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Second massive UW-Madison snowball fight on Bascom Hill of 2009 caught on video

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In an attempt to break an unofficial record for world's largest snowball fight, in addition to generating a little excitement on a day of canceled classes, UW-Madison students took to Bascom Hill Wednesday afternoon to fire snowballs at each other.

Predictably, videos of the debacle/spectacle started showing up soon after.

"CzechMan89" was first on the board, posting shortly after 3 p.m. Watch closely at about 43 seconds in, when it appears the CzechMan gets nailed.

"dwise75" was up next with a Ken Burns approach to the battle, posting his video in three parts (and counting). His shots reveal there to be nearly as many amateur videographers and onlookers as there are combatants.

Courtney Byelich, obviously a student with an eye for aesthetics, posted her view down Bascom with frosted trees and the State Capitol in the background to Vimeo. Her video features the students engaged in the time-honored tradition of chanting "Eat Shit" and "Fuck You" before rushing headlong into battle.

It's not unimpressive.

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