FUN FRIDAY: Yo-Yo Ma(ster)

This whole time, I thought yo-yoing was a lost art. None of the children I know can do it, some of the adults I know can’t yo, and I myself haven’t yo’d in longer than I can remember.

I just thought the yo-yo was another one of those child’s toys like the peg game or the cup-and-ball thing or the paddle-ball thing that people don’t do anymore, owing to the fact that they have other forms of entertainment that aren’t essentially stationary blocks of wood with strings.

Apparently there’s still a yo-yo culture out there and its reining leader is one Shu Takada, shown above using the yo-yo with such ferocity and skill that you’d easily think he does nothing else but yo all day.

The thing that worries me here is that if there are still yo-yos, that means somewhere in the nasty corners of the internet there exists a very adult yo-yo culture. You all know what I mean, don’t make me say it. Just enjoy the video and happy Friday!