Here's a conversation from the movie that Scott has with one of the evil X's that he has to defeat - the guy's name is Lucas Lee, and he's a professional skateboarder who became a huge action movie star. Like Jason Lee in real life ... only instead of being in chipmunk movies, Lucas Lee is in hardcore action films. Well, ridiculous hardcore action films!
In the movie, Scott Pilgrim and Lucas Lee have this conversation during their fight:
- Pilgrim - "Can you do a... thingy... on that rail over there?"
- Lee - "Its called a grind, bro."
- Pilgrim - "Can you do a grindy... thingy... on that rail?"
- Lee points out that the rail is garbage, and like a million feet long, but then Pilgrim says, "There are girls watching..."
And that's all it took to get him to try it! It's a very funny scene, because it's sorta real, in a ridiculous kinda way. Have you ever been the victim of "Kodak Courage"? Have you ever done something that you KNEW would likely get you hurt, just because a hottie was watching?
Of course you have! And if you haven't yet, you will. I still, as an adult, do really stupid stuff just because a girl is there! Does this same thing happen to girls? I know it does to us guys ... and not just in skateboarding! But skateboarding is one of the worst, because being distracted by a skirt while at the same time trying to push myself to do something difficult usually adds up perfectly to equal stupid!
Not that that'll ever stop me. I'm just sayin!
What about you guys? Do you have any stories? Share them here! And if a girl or two would like to weigh in and say something, that would be great! And if you guys have any great stories about getting hurt, you can post them here or also over on the Worst Skateboarding Injuries page.