LIVE VIDEO: Naval Academy Obelisk Climb

From the Washington Post:

Hundreds of Naval Academy plebes work together to scale a 21-foot obelisk slicked with lard. It’s an annual tradition: The first year students can’t begin their summer until they replace an underclassman’s “dixie cup” hat at the top of the monument with an upperclassman’s hat.

  • vorpal 😼

    Oh my.
    This combines so many of my fantasies.

    • bkmn

      Please keep talking.

    • james1200

      You wish you were that obelisk. I do, too.

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  • FAEN

    Thank you!

  • Tiger Quinn

    I keep getting older and they keep staying the same age.

  • edrex

    well. well. is it that time of year already?

  • Bluto

    Stoopid hets can’t climb a greasy pole.

    • Hank

      I can climb a greasy pole ANYTIME!!! 😇

  • DaddyRay

    damn, the video isn’t working for me

    • JoeMyGod

      Try the WaPo link?

      • DaddyRay

        that isn’t working either – I am trying another device

      • DaddyRay

        it is working on my phone

        • DaddyRay

          It is now working with chrome

        • KCMC

          keep the Crisco off off your phn. There’s the contest.

    • james1200

      God is punishing you for something.

  • bkmn
  • JoeMyGod

    “Officials just warned that throwing the cap does not count. It must be placed atop the monument.”

    • Reality.Bites

      This is why Mary Tyler Moore never went on to command our armed forces.

  • Todd20036

    They had this while DADT was in effect, and no one thought that gays were in the military. Well, no one on their side

  • The Milkman

    Every year I thank Joe and the baby Jesus for this annual ritual.

  • John Ruff

    Stupid, white male bullshit.

    • Tiger Quinn

      There are at least a dozen people of color in there, and many of them are women. But maybe you’re young enough to still serve, asshole. Likely not.

      • John Ruff

        No, I’m not dumb enough to enlist.

    • KCMC

      several women

      • John Ruff

        Oh! Then, that’s great! Women are better athletes.

    • vorpal 😼

      Stupid, miserable John Ruff bullshit.
      As usual.

      • John Ruff

        Awww. When others have an opinion it obviously hurts your little snowflake feelings.

        • vorpal 😼

          That’s so cute that you think you hurt my feelings.
          No: you’re just constantly miserable.

          You could win the lottery, find a cure for cancer, and watch Trump be impeached and you would still find a way to be a little whiny bitch about it.

          • Lantor

            As I always tell me business partner: If you didn’t have anything to bitch about, you’d bitch about that.

  • carrot festival

    Oddly reminds me of schlock fest, World War Z. (With spandex.)

  • Tawreos

    The guy on the far right looks like he is already mounted, but not the pole he is supposed to mount

  • barrixines

    Pah – if they were Catalan they would have done it in minutes.

    http://www.gaystarnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/o92kc1g732qx.jpg

    • Statistics Palin

      Yes, but where’s the fun in that?

      • barrixines

        The fun in that is second row down if you look closely enough.

        • emjayay

          Oh My!

          • northern_neighbour

            Indeed! That man-on-man lip lock was well worth the clicks used to blow the pic up a couple of times!

            Not scandalous in Spain however … all the outrage and screaming is here in USA from the TonyPerkins factions …

      • BobSF_94117

        Disrobing

    • Tawreos

      Whats with all the rampant beclothedness

      • barrixines

        I’m still betting there’s more homo action in this pic than anything happening with the larded twinks.

  • Capritaur

    I don’t know, seems like perfectly good lard wasted on 18-year-old twinks.

    • KCMC

      Lard.In.Heaven.

      • yes b’y

        Lard thundering jesus

    • popebuck1

      Oh, it’s not being wasted.

  • Keiffer

    I don’t understand why they don’t use a simple pyramid building technique like so many cheerleading squads make. A triple row of folks on their knees at the base, a double row kneeling on top of that and then the top row could stand on the double row. If that’s not high enough start with 4 on the bottom row, etc.

    • Tiger Quinn

      Overeager, too many want to be the one that gets it – it’s supposed to pit planning against energy and with young people you know how that goes.

  • james1200
  • KCMC

    “Young man, pull your pants up…”
    not certain ever heard or read here

    • james1200

      Bite your tongue! How dare you!!

    • Sean Taylor

      nor should you

  • MB

    One of my young friend’s named Matthew (who is also a cutie pah-too-tee,) will be at the Naval Academy next year. He was just confirmed at my (Episcopal) Cathedral yesterday morning. What a special, sweet young man.

