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(Daily Mail)   That deaf, dumb and blind kid sure rides a mean skateboard   ( divider line
    More: Cool, McSweeney, Glenview  
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2013-02-04 02:02:13 AM  
Don't see no light's a-flashin', skates by sense of smell . . .
2013-02-04 02:49:20 AM  
2013-02-04 02:49:56 AM  
Yeah, but throwing all those ball bearings in front of him is still just cruel.
2013-02-04 02:56:33 AM  
If his name is George he should watch out for that...tree.
2013-02-04 03:05:12 AM  
I golf clap at the headline subby, but since they say he uses his hearing in an exceptional way, also could have gone with a Daredevil reference.

/Good headline anyway.
2013-02-04 03:15:00 AM  
But he is not deaf or dumb!!
2013-02-04 03:35:52 AM  
'For me protective gear is the difference between being absolutely terrified while skateboarding and being completely confident. I feel that I can push myself to the next level when I am protected. I can try big tricks and not worry about getting hurt. You can be really brave when you are safe.'

Insert gun ownership thread argument here.
2013-02-04 03:41:19 AM  
I was going to joke that he should challenge Ben Underwood to a skate-off, but just learned Ben passed away in 2009.

/RIP you crazy superheroes
2013-02-04 03:47:58 AM  
I started thinking that the Hero tag should have trumped Cool, but then it started getting dusty in here...
2013-02-04 04:17:35 AM  
Fark him. I can't even properly iron a farking shirt.
2013-02-04 06:11:57 AM  
Subby needs to learn the definition of deaf...As for dumb... Subby DOES seem to have definitely broken the "it takes one to know one" cliché.
2013-02-04 06:46:36 AM  

2 Replies: Subby needs to learn the definition of deaf...As for dumb... Subby DOES seem to have definitely broken the "it takes one to know one" cliché.

2013-02-04 07:11:05 AM
All I know is he better watch out for The Daggers
2013-02-04 07:48:24 AM  

Madman drummers bummers: Who?

The name of the band.


The band on stage.


The name of the band on stage!

2013-02-04 08:49:14 AM  
Is he any good at pinball, perhaps?
2013-02-04 09:18:14 AM  
Humans, we can be pretty farking amazing.
2013-02-04 09:24:49 AM  
wow, retina cancer.  Haven't heard of that.  actually all tissue can become cancerous, i know that, but I have never heard of this.

This is right there with river blindness I read about the other day.  I tend to be on the up and up about my parasites.  When you got parasites in your parasites and it makes you itch so bad a red hot blade on the back feels good... god damn.
2013-02-04 09:38:28 AM  
Well played subby.
2013-02-04 10:39:49 AM  
Tommy rocks, it's that simple. Met him years ago at his home park in Glenview IL. I had been watching him a bit (I used to be an instructor), and thought "Wow, he's pretty good, but doesn't look where he's going". He fell, board shot out, and he walked over to me asking "Where's my board". Thought was wasn't all that bright, it was literally right next to him. Absolutely blew my mind when I realized what was going on.

I've got a ton of CSB's with Tommy, but I'll only share two more.

1: The local park is all small "skatewave" ramps, and over time, they get pushed back. So a couple kids were moving the ramps back into their original positions when I realized, we're rearranging the blind kids furniture. When he got there, I told him, hey, we moved the ramps. Like I've seen him do a every new park, he walked around pacing the ramps off, and was right back at it.

2: He beat me once in a game of skate on a mini half. I even landed the wrong trick, and he called me out on it just by the sound.
2013-02-04 11:58:42 AM  
He's a champion!
2013-02-04 01:49:44 PM  
gleaming the cube
2013-02-05 12:35:44 AM  
Great story, good on him for following his passion and reminding people that handicaps don't mean squat.

Reminds me of my sister (also blind) riding her bike when we were young. People had a lot of the same reactions; she's blind, she'll get hurt, etc.
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