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Today we had our first real snowfall in the Baltimore area, so my son and I decided to build a snowman:

Snowzilla

What do you think? Not bad for an afternoon, right? 😉

Actually, as you may have seen in the news, this 22-24 foot tall monster snowman is the second coming of Snowzilla. This year, the Anchorage visionary behind Snowzilla made his creation a hulking 8 feet taller than last year (more info at msnbc).

For comparison, check out the (still giant) Winter 2005/2006 Snowzilla:

Snowzilla 2005 and 2006
(via Neatorama)

This year’s snowman is so big he had to use beer bottles for eyes, and a power drill to cut holes for the tree limb arms. You could almost make a fort inside the snowman he’s so massive (although after seeing The dog that stopped the war as a kid, I don’t think I’d ever step foot into a snow fort).

UPDATE: One of our readers, Nathan Drach, sent us a link to this in-progress 19 foot snowman in Madison, WI that was built in honor of Scott Bremser, a friend of his who recently died in a car accident:
Scott Bremser Snowman

Employees of Scott’s workplace built this snowman as a teambuilding activity as a fun memorial to Scott’s reputation as a team-builder:

It took eight people nearly six hours to build the snowman out of snow pulled from a ditch and water.

Employees used a Bobcat skid loader and snow fencing to pile the snow into the shape of a snowman. They piled on tires for a hat and added PVC pipes for arms, a construction cone for a nose and a king-sized sheet ripped into long strips and sewn together for a scarf.

You can read the entire story of this massive goodwill snowman on Nathan Drach’s Blog.

13 Responses to “Return of Snowzilla *UPDATED*”

  1. on 31 Jan 2007 at 1:10 am Peety

    PLease do not send any snow our way 😉

    Enjoy!!

  2. on 31 Jan 2007 at 9:07 am Irish Church Lady

    cool! thanks for sharing! 😉

    ~ICL~

  3. on 31 Jan 2007 at 12:18 pm Diesel

    With a purposeful grimace and a terrible sound
    He pulls the spitting high tension wires down

    Snowzilla!

    Helpless people on a subway train
    Scream bug-eyed as he looks in on them

    Snowzilla!

    He picks up a bus and he throws it back down
    As he wades through the buildings toward the center of town

    Snowzilla!

    Apologies to Blue Oyster Cult.

  4. on 31 Jan 2007 at 12:55 pm Anita Bath

    Diesel – so much more appropriate for a giant snowman than a silly green reptile. Thanks! 😉

  5. on 31 Jan 2007 at 1:40 pm Robin

    That would terrify my cats lol!

  6. on 31 Jan 2007 at 2:17 pm Mrs.Thepoint

    that is such a fun picture. never seem a snowman like that. Didn’t even know that is possible. I wonder how long will it take for the snowman to milt when the spring come..

  7. on 31 Jan 2007 at 2:31 pm Natron

    A memorial was made for my friend that recently died in a car crash. They created a 19′ snowman, got a ton of media attention.

    thanks for the reminder…

  8. on 31 Jan 2007 at 3:42 pm Funny Alex

    Nice photos! Where is it? Natron, are you serious?

  9. on 31 Jan 2007 at 5:03 pm Natron

    I have posted it to my blog if you want to check it out.

  10. on 02 Feb 2007 at 12:44 am Natron

    Like the update to the post. Been out all day at a conference and didn’t have time to check till now.

    Thanks,
    Natron

  11. on 02 Feb 2007 at 12:48 am Hammer

    Makes me glad I live in Florida.

  12. […] say no to crack – with a name like that i wasn’t surprised to see a posting on “snowzilla“. i’d enjoy seeing a gargantuan snowmen if i live in snowy weather. it takes the edge […]

  13. on 25 Jan 2009 at 9:06 am Josh AK

    thats down the street from my house. ^_^

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