Cocky members of ’hood get prickly
By Dan Perry
Curtesy of Brad Seed
BLOWJOB? MORE LIKE SNOWJOB. Brad Seed, Todd Burgess, Gabe
Ressoa and Jay Wighton put snow to good use when they
built this interesting figure at their Huron St. home.
Shrinkage was not a problem for four male Western students
this week, despite the bitter cold — in fact, they just
cut it right off.
According to one of the perpetrators, second-year engineering
student Brad Seed, he and his three house mates spent a total
of nearly 10 hours building a 14-foot snowman with a three-and-a-half
“We built a penis first, but just down the road, there
was a 10-foot snowman, so we thought we’d outdo them,” Seed
According to London Ward 2 councillor Joni Baechler, eight
complaints snowballed in, mostly from elderly neighbours and
those with children.
“One person mentions it to someone, who mentions it
to someone else, who mentions it to someone else,” she
said, adding she took no action, initially.
“I understand that some of the residents [in the Huron
and Richmond area] called [off-campus housing mediation officer]
Glenn Matthews and he was going to pay them a visit,” she
According to Seed’s roommate Todd Burgess, also a second-year
engineering student, the four friends robbed Frosty of his
manhood on the advice of a reporter from The London Free Press,
who showed up at the house about 10 hours after the giant snow
schlong was erected.
“The reporter from The Free Press said council was taking
some heat for it downtown [and also said] people were coming
around, but we never saw anyone,” Burgess said.
The warning from yesterday, however, was about a different,
similarly well-endowed snowman at a house on Huron St. and
Sunset Dr., which according to that report, was part of an
ongoing prank war in the area.
Western’s director of residences, Peggy Wakabayashi,
said Matthews approached the students at that house Wednesday
night and they agreed to take it down; according to Burgess,
they took theirs down themselves.
“I think it’s a matter of community standards — it’s
not acceptable in a neighbourhood,” Wakabayashi said. “I
believe there was no intention to offend people; however, it
“[The ‘sculpture’] is difficult when you’re
taking your kids to school,” Baechler added.
“We kind of expected to get into some trouble for it,” Burgess
admitted. We weren’t trying to offend anybody — we
were just screwing around. You know, being university students.”