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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:


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 😉


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

    cool! thanks for sharing! 😉


  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


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


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


    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.


  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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