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2012-11-01 01:12:55 PM  
If I were her, I'd be more worried about that basketball clogging her GI tract after I shoved it up her ass.
 
gja
2012-11-01 01:13:02 PM  
Whine much?
 
2012-11-01 01:13:39 PM  
"It's been hell for three years," Elliott said.

If listening to a kid play basketball is your idea of Hell, you are a worthless, sheltered coont.

/My Hell involves endless kidney stones
 
2012-11-01 01:14:13 PM  
Shine on, you crazy star.
 
2012-11-01 01:14:17 PM  
The beauty of renting is that you can easily move if you don't like your accomodations. If it is preventing her from doing her work. STFU and GTFO.
 
2012-11-01 01:14:23 PM  
Apparently this lady has never heard of earplugs.
 
2012-11-01 01:14:50 PM  
If she has directly attributable health issues, she should call the waaahmbulance.
 
2012-11-01 01:15:07 PM  
Ontario?

Stop it. We can't mock the litigiousness of the US if you do shiat like that.

//should be thrown out
///dear lord, I hope
 
2012-11-01 01:15:42 PM  
So appropriate:

pichars.org
 
2012-11-01 01:15:42 PM  

Mega Steve: "It's been hell for three years," Elliott said.

If listening to a kid play basketball is your idea of Hell, you are a worthless, sheltered coont.

/My Hell involves endless kidney stones


Elliot is the person being sued, not the person doing the suing.
 
2012-11-01 01:17:02 PM  
Where do these people come from? This just makes me sad. I hope she dies. But what will they do with her 40 cats?
 
2012-11-01 01:17:36 PM  
She should stop eating basketballs, then.
 
2012-11-01 01:17:40 PM  
It's an apartment. If you expect total peace and quiet from a multi-family residence like an apartment building or duplex, you are an unreasonable idiot from the start.

Also, wtf Canada, the USA has monopolized the concept of lawsuit frivolity, how'd you get a piece?
 
2012-11-01 01:18:12 PM  
Buy noise cancelling headphones biatch. They went through the trouble to build a portable wall to specifically protect her windows, yet she thinks that's a bad thing.

I'd countersue for being a coont. That's legit.. right?
 
2012-11-01 01:19:15 PM  
What's her Fark handle?
 
2012-11-01 01:20:13 PM  
The lady is an annoying whiner. That being said, though, driveway basketball is the fourth most annoying suburban noise pollution (barking dogs is #1, skateboarders is #2, and #3 is that guy who drives around with the loud car stereo playing the song that goes FOOM BOOM-BOOM, FOOM BOOM-BOOM, FOOM BOOM-BOOM at some ridiculous decibel level).
 
2012-11-01 01:20:22 PM  
Don't worry, it's $25,000 in Canadian dollars. That's only worth $100 US, right?!
 
2012-11-01 01:20:24 PM  
ftfa: Langdon lawyers said in a letter she is a professional writer who requires peace and quiet to earn her living and there's a growing body of evidence that suggests environmental noise is linked to cardiovascular disease.

Maybe she should write a book about it?

The only way to deal with people like this is to shame them. I say signs in the neighborhood and interviews with every local news station should help in the endeavor.
 
2012-11-01 01:20:39 PM  
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What a troll biatch! Counter-sue for psychological trauma, emotional distress and loss of sleep from seeing her fat ass waddle out to get the mail. Also, I find it rather unlikely that a basketball would break a window. This woman should be excluded from having neighbors.
 
2012-11-01 01:20:41 PM  
Canadian people problems.
 
2012-11-01 01:20:44 PM  

irreverence: It's an apartment. If you expect total peace and quiet from a multi-family residence like an apartment building or duplex, you are an unreasonable idiot from the start./i>


This. Although, at my apartment complex, the people are relatively quiet. It is the stupid ass neighbors next door who are CONSTANTLY screaming at their kids or dogs that piss me off.


F those house owners.

 
2012-11-01 01:20:57 PM  
Let's see the bill.
 
2012-11-01 01:20:58 PM  
I thought that Canada's health care system would eliminate the need for her to spend $25,000 on the operation needed to extract the sand from her vagina.
 
2012-11-01 01:21:04 PM  
"It's been hell for three years," Elliott said.

