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2011-01-11 04:10:55 PM  
Can't believe they would ruin the street value of Star Wars action figures by taking them out of the box and setting this stupid scene up

/This is pure snow! Do you have any idea what the street value of this backyard is?
 
2011-01-11 04:11:09 PM  
images.huffingtonpost.com
/hotlanta
 
2011-01-11 04:12:28 PM  

Noobian Noob: mab1823: Noobian Noob: mab1823: Thanks to the storm, I'm currently still on a date that started on Sunday night.

let me be the first to congratulate you on your pregnancy.

It's an interesting situation, to be sure.

run out of condoms already, eh?


I'm so very scared.
 
2011-01-11 04:12:37 PM  
What Vader in Florida might look like:

imagecrafting.com
 
2011-01-11 04:13:12 PM  

IXI Jim IXI: 100 Watt Walrus: Thanks for the Meme-ries, that's pure awesome.

A funny idea, done very well. The win is strong with that one


THNX to all, but not mine as SUBURBANCOWBOY pointed out... Glad I got to use it though.....
 
2011-01-11 04:16:21 PM  
Our neighborhood streets are still fubar. I just tried to drive out to attempt a run to the store, and spun my wheels trying to get up the first hill. Forced to come back.

I'm so farking tired of this snow. Particularly in a state that has like three snowplows. We would clear the streets ourselves, but this being Georgia, we don't really have a market for snowblowers. And since we can't get out, we can't go buy salt or sand to throw down.

/stuck in Cobb County.
//pretty sure they spent all our county emergency snow money on strippers.
 
2011-01-11 04:16:59 PM  

Ponzholio: When it's cold out, you can kiss your sister right? RIGHT???


i1020.photobucket.com

So THAT'S how it is in their family...
 
2011-01-11 04:18:47 PM  

SusanIvanova: I have altered the climate. Pray I do not alter it further.


OK. Why isn't this one up for a vote?
 
2011-01-11 04:21:07 PM  
Dr.Gonzo7719

Meh, get a good rolling start and you can get up hills pretty decent. Used to do it all the time in Michigan. Often times in Jan/Feb we would get ice storms that'd double or triple the diameter of the power lines. Just make sure you're pointed straight and have a clear road in front of you to begin with.
 
2011-01-11 04:21:20 PM  

imagecrafting: With great respect to SusanIvanova's comedy genuis...


YAY!!!
 
2011-01-11 04:22:06 PM  

SusanIvanova: I have altered the climate. Pray I do not alter it further.


We're not worthy, we're not worthy

/Reminds me of Robot Chicken (I think it has brief NSFW language)
 
2011-01-11 04:22:48 PM  

Ponzholio: When it's cold out, you can kiss your sister right? RIGHT???


Is that...Deckard in the background?
 
2011-01-11 04:24:20 PM  

Huck And Molly Ziegler: The primary thing we learn about snow days in the south is how institutions use them as an excuse to not open up and serve their public.

"Oh, no, there's a quarter-cup of slush on the street three blocks away, we must stay shut down!"

/grumpy at a particular institution, I confess
//OTOH, police, fire, medical folks: Thank You


Snow's one thing; ice is another. What happens in the South is that snow turns to ice because temps warm to above freezing in the day and drop back into the mid-20's at night. That makes ice and nobody wants to drive on that.
 
2011-01-11 04:24:26 PM  

mab1823: LockeOak: steamingpile: LockeOak: Emerged from my house today for the first time since the snow fell. The road has a good inch of ice on it, so I guess I'm not going anywhere.

Main roads are fine, as long as neighborhood roads are clear, well at least in alpharetta they are fine

I'm in Athens. Neighborhood roads are definitely not fine and I doubt the main roads are either.

I'm in Chamblee...my street is still solid ice and the last time I looked, Peachtree Industrial was pretty rough.


PIB ain't that bad. Johnson Ferry on the other hand..
 
2011-01-11 04:27:39 PM  

LeafyGreens: Huck And Molly Ziegler: The primary thing we learn about snow days in the south is how institutions use them as an excuse to not open up and serve their public.

"Oh, no, there's a quarter-cup of slush on the street three blocks away, we must stay shut down!"

/grumpy at a particular institution, I confess
//OTOH, police, fire, medical folks: Thank You

Snow's one thing; ice is another. What happens in the South is that snow turns to ice because temps warm to above freezing in the day and drop back into the mid-20's at night. That makes ice and nobody wants to drive on that.


...and your tauntauns freeze before you reach the outer marker.
 
2011-01-11 04:28:03 PM  
Bag of ice?

www.lecoupeice.com
 
2011-01-11 04:33:33 PM  

skink: I just saw video from overnight (on CNN) of a guy ICE SKATING down Peachtree...Which Peachtree, I cannot say.

/Last time I was there, it seemed like there were FIVE Peachtree Streets.


In fact, there are 71 Peachtree Streets in Atlanta. I don't know why.
 
2011-01-11 04:33:49 PM  
what's cooler than being cool?
 
2011-01-11 04:33:54 PM  
dvice.com
 
2011-01-11 04:34:49 PM  
images3.cpcache.com
 
2011-01-11 04:35:00 PM  
DanZero 2011-01-11 01:34:35 PM
When will we see the ATl-ATls?


Awesome.
 
2011-01-11 04:35:08 PM  
How long you gonna stay here, Joe?
www.calendarlive.com
/you don't care, i know
 
2011-01-11 04:35:33 PM  

Special Guest: dvice.com


you have the coolest kid who ever lived.
 
2011-01-11 04:36:05 PM  

YoMammaObama: what's cooler than being cool?


"a polar bear's toenails, oh yeah"---big boi of outkast (from atlanta)
 
2011-01-11 04:38:19 PM  

YoMammaObama: Special Guest: dvice.com

you have the coolest kid who ever lived.


Yeah, but I thought he smelled bad on the outside....
 
2011-01-11 04:38:26 PM  
30.media.tumblr.com
 
2011-01-11 04:40:07 PM  

dr.zaeus: Rapmaster2000: Yesterday, I had to make a legendary journey down LaVista to the liquor store in Oak Grove to stock up as I only had 4 beers left. The drive was pretty gnarly, only going about 5mph in each direction, and then I got stuck going up the hill to my house. So I had to get out and walk. I need to go back and try again soon. Temp is about 34.

This is one of those weird times when it paid to be up in North Fulton instead of East or South of the city.


SHUT
UP

I moved from Fulton to Cobb exactly 13 days ago.

Grrrr.....
 
2011-01-11 04:44:07 PM  
Still stuck in my neighborhood and can not get out. Hills and ice are not mixing well.
 
2011-01-11 04:49:20 PM  
Didn't a story like this happen in Atlanta last winter (zomg! snow!)? And the winter before that, and the winter before that... Hey Georgia, it snows sometimes during the winter months. You are not special. Atlanta is not special. Grab the shovel, get on with your day and stop being such a bunch of crybaby attention-whores.
 
2011-01-11 04:49:24 PM  
So like, the whole city just shuts down? Everybody stays home like a vacation? Lucky.
 
2011-01-11 04:52:09 PM  
So some neckbeard crackers take their toys outside and take pictures... why the hell do I care?
 
2011-01-11 04:53:17 PM  

kingoomieiii: I hate the term "Hotlanta". I get it. It's hot there.

I've got a trip coming up to Wind-cago, and lemme tell you...


Yay! I get to be Farky and point out Chicago was called the windy city because of blow-hard politicians/liars, not because it's all that windy there. It's kind of medium-windy.

But yes. Blargh. Actually, I like Hothlanta a lot in comparison to Hotlanta, which would be super embarrassing to admit to using about your city. It makes me think of that crazy judge Mary on So You Think You Can Dance, after the mai-tais had clearly kicked in.

I think the snow there is adorable, though.
 
2011-01-11 04:53:24 PM  

mab1823: Thanks to the storm, I'm currently still on a date that started on Sunday night.


Niiice. Well...that could be a bad thing, I suppose.
 
2011-01-11 04:57:18 PM  

brigid_fitch: skink: I just saw video from overnight (on CNN) of a guy ICE SKATING down Peachtree...Which Peachtree, I cannot say.

/Last time I was there, it seemed like there were FIVE Peachtree Streets.

In fact, there are 71 Peachtree Streets in Atlanta. I don't know why.


Wow. Thought you were being sarcastic, but indeed there are 71 streets with "Peachtree" in their name.
 
2011-01-11 05:00:02 PM  
All the buildings seem to be called Peachtree, as well. It gets pretty confusing, driving around in a rental car.
 
2011-01-11 05:00:41 PM  

Lando Lincoln: So glad I'm not down in the south right now. It must be absolute chaos.


Strangely enough, it hasn't been too bad here. The snow has been so much, that people with any sense at all don't even think about venturing out in it. It's when we get a little bit of snow or ice that it becomes a challenge as to who dares to get out in it and how fast they can drive. As the roads clear and the snow subsides, the crazies will return to the roads and chaos will reign once again.
 
2011-01-11 05:15:09 PM  

SusanIvanova: I have altered the climate. Pray I do not alter it further.


This winter is getting worse all the time!
 
2011-01-11 05:16:40 PM  
C'Mon down. There is this great new ride where you can sled off
the top of Stone Mountain.....no, off the top....
 
2011-01-11 05:16:43 PM  
That's pretty goddamn lame.
 
2011-01-11 05:17:25 PM  

Lando Lincoln: So glad I'm not down in the south right now. It must be absolute chaos.


it's actually kinda fun. Everything is so quiet.
 
2011-01-11 05:20:59 PM  

tchau: Lando Lincoln: So glad I'm not down in the south right now. It must be absolute chaos.

it's actually kinda fun. Everything is so quiet.


Exactly. Unless you're driving, its pretty cool. When it snowed like crazy one day here in New Orleans... it was totally eerie. Seeing the French Quarter- with its ancient buildings- completely empty was awesome.

No one was out because no one thinks to buy clothes for the snow. Fortunately I still have all mine from Chicago.
 
2011-01-11 05:25:50 PM  
The storm dumped 5-8 inches of snow on the ground and it finally makes fark two days later. What the hell fark
 
2011-01-11 05:26:24 PM  
Had to come in to work since no one else would, but somewhat concerned about making it home tonight. I drove through the worst of the snow on Sunday night from around 14th and Howell Mill to VA Highlands.

If I can get to Ponce, I should be good.
 
2011-01-11 05:29:11 PM  
Not Hoth, but some photos from down here. They look like your typical photo of anything above the Mason-Dixon line this time of the year, but it's cool here! The snow's melted a little but it's still about 4~5 inches high with ice on top.

farm6.static.flickr.com

farm6.static.flickr.com

farm6.static.flickr.com

farm6.static.flickr.com
 
2011-01-11 05:30:31 PM  
It looks like the one window for getting out is closing. It's not supposed to get above freezing again until Saturday. Not that it matters I can't get enough speed up to get up the hill of my driveway. My neighborhood is full of rednecks and even they've been uncharacteristically home bound.
 
2011-01-11 05:33:35 PM  
I'm from Chicago but live in Atlanta now, and part of me finds all this hilarious. Looking at it realistically, though, it's not the snow that's the problem - it's the ice. And when it gets warm enough to melt just a little, then refreezes over night, boom - instant ice rink. There's just no reason for Atlanta to have all the plows/salt trucks/etc. that they have up North, which pretty much leaves us up a frozen shiat creek when these rare storms come through.

I've lived down here for eight years, and while I do remember a bit of snow here and there, I've never seen it close things down like this. We just got confirmation of a third snow day tomorrow. It didn't seem too bad when I walked out side earlier, but then, I wasn't on the road with Dumbarse McRedneck who thinks 70 MPH is the perfect speed to drive on an ice-covered road. I'll stay put, thanks.
 
2011-01-11 05:34:49 PM  

gunther_bumpass: So some neckbeard crackers take their toys outside and take pictures... why the hell do I care?


Then STFU, you San Franciscan ass-raper.
 
2011-01-11 05:36:07 PM  
Y'all in Hothlanta need to buy snow chains. At least here in the oft-yclept "Windy City" we have snow plows and salt trucks (often one in the same) ready to spring into action at the slightest sign of snow.

/this is probably it for snow in atlanta
//we in tha chi gonna see snow into april as usual
 
2011-01-11 05:42:13 PM  

CrazyGabby: I'm from Chicago but live in Atlanta now, and part of me finds all this hilarious. Looking at it realistically, though, it's not the snow that's the problem - it's the ice. And when it gets warm enough to melt just a little, then refreezes over night, boom - instant ice rink. There's just no reason for Atlanta to have all the plows/salt trucks/etc. that they have up North, which pretty much leaves us up a frozen shiat creek when these rare storms come through.

I've lived down here for eight years, and while I do remember a bit of snow here and there, I've never seen it close things down like this. We just got confirmation of a third snow day tomorrow. It didn't seem too bad when I walked out side earlier, but then, I wasn't on the road with Dumbarse McRedneck who thinks 70 MPH is the perfect speed to drive on an ice-covered road. I'll stay put, thanks.


I'm ten years here from Chicago and I agree. When I moved here in 2000 I ceremoniously tossed my ice scraper in the trash. Bad move. There's really no reason to purchase ice equipment when it usually melts in a day. I can't blame them.

The road problems around here aren't Dumbarse McRedneck it's Jennifer Auburn-Bama (the HOUSE DIVIDED!!!11) with Tyler and Hunter shauling ass down Clairmont because she's got 4WD in her RX300.
 
2011-01-11 05:43:00 PM  
CNN just redefined the slow news day.
 
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