20/02/2014 | by Sam McMahon
Earlier this week our poor intern Alex’s morning commute was rudely interrupted when she turned the pages of London’s shite-est free paper to find this article…
It’s bad enough that a young man pissing in the snow should be worthy of reporting anywhere (let along in the pages of a nationally distributed newspaper!) but what makes it doubly depressing is the fact that he was apparently snowboarding when he did it.
We’re not for a second claiming that snowboarding is super-cool or anything, but honestly, we thought it was better than Bieber!
Yep, snowboarding. Honestly, we’re impressed poor Alex mustered the resolve not to just give up on life and hurl herself under the train there and then at the news… It certainly induced paroxysms of self-doubt and paranoia in us when she showed us later in the office.
I mean seriously? We’re not for a second claiming that snowboarding is super-cool or anything, but honestly, we thought it was better than Bieber!
When we’d recovered enough to stop questioning our life choices, we started exploring the story further, and found that apparently this isn’t even the first time Bieber has been on a board. As YoBeat reported, only earlier this month he was trying to persuade someone to rent a whole mountain to him – just for himself you see – on New Year’s day.
And then we found this – an Instagram video he’d posted (of himself obviously!) – presumably thinking it would make him look like a “radical dude”.
Once we’d finished chuckling (and marvelling at his suspiciously hesh choice of skinny pants and a narrow stance – are you Nick Visconti in disguise?) it got us thinking: Which other “celebrities” (or sub-lebrities) have tried snowboarding in the (sadly mistaken) belief that it was “cool?” Or would make them look cool?
Here are a few we came up with…