There are already Facebook Groups for Saturday snowball fights at the Ellipse and in Dupont Circle. In addition, the series of tubes and wires and pulleys that comprise The Internets have been funneling rumors of other “fights” planned for this weekend.
But will any of them match The Great Snowball Fight at 14th & U on December 19? We hope not, actually, considering what happened with police detective and guns and such–not to mention the embarrassing worldwide media coverage.
What are you hearing?
The snowball fight got worldwide coverage–thanks to the fact that (1) it was organized on Facebook and Twitter, (2) an off-duty DC police detective got out of his Hummer and pulled his service revolver after his car was hit by snowballs, (3) there was video and photo documentation galore of everything and (4) certain members of the MPD and the Washington Post seemed unaware for at least a day that hundreds of hipster-yuppies just might be carrying new-fangled phones and other such devices with video and photo capability.
We asked readers to pick the statements that they believe applied to the snowball. There were 10 options and readers were allowed to pick as many of the 10 as they wanted.
“Other” was also an option and my favorite “Other” (for its bluntness) came from a respondent who wrote, “MPD detective was an a$$hole; so were snowballers.”
Here are the results: