05 February 2008

Make Me Smile

by Phil Johnson




31 comments:

Stefan said...

Phil Johnson demonstrates man's utter futility at trying to enter the storehouses of snow.

S.J. Walker said...

Video proof of Yettis!

"Abominable! Can you believe that? They called me abominable!--Snow cone?"

S.J. Walker said...

Visions of a pokadotted John Goodman sledding into a Himalayan village....eeeph, scary.

Scott F. said...

Brrrrrrr! Fun! Awesome. :-)

Gilbert said...

Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow;... (Isaiah 1:18 NIV)

Phil, what Jesus meant was...umm... ;-)

Seriously, that looks like a blast! Ah, to be 38 again. I'm Godly jealous!

CalvDispy said...

Did Pecadillo make you wear that helmet?

Libbie said...

I'm just very tickled that this is tagged as 'masculinity'.

If you can sledge down a hill in the snow on a giant tyre, you'll be a man, my son :-D

Looks marvellous fun.

Richard D said...

The bicycle helmet was borrowed from James White, right?

Doug McMasters said...

Phil,

No gravestone there...not worthy of you. I think we can find a way to get your ashes placed into a certain spot in the West Norwood Cemetary. Of course, many, many years from now.

Doug McMasters said...

A resting spot for Phil Johnson:

http://flickr.com/photos/mcmasters/sets/72157603862273527/

centuri0n said...

See, when we were kids, you'd send the fat kid down the hill first because he'd pretty much plow out a path for the other kids to sled down. And then every time he'd go down the hill, the luge-like path would get longer, increasing the fun for everybody.

I'm not sure what that has to do with Phil's video here, but it brought back fond memories.

DJP said...

It kills me that I'm not the first one to fit in a Chicago song as a title! Or, even more, that it was Phil!

Here's some classic footage.

Don't mind having THAT song in my head.

donsands said...

Where are your gloves?

Kristine said...

That was such a *cute* start to my day. It made me (and my young son) smile :)

Carla Rolfe said...

Phil,

the video was a lot of fun to watch, but I bet it was even more fun for you. Now I want to go tubing!

:-)

candyinsierras said...

Not much of a "black diamond" slope. Probably why Phil said "fun" in a monotone voice. :)

Kim said...

You're much braver than I.

There was tubing at the youth retreat I was at last weekend, but I was to scared to go down!

wordsmith said...

A helmet? I thought the post was labeled "masculinity."

S.J. Walker said...

I think the helmet was on backwards.

Not that I would know, I rode saddlebroncs and bulls without a helmet and also BMX....explains a lot doesn't it?


And I'm surprised no one else picked up on the Monster's Inc. reference. I thought better of you.

Sharon said...

Monster's, Inc. reference? And that was . . . ?

A Musician by Grace

S.J. Walker said...

Sharon,

"Abominable! Can you believe that? They called me abominable!--Snow cone?"

"Visions of a pokadotted John Goodman sledding into a Himalayan village....eeeph, scary."

AndyB said...

When Phil described his drudgery through the deep snow to the hill at our excellent Snow Retreat, I didn’t realize that he wasn’t even dressed for playing in the snow. No snow gear whatsoever no wonder he was cold. I don’t know if he knew, but his helmet was on backwards. One of the many things I admire about Phil is that he is always willing to go above and beyond, and is always up for a challenge, even if he is from SoCal and in multiple feet of snow.

S.J. Walker said...

"I don’t know if he knew, but his helmet was on backwards."

I KNEW it.

Good on Phil.

Puritan said...

Excellent! Where is that? My kids would love that much snow.

AndyB said...

We were at the Double K Ranch in Easton, WA, just east of Snoqualmie Pass on I-90. It was the most snow they have had in 30 years.

donsands said...

"It was the most snow they have had in 30 years."

"For He says to the snow, 'Fall on the earth'. Job 37:6

I think I'll go listen to a little "Ballet for a girl Buchannon". Thanks for the nice video DJP.

DJP said...

If you're at all a Chicago fan, search them on Youtube. There are some amazing vids, from their very earliest days to the present.

Rileysowner said...

wordsmith wrote:
"A helmet? I thought the post was labeled "masculinity.""

I'm with you there. A helmet for tubing down that hill with snow that deep! It must be a California thing.

donsands said...

"amazing vids"

Good music. Nostalgic.
Excellent stuff. Experts, everyone, especially that drummer. I think he's the best I've ever heard.

Love the one "Free".

Annette said...

okay, that was fun.
As Justin Our boyo says "funny man, going to get up gain?" :)

Rebl4Jesus said...

"No snow gear whatsoever no wonder he was cold."

If he desides to come back after almost getting stuck up there with us, maybe we could get him some snow pants.