It has come to my attention that folks here in the South do not fully appreciate the depth of the scene in The Christnas Story where the boy has been double-dog dared to stick his tongue on the flag pole, and is firmly stuck to the pole.
Think it through.... tongue frozen to pole... what is the only way to unfreeze it? Warm water, right? Young boys?
Where could they possibly find warm water on a playground? hmmmm... I wonder....