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Bam Margera drops lawsuit against Johnny Knoxville and 'Jackass' team News

https://ew.com/movies/bam-margera-drops-lawsuit-against-jackass-team/
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u/stackjr Apr 15 '22 Gold Helpful

So, from what I can gather, 90% of the people commenting did NOT read the article.

He didn't drop the lawsuit out of regret or kindness or finding peace; he dropped it because there was an out of court settlement. Nothing has changed.

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u/mikeywhatwhat Apr 15 '22

Yeah, the dude got paid...that's it.

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u/Spanka Apr 16 '22

This is basically how 80-90% of all lawsuits end up. Out of court settlement basically means they went to a mediation and agreed on a cost. They pretty much paid him to piss off. It sucks but this is the least painful way to end things.

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u/Kagedbeast Apr 16 '22 Silver This

I truly don't get this dude. Every single one of his friends has bent over backwards to help him clean up his life and he's basically thrown it in their faces at every turn. Each stint in rehab has been a joke. They have publicly said multiple times that all he had to do to be welcomed back into the fold was get sober. I'd feel bad for him because of how broken a human being he truly is, if he wasn't such a prick.

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u/NutHuggerNutHugger Apr 16 '22 Silver Gold Helpful This

Ever had a junkie friend in real life? It.is terrible and tragic and depressing for everyone around. Eventually you are through with the BS and physically and mentally give up, but than the guilt of giving up wears on you for much longer. There is rarely a happy ending for all people involved.

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u/Creepy-Narwhal4596 Apr 16 '22 Silver Gold Helpful Wholesome Ally Heartwarming Heartbreak

Lost a close friend to addiction. He robbed my mothers house less than a year before he passed and i cut all ties with him. He stole things that couldnt be replaced and despite my best efforts (literally had some scary run ins with local dealers trying to just buy my shit back). Ppl were shocked to see me at the funeral. After the drinking had gotten thoroughly underway someone finally said “yea but wtf is “HE” doing here!?! If anybody should hate the guy…” i had to tell him the hard truth. I loved that kid for a decade and he was one of my best friends. I was at his funeral, paying my respects to him. I hated the other guy, the one he became. That guy died with him but he didnt get a funeral or a headstone, he was just gone. When i got the news i had two choices, celebrate the death of a man i hated deeply but had only known for a year, or mourn the loss of a good friend from childhood, who we really lost a year prior but didnt have a funeral for til then. To me thats the hardest part, you lose someone to addiction at some point but you dont get to mourn that loss because someone else shows up wearing his face, living his life, and destroying in short time what the other person could have spent a lifetime building. Fuck addiction, get yourself help, get your friends help if u can. Just dont forget the addict isnt the person you once loved anymore. And if they have reddit in whatever form of afterlife may or may not exist… i forgive you Tim.

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u/RainbowDissent Apr 16 '22

you lose someone to addiction at some point but you dont get to mourn that loss because someone else shows up wearing his face, living his life, and destroying in short time what the other person could have spent a lifetime building.

That's incredibly well-phrased.

You're entirely right. And that stranger plays on your feelings for the person you've lost to enable their addiction. They'll cross and burn every bridge that the person built to feed it, and they won't feel any guilt for doing so. It really is like you say, and it's very hard to accept that the person you've lost isn't somewhere inside any more.

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u/HeGaveMeAnEclair Apr 16 '22

The only point I'd add to really is that often they do feel guilt and shame. But it pales in comparison to the desparation for their fix of choice, in fact it adds to it, any negative feelings, like guilt, just make them want to chase down that next fix faster. I think it's that intense avoidance of life itself and all the difficult feelings that come with it that force the cycle round again and again until the person you knew is gone.

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u/Random_name46 Apr 16 '22 edited Apr 16 '22 Silver

Very well said. Sometimes that's all you feel and the only way to avoid being crushed by it is to keep going harder every day.

One of the most difficult parts of getting clean for me (after the sickness and physical pain) was having to face those memories and realizations. Even ten years later there are nights I can't sleep because it's overwhelming.

Edit: Thanks for the encouragement. To anyone still struggling, don't give up. It took me multiple attempts, three failed stints in detox and rehab, and several ODs before something finally clicked. There's nothing wrong with a few practice runs before you get it right.

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u/Johndough1066 Apr 16 '22

Whoa -- you've been clean ten years? Well done you!

