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. No Girls Allowed??? Seriously?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Love Princess Bride.

  16. @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.

  17. Ice art is always nice to look at.

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

  19. @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.

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

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

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

  23. @Kay: it does!

    @Ciel: their loss!

    @Geoff: it's amazing work each year.

    @Mari: they don't, not at that age!

    @Randy: it is.