  • The_Wretched

    Someone should tell them about the scapular plane for arm placement. They’re relying too much on the shoulder tendons and capsules.

  • SLK in SF

    “It’s The Most Wonderful Time of the Year”

  • JoeMyGod
  • thom

    OT…
    JUST IN: Former Trump associates Paul Manafort and Roger Stone have turned over documents to Senate Intel Committee, source tells NBC News

  • Rex

    Spring – when a young man fancy turns to thoughts of mounting a rock hard pole.

  • Mrs. Councillor Nugent

    Lard! What if they’re vegans?

  • Ninja0980

    Got back at the right time.

  • no. this isn’t homoerotic at all.
    nope.
    just like the volley ball scene in Top Gun.

    • Reality.Bites

      It’s become less and less erotic over the years as Cruise has become a bigger asshole.

      • i’m not judging it based on that (though you are indisputably corrrect).
        i’m judging it as if we are all in 1986 again.
        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HNR_HofJ_Fs

        • nocadrummer

          The lady doth protest too much, methinks.

          • David Walker

            “No, really. He’s not gay. He’s married.”

          • Derrick Johns

            lol

          • nocadrummer

            I’m married too. I have a wonderful husband.
            And I grew my own beard – I didn’t have to marry one.

  • Professor Barnhardt

    Brought to you by … UnderArmour … Nike Pro Combat ….

  • Reality.Bites

    OT: I just confirmed that Alan Cumming’s former CIA agent turned university professor turned crime solver on his upcoming CBS series will be gay and married.

    Daniel Ings, shown on the right, portrays his husband.

    https://static1.squarespace.com/static/558b12a4e4b09ef3bcc260fb/558f23a2e4b0b62583b24fcb/558f23ace4b02242f7f01dac/1436365405653/Scrotal_2.jpg

    Cumming points out he’s the first openly gay actor to lead a one-hour drama on US network TV. I believe his character is also the first gay leading character on a one-hour drama.

    Perhaps a more important milestone is not that it’s a one-hour drama, but a CBS crime procedural, which is usually a person’s final scripted TV stop on the journey from sitcoms to Fox News.

    • John

      Do we know the series name so I can program my TiVo?

      • clay

        “Instinct”

      • Reality.Bites

        Instinct, as clay mentioned, but it doesn’t start till likely 2018

  • Henry Auvil

    I’m going to bookmark this post for “later”.

  • Ninja0980

    Brings back memories of watching Active Duty and Dirk Yates back when I was discovering myself… memories.

  • Cuberly

    The depilation trend must stop!

    • barrixines

      I don’t think most of them are old enough to grow hair.

      • KCMC

        several are older students in after duty served.
        treasure trail is mid-teens for most

    • KCMC

      no. soon. enough.
      treasure trail sadness.

  • johncAtl

    Apparently Corbin Fisher is the commanding officer of the academy.

  • Derrick Johns

    Hell, they could just perform the whole event wearing jock straps. That would be wonderful.

  • Mike Solo
    • KCMC

      wettest/pushup jock.. winner, winner, chicken dinner?

    • ChrisInKansas

      unh. Thank you so much for the screencaps. Military+tall+short dark hair = absolute perfection.

    • Hmm? What? You were saying something…?

    • narutomania

      I kept waiting for the glorious moment when gravity conspired against a slippery cadet, tossed him off balance, and then a lucky hand took a wet pair of boxer briefs with it on the way down.

      (sigh)

  • I have a friend who has participated. He says it’s pretty hot.

  • Rebecca Gardner

    Needs more female cadets. 😀

    • The_Wretched

      I’d be good with a more even mix too.

  • Mike Solo
    • Beagle

      Yes.

  • The_Wretched

    Bend at the knees, step on the hips…going for shoulder in 1 go is too risky.

  • Hank
    • KCMC

      get the lard.

      • Hank

        I prefer Mineral Oil

    • Derrick Johns

      Oh, no. And I’m not laughing. It’s only Monday.

  • Mike Solo

    I went to USAFA, and we tended to dress like Babes in Toyland escapees https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/63c6edee202328a6a53e15b36c441c024d6cb4513dcf08d6e36904730ce20ad5.jpg

  • can we all just agree that we are all having lustful, impure thoughts on this thread?

    • KCMC

      there’s a thread of writing?

    • BJORN RAGNVALDR

      Does it even need to be said…..?

  • DaddyRay

    I think the will need a good massage after all of this

  • ok…so I *was* having a productive day at work. then i veered off into the ditch.
    i mean gutter.
    at top speed.

