“I stand before you here today in the midst of gnarly times” is how an activist surfer bro started his impassioned plea to the San Clemente City Council.
He wasn’t there to talk about cleaning up the ocean, or complain about how the cops had recently harshed his mellow, he was there for Paul Walker of the Fast and the Furious.
The dude, who wore a neck tie and a ski cap to the meeting, demanded that the council erect a 12-foot tall statue in the deceased actor’s honor. Walker graduated from San Clemente high school.
I know these guys are serious, but this is basically an SNL sketch.
Ski cap and tie guy closed his pitch with, “When can we break ground?” Classic power negotiation tactic.
Uh, never. The members of the council proceeded to shut the poor guy down, mostly because his idea is terrible. They just don’t get it, man.
Another surfer dude followed with his own, equally awesome speech.
Watch both. You won’t regret it: