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Re: Things You Pondered Today
« Reply #5610 on: May 02, 2022, 09:20:00 AM »
accumulative number of stairs ollied worldwide by all skaters in the last 50 years.

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Re: Things You Pondered Today
« Reply #5611 on: May 02, 2022, 10:18:43 AM »
Who the fuck is still watching the walking dead? its like 300 episodes in and is still the exact same shit. I watched it for way longer than any normal person should of and could probably only name like six characters if I really had to. its just a soap for dorks.

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Re: Things You Pondered Today
« Reply #5612 on: May 05, 2022, 05:58:18 PM »
Has anyone in the history of human civilization been less funny than Trevor Noah?
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Re: Things You Pondered Today
« Reply #5613 on: May 06, 2022, 11:38:44 AM »


This is a close up of me preparing for crook pop out on a tight squeeze flat bar. I pressed it into a wall for support because I hate this shotgun style double round rail.
Pressing into a wall made it so I can hit it on its side so itís just a regular round rail slightly up hill.

I have been noticing how much I been relying on ocd hand gestures to crook. If you look close Iím using my back hand like a sight on the end of a gun barrel.
If I donít do this motion before all front truck grinds I will probably fail or feel unfulfilled upon landing.

Do you have any ocd skate thinking that youíd like to share?
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Re: Things You Pondered Today
« Reply #5614 on: May 07, 2022, 05:38:05 AM »


This is a close up of me preparing for crook pop out on a tight squeeze flat bar. I pressed it into a wall for support because I hate this shotgun style double round rail.
Pressing into a wall made it so I can hit it on its side so itís just a regular round rail slightly up hill.

I have been noticing how much I been relying on ocd hand gestures to crook. If you look close Iím using my back hand like a sight on the end of a gun barrel.
If I donít do this motion before all front truck grinds I will probably fail or feel unfulfilled upon landing.

Do you have any ocd skate thinking that youíd like to share?
Don't really want to use ocd label for myself altho talking to my parents there was def stuff from when I was a kid but my parents were of a time and culture where they were just like yeah that's not a thing. He doesn't need special treatment or medicine for this bullshit he can just be wierd. And there's a pattern of it getting considerably better as I get older but for me it's about routines/ order. So say I wanted to kickflip 5-0 a ledge well first I have to 5050 then 5-0 then kickflip 5050 then I can do the kickflip 5-0. Not so much a problem anymore tho (probably because I rarely do anything hard anymore lol)

Not to go too far off topic (it's a little related) I wonder if when skaters talk about blacking out and landing a trick if they ever played sports. When i used to play soccer and football it was the only real time my brain would shut off and I could just do stuff not worrying about the order etc I never got it skating sober and it never worked for me in training for sports etc it had to be a game.

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Re: Things You Pondered Today
« Reply #5615 on: May 07, 2022, 04:43:58 PM »
"So many Black Lives Matter flags in unaffordable apartments where Black family homes used to be."
"So many Black Lives Matter flags in unaffordable apartments where Black family homes used to be."


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Re: Things You Pondered Today
« Reply #5616 on: May 07, 2022, 06:58:47 PM »
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This is a close up of me preparing for crook pop out on a tight squeeze flat bar. I pressed it into a wall for support because I hate this shotgun style double round rail.
Pressing into a wall made it so I can hit it on its side so it’s just a regular round rail slightly up hill.

I have been noticing how much I been relying on ocd hand gestures to crook. If you look close I’m using my back hand like a sight on the end of a gun barrel.
If I don’t do this motion before all front truck grinds I will probably fail or feel unfulfilled upon landing.

Do you have any ocd skate thinking that you’d like to share?
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Don't really want to use ocd label for myself altho talking to my parents there was def stuff from when I was a kid but my parents were of a time and culture where they were just like yeah that's not a thing. He doesn't need special treatment or medicine for this bullshit he can just be wierd. And there's a pattern of it getting considerably better as I get older but for me it's about routines/ order. So say I wanted to kickflip 5-0 a ledge well first I have to 5050 then 5-0 then kickflip 5050 then I can do the kickflip 5-0. Not so much a problem anymore tho (probably because I rarely do anything hard anymore lol)

Not to go too far off topic (it's a little related) I wonder if when skaters talk about blacking out and landing a trick if they ever played sports. When i used to play soccer and football it was the only real time my brain would shut off and I could just do stuff not worrying about the order etc I never got it skating sober and it never worked for me in training for sports etc it had to be a game.

Same. I black out with sports. I have been compared to a dog when playing catch. It’s nearly impossible for me to miss a catch. I haul ass. It’s instinct af.  I usually don’t  remember anything other than rolling out of it and throwing it to second.

I liked to smoke dust and play soft ball. Full black out mad plays.
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Re: Things You Pondered Today
« Reply #5617 on: May 07, 2022, 07:37:40 PM »
I've never given a shit about pop culture, but being an internet junkie you are forced into caring.  What I would do to never hear about the Johnny Depp Trial or the Will Smith slap again.

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Re: Things You Pondered Today
« Reply #5618 on: May 08, 2022, 03:47:40 PM »
Why is it that in movies set in medieval times, a lot of the time theyíll start off a scene with the king just sitting on his throne staring into space?  What the fuck are they doing all day?  Just waiting around for some underling to march in there and hit him with some bad news?
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Re: Things You Pondered Today
« Reply #5619 on: May 08, 2022, 05:55:58 PM »
They're just waiting for the movie to start. Most films and shows set in medieval times just rely on cliches people have seen before. According to many history dweebs it would of looked pretty much nothing like what we think it looked like. What we think of visually is other old movies and plays and what castles etc look like now. Even down to combat we're used to seeing actors lazily swing massive swords at each other but realistically it was probably level with samurai stuff. Real armory and weapons were pretty light.anyway back to start king sits there looking into space because that's probably how a scene from a Shakespeare play started and everyone ripped it off and now that's what we expect.

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Re: Things You Pondered Today
« Reply #5620 on: May 08, 2022, 11:12:53 PM »
Has anyone in the history of human civilization been less funny than Trevor Noah?
Yes. Literally millions upon millions of people have been less funny.

 You and the D00D have turned this thread into a horrible head-on-collision between a short bus full of regular kids and a van full of paraplegics.



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Re: Things You Pondered Today
« Reply #5621 on: May 08, 2022, 11:23:41 PM »
How do you scare off/kill some animals without scaring off/killing others? BB guns etc aren't an option.

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Re: Things You Pondered Today
« Reply #5622 on: May 10, 2022, 11:23:50 AM »
how most americans are aware we were lied to about iraq and afghanistan but trust the government about its current foreign policy

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Re: Things You Pondered Today
« Reply #5623 on: May 11, 2022, 02:55:24 AM »
Did I give my cat depression? When I felt depressed he was feeling low too and now when I'm feeling better he is more active and playful.

Also I've been in romantic relationships most of my adult life and at the age of 32 I've been single the longest time ever (8 months) and I feel like why didn't I do this earlier? I've always liked being alone more than be in company. Is this what social programming does, makes you want something that's not the best for you? The possibility of having many companions of friendship and sex while maintaining autonomy intrigues me today. Is this something people with no care for social constructs think about a lot? Should I join a cult?     

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Re: Things You Pondered Today
« Reply #5624 on: May 13, 2022, 06:28:44 PM »
Why do individual humans look so different from one another but squirrels all look basically the same? 

Or do individual squirrels look just as unique and distinct to other squirrels and Iím just blind to it because of my biased human perceptual bubble?

Same could be said for lots of other animals too.  If I kidnapped the hummingbird that visits your backyard  feeder everyday and replaced it with a different hummingbird, would you even notice?  No way Jose.
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Re: Things You Pondered Today
« Reply #5625 on: May 13, 2022, 08:25:37 PM »
Maybe if they weren't completely covered in fur or feathers we'd be able to tell them apart easier. Or it's just what happens if you have a couple hundred thousand more years of evolution. Maybe in another couple thousand years humans will of bred enough we start looking more similar. Or you have to find an example of people from one very specific area with little race diversity.

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Re: Things You Pondered Today
« Reply #5626 on: May 15, 2022, 05:44:06 PM »
How much life there is in the world, and how much there has been.
There's one tree that's super old, a bristlecone pine that is 4,841 years old apparently. Apart from that outlier, there would be next to nothing that's seen the last millenia through still alive today, at least compared to the living things. It's beautiful how the world has developed into how it is today; If someone ate an apple 100 years ago and threw out the core, assuming all went well there would be another tree there. The cycle continues, and the little deaths of the tree's fruits lead to uncountable lives being created and sustained.
Let's say that in a few years, or months, or days, the tree gets struck by lightning and falls down. Unfortunately, this leads to its death. But all is not lost! Mushrooms grow around it, breaking down the matter into nutrients for other plants to use. And from that, trees and plants, ferns, everything gets fed better from one little loss of life.
I think that that is beautiful. How the web of plant life can feed itself, and in the process sustain the lives of countless animals. There is so much beauty in the world, and I really love it.
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Re: Things You Pondered Today
« Reply #5627 on: May 16, 2022, 08:13:19 AM »
I wish I had a Rad Rat patch for my vest. I think that would be the shit.

