Just another blood-sucking ski resort?

June 2, 2011

Blog Guy, you know that city in Siberia that you like to call Wackytown? Didn’t you say you organize tours there, so your readers can see for themselves?

Yes, Krasnoyarsk is the goofiest spot on earth. Maybe you’d like to sign up for my upcoming ski resort holiday there.

Would we have our own ski lift? I hate to wait in long lines for those.

I’ll be honest, you might have to share ski lift space with some sanitary workers.

Do they go there to ski?

Nah, they go to spray pesticide.

Oh no! I HATE mosquitoes!

Not to worry, They’re spraying for ticks.

Ewwww! Those little insects that fall in your hair and suck blood?

With these ticks it’s not so much the blood-sucking as it is the encephalitis they carry.

Oh. So how long do I have to wait behind the sanitary tick sprayers before I get my turn on the ski lift?

Are you out of your mind? You STILL really want to go up on the slopes?

Well, I AM paying for it.

Suit yourself, Ace. Me, I’ll be down at the resort’s health club, working out on the Potato Master.

And if I miss you there?

Look for me at the swim-up bar in the piranha pool…

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Top: Sanitary workers use a ski lift as they move uphill to spray pesticide to kill ticks carrying encephalitis at the Bobrovy Log resort area in Taiga outside Russia’s Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk, May 27, 2011.

Right: A sanitary worker sprays pesticide to kill ticks, May 27, 2011.

Left: An inmate stands on potatoes loaded in a seeder on an agrarian field of a penal colony settlement northeast of Krasnoyarsk, May 24, 2011.

REUTERS photos by Ilya Naymushin

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eeeew on bloodsuckers..

btw RB they are not insects but arachnids.

http://www.idph.state.il.us/envhealth/pc commonticks.htm

but who cares? :D

Posted by fwd079 | Report as abusive

Oh, I am so definitely not going there for vacation!

Posted by skeres | Report as abusive

Fwd, you had it coming alllll this time!
Zappppppppppppp!!!!!!
Anyone who learns beware… my taser is good to go, without further charging! Mwahahaha!

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive

Good to see they employ sanitary workers, as opposed to the usual unsanitary workers.

*teehee* BG said ‘penal’.

Posted by Nosmo_King | Report as abusive

@Shra: This woman is on fire, beware! :D

Posted by fwd079 | Report as abusive

Only if they’re going to Krasnoyarsk.
As you might expect, we promise you will learn nothing, and probably won’t even remember the trip.

Posted by rcbasler | Report as abusive

The bloke in the middle photo has an impressive hose.

Posted by CrowGirl | Report as abusive

You know CrowGirl, I’m pretty sure Mr. Spam Filter would have blocked that comment by anybody other than you…

Posted by rcbasler | Report as abusive

:) Knapsack Spraying is one of my favourite late spring jobs on the farm.

Posted by CrowGirl | Report as abusive

Sign me up for the ski trip. I soooo want to visit Krasnoyarsk. I am weird that way.

Posted by Dave_not_dave | Report as abusive

Depends what you wear them with Spin…

Posted by CrowGirl | Report as abusive

I think a white cover-all would go well…

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive

Personally, I would wear stilletos… so that I dont have to walk and be in the Wine-A-Bago all the time…
Not that I would drink… still queasy from that nightout 2 weeks ago…
Sometimes I wonder just WHAT WAS IN that whiskey!

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive