Thursday, January 8, 2009

I Have Such A Sick Sense Of Humor....

Perhaps it's just me, but this made me laugh so hard that I almost wet my pants. You have to click on the pictures to get the larger versions. Trust me, it's worth it. Enjoy!


Skier Suffers Exposure








Man Left Hanging Upside Down and Pantless After Vail, Colorado Mishap.


I have no doubts the kid who was with this man on the lift was surely traumatized. I know I would have been.




JANUARY 6--In a bizarre incident that will surely lead to litigation (or an out-of-court settlement), a skier at Colorado's ritzy Vail resort was left dangling upside down and pantless from a chairlift last Thursday morning. The January 1 mishap apparently occurred after the male skier, 48, and a child boarded a high-speed lift in Vail's Blue Sky Basin. It appears that the chairlift's fold-down seat was somehow not in the lowered position, which caused the man to partially fall through the resulting gap. His right ski got jammed in the ascending chairlift, and that kept him upended since his boot never dislodged from its binding. As seen in the photos on the following pages (which were snapped by fellow skiers), the Skyline Express lift was stopped shortly after the pair's botched boarding resulted in the man dangling from the lift. The exposed skier was stuck for about 15 minutes before Vail personnel backed the lift up and successfully dislodged the unidentified man from the four-seat chair. The images on page four and five were taken by a local photographer who happened upon the rescue scene. In a statement released this afternoon, Vail Resorts, which operates the ski area, reported that the skier was not injured after being "suspended for approximately seven minutes." The press release did not explain how the mishap occurred, only that "the man was caught on the chair."
Yes, but he may never recover from the exposure.

26 comments:

Janie said...

This was even on the Today show.

KARIN said...

OMG hahahahahaha! I saw the first pic in this series on Cajunboy, but I had no idea there was more.

brneyedgal967 said...

OMG - I will have to remember this whenever I think I'm having a bad day. Sooooo funny and way embarrassing! Yes, the kid would definitely be traumatized. I wonder if it hurt the man's leg - like twisted his knee or ankle or anything?

asthmagirl said...

Not being a skier, I will take your word that it's funny! I'm thinking of the headache I'd have hanging upside down for 7 minutes. And how cold my ass would be!

The Incredible Woody said...

I saw that on the internet yesterday and snorted my drink up my nose. I got going again just telling my husband about it later that night!! Talk about some serious shrinkage going on!!

Flea said...

That poor fella. Out there for all the world to see. In today's age of camera phones, too! Nothing is safe, not even the crown jewels. How sad.

TSannie said...

One should not laugh at other folks tragedies....but sometimes one just must!
Guess who has a lifetime pass to Vail!?!?

Treasia said...

It's a good thing it wasn't colder and he hung there to much longer or he might have had his "part" frozen off.

Buddha's Place said...

It is still on the local news. Do you suppose he will ever get on another lift? I have fallen, lost skiis gloves etc off of many lifts, but I have never lost my britches. hhahahaa. ahem poor guy :)

philly said...

Here too another reason why I don't go skiing.

#1

Living on the Spit said...

I am sorry but I will be laughing about this for a very long time.

That was halarious!

To be known as the guy that dropped his drawers!

Marlene

Mental P Mama said...

I saw this the other day, and I haven't stopped laughing. A) Because he was okay, and B) Because it wasn't anyone I know.

Anonymous said...

VERY SAD that this person who might have dropped to his death is the joke of the nation, even the world. I think this is really sad, how would you feel in his place having your wide load shown for everyone to see?

Staci said...

hehehehehe at least he had plenty of "padding" to help keep him warm. And "Anonymous", would it kill you to have a freakin' sense of humor????

noble pig said...

I saw that on the news and I couldn't believe it! Can you even imagine that happening to you...I mean that's bad luck! Crap, that would just suck! His wee exposed to the world.

Snooty Primadona said...

