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(Headline News TV)   A lot of towns get icicles in the winter. But only Saskatoon, Saskatchewan gets icicles that have their own Twitter accounts, and that take two days to cut down with a chainsaw   (hlntv.com) divider line 35
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2013-03-07 12:02:04 PM  
What they need now is a stretch of freeze thaw freeze thaw freeze thaw to fark up everybody's rooves.
 
2013-03-07 12:03:54 PM  
pbs.twimg.com

Ouch.
 
2013-03-07 12:06:16 PM  

MaxxLarge: [pbs.twimg.com image 360x480]

Ouch.


Does anyone else hear the 2001: A Space Odyssey monolith music in their head when they look at that thing? hehe
 
2013-03-07 12:07:14 PM  
"Hell back in the day, we didn't have no fancy chainsaws to combat icicles or no dadburn Twitter. We had to scale them bare handed and then the hard part was dropping our pants and then managing to flip 180 degrees and grip the ice column with your sphincter muscles. The body heat from our ass cheeks would eventually melt down a spot where you could slowly sit comfortably. no as fat as Twitter and computers were concerned, hell we didn't need none of that. After the first guy mounted the frozen  stalactite, his screams could be heard for miles around and we knew it was time to band together as a community and attack the beasts when they formed. The thought of it still tightens my taint to this day but it was for the good of all.  You know as well as I that you can survive for 4 to 6 weeks without food but only about a week or so without water. How else are you going to provide drinking water in *that* kind of cold for the community? You do what you gotta do, when the going gets tough."
 
2013-03-07 12:09:34 PM  
Well it did instagram it eating a building
 
2013-03-07 12:13:20 PM  
Saskatoon and Regina are my only Canadian experiences.  But it was during summer so there were no icicles.
 
2013-03-07 12:19:17 PM  

Badafuco: Saskatoon and Regina are my only Canadian experiences.  But it was during summer so there were no icicles.


As someone who is not on Facebook or Twitter, this is exactly what I imagine the experience to be like.
 
2013-03-07 12:27:40 PM  
"I don't KNOW Margo"


obscure?
 
2013-03-07 12:32:28 PM  

namegoeshere: What they need now is a stretch of freeze thaw freeze thaw freeze thaw to fark up everybody's rooves.


Ice dams have been a HUGE problem this year with our farked up weather this year. It'll be hovering around 0C one day and the next it'll be -40C with the windchill and a record snow fall.
My sister-in-law's bathroom ceiling collapsed two weeks ago because they didn't get anyone to clean up thier roof.
 
2013-03-07 12:34:27 PM  
i47.tinypic.com

Everyone...FREEZE!
 
2013-03-07 12:35:27 PM  
These icicles are homegrown, don't come from Hong Kong!
 
2013-03-07 12:38:56 PM  
ecx.images-amazon.com
 
2013-03-07 12:40:53 PM  
Are those considered icicles? I thought they had to be "freestanding" as it were. Loke with space all around the icicle....like we have in Buffalo!  Pussies!
 
2013-03-07 12:41:53 PM  
FTA; Like its theoretical daddy, this one also descends three stories and is creating safety concerns should it begin to chip away, or worse, break off and crash its estimated 1,000-plus pounds of ice to the ground.

Ice weighs 55+ lbs per cubic foot. That's way more than half a ton of ice there.
 
2013-03-07 12:57:03 PM  

Badafuco: Saskatoon and Regina are my only Canadian experiences.


My sympathies to you.
 
2013-03-07 01:09:44 PM  

Resolute: Badafuco: Saskatoon and Regina are my only Canadian experiences.

My sympathies to you.


Regina is a shiathole.  I found Saskatoon to be great.  It was nice and warm at the time though, I wouldn't try it in winter.
 
2013-03-07 01:23:21 PM  
After the one big storm we had come through the southern tier, I counted three six-foot long icicles on my house, and when I improvised a knock-down method on the south side, one of the chunks permanently dented (and cracked) my Rubbermaid trash can that took the brunt of the fall... I can't even imagine living up there and dealing with it all the time.

/snow shovel
//tossed it at the ice till it broke off pieces
///be careful!
 
2013-03-07 01:26:15 PM  
I work in SIAST's Ottawa Bureau (Saskatchewan Institute of Applied Science and Technology), my boss was talking to our director back at the head office the other day and there was a ton of noise in the background so he asked her what the hell was going on. Turns out it was someone removing one of those icicles.

 s17.postimage.org

/ not really that cool of a story but I don't see Saskatoon news very often on fark
 
2013-03-07 01:29:50 PM  

Badafuco: Saskatoon and Regina are my only Canadian experiences.  But it was during summer so there were no fewer icicles.