I would suggest going without food, water and shelter for 4 consecutive days before attempting to define "hell."
 
2012-11-01 01:21:11 PM  
The best thing about a Facebook Courage Wolf fan page is to post on articles like this because Courage Wolf has more presence when requesting people kill themselves than I do. It makes sense for CW to exhort her to off herself.
 
2012-11-01 01:23:33 PM  
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2012-11-01 01:24:05 PM  
Can't she just get a pair of noise cancelling headphones? It's not like he's playing with a friggen jackhammer!
 
2012-11-01 01:25:28 PM  
Perhaps she should read this book: Here And maybe talk to the author.
 
2012-11-01 01:25:39 PM  
I know that it would obviously be abused and is a terrible overreaction of a solution, but I really wish that we could just have people executed that brought dumbass sh*t like this to court.
 
2012-11-01 01:28:26 PM  

Prank Call of Cthulhu: The lady is an annoying whiner. That being said, though, driveway basketball is the fourth most annoying suburban noise pollution (barking dogs is #1, skateboarders is #2, and #3 is that guy who drives around with the loud car stereo playing the song that goes FOOM BOOM-BOOM, FOOM BOOM-BOOM, FOOM BOOM-BOOM at some ridiculous decibel level).


My #2 would be the high-pitched shrieks of children chasing each other, but otherwise I couldn't agree more.
 
2012-11-01 01:28:38 PM  
I bought a townhouse next to some renters who cannot walk up and down the stairs without sounding like they are stomping. Two teenaged boys who run up and down at all hours of the night, and the parents don't do anything about it..

It's called common courtesy.. If they had to build a wall to protect her window, it means that the noise it right outside her window..

I think she should just move. I don't agree with a law suit, but I understand where she's coming from.
 
2012-11-01 01:29:05 PM  

Prank Call of Cthulhu: The lady is an annoying whiner. That being said, though, driveway basketball is the fourth most annoying suburban noise pollution (barking dogs is #1, skateboarders is #2, and #3 is that guy who drives around with the loud car stereo playing the song that goes FOOM BOOM-BOOM, FOOM BOOM-BOOM, FOOM BOOM-BOOM at some ridiculous decibel level).


The top three happen at night basketball by and large happens during the day. If you happen to sleep during the day trust me I have sympathy for you (I've done the night shift routine too) but you might as well include lawn mowing, weed whackers, construction, and just plain being a child to your list.

My neighbors have young kids and I swear to god I'd rather be water boarded than listen to 5 year old girls playing while I need to sleep. You know the ones I mean, the ones who have just realized that loud high pitched sounds evoke a reaction from everyone around them and use ever excuse they can find to make loud high pitched shrieks.
 
2012-11-01 01:29:10 PM  
Perhaps this vapid coont should move somewhere that is less neighborhoodish where she can get privacy, peace and quite. I can't stand people who want everyone else to cower to their needs. Do something about your poor location yourself you dumb b*tch.
 
2012-11-01 01:29:48 PM  
sounds like someone isn't getting laid enough. someone should start a service for these kind of people, to give them orgasms on a regular basis. I bet these kinds of stories would all but disappear.
 
2012-11-01 01:30:04 PM  

BarleyGnome: I bought a townhouse


Well, there's your problem.
 
2012-11-01 01:30:37 PM  

srhp29: Perhaps this vapid coont should move somewhere that is less neighborhoodish where she can get privacy, peace and quite. I can't stand people who want everyone else to cower to their needs. Do something about your poor location yourself you dumb b*tch.


Or she could just kill herself. Lots of quiet after you do that.
 
2012-11-01 01:32:52 PM  

jedikinkoid: Prank Call of Cthulhu: The lady is an annoying whiner. That being said, though, driveway basketball is the fourth most annoying suburban noise pollution (barking dogs is #1, skateboarders is #2, and #3 is that guy who drives around with the loud car stereo playing the song that goes FOOM BOOM-BOOM, FOOM BOOM-BOOM, FOOM BOOM-BOOM at some ridiculous decibel level).

My #2 would be the high-pitched shrieks of children chasing each other, but otherwise I couldn't agree more.


