Monday, October 26, 2009

When Hell Freezes Over

Wow.

Maybe kids who live in climates where it gets cold but doesn't snow use these. I certainly hope it's just that niche climatic market this product is aimed towards.

Because if my boys ever expressed a desire for an inflatable snow fort...

snowfort

I would have to disown them!!

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23 Comments:

Blogger Erin said...

I agree. Any self respecting man, woman or child with access to snow should be making the darn fort themselves!

7:36 PM  
Blogger Crafty Christina said...

Wow, that is the lazy way to a snow fort. Even me, hater of all things cold, built my own fort as a kid.

7:44 PM  
Blogger Carol said...

wow! That's some lazy ass kids!

7:48 PM  
Blogger Trillian42 said...

If there isn't enough snow to build your own fort, you don't need to be playing in the snow, dangit!

Inflatable fort. That's insulting!

7:50 PM  
Anonymous marymac said...

This picture is very confusing. By no stretch of the imagination is that structure a "fort". And is that blue pattern supposed to be some kind of Cheerful Winter Camo? Clearly designed by someone who has never met enough snow to make a snowball with. Also, I think the kid on the right needs to pee, because otherwise there is no explanation for that bizarre leg position.

8:33 PM  
Blogger Wendy said...

In a real snowy climate, that sort of thing wouldn't last long. Cold and plastic don't play well together.

8:34 PM  
Blogger Kathy Kathy Kathy said...

Now, now, don't be hasty. That thing would be fabulous for sliding and jouncing down the hill with about 6 kids. Broken limbs and heads be damned, that is totally what we would have done with it when I was a kid.

8:59 PM  
Blogger DPUTiger said...

Oh holy crap. That is one of the lamest things I've ever seen. If you need a snow fort, MAKE YOUR OWN, DAMMIT!

9:07 PM  
Blogger Poops said...

I can kind of see it. We've had winters where the real good snow doesn't show up in any kind of quantity until January or so. It might be okay for little kids who wouldn't need it for protection, just an outdoor snow playhouse. My girls would play house in it with snow plates and things.

It certainly wouldn't stand up to the caliber of snowball and the velocity with which the neighbor boys could hurl said snowball when I was growing up.

Now, being poor and cheapass, we would make snowball ammo and use free-standing structures like woodpiles, barns, rock walls and big trees as forts. And we'd use metal garbage can lids for shields to run from fort to fort.

And no one ever lost an eye.

The best years were the ones where we got so much snow that you could hollow out the snowbanks and make forts with connecting tunnels. There was only the rare, occasional collapse...

9:14 PM  
Blogger T. Budnik said...

Oh, whatever happened to the imagination? I swear, kids with parents too poor to buy them inflatable forts (or unwilling to do so) have to stretch their minds a bit further.

Snow forts are dangerous, though. That's what makes them FUN!

-T.

9:19 PM  
Blogger Donna Lee said...

I think it's funny. When the zombie apocalypse comes, these are the people who will be left behind. They won't be able to take care of themselves.

7:24 AM  
Blogger maryannlucy said...

Now we don't get much snow - certainly never had the chance to make a snowfort - but surely the whole point of the snow is that it is SNOW, cold, wet, white and wonderful!!! Where do you find this stuff??

7:58 AM  
Blogger Karen said...

That thing would blow away in the wind, or deflate under the weight of the snow. Ugh. Laziness to the nth degree. If you can't build your own out of real snow, then you can't go outside.

8:23 AM  
Blogger Cindy in Happy Valley said...

I hate to say it, but I think it's brilliant. I wish I had thought of it. I'd be sitting on a beach having my toenails painted by a handsome cabana boy........

I was also a fan of the "pet rock"....

8:26 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ok! I don't think that that thing was really made for kids. My opinion...These things are to house the poor unfortunates! Like the "Tarp City" in Doonesbury. Someone is trying to make a million on others bad luck. Love, Mom

9:14 AM  
Blogger knottygnome said...

that is a really weird product. maybe you're supposed to use it indoors on days when it's too cold to be outside?

11:38 AM  
Blogger Mag said...

Old person rant coming: isn't the whole point of a fort that you have to build it yourself? Of course, then you have to be allowed to use those tools that are so dangerous. Gosh, if I could tell you of all the fort building stories Mr. Mag has. Sheesh. I hate all that plastic play crapola for kids nowadays.

12:31 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Plastic fort along with spray snow...just what all the kiddies want. Good for the enviroment too(wink, wink). Love, Aunt Susan

12:47 PM  
Blogger Elizabeth said...

OMFG! Doesn't the plastic get brittle and crack into a million little pieces when it gets below 20 degrees?

2:02 PM  
Blogger Woollycraft Workshops said...

ha ha ... soo true x

2:27 PM  
Blogger Ina said...

Judging from the photo, it would seem the product is intended for indoor use.

2:52 PM  
Blogger Laura said...

Ha, ha, that's one of those things that parents who have too much money buy for their kids! I have a wealthy relative who bought her kids a lemonade stand - yes, a real wooden lemonade stand with an awning, sign and everything. Her kids have so many toys, games, bikes, motorized electric kiddie cars, etc., that their house is like a toy store.

6:55 PM  
Blogger Zonda said...

Hehe I think it's pretty funny looking! We used to make them with either snow or cardboard.

10:38 PM  

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