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Friday, December 9, 2011


Dear Nurse Dave,
I'm thinking about bringing back rollerblading. What are your thoughts?

Grayson 'Set It & Forget It' Weeks
Logan, UT

Honestly Grayson, I'm not sure I'm ready for it. The pure awesomeness that was and is rollerblading may be too much for me. I got my first pair of blades when I was 12 or so and naturally that led to street hockey which naturally led to the kind of gang activity portrayed in the film Rollerboys. I'm not sure I'm ready for that kind of dystopian future. Sure we can of course thank rollerblading for the development of the knuckle puck, a hockey shot so raw and powerful that it only could have been developed on the streets. But we also have to thank rollerblading for the 2002 remake of Rollerball. I'm just not sure we can trust humanity with something as powerful as rollerblades. I think that the government should have outlawed rollerblades much like they outlawed the production of hoverboards. Haven't we learned that some things just need to be kept out of the reach of the common man?

So yes I think it would be awesome for rollerblading to come back but am I ready for it? No, I'm not and I'm not sure the world is either.

1 comment:

  1. i actually bought rollerblades just a few months ago. like it or not, i'm bringing them back.