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January 6, 2009 6:30 PM   Subscribe

A lot of people have nightmares about showing up to school or work naked. But hey, how about this one? Brrrrrrrrr. (nsfw)
posted by miss lynnster (77 comments total) 4 users marked this as a favorite

 
eee.
posted by leotrotsky at 6:38 PM on January 6, 2009


NSFW.
posted by orthogonality at 6:42 PM on January 6, 2009


I feel very bad for him. All sorts of unpleasant. :(
posted by six-or-six-thirty at 6:44 PM on January 6, 2009


Snow = cold = shrinkage. Poor guy.
posted by MaryDellamorte at 6:45 PM on January 6, 2009


Oh, it would be Vail, wouldn't it?
posted by The Whelk at 6:46 PM on January 6, 2009


What a ridickulous experience!
posted by Corduroy at 6:48 PM on January 6, 2009


Questions from the guy in the yellow jacket:

1 This explains your car.
2 I never saw one like that before.
3 But it still works, right?
4 Are you cold?
5 I guess this makes me the early bird.
6 Ahhhh, it's cute.
7 Can I be honest with you?
8 Maybe it looks better in natural light.
9 Will it squeak if I squeeze it?
10 Why don't we skip right to the cigarettes?
posted by netbros at 6:49 PM on January 6, 2009


Could've been worse: splayed out over the bunny slope on a Saturday morning.
posted by crapmatic at 6:51 PM on January 6, 2009


Oh, right. Please add nsfw (although you can't really see anything). Just totally forgot to add a second warning after typing the word "naked." Sorry.
posted by miss lynnster at 6:51 PM on January 6, 2009


It must be a first indescent!
posted by Corduroy at 6:51 PM on January 6, 2009


I wish I could afford one of those half-naked Vail ski vacations.
posted by box at 6:51 PM on January 6, 2009 [1 favorite]


Ski bum.
posted by ColdChef at 6:52 PM on January 6, 2009 [22 favorites]


Snow = cold = shrinkage. Poor guy.

Shrinkage? I'm amazed it didn't crawl back inside him.
posted by jonmc at 6:53 PM on January 6, 2009


Those slopes need grooming.
posted by Fiasco da Gama at 6:53 PM on January 6, 2009


Hey! No taking the piste.
posted by mandal at 6:55 PM on January 6, 2009 [1 favorite]


I did this once on purpose. I don't see what the big deal is.
posted by allkindsoftime at 6:58 PM on January 6, 2009 [2 favorites]


If this happened in Japan it would have been a game show.
posted by Sailormom at 6:59 PM on January 6, 2009 [7 favorites]


Oh man, I feel really bad for the kid. (son?)

Does this man really deserve more humiliation? I don't think this is a very good FPP, to be honest...
posted by archagon at 6:59 PM on January 6, 2009


I have nightmares about being the guy who has to get him down.
posted by turgid dahlia at 7:00 PM on January 6, 2009


I wish I could afford one of those half-naked Vail ski vacations.

There's a promotional video about them: Unvailed!
posted by jonmc at 7:00 PM on January 6, 2009


Does this man really deserve more humiliation?

Humiliation? What, did he have to go to the People-Saw-My-Tushie Rehab Clinic in Zurich or something?
posted by jonmc at 7:02 PM on January 6, 2009 [4 favorites]


Cold-cocked!!! Cock up leads to cock out!
Browsing sub-editors may send the cheque to the usual address.
posted by Abiezer at 7:05 PM on January 6, 2009 [2 favorites]


At least he didn't lick the pole.
posted by mannequito at 7:07 PM on January 6, 2009


(although you can't really see anything)

That's what she said!

(actually, that's pretty much the male equivalent of "side boob")
posted by availablelight at 7:08 PM on January 6, 2009


Dry air, if it's still, really doesn't chill you all that fast. If the wind is blowing, all bets are off, but there are worse things than having your skin in still air. (Unexpectedly being dangled upside-down by one foot is probably one of them.)
posted by eritain at 7:08 PM on January 6, 2009


Wonder if that was Jerry Ford?
posted by Eekacat at 7:10 PM on January 6, 2009


Hey, how much do you want to bet I can write my name on the snow upside down?
posted by qvantamon at 7:14 PM on January 6, 2009


I don't think this is a very good FPP, to be honest...

Oh, I'm sorry. I probably should've fleshed out the story more...
posted by miss lynnster at 7:18 PM on January 6, 2009 [1 favorite]


Hah.
[goes back to his hole]
posted by archagon at 7:20 PM on January 6, 2009


Oh, I'm sorry. I probably should've fleshed out the story more...

Yes. There's a lot to chew on, here.
posted by turgid dahlia at 7:25 PM on January 6, 2009


I remember when I was learning to ski, getting on and off the lift was probably the scariest part. Everyone watching and you have very little control over things. This here is pretty much your worst case scenario.
posted by Slarty Bartfast at 7:33 PM on January 6, 2009


15 minutes dangling in the winter wonderland - not that bad, really. Could be worse.
posted by Lesser Shrew at 7:34 PM on January 6, 2009


Back in college, I always thought it would be cool to show up for class naked. And if anybody asked me about it, I'd say, "Don't worry about me - I'm just having a naked dream. Everybody has those, right?"
posted by Afroblanco at 7:36 PM on January 6, 2009 [5 favorites]


And with that, a thousand "FAIL" macros were suddenly born.
posted by Spatch at 7:37 PM on January 6, 2009 [2 favorites]


Oh that Poor dude.
posted by AzzaMcKazza at 7:37 PM on January 6, 2009


An oldie but a goodie – I don't WANT to be exposed to anus.
posted by tellurian at 7:43 PM on January 6, 2009


I hope he has a good sense of humour about it. Hilarious pictures to show your friends if you're a "good sport" kind of person. For me...I would be devastated about a thousand different ways. Upside down mostly. Poor guy. I can't even imagine.
I'm so fighting the urge to send this to my brother because if it was me I'd be mortified, cursing the fact that there are cameras everywhere now and getting really, really drunk for about a week.
posted by chococat at 7:48 PM on January 6, 2009


Interesting that this passed muster with Smoking Gun. I sent the link to my brother who has lived in Vail since 1978. Here is his response:

"I call BS. Vail's lift terminals aren't made with crappy bare sheet metal like the one in those pictures. They're painted blue. I can't say if the photos were faked, but they're not taken at Vail."
posted by netbros at 7:58 PM on January 6, 2009


I feel bad for the guy in the yellow helmet. That's either a bad day at work or a very good samaritan.
posted by moonshine at 8:02 PM on January 6, 2009


* runs in gasping
I BET HE FEELS EM-BARE-ASSED.
posted by boo_radley at 8:27 PM on January 6, 2009


I went to http://vail.snow.com/gallery_ia/vail_gallery_content.html and looked at the photos for November 2008 and saw a photo of a Vail ski lift just like the one this was dangling from.

netbros, you get to tell your brother he's wrong.
posted by eye of newt at 8:29 PM on January 6, 2009


Yeah, thanks eye of newt. My brother just wrote back and said he found confirmation in the Vail Daily newspaper. Sorry for the derail.
posted by netbros at 8:35 PM on January 6, 2009


That looks like a penis only smaller.
posted by binturong at 8:41 PM on January 6, 2009


Ok, but why did the underpants come off? or was the guy going commando?
posted by Maias at 8:46 PM on January 6, 2009


How the hell did his pants come off?
posted by mr_roboto at 8:48 PM on January 6, 2009


Any relation to this dude?
posted by wendell at 8:57 PM on January 6, 2009


Ha. This is a butt post.
posted by RokkitNite at 9:06 PM on January 6, 2009


"sure to lead to litigation"... yeah buddy make sure to sue Vail now that everyone has seen you're too stupid to ride a chairlift. Surely the resort was remiss in not gluing your dumb ass to the fucking bench.
posted by autodidact at 9:19 PM on January 6, 2009


On the bright side, the huge piles of money he's going to get from Vail will keep him warm through the rest of the winter.
posted by scrump at 9:32 PM on January 6, 2009


i can see his helmet
posted by fatbaq at 9:34 PM on January 6, 2009


The man appears to be without an anus.
posted by tehloki at 9:42 PM on January 6, 2009 [1 favorite]


"sure to lead to litigation"... yeah buddy make sure to sue Vail now that everyone has seen you're too stupid to ride a chairlift. Surely the resort was remiss in not gluing your dumb ass to the fucking bench.

Presumably you stopped reading as soon as you thought of this pithy bon mot, because the very next sentence explains that the seat was folded up. With the seat folded up , there wouldn't be anything to ride on: just a bare metal tube and a big gap. There was very likely a ski hill employee standing right beside the chair as he sat on it, so it seems likely that negligence would come into play.
posted by ssg at 9:56 PM on January 6, 2009


Thanks for the good bellylaugh! That is funny.

The bare truth that skiing can be torture.
posted by nickyskye at 10:04 PM on January 6, 2009


Oh man, I feel really bad for the kid.

There actually is a small possibility that the kid was laughing uproariously about the whole thing ("Bwaaaaaaah! A thousand people saw Dad's butt!")

(okay, yes, it's more likely that he was scared, but...still. unexpected nudity. Kids do frequently find butts and naked things funny.)
posted by EmpressCallipygos at 10:14 PM on January 6, 2009


Well, I'm thinkin' for the rest of their lives the "remember that time we went skiing and dad ended up upside down and naked on the internet?" story will either be told many, many times or become a verboten subject. No doubt this event is a major test when it comes to the resiliency of the (naked) guy's ego and sense of humor.
posted by miss lynnster at 11:09 PM on January 6, 2009 [1 favorite]


Note to self: Make sure to wear a belt when going skiing next time.
posted by sour cream at 11:11 PM on January 6, 2009


And also, I'd say if the child's a boy the kid could well have been laughing at dad's butt. Boys don't usually see mortality and danger as real threats the way adults do... I knew boys who let their brothers hang them from roofs and stuff for fun. However, if the child's a girl, then possibly there was not so much laughter going on. Just speaking for my own memories... as a little girl it would've *totally* freaked me the Hell out to see my dad pantsless and falling from a chair like that. I would've been totally in shock.
posted by miss lynnster at 11:18 PM on January 6, 2009


Hah Hah
/Nelson
posted by clearly at 11:18 PM on January 6, 2009


Sue?
I wouldn't sue.
I'd certainly think that free family ski passes for life would be a nice...gesture, however.
Unless it was my fault, in which case I'd claim that "the bar just slipped" and change the subject really quickly.
posted by madajb at 3:52 AM on January 7, 2009


If I was him I'd release a simple statement (It was cold!) and see if Vail could change the lifts so it doesn't happen to someone else.

It would have been a lot less funny if they hadn't stopped the lift so quickly.
posted by fullerine at 4:04 AM on January 7, 2009


Poor guy.
posted by Uther Bentrazor at 5:40 AM on January 7, 2009


If I was him I'd release a simple statement (It was cold!) and see if Vail could change the lifts so it doesn't happen to someone else.

Exactly, it's not a big thing.
posted by asok at 5:46 AM on January 7, 2009


And yet it's still hilarious.
posted by lunit at 6:11 AM on January 7, 2009


It would make me really happy to see this guy laughing and joking about his predicament. He'd make a great guest for a Tonight Show segment.
posted by MegoSteve at 6:29 AM on January 7, 2009


It is the T-bars that my partner all but refuses to use. They aren't built for tall people. As for the nakedness: What's the big deal? I used to drop trou in the woods, in winter, just to enjoy the feeling of cold air caressing my bits. Doesn't everyone do that? Hello? [crickets]
posted by Goofyy at 6:50 AM on January 7, 2009 [1 favorite]


One for the family photo album?
posted by Jody Tresidder at 6:52 AM on January 7, 2009


I've seen this around and I always chuckle, but it's a very embarrassed-for-the-guy chuckle.

Litigation is almost a certainty, what I've been wondering is if it's possible for him to sue the person who took and posted the photographs. The internet has truly raised the humiliation bar substantially. Seriously, if I came across this while skiing... I would have laughed but felt terrible for him. I also would have been tempted to snap and post pics for lulz and pagehits, but I like to think my sensitivity chip would kick in...

How have Internet humiliation suits gone in the past? I know the Star Wars Kid sued and settled, has anything of the sort gone to court?
posted by yellowbinder at 7:46 AM on January 7, 2009


This is why I fucking mummify myself with duct tape before I leave the house. For all the people who have said I have ascended to towering heights of paranoia, check out homeboy rocking out with his cock out upside down on a ski lift on the internet. No you can't borrow any of my motherfucking tape either, that's daddies tape and he needs it.
posted by Divine_Wino at 8:06 AM on January 7, 2009 [2 favorites]


How have Internet humiliation suits gone in the past?

I think he's wearing his "internet humilitation suit."
posted by chococat at 8:28 AM on January 7, 2009


Just say no to crack, kids!
posted by Halloween Jack at 8:34 AM on January 7, 2009


Evidently I need to post on the front page more often.
posted by swift at 9:36 AM on January 7, 2009


I wasn't in the Bigfoot thread... but perhaps you should just swing on over to Metatalk and suggest changing the front page to this one to make it easier, swift?
posted by miss lynnster at 9:58 AM on January 7, 2009


Yeah somehow I missed that the bench was up. Okay he's not a moron.
posted by autodidact at 10:43 AM on January 7, 2009


Presumably you stopped reading as soon as you thought of this pithy bon mot, because the very next sentence explains that the seat was folded up. With the seat folded up , there wouldn't be anything to ride on: just a bare metal tube and a big gap

I've been on lifts with flip-up seats before. As with boarding ANY lift, I'm looking backwards as it heads towards me.

I've had to flip down seats before hopping on before. It didn't seem like a big deal at the time.
posted by flaterik at 2:01 PM on January 7, 2009


I did wonder where the hell he was looking. I was trained to always look at the chair as it came up behind me, so I would have definitely noticed a flipped up seat. However the resort operators mustn't assume that everyone has experience with chairlifts as we do.
posted by autodidact at 5:17 PM on January 7, 2009


Man, the time I went skiing it was at Vail and I remember looking at those chairlifts and thinking "jeez, those could really dangle me pantsless hundreds of feet in the air."
posted by cmoj at 6:10 PM on January 7, 2009


Things continue to get progressively worse for Marty Odoms, the photographer. Meanwhile, his employer has issued an apology.
posted by netbros at 4:54 PM on January 8, 2009


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