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Monday, February 8, 2010

Flashback Monday: A YouTube Gallery of Videos From The Hellstormsnowpocalypsemageddon (tm) of 2010

We're down to our last sip of milk and square of toilet paper, but we can now look back and laugh at this weekend's hellstormsnowpocalypsemageddon (tm). And while we haven't managed to dig ourselves out much further than the sidewalk, we have the wonders of the Internets to bring us a glimpse of what the rest of the world Reston was doing to have fun in the snow while we hid under the bed, sobbing uncontrollably. So here goes!

This chap shows us the responsible way to drive in the snow.

We're sending this one, filmed on South Lakes Drive, to Bob Saget.

This video has more heavy breathing than a convention of Darth Vader impersonators.

Someone was in the mood for Super Sunday, snow be damnmed. "I'm the fat kid that owned the little kid and made him cry," reads the explanation. How proud he must be!


  1. Broke in Charter Oak (BiCO)February 8, 2010 at 10:58 AM

    Aren't people in Reston supposed to be somewhat intelligent? In regards to the first video with the dude joyriding and doing donuts in the behemoth SUV, did he honestly expect others to risk life and limb to respond to a 911 call if he flipped over his Tahoe and became injured or trapped? The chick taking the video even sounded excited as she beamed "Almost tipped it!!!" as the guy slammed into the curb. I'm sorry, but if he HAD tipped it I would hope he'd sit in there, trapped, for days until rescue crews could SAFELY get to him. Some will say to me "lighten up", but I stand by my convictions. What he did was dangerous to himself (and potentially others if he flipped the wrong way when he hit the curb and his vehicle rolled into an apartment). I still can't get around town without getting stuck myself nearly 48 hours after the snow has fallen, so what would have happened if he had flipped his SUV that night?

  2. "Aren't people in Reston supposed to be somewhat intelligent?" You mean the ones that don't have enough common sense to have a shovel? The ones digging their cars out with a kitchen broom and dust pan or 5 gallon bucket?

  3. My son and I chainsawed a path through the fallen trees. Neighbors tumbled out to help.

    Plow came through my path. Partially plowed the cul-de-sac. The neighbor who bitched me out because the plow didn't reach his end of the cul-de-sac was NOT one of the ones who helped with the trees.

  4. I don't have a problem with anyone doing donuts, and I would gladly have had my tax dollars go to the 911 response, but a Tahoe? Come on. This is Reston... drive an import.

  5. Peasant From Less Sought After South RestonFebruary 8, 2010 at 2:54 PM

    I wonder if the guy doing donuts is the same moron in a white SUV that I saw yesterday around 5:00 p.m. driving at high speed west on Lawyers Road and purposely throwing his car into skids all the way. About 60 seconds after he disappeared up the road, another moron (woman this time) came down the road at a good clip in her SUV, steering with one hand while on a snow-covered road because she just had to be yapping away on her hand-held cell phone.

    The stupidity around here is amazing. If these two idiots had collided, it would have been like a matter/anti-matter collision that, in true Darwinian fashion, would have eliminated two morons and in the process improved the human genome.

  6. A tow truck got stuck in our cul-de-sac so another came to pull him out. They needed to borrow a second shovel, and I was out using ours, so I gladly offered it up. My neighbor brought them some energy drinks. So, once they were out, guess whose driveway-meets-pavement areas were crystal clear. Yeah, good deeds engender like response.

    Scubadiver, thanks for taking on the trees. I know that people appreciate it -- even the ones who are so used to being ungrateful that they forget to be nice.

    And BIG kudos to Dominion Power folks who were out in that weather all day Saturday trying to get our power back on. They're my heroes.

    Wouldn't it be nice if we were community-minded enough that people who lived near the schools (who were physically able) just went over and helped clear them out so the kids could go back? It would probably interfere with some union rule about who shovels what, but imagine if people just had a "we're in this together" attitude and helped each other out.

    As for the idiot videos, oh well. I don't think idiot behavior is unique to Reston.

  7. Day 3, 8:45 pm. I want to say that I am appalled by the idiot in the Tahoe, but then it's not as if I haven't done the same kind of thing myself in my much smaller cars. Maybe I'm just jealous that he can get around and I can't. That, or maybe I'm just a hypocrite.

    Gotta love the idiots on Colts Neck. The entire family was walking down to HWSC. The roads around 4 pm were most slush. The fools were racing past the pedestrians completely oblivious to the soaking they were giving to all of us.

    And then there's the idiot in my cluster who put their car in the spot that another neighbor shoveled. The dolt was gone all weekend so their spot was not cleared. I only hope that they have the good sense to move their car before the other neighbor gets home. If not, well, I wonder if I can get ring side seats.

    More snow's on the way. According to WTOP, we could be in for another 12 - 16" of Joy. It makes me glad that the Army conditioned me to walking long distances with a heavy load.

  8. Don't be so boring. It snows, people do donuts - it's fun.

    I saw a high school kid drift downhill around a bend down Bennington Woods drive this afternoon. It was amazing. A little too fast in that Jeep, but he held it extremely well. I was afraid because it looked like a high school kid but he pulled it through!

    And thanks for clearing out the fallen trees guys!


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