    • KCMC

      so not alone

  • Mike Solo

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/6656aa833c5fe80be5d0b5becd05a69b747a2abfdd02140f1ea883e74a6d1daa.png

    I think I’m just going to post screen shot highlights… since hubby has now brought me whisky for after dinner…

    • KCMC

      hmmm, why yes, chicken breast sounds great for dinner

  • pj

    this needs to be done over with a different soundtrack

    • pj

      heavy breathing would do

  • Ninja0980

    They need to lose a few things…

  • DaddyRay

    I would love trying it wet and larded up

  • Daniel Bergerac

    Mmmmmm Boy Pits

  • zhera

    They seem very amateurish to me. Biggest guys at the bottom, smallest guys on the top. How is that not logical?!?

    • Bubba in TX

      Actually, tall, lanky guys at the top would be the best…wait, just got a bit dizzy, what was I talking about again?

      • zhera

        I was thinking weight. 🙂

        • David Walker

          I was thinking wait!

  • Michael

    wow

  • Ragnar Lothbrok

    Ohhh Group action!

  • Ninja0980

    Nice rainbow at the top, me like.

  • Ragnar Lothbrok

    This should be a national sport

  • DaddyRay

    I love when their shorts get pulled down

  • Ninja0980

    Everyone else is thinking it.. I’ll just say.. I wish they were all naked.

  • Ragnar Lothbrok

    Ha ha keep pulling those down !

  • DaddyRay

    So close

  • CharlestonDave

    2+ hours of edging…

  • pj

    the record is 4 hours to do it.

  • Ragnar Lothbrok

    hmm…If I put one of those in my back yard….

  • pj

    i want that one

    • pj

      blue shorts

  • Lakeview Bob

    This is such an adorable tradition.

  • Jim Gallagher-Barker

    I’m getting so distracted by this. I’m going to have to call the in-house IT guy to temporarily block wapo.com & joemygod.com.

    Oh, crap, among other things… I am the in-house IT guy.

  • zhera

    Not envying the ones at the bottom.

    • DaddyRay

      Indeed, that one guy fell squarely on the other guys neck

  • scream4ever

    It always amazes me how many of these guys are hairless.

    • DaddyRay

      The hair might provide traction

      • romanhans

        If they do it again in twenty years and twenty pounds I’ll watch. I’m mostly interested in two other signs of masculinity: chest hair and buying me dinner.

    • KCMC

      IMHO, a horrific trend which starts in HS. 2 kids (on my work caseload) requested electric razors, “you know, for down there.”
      A mother phnd to report, “I know he’s having sex, all his pubic hair is in the sink!”

  • Ninja0980

    Ouch… that looked like it hurt.

  • Ragnar Lothbrok

    The tops collapsed on the bottoms

    • DaddyRay

      With a greesy pole

    • Derrick Johns

      lol yes, those were the days. I had a strong back.

      • Ragnar Lothbrok

        any pics 🙂

  • zhera

    Aren’t there anyone in charge? Planning, boys and girls! Strategy! FFS, you’re military.

  • Secure

    Lots of coppin’ feels…

  • Ragnar Lothbrok

    that one guy tried to grab a penis for leverage

  • G Thomas

    It’s all fun and games till somebody gets their eye poked out.

    • DaddyRay

      With what

  • Could only watch about 15 minutes before I have to get back to work. Best part was when one guy accidentally pulled down the shorts of a guy he was climbing up. Camera quickly shot up but not before seeing his soaked tighty whiteys.

    • BJORN RAGNVALDR

      Oh, shit! Work!

  • DaddyRay

    The picture went dark

  • Ragnar Lothbrok

    went dark!

  • Ragnar Lothbrok

    Not now !

  • scream4ever

    The guys in their underwear/bike shorts are clearly just showing off lol

  • TK

    Some of those guys fall full body onto the support below. I’m shocked there aren’t more serious injuries

  • Ragnar Lothbrok

    If they would all just get naked and erect, it would be like climbing a ladder

  • DaddyRay

    Would be worth it if a woman was the first

  • DaddyRay

    Woot

  • zhera

    Idiots! Get the girl up there already!

  • Ninja0980

    aww..shows over.

  • Secure

    YESSSS!

    • Phillip in L.A.

      Hi baby! Miss you, and glad to hear from you. Be well

      • Secure

        Yeah?

        • Phillip in L.A.

          You are spicier than that guy Sean who’s on tee-vee all the time, that’s for sure.

