A buddy of mine sent me this video of the yo yo championships yesterday and before I even watched it I was literally salivating at the blogging possibilities. I figured I had the best patsy yet for Strange Brew. Already had a blog pre-written in my head about how this video is the lamest thing since lame came to lametown, the title of this video should be called 'girl repellent' instead, I should take this guy out with me so I look better in comparison blah blah blah. But that all changed about 6 seconds into this video. And it takes a lot for me to watch an entire 3+ minute youtube video, but this thing had me mesmerized the entire time. Like is this what yo yo competitions have come to? I nearly stood up and applauded at the 52 second mark when he brushed off his shirt and busted out a triple yo yo axel. I half expected him to break out a Ric Flair strut midway through this routine. And with this crowd reaction in the background I thought I was watching a Def Jam Comedy DVD. So my apologies Mr. Kimmitt. Because if anything this is the opposite of girl repellent. Hell I'm 'liking' his facebook page after this. Legit question: What takes more talent, doing this or being a punter in the NFL?
PS: So this video is basically telling me I should have stuck with my yo yo phase in middle school? Like while everyone else was worried about girls and basketball and football, I was learning to sling some serious yo yo. I could dominate wag the dog and around the world like you read about. Problem was just when I was about to enter my yo yo prime, BLAMO, pogs and hacky sack exploded. And between cartoons and my Tamaguchi I only had time to one hobby. Too bad. I could have been a youtube sensation.
Double PS: The only thing that would have made this video better was if at the end he scream this: