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(Canada.com)   The best (read: only) article about snowglobes you'll see all day. Come for the cigarette snow globe, stay for the dog poop snowglobe. Apparently glitter's watery grave is a compound word in Canada: snowglobe   (o.canada.com) divider line 27
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2012-12-13 10:19:53 AM  
Well, that's sort of interesting.
 
2012-12-13 10:21:11 AM  
That actually was the best snowglobe article I have read all day. Schneekugel.
 
2012-12-13 10:21:26 AM  
i.imgur.com
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2012-12-13 10:21:29 AM  

Interceptor1: Well, that's sort of interesting.


Indeed, although it would seem that someone at canada.com is juuussssssst aboot out of story ideas for the year.
 
2012-12-13 10:21:31 AM  
Don't knock 'em. They're worth 2000 caps each to the right buyer. Even the poop one.
 
2012-12-13 10:22:31 AM  
(read: only)

images.nonexiste.net
 
2012-12-13 10:27:39 AM  
Rosebud...
 
2012-12-13 10:33:45 AM  
My favorite snowglobe

www.soenyun.com
 
2012-12-13 10:35:47 AM  
FTFA: Or maybe he's s just trying to make Mr. Noodles for lunch

What the balls is Mr. Noodles?
 
2012-12-13 10:39:27 AM  
upload.wikimedia.org

Unavailable for comment.
 
2012-12-13 10:42:34 AM  
Mr. House approves.

images.wikia.com
 
2012-12-13 10:46:06 AM  

blatz514: FTFA: Or maybe he's s just trying to make Mr. Noodles for lunch

What the balls is Mr. Noodles?


It's a brand of those sodium packed just add hot water ramen noodles.
 
2012-12-13 10:47:29 AM  

blatz514


FTFA: Or maybe he's s just trying to make Mr. Noodles for lunch

What the balls is Mr. Noodles?


A failed Dr. Who spinoff. He is a traveler in both time and spätzle.
 
2012-12-13 10:48:32 AM  

Englebert Slaptyback: blatz514

FTFA: Or maybe he's s just trying to make Mr. Noodles for lunch

What the balls is Mr. Noodles?


A failed Dr. Who spinoff. He is a traveler in both time and spätzle.


lulz. Nice
 
2012-12-13 10:57:05 AM  

Ikam: My favorite snowglobe

[www.soenyun.com image 750x750]


Came for this. Leaving all warm and fuzzy, don'cha know!
 
2012-12-13 11:01:59 AM  
3.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-12-13 11:16:58 AM  
Meh, i think I'll continue to collect shot glasses, just as kitschy but a snow globe cant get ya drunk
 
2012-12-13 11:47:51 AM  

Onkel Buck: Meh, i think I'll continue to collect shot glasses, just as kitschy but a snow globe cant get ya drunk


It might if you fill it with Goldschlager.
 
2012-12-13 12:24:34 PM  

Onkel Buck: Meh, i think I'll continue to collect shot glasses, just as kitschy but a snow globe cant get ya drunk


This guy told me once that if you open a snow globe and drink the snowman urine inside that you'll trip balls.
 
2012-12-13 12:32:08 PM  

Old_Chief_Scott: Interceptor1: Well, that's sort of interesting.

Indeed, although it would seem that someone at canada.com is juuussssssst aboot out of story ideas for the year.


It's two weeks before Christmas and we've got about a dime's thickness of snow on the ground here, so maybe it's just nostalgia.

GLOBAL WARMING FOR THE WIN! YEAH! IN YOUR FACE, SENATOR IMHOFE!

I like snow globes but preferably if they are made of glass, aren't too low-kitschy (just kitschy enough) and show a realistic snow scene. Christmas snowglobes are sometimes OK, but generally they're a bit cliché.

They have some nice big snowglobes with wildlife in them at Chapters (moose, owl, wolf, etc.) but I shook one and it was so big and has so much snow in it the moose (which is white) was whited out. Close, but no cigar. I mean, moose in snow, cute, moose in blizzard, cruel.

Realism can go too far, also, but on the whole, I like detailed, realistic miniatures.

My favourite snowglobe, in theory if not in fact, was one I read about which showed LA. Instead of snow it had a dark inky substance to simulate smog.

IT WAS A SMOG GLOBE!

In case you get nostalgic for the pre-EPA days of smog when hundreds of people would die because they couldn't breathe the air for a week or two.

Least we forget.
 
2012-12-13 12:33:28 PM  

darth_badger: Onkel Buck: Meh, i think I'll continue to collect shot glasses, just as kitschy but a snow globe cant get ya drunk

This guy told me once that if you open a snow globe and drink the snowman urine inside that you'll trip balls.


From the same people who brought you such hits as "Poison Gas in Tennis Balls" and "Smoking Banana Peels"
 
2012-12-13 12:35:04 PM  

Onkel Buck: Meh, i think I'll continue to collect shot glasses, just as kitschy but a snow globe cant get ya drunk


Obviously you haven't been hiding the vodka from your teetotalitarian* wife, or you'd have fixed that defect years ago.

*Another great word coined by James Joyce in Finnigans Wake.
 
2012-12-13 12:44:23 PM  
The liquid in snowglobes is not water. Water would become cloudy with bacteria or green with algae. I'm not sure what it is, although methanol and glycol-type chemicals come to mind. Whatever it is, it is most likely toxic or biologically inert.

It evaporates over time, so it is either making it's way through the plastic or glass, or else leaking very slowly out of the sealed edges or filling hole.

Later: according to Wikipedia:

Initially snow globes consisted of a heavy lead glass dome which was placed over a ceramic figure or tableau on a black cast ceramic base, filled with water and then sealed. The snow or "flitter" was created by use of bone chips or pieces of porcelain, sand or even sawdust. As they became more sophisticated, the glass became thinner, the bases were lighter (Bakelite was popular during the Art Deco period) and the snow was made out of particles of gold foil or non-soluble soap flakes, although nowadays, for health and safety reasons, small pieces of white plastic are used. Later, the liquid was changed to light oil, then water with antifreeze (glycerin or glycol). An added benefit was that glycerin and glycol slowed the descent of the snow.

Glycerin would probably not poison you (it would pass right through you, which might cause other problems, but not poisoning). Glycol comes in various forms and are mildly toxic so they might not kill you. At least rummies drink the stuff in various household products that are not meant for human consumption and manage to survive for unexpected periods of time.

Drinking snowglobes is not recommended. The likelihood of a good high is very slim.
 
2012-12-13 02:44:57 PM  
So, you came up with three headlines, couldn't choose and submitted them all at once?
 
2012-12-13 04:16:27 PM  
lh4.ggpht.com
 
2012-12-13 08:11:21 PM  
I hear the chinese are involved in industrial espionage to get at the secret of the softly falling waxy snow inside authentic schneekugel. I love that word. Sounds like a curseword!
 
2012-12-14 07:38:00 AM  
So when do they start turning into shopping carts?
 
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