I live near the airport, so the gubmint came and gave me all new triple-pane windows and glass doors, and sprayed insulation throughout the house. You could shoot someone and cut their body up with a chainsaw in my front yard and I probably couldn't hear it.

/ahhh, silence
 
2012-11-01 01:33:47 PM  

NutWrench: "It's been hell for three years," Elliott said.

I would suggest going without food, water and shelter for 4 consecutive days before attempting to define "hell."


Three years of hell. Not counting all the hours the kid is in school, it's dark out, or he's doing something else. So more like two weeks of hell.
 
2012-11-01 01:34:18 PM  

Prank Call of Cthulhu: BarleyGnome: I bought a townhouse

Well, there's your problem.


Which is why I grin and bear it.. Doesn't mean I have to like it.. I bought it because it was in my budget and it's 5 minutes from work.
 
2012-11-01 01:35:56 PM  
Dr. Doug Lukinuk, a local chiropractor who organizes a basketball program and raises money for equipment, created a petition to support "freedom to play basketball in your own driveway."


How original...
 
2012-11-01 01:38:34 PM  

IAmRight: srhp29: Perhaps this vapid coont should move somewhere that is less neighborhoodish where she can get privacy, peace and quite. I can't stand people who want everyone else to cower to their needs. Do something about your poor location yourself you dumb b*tch.

Or she could just kill herself. Lots of quiet after you do that.


Less ability to do her writing though...but yeah, that option seems pretty good from an outside view too.
 
2012-11-01 01:39:07 PM  

BarleyGnome:
It's called common courtesy.. If they had to build a wall to protect her window, it means that the noise it right outside her window..


reading between the lines, I inferred that they built a moveable barrier because she had been complaining that the ball might break her window. No idea if a ball had ever actually hit it; and I have never seen a basketball accidently break a window. To me, it sounds like they gave her that inch, and now she wants the mile.
 
2012-11-01 01:39:25 PM  
What a capital C.
 
2012-11-01 01:40:42 PM  
I'd be playing Twisted Sister out loud from 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM.

When my family was living in Long Beach, we were mercilessly tormented by an old bat and her husband. They would call the police out on a noise complaint if we flushed the toilet after midnight! She did horrible things to us, including a home invasion and her damn fool husband spraying our pets with agricultural grade pesticide which backfired when he got cancer from playing with the stuff and had a horrible agonizing death,a and we got to call the cops because they were making too much noise.
 
2012-11-01 01:41:08 PM  
Canada. This is so much easier solved in the US and it may or may not involve firearms.
 
2012-11-01 01:41:50 PM  
OH NOES! A child is out of doors, exercising?? The HORROR!!

Yes, neighbor noises can be annoying. Unfortunately, you are not the center of the universe. Therefore, if you require absolute quiet, it is on you to A) move somewhere without close neighbors, or B) soundproof your space.
 
2012-11-01 01:42:07 PM  
"My client demands payment of $25,000 within 10 days of receipt of this letter for damages she has experienced, otherwise we may take legal action against you without further notice," the letter from Iler Campbell LLP Barristers and Solicitors in Toronto reads.

i wonder what Iler Campbell LLP Barristers and Solicitors in Toronto's other clients might feel about Iler Campbell LLP Barristers and Solicitors in Toronto sending threatening letters to 17 year olds.

If only there was a away to find out who Iler Campbell LLP Barristers and Solicitors in Toronto's clients were.
 
2012-11-01 01:42:59 PM  
This woman Can't Understand Normal Thinking.
 
2012-11-01 01:45:40 PM  
Extortion is best met with extreme setting on fire of the offending asshole
 
2012-11-01 01:46:59 PM  

sporkme: Also, I find it rather unlikely that a basketball would break a window.


Brady Bunch, Biatches.

/flashback/
 
2012-11-01 01:47:21 PM  

halfof33: "My client demands payment of $25,000 within 10 days of receipt of this letter for damages she has experienced, otherwise we may take legal action against you without further notice," the letter from Iler Campbell LLP Barristers and Solicitors in Toronto reads.

i wonder what Iler Campbell LLP Barristers and Solicitors in Toronto's other clients might feel about Iler Campbell LLP Barristers and Solicitors in Toronto sending threatening letters to 17 year olds.