  • BJORN RAGNVALDR

    Success! and….FLESH!

  • Lakeview Bob

    My God that was such fun to watch!

    • grindstone

      I can’t believe how invested I got in this….

      • Lakeview Bob

        I suspect it was all that pretty young flesh. But what fun.

      • BJORN RAGNVALDR

        Me, too. I’m sooo glad I had no deadlines today or tomorrow for that matter…….

        • BJORN RAGNVALDR

          If I were COMPLETELY honest I’d put in 2.5 hours of time off today…..but I ain’t gonna since I couldn’t jack….much…….

  • grindstone

    SUCCESS!

  • Ragnar Lothbrok

    DO it again !

  • Roger

    Fabulous entertainment they should do it on a weekly base! I would even sign a sports cable for that.

  • Secure

    Love them all.

  • DaddyRay

    Well that was tun

  • Gigi

    They did it!

  • Lakeview Bob

    These kids give us hope for the future.

    • Sean Taylor

      they gave me somethin

  • BJORN RAGNVALDR

    Pecs N Abs!
    Pecs N Abs!
    Pecs N Abs!

    • Lumpy Gaga

      Orchestra, balcony.

      What they want is what you see.

      • KCMC

        shake your new maracas and you’ll find…

  • Ragnar Lothbrok

    I gotta go get me some lard

    • BJORN RAGNVALDR

      Top of the shopping list!

    • swimboy

      Oh, you’re off to IML too? 😉

  • scream4ever

    The Plebe who placed the hat had lard on his face and it looked like something else lol

    • Ninja0980

      It did indeed..

  • Ninja0980

    Good thing the hubby will be home soon.. couple of things he’ll need to take care of in addition to the sink..

  • eupnrth8

    Wait a minute, I live near the Naval Academy! What am I still doing on my computer when I can see the spectacle in person?

  • Bubba in TX

    Soooooo…when is next year’s climb?

    • northern_neighbour

      Uhm, … I’m not quite sure… but … oh yeah, … I remember now, … it’s NEXT year! Around this time next year, … so don’t miss it! An’.. yer welcome!

  • narutomania

    Ode To An Obelisk

    Stand fast, great pillar
    And greased with determination
    Stand erect
    As so many a young man has stood before you

  • coram nobis

    And now this word for Crisco.

  • lymis

    Trust me, as someone who was involved in this as a midshipman in my day, it’s a lot less fun than it looks.

    Of course, back then, they not only put about four inches more Crisco on the monument than they do now, but they also ground up the dirt around it and soaked it so that it was about knee-deep mud, and everyone anywhere near it was covered in a mud-crisco mix that had to be experienced to be believed.

    Sigh. Kids today.

    • BobSF_94117

      I was wondering about the Crisco. I seem to remember a lot more of it in earlier years.

    • Porno is actually hard, remorseless work too.

  • Natty Enquirer

    Climbing atop greased poles is a grand Naval tradition.

  • TKW

    Know you, if they took all their clothes off they might be less encumbered.

  • Southeast PDXer

    Anybody got a highlight reel that I can watch later? When I’m not surrounded by coworkers? Or wearing clothes?

  • Beto

    Too many hands grabbing everything…

  • Stephen

    My very first impulse when the pic for this post caught my eye was that it was something to do with Sense8.

  • Vinnie NYC

    So many men 🎼 So little time……

  • SnowFlake

    Oh My!

  • Tiger Quinn

    For crying out loud, I don’t think I could attend Corbin Fisher Academy, I’d literally die.

  • jm2

    wait! it took over 2 hours? wow….

  • jefe5084

    Well on their way to conquering greasy phalluses.

  • andrew

    That was fun to watch. There youthful energy and exuberance is awesome. Go Navy.

  • Danieruw

    For some reason that makes me think of this.

  • HappyDance904

    I want this for my next birthday party!!

  • *sigh!* I can go to bed a happy woman now… all those young, nubile, greasy, wet seamen ….
    … anybody know a good method to get sticky stuff off your desk?

    • Phillip in L.A.

      Those Clorox wipes in the gigantic size from Target/Costco can cut through any dirty, grimy, sticky, slimy, greasy, sweaty mess (I know because I’ve heard)

  • Phillip in L.A.

    Now this is what I’m talking about!
    Roxy Music//Bryan Ferry–“Love Is the Drug”
    https://youtu.be/0n3OepDn5GU

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  • Kruhn

    See you later, boys. The Naval Academy is 30 minutes from home. Semi naked oiled up men? Yum!