1. beholder says

    Disappointed that these weren’t on the list, among others:

    Plowy McPlowface
    Manipulate Snow and Ice (5th Edition spell)
    A Snowball’s Chance in Hell
    Amy Plowbuchar
    Kevin Snowblo
    Lake Snow-B-Gone

  2. larpar says

    “Please select up to 8 names.”
    Minnesota only has 8 snowplows?
    They could use all of those and hundreds more.

  3. PaulBC says

    @2 @5 @8 The first one that popped into my head along similar lines is “Snowy McSnowface”. They do get snow directly in their face so it is literally true (at least if you equate face with the front of a vehicle). Plowy fits the pattern better I realize. (Yes, this “joke” needs a permanent ban.)

  4. PaulBC says

    Lake Snow-be-gone? Not my best, I was working as hard as I could to come up with a Minnesota connection.

  5. PaulBC says

    Mary Tyler Moore was set in Minneapolis. Maybe there’s something there. “Love-is-all-around-snow-need-to-waste-it” is a bit long, but that’s all I got.

  6. notaandomposter says

    I say “Lou” or “Mr. Grant”
    and put a quote on the door

    “I hate snow!”
    -Lou Grant

    a subtle salute to Ed Asner who passed away just prior to this winter season starting
    and as PaulBC posted @15 the Mary Tyler Moore show was set in Minneapolis

  7. says


    C-3PSnow DOES have a connection to Minnesota!

    As it happens I was living in Minnesota when the original SW was released and my dad dragged me and my older sister (my younger sister was too young) to the theater to see it. So I LITERALLY MET C-3PO in a theater in Edina (or thereabouts), if by “literally met” we include “saw footage of a fictional character on a screen 60 feet away”.

    By the way, SW was the 4th movie I had ever seen in a movie theater, though only a little bit before I saw “Man in the Iron Mask” on broadcast TV, sponsored by Xerox with limited commercial interruption.

    Or maybe I did. I might have had to go to bed halfway through.

    Somehow this comment didn’t end up being very much about snowplows.

  8. says

    A few suggestions. No, I won’t spell it the US way:

    “Brockway Plough”
    “Abita Snow”
    “Don’t Cry Out Ploughed”

  9. PaulBC says

    Intransitive@18 “Land-O-Snowflakes” Perfect! I though about Land-O-Lakes but I wasn’t sure what to do with it.

    Based on that, I’ll revise @13 to “Flake Snow-Be-Gone”.

  10. birgerjohansson says

    As two (2) new separate British political scandals have come to light just today, the worst and most useless plow should be named “Boris”.

  11. Rich Woods says

    @blf #25:

    Sorry to break it to you, but you’re nine hours and forty minutes late with that reminder!