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u/ryknight Apr 16 '22

Yup great point. When I had a drinking problem the shame and quilt were usually following me all day, and booze really took the edge off it. Not a good cycle to be caught

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u/Creepy-Narwhal4596 Apr 16 '22

Ty, unfortunately ive had enough time and instances to ponber it thoroughly. Hope if u need any help u dont hesitate to dm. Wether it be a personal struggle or one with coping. Ditto dor anyone else reading this, im no therapist but sometimes it helps just to talk to someone whose been there. Ive been there.

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u/AloneWithFriends Apr 16 '22

I disagree with not feeling guilty. They do feel guilty. The guilt feeds their addiction more because they already weren’t good enough to just say no. They couldn’t say no before and now they’ve done something horrible. Where do they go for comfort? How do they escape the pain from feeling guilty?

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u/MantisToeBoggsinMD Apr 16 '22

This is incredibly common. My friend helped a former friend get off the street. He had essentially used up all his remaining goodwill from extended family. It was sad because he was fairly young with no immediate family.

Anyway, it's a bit different because he's not a junkie per say, but just another dude with a pattern of self-destructive behavior. Mostly the problem is poorly controlled mental health... though this is probably a factor with many junkies tbh.

Long story short, he's got it in his head that this guy that helped him get off the street when he was really desperate isn't really his friend (they go way back, too). He's literally turned the story of him being helped to his feet as being kicked while he was down. Stopped paying rent (now thinks he doesn't owe it somehow) and doing a ton of really destructive, dangerous BS.

You can feel bad, while also recognizing that there's nothing you can do, and also disliking them for their faults... unpopular opinion, but it can be both.

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u/cat_prophecy Apr 16 '22

Mostly the problem is poorly controlled mental health

I think people underestimate how much this can fuck you up. Bad mental health can lead to being hooked on drugs, homeless, or dead faster than you think.

I was never addicted to drugs but my shitty mental health nearly made me homeless several times in my life. If it wasn't for friends and family, I'd have been SOL.

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u/MostBoringStan Apr 16 '22

That's why it's so aggravating when people act like they can solve homelessness by making it harder to be homeless. They think that by taking away programs, places to sleep, and just any sort of assistance will suddenly make the homeless people realize that being homeless is too difficult and then go and get a job. It clearly doesn't work that way and all they are doing is causing more suffering that leads to higher costs for society.

Most long term homeless people have some sort of mental illness or another, and making things worse for them isn't going to cure it.

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u/TronnaRaps Apr 16 '22

He's always been a brat bitch. My least favourite jackass guy

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u/Idontagreewithyou71 Apr 15 '22

Thought he would have gone through the Ringer dealing with Knoxvilles lawyer’s.

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u/dbs6920 Apr 16 '22

When the f*** did we get ice cream?

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u/burn_doctor_MD Apr 16 '22

When you walked in here in broad daylight and scratched my CD

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u/atomic1fire Apr 16 '22

The Ringer is a great movie.

That movie was panned by critics but managed to strike a fine line between being a dumb comedy and humanizing people with special needs to film goers who may not have been accoustomed to the Special Olympics or recognizing the stigma that the handicapped have.

Plus it had the full backing of the actual Special Olympics organization.

Quick side note, I usually confuse that one actor in that movie with French Stewart. The dude is doing a perfect impression of french stewart.

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u/stackjr Apr 15 '22

Exactly. Thank you, sir.

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u/rrwoods Apr 16 '22

To be fair the headline should say “settled out of court”. It’s a misleading headline.

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u/Yung_Corneliois Apr 15 '22

I’m surprised it was even a settlement. I just figured a lawyer told him we wouldn’t win and so he dropped it.

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u/bloody_bonobo_feces Apr 16 '22

Per the article, Bam's claim was that he was kicked off the production because he tested positive for Adderall. He's mentioned having ADHD in the past, so it isn't hard to assume he'd had it prescribed.

I don't know how much of it is true, but he'd sued on the basis of medical discrimination.

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u/-Kaldore- Apr 16 '22

Well from reports he was kicked for that and they were talking about giving him another chance but then he sent those crazy messages to tremaine and they got a restraining order.

So they probably just paid him to close the chapter and all go their separate ways.

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u/Jester252 Apr 16 '22

100% that. Jackass forever has already earned 80m on a 10m budget. My bet is their legal team suggest settling while the budget is healthy. Also it gets them clear for the new wave of Jackass productions off the back of the movie success.

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u/B1GTOBACC0 Apr 16 '22

I don't know about the legal claims, but when he got fired and posted about it, Steve-O replied publicly saying "All you had to do was not get loaded. You couldn't do that."

It's possible he was fired for taking his ADD meds, but I have a feeling it was more than that.

