And when that happens, whose going to have a tuition hike, ME. So get off your donut laden ass and do something please.

    Well, I think that gets out all my anger over skaters. Let me finish this by saying, I have nothing against skaters, but if you have no skill, please skate elsewhere. As for tomorrow, I will continue to suppress my urge to clothesline these children.

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    Topics: Icebeast, Rants | 6 Comments »

    6 Responses to “Skater Punks”

    1. Flu-Bird Says:
      November 16th, 2008 at 7:30 pm

      The hardest part of skateboarding is the sidewalk

    2. Rasta Says:
      June 24th, 2010 at 12:33 pm

      Cool, and i thought it was yoga , this dude has mastered it.

    3. skate or die Says:
      March 20th, 2011 at 3:20 pm

      lol, its theyre lives.. if they will break a bone is is his life, not yours.. am i right?

    4. jose Says:
      April 6th, 2011 at 11:13 am

      it always amuses me how people who don’t skate love to bitch about people skating. When you say how these kids are not wearing any pads and will eventually get hurt. While that may be true, at the same time don’t you think that the know the risks involved? They are doing it because they want to. And as far as signs everywhere telling you not to skate, I’m sure that at some point in your life you have done something that deliberately disobeys signs. Most common example that i can think of..drinking

    5. maik Says:
      May 23rd, 2011 at 2:22 pm

      get a life man

    6. trevor Says:
      June 15th, 2011 at 11:32 pm

      you are an idiot and suck at life the only reason you are mad is because that picture at the top is you so dont hate on skaters you will probably grow up to be a rent a cop