After a long and gruesome wrestle with substance abuse, among other things, it'd seem the iconically seven kinds of f**ked up skater douche Mr. Bam Margera is ready to hit the road rolling again. Rumors are floating around that Margera is in talks with Element Skateboards, and that he could be releasing some more footage again very soon.
When evaluating the cinema, one must rid themselves of the director's intent. The intentional falacy is the theory that, ultimately, when an artist releases their work into the world, their intention is no longer open for consideration. The work now belongs to the audience.
As for the video "Skateboard Teeter Totter Nutshot," one must keep the ideas brought forth by literary theorists W.K. Wimsatt, Jr. and Monroe C. Beardsley close at hand. The viewer cannot judge the actions of the participants with the director's ideas in mind. To create a fully-formed opinion of why a skateboarder would jump off a latter onto crudely made teeter totter above which a large man stood one must ignore the author's original intention. For instance, why put a fluorescent light bulb on the teeter totter so when the wood came into contact with the large man's groin, the bulb would explode? These are questions you must answer.
But if we had to guess, the director probably thought this would be funny. They're assumptions were correct.
Lots of us played Tony Hawk: Pro Skater and expected to leave the house doing kickflip to tailslide to bluntslide to that Chad Muska beats-slide where he pulls out a boombox. But very few of us could.
Still there are skateboarders who can trump the impossible things we’ve seen in video games. One of them is Dan Mancina, a skateboarder who is legally blind.
Mancina, who’s vision started to fade at 13, only has a slight amount of peripheral vision and a cane, but he’s still able to pull off some things most could only dream of — namely skating with a smooth controlled style. That’s the real money.
But according to Spolid, that’s not all that Mancina can do. In the video compilation “Dan Mancina Does Stuff Blind,” he chops wood, throws a bullseye, and fires a machine gun. Let this be an inspiration to all of us.