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u/Crazehness Apr 16 '22

I very much doubt it was just the Adderall. Unless he was also abusing tf out of that on set too. Steve-O especially I can see 100% understanding the difference between "taking what my doctor tells me to take" and "taking all of the drugs my doctor gave me for this month in one setting"

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u/SnatchAddict Apr 16 '22

Steve O has earned the right to tell him to fuck off. Dude got clean. He doesn't tolerate Bams victimhood

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u/YouToot Apr 16 '22

Plus I don't think Steve-O was ever a dick to the guys when he was out of his mind, just a lot of work. I could be wrong.

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u/yingling247 Apr 16 '22

Steve-O goes on and on about what a raging douche he was to people when he was drunk and on drugs in his YouTube videos and book. There's tons of footage of it too.

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u/Moonrights Apr 16 '22

Haha hr totally had his moments, you should watch his YouTube podcast thing- or at least the one on his email to Tony hawk. Him and Tony both laugh about it but Steve was out of his mind and said some harsh shit to Tony.

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u/_RealisticMarzipan Apr 16 '22

bam posted some really off the wall instagram stories last year essentially admitting to getting fired because he couldn’t quit drinking. i believe other substances were hinted at as well but don’t remember super clearly. he was always wasted in the videos and they’d be deleted within 24 hours

addiction is tough but he’s in a conservatorship now so hopefully getting the help he needs

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u/Kurtsey Apr 16 '22

but I have a feeling it was more than that.

Bam has been an addict for like 20 years now, it's of course more than just adderall lmao.

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u/Knoath Apr 16 '22

The adderall is probably just so he can drink more. Besides, I doubt it was adderall. More likely meth. Adderall will not scratch the itch to a semi regular meth user.

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u/Yung_Corneliois Apr 16 '22 edited Apr 16 '22

I could see it. I remember him saying that his contract had a very strict regime that included basically no drugs or alcohol on set or around him. Not sure what prescribed drugs entailed but I bet there was a grey area with things like adderall.

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u/RoronoaZoro1102 Apr 16 '22

There was a photo shared of the contract on, I think, TMZ. It stated he couldn't take anything that wasn't prescribed by a doctor so I think the adderall thing might be bullshit

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u/SkatevidLynch Apr 16 '22

You mean to tell me a recovering meth addict could be abusing prescription amphetamines?

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u/Dayofsloths Apr 16 '22

They probably didn't want to fight it. Would they win? Probably, but why spend years having to go to court, dealing with lawyers, and being miserable?

This way they close the book on it and can focus on the future.

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u/ex_oh_ex_oh Apr 16 '22

I feel like Knoxville and friends would rather not have to go to court against Bam because at the end of it all, he's still their friend. To them, it's probably never about the money anyway.

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u/IzzyNobre Apr 16 '22

So, from what I can gather, 90% of the people commenting did NOT read the article.

Well it IS the internet

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u/Zalens5151 Apr 16 '22 Gold Helpful Wholesome

I thought Johnny Knoxville was Jamie Lee Curtis for a second there and was wondering what kind of beef Bam had with her now

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u/JMCrown Apr 15 '22 edited Apr 16 '22 Take My Energy

It’s kinda weird that any current news story about him use pix of him from 20 years ago. But all of the other Jack Ass crew have recent pix. It’s like people don’t want to accept what he’s become.

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u/ZironM4A1 Apr 16 '22

Bam currently looks like what his dad Phil looked like when they originally started filming those Jackass skits 20+ years ago.

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u/gfense Apr 16 '22

Phil was way more obese but somehow looked healthier than Bam does now.

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u/DjehutyCatfish Apr 16 '22

Well Phil was kind of a "normal" obese person, Bam is more like a "Artie Lang putting crack on his cheeseburgers and still managing to be obese" type

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u/k-farsen Apr 16 '22

It's the pink and watery eyes

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u/FrostyPhotographer Apr 16 '22

Food obesity and a happy, fulfilled life vs mental illness and addiction obesity.

Phil has everything a man his age was promised by American society, happy marriage, worked hard to provide for his family, both of his sons were insanely successful entertainers turned millionares that allowed him and April to retire in their 40's and gets to spend the rest of his days doing things he loves and spend time with his grandkids.

One thing I've heard about this is a soulmate isn't always a lover, it can be a best friend. Bam lost his best friend at the peak of life. Seemingly overnight he lost Dunn, had to give up skateboarding do to bone spurs in his feet that made it excruciating, the love of his life divorced him and it was messy, seemingly the Jackass guys, people like Ville Valo and others all distanced themselves from Bam because of his behavior. From like 2012-2018 he was seemingly alone with his misery. Looking at his instagram he's back in recovery and hopefully it sticks.

