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Grimly realistic snow globes

Not a barrel of laughs
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Now from BorgCo, a range of less cheerful, tacky snow globes.

Range includes

Captain Robert Scott
Donner Party
Stalingrad
Ernest Shackleton
Colonel Umberto Nobile
Sir John Franklin
Uruguayan Flight 57

Each snowglobe diorama is lovingly hand-painted, including the detail of blackened frostbitten extremities and stiffened corpses.

8th of 7, Dec 25 2013

Disaster Snow Globes http://weburbanist....worlds-on-the-edge/
I saw these in a particularly great exhibition of micro sculptures in New York a few years ago [xenzag, Dec 26 2013, last modified Dec 28 2013]

Artist's Website http://www.thomasdoyle.net/
[xenzag, Dec 26 2013]

http://craziestgadg...calypse-snow-globe/ So sorry, but I keep finding lots of these already in existence, meaning that it's hardly what I would call an original idea [xenzag, Dec 27 2013]

Blackest material http://www.wired.co...2009/03/ultrablack/
for the heat death globe [Voice, Dec 28 2013]

Ash Globes Ash_20Globes
Shameless elf-promotion [8th of 7, Dec 30 2013]

http://www.thegreen...ypse-snow-globe.php [2 fries shy of a happy meal, Nov 23 2014]

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       I'll take the Mai Lai Massacre 4" round and the Jonestown Deluxe Diorama with commemorative plastic cup and certificate of authenticity, please.   

       This reminds me of one of my all-time favorite marketing idiocies, which I spotted a couple of years ago (at Wal- Mart, of course): a holiday lawn decoration labeled 'Life- Size Inflatable Sno-Globe'.
Alterother, Dec 25 2013
  

       I spot them on peoples' lawns every year. From a marketing perspective, it's not an idiocy if it sells.
MechE, Dec 25 2013
  

       Quite true. It's the syntactic gaffe on the packaging that gets.   

       I don't know if the inflatable lawn ornament craze has hit any of the other nations represented on the 'bakery, but here in the Northeast US the things are spreading like tree fungus. They seem to be available for every holiday, and it's not uncommon to see a home with ten or twenty lined up in the front yard with no mind to narrative or creative arrangement. Some folks seem to regard them as a centerpiece for a holiday light display, while for others they are simply a minimum-effort replacement for the lights. Makes me almost miss the plaster cast nativity scenes.
Alterother, Dec 25 2013
  

       The inflatable lawn sets have spread to Halloween decor as well. Next up, blinking inflatables will replace fireworks on the 4th of July and New Years.
swimswim, Dec 25 2013
  

       Statistically speaking, a realistic snowglobe would be one which contains no snow.
mitxela, Dec 25 2013
  

       // I'll take the Ma Lai Massacre 4" round and the Deluxe Diorama //   

       Sadly not available, since neither location is notable for its regular snowfall. However, you may be tempted by our new sideline, exemplified by the Los Angeles and Mexico City versions where the globe is filled with an acid, toxic impenetrable yellow-brown haze and marketed as "Smog Globes"
8th of 7, Dec 25 2013
  

       Your catalogue clearly states that the Mai Lai models are filled with authentic simulated burning village cinders. Has the line been discontinued already?   

       // blinking inflatables will replace fireworks on the 4th of July and New Years //   

       We still have fireworks on Independence Day, but we've also got a shitpile of red white & blue inflatables littering lawns across the state come that time. When I said they're available with every holiday theme, I wasn't kidding. There are people around here who seem to have them out year- round.
Alterother, Dec 25 2013
  

       I like it [+] how about a Canute bath set?
not_morrison_rm, Dec 26 2013
  

       Napoleonic troops trudging in Russian snow and Washington at Valley Forge might be good additions to the line as well.
jurist, Dec 26 2013
  

       If you're already planning globes featuring LA and Mexico City smog, can you also do one that depicts ancient Pompeii's volcanic ash fallout?
jurist, Dec 26 2013
  

       So that's one Valley Forge, one Berezina, and a side order of Pompeii and Herculaneum …
8th of 7, Dec 26 2013
  

       [+] You are a sick man...and I love it! I would like the entire set of Mount Everest expedition deaths!
xandram, Dec 26 2013
  

       Sign me up for the T-rex nuclear winter globe please.   

       Sell future ones as well...like Battle of Titan 2203 with space-suited figures strewn around the last packet of fags on the planet, or possibly moon.
not_morrison_rm, Dec 26 2013
  

       Could I have the "Power cut and raw sewage through the kitchen with floating faecal matter mixed with Christmas dinner and unopened gifts" please?   

       Wait ... hang on ... I can nip over to Guildford and get some.
DenholmRicshaw, Dec 26 2013
  

       Ghastly. Horrible. Macabre. Needless to say you have my most enthusiastic bun.
Voice, Dec 26 2013
  

       Duplicate posting above, by someone we will only refer to as "DR". Best to put the cooking sherry under lock and key...that's my advice.
not_morrison_rm, Dec 27 2013
  

       Duplicate deleted - thanks [not_morrison_rm]   

       Not sure what caused it. It's a bit of a blur after the Margaux '61.
DenholmRicshaw, Dec 27 2013
  

       Not really want I would call an original idea given number and variety of these already in existence. See links.
xenzag, Dec 27 2013
  

       Nicholsons corpse face at the end of the shining. I'd like to also proffer fridge magnets of dead freeclimbers.
leinypoo13, Dec 28 2013
  

       Thanks for the links...who knew? There are lots of sickies in the world. (besides halfbakers) haha
xandram, Dec 28 2013
  

       I'll take one Mallory & Irvine, and a Siula Grande rope-cut scene please.
bs0u0155, Dec 28 2013
  

       Oooh, and a whole universe "Entropic heat death" one. Might be a bit dark.
bs0u0155, Dec 28 2013
  

       None of the linked examples actually depict realistic scenes of winter suffering though. They are incidental or irrelevant to the snowscape.
pocmloc, Dec 28 2013
  

       "By Jove, Holmes, you're right ! It's all about the weather ! "   

       "Elementary, my dear Watson."
8th of 7, Dec 28 2013
  

       I'm not taking back my Jonestown joke. Sick minds think alike, obviously. Oh, and I've seen a Washington @ Valley Forge snowglobe on sale in a Smithsonian gift shop.
Alterother, Dec 29 2013
  
      
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