I frickin love rad rat.
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Re: Things You Pondered Today
« Reply #5628 on: May 16, 2022, 05:01:09 PM »
Do pro skaters apply proper sun protection before long sessions in the hot summer sun? Do any skate companies sell sunscreen?

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Re: Things You Pondered Today
« Reply #5629 on: May 16, 2022, 05:13:50 PM »
Do pro skaters apply proper sun protection before long sessions in the hot summer sun? Do any skate companies sell sunscreen?
i feel like they don't, grease and sweat wouldn't look very appealing on camera
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Re: Things You Pondered Today
« Reply #5630 on: May 17, 2022, 07:51:34 PM »
Regarding the congressional ufo hearings, shouldnít it be some kind of jail-able offense for Pentagon officials to essentially refuse to tell them anything?  At the very least, shouldnít they lose their job?

I donít agree with it, but I guess thereís a case to be made for not disclosing info to the public if itís some really wild shit that would cause mass hysteria.

But ultimately, weíre the ones paying their god damn salaries so letís see some of those crazy alien vids we paid for.

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Also, why do we still feel outrage when people behave how people have always behaved throughout history?  Weíve been doing horrible, evil, cruel shit to one another since the beginning of time; youíd think that at some point itíd sink in that thatís just our default setting and that things like peace and tolerance and harmony are the outliers.
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Re: Things You Pondered Today
« Reply #5631 on: Today at 10:19:49 AM »
Regarding the congressional ufo hearings, shouldnít it be some kind of jail-able offense for Pentagon officials to essentially refuse to tell them anything?  At the very least, shouldnít they lose their job?

I donít agree with it, but I guess thereís a case to be made for not disclosing info to the public if itís some really wild shit that would cause mass hysteria.

But ultimately, weíre the ones paying their god damn salaries so letís see some of those crazy alien vids we paid for.

ó-

Also, why do we still feel outrage when people behave how people have always behaved throughout history?  Weíve been doing horrible, evil, cruel shit to one another since the beginning of time; youíd think that at some point itíd sink in that thatís just our default setting and that things like peace and tolerance and harmony are the outliers.

I feel you. Iím pretty sure itís because weíre surrounded by et.

I seen a ufo once. It was a giant flaming rock I think. I was skating a quarter pipe in the Marblehead woods pretty much. 
The sky lit up above us and a stone made of green fire just flew over our heads and it should have hit close by but it didnít. Nothing was ever found and there was no impact sound.

That shit was loud when it was flying by too. 

Maybe it crashed into the waters off the coast of Naugus head?

No drugs was involved and there was two others there.

Few days later a local family was chased by a ufo. They said it was right about their car for a few blocks. Was in the papers and shit.

Everyone was making fun of them but I know they wasnít lying. They definitely saw a ufo triangle
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Re: Things You Pondered Today
« Reply #5632 on: Today at 03:55:43 PM »
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Regarding the congressional ufo hearings, shouldnít it be some kind of jail-able offense for Pentagon officials to essentially refuse to tell them anything?  At the very least, shouldnít they lose their job?

I donít agree with it, but I guess thereís a case to be made for not disclosing info to the public if itís some really wild shit that would cause mass hysteria.

But ultimately, weíre the ones paying their god damn salaries so letís see some of those crazy alien vids we paid for.

ó-

Also, why do we still feel outrage when people behave how people have always behaved throughout history?  Weíve been doing horrible, evil, cruel shit to one another since the beginning of time; youíd think that at some point itíd sink in that thatís just our default setting and that things like peace and tolerance and harmony are the outliers.
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I feel you. Iím pretty sure itís because weíre surrounded by et.

I seen a ufo once. It was a giant flaming rock I think. I was skating a quarter pipe in the Marblehead woods pretty much. 
The sky lit up above us and a stone made of green fire just flew over our heads and it should have hit close by but it didnít. Nothing was ever found and there was no impact sound.

That shit was loud when it was flying by too. 

Maybe it crashed into the waters off the coast of Naugus head?

No drugs was involved and there was two others there.

Few days later a local family was chased by a ufo. They said it was right about their car for a few blocks. Was in the papers and shit.

Everyone was making fun of them but I know they wasnít lying. They definitely saw a ufo triangle

I saw one off-season at the Outer Banks with my girlfriend at the time.  Looked up and it was just this orb of light silently hovering maybe 500ft in the air.  After a few seconds it shot off into the horizon and was gone almost instantaneously without ever making any kind of sound. 
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