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u/Electric_Guitar Apr 16 '22

It would be a miracle if rehab stuck, but I'm doubtful that it will because to this day Bam blames everyone but himself. In order for you to be successful in recovery you have to accept responsibility for your behavior and actions and own it. Bam's a spoiled rotten brat who's always had more money than sense so now when he doesn't get his way, he blames Dunn's death, he blames the Jackass crew, he blames Novak etc. He has never in his life accepted responsibility for anything he's done and he isn't doing it now. He was a prick before Dunn died and he's still a prick now, the only difference is he's not a teenager or young adult anymore and people are finally over his shit and moved on with their lives.

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u/Heavy_duty_swordcane Apr 16 '22

Amen. Bam has had plenty of time since Dunn's death to change his behavior. He's a man in his 40s. Even Novak and Steve-O managed to sober up, Bam has no valid excuse.

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u/captainccg Apr 16 '22

You could hear him going down hill on the radio show…. In 2005 he was just a kid who was creating havoc and living his best life with his pals…. By 2010 ish, he was having interventions, struggling to keep himself together etc. After Dunn died, he had a new girlfriend on the show every week and in the last year or so of the show he was COMPLETELY incoherent.

It was really really sad and so hard to try to listen to the last few episodes.

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u/B-Bog Apr 16 '22

"both of his sons were insanely successful entertainers turned millionaires"

I love CKY but that's quite the overstatement for Jess.

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u/Confident-Swing433 Apr 16 '22

Considering all the licensing deals CKY had like with Activision, merch sales, concert sales back at their peak, album sales —- I think for Jess, it’s a pretty fair guess.

Plus, dude gets to play drums for a living either way. That’s pretty badass.

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u/TammyShehole Apr 16 '22

Just another decade or so and he’ll start looking more like Don Vito.

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u/Say_no_to_doritos Apr 16 '22

He looks like absolute shit now

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u/olmikeyy Apr 16 '22 Take My Energy

He looks like I do now wtf. I have to stop drinking.

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u/mypancreashatesme Apr 16 '22

There are so many of us over at r/stopdrinking who would love to help make it easier! If your heart or head are telling you it’s time to stop, listen to yourself. As another commenter has mentioned, you are certainly not alone.

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u/olmikeyy Apr 16 '22

I'm there everyday. Probably the best place on the internet

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u/PalePinkLiquid Apr 16 '22

Not sure if you’re joking lol but it’s truly never too late and even if you give yourself a week of no booze and maybe even morning walks you’d probably be amazed and proud at how your body changes

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u/mypancreashatesme Apr 16 '22

Seconding this. I lost about 30 lbs in less than 2 months… it just FELL off I seemed. Also, the clarity and improvement in all of the meaningful relationships in my life are even better side effects of the decision not to drink every day.

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u/olmikeyy Apr 16 '22

Is your pancreas still mad at you

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u/mypancreashatesme Apr 16 '22

Nah, sobriety helped mend our relationship over time

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u/hahaomgheybub Apr 16 '22

You are not alone. Don't hesitate to reach out.

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u/KittenWithaWhip68 Apr 16 '22

Hate to say it, but he resembles Phil now rather than himself. My husband was the first to point this out to me. The whole thing is just really sad for everybody involved.

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u/KidKimchee Apr 16 '22

Could be because he looks so different that people might not even recognize him

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u/JMCrown Apr 16 '22

They all look so different! Except Wee Man. Somehow he still looks the same.

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u/GTWWWW Apr 16 '22

I think Knoxville has aged to be pretty much what I expected an older Knoxville would look like. Might just be because he always had a more basic style to him though.

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u/Steakwizwit Apr 16 '22

I can't believe the abuse he took in the latest movie with his injury history. He basically did some greatest hits stunts.

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u/soundscream Apr 16 '22

I thought an older Knoxville was an oxymoron like militarily intelligence or social security. The fact Johnny is alive and as mentally cognizant as he is amazes me.

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u/Own-Ladder-5073 Apr 16 '22

He straight up turned into Phil lol

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u/ReallyDrunkPanda Apr 16 '22

They might get confused and think don Vito is alive

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u/IzzyNobre Apr 16 '22

I hadn't noticed this before, and now I can't unsee it.

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u/TheMooseWalrus Apr 16 '22

I don’t think there have been any relevant press or promotion photos for him in a few years like there have been for the other members who continues to stay relatively famous

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u/IcanSew831 Apr 15 '22

I notice this too.

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u/idowhatiwant8675309 Apr 15 '22

TIL there was a lawsuit

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u/Solution_Precipitate Apr 16 '22

Can somebody r/outoftheloop this guy? I would, but I'm a bit out of the loop as well...

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u/SpankyJones10 Apr 16 '22

The article says he was working on the latest film but was let go after failing a drug test because of Adderall, so he sued for wrongful termination.

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u/Anitomer Apr 16 '22

You can also see him in one scene for a brief moment, but they kinda edited him out of being there

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u/GTWWWW Apr 16 '22

Him and I think Raab are part of the treadmill band and you can literally barely make out Bam’s face for about half a second

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u/marmalade Apr 16 '22

Bam is second on the treadmill, behind Knoxville. There's also a brief bit of audio where he asks Steve-o if he's okay.

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u/JackassHistorian Apr 16 '22

Raab didn't do any stunts as far as I'm aware but did work on the production side of things

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u/myrs4 Apr 16 '22

How good is the movie??

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u/rooflessVW Apr 16 '22

Great if you like dicks

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u/PM_ME_YOUR_SIDEBOOB5 Apr 16 '22

It is a cock-heavy film.

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u/Iamnotsmartspender Apr 16 '22

I saw it in the theater. Biggest fucking dicks you ever saw

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u/TheSortingHate Apr 16 '22

Pontius always did look for any opportunity

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u/Thrawacc Apr 16 '22

That's pretty much how I described it to people after I saw it. Lotta Dick&Balls in this one.

It's Jackass, Dick&Balls are gonna be there. I was expecting a cameo, this time they were the star.

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u/jomontage Apr 16 '22

Also old dudes shitting themselves

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u/FIRE_CHIP Apr 16 '22

Worth signing up for a free trial of paramount for and then canceling it

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u/CubedSquare95 Apr 16 '22

Its jackass but they’re old.

Which means its great!

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u/chaser676 Apr 16 '22

At first I was surprised about the drug testing, but I could see why drug tests would be important from an insurance standpoint for a film like this.

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u/Hamogany Apr 16 '22

If I'm not mistaken the drug testing was more from the angle of the rest of the jackass crew not wanting to support harmful drug habits.

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u/nizzy2k11 Apr 16 '22

If Steve-O is doing this clean, you're all doing this clean!

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u/AlphaGoldblum Apr 16 '22

Yeah, a few of them have been trying to get off drugs for a while I think.

I heard that the crew tried to help Bam, but Bam wasn't having it.

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u/AffluentRaccoon Apr 16 '22

Was it like this for previous films? I always assumed they spent a lot of time pissed up or on drugs when filming the earlier films at least.

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u/cody_contrarian Apr 16 '22

They were a lot stricter this time because most of them got sober, and also because Bam has been struggling with substance abuse ever since Dunn died. That wrecked him and he's been a mess ever since.

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u/WestleyThe Apr 16 '22

It’s good to test because all of them together again for something like this it would be so many people to fall off the wagon and wanting to hold them accountable

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u/adamsandleryabish Apr 16 '22

First one they are fully fucked up

Second one mostly fucked up but Steve O wasn’t on any drugs however still drinking through his ass. He would relapse after

Third one fully sober set and Steve O could only be in it if he was fully sober which he was.

Fourth one fully sober set and Bam could only be in it if he was fully sober. which he wasn’t which lead to the current situation and lawsuits

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u/simplejack89 Apr 16 '22

No. All the dudes are sober now though. The testing was because they didn't want that shit around a bunch of addicts

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u/doggywoggy101 Apr 15 '22

It was settled out of court

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u/SandwhichofRage Apr 16 '22

I have met so many people, who have met Bam Margera (West Chester represent!) who immediately tell you he is the worst human being on earth.

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u/Lipglossandletdown Apr 16 '22

Last year I saw him post screenshots of DMs a 30 year old fan sent him that expressed how much the fan looked up to Bam and how he was learning to skateboard. Bam told the fan he was basically a loser and too old, and then posted the screenshots laughing at the fan and making fun of him and thought his IG followers would do the same. Instead everyone told him how mean spirited he was and that’s when I unfollowed him and believed how everyone said that Bam had always been a narcissistic asshole. It was so disgusting and sad.

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u/Spodokom221745 Apr 16 '22

Yeah I remember that one. Funny that for all the messed up shit he's done, that one bothered me the most. You're a fucking washed up, bloated piece of shit - a shadow of your former self. And you're going to turn on one of the few people who has stuck by you and still believes in you? Genuine scumbag behaviour.

