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Snowzilla Rises from the Dead
December 23, 2008 11:35 AM   Subscribe

Snowzilla: A 16 foot tall snowman in Anchorage, Alaska, has risen from the dead! Snowzilla, recently slain by code enforcement officer - "Giant snowman deemed a public nuisance, safety hazard" - has risen from the dead this morning.
A few images of the Beast. Long Live Snowzilla!
posted by Fuzzy Dog (24 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite

 
I suspect this had something to do with that old silk hat they found.
posted by phirleh at 11:39 AM on December 23, 2008 [11 favorites]


Happy Birthday!
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 11:40 AM on December 23, 2008 [1 favorite]


Palin! Hahahahaha!
posted by Mister_A at 11:51 AM on December 23, 2008


So building a big snowman is a public nuisance and a code violation, but leaving a rusted-out flatbed truck in the front yard is okay?
posted by echo target at 11:52 AM on December 23, 2008 [2 favorites]


I think it's important to remember that when your snowman is, you know, because our country is great, and the children, they too have a future and when we work together, as a nation, that's what it's all about you know?
posted by Marisa Stole the Precious Thing at 11:53 AM on December 23, 2008 [10 favorites]


I was going to make some kind of joke, but....jeepers. How did he build that thing? Truck snow in from the neighbors' yards and rent a crane?

(Also, a town called "Airport Heights" really needs a Snowzilla to jazz things up a bit.)
posted by DU at 11:55 AM on December 23, 2008


I am stunned at the thing's notoriety.
posted by pointilist at 12:03 PM on December 23, 2008 [2 favorites]


I was just thinking that that things notoriety is stunning.
posted by garlic at 12:18 PM on December 23, 2008


i'll betcha that thing is so tall it can see russia.
posted by msconduct at 12:57 PM on December 23, 2008 [3 favorites]


Looks like overnight, it reared its head...
posted by notsnot at 1:00 PM on December 23, 2008


It's not really that big. But when it comes alive and fucking smashes your fucking head under its multi-ton mass of frozen snow, you'll think "It was big enough."
posted by Astro Zombie at 1:03 PM on December 23, 2008


But when it comes alive and fucking smashes your fucking head under its multi-ton mass of frozen snow, you'll think "It was big enough."

And the first person he's going after? The traffic cop.
posted by Marisa Stole the Precious Thing at 1:18 PM on December 23, 2008 [1 favorite]


This is better.
posted by Devils Rancher at 1:24 PM on December 23, 2008 [5 favorites]


Snowzilla, snowzilla, snowzilla... that's all I ever hear these days. When are his 15 minutes up? I need to hear more about whatever Britney Spears is doing.
posted by flipyourwig at 1:32 PM on December 23, 2008


He needs to get the whole neighborhood in on it. Here in Austin, there's a crazy street full of Christmas lights in a creative, hippie style. 34th street, as I remember it. It's a spectacle and attracts crowds and as far as I know, the people on the street don't lodge any complaints, or at least none that are given any credence.

Make a Street of Giant Snow Sculptures and make it a point of pride.

How to do this? No idea.
posted by marble at 2:17 PM on December 23, 2008


It's all about job creation.
posted by chairface at 2:32 PM on December 23, 2008


Devils Rancher, so awesome!
posted by LooseFilter at 3:13 PM on December 23, 2008


"If city enforcers pay Snowzilla a visit today, homeowner Billy Powers said, he will tell them the snowman's return was the result of Christmas magic."

I like this guy.
posted by LarryC at 3:38 PM on December 23, 2008


In Vancouver, two weeks ago, I passed a teeny tiny snowman on the sidewalk. It was perfectly formed, about 6 ins. high because there was very little snow at that time. A little hat made of a bottle cap and a little scarf. I thought it charming. Snowzilla? A bully. Does he have snowballs?
posted by binturong at 4:41 PM on December 23, 2008


There's always the annual ice tower.
posted by xorry at 5:22 PM on December 23, 2008


Except, apparently, this year. Maybe.
posted by xorry at 5:23 PM on December 23, 2008


I thought they would do something really cheeky like place Snowzilla just outside of city limits. Large yellow Caterpillar equipment should also be involved in this story.

Meh, humbug.
posted by AppleSeed at 4:07 AM on December 24, 2008


Here's the Guinness record holder.

The "snowwoman" towering over this village features eyelashes created from discarded skis and bright red lips made from painted car tires. She wears a giant red hat and a 100-foot-long scarf, and her blond tresses are made from rope. She gets a little bling from a snowflake pendant that's 6 feet long.

photo gallery of the construction
blogging the project
posted by netbros at 7:44 PM on December 24, 2008


Humidity Built the Snowman, Anchorage Brought Him Down
posted by homunculus at 10:51 PM on December 29, 2008


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