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My favorite aspect of the winter so far (or at least the wintery part of autumn) is the snowman in the yard of our neighbors. Though snowmen are common in fictional depictions of the season, they are often disappointing in real life... small, lopsided affairs that often are covered with dirt shoveled up with their source snow. In contrast, our neighbors' snowman is top-notch, full-sized, clean, and even set up with proper accoutrements like a scarf and a hat, though as far as can be told, the hat has no magical properties ("Happy Birthday!").

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53. Re: Nobel Peace Prize Dec 13, 2005, 19:58 Bunko
Does anyone NOT feel the urge to just spit on the idiots who award this thing?

Anyone can be nominated for the Peace Prize. It only takes the behest of a semi-prominent figure, usually an academic, ex-recipient or assembly member, to earn a nomination. You think Williams was bad? Apparently Hitler was nominated for the Prize in early 1939 but his name was taken out of the pool a short while later for obvious reasons.

Many good people have won the award. I think that the well-intentioned nominations of several bad apples (eg. Arafat) should not spoil the overall meaning of the award.

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