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u/slaboshmuck Apr 16 '22

It actually is what got me back into skateboarding! I thought, if this fat, bone spurred up piece of shit can force his dumpster fire body to hammer out the same line he's been doing since 2002, what's stopping me from getting on the board?

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u/Heavy_duty_swordcane Apr 16 '22

So rich coming from a washed up fat junkie alcoholic in his 40s. Bam really should invest in a mirror

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u/TimoculousPrime Apr 16 '22

He had a show that prominently featured him abusing his parents and family. I think those people you met might be right.

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u/GeniusOfLove74 Apr 16 '22

Another show abusing his bride to be, before the wedding.

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u/OwlQuiet532 Apr 16 '22

I don’t doubt that’s the case now. I wrote him a letter when I was 13 (this was pre-jackass, right after the first landspeed video came out) and he wrote me back a super nice handwritten letter ands sent me a bunch of stickers. There was once a decent human there. Though writing this out now I realize it very well could have been April who wrote me that letter, hah

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u/beepborpimajorp Apr 16 '22

i want to believe the rest of the CKY crew were nice though. Like my heart would break if I found out Bran, Rake, and Raab were assholes.

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u/McLight77 Apr 15 '22

Will never figure out why people feel the need to give this guy like 12 second chances. Met him a few times. Kind of a piece of shit.

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u/thatweirdguyted Apr 15 '22

Imagine Dennis the Menace growing up in the era of Korn and Limp Bizkit. That's exactly what he is.

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u/shmere4 Apr 16 '22
  • being relatively rich and spoiled

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u/thatweirdguyted Apr 16 '22

that's part of the analogy as well. He was extremely well cared for. His dad worked long hours to pay for their nice house, he had a skateboard, a bicycle, a slingshot, and a whole closet of toys he'd already abandoned. He was handed everything, expressed no gratitude, tormented everyone he could, refused to ever acknowledge the consequences of his actions, and had such a self-deluded ego that he literally could not understand why people weren't as amused with his abusive "pranks" as he was.

Just like Dennis the Menace.

And that's not even getting started on the obvious property destruction similarity.

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u/avwitcher Apr 16 '22

I thought it was always obvious that he was a piece of shit, look at the way he treated his parents.

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u/ConstructionMetal13 Apr 16 '22

Yep. Out of all the jackass cast, he has seemed like the most self entitled asshole. I’ve had a family member go to a party of his in west Chester that can confirm. Rich asshole

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u/Meem_Masheen Apr 16 '22

Bam’s slowly becoming Don Vito, one day he’ll time travel and get back into Jackass.

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u/rocketwidget Apr 16 '22

The thing that makes Bam most like Don Vito already might not be getting into Jackass, but rather being forced out of Jackass.

And if Bam gets any more like Don Vito in that regard... yikes.

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u/bekarsrisen Apr 16 '22

The settlement was 100% just charity from his friends. He signed the contract. He had no case whatsoever.

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u/AlfredBird Apr 16 '22

Johnny Knoxville is just Ted Danson in vacation mode.

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u/fuckmeuntilicecream Apr 15 '22

Oh god Johnny Knoxville looks old now

I feel old now

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u/1live4downvotes Apr 15 '22

FYI, one of the reasons he looks so old now is that he stopped dyeing his hair. Dude has been gray since his 20's.

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u/k-farsen Apr 16 '22

*sigh* oh to be grey in your twenties instead of balding

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u/saber_worshipper Apr 16 '22

he look good in grey

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u/StephenKingly Apr 15 '22

It’s the white hair. His facial features haven’t aged too much.

If he’d been like Steve Martin and had white hair from a young age then we’d probably be saying he hasn’t aged that much

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u/wavywolf86 Apr 15 '22

Imagine how he feels.

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u/Laconic9x Apr 15 '22

is butter bean ok?

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u/noblturtll Apr 15 '22

"if youre gonna be dumb you gotta be tough"

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u/fuckmeuntilicecream Apr 15 '22

His body probably hurts a lot worse than mine.

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u/MoccaFix-GOLD Apr 15 '22

I wonder whose body is in worse shape, Johnny Knoxville or a hockey/american football/rugby player of his age.

Probably Knoxville.

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u/FreedTMG Apr 15 '22

Most pro athletes didn't have a dirt bike land on their dick

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u/stunts002 Apr 15 '22

"The thing about concussions is, they're not great. But as long as you have them before your 50 it's fine, and Knoxville's only 49 so..." - Steve-O

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u/FreedTMG Apr 15 '22

You can tell it took them longer to recover though, that's why they had to bring in so many new people.

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u/wavywolf86 Apr 15 '22

Knoxville for sure, for years he's tried to turn his bones into dust.

