As happens this time of year, with the Holiday Season upon us, we reflect upon the past year, and say “Thanks!” But the holidays also signal the return of Ned Ledbetter.
For those unfamiliar, Ned is the animated manifestation of the struggles we all endure in the name of architecture, and represents the antagonist in our pursuit of zoning compliance, building permits, site plan approval, construction, and more.
A few years ago, while preparing to send out our company holiday greeting cards, we considered doing something different, and (hopefully) entertaining. A simple animated video, “How to Construct a Snowman,” was born!
2018 was a pretty good year, and it ain’t over yet! There have been lots to talk about, and narrowing it all down for our annual “How to Construct a Snowman” was no easy task. There was all of the nonsense in Washington D.C., Kavanaugh, a mid-term election (with numerous recounts), booming economy, trade wars, Russia collusion, hurricanes, wild fires, and a little thing known as the “Caravan”.
This year, Ned puts out a public service announcement for Homeland Security and tackles the scourge that is the “Snowman Caravan,” a horde of hedonistic snowmen coming down from the North Pole, thru Canada, with the ultimate goal of entering the United States illegally, stealing our jobs and voting in our elections! The battle ends up in the Supreme Court for a “kegger”.
In previous years, we’ve poked fun at building inspectors, zoning officers, contractors, bankers, health inspectors, politicians, celebrities, and, yes, even architects.
This year’s episode is no different, and can be viewed HERE.
NOTE: The satire video is purely fiction. Any similarity to reality is purely coincidental, even when it is intentional. If it offends you, we are truly sorry.
A special “thanks” goes to Dave Schulz of Schulz Ironworks for providing the voice of Ned.
You can also see the previous 9 years of videos by clicking HERE.