/Former Saskatonian

//note to self -do not drink a cup of water offered by ChipNASA...ever
 
2013-03-07 01:35:08 PM  
If you have gigantic icicles, your roof probably needs better insulation. Of course, tar paper or asphalt roofs may cause snow to melt if they don't shed the snow or melt water quickly.

Doesn't that first icicle look like somebody famous for their apparitions and simulacra?

Who would that be?
 
2013-03-07 01:40:54 PM  
Nothing is obscure here.

I would've replied sooner but the shiatter was full.
 
2013-03-07 01:45:46 PM  
A moment of silence for our dear departed icicle.
 
2013-03-07 01:53:31 PM  
Should have shot it down with a Red Ryder carbine-action, two hundred shot Range Model air rifle with a compass in the stock and this thing which tells time .
i.imm.io
 
2013-03-07 02:00:58 PM  

brantgoose: If you have gigantic icicles, your roof probably needs better insulation.


That's what I came in here to say.
 
2013-03-07 02:01:31 PM  
I find this funny because this is my hometown. But it is twice as funny as this article is about the second giant icicle this winter. The other one was also huge.
 
2013-03-07 02:04:08 PM  

Resolute: Badafuco: Saskatoon and Regina are my only Canadian experiences.

My sympathies to you.


Says the guy from Calgary? Weak.

Badafuco, you did well coming here. Ignore the strong overbearing negativity Alberta puts out there. They don't like anything you like, and they won't stop liking putting others down.
 
2013-03-07 02:31:01 PM  

Acharne: Resolute: Badafuco: Saskatoon and Regina are my only Canadian experiences.

My sympathies to you.

Says the guy from Calgary? Weak.

Badafuco, you did well coming here. Ignore the strong overbearing negativity Alberta puts out there. They don't like anything you like, and they won't stop liking putting others down.


Yeah. That. Saskatoon and Regina have charm. Calgary is the ugliest city in Canada, an endless suburban sprawl of strip malls and planned housing developments.

Of course neither compares to the beauty of Vancouver. /blatant bias
 
2013-03-07 03:08:27 PM  

theorellior: brantgoose: If you have gigantic icicles, your roof probably needs better insulation.

That's what I came in here to say.


I know mine does but at certain points on the house it slants through the edges of rooms, making it virtually impossible to add more without a lot of annoying and costly extra work. Very annoying. Add in a straight south facing side with no shade and it gets bad quickly in the winter...
 
2013-03-07 03:17:26 PM  

namegoeshere: What they need now is a stretch of freeze thaw freeze thaw freeze thaw to fark up everybody's rooves.


No, what they need to do is stop,collaborate and listen.
 
2013-03-07 03:28:42 PM  
CSB:

Winter of '07/08.  I awake to the aftermath of the party thrown in the rented student house I lived in the night before.  There's a giant puddle of water on the kitchen, and for a brief, horrible moment, I wonder who peed on my kitchen table.  Fortunately it soon came back to me that the night before, one of my classmates had gone outside, brought in a chunk of the ten-foot-long, eight-inch-diameter icicle from our drainpipe, and put it in his case of beer to keep them cold.

/CSB
 
2013-03-07 03:35:33 PM  

Bill_Wick's_Friend: Acharne: Resolute: Badafuco: Saskatoon and Regina are my only Canadian experiences.

My sympathies to you.

Says the guy from Calgary? Weak.

Badafuco, you did well coming here. Ignore the strong overbearing negativity Alberta puts out there. They don't like anything you like, and they won't stop liking putting others down.

Yeah. That. Saskatoon and Regina have charm. Calgary is the ugliest city in Canada, an endless suburban sprawl of strip malls and planned housing developments.

Of course neither compares to the beauty of Vancouver. /blatant bias


Saskatoon is a great city full of friendly people

Calgary is exactly as described, I'm currently living in the city and every house looks the same. Also, worst drivers in Canada and people here seem to love to talk down to everyone else in Canada.

Vancouver is also how you described it.
 
2013-03-07 03:45:12 PM  
we are we are we are we're just children
finding our way around indecision
we are we are we are rather helpless
changes forever
whisper to a scream
 
2013-03-07 07:09:35 PM  
From Saskatoon, getting a kick, etc.

/love it
 
2013-03-08 12:00:51 AM  
in alaska it's pot farmers making these inside said homes. no really, look it up

/plants make a lot of moisture
 
2013-03-08 12:40:02 PM  
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