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Photos: last week's super-frigid snow storm
« on: January 08, 2018, 05:15:09 PM »
No way I was going outside to shoot this, but I like what I was able to get from home:

1,2. The first thing I saw when I looked out the window on Thursday morning: a car with its trunk open and no one around. These were taken at 8:41am and 9:30am. You can see that the storm has intensified during that period and that the interior trunk snowfall accumulation has increased. An hour later, the car was gone................too bad.

3. Artistic arrangement courtesy of the Sanitation Department

4. Unused potential traction helper (is that a front-wheel drive car?)

5. Frozen river

6. Frozen person

7. Frozen engine

8. Some serious wind managed to push snow between my inside and outside roof doors.

9,10. Two days after #8, this is what was on the outside door. The last time I saw that was during the polar vortex in January, 2014.

11. Awwwwwww...............

12,13. Favorite mini-sequence: Someone parked a shopping cart in the municipal lot. Two days later, it was still there and the snowplows went around it, just like they did for every other 4-wheeled parked vehicle. Two days after THAT (today), it hasn't moved an inch.

14. Late addition (misplaced it): I saw this super-cool fashionista when it was super-cold outside and sandwiched him around what wunderground.com was posting at that moment (ZERO wind-chill).


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Re: Photos: last week's super-frigid snow storm
« Reply #1 on: January 10, 2018, 08:17:06 AM »
For the life of me, I simply cannot understand WHY people feel the need to go out in freezing weather wearing shorts. I see it everywhere, people all bundled up on top... hat,gloves, etc. And shorts. I even saw one guy in Shop Rite in shorts and sandals

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Re: Photos: last week's super-frigid snow storm
« Reply #2 on: January 11, 2018, 06:25:56 PM »
I'm sure you've all been worried about that abandoned shopping cart, so here's an update:

The plows came back two days ago to remove the big snow piles and manicure the spaces, but they did not liberate the cart from the spot it's been in with no food (what's a shopping cart without food?) ) since at least New Year's Eve.

And it's still there.

I'd help, but my landlord has a strict "No Pets or Shopping Carts" policy.



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Re: Photos: last week's super-frigid snow storm
« Reply #3 on: January 15, 2018, 04:38:19 PM »
OK - we have a two-part conclusion to the shopping cart story. It occurred on Saturday, January 13.

PART 1:

Even after the rain freed it from the snow (1), it continued to be ignored (2). Finally, a group of Good Samaritans came along at about a quarter to five and quietly (and lovingly) nursed it back to health (3, 4, 5.).






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Re: Photos: last week's super-frigid snow storm
« Reply #4 on: January 15, 2018, 04:40:50 PM »
PART 2:

Tribute was paid to this benevolent group in the below YouTube documentary that was named for a beloved and kind cartoon character.

The youth of this country would do well to emulate these fine young men and women.

Unfortunately, they usually DO.







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