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2004-08-08 10:57:30 PM  
Yes legopowa, the bus for this thread leaves in 15 minutes.
 
2004-08-08 11:05:13 PM  
2004-08-08 10:55:09 PM williamzabka
Eh, I would rather have died in a skating accident than of a heart attack eating cheetos and drinking Mr. Pibb while looking at Fark. (Had to quit skating because of a recurring shoulder injury. Never professional skating or anything.)
At the same time this thread made me laugh my ass off.


If your shoulder prevented you from skating, I don't think you were doing it right.
 
2004-08-08 11:08:24 PM  
double backside lamppost onion asploder
 
2004-08-08 11:09:06 PM  
There are Skateboarders who aren't Tony Hawk???
 
2004-08-08 11:12:32 PM  
Oh well - if he had to die at least the world isn't losing someone who actually contributed to society.. I still to this day cannot believe how much importance is placed on sports - and always to the detriment of science, medicine, education, or simply even feeding people.
 
2004-08-08 11:13:49 PM  
When I was 19 a friends brother who was 14 contiually kicked our asses in baseketball. He was unstoppable. 2 years later he got on a skating trip and managed to fall off the second story of a parking garage. Dead.
I guess guys in their teens dont believe in their own mortatlity. Shame but in a way it is darwinian.
 
2004-08-08 11:14:08 PM  
If your shoulder prevented you from skating, I don't think you were doing it right.

Find a skateboarder who has gotten really good without hurting themselves once. I won't even get into the details of a dislocated shoulder.
 
2004-08-08 11:19:40 PM  
skateboarding = cool

rollerbladeing = glorified rollerskates
 
2004-08-08 11:20:06 PM  
I guess he wanted to light up his life.

When he was told he has a bright future I bet he didn't expect that.

I'm done now.
 
2004-08-08 11:20:26 PM  
As pointed out before .... I HIGHLY doubt each of you in here wears a helmet when you skate, bike ... or even operate a CAR. Yeah, thats right .... if you ever hurt yourself while driving a car... you are just as stupid as you claim this kid is/was.
 
2004-08-08 11:21:51 PM  
2004-08-08 11:14:08 PM williamzabka
Find a skateboarder who has gotten really good without hurting themselves once. I won't even get into the details of a dislocated shoulder.


So you were "forced" to give it up because you didn't want to get hurt again.

The only way an injury would have prevented you from continuing would have been if it were a leg injury that inhibited your range of motion.

All I was saying is that a shoulder injury can't prevent you from skating unless you let it. I'm just farking with you anyway.
 
2004-08-08 11:23:48 PM  
2004-08-08 11:20:26 PM Emeraldstar
As pointed out before .... I HIGHLY doubt each of you in here wears a helmet when you skate, bike ... or even operate a CAR. Yeah, thats right .... if you ever hurt yourself while driving a car... you are just as stupid as you claim this kid is/was.


Yeah, the people on him about wearing a helmet are lame....It'da messed up his hair.

Helmets are for wusses anyway. That's not sarcasm. If you can't land on your head, and get up, take up knitting. Ok, THAT part was a little sarcastic.
 
2004-08-08 11:25:26 PM  
I was upset until I found out he was a rollerskater.
 
2004-08-08 11:29:11 PM  
Buckfutter, actually what I was pointing out was that dislocating my shoulder has kept me from doing a lot of things. I have done it nine times and had 2 surgeries. Only once was it on a skateboard. Once you dilocate your shoulder it only becomes easier. The last time I did it as reaching for a bottle of water in the passenger seat of my car while driving. Basically, I could have thrown my arms out for balance on a skateboard and dislocated my shoulder. It was that bad.

I have only recently started feeling comfortable using it again after a major surgery in February. I always like boarding, as weel as softball, volleyball, and basketball. I don't do any of them anymore because I don't want the medical bills piling up again. I miss them all, but it is the price you pay for getting older.

I know your messing around. Just wanted to give my side of the story.
 
2004-08-08 11:31:19 PM  
this guy actually looks nothing like cobain, unless you think everyone with long blonde hair and some facial scruff does. this is a shame, the kid was too young. but so it goes...
 
2004-08-08 11:32:48 PM  
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2004-08-08 11:35:57 PM  
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2004-08-08 11:37:25 PM  
williamzabka Ok, you get a pass.....but all you other wussies, toughen up.

Truthfully, I'd hate if an injury kept me from doing some of the activities I enjoy (I had that experience with my knee about 10 years ago, and also now have problems with my hip because I have little to no cartilage left in it....but it's not bad enough to prevent me from doing things....and hopefully it won't ever be.)
 
2004-08-08 11:50:11 PM  
Live by the skate.
Die by the skate.
 
2004-08-08 11:50:24 PM  
in the words of Emeril:

BAM!
 
2004-08-09 12:05:55 AM  
Fact - most things in life can be made more safe.

I really don't see issue in him not wearing a helmet, it was his choice after all. This is just a rather unfortunate accident.

You know people, you are less likely to die in a car accident if you wear a helmet when you drive - yet you don't see people wearing helmets while driving their cars too often.
 
2004-08-09 12:08:36 AM  
In-line skating and freestyle skiing champion Richard Taylor has died after colliding with a lamp-post near his home.

Says it all, really. Chlorine, meet gene pool.
 
2004-08-09 12:09:37 AM  
Yeah, and what about all the times he didn't wear a helmet and didn't die? People don't focus on THAT.
 
2004-08-09 12:20:07 AM  
who cares about fruit booters anyway?

the fewer of them in the way at the skate park, the better.
 
2004-08-09 12:22:15 AM  
did anyone else find it funny that "Richard died this morning at 0920, after he did not wake up from a coma," ?
i thought people in coma's hung around for a while at least. i wonder if a few people weren't waiting on those juicy organs he was hoarding.
 
2004-08-09 12:24:19 AM  
RIP pussy footer. BTW... he couldn't have been THAT good, after all he wasn't invited to the X-Games. ;)
 
2004-08-09 12:26:29 AM  
Where the hell did the kid with the camera go? Skaters always have a kid with a camera in their back pocket. I have proof of this somewhere around here.
 
2004-08-09 12:40:53 AM  
"2004-08-08 11:20:26 PM Emeraldstar

As pointed out before .... I HIGHLY doubt each of you in here wears a helmet when you skate, bike ... or even operate a CAR. Yeah, thats right .... if you ever hurt yourself while driving a car... you are just as stupid as you claim this kid is/was."


Good comparison. OK, actually it's not even remotely close.
 
2004-08-09 12:44:21 AM  
I think that rollerblading or whatever is teh gay but still....sad

I find it hilarious that people sitting around commenting on crap like this put in a bad word about this kid. How dare he do anything? I guess it would be more appropriate if he ate himself to death watching daytime television with a jumbo bag of cheetos rather than doing stuff he liked out in the world?

I'm sure 98% of the people putting a bad word in about this guy have been nominated for a darwin award at one point or another in their life but didn't receive it. I know I've done some stupid crap and I don't regret it. Can't even imagine how many times I should have burned to death or died from a head injury just from having fun. Just think back like "woah, glad I'm alive"
 
2004-08-09 12:49:38 AM  
It's a good thing that lamp post killed him, as it saves me the trouble.
 
2004-08-09 01:02:23 AM  
so i still dont get it; how the fark you collide w/a lamp post head on while roller blading? safety gear is there for safety...darwin wins

ps: though tony cack died when i read skater...
 
2004-08-09 01:11:18 AM  
In-line skating and freestyle skiing champion Richard Taylor has died after colliding with a lamp-post near his home.

off topic... is "colliding" even the right word? doesn't there have to be movement of both the objects for them to be colliding? atoms collide, cars collide, but a skater and a lamp post?
 
2004-08-09 01:36:40 AM  
Eclipse Unfortunately, it is the people you leave behind who continue to suffer.

And suffer, we do.

/someone who knows
 
2004-08-09 01:52:08 AM  
Helmets are gay, mmmkay? If you want to wear one, fine, you're a fag. Just don't try to make everyone else subscribe to your fear of living, including your kids.

