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How To Survive A Blizzard If You Have Only Seen Snow Maybe Once In Your Life

If you live on the East Coast, you are more then aware that a blizzard of historical proportions is preparing to barrel down, rendering everyone temporarily incapacitated and causing a run on grocery store staples like kale and that good wine. For those of us who grew up in places with real seasons, snow is nothing more than an annoyance and a good reason to wear blankets as outerwear. But for people who grew up in places where earthquakes are the norm and the sun shines most days and a rainstorm is enough to make regular people drive like assholes – ahem, Beejoli and Amelia — then Winter Storm Juno is enough to make them lose their shit. That’s why I’m here to help. How am I qualified? I grew up in upstate New York, and I still yearn for snow days. Also, I once drove through a terrifying blizzard in white out conditions with my grandma, who cursed like a sailor the entire time and made my sister and I fear for our lives. I’m an expert! Or, I’m practical with a tendency towards weather-driven hysteria when appropriate. In any case, here’s how you should handle this blizzard.
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Snowpocalypse 2011 Brings Out Amazing Art

What happens when a giant blizzard hits the East Coast and brings life practically to a standstill? Art gets moving. Apparently. We’re beginning to see some very cool photography and short films come out of the weather disaster, the latest of which is even being praised by Roger Ebert! This short film by Jamie Stuart is an homage to a 1929 film called “Man With a Movie Camera.” In Stuart’s version, “Idiot With a Tripod,” you watch as Stuart documents the snow accumulation and tactfully shows how people lived through it. It’s poignant and simple. Check it out! [Huffington Post] Keep reading »

Photographer Brings “Star Wars” To Snowpocalypse

Photographer and model Henry Hargreaves found a unique way to pass the time in his Williamsburg, Brooklyn neighborhood during the “Snowpocalypse.” He photoshopped images from “Star Wars,” AT-AT walkers, Darth Vader, R2-D2 and C-3P0, and Tauntauns, into snowy, urban landscapes. [Refinery 29] Keep reading »

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