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Apr 6, 2006

Skateboards were invented in 1955 by Marty McFly when he ripped the handles off a kid’s push scooter.

Seriously though, what’s the deal with skateboards? No handles, no way to secure it to yourself, just a free entity on wheels and you ride them on concrete. That’s clever. My worst skateboarding experience as a kid was going down the road I lived on, downhill, while being pulled with a rope by a friend on a bicycle. Then another kid rides up next to him and challenges him to a race. I was going well over any rational speed before I realized I needed to let go of the rope. But the rope tension at least offered some stability, as soon as I let go the board went all wobbly on me. I decided the best course was to wipe out in the gravel along the road. I bailed without any broken bones, but my pants were basically shredded off of me along with numerous abrasions. Good times.

I guess Wally was technically snowboarding, or iceboarding. Snowboarding, I got another story there for another time. I’m pretty sure to this day my wrists are an inch shorter due to the repeated falling.

  • Matt D

    Wouldn’t your feet just sink in when you try to push a skateboard on snow?

  • ~*Ashley*~

    Yeah, I did have a skateboard, I didnt really like it, so I got rid of it. lol πŸ˜€

  • Probably work on ice, that is just sprinkled with snow. πŸ˜‰

  • Anastasia

    Osbourne’s first and last line made me laugh harder then I have in a very long time. Thanks.

  • Henry

    I’ve tried that! Falling hurts a lot, even on snow

  • Izzieluv

    HE HE HE

    • Uh, that’s ‘balloons’, not ‘ballons’. That word is missing it’s second ‘o’.

  • Izzieluv

    I’d treaten not to read but I just can’t do that I just can’t

  • Sev

    Yowch. When I was a kid, I wanted to be Jackie Chan, so I’d constantly work on “stunts.” Stunts such as jumping off the roof, rolling down stairs, climbing up the side of the school, running along a fence. . . Would you believe I’ve never broken anything except my toe twice (while running on a rubberized track, no less) and my finger (with a rifle?)

    And even I thought skateboards were dangerous.

  • Lil

    lol The third and fourth frame says it all…..whoever invented the skatedoard had to envision what would happen to its riders….can you imagine how many bones have been broken on that contraption since it was first invented???? Another great comic, Tyler!

  • Skateboard popularity hit its peak too late for me to get the hang of it but my brother had one. Unfortunately, due to an overprotective mother, he never got to ride it anywhere.

  • Did anyone else notice the GoogleAds at the bottom of the page were selling skateboards today as opposed to the usual polar-bear adoption schemes. Nifty :p

  • RW

    Aaaahhhhh, skateboards, why did just know that they woald turn up evetuely. I got a skateboard for my birthday about 5 years ago when I lived in Texes, I thought it was awsome, but I was really bad at it, so I did’nt practis, then we moved out to the-middle-of-nowhere, where the closest paved anything is like, a mile and a half away, its the high-way.

    well anyways, super funny comic Tyler! πŸ˜€

  • Lee

    I guess the Google ads must pick up on the page title and internal keywords. Just as long as there are no strips about porn.

    The trouble with skateboarders is that they’ll colonise every spare bit of flat concrete. Otherwise known as “pathways”.

  • RW

    oh yeah, I have a qustion that I’v been wondering about for a while now, do poler bears really have blue tungs? becouse after some of the info you have given us, it wouldnt suprize me.

  • andy.

    “Skateboards were invented in 1955 by Marty McFly when he ripped the handles off a kidÒ€ℒs push scooter.”

    That’s one of the funniest things I’ve read- I like it almost better than the comic. Good old Back to the Future πŸ˜€

  • Nikki

    isn’t a snow borad a skate boards w/o wheels

  • You

    ya i think so

  • osbourne was right
    all skateboards work like that
    and i like how u put that marty mcfly thing
    BACK TO THE FUTURE ROX!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • RW

    wait a second, this is from thursday, wheres the one for friday?

  • I got caught!

  • RW

    oh ya, nothin’ gets past me, I’m sharp!

    lol, just had a great mental picture of Wally doing yoga and Osbourn trying to. πŸ˜€

  • RW

    in “Deserted Island: Snowbeard” is Osbourne saying “Great feathers” as a exclamation or saying feathers instead of beard?

  • Izzieluv

    My Birthday’s June 21st, do you know what I want for my birthday?

  • CDman

    not to be mean but evry one in the world will be sik that day

  • bobo

    CDman that was mean πŸ™

  • Izzieluv

    why will every one be sick?

  • Zak

    its my birthday on june the 22nd, I WANT MORE WATERBALLOONS!

    meh, if the bandwagons in town, why not jump on? πŸ™‚

  • RW

    What if the bandwagon is about to drive right off the edge of a cliff?

  • bobo

    all the more reason. πŸ™‚ [ahh]

  • purple people eater

    gosh none of you even noticed Wally got hurt!
    my birthday is june 30 and I don’t care much about waterballon comics.
    and you might want to jump off the bandwagon before it reaches the cliff.

  • Weird. Wally should’ve said “HOLY SWEET WHALE CARCASS!” when he fell.