This video made me gleefully happy, and simultaneously reminded me that I need to go shovel.
In retrospect, I can't believe that I never thought of this imagery. For some reason, my brain always goes to reciting "Charge of the Light Brigade" when I'm down in the trenches.
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Maggie Koerth-Baker is the science editor at BoingBoing.net. She writes a monthly column for The New York Times Magazine and is the author of Before the Lights Go Out, a book about electricity, infrastructure, and the future of energy. You can find Maggie on Twitter and Facebook.