It's Friday the 13th and winter has came back in Chicago. This lovely ice beard was created from surfing on Lake Michigan in sub-freezing weather.
I am posting this portrait of South End Surfer Chris Bridgman today to educate my beloved followers. What do ice beards and Friday the 13th have in common? Well, read on and find out… if you dare!
The short-lived disco group, HOT ICE, created the theme song for FRIDAY THE 13th Part 3. Complete with spooky synths, a killer bass line, and signature chi chi chi, ah ah ah.
Icicles aren’t always fun and games. They are the perfect murder weapon because they leave no evidence. Plenty of people have been killed or nearly killed by them. Don’t believe me? Here are a few examples:
The bad guy in Die Hard 2 got stabbed in the eye with an EYEcicle.
Jack drives an icicle through some dudes chest in the movie Jack Frost.
Ralphie lies to his Mom that an icicle broke his glasses instead of almost shooting his eye out in The Christmas Story.
Sly Stallone bench pressing a baddie through an icicle in Cliffhanger.
Outside of the blood-streaked script rooms of Hollywood, how likely is it that Mother Nature will shiv you with an ice blade? It happens more than you think. During the winter Chicagoans used to seeing yellow warning signs all over downtown after a cold snap. Icicles growing in the shadowy eves of skyscrapers will winnow and snap, falling in a silent death plunge for more than 1,000 feet until they achieve shattering impact with the sidewalk, car roof or moving human flesh below.
There have been more than a handful of icicle related accidents in the Windy City. In 2000, eight people were sent to the hospital in one day from spears of frozen falling water. In 1994 a man waiting for a cab had a hunk of ice the "size of a microwave" land on his head, crushing his skull and spinal column.
So far, there have been no icicle related deaths on the Great Lakes. The frosty missiles of doom are simply used as beard ornaments… for now! © 2018 Mike Calabro
One year ago at Pease Bay, East Cost ,Scotland!
Open category, 1st place, Momentum Contest.
Only after 5 months after moved to Scotland, I had this great result and even better a great experience!
Very nice vibe, good waves during all the contest, I met nice people... not bad for start a new life in this amazing Country!
A solo 5 meses de habernos mudado para Escocia, tuve la inolvidable experiencia de competir en el Momentum Contest y alcanzar el 1 er puesto en la categoría Open.
Buenas olas durante todo el día, buena vibra, conocí gente , un buen resultado.. nada mal para comenzar una nueva vida en este hermoso País!
❤️🏴🏄🏼♂️🤙🏻 Photo: Andrea Ghuietti .
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