In Soviet Russia, Snow Pees On You.
February 2, 2007 11:55 PM   Subscribe

Don't Eat (or Drink) The Yellow Snow!

note: it is our surmise that that this snow is probably not toxic. trust us. we're russia.
posted by Hat Maui (13 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
In Soviet Russia, precious snowflake deletes you.
posted by weapons-grade pandemonium at 12:02 AM on February 3, 2007

Surely this is pollution from China.
posted by sourwookie at 12:18 AM on February 3, 2007

Oh I see, so because of incompetant safety practices 20 years ago, somehow now that means that this is actually a coverup for extreme pollution or some other kind of toxic fallout, and not just high amounts of iron due to some sand storms?
posted by Rhomboid at 12:21 AM on February 3, 2007

China was environmentally incompetent just once twenty years ago? I forget they cleaned up so much. ;)

OTOH, oxidized iron seems much more likely--but no industrial cause? Fo sho?
posted by sourwookie at 12:34 AM on February 3, 2007

perhaps i should add a "unserious" tag to make it clear that the insinuation, such as it is, is meant to be taken tongue-in-cheek.
posted by Hat Maui at 12:35 AM on February 3, 2007

immediately caused me to start singing "lead filled snow shoe" before clicking on any links.
Great Googly Moogly!
posted by medium format at 1:25 AM on February 3, 2007

In italy every now and then we get yellowed rain, which is just dust from Sahara reaching over the mediterranean. The sky can become pretty red.
posted by elpapacito at 2:40 AM on February 3, 2007

Whereupon I proceeded to take that mitten full
Of the deadly Yellow Snow Crystals
And rub it all into his beady little eyes
With a vigorous circular motion
Hitherto unknown to the people on this area,
But destined to take the place of THE MUD SHARK
In your mythology
Here it goes now . . .
THE CIRCULAR MOTION . . . (rub it) . . .
posted by MonkeyAround at 6:31 AM on February 3, 2007

I gotta a spot that gets me hot, and you ain't been to it.
posted by spicynuts at 8:41 AM on February 3, 2007

funny...not one of these articles has a picture of this snow...even in russia it's still the 21st century, so why no pix?...i call bullshit.
posted by sexyrobot at 12:29 PM on February 3, 2007

Uncanny X-Men Issue 98
Jean Grey: Isn't the snow beautiful, Ororo?
Storm: In it's way, Jean...But I can't help remembering that on the slopes of Kilimanjaro, the snow is...white.
posted by niles at 12:54 PM on February 3, 2007

An article that has a picture towards the bottom of the page.
posted by dilettante at 1:06 PM on February 3, 2007

meh, i've seen oranger....thanks maybe it's true...i tend to be skeptical of russian news in general...the story on the colored snow with a picture of an aurora just set off my BS alarm...

also...I used to live in new york...I have seen/smelled/run screaming from snow that was at least 10 times oranger/smellier/more toxic/black/crawling with maggots/lumpy with turds and vomit/smoking (and NO, not steaming, SMOKING)/scarier/pointy with syringes/etc. orange? stinky? poor babies.
posted by sexyrobot at 6:45 PM on February 3, 2007

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