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Post 21

Orcus

>.yikes Can you imagine there being enough snow in one place that you need an actual shovel to shift it!wow <<

Yes, April this year when we, here in Cardiff were in the epicentre of the only Red Snow Alert ever here in the UK.

It was umm... interesting.


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Post 22

Baron Grim

Speaking of music during wartime, didjaknow that "Deep in the Heart of Texas" was "banned" on BBC airwaves because it stopped the production lines as workers would smiley - applausesmiley - applausesmiley - applausesmiley - applause repeatedly during the song. smiley - laugh


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Post 23

Gingersnapper+Keeper of the Cookie Jar and Stuff and Nonsense

~. smiley - bubbly ~


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Post 24

Bluebottle

Anyway, it's strange to think that 'Jingle Bells' isn't in fact a Christmas song but was written by James Lord Pierpont to be about Thanksgiving.smiley - shrug It was the first song broadcast to smiley - earth from spacesmiley - galaxy

<BB<


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Post 25

paulh, not fond of Lord Mudpants

"Can you imagine there being enough snow in one place that you need an actual shovel to shift it!" [Bluebottle]

I shovel snow every. single. year.

Some years I have up to three feet of snow on my roof. I have to lean a ladder against the side of my house so I can climb high enough to remove the snow from the vicinity of my furnace pipe. If snow gets high enough to block the vents, the furnace shuts itself off and my house gets too cold. smiley - brr

There are some years when we don't get much snow, but there's always enough to shovel.


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Post 26

bobstafford

What about the Swiss idea put large roundish stones on the sloping roof.
Apparently the weight of the stones will dislodge the stones and the roof is automatically cleared.

At least that is what the Swiss say


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Post 27

bobstafford

PS dont put any of the stones in line with any doorways smiley - run


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Post 28

Baron Grim

The key is careful alignment of the roof. If it's placed on a house on the Gulf Coast, you never need to clear snow from it. smiley - tongueoutsmiley - nahnahsmiley - laughsmiley - islandsmiley - surfer


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Post 29

Orcus

But you might have to replace it after the occasional hurricane smiley - smiley


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Post 30

Baron Grim

Yes, a hurricane smiley - galaxy is likely to carefully align one's roof three blocks away.


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Post 31

paulh, not fond of Lord Mudpants

"What about the Swiss idea put large roundish stones on the sloping roof." [Bobstafford]

The Swiss also put holes in their cheese. Need I say more?


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Post 32

Bluebottle

Are the holes to let the snow drain out their smiley - cheese?

Has anyone heard particularly dreadful or brilliant cover versions of Christmas songs? Michael Bubble did a cover of Catwoman's 1953 Christmas song 'Santa Baby', changing the lyrics to 'Santa Buddy'. It really is dreadful. But on the other hand Kylie Minogue's cover of the same song works really well.

<BB<


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Post 33

paulh, not fond of Lord Mudpants

"Santa baby" had nothing to do with any Batman characters. Eartha kitt recorded it years before taking the role of Catwoman.

I've been hearing "Santa bay" a lot in the last few years. Somebody must like it now.smiley - smiley


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