Southerners Pay Big Money for Fake Snow
And business is booming
By John Johnson, Newser Staff
Posted Dec 28, 2011 4:24 PM CST
This is the real stuff, in Vermont.   (AP Photo/Toby Talbot, File)

(Newser) – Weird trend story of the holidays: ABC News says people in the South are apparently very happy to shell out big money to have their yards covered in fake snow. One company says it has "booked" more than 230 tons of the stuff this month, up from 140 tons last December. "It's just absolutely exploded this year," says the president of the Ice Man. "We don't know why."

It's even harder to fathom when you consider that the cost of the service runs from $1,700 to $20,000, the latter presumably for those with massive yards. Blogger Cassie Murdoch at Jezebel is a wee bit skeptical that this is such a great idea. "If you have that kind of money to shred into shaved ice, you know what else you could spend it on? A vacation to a place that is already filled with snow." At least then, kids will see it come out of the sky instead of a truck, she adds.

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miko3
Dec 29, 2011 12:17 AM CST
Another restaurant cliaimed to use fresh mozz arella cheese,where it's dishes were actually made with economy cheddar.the "fresh pasta"advertieshed on another meau tumed out to be frozen.--Agedate. ??M--a nice and free place for younger women and older men,or older women and younger men,to interact with each other
YouLikeDont
Dec 28, 2011 11:48 PM CST
That's Redstate thinking for ya!
jkfb
Dec 28, 2011 8:39 PM CST
I am from the real south...you know, below the Mason Dixon Line. With that being said, I am pretty sure this article is referring to people from Texas, as well as states close by (since most people that aren't from the south consider that "the south"). True southerners work hard for their money and wouldn't spend it on something as stupid as that. Heck, it could even be people from Florida.