Friday, February 12, 2010
What The World Needs Now
The casualties should be tremendous. Beer plus snow plus weekend plus true southerners. I now realize that I have sent the Chief into the SNOWLIGHT ZONE. Aiiiieeee.
My family members in north GA are of course used to the white stuff, being hardy mountain folk (by GA standards). So the five or six inches they'll get do not matter - but in south GA, the white stuff is the source of legends and myth, akin to dragons, space aliens and balanced federal budgets.
So what the world needs now (forget that love sweet love shtick) are snowblowers like this, courtesy the indispensable Iowahawk. Read the details there. My heart beats in feeble envy:
O, for a muse of fire, that would ascend the heights of mechanical invention....
A blizzard for a stage, blowers to act, and snowbound to applaud the roaring savior!
It is a little-known fact that you can use good moonshine to rig a flamethrower, although it is a tragic waste.
At this point, the theory is that we should all spend, spend, spend, so I'm sure buying snow blowers is considered a good thing. If we don't make them here, it just drives up the trade imbalance.
Here's one in Alaska:
And a Google image search for 'em: