I cannot resist sharing an article from Alaska—-Fairbanks, to be specific. Fairbanks is in the "interior" of the farthest north state in the U.S. and winter temperatures, snow, ice and darkness probably also make it the captitol of Cabin Fever. We had neighbors who had lived in Fairbanks as students at the U. of Alaska and they testified to the reality of "cabin fever" saying that it was too cold to walk to class in the winter so tunnels had been built to keep students from staying in bed for 24 hours a day.
Now I read a short article from Fairbanks about a unique ice sculpture that adorns the town’s main street. It is an ice sculpture of Al Gore! I burst into laughter just at the thought of seeing this piece of ice. Here is the short item from the Fairbanks Daily News Miner as reported by the Associated Press:
" Al Gore is now a wintertime fixture in Fairbanks. Well, make that an ice sculpture of the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize winner and leader in the movement to draw attention to climate change and global warming. Local businessman, Craig Compeau, unveiled the frozen likeness Monday. The 8 1/2 tall, 5-ton sculpture dominates a down street corner from its perch on the back of a flatbed truck. Compeau says he is a ‘moderate’ critic of global warming theories. He used Monday’s unveiling of the sculpture to invite Gore to Fairbanks—where it was 22 degrees on Monday—-to explain his theories of global warming. He says it will stand til March, unless it melts before."
I have had my chuckle for the day. How about you?