Kid looks like he was probably Skating While Intoxicated. A mind is a terrible thing to waste.
 
2004-08-09 02:02:37 AM  
And people wonder why I always wear my Hockey gear while I am learning to ice skate!

Yeah, yeah...
I know... Wear the gear but I'm not on the team... YET, that is ;)
 
2004-08-09 02:11:12 AM  
Dude! Wicked 720 post slam!
 
2004-08-09 02:15:51 AM  
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Hahahahahahahaha! :D
 
2004-08-09 03:53:03 AM  
"Oh well - if he had to die at least the world isn't losing someone who actually contributed to society.. I still to this day cannot believe how much importance is placed on sports - and always to the detriment of science, medicine, education, or simply even feeding people."

Wow, somebody else who thinks like I do.
What's even sicker is that in the U.S. the government gives teams major kickbacks. Humongous source of corporate welfare & for what, entertaining ourselves to death. It's ill.

Sad tho, he was a cutie.
 
2004-08-09 04:07:21 AM  
Ok 2 things

1)Not meaning to sound insensitive but young men taking unnecceary risks is indeed Evolutionary Darwinism at its best - it is very much in our genetics to think we will live forever and nothing can touch us ...lets face it 40 year old women with "common sense" dont catch any wooly mammoths. I realize that no one in this thread was mentioning darwin in a scientific sence ...more a sarcastic insensitive sense ...but I think it is also a common young, mostly male response to tragedy.

2) I am only 30 years old (I know thats really old to some) and when I or anyone I talk to recounts our childhood it is pure miricle we lived through it. I dont think there are many in this thread who didnt ever take a chance and do something that could have ended in tragedy. Ever red line Dad's car? jump off the roof into the pool? dive into the river? Once I took construction cones on the freeway and made the road turn just about 90 degrees onto the exit for my neighbourhood ...sat back and watched the fender benders...and dont get me started on farm kids and fun with guns. Young men feel invincible ...you couldnt fight wars otherwise.

I didnt know the guy and I am sad for his family...but for the grace of God went I
 
2004-08-09 04:44:05 AM  
Is it me or this guy looks pretty much like Terry Bogard from Garou: Mark Of The Wolves (a fighting game), I know Terry looks like Kurt Cobain in that game but this guy even has a very similar looking jacket and all. Judge for yourselves.

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2004-08-09 04:46:36 AM  
I may be overly sensitive tonight because my friends little sister died at 21 this past Friday night, and normally I'd love to make some sort of comment about people who rollerblade (skateboarding v. rollerblading-stupid but I can't help it)...

but jesus christ...that's farking young. I really, really feel horrible for his friends and family. I lost a friend when he was 20 (2 years ago) and it haunts me till this day. I wish the best for people who actually knew him. They're going throw a horrendous time.
 
2004-08-09 04:50:08 AM  
threw...not throw.

//i can't spell.
 
2004-08-09 04:50:55 AM  
Another one

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2004-08-09 04:51:10 AM  
//admits she's really drunk

through...not threw.


i'm a farking idiot.
 
2004-08-09 05:22:25 AM  
At least he went out doing what he loved.


...beating his head against a concrete lamppost. It's a Welsh thing.
 
2004-08-09 05:42:19 AM  
Good.

Thousands of people saved from being annoyed by that incessant thukka-thukka, thukka-thukka, thukka-thukka, as the dickhead rolls by...
 
2004-08-09 06:49:57 AM  
meh, geocities farked my links >_>
 
2004-08-09 06:50:46 AM  
Wow, what fine human beings you all are.
OK, enough being tolerant:

Fnord
thoreau
DammitDrag
KiesteredBeetle
Perfect_Sin
The Reichman
Chocolate.x
QuesoDelicioso
Denial
GodHead
Draakneuz
tetzy

A big Screw You to you all. I have little problem with people areguing he should have been wearing a helmet, but seriously, you other guys, I hope nothing bad ever happens to you when you least expect it.
 
2004-08-09 07:07:23 AM  
Yay, my 1st Greenlighted article... ^_^
 
2004-08-09 07:11:06 AM  
Juvenile immortality syndrome kills.
 
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