Friday, January 27, 2006

Big Enough to Take on Global Warming?

It's obscenely warm here today, and it rained last night, so it's particularly good to hear that "up nort," near Duluth, an enterprising family has built a 23-foot snowman.

The gargantuan snow sculpture is the handiwork of the entire Johnson family: dad, Keith; mom, Cynde; daughter, Kristi, 16; and son, Eric, 13... Keith Johnson said people typically ask him two questions, "How did you do it?" and, "Is it real?"

"No, it's not real. It's made out of snow," said the dry-humored engineering technician.