Skip to comments.Giant Snowzilla Snowman Is Banned
Posted on 12/22/2008 11:08:22 PM PST by fishhound
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (Dec. 22) - Snowzilla is no more. Municipal officials in Anchorage have given a cease-and-desist order to builders of the giant snowman that made appearances the last three years in an east Anchorage neighborhood. The giant snowman was a favorite for photographers and camera crews from Russia and Japan filmed the temporary sculpture. Snowzilla in 2005 rose 16 feet. He had a corncob pipe and a carrot nose and two eyes made out of beer bottles.
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Im sure one busybody arsehole made a call and ruined it for everyone.
16 feet?!?! I’ve grown tomatoe plants taller than that. I was thinking from the headline it was going to be 100+...
I am thinking if there were a ‘per pound’ tax on snowmen the government would have no problem with it. I would have kept building and put a shower curtain around him or something........just to spite them. What if the owner of the property had a beautiful wife or daughter and there was a lot of traffic from people driving by in hopes of seeing them? Would the wife or the daughter be forced to stay inside the home?
Sixteen foot tomato plants? What’s your secret technique?
that’s just Wrong !
That's crazy. So what if it attracts people to the neighborhood? I remember back when I attended college(late '80s) some plus size women erected a 6' snow phallus. It was a remarkably well done sculpture. They had real talent. Watching the security guards chop it up in the morning was an uncomfortable sight.
Tomato plants over 16 ft? Holy mackerel. And, I thought I grew some large tomato plants. Congrats.
Sounds like a good cheap promotion for a coffee shop with lots of parking.
Worlds biggest snowman contest.
Its typical liberal Anchormites doing their thing.
Next year, they should make a giant snow hand with middle finger extended vertically.
I don’t know....it looks like it would hurt if it fell over on someone.
Is there no end to busy-body government agencies? It just goes on and on....
And we all just take it.
Too white. Someone must have been offended.
that’s much taller than 16 feet. nice snowman
why wait till next year.......LOL
I have some yellow snow I can lend them.
Maine’s snowman has eyelashes?
The first year was only 16 feet tall. The snowman was built even higher in succeeding years.
How do they hoist the head onto it?
The city officals banned the snowman as a hazard and nuisance.
Ah sorry. The hazard and nuisance her are the city officials.
But its great to know that things are going so well in this particular city that the Government has time to be concerned about snowmen.
Tbey’re complaining about a tiny 16” snowman?
Good thing these grinches don’t live in Maine.
I feel a horrible urge to sacrifice a virginal snow-woman to that thing.
Haha, people still do that at colleges today... I remember last year some friends and I were watching some people try to build a snowman, but when they couldn’t lift one of the big snowballs on top of the other and wound up with them sitting on the ground next to each other, well, you can guess what happened next. However, it was short-lived, as an RA doing her rounds came over to the window to see why we were all falling over each other laughing (the creators had started doing a ‘dance’ of sorts around their sculpture) and then she went outside and made them take it down, apparently because phallic symbols were ‘art’ if made by an art major or for an art class and ‘hate speech’ if drawn on a wall or constructed out of snow.
However, on the topic of overly large snow sculptures, when we were kids, my siblings and I would make a large sleeping cat on our front lawn every year, and one year we even made a 7’ tall snow replica of the tower of Isengard on the front lawn.
No Snowman, No Peace, No Snowman, No Peace!
It was literally comedic growing them. They were in Wine cask halves and I was adding 5' sections of sidewalk reinforcing mat cages until I couldn't reach the 4th segment via ladder. Standard plants yielded close to 200 pounds and the cherry tomatos shat little tomatos EVERYWHERE! The following spring the volunteers sprouted like grass.
Picked standards into the subsequent February too, good climate and mild winter that year here in Lafayette, CA (wouldn't know that right now though!)
We haven’t done them purposely in a few years since we got a horse and I got addicted to metal detecting. Volunteers still come up. Most of the barrels have trees (redwood, dogwood, nectarine, liquid amber, avocado) in them now, and I DREAD the forthcoming need to replace many of the barrel halves because those trees are at “should be in the landscaping” size now...
One irony. When I was a kid, we’d always try to sprout avocados from the pit after eating one. The pit would produce a root and then get slimy and die (the toothpick and glass of water method). Here, I just jammed pits into the old tomato barrel soil and they grow like crazy, one is close to the second story of the condo now, and it had it’s ass kicked by frost on a couple of years.
It’s like the old joke about the soil and climate being so good you can’t grow pumpkins and squash because the vines grow so fast they beat the fruit up dragging it over the ground :-)
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