Saturday, January 24, 2015

Snowthings

Amherst College professorial snowman

Snowman corner of Mass & Commonwealth Ave, UMass

An hour later these young ladies were building a mate
Playing field off Commonwealth Ave

Boys will be boys

18 comments:

Anonymous said...

I love the penis and scrotum in the last shot. I hope that is an inclusive set that represents both gay, strait, oh and those undecided. Wouldn't want not to include everyone in getting a trophy.

Anonymous said...

Just what I want my kids to see! I hope they'll build a huge ice vagina on our lawn.

Anonymous said...

If they build that vagina I hope it represents all women, even those undecided. I know at Mount Holyoke they build vaginas that ONLY are representative of women, and men who want to be women and can afford the operation.

Anonymous said...

If you build it you can use pine needles for pubic hair and have a sweet ginger.

Anonymous said...

Do we have all identities represented in our local snow figures?

We must be inclusive, you know.

Anonymous said...

I fail to see any snowmen/snowwomen of color. Looks a bit racist to me. What would the great warrior Calvin Terrel have to say about that. As he wold say to a 14 year old - "Imagine your snowman is on the ground, a knife sticking out of his head. Blood flowing all over. You look again and realize it's your family. They are dead and you are watching them breath their last breath. There is nothing you can do as blood drips down the drain. You see their life leave in front of your eyes." Then Calvin is called back to give the same speech to parents albeit softer and less gory referring to the snowman with buttons as that evil white snowman who works on Wall St.

Anonymous said...

I did't see any black ones. 13% of all snowpersons need to be African American. Even if they're French.

Anonymous said...

Hey! My sister works on Wall Street. Thanks a lot huh. Speaking of family though, Santa Claus has the right idea. Visit people once a year.

Anonymous said...

I woke up this morning and there was an enormous vagina on my front lawn. Wait a minute...never mind. I know her.

prof RM said...

What about representing those that don't have stubby penises like those shown? Or those that have beige skin? Or dark brown for that matter?

Remember that the pioneer valley is statistically one of the most segregated places in the US. Diverse people all living in highly policed segregated neighborhoods. Even students are segregated for the most part. Actions speak louder than words.

Dr. Ed said...

"Imagine your snowman is on the ground, a knife sticking out of his head. Blood flowing all over."

I imagine someone actually doing this, except (a) leaving the snowman upright and (b) placing a "Thank You Calvin" or "We Love Calvin" sign in the snowman's arms.

It wouldn't be that difficult to do:

There are plastic toy swords although you could just get a 1"x3" at Home Depot. Get 3-4 of the bottles (not tubes) of red food dye at a grocery store, dilute it 1:3 with warm water and pour it just above where the "knife" goes into the snowman's head.

The "blood" will run down the side of the snowman and be absorbed into the snow. Depending on the effect desired, a second application of food color may be desired; depending on the moisture content of the snow, an adjustment to the dilution ratio may be required.

It will be very graphic and visible for some distance -- and I imagine that Team Maria will NOT be happy to see it.

Anonymous said...

Please tell me we've had our flirtation with Mr. Terrell and we and he have moved on.

Please.

Anonymous said...

Are you kidding? Team Maria would be on her knees like Mary Magdalene weeping and wiping his wounds with hundred dollar bills.

Anonymous said...

An Amherst wintertime Hai-Ku:

We exalt thee, O
Gender-neutral snowperson,
Yet hate your White-ness

Anonymous said...

Now That's art! lol

Anonymous said...

In the Valley, even the art 'leans slightly to the left'...

Although the sculptor may have just been right-handed.

Anonymous said...

Funny you should mention the African French. The folks on MSNBC referred to the black French terrorist in the Carlie Hebdo affair as African American. Please let's remember that African-American is not a race. Just a segment of the Negroid race. Or whatever it's called these days.

Anonymous said...

Negroid is still operative. As is Caucasian and Mongoloid.