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22 Times Tony Hawk Tweeted About People Not Recognizing Him

The ongoing conundrum of Tony Hawk dealing with people and clueless fans out in public that swear they recognize him from somewhere, but fail to go the extra mile and connect the dots that he's Tony Hawk is a gift to the world. Thankfully, Tony Hawk makes fun of the situation on Twitter. His feed's evolved to be nothing short of a goldmine. 

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Skaters typically don't like it when random strangers yell at them to do tricks. This time around skateboarding legend and man-of-our-childhood Tony Hawk did it, partly to see some talent, and partly to see if anyone would recognize him.

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Kid Demands Free Merch, Freaks Out When Company Sends Him Demolished Skateboard

Companies are always getting random requests for free stuff on Instagram. You'd expect when someone asks for free stuff, they'd be sort of polite about it, but this kid had the nerve to make demands, and eventually threats. So the company decided to have a little bit of fun with it. Sometimes companies get stupid inquiries and get sassy with it, like thisguy who got in a row with a treasurer who didn't understand a payment plan.

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10 Times People Had No Idea They Talked To Tony Hawk

Tony Hawk's Twitter feed is a steady stream of him sharing hilarious moments with strangers, when they had no idea they were talking to the legend himself, Tony Hawk! He seems to take it with an admirable sense of humor, and it makes us love him even more. 



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Tony Hawk showed up at the skate park to surprise some kids, and then the cops decided to show up and surprise him and everyone else by detaining a bunch of people! I mean, come on guys!

If you want some more positive and upbeat Tony Hawk content, check out the times people had no clue they were talking to Tony Hawk, here! Some serious gold in that list. 

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Tony Hawk is an inspiration to so many. We can finally see all the inspiring drive and skill that goes into pulling off that one magical trick! 

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Tony Hawk Shares Exchange With Hilariously Clueless TSA Agent

If you weren't a Tony Hawk fan going into this, you'll sure as hell skate away from the exchange, one! 

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I just can't see any way that this was going to end well. What could have possibly been a WIN in this situation? 

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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. 

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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. 

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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.




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Check out a full interview with Mancia over at Jenkem.