Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Frozen Dead Guy Days

This weekend marks another Frozen Dead Guy Days in beautiful Nederland, Colorado. In 1989, a Norwegian citizen named Trygve Bauge brought the corpse of his recently deceased grandfather, Bredo Morstøl, to the United States. In 1993, the stiff Granddad was transported it to the town of Nederland, where Trygve and his mother planned to create a cryonics facility of their own. When Trygve was deported from the United States for overstaying his visa, his mother, continued keeping her father's body cryogenically frozen in a shack, a Tuff-Shed to be precise.

When the Mother came close to eviction, she informed a reporter that it would cause her father's body to thaw out. The story caused a sensation, including a documentary film on "Grandpa", called Grandpa's in the Tuff Shed.

Frozen Dead Guy Days is an annual event to celebrate Grandpa Bredo continued….. Frozenness with Coffin races, a slow-motion parade, and "Frozen Dead Guy" lookalike contests are held. And beer, lots of beer. A gang of us will end up with the other crazy moes, taking over a corner of a local bar and downing some suds before standing out in 30 degree weather to drink more beer. It doesn't get cold that way. Yippy, can’t frickin wait.

3 comments:

Gooster said...

Gotta love small mountain towns and their ability to turn anything into a party! We had an annual Bigfoot Hunt, http://www.helenair.com/news/local/article_09b20ac4-eedc-5ccf-b5ba-c0d1ff3c1b8c.html and a Testicle Festival http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/57376/the_annual_rock_creek_lodge_testicle.html?cat=16 within an hour of where I grew up.

Dead Robot said...

You realize when you admit stuff like this your life starts to parallel a Rose Nyland St Olaf story from the Golden Girls...

Wonder Man said...

It almost sounds like a beginning of a horror movie