Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Winter Worlds

If you're like me and you're unlucky enough to live on the East Coast of the United States, you may have noticed that we have a rather major snow event going on. So major that my local area is getting over a foot of snow and my journey home from work took over three hours. So that was fun!

While I was sitting in traffic, staring at the back of the same SUV for an hour, I got to thinking. Sure, my predicament sucked a lot but there are surely some snowy lands that have it way worse, right? With that in mind, I came up with a mental list of some places where snow can be measured in feet and wind chills are cold enough to freeze the air in your lungs.

The first cold land on our list is beautiful but deadly Westeros. Westeros is Jim Cantore's wet dream. There's snow and ice and all kinds of winter bullshit to report on. The ruling family of Winterfell, the Starks, even have the motto "winter is coming". Hell, winter is HERE. This is one winterly land you do not want to get stranded in. You will die. That is not an exaggeration. Everyone dies.

Next on our tour of frigid wastelands is the scenic planet of Hoth. This ice planet from Star Wars is the scene of a major rebel battle, which is insanity. Trying to fight any sort of battle on Hoth feels like trying to invade Russia in the winter. It is going to go badly for everyone involved. Hell, you won't even reach the first marker before your tauntaun dies of hypothermia.

A friendly winter wonderland is found in the new smash hit film, Frozen. If only all blizzards could be solved with friendship and a few killer songs.

Last but not least is the domain of the White Witch in Narnia. She brought 100 years of ice and snow to the gentle world of Narnia She froze all who opposed her and went on joyrides in a sleigh pulled by polar bears. Her defeat came at the hands of four children after she was tricked into killing Aslan the lion. So what you're saying is I have to sacrifice large jungle cats to make the snow stop? Quick, to the zoo!

How is the weather in your neck of the woods?

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