Battling Icicles (meme edition)
Had enough winter yet? Yeah, I’m kinda done, too. No matter where you live, there’s no escaping the winter of 2014. The snow, ice and frigid temperatures are pounding one and all with reckless abandon. Even the American south isn’t safe and now, I’ve reached a point where I don’t have any place left to store the snow. And it just keeps coming.
Here’s a photo from a particularly difficult day of shoveling – the snow was so saturated with water that it seemed to quadruple in weight. And as the shoveling went on, it became more difficult as we’d have to lift it higher and higher to get it on top of the ever-growing pile of snow.
OK, OK – point taken. Enough with the snow shoveling and on to the icicles.
The icicles got totally out of control before I knew it was happening. I should have expected it, but once the problem became evident, I had to act.
Oh, what’s the problem, you ask? Impending death from above, that’s what!
Look at this nonsense! It’s a Tim Burton styled winter forest of frozen death!
These things look like they activate the computer in the fortress of solitude.
Anyway, I needed to find a way to knock these things off the roof, meaning I needed to not only just reach the roof, but knock the damn icicles down in a way that wouldn’t kill me in the process.
Hence, the Icicle Breaker 5000!
Posted on February 13, 2014, in creative projects, observations and tagged bob costas meme, gene wilder meme, ice, icicles, meme, one does not simply, snow, snow shovel, winter, winter 2014. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.