Why for, Johnny?
JohnnyKlister.com is a web-based collection showcasing the leftover bits of skiing. The stories, the personalities, the insights, the culture, the cult of the aerobically gifted, the driven, the obsessed, the heart and soul of a sport that is bigger than any single person. Johnny Klister isn’t a real person. It is the name of the site. So relax. Stop worrying about who posts the posts or who contributes the posts (Over 110 contributors like Schulz, Caldwell, Vordenberg, Cork, Gardner, Hanneman, and many MANY more).
This isn’t a scheme or a plot- just a website poking fun and plying opinion to a scene that takes itself very very seriously. If you don’t agree with something here, that’s ok. It’s just a website.
If you’re into it, thanks. This whole deal started for a handful of folks that wanted to share absurd stories and slightly irreverent material, to satarize the parts of the sport that need satirizing, and to keep the progress train on track.
Furthermore, the site was redesigned (by an actual webdesigner) in September 2010 to allow for ads. Why ads? To make money. Why money? To support skiers. Profits from ads will go to support trips for skiing via the NCCSEF. That’s right. We’re gonna make it rain. Furthermore, we’ll work with NCCSEF to build a skier-chosen program that gives money to your favorite personalities in the sport. Who decides? You will. With online polls and suggestions written in. Just think, that clip of twerking from the Burke kids can help raise money for more kids to go to Europe to dance in tights on a glacier. That’s cool.
If you’ve read this far, it’s because you’re tired of cross country skiing being the last sport picked at recess. Punching bag to the rest of the sporting world. By now you know that we don’t do mincing, ambivalent or apathetic. We doesn’t apologize for wearing tights. We invented Andrew Johnson’s mustache. We’re kind of a big deal.
Johnny is for skiers. We can’t survive without the constant submissions from around the scene. Send us those pictures of Bodensteiner before he had curls, of old yearbooks, van rides and the bits and pieces that keep us in the game. Got something for Johnny? Send it email@example.com