By Cory Doctorow at 6:38 am Sun, Jan 30, 2011
The Great Humongous Snow Pile in the Back Yard
Ha! :D That’s awesome. What did he put in there, I wonder? Candles or flashlights?
My friends once made something in the same spirit: http://www.flickr.com/photos/cefeida/3285442238/in/set-72157613892391631/
Wonder if his inspiration came from the recent rerunning of the Calvin and Hobbes strip with the snow monsters surrounding the home.
Thats a mighty fine St. Nick-o’-Lantern
This guy and the trash heap from Fraggle Rock should get together.
I creatively dispose of my excess white stuff too, but for some reason nobody ever posts about it.
Truly a wonderful thing.
Humongous? It looks like it’s barely up to his car window! I can look outside my window and see a pile of snow that’s twice as tall as I am.
Pics or it didn’t happen.
It looks a bit more like Sergeant Schlock, but it’s not green.
Back in my day, The Humungus wore a hockey mask and neck brace, and spoke through a police bullhorn.
Who you gonna call!!??
Creative snow disposal *and* he wrote “In the Drift.” Truly, a Renaissance man.
Making snowmen (or snow in general) glow is an easy thing to do. You just need a 3V coin battery, an LED light, some tape, and a little plastic bag. Stick the mixture in snow and you have glow.
If you’re really brave you could wire up a solar circuit to a snowman, one that was dark detecting. Easier than most people think.
I know http://www.instructables.com has a whole lot of little LED projects that would spice up a snowman. (Search for LED Snowies for example.)
I for one am waiting for Wisconsin to get some snow this week… just to test out such a thing… I’m thinking blinking red snowman eyes…
My solar lights worked quite happily with snow over them. Once it got thin enough and they could get a charge, they glowed all night. Quite lovely.
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