Tony Hawk is famous enough that even if you don’t follow extreme sports, you probably still know who he is. He’s an all-time great skateboarder, but since then he’s branched out into several other fields. He’s made numerous appearances on TV and in films, he’s released several hit video games, and he does regular philanthropic work.

But even though Tony Hawk is a legit celebrity, plenty of people still get confused when they meet him in public. Tony Hawk’s Twitter feed is a treasure trove of awkward fan run-ins. People recognize that he’s famous, somehow, but they have no idea why specifically. And for some reason, they think that’s an interesting thing to tell him. It’s almost an insult, isn’t it?

At least Tony Hawk has a sense of humor about it. We’re lucky enough that he’s been sharing these stories for a while now, and here are 15 of the best. (via Bored Panda)


1. You’re the best at whatever it is that you do!

2. This one is sweet!

3. Aaaand then the universe balances itself out.

4. You win some, you lose some.

5. You’re thinking of Shaun White…who’s a snowboarder. (And “thinking” is generous.)

6. You can’t slip anything past the TSA.

7. Cleanup in aisle three.

8. You look way different outside your metal suit.

9. Don’t quit your day job, Tony.

10. Even Tony Hawk runs out of patience sometimes.

11. OK…what are the job requirements for the TSA? Having a pulse?

12. *mind blown*

13. That one Hertz.

14. Did I…did I make you appear by saying your name?

15. And it all comes full circle.



h/t: Bored Panda and Someecards