Monday, February 25, 2008
There's No Business Like Snow Business
Filming continues for the newest installment, Indiana Jones & the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull with the snowman cast in the role of Indy's nemesis Dr. Irving Berlin.
The Oscars tonight were bittersweet, of course, as none of the distinguished movies had focused on snowmen. The snowman has starred in over 28 movies (one more than big-shot actreess, Cate Blanchett) but it's been 44 years since the snowman was nominated for an Oscar (for the short film Help! My Snowman's Burning Down, an honor which helped the snowman the next year land a role as the spy in the Beatles’ hit Help!).
More about the snowman's experience in Hollywood can be read in the book, which brings us to the rumor on the internet that the movie rights to my book, The History of the Snowman, have been sold. This, unfortunately, is just that, a rumor (but I would love to see the book one day be made into a mockumentary).
Well, so much for the Oscars. By the way, did you know the Academy Awards began in 1929 as a blog with online voting? Just like Today's Snowman snowman contest. Now's the time to send in any snowmen entries for the upcoming March contest. There are already quite a few entries. First prize is a signed copy of The History of the Snowman book. Runner-ups and winners receive posters as well.
Previous Today's Snowman Stories
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- The Finger Pointing Continues
- There's No Business Like Snow Business
- A Snow Scupture So Ahead of it's Time...
- Univ. of Colorado vs, Rotterdam, NY Update
- My God, This is Beautiful (Yet Fiendish, Too)!
- Crime Scene Snowman - Dying a Slow Death
- Greetings From Rotterdam, USA
- Former US Prez Takes Swipe at Global Warming Snowm...
- Cardboard Snowman Declares He's Still in the Conte...
- Snowman Contest Parity
- University of Colorado Vs. Rotterdam
- New Personal Ads
- Snowman Contest – Taking It Up a Notch
- Snowman Contest Heating Up With Fine Art
- Snowman Contest – 2 More Entries
- University of Colorado Enter Race
- "Snow–Challenged" New Yorkers Rejoice
- And the Winner is...
- Snowman Contest – Round 2
- ▼ February (19)