Stunts With Love Tribute To Ryan Dunn
Ryan Dunn - We Miss You!
Stunts With Love - Our Tribute To Ryan And The Jackass Family
We didn't have cable where we were staying, my friend and I. Not radio. Not even internet. We were up all night that night, plotting a trip. A trip far to the next county over, just for something to do. A trip that would be considered Jackass itself, along what we consider Hell's Highway.
Somewhere through the wee morning hours though, we both felt pulverized. Something was effecting us both and, instead of heading out at 4 a.m., we decided to sit back, relax, and throw on Jackass 3D before hitting the sac.
We already believe there are no coincidences. We even figured our disturbance was from our recently departed pet. We wouldn't know until late the next evening.
We've done what we could to watch from afar and send our prayers. J.K., Bam, we feel you brothers, the rest of you, too, we're with you in heart and spirit. Heck, we even had a silent moment just before we tazed each other in our own Jackass salute to a loving hunk of someone named Ryan Dunn and his Jackass friends and loving family.
He lived it up, as we all should, and I think it's how he'd love to be remembered. Here's to you, bro!
- Christopher Lee Dapo
Dear Jackass Friends
I promised myself I would write this tribute soon. It's hard to find the words to describe how much Jackass and Ryan Dunn mean to me. When my friend and I found out Ryan had passed, it really knocked us over. We have been watching Jackass for years.
I myself have formed such an admiration and respect for his stunts that goes back years and years. Ryan performed his stunts with such grit determination and a sense of humor that is admirable. I remember the Toro-totter where he got attacked the first and the worst but he pulled through. I remember the car in the butt which he volunteered for and even Steve-O didn't want to do. I remember the riot control test, which is one of the hardest he did and yet, once again he bounced back with barely a complaint, even pausing to check and make sure that Bam and Knoxville were okay - because that was just the kind of friend he was.
I think its interesting that the first movie showed Ryan Dunn as an old man and yet, sadly, he never got the chance to grow old. In a strange coincidence, James Dean, the actor who also died in a motor vehicle accident, was also portrayed as an old man at the end of his last movie, Giant, but yet he too died young.
I find it nostalgic that they showed all of the Jackass crew in number 3 as they looked when they were young. One of my favorite parts of the movie is when they sang the "Memories" song, and how Ryan was there to sing it with them - for the last time.
Ryan Dunn was an amazing person. He is gone but not forgotten. Many will continue to mourn this amazing man.
We miss you, Ryan.
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