Video: Modern-Day Sisyphus Tries to Roll a Mega-Snowball

Some people like big challenges, even if it means they break their backs. This guy in Central Park on Sunday was determined to roll a cartoon-size snowball across a field by the Cherry Trees near Central Park West in the West 80s.

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    1. chuck D says:

      One must imagine this man is happy.

    2. nemo paradise says:

      Think of all the useful labor he could have performed if he had applied this energy to something worthwhile. This kind of frivolity underscores the vanity of individual effort; if he had understood the value of collective action and sought the support of the group, they could have rolled many snowballs uphill successfully!

      • Warren says:

        he started with a tiny little snow ball – no bigger than his hand. By rolling it individually he made a giant snowball. Clearly he was able to build something impressive and have some fun along the way (and get in a good workout). Not bad for some individuality 🙂

        • James Garvey says:

          All Sisyphus’ silent joy is contained therein. His fate belongs to him. His rock is his thing…The struggle itself toward the heights is enough to fill a man’s heart. – A. Camus