Well Sir, about 20 miles north of where Cookie is sit'n right now there is an area called the "Tug Hill Plateau" up in Oswego County, NY. A New York Times article, "8 days, 10 feet of snow, and NOT done yet!" (http://www.nytimes.com/2007/02/12/nyregion/12snow.html?_r=1 ), relates what I'm about t'talk about.
The Tug Hill area is nationally known fer its absolutely HUGE quantities of snow that it gets frum "Lake Effect" snow off Lake Ontario. Just ask "Patrick" who was stationed near here back in the day. Sometimes when this happens the roads become completely impassable and supplies haveta be air-lifted into the area. Here be a great example of their #1 priority fer that area.
...and once the beer is air-lifted in and consumed, they've got some time on their hands so why not do some sculpturing.
...and of course usually they lose power so they haveta use their imaginations..
In fact I just got off the phone with a friend who lives up on the Tug Hill. He said that since early this morning the snow has been nearly waist high and is still falling. The temperature is dropping below zero and the north wind is increasing. His wife has done nothing but look through the kitchen window.
He says that if it gets much worse, he may have to let her in.
...and speak'n of mania! I don't think I ever would a done this even back in my drink'n days.
...and this is the result of parents having sex when the momma is a pot smoker and the daddy is a drunk.