Car + thin ice = News at 10!

Now that we’ve had some consistent cold, I hereby declare an official countdown until the first dumbass clueless Minnesotan yokel drives his SUV/truck onto a half frozen ice lake only to have it fall in.

That will kick off the local media frenzy about waiting until ice is XX” thick before you drive a vehicle out. They will interview local officials who give their recommendations and then interview the clueless guy whose car is now at the bottom of the lake with the fishes.

Then we’ll have approx 2.5 months of quiet before the ice thaws enough for someone to again park their car on thin ice, have it fall in and kick off the Spring-parking-on-ice local media stories. And the countdown has begun…go!

2 Comments so far

  1. Lex (unregistered) on December 8th, 2005 @ 9:52 am

    Usually 9″ of ice is safe for walking, 12″+ for driving.

    (Just think what I could have done with the brainspace used to house this information!)


  2. Erica (unregistered) on December 8th, 2005 @ 3:59 pm

    (Just think what I could have done with the brainspace used to house this information!) — I often think the same things about church songs. I haven’t been to church in ten years.

    It was only this last year that I learned what “ice out” is.

    You couldn’t pay me enough money to drive my vehicle onto a lake.



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