Having worked at a ski resort for many years, I thought I'd seen it all, but this still has me laughing. Seriously, though, it was the lift loader's fault. When it's snowing the lift loaders are taught to put the seats in the up position, then just before loading someone they are supposed to flop it back down. This is done as a courtesy to skiers so that they don't have to sit in 6 inches of wet snow all the way to the top. It's been done this way since lift chairs were introduced. So, Vail is going to be writing a plump check I suppose.

ANONYMOUS: Thanks so much for your worthless comment totally lacking in humor. None of the pictures revealed his identity in any way. Besides, he had JUST GOTTEN ON THE LIFT. There was nothing life threatening about about being 10 feet from the lift. This why we are taught to turn & look behind you as the lift is coming round. If the seat isn't down, you step to the side until one comes along that does. Duh! Grow a sense of humor & learn to enjoy life......


Life is mysterious... Don't take it too serious.

Anonymous said...

Okay so it wasn't life threatening...this makes it ok to show his ass? even if we don't know who it is, I'm sure many of his friends know by now. Have compassion you twit.

Snooty Primadona said...

ANONYMOUS: Let me see if I can explain this to where you will understand it, because it's important that you do.

He was hanging upside down and obviously defied gravity with the direction his pants were going. Get it? He wasn't able to release from his boots, was still in them & they were still buckled when he was *rescued*. You do the math.

I'm still wondering why a 48 year old man didn't have underwear on… Answer that one you freaking troll.

;-)

Anonymous said...

Are you dumb? Of course I get it. It was all over the news, one simply had to read the drama. My point, if you will, is that it is VERY SAD that this man has made the news with his naked body for all to see. You don't think the identity of this man has been made public to friends he may wish were not privy to see? How the hell would you feel?? And then you have people like you, who read CNN or another stupid internet news feed and post this on YOUR site, naivly thinking that no one saw it. You are not the news, Snooty, you only wish you were.

And oh, btw, I worked at a ski resort many years ago, big deal. What the hell does this have to do with this story...just another way for you to brag.

QueenofPlanetHotflash said...

GGeeesssuuusss get a friggin life ANON this was funny as hell. And ANON your showing your ASS by being an ASS to Snooty. So ride off on your ASS into the sunset will ya. And save your witty rebutal because I don't give a shit what you think GASP!!!ASSWIPE

thevinylvillage said...

methinks anonymous must have had his frozen little widget hangin out for the world to see this week.

dont worry bud, we cant see your face.

:-)

Pleasing Procrasinator said...

I seen this on TV last night.
And I must disagree with Anonymous, Snooty there have been a few times you have informed me of going ons that I otherwise wouldn't have known about.
I am inclined to agree with the VV.

Snooty Primadona said...

ANONYMOUS: Look, I've tried to be nice but you are quite clearly a nutcake and there is no making nice with a troll nutcake. If you don't like what I write about then get out and don't come back. Go find some nice, perfect little boring blog you can relate to. Talk about a TWIT! BEAT IT!

Actually, that goes for anyone who doesn't like my blog. Why in the world would you read it if you think it's so awful???????? For crying out loud! Go find something that makes you happy (if that exists) and DO IT! But get your boring, perfect little booty out of my blog, you Troll.

BJ Roan said...

Get 'em Snooty! I think this is hilarious, and I didn't see it on TV. It's news to me! Not only that, but you started my day off with a laugh, and that's a good thing!

Heather said...

OMG, I can hardly trpe (see, I mean "type") because I am shaking with laughter. I have got to get MY frozen ass, to TX so we can play a round of golf. Something tells me we would do a lot more laughing than golfing.

I left a request for you on my blog. Continue to EST. ;o)

Buddha's Place said...

Wow I'm glad I came back for a follow up! I think Manic Mariah figured out a way to find out who these anon asshats are...can you imagine being so prude that you can't laugh at a guy caught with his pants down? I'll bet he would laugh at you if the tables were turned.

 

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