Saturday, February 7, 2015

Wait... No Girls Allowed?

This peculiar carving is by a Canadian pair of carvers, featuring an improvised rocket cart (Wile E. Coyote's go-to logistics supplier and arms dealer ACME apparently had a part in it) with flame at the back. No Girls Allowed is etched into the side, so this must be the Little Rascals world view. Boys, to borrow a phrase from Peter Falk in The Princess Bride: someday you might not mind so much. 


  1. I'm wrapping my head around a combination of Acme and pizza and a cartoon face that reminds me of a smurf (blue = ice) and no girls allowed. That carving fascinates and challenges the grey matter.

  2. These phrases " not allowed children or girls" should have already passed into history, more reason up in a prosperous country like Canada.


  3. All that ice just sent a shiver down my back.

  4. That's quite a strange sculpture.
    I like that phrase of Peter Falk. :-)

  5. Love the Winterlude event through your lens William .. Must admit I was surprised also seeing the sculpture last post, I've been to Mauritius, would never guess they'd be into ice carving :) They are a sight to behold.. already looking forward to tomorrow's sculpture.

  6. @Cloudia: thanks!

    @Whisk: you should!

    @Gemma: it's quite a peculiar work!

    @Anna: very much so.

    @Halcyon: very mixed!

    @Tomas: that's true.

    @Revrunner: but winter is a good thing!

    @Jan: The Princess Bride is such a great movie. If you haven't seen it, you should.

    @Gill: definitely!

    @Grace: having had now seen a few things about Mauritius, I wouldn't mind paying a visit.

    @Audrey: merci!

  7. Very cute. Boys will be boys. And then they'll be boys who like girls. And then all hell breaks loose! Ha, ha, ha, ha, ha!

  8. It seems a bit cartoonish in it's simplicity..or is that how it is meant to be?
    Jane x

  9. That's a very busy ice sculpture. I like the pizza box at the back.

  10. I think peculiar is a good word to describe it.

  11. I enjoy these ice sculptures. The creative mind at work.

  12. This is quite strange and a bit complicated, but I like it...

  13. Got that right. Time (age) changes everything.

  14. Cute idea. That pizza is probably getting cold though. ;)

    Love Princess Bride.

  15. @Lowell: boys must be boys.

    @Norma: the Little Rascals were not known for progressive policies.

    @Jane and Chris: I would think so, though actually having a rocket engine in it suggests the boys take this sort of thing seriously.

    @Tex: thanks!

    @EG: it is quite peculiar!

    @Red: well they do have to eat.

    @MB: very cold pizza!

    @Judy: thanks!

    @Sharon: very peculiar.

    @Denise: the carvers really work wonders with the ice.

    @VP: as did I.

    @Birdman: definitely.

    @Hilary: Hello. My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die.

  16. Ice art is always nice to look at.

  17. Wow. No girls - sounds pretty boring! Peter Falk did something other than Columbo?

  18. @Hilary: He didn't fall? Inconceivable!

    @Cheryl: oh yes.

    @Orvokki: it is.

    @Eve: they certainly can be.

    @Mike: yes he did! You really should see that movie.

    @RedPat: it's certainly quite different.

  19. It looks like a cartoon in ice - very interesting!

  20. I can't envisidge how they visualise the finished work...brilliant

  21. Gorgeous carving. As long as it is young boys, the wording is correct. They don't want girls.