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   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

13 Dec 2012 10:11 AM   |   5840 clicks   |   Canada.com
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Interceptor1     
Well, that's sort of interesting.

13 Dec 2012 10:19 AM
Spartacus Outlaw     
That actually was the best snowglobe article I have read all day. Schneekugel.

13 Dec 2012 10:21 AM
Sock Ruh Tease     
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/q&d

13 Dec 2012 10:21 AM
Old_Chief_Scott    [TotalFark]  

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.

13 Dec 2012 10:21 AM
MooseUpNorth     
Don't knock 'em. They're worth 2000 caps each to the right buyer. Even the poop one.

13 Dec 2012 10:21 AM
ElFugawz     
(read: only)

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13 Dec 2012 10:22 AM
carrion_luggage     
Rosebud...

13 Dec 2012 10:27 AM
Ikam     
My favorite snowglobe

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13 Dec 2012 10:33 AM
blatz514    [TotalFark]  
FTFA: Or maybe he's s just trying to make Mr. Noodles for lunch

What the balls is Mr. Noodles?

13 Dec 2012 10:35 AM
Millennium     
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Unavailable for comment.

13 Dec 2012 10:39 AM
Dimensio    [TotalFark]  
Mr. House approves.

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13 Dec 2012 10:42 AM
RTOGUY    [TotalFark]  

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.

13 Dec 2012 10:46 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.

13 Dec 2012 10:47 AM
blatz514    [TotalFark]  

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

13 Dec 2012 10:48 AM
ColTomParker     

Ikam: My favorite snowglobe

[www.soenyun.com image 750x750]


Came for this. Leaving all warm and fuzzy, don'cha know!

13 Dec 2012 10:57 AM
velvet_fog     
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13 Dec 2012 11:01 AM
Onkel Buck     
Meh, i think I'll continue to collect shot glasses, just as kitschy but a snow globe cant get ya drunk

13 Dec 2012 11:16 AM
Gordon Bennett     

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.

13 Dec 2012 11:47 AM
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.

13 Dec 2012 12:24 PM
brantgoose    [TotalFark]  

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.

13 Dec 2012 12:32 PM
Mega Steve     

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"

13 Dec 2012 12:33 PM
brantgoose    [TotalFark]  

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.

13 Dec 2012 12:35 PM
brantgoose    [TotalFark]  
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.

13 Dec 2012 12:44 PM
Surool     
So, you came up with three headlines, couldn't choose and submitted them all at once?

13 Dec 2012 02:44 PM
Johnny Bananapeel     
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13 Dec 2012 04:16 PM
bugcrusher     
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!

13 Dec 2012 08:11 PM
TommyDeuce     
So when do they start turning into shopping carts?

14 Dec 2012 07:38 AM
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