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2012-05-11 02:25:22 PM
Sad
 
2012-05-11 02:26:56 PM
The skateboarders or the writing in this fluff piece?
 
2012-05-11 02:27:24 PM
Howabout just stupid?
 
2012-05-11 02:27:31 PM
I guess surfing at age 45 is all right though..

//waste of words
 
2012-05-11 02:28:21 PM
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This guy looks pretty douchey.
 
2012-05-11 02:28:42 PM
Isn't Tony Hawk in his 40s now? Did he retire?
 
2012-05-11 02:28:47 PM
FTA: They still haven't accounted for the '60s.


Huh?

This guy's not near as smart as he likes to think he is. I think his pink bottom needs a paddling.
 
2012-05-11 02:29:41 PM
that longboarding 45-year-old you see careening toward you in his suit - his balance greatly diminished, his body mass index greatly increased since his glory days - isn't just a threat to himself, he's a threat to us all.

So aging hipsters are dangerous because they're fat too? Nah. I'm just going with sad.
 
2012-05-11 02:30:00 PM

MorePeasPlease: [graphics8.nytimes.com image 75x75]
This guy looks pretty douchey.

 
2012-05-11 02:30:19 PM
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Matt Labash is a senior writer with The Weekly Standard, and the author of "Fly Fishing With Darth Vader."
 
2012-05-11 02:31:09 PM
This is not sad:
i3.kym-cdn.com

It is the opposite of sad.

/Also, hot.
 
2012-05-11 02:31:55 PM

Red Shirt Blues: MorePeasPlease: [graphics8.nytimes.com image 75x75]
This guy looks pretty douchey.

 
2012-05-11 02:32:10 PM
I feel the same way whenever I drive a car or listen to rock music. Jesus, what am I, 16??
 
2012-05-11 02:32:19 PM
Demented and sad, but social.
 
2012-05-11 02:32:59 PM
I won't say how old I am but now I wanna go out and get a board and shred.
 
2012-05-11 02:33:08 PM
"People my age are still having fun! Stop doing that!"

/Being 45 and owning a skateboard does not make you a hipster
 
2012-05-11 02:33:33 PM
Over 35 and on a skateboard? Pity the fool. I've seen dudes with gray hair lugging them around. Arrested development.
 
2012-05-11 02:33:57 PM
Damn. I'm not a teenager anymore. Time to curl up and die.
 
2012-05-11 02:34:51 PM
This writer is sad and on a good day he dreams of being dangerous.
 
2012-05-11 02:35:01 PM
Apparently aging means you should stop doing all of the things you enjoyed doing when you were young, because you're supposed to be miserable as an adult. The only acceptable way for adults to be happy is to spend a lot of money on things.
 
2012-05-11 02:35:44 PM

DavidVincent: Over 35 and on a skateboard? Pity the fool. I've seen dudes with gray hair lugging them around. Arrested development.


Rob Dyrdek nods in disapproval...sends big black guy to set record straight wit ya
 
2012-05-11 02:35:45 PM
I'm 45 and work in a snowboard park. I don't see a problem.
 
2012-05-11 02:35:51 PM

DavidVincent: Over 35 and on a skateboard? Pity the fool. I've seen dudes with gray hair lugging them around. Arrested development.


What about mountain bikes are they still OK for older folks?
 
2012-05-11 02:36:11 PM
I'm 38 and still skate almost everyday. Been doing it since I was 13 and will continue until I can no longer physically do it. This guy sounds like he could never figure out how to ollie and is harbored that rage for years.
 
2012-05-11 02:36:16 PM
A summary of TFA for those who don't want to read it "Waaaaah people older than me are doing stuff and having fun"
 
2012-05-11 02:36:19 PM

DavidVincent: Over 35 and on a skateboard? Pity the fool. I've seen dudes with gray hair lugging them around. Arrested development.



If you dress like a youngster and tried to hang out with the skater kiddies, maybe.
 
2012-05-11 02:36:24 PM
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I bet he's loads of fun at parties and backyard barbecues.

He comes across to me as someone that tried to skate but couldn't quite get the hang of it. There was a guy like that in the crowd I ran with in HS. He tried his damnedest but was just an uncoordinated mess. I'm still shocked to this day that he didn't break a bone. Eventually he gave up trying and became bitter towards skating and anything (and anyone) related to it.
 
2012-05-11 02:36:24 PM
Ageist douchebag.
 
2012-05-11 02:36:24 PM

DavidVincent: Over 35 and on a skateboard? Pity the fool. I've seen dudes with gray hair lugging them around. Arrested development.


