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Giant Snowzilla Snowman Is Banned
Aol/Ap ^ | 12/23/2008 | n/a

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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TOPICS: Local News; Outdoors; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: alaska; snowman
That is a real snowman! What a shame they killed him. Sarah should have pardoned him.
1 posted on 12/22/2008 11:08:23 PM PST by fishhound
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To: Brad's Gramma; cubreporter; maine-iac7

ping


2 posted on 12/22/2008 11:09:36 PM PST by fishhound (Obama and company are trying to FOCAround with the Church.)
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To: fishhound

Im sure one busybody arsehole made a call and ruined it for everyone.


3 posted on 12/22/2008 11:23:39 PM PST by Snurple (VEGETARIAN, OLD INDIAN WORD FOR BAD HUNTER.)
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To: fishhound

16 feet?!?! I’ve grown tomatoe plants taller than that. I was thinking from the headline it was going to be 100+...


4 posted on 12/22/2008 11:29:31 PM PST by Axenolith (Government blows and that which governs least blows least...)
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To: fishhound

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?


5 posted on 12/22/2008 11:29:39 PM PST by WildcatClan (AND THOSE DOESNT BRAIN JUST GO. ---- Cecile Noe)
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To: Axenolith

tomato...


6 posted on 12/22/2008 11:30:18 PM PST by Axenolith (Government blows and that which governs least blows least...)
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To: Axenolith

Sixteen foot tomato plants? What’s your secret technique?


7 posted on 12/22/2008 11:42:06 PM PST by jonrick46
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To: fishhound

that’s just Wrong !


8 posted on 12/22/2008 11:43:55 PM PST by blueplum
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To: fishhound
...a public nuisance and safety hazard.

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.

9 posted on 12/22/2008 11:55:40 PM PST by MovementConservative (Merry Christmas.)
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To: Axenolith
16 feet?!?! I’ve grown tomatoe plants taller than that.

Tomato plants over 16 ft? Holy mackerel. And, I thought I grew some large tomato plants. Congrats.

10 posted on 12/23/2008 12:08:51 AM PST by jerry639 (Obama=false hope for delusional followers.)
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To: fishhound

Sounds like a good cheap promotion for a coffee shop with lots of parking.

Worlds biggest snowman contest.


11 posted on 12/23/2008 12:49:33 AM PST by Obamageddon (Birth certificate and college transcripts will be required for Federal employment, Mr. Soetero)
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To: fishhound
Must ... have ... picture ;).
12 posted on 12/23/2008 12:51:11 AM PST by ThePythonicCow ( Mooo !!)
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To: ThePythonicCow

Its typical liberal Anchormites doing their thing.


13 posted on 12/23/2008 1:01:35 AM PST by Eye of Unk (How strangely will the Tools of a Tyrant pervert the plain Meaning of Words! SA)
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To: fishhound

Next year, they should make a giant snow hand with middle finger extended vertically.


14 posted on 12/23/2008 1:35:20 AM PST by Spktyr (Overwhelmingly superior firepower and the willingness to use it is the only proven peace solution.)
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To: fishhound
That is a real snowman!


Maybe they are just embarrassed by Bethel, Maine's 122 foot 7 inches.
15 posted on 12/23/2008 1:40:46 AM PST by Drumbo ("Democracy can withstand anything but democrats." - Jubal Harshaw (Robert A. Heinlein))
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To: fishhound

I don’t know....it looks like it would hurt if it fell over on someone.


16 posted on 12/23/2008 1:53:55 AM PST by TNdandelion (This should be fun.)
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To: ThePythonicCow
Now THAT's a snowman ! I was going to make a snide comment about the beer bottle eyes.
But, what the heck, the brown glass probably shined brightly in the sun.


17 posted on 12/23/2008 1:56:56 AM PST by SouthDixie (We are but angels with one wing, it takes two to fly.)
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To: fishhound

Is there no end to busy-body government agencies? It just goes on and on....

And we all just take it.


18 posted on 12/23/2008 3:35:23 AM PST by Adder (typical basicly decent bitter white person)
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To: fishhound

Too white. Someone must have been offended.


19 posted on 12/23/2008 3:42:57 AM PST by Fresh Wind (Hey, Obama! Where's my check?)
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To: ThePythonicCow

that’s much taller than 16 feet. nice snowman


20 posted on 12/23/2008 3:45:53 AM PST by tioga
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To: Spktyr

why wait till next year.......LOL


21 posted on 12/23/2008 3:46:33 AM PST by tioga
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To: Fresh Wind

I have some yellow snow I can lend them.


22 posted on 12/23/2008 3:47:05 AM PST by tioga
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To: Drumbo

Maine’s snowman has eyelashes?


23 posted on 12/23/2008 3:58:05 AM PST by blueplum
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To: blueplum
yes....and she's looking westward at Snowzilla

;)

24 posted on 12/23/2008 4:00:24 AM PST by ZinGirl
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To: blueplum
Maine’s snowman has eyelashes?



Actually this year it's a po;itically correct "snow person" that weighs in at 13,000,000 lbs., named Olympia SnoweWoman (after their RINO Senator Olympia J. Snowe). 16 skis were used for the eyelashes.
25 posted on 12/23/2008 4:16:35 AM PST by Drumbo ("Democracy can withstand anything but democrats." - Jubal Harshaw (Robert A. Heinlein))
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To: tioga

The first year was only 16 feet tall. The snowman was built even higher in succeeding years.


26 posted on 12/23/2008 5:08:35 AM PST by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: ThePythonicCow

How do they hoist the head onto it?


27 posted on 12/23/2008 5:13:48 AM PST by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: fishhound

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.


28 posted on 12/23/2008 5:23:41 AM PST by SECURE AMERICA (Coming to You From the Front Lines of Occupied America)
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To: fishhound

Tbey’re complaining about a tiny 16” snowman?

Good thing these grinches don’t live in Maine.

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,334088,00.html

“122 foot...”

http://www.parentdish.com/2008/03/18/worlds-tallest-snowman/


29 posted on 12/23/2008 6:34:35 AM PST by maine-iac7 ("He has the right to criticize who has the heart to help" Lincoln)
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To: ThePythonicCow

I feel a horrible urge to sacrifice a virginal snow-woman to that thing.


30 posted on 12/23/2008 7:00:15 AM PST by Slings and Arrows ("Every few generations the really, really bad ideas come back around for another go."--Howard Tayler)
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To: MovementConservative

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.


31 posted on 12/23/2008 7:21:42 AM PST by Hyzenthlay (Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?)
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To: fishhound

Free Snowzilla!

No Snowman, No Peace, No Snowman, No Peace!


32 posted on 12/23/2008 7:25:01 AM PST by HamiltonJay
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To: jerry639; jonrick46
We followed the methods outlined in How to Grow World Record Tomatos...

How to Grow World Record Tomatos

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!)

33 posted on 12/23/2008 10:13:41 AM PST by Axenolith (Government blows and that which governs least blows least...)
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To: Axenolith
Amazing that anyone could grow that many tomatoes. I plant about 80 plants a year in my garden. I'm ordering that book. Mostly I grow Early Girl, Better Boys and Roma. My plants get around 5 to 6 feet tall and bear heavily but they are no match for yours.
34 posted on 12/23/2008 2:12:16 PM PST by jerry639 (Obama=false hope for delusional followers.)
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To: jerry639

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 :-)


35 posted on 12/24/2008 7:36:58 AM PST by Axenolith (Government blows and that which governs least blows least...)
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