Chuck Klosterman breaks down
Edgar Winter Group's 1973 Old Grey Whistle Test performance of Frankenstein. Unlike zzazazz's previous post
, there is no bonus, because "Edgar Winter's finest nine minutes"
is its own crazy good reward.
posted by davejay
on Jul 27, 2011 -
Sure, it was cute when Bambi slipped all over the ice
, but the story usually ends less adorably. Upon finding a deer stuck on the ice, you can chip away the ice and let it swim free
, winch it off the ice by the leg
, or even blow it off the ice with a helicopter
, but it probably won't matter—the deer will die anyway
, and you'll just end up getting in trouble
. Just this week, eight tiny reindeer fell into a lake at a Christmas park
. Their entombed bodies are protruding through its icy surface for all the visiting kids to see. (Maybe coyotes did it
.) People have been rescuing deer from the ice every winter for decades
. If you want things to end well, let the professionals handle it
posted by waldo
on Dec 20, 2010 -
is often revered as the deadliest sniper in history. Using nothing more than a Mosin-Nagant
sniper rifle with stock iron sights, Häyhä is credited with felling 542 Soviet soldiers during the Finnish Winter War
(with as many as 150 more kills by SMG). Nicknamed "The White Death"
, Häyhä spent weeks in snow-covered forests, enduring sub-zero temperatures while sniping Russian officers, weapons crews and snipers. The Soviets placed a bounty on Häyhä's head, utilizing counter-snipers and artillery fire in an attempt to kill him. Over the course of only three months, the 5'3" Häyhä (a farmer by trade) killed upwards of 800 of the Red Army soldiers deployed to Finland. Despite eventually being shot in the face
by a Russian sharpshooter, Häyhä recovered and passed away in 2002 at the age of 96.
posted by Tenacious.Me.Tokyo
on Jan 28, 2010 -
As old man winter approaches once again, and some of our minds turn to thoughts of flying through the air and sailing down mountains atop our trusted skis, what is there to do for the next month or so before most of our favorite resorts actually open for business? I present to you an assortment of new ski movie trailers
, enjoy. [all sorts of Quicktime]
posted by garethspor
on Oct 4, 2005 -
Winter in Minnesota
aint nothin like she used to be.
Once upon a time, winter meant more than an extra 15 minutes stuck in traffic in a car with heated seats, a CD player, and a good excuse for getting to work late.
"...After great toil they reached the scene of distress and found many dead; and what was more horrible, the living feeding on the corpses of their relatives."
posted by santiagogo
on Dec 12, 2004 -
The Harbin Snow and Ice Festival
The temperature in Harbin, China reaches forty below zero, both Fahrenheit and centigrade, and stays below freezing nearly half the year. The city is actually further north than notoriously cold Vladivostok, Russia, just 300 miles away. Rather than suffer the cold, the residents of Harbin celebrate it, with an annual festival of snow and ice sculptures and competitions. The main link actually shows the 2003 sculptures; here are some from this year
posted by orange swan
on Mar 30, 2004 -
No Time For Cold Feet
In the land of 10,000 lakes... 10,000 people dig for $10,000 buried in the snow. The 117th Saint Paul Winter Carnival
is under way -- it's day 11 of the medallion hunt and it hasn't been found yet! The modern medallion is made of translucent blue lucite and is approximately two inches in diameter and one-half inch thick.
It's hidden somewhere (on public land) in Ramsey County, which covers over 140 square miles. Here are this year's clues
. Who says Minnesota isn't fun in January? Past medallion locations!
posted by loopy
on Jan 29, 2003 -