Today my brother told me a line to use when I need to start a conversation with a stranger:
How much does a polar bear weigh?
Enough to break the ice.
Speaking of breaking the ice, today a truck drove off the road and off a small cliff into the ice of Coal Creek. As I photographed his truck being pulled from the creek the man, soaking wet in freezing temperatures, was cracking jokes about it.
Apparently, he drove off the cliff because he was distracted answering his phone and when he realized he was going off the edge he just put his hands to the ceiling and braced himself; didn't hit the breaks or anything.