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Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Mad Skills

# Posted by Joel Dixon at 23/05/2006 23:42:00
Updated by Joel Dixon at 04/03/2008 23:30:06


I don't have any "mad skillz", though I wish I did. I used to play basketball as a youngster - and could barely contribute to the D grade team I was in. I tried my hands (and feet) to cricket and football as well - and equally sucked (I think I only played one game of football before "retiring").

Early in high school I gave aggressive inline skating a shot (inspired by the X Games). I enjoyed skating a lot, but after learning to jump small stairs and grind easy rails I peaked and kind of gave up on it. I didn't break any bones while skating - so I guess I came out even.

The only other field that I've shown some level of achievement is ice / inline hockey. I dominate in C grade - then only contribute in B grade. It may be because I have less time to practice / work out lately - or just that my level of skill is somewhere between C and B grades.

Other than that, I've had to rely on my dashing good looks, charming wit and blatant use of sarcasm to get ahead in this world

These people, however, have skills (found on YouTube):

Urban Ninja


I am a huge fan of Ninjas - top stuff

Robot Dance


Crazy, silly, fresh. Probably a bit of a nerd - but great to watch

Vasek 00 (Footbag)


While it appears that this guy knows what he's doing - I didn't see a single Doda or Dizzy Dean!

College Mario Brother


The whole of 1-1 from Mario Brothers - performed by college kids

Evolution of Dance


Keep with this one - it started meaning more to me from the 3 minute mark.

Christmas Lights Gone Wild


Amazing Christmas lights display

Canon on Guitar


Pretty incredible!

Yoyo man!


He needs gloves - pussy!

While I'm sure the following video does involve some form of skill - I am in no way jealous!

Korean Madness




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