Friends, I did it.
I found something funny on the internet on my very own, without anyone else having to link to it! It’s the Amazon reviews for the new Heelys Men’s shoe range.
Firstly, I want to say that there is some absolute comedy gold content here. Just take a few minutes to peruse and perhaps tweet your favourite to me. I know what mine is.
Secondly, if you want to know how exactly I found this - I’ll straight up tell you. I saw a kid wearing them on the weekend, rolling in circles like the majestic eagle he was, and I went a looked it up because I am absolutely ordering a pair of these and I don’t care what anyone thinks. New year, new me etc etc. Of course, we could take a page out of Amazon Reviewer Ben’s book, whereby he writes “If you want to use your heelies for anything other than escaping your feelies then I’m sure they work just fine but as I’ve never personally used them for anything else, I don’t feel qualified to speak to that.” But as he also notes in his review title “If you’re already checking Amazon for these then you’re the exact type of person who won’t regret it” which makes me feel *very* seen, and pretty much validates this entire enterprise.
Look, I’m not here to argue with anyone. Actually, that’s one great thing about a newsletter that only a handful of people read. This is very much a one-way street. All I know is that I want to generally glide through things more in life, and also what else is adulthood about but getting to radically course-correct your uncoolness in middle to high school. Semi-related, this is another reason I am very happy about the whole resurgence of Champion sweatshirts.
Furthermore, I have a great sense of balance, and I absolutely think I can pull this off, especially in the corridor that leads between our row of desks to the kitchen. Even if the the people in the tutorial video (scroll down) look very unsure of themselves and the whole idea seems fundamentally unsafe, you are coming on this journey with me whether you like it or not and I know it’s also going to blow my kids minds.
I’m not just doing this for me, but also for BeerMateo.