Thursday, December 15, 2005
Lots of snowman cartooons out there. Snowmen make great subjects, because they can be emotional and animated but never have their feelings hurt since they are downright frigid. My kids and I make at least one snowman a year. I’ve found that a two-foot tall snowman is just as valid as a life size snowman. We always have a camera ready when constructing snow sculpture, because our dog will attack a snowman long before she attacks an intruder. Come to think of it, maybe that's why the kids prefer snow angels.
The master of snow humor is Bill Watterson, who authored the comic strip Calvin and Hobbes. Calvin used snow sculpture to express his anger and angst, as you can see in this Calvin and Hobbes snow art gallery.
Now see a flicker set of a guy making his own Calvin and Hobbes snowman. There’s a bigger set of real world Calvin and Hobbes snowmen at Something Awful, but it seems you must pay to see it.
Catch a falling snowflake... it may be someone you know! (Thanks, Tracey!)
Nice photos of snowflake crystals.
Make your own virtual (paper) snowflake.
Snowball fight game.
Build your own virtual snowman (very simple, for young kids).
Another version, with more accessories.
And another, designed to save and use for your Christmas greetings.
This one's pretty funny.
I like this one, too. Check the gallery for ideas.
Ice and Snow World in Harbin, China. Now this is awesome. Makes me want to take a vacation!
All I Need to Know I Learned From a Snowman (Thanks, Del!)
It's okay if you're a little bottom heavy.
Hold your ground, even when the heat is on.
Wearing white is always appropriate.
Winter is the best of the four seasons.
It takes a few extra rolls to make a good midsection.
There's nothing better than a foul weather friend.
The key to life is to be a jolly, happy soul.
We're all made up of mostly water.
You know you've made it when they write a song about you.
Accessorize! Accessorize! Accessorize!.
Avoid yellow snow.
Don't get too much sun.
It's fun to hang out in your front yard.
There's no stopping you once you're on a roll.
TOP TEN SNOWMEN
10. Jack Frost. I don't understand why this one has ANY popularity.
9. The snowman on the t-shirt.
8. The Abominable Snowman from the movie Monsters, Inc.
7. Rice Krispy snowman. (more edible snowmen here )
6. Bumble, from Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer
5. The Abominable Snowman, or Yeti. You can talk to him here.
4. Sam the Snowman, also from Rudolph.
3. Calvin and Hobbes snowmen.
2. Frosty the Snowman.
1. The one you build yourself.
And by popular demand, an honorable mention goes to this fellow. (Thanks, Thersa and Wendy!)
Special THANKS to Kenny, Dawn, Kip, Eva, and Wendy, who all sent me the same great batch of snowman comics.
Thought for today: Watch out where the huskies go, don't you eat that yellow snow. -Frank Zappa
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