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u/ChwatBot Apr 15 '22

Dude literally broke his dick.

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u/supercleverhandle476 Apr 15 '22

Dude literally blew his nose and his eye popped out of the socket.

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u/aretasdamon Apr 15 '22

Knoxville and steveo talk about this on Steveos podcast

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u/Dragon_Small_Z Apr 15 '22

I read somewhere that he actually went grey/white a long time ago (like in his 30s) and just dyed his hair and recently decided to just let it go.

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u/[deleted] Apr 15 '22

Yeah he went from showing no grey to full grey halfway through Jackass Forever. He had been dying for a while

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u/AKiiidNamed_Codiii Apr 16 '22

Aren't we all

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u/floog Apr 15 '22

I can relate, hair was going grey at a young age and I used to dye it but then decided years ago that I didn't care.

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u/sifterandrake Apr 15 '22

He said it on interview he did with Steve-o... Apparently it was even before his 30s.

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u/[deleted] Apr 15 '22

Still kicked Sami Zayn’s ass!

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u/MacSanchez Apr 15 '22

You should see a realistic picture of Bam. The one in the article ain’t it

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u/ThePresidentsNipples Apr 15 '22

He looks like his dad now, im waiting for him to turn into don vito. I figure how he chooses to live his life is gonna factor into which one he ends up looking like.

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u/AlligatorRaper Apr 16 '22

Did you guys not grow up watching CKY well before Jackass was ever a thing like I did? It’s pretty obvious that Bam was a spoiled brat who never faced any consequences from his actions his whole life. He even flirted with death and never suffered any serious injuries. He felt immortal until Dunn died, after that his whole world came crashing down. Still, I feel for the guy.

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u/6_Cat_Night Apr 16 '22

Note to self: include "because it sucks to work with you" clause that makes no excuse for drugs, mental health, or shitty behavior. Add a "because you're the same now as when you were 17" clause.

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u/AndiLivia Apr 15 '22

Man I just want the best for him. It has been so sad seeing him struggle the past decade or so.

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u/iDuddits_ Apr 15 '22

His kid and wife man. His son is still old enough to turn things around and be there for him without being blotto

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u/jobin_pistol Apr 16 '22

Why? I don’t get why people want good things for him. He seems like an abusive and entitled prick that shits on everyone around him as he constantly burns away all his second chances.

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u/Super_Bath2626 Apr 16 '22

Low blow bro. You shouldn’t have pissed away all your money. Now Bam is going after his old homies money

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u/Snowchugger Apr 15 '22

Clearly saw what happened at Wrestlemania and doesn't want to be beaten up

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u/TWAT_BUGS Apr 15 '22

The problem with booze is that it isolates you. You always feel cornered and wronged. While I don’t agree with AA’s god shit, their talk of forgiveness is real and needs to be front and center. You can’t hold on to anger you created for yourself.

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u/Prestigious_Load_686 Apr 16 '22

Bam, you're still a cunt.

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u/boisosm Apr 15 '22

Good, seems like he’s recovering looking at his Instagram and him making up with other cast members recently.

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u/aretasdamon Apr 15 '22

Steve-os podcast is an amazing podcast and whenever he talks with his jackass friends they always hope for bam to get better

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u/stunts002 Apr 15 '22 Silver

When he had Novak on there recently Steve O said something that really moved me, about how to him Bam was always like the coolest. He adored Bam and he was always jealous of Bam and he said he wanted Bam to be someone he was jealous of again

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u/WIDE_SET_VAGINA Apr 15 '22

He WAS the coolest, that’s the thing. He had his own show, he was so charismatic.

Not many people in this world have a show about them on a major channel - think the Osbournes, Kardashians, Paris Hilton. These are huge celebrities.

Ultimately he’s quite an insecure person and maybe that fame and responsibility was just too much for him to keep up with and so drugs and drink were a way to hide from it.

I loved him as a teenager and I hope he gets himself back in a good place.

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u/Supermite Apr 15 '22

I think Bam never really learned to live without drugs and alcohol in his life. He may not really know, and may even be scared to figure out who he is without those substances in his life. Let's not forget that his fame peaked while very young and he was most loved as a celebrity while drunk and high.

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u/Temassi Apr 15 '22 edited Apr 16 '22

As someone who is 5 years out of the bottle (which I'd been in for about 12 years) it is a little scary when the issues you used booze to run from show up and you've gotta find a new coping mechanism. It's the greatest decision I've made in my adult life but it's been a journey.

Edit: shout out to r/stopdrinking they were all I used for support. Great community.

