Minnesota Man Entertains His Neighbors With Oddly Anthropomorphically Posed Frozen Jeans

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Tom Grotting, prankster and member of the “Polar Vortex user group”, likes to entertain his Minneapolis, Minnesota neighbors with a group of strangely anthropomorphic pants he calls “the fellas”. The jeans, which have been frozen stiff in water and then posed around the neighborhood as ad-hoc statues. Grotting told Good Morning America that he started this project when the Polar Vortex hit his area a while ago, but now it’s mostly for a favorite neighbor.

It was just on us for weeks on end so I took advantage of the Polar Vortex and froze some pants. …You can usually wear them again – it’s not unlike washing your clothes – but in this case they ended up getting kind of ratty because I kept doing it. … mostly do it for my neighbor, Diane. …The winter gets a little long and she doesn’t like winter very much so it’s mostly entertainment for Diane.

Dry Cold

Walking Home


Outside Store


Big Boy Pants

photos by Tom Grottin

via Good Morning America