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Giant snowman makes Ont. dad talk of the town
London Free Press ^ | January 1, 2013 | Hank Daniszewski

Posted on 01/02/2013 11:04:25 AM PST by Squawk 8888

Maybe it was all that waiting, but when Bob Mann made his snowman, he went big. The six-metre snowman, sporting a dapper top hat, stands in the front yard of his home on Godfrey Dr., in the Huron and Highbury area. Mann planned to build the snowman last year, fashioning the top hat out of a 20-litre pail and sewing four scarves together.

(Excerpt) Read more at cnews.canoe.ca ...


TOPICS: Canada; Culture/Society; Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: chat; napl; snow; snowman

1 posted on 01/02/2013 11:04:32 AM PST by Squawk 8888
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To: Slings and Arrows; Clive; exg; Alberta's Child; albertabound; AntiKev; backhoe; Byron_the_Aussie; ..
To all- please ping me to Canadian topics.

Canada Non-Ping!

2 posted on 01/02/2013 11:06:10 AM PST by Squawk 8888 (True North- Strong Leader, Strong Dollar, Strong and Free!)
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To: Squawk 8888

The man has more creativity, more talent, and has done more work than the entire collection of congressCRITTERS that currently infest D.C.

Kudos to him.

And piles of Obamastuff to those subhuman things in D.C.


3 posted on 01/02/2013 11:15:55 AM PST by Da Coyote
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To: Squawk 8888


4 posted on 01/02/2013 11:27:29 AM PST by C210N (When people fear government there is tyranny; when government fears people there is liberty)
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To: Squawk 8888

he didn’t build that!


5 posted on 01/02/2013 11:34:38 AM PST by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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To: Squawk 8888

Great post - thanks for the ping.


6 posted on 01/02/2013 11:40:04 AM PST by GOPJ (It's not possible to be a Progressive and not be a hypocrite. Freeper TigersEye.)
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To: Squawk 8888; MeekOneGOP; Conspiracy Guy; DocRock; King Prout; Darksheare; OSHA; martin_fierro; ...
Charlie Sheen does that with his weekly buy.


7 posted on 01/02/2013 11:43:02 AM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Squawk 8888

real snow? does not look real to me


8 posted on 01/02/2013 11:47:07 AM PST by Mr. K (There are lies, dammed lies, statistics, and democrap talking points.)
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9 posted on 01/02/2013 11:55:41 AM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

LOL- am I the only one?

I remember making snowmen with my kids you would never be able to hold their shape so perfectly circular, and the 2nd and 3rd levels (that size) would weigh hundreds of pounds.

just saying- it does not look real to me


10 posted on 01/02/2013 12:01:20 PM PST by Mr. K (There are lies, dammed lies, statistics, and democrap talking points.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Snowmen make happiness.

11 posted on 01/02/2013 12:09:51 PM PST by Lady Jag (If you can't make them see the light, let them feel the heat. - Reagan)
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To: Mr. K
From another article:

Creating the towering figure took a bit of engineering.

Mann said he “cheated” by building plywood boxes for each layer and filling them with snow.

The snow came from “everywhere” — his yard, his neighbours’ yards and a bank across the street.

The squares made it easier to climb and hoist up the snow with the help of ladders and scaffolding. The square blocks were then carved out and smoothed to create the round snowman shape.

12 posted on 01/02/2013 12:10:10 PM PST by the_devils_advocate_666
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13 posted on 01/02/2013 12:16:53 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: the_devils_advocate_666

well that certainly clears things up


14 posted on 01/02/2013 12:23:41 PM PST by Mr. K (There are lies, dammed lies, statistics, and democrap talking points.)
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To: Squawk 8888
Crap... I used to build them with my kids every year when they were little. One year, we built a snowwoman and my wife took exception to how well endowed we made it and she tore it down. The next year we built a rather special snowman... not as big as the one made by this fellow but it was big. My wife decided that a slight tremor could cause it to fall over and crush some little kid and she tore it down. The year after that.........well, you get the picture that snowpeople are a sore spot in our house.
15 posted on 01/02/2013 12:31:59 PM PST by hecticskeptic
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To: Slings and Arrows
Love it!


16 posted on 01/02/2013 12:33:59 PM PST by Lady Jag (If you can't make them see the light, let them feel the heat. - Reagan)
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To: Squawk 8888

I remember a “Calvin and Hobbes” where there were a lot of menacing looking snowmen on the attack. Then again, it wasn’t just a single strip, it was a perennial winter theme.

Provokes a question, could Calvin have survived to adulthood?


17 posted on 01/02/2013 12:45:12 PM PST by SES1066 (Government is NOT the reason for my existence but it is the road to our ruin!)
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To: hecticskeptic

Thought you were going to say: “The year after that my NEW wife let me keep the snow man.” Building snow people shows creativity, skill and engineering ability. A complete learning experience. Just sayin’.


18 posted on 01/02/2013 12:48:14 PM PST by madison10
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To: C210N

OK, you win :-)


19 posted on 01/02/2013 1:15:33 PM PST by Squawk 8888 (True North- Strong Leader, Strong Dollar, Strong and Free!)
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To: Lady Jag

20 posted on 01/02/2013 1:17:57 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

LOL! That is great!


21 posted on 01/02/2013 1:22:19 PM PST by The Sons of Liberty ( "The right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed" - Pretty Clear to me!)
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22 posted on 01/02/2013 1:35:28 PM PST by Daffynition (Self-respect: the secure feeling that no one, as yet, is suspicious. ~ HLM)
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23 posted on 01/02/2013 1:47:35 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: The Sons of Liberty

Glad you liked.


24 posted on 01/02/2013 1:49:57 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows
Dang, I miss that comic strip.
25 posted on 01/02/2013 1:51:15 PM PST by The Cajun (Sarah Palin, Mark Levin......Nuff said.)
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26 posted on 01/02/2013 2:06:30 PM PST by Lady Jag (If you can't make them see the light, let them feel the heat. - Reagan)
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To: C210N

Bethel, Maine!

I think the snowperson’s name was “Olympia”


27 posted on 01/02/2013 2:22:16 PM PST by Fido969
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To: The Cajun

Amen.


28 posted on 01/02/2013 2:41:35 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Lady Jag

We could do this all day.

29 posted on 01/02/2013 2:45:31 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Squawk 8888
XTC - Snowman (live)
30 posted on 01/02/2013 2:47:29 PM PST by P.O.E. (Pray for America)
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31 posted on 01/02/2013 2:52:50 PM PST by Daffynition (Self-respect: the secure feeling that no one, as yet, is suspicious. ~ HLM)
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To: Fido969
Sunday River. :^D


32 posted on 01/02/2013 2:57:44 PM PST by Daffynition (Self-respect: the secure feeling that no one, as yet, is suspicious. ~ HLM)
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To: Daffynition

Well, lookie there, a boobless snow woman!


33 posted on 01/02/2013 3:01:13 PM PST by Lady Jag (If you can't make them see the light, let them feel the heat. - Reagan)
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To: Slings and Arrows
Not if we kill them off.


34 posted on 01/02/2013 3:06:02 PM PST by Lady Jag (If you can't make them see the light, let them feel the heat. - Reagan)
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To: Lady Jag
Supposedly named *Olympia* named after the booby Senator. ;(


35 posted on 01/02/2013 3:06:43 PM PST by Daffynition (Self-respect: the secure feeling that no one, as yet, is suspicious. ~ HLM)
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To: Daffynition
Is that her beau in the basket?


36 posted on 01/02/2013 3:43:08 PM PST by Lady Jag (If you can't make them see the light, let them feel the heat. - Reagan)
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To: Lady Jag; Daffynition

>>> “Well, lookie there, a boobless snow woman!”

Well y’see, it was sposed to be a snowMAN, but then there was this whole thing about a runaway steamroller passin’ through...


37 posted on 01/03/2013 3:42:52 AM PST by Titan Magroyne (What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Snicker


38 posted on 01/03/2013 6:47:57 AM PST by Professional Engineer (So long and thanks for all the lutefisk.)
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39 posted on 01/04/2013 5:52:01 PM PST by synbad600
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40 posted on 01/04/2013 6:03:21 PM PST by COBOL2Java (kak-is-toc-ra-cy: Government by the least qualified or most unprincipled citizens. See: GOP-e)
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41 posted on 01/04/2013 6:08:57 PM PST by COBOL2Java (kak-is-toc-ra-cy: Government by the least qualified or most unprincipled citizens. See: GOP-e)
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42 posted on 01/04/2013 6:13:29 PM PST by synbad600
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