The worst blizzards in history including The Storm of the Century, The Cleveland Superbomb, the Schoolhouse Blizzard of 1888, and The Great Die Up, Also, how to survive a blizzard plus some Iron Man villain.

Music: Leroy Anderson “Mah-Na Mah-Na”

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Videos

Movies
The Day After Tomorrow
Toren: 5/10
Joe: 3/10

Whiteout
Toren: 5/10

John Carpenter’s The Thing
Toren: 9/10
Kevin: 8/10

The Thing From Another World:
Toren: 7/10
Joe: 7/10

The Shining
Toren: 8/10
Joe: 8/10
Kevin: 10/10

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  • Nick Curnow

    Hey, you guys forgot to mention Lovecraft’s “At The Mountains of Madness”! I believe there’s a blizzard in there somewhere…

  • Nick Curnow

    Hey, you guys forgot to mention Lovecraft’s “At The Mountains of Madness”! I believe there’s a blizzard in there somewhere…

  • banks!

    I too have been caught in a few blizzards. The most notable blizzard story was the blizzard in 1971. We lived on the Sumas Flats, which is notoriously bad in cold weather, and I’d just got home from the hospital. The weather was so cold and the parents house was so badly heated that during one particularly bad stretch of weather when they couldn’t go out, they turned on the oven low and put me in it to keep me warm. Goes a long way to explaining things doesn’t it?

    In show related news…

    The Thing films were based on the John Campbell Jr. story “Who Goes There?” which I recommend reading. The second film (John Carpenter’s The Thing) adhered a lot more closely to the short story than the original film (The Thing From Another World) and as discussed is a far superior film.

    There were definitely blizzard scenes in the second film. In fact, they were local blizzard scenes! The base was built in Stewart, BC. They went up in the summer and built the base and let it sit there and weather until winter came and buried it in snow. Then they went up to Stewart and filmed all the necessary shots.

    Also, you may have wanted to mention Ithaqua, the Lovecraftian elder god of the winds who is connected to norther climes and regularly appears within blizzards.

  • banks!

    I too have been caught in a few blizzards. The most notable blizzard story was the blizzard in 1971. We lived on the Sumas Flats, which is notoriously bad in cold weather, and I’d just got home from the hospital. The weather was so cold and the parents house was so badly heated that during one particularly bad stretch of weather when they couldn’t go out, they turned on the oven low and put me in it to keep me warm. Goes a long way to explaining things doesn’t it?

    In show related news…

    The Thing films were based on the John Campbell Jr. story “Who Goes There?” which I recommend reading. The second film (John Carpenter’s The Thing) adhered a lot more closely to the short story than the original film (The Thing From Another World) and as discussed is a far superior film.

    There were definitely blizzard scenes in the second film. In fact, they were local blizzard scenes! The base was built in Stewart, BC. They went up in the summer and built the base and let it sit there and weather until winter came and buried it in snow. Then they went up to Stewart and filmed all the necessary shots.

    Also, you may have wanted to mention Ithaqua, the Lovecraftian elder god of the winds who is connected to norther climes and regularly appears within blizzards.

  • Joel

    It doesn’t take much of a blizzard to shut down a city in Oklahoma, mostly because places in Okie-land are not particularly well equipped to deal with even a minor blizzard. The last two winters Lawton has been shut down for a week or more, in one case with most of the city losing power (somehow, mine was the only house in about a mile diameter with power and water, despite not having a generator). These blizzards were bad enough that even large corporate stores (such as Target or Walmart) shut down for a number of days. What didn’t shut down? The liquor store at which I work once in a while (one of the largest three in the state). While blizzards may stop the mail, they don’t stop the liquor apparently.

  • Pattie

    Hey guys, great show.

    Any idea where I can buy the Leroy Anderson version of “Mah-Na Mah-Na” used in this episode? Amazon US does not have it.

    Thanks!