The winter solstice is still more than a month away.
But this might be a good time to present answers to frequently asked questions about building a snowman.
Let’s get right to it.
Q: Where do snowmen go when they die?
A: Snow people don’t actually perish. Their corporeal forms succumb to warm temperatures. But their spirits come back in the form of reborn snow beings.
Q: What’s the difference between a Spokane snowman and a North Idaho snowman?
A: A Spokane snowman is more apt to be named in several outstanding warrants.
Q: Is smoking bad for snowmen?
A: It would be if you actually put tobacco in that corncob pipe and lit it.
Q: What should one do if birds or dogs befoul a snow individual?
A: Snow surgery. Stat.
Q: Do Spokane snowmen like to wear hats?
A: Yes, but not backward ballcaps.
Q: Is it necessary to give snowboys and snowgirls a talk about the birds and bees?
A: No. The pertinent organs in this case are the hearts of children.
Q: We have a gas grill. So what, instead of charcoal, can we use for eyes?
A: Something squirrels won’t gouge out and eat. And with the angle of the sun at our latitude, snow people welcome sunglasses.
Q: Compared to other early-wintertime drivers in the Spokane area, do snowmen tend to be safe motorists?
Q: Do snow persons worry about their weight?
A: Yes, but in the opposite way that people do.
Q: Can the movements of snowmen be discerned by the naked eye?
A: Depends on what you have been smoking.
Q: Should snow people be anatomically correct?
A: Yes, they should have a thorax.
Q: When selecting a name for a snowman should I try to come up with something no one else has ever thought of and maybe spell it in a wacky way to show how creative and cool I am? Or should I give the snowman a real name and allow him to establish his identity in the world through his character and achievements?
A: Given their long-term prospects, it’s probably better to not name them.
Today’s Slice question: Who has seen the most plays performed live at Spokane area theaters over the years?