June 15, 2005

Standing in the doorway.


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Originally uploaded by John Cohen.
Can you do this?

This is a picture I took quite a few years ago, but John just uploaded it to Flickr.

12 comments:

tommy said...

Not anymore.

I can say that about a lot of things.

Meade said...

More importantly - can John still do that?

Troy said...

I could do it, but it would be a reenactment of the biblical story of Samson (alas not the juicy Delilah part).

Drethelin said...

I used to be able to do it, and I'm pretty sure I could still do it, just not in a normal doorway. they key is finding something wide enough for you to brace both legs against the sides, but not so wide that it's impossible to keep them there.

yeah right said...

yeah. all kids do this.

Dave said...

I actually did a version of that when I used to work out with a trainer. He said it was a good way to stretch your inner thighs before working out. The gym had two poles that were appropriately close enough together.

Odd, now that I think about it, but the trainer was right.

Ann Althouse said...

It's not John. It's Chris.

Richard Lawrence Cohen said...

I never could do that. Chris is still in great shape, though -- better than ever. And there are many beautiful pictures on John's site.

in_the_middle said...

why does the phrase "GET DOWN FROM THERE RIGHT NOW!" keep repeating over and over in my head?

the Rising Jurist said...

I do this every weekend at Devil's Lake.

Kathleen B. said...

I could never do that, even as a child. I could slide down the stairs on a pillow though.

ronin1516 said...

Well, after seeing the picture of Chris, my friend and I both tried doing that on one of the the doors at the local ERC. And, both of us failed miserably at it and fell, but, we provided a lot of mirth for all who saw us trying the stunt. However, I think I could do it and hold that position, once I can get my leg muscles stronger. Hey it another reason to get stronger and fit, eh?