Wednesday, January 23, 2013

People Vs Winter

40 comments:

goheels83 said...

That was terrifying to me. I live in NC where school is cancelled for a 1/2" of snow.

Cathy said...

Okay, the failed cow humping was pretty funny.

Alicia said...

The bull mounting and falling was hilarious. Was that Seattle where the bus was sliding down the hill? The reporter who got hit by a snowboarder, flipped in the air, landed and picked his mike right back up is a true professional.

All about Eve said...

Lol!! I've had a few experiences with slippery ice myself.

ReesesPeace said...

I am loving it here in NC after living most of my life in MI. Don't miss snow and don't miss extreme cold.

goheels...that's ridiculous! One of my friends out by Raleigh said they closed schools last week for an inch of snow!

Staple611 said...

This made my heart stop over and over again . . .

Amber said...

I'm really confused about the guy with the banjo. Why was he just walking down the street w/a banjo?

There's a little too much reality here for me. Hah. Although, we are hoping we get some good snow when it warms up in Feb. I want to take my BF who's from Cali sledding for his first time!

Maja With a J said...

That gtave me heart palpitations. I am A Person Who Often Falls Down. I felt their pain, man.

Maja With a J said...

*gave

kerri said...

Me too Maja.... I'm always falling over so I was cringing through the entire thing

AndrewBW said...

I liked the guy at 2:08 who went headfirst into the drift. The cow was pretty funny too.

Del Riser said...

After living in Las Vegas for 13 years I've become a total weather wimp. I can't abide the cold or the death defying antics that accompany snow and ice.
My hat's off to those who can handle such weather!

Sherry said...

GoHeels: I loved it when I would wake up to snow in the morning cuz no matter how light the dusting school would be canceled. It was awesome!

tracynator said...

@Alicia..yes the bus sliding down the hill was indeed Seattle 2 or 3 years ago. A lot of this was fimed in WA state.

Sherry said...

I can relate Maja and Kerri. I fell just going to the bathroom last night. Damn cat dish tripped me.

smash said...

As said above. A few of these were from seattle's "snomagedon or snowpocalips". I have been wanting snow!!! :( that year I was able to snowboard down our steep hill.

EmEyeKay said...

Yay, Seattle, represent! I saw you, #43!

Loved the newscaster's backflip. Perfect. Especially how he quickly picked the mic back up.

Zeeky_Boogy_Doog said...

In my old house, I could always tell if it snowed overnight by the sound of 18-wheeler trucks driving past my house. The main thoroughfare through the city would be closed and traffic diverted to my (parallel) street.

SusanB said...

Makes me grateful to live in South Florida. It's 72 right now, low will be 56 tonight.

Jolene Jolene said...

What's funny about this is that the slipping and sliding of cars would rarely happen in Chicago, even though there's probably more snow and cold weather than pretty much anywhere on earth. This is because 1. it's not hilly; and 2. while Chicago is crooked as fuck, the snow removal teams are absolute PROS. The speed of snow removal and salting is honestly better than anyone. This is why even though there's so much f'ing snow here, it has to be a blizzard or monstrous proportions for any kind of snow day/day off of school/work to happen. And then there's like a quarter of inch anywhere else and an entire town is out of commission.

Jolene Jolene said...

*OF monstrous proportions...

Hazeldazel said...

I showed this video to my coworker who is from India and has never seen snow in real life and she asked "why are they sliding? does it hurt when you fall?" LOL!

mistang said...

I'm so sorry to those of you who fall and I hope no one was hurt too bad, but a person falling is always hilarious to me. I will usually wait to laugh to find out if a person is okay, but I am dying to let it out. That bus one was freaky. Some people were walking all casual around it. I'd be running.

Shiirii said...

I can just say here in Stockholm we have about -17 celsius and 70 cm of snow.

And yes.. even though we have the best snow removal teams.. I have fell down right on my ass when I was walking down my schools stairs :D

LA Mac said...

I flinched at the guy trying to jump into that water and hitting the ice

Alicia said...

" that was a bad idea " hahahaha

Alicia said...

Thanks tracinator! The landscape mixed with Capitol Hill kinda clued me in but I wasn't sure. Snow in the NW is pretty crazy. We only get it every few years in Portland but when we do the city shuts down!

donner said...

I grew up outside of Chicago and vowed to never live in snow again. That's why I'm in Texas. I remember those days...and they weren't fun.

That being said, this video is hilarious...maybe because its 73 here in January and I don't have to go outside and shovel anything...

solarpower said...

@Jolene Jolene,

Yeah, but then we get all cocky about it, and this happens.

I miss snow. We've had almost none since that epic whomping. :(

Agent**It said...

Susan B, Windows open!

Elementally said...

Here on the Virginia shoreline, we too close the schools for more than an inch, because we don't know How to drive on snow. Snow around here is treated as either A. a holiday or B. a Golan/Globus disaster. Those scenes made me proud of humanity, each of those slips were the epitome of "who me?I'm Fine' nonchalance. Except the banjo guy and...the bull. :)

Mooshki said...

Yeah, and?

Tuxedo Cat said...

It was minus 25 (with no wind) here today. You can usually hear skidoos whining this weather, but it's too cold tonight.

That was a great video. My favorite part was the bus, and the snowplow tipping over was funny too. That's something you don't see too often.

MadLyb said...

I don't usually get into these sorts of videos, but I laughed my ass off. I also fell on my ass the other night while taking my dog out to pee at 3am. The wet fog laid a nice sheet of ice on my back patio.

It's amazing how those sliding cars and buses didn't hit anything major.

dia papaya said...

Jolene Jolene - I miss that about Chicago!!! That city never stopped. It's freakin 8 deg outside, snow to your waist, and everyone is still doing their thing. I moved to Portland and we had our own snowmagedon (when Seattle did). Damn, I think the city owns four snow plows. They never did plow my street and couldn't drive my car for two weeks. Insanity!

And we are supposed to use chains bc no salt on the streets. People use chains on the freeway!!! It's crazy.

dia papaya said...

@Maja - I fall down a lot too. I understand what you mean, but I was still laughing hysterically.

I'm glad it's not me - this time!

Lelaina Pierce said...

@goheels - I used to think I could handle more cold weather but the amount of snow we get here is A-ok with me. It's always fun to see people brace for a "big" snow here.

JSierra said...

This gives me flashbacks to my freshman year of college and the first time I ever drove on ice.

The shittiest part was Lubbock has NO drainage system so when it snowed and then melted and turned into black ice, it would cover the entire road because there was nowhere for the melted snow to run off. Thank the flying spaghetti monster Katy is hot as hell year round

JSierra said...

BTW keep warm my Northern friends!! And be safe, don't get all crazy and try to re-enact any of these stunts! Just kidding, I know y'all wouldn't do that.

But really, I hope everyone is safe and comfy during this ice age!

ms snarky said...

It was 6 below when I left for work this morning.

Has since warmed up to 5 above.

Heat wave.