Gotta Watch: 2-story snowman; viral millions; old school CNN
A Reno, Nevada, father built a two-story snowman outside his home.
March 1st, 2011
03:00 PM ET

Gotta Watch: 2-story snowman; viral millions; old school CNN

Coolest dad ever - A dad in Reno had a lot of snow in his backyard and apparently a lot of time on his hands. He spent more than 50 hours building a two-story snowman complete with a slide for his kids and their friends.

Don't quit your day job - There's a new get-rich-quick scheme out there, and all you need is a camera and a computer. Partner up with YouTube and toss some ads on that snoring cat video and you just might make millions. CNN's Jason Caroll shows you how.

TV the old-fashioned way - CNN opens its archives to give you a rare glimpse at how the sausages are made. It's tough to picture how a network made the jump to 24-hour news when even creating a simple graphic was such an arduous task.

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  1. John

    It's Libyan leader Gaddafi, not Egyptian leader Gaddafi. Change your picture caption, don't encourage people who think American's don't know geography

    March 1, 2011 at 1:31 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • That guy

      ...or appropriate use of apostrophes :)

      March 1, 2011 at 1:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • Daniel

      Hey he's not getting paid to write is he? CNN can do better if they want to be "professionals."

      March 1, 2011 at 1:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • MrBo

      @Daniel
      "Hey he's not getting paid to write is he? CNN can do better if they want to be "professionals.""

      Perhaps not, but he is lecturing about not spreading misinformation, and using improper grammar and/or spelling does precisely that.

      March 1, 2011 at 2:40 pm | Report abuse |
  2. ben

    apparently the don't know grammar either...you didn't need an apostrophe in "americans"

    March 1, 2011 at 1:45 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • J.B.B.

      ... and you need a y at the end of the Ben.

      March 1, 2011 at 4:54 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Daniel

    I think really that should be cause for someone losing their job. Egypt? Really? *facepalm*

    March 1, 2011 at 1:52 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  4. Tony

    While we're piling on, the guy's name is "Muammar Gaddafi", not "Moammar Gadhafi".

    March 1, 2011 at 1:53 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Daniel

      That is a matter of applying his name to the Latin alphabet which involves some interpretation, not so in the case of the country he is dictator of.

      March 1, 2011 at 1:56 pm | Report abuse |
    • ToeKnee

      Actually, in Arabic the first letter of his name, qoph, is pronounced as a "k" sound and usually transliterated as a "q." Likewise, the second letter of his name, thal, is pronounced as a deep "d" or "th" ("the" not "with") and transliterated "dh." Given these standardized spellings, the Libyan leader's name should be spelled "Qadhafi."

      From TIME Magazine on the subject: http://newsfeed.time.com/2011/02/23/how-do-you-spell-gaddafi-the-linguistics-behind-libyas-leader/#ixzz1FNNtWAo5

      March 1, 2011 at 2:04 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Cesar

    More Qadaffi bashing. It just goes on and on. Such right-wing biased reporting which goes to show just how much the MIC has gotten control of the press!

    March 1, 2011 at 1:55 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  6. Daniel

    Not to mention the fact that this is the least amusing autotune video ever. Only redeeming quality is that blond dancing.

    March 1, 2011 at 1:55 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  7. Fish

    Good point, but grammar is one thing... But getting the wrong leader (if you call him that) of a country on a world wide news site, especially of a story this magnitude, is just insane!

    March 1, 2011 at 1:56 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  8. Kith Jayasena

    Amezing video I have seen ever....
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    March 8, 2011 at 3:51 pm | Report abuse | Reply

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