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Steve Cave

Doing Stupid Stuff on Skateboards to Impress Girls

By September 2, 2010

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Lucas Lee, from Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World, from Geekshow.usHave you seen Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World yet? I loved it. It's very ... different! And a lot of fun!

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.


September 7, 2010 at 5:22 pm
(1) alex says:

one time i convinced my brother to come to the skatepark with me. he didnt know how to skate worth s–t, but i let him borrow my old board (the tail was REALLY f—ed up from braking with the tail, but it was still ridable).

anyway, there was this girl there that he liked, i was trying to get him to go get her name, but instead he thought it would be smarter to try to drop into a q-pipe (it looks pretty easy until you try the first time!)

long story short, he broke his arm and the mysterious girl just saw him cry alot. lol.

September 8, 2010 at 12:20 am
(2) Lauren says:

Girls don’t do things to try to IMPRESS the boys we are just loud and do anythingg to get their attention*

September 8, 2010 at 8:58 pm
(3) dude says:

just walk up and use a lame pickup line….then slap her butt.
then you got a girl

September 9, 2010 at 7:36 pm
(4) tanner m says:

i was in 6th grade wen this happened so here it goes i wuz wit about seven of my friends that are on my skate team and there were 5 hot eighth graders at my local middle school 5 stair and i varialed it first try just to impress them i was amazed because i had been learnen tre’s and i hadent done a varial in forever they all like ambushed me and my friends and were like THAT WAS AWSOME!!!!!!! that was prob the second best day of my life next to wen i landed my first tre. i am now in seventh grade and i am currently goin out wit one of those girls. i still dont know how i landed that i havent ever landed another!

October 10, 2010 at 8:12 pm
(5) Sara says:

HAHA! That made me laugh. Well, theres stupid stuff girls do too. We laugh and joke about it later though. ;) When I’m in school, we giggle when we see a hot guy. Then theres those girls like me that blush. Well when I’m caught blushing I’m told to bend down or do a cartwheel or something to show off my butt. It gets lots and lots of laughs from the girls and it’s funny to see those guys get all wide eyed and cockey. It makes me laugh every time. XD And if that doesn’t work, we talk really loud and laugh to get attention.

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