These Russian garbagemen invented a whole new kind of skiing

I can’t guess how things are on your end, but in New York it’s muggy and hot and I’m damp despite the air conditioning. So I’ve taken refuge in this frosty video—a couple years old, but timeless, really—of Russian garbagemen at work in one of the motherland’s frigid winters.

Well, “work” might be a stretch. It looks a lot more like fun.

If they’d showcased talent like this, maybe the Ice Capades would still be a thing.

Photo by Pattie/Flickr (CC BY-SA 2.0)

Miles Klee

Miles Klee

Miles Klee is a novelist and web culture reporter. The former editor of the Daily Dot’s Unclick section, Klee’s essays, satire, and fiction have appeared in Lapham’s Quarterly, Vanity Fair, 3:AM, Salon, the Awl, the New York Observer, the Millions,  and the Village Voice. He's the author of two odd books of fiction, 'Ivyland' and 'True False.'