December 8, 2009

How much snow has fallen so far?

Exactly the amount that makes me discover a rhyme for "oranges."

25 comments:

John Lynch said...

Four inches?

traditionalguy said...

Wow! Turn on the steam heat radiators and stay up blogging until the snowfall reaches the deck level.

MadisonMan said...

Up to the door hinge?

Palladian said...

Dash Snow?

Enough Snow has fallen to cover up Dash Snow's bloated corpse lying in the back yard?

Irene said...

Enough to pour a big snifter of Courvoisier.

Ann Althouse said...

@Palladian LOL. Damned autocomplete. Fixed (to "snow").

peter hoh said...

You got more than we did -- so far at least. We are expected to get more through the night and all day tomorrow.

We'll see if it's enough to close the schools. The kids haven't had a snow day in years.

Ann Althouse said...

We'll be buried in the morning, but right now it's just four inches

In the morning, snowed in, Meade will squeeze oranges

And the shepherd cries... or whatever

peter hoh said...

We need some more regular cafes around here. I've been keeping a couple off-topic things -- they are probably stale by now.

jayne_cobb said...

Since MM just stole my rhyme I've gotta say as long as your fringe?

Jason (the commenter) said...

How much snow has fallen so far?
More than enough to styme my car.
Perhaps I should go for a long winter walk,
But it's already past eleven o'clock.
So to sleep I must go and have a great snooze,
While the streets are swept clean by the city's snow crews.

Ann Althouse said...

@Peter It just so happens, I have put up an inn. One post up.

Meade said...

We'll be buried in the morning, but right now it's just four inches

In the morning, snowed in, Meade will squeeze oranges

And the shepherd cries... or whatever


Buried by morning,
but now just four inches.
Awaken, snowed in,
Meade will squeeze the juice oranges.

Climate Ghetto

As the snow flies
On a cold and gray Copenhagen morn
Al Gore grabs the mic and shouts out a warn:
"Climate ghetto"

And the shepherd cries
'cause if there's one thing that he don't need
it's another e-hack and another press leak
Climate ghetto

People, don't you understand
Al Gore needs a helping hand
or he'll grow to be an angry old man some day
Take a look at you and me,
Do we really need electricity?
Do we simply buy the line:
"ManBearPig lurks within? "

Well the globe turns
and a hungry Al Gore with a private jet
he plays to our fears: "Hard rain's a gonna blow"
Climate ghetto

And his hunger burns
so he starts to roam Danish streets at night
and he learns how to steal
and he gets uptight
Climate ghetto

Then one night in desperation
Al Gore breaks away
He invents internets, steals carbon credits,
tries to run, but he don't get far
And the shepherd cries

As a crowd gathers 'round an angry Al Gore
he's down on his luck with a phony ice core
Climate ghetto

And as his big scheme dies,
on a cold and gray Copenhagen mornin',
another million dollar grant is torn
Climate ghetto

And the shepherd cries...

An Edjamikated Redneck said...

Seems to me somebody gets creative when he gets snowed in.

Well done, Meade!

WV- Shilisms- Trite sayings in support of a cause.

Michael Hasenstab said...

Snow-day sex. Yay!

edutcher said...

Michael Hasenstab said...

Snow-day sex. Yay!

Not sure why, but it's often the best kind.

tim maguire said...

But there ain't no rhyme for Oranges!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gDoSl-M5tmM

Richard said...

Hush my shepherd
Don't cry my shepherd
The Meade will squeeze oranges.

AJ Lynch said...

Just rain, a deluge, here in Philly. Have to go to New Jersey today if it has not been washed into the ocean.

I wish we had snow instead. We got way way too much rain this year.

Original Mike said...

Did you measure 4 inches yourself, or get that off the news? I'm about a mile from you. When I did a first run with the snowblower at 9pm last night I had a nice clean edge to measure. 7 inches.

Meade said...

Seems to me somebody gets creative when he gets snowed in

Thanks! This one's for you, Edj buddy.

Now be careful out there, my friend. Don't go walking around in that cold Kentucky rain, thumbin' for a ride on any of those lonely Kentucky backroads.

You could catch pneumonia!!

(Wisconsin snow keeps floating down...
and out ahead's another mound...
that I'll...
go...
shov'lin' to.

With Al Gore as my muse. )

Leather Daddy said...

Which also, sadly, rhymes with the most important - but disappointing - measurement of a young man we once met at a sling party at the Jackhammer.

Jay Vogt said...

In central Iowa, snow fell for a long time
Making it a storm worthy of rhyme.
While I shoveled (twice) last night
The accumulation came to half my daughter’s height.
The job (mostly) done, I took a walk with a snifter
But to get my kid over a drift, (sorely) I had to lift her

Henry said...

Four 'undreds works too, sort of. Lucky we're warming.

jimbino said...

Douglas Hofstadter had the last word:
http://everything2.com/title/Things+that+rhyme+with+orange