CSB. A well equipped individual has many modes of transit. A good friend of mine has a razor scooter in his backpack at all times in case he needs to exit as quickly and douchily as possible. And that is why you shouldn't do drugs.
 
2012-05-11 02:36:39 PM
you know, I'm just gonna go ahead and be myself and live my life the way I want to. This guy is just gonna have to find a way to sleep tonight.

/still average at skating...at least I can still ollie. that is one of my goals for the whole rest of my life. deal with it.
//35
 
2012-05-11 02:36:49 PM
Looks like he went to Cabela's and decided "Yeah, this won't look silly at all."
Buy a new hat, you farking douchebag.

www.esquire.com
 
2012-05-11 02:37:01 PM
Other than a known professinal and stuntsman like Tony Hawk, I see no reason why anybody over the age of 25 should be on a skateboard
 
2012-05-11 02:37:02 PM
I'm just wondering...it's not that you're too fat or old or whatever, but when I hit 40, I did notice that things just didn't heal up as fast as they did when I was 20. The sprained ankle I had at 40 took a lot longer to rehab than the broken ankle I had at 25. (It was the same ankle, but still)

So if you take a header off your skateboard at 45, that's fine, but I'm here to tell you, you're going to feel it more and for a lot longer than when you were shredding at 17, and that cast isn't going to look as cool in the office, nowutimean?
 
2012-05-11 02:37:07 PM
West-siiiiide, beeotch!

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2012-05-11 02:37:12 PM
my sisters fiance has a 1/2 pipe in the back yard. (42)

I think that is awesome.

Why "grow up" there is no point to it in my opinion. Most people act like children anyway regardless of their pastimes
 
2012-05-11 02:37:16 PM

D_Evans45: "People my age are still having fun! Stop doing that!"

/Being 45 and owning a skateboard does not make you a hipster


Hip replacement candidate, maybe.
 
2012-05-11 02:37:42 PM
Skate punks, bother me night and day,
Yelling "Hey, motherfarker, get out of my way!"
See that asshole over there,
Yelling "Skate and Destroy!" with the trendy hair?

Yeah, he thinks he's a rebel and he's one of a kind,
'cause he's seen the DK's eleven times!
The way you jump that garbage can,
Yeah, you're really making a statement, man.

/obscure enough that if you recognize this, we know each other
 
2012-05-11 02:37:43 PM

buckeyebrain: Demented and sad, but social.


www.collegefashion.net
 
2012-05-11 02:37:57 PM
Is it Rodney Mullen? Cause I'm fine with that.
 
2012-05-11 02:38:17 PM
They're getting exercise doing things they enjoy doing. I'm not seeing the problem.
 
2012-05-11 02:39:38 PM
more sad and more dangerous is the notion that you have to steal yourself from any and all interests, activities or hobbies that you may enjoyed as an adolescent upon turning 40.
 
2012-05-11 02:39:40 PM

D_Evans45: "People my age are still having fun! Stop doing that!"

/Being 45 and owning a skateboard does not make you a hipster


It makes you somebody unwilling to put on your big-boy pants, and grow up.
 
2012-05-11 02:39:49 PM
www.esquire.com

Skaters beat me up and took all my girlfriends in high school!


/Must agree, this guy looks douchier than John Edwards
 
2012-05-11 02:40:17 PM
You don't quit playing the game because you get old.

You get old because you quit playing the game.
 
2012-05-11 02:40:27 PM
As long as they are good at what they do, I could care less. The world needs experts at something besides yammering endlessly on the Intratubes...
 
2012-05-11 02:41:04 PM
So are people supposed to stop doing things that they used to do because they hit a certain age?

Author is a douchenozzle.
 
2012-05-11 02:41:11 PM
Having a hobby that you enjoy obviously needs to be looked down upon.

Picture of the writer of the article:
archivethumb.foolz.us

/totally not biased because I used to skateboard or anything
//no seriously, this applies to just about everything that society looks down upon as "childish" these days. No fun allowed after growing up.
 
2012-05-11 02:41:42 PM

Trance750: D_Evans45: "People my age are still having fun! Stop doing that!"

/Being 45 and owning a skateboard does not make you a hipster

It makes you somebody unwilling to put on your big-boy pants, and grow up.


Enlighten me as to what appropriate adult hobbies and activities are, please.
 
2012-05-11 02:41:42 PM

Trance750



It makes you somebody unwilling to put on your big-boy pants, and grow up.

oh yes, let me get right on living my life in a way that makes you happy.

Hold your breath.
 
2012-05-11 02:42:17 PM
Nice trolling.

I don't like what someone else does so I'll shiat on it. Wow, that's stupendous f*cking journalism! Good work!



Rodney is 45 years old.

/with ironic ACDC for the hipsters!
 
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