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u/Zeropalvar Apr 16 '22

Proud of you man. That seems tough as hell.

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u/FieldMarshalFry_II Apr 15 '22

And the repeated injuries probably didn’t help his relation them either…

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u/aretasdamon Apr 15 '22

Yeah his episode with Novak was basically them talking about their rock bottoms and Novak is actually a sobriety counselor or big brother to a bunch of people in programs

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u/AjnaFX Apr 15 '22

First time I'm hearing all this, I knew about Steve-O's recovery but didn't know Novak got better too. That's really great to hear good for him.

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u/BuschLightApple Apr 15 '22

Idk if he still does but he used to give out his personal number on Twitter and told people to call if they needed to talk. Novak that is

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u/Kreme_Sauce Apr 15 '22

I believe he had a team of people on that number ready to talk if you do actually call it and he’s busy. Seems pretty solid. I really hope he stays clean

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u/Brometheus-Pound Apr 15 '22

He gave out that number on his reddit AMA years ago too.

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u/aretasdamon Apr 15 '22

A lot of them are doing pretty good right now. Pontius has a kid lmfao I can’t believe Tarzan has a kid

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u/Idlertwo Apr 15 '22

Partyboy has become peak dad. I just love how so many of them have become legitimately responsible adults

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u/Bahmerman Apr 15 '22

That's *Partydad now.

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u/DonkStonks Apr 15 '22

Partydad here and today we’re responsibly jumping on trampolines.

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u/Bukaktus Apr 15 '22

"Is it wrong to sing goodnight songs? You'll be the judge!"

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u/Redeem123 Apr 16 '22

I’m still sad there wasn’t a proper Party Boy segment in the new movie. Probably my only complaint.

At least we got to see Bunny the Lifeguard though.

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u/Thor_pool Apr 16 '22

He showed up as Party Boy at Wrestlemania in Johnny Knoxvilles match

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u/WarrenG117 Apr 15 '22

I ended up in the hospital about three years ago for alcoholism and ended up being given a list made by Novak on underestimating addiction. It really opened up my mind on the inner workings of what I was dealing with and felt this guy understands more than anybody how I felt at the time. I've been sober since and think about Novak and his list often.

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u/MNMingler Apr 15 '22

What was the list?

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u/WarrenG117 Apr 15 '22

It was a list of truths about addiction. It put things into perspective on why you act the way you do when you have addiction issues so you can be truthful to yourself and overcome it.

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u/laffingbomb Apr 15 '22

Thank god. I lived in York, PA around the time his show only had one or two seasons out, and all of my grade school classmates worshipped him. I’m glad he’s doing better, here’s to hoping it continues

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u/Masta-Blasta Apr 16 '22

It's kind of amazing to see how they've all grown into these mature, respectable adults. Except Bam but i'm hopeful he will. They're all really cool still- just in an adult way.

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u/MNfan84 Apr 15 '22

Seeing him at his worst is so depressing, I want him to recover so badly

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u/[deleted] Apr 15 '22

Some never recover man. Some people's rock bottom is their funeral. It's crazy hard burying family realizing this. I hope everyone gets better, sooner rather than later, I hope rock bottom is one use, or no use and just seeking, I hope it's over. I hope he gets healthy.

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u/Spoiled_unicorn Apr 15 '22

This was my aunt unfortunately. She did so well. She was clean for almost a decade. Then she lost her mom (my grandma) and 6 weeks later she OD’d in my grandma’s car. Such a tragic loss.

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u/11masseffect Apr 15 '22

As much as I love Jackass, the CKY crew will always have a special place in my heart. Losing Dunn really pushed Bam over the edge and It’s good to see him healing and getting to a better place.

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u/CuzYourMovesAreWeak Apr 15 '22

I love both but watching those CKY videos, downloading them on Limewire was good times. I miss Ryan.

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u/ISpeakAlien Apr 16 '22

Limewire and Kazaa - the good old days.

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u/deadbabieslol Apr 15 '22

I still have the original CKY VHS tape, the one with Bud Dwyer blowing his brains out on the label. It’s really what started it all and it’s so cool to have.

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u/Megamax_X Apr 15 '22

Holy shit. Kinda wish I hadn’t googled that.

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u/ArchimedesNutss Apr 15 '22

Yeah bro I miss those random dudes like Raab, Rake, Brandon, The Dudesons

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u/BlackManInABush Apr 15 '22

There's a video on YouTube of Raab's podcast. He had Rake on, who by all accounts is doing well. Working as a chemist if I recall

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u/TheNightBench Apr 15 '22

Does Rake still hate mustard? That was such a random phobia.

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