If only there was a away to find out who Iler Campbell LLP Barristers and Solicitors in Toronto's clients were.


It sounds a lot like extortion if you ask me.
 
2012-11-01 01:48:03 PM  
Woman wants $25,000 because neighbour boy's basketball just might clog her arteries
 
2012-11-01 01:49:21 PM  

Coelacanth: I'd be playing Twisted Sister out loud from 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM.


Twisted Sister? What is that it? You sit here all day playing that sick, repulsive electric twanger! What do you want to do with your life???
 
2012-11-01 01:50:21 PM  

Mr. Breeze: It sounds a lot like extortion if you ask me.


Fortunately no one asked you.
 
M-G
2012-11-01 01:50:55 PM  

namegoeshere: OH NOES! A child is out of doors, exercising?? The HORROR!!


Probably not exercising. Probably dribbling the ball for 15 minutes between each shot.
 
PJ-
2012-11-01 01:53:45 PM  
FTFA: Langdon lawyers said in a letter she is a professional writer who requires peace and quiet to earn her living ...

Clearly she isn't a very successful, and if she needed peace and quiet, maybe she should find a place that is a bit more secluded (or invest in some sound insulation) so she can get the quiet she 'needs'.
 
2012-11-01 01:53:56 PM  
The lady is a writer? No. She WANTS to be a writer. But can't. Because basketball. So sorry, lady. You are not a writer.
 
2012-11-01 01:54:53 PM  
See you next Tuesday
 
2012-11-01 01:57:24 PM  
Yep... looks pretty much just like you'd expect too.. complete with the smug look..

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2012-11-01 01:58:48 PM  
That kid needs to trade the basketball in for a set of bagpipes.
 
2012-11-01 01:59:27 PM  
The basketball community frowns on this ladies shenanigans

www.michezoafrika.com
 
2012-11-01 01:59:54 PM  
I wonder what kind of worthless dreck this miserable coont "writes."
 
2012-11-01 02:00:10 PM  
Listening to some rug rat dribbling a basketball all afternoon does get annoying. Not $25,000 annoying, but still annoying.

.................

Noise canceling headphones don't work on basketballs. They work on the droning sounds of things like airplanes and engines.

Maybe get one of those Michelin basketballs and give it to the kid as an early Christmas present. Or replace the rim with one of the trick rims they use at amusement parks some night and make him think he really sucks so he stops playing.
 
2012-11-01 02:01:02 PM  

aagrajag: Ontario?

Stop it. We can't mock the litigiousness of the US if you do shiat like that.

//should be thrown out
///dear lord, I hope


Canada has just as stupid lawsuits as the US does, particularly because of the "Human Rights Commission".

Oh no, he called me a bad word! LAWSUIT TIME!
 
2012-11-01 02:02:30 PM  
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Emo Philips apparently had the same issue:

"Thomas said that the family would get angry with police, especially when they said they were told that police couldn't put a stop to kids playing basketball or riding dirt bikes in the neighborhood because it wasn't illegal." 

Maybe these people shouldn't worry about the $25,000.
 
2012-11-01 02:05:14 PM  
Also she should sue night time for blocking the light from her windows for hours at a time.
 
2012-11-01 02:07:54 PM  
Oh wait you're a renter? LOL Shut the fark up.

When you contribute to property taxes you can biatch, until then you're a temporary pain in the ass to all the neighbors that own. Once you're gone a new pain in the ass will arrive.
 
2012-11-01 02:14:14 PM  

namegoeshere: Also she should sue night time for blocking the light from her windows for hours at a time.


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2012-11-01 02:21:17 PM  

Prank Call of Cthulhu: that guy who drives around with the loud car stereo playing the song that goes FOOM BOOM-BOOM, FOOM BOOM-BOOM, FOOM BOOM-BOOM at some ridiculous decibel level).


Obtain Long handled electric rechargable weedwhacker.
Remove cartridge from business end and replace with the heaviest speaker mag you can find. Dont' be afraid to supercharge it if you know what your are doing and have access to the equiptment.
Run the mag at high speed over the area of the vehicle with the speakers in it. Subwoofer, too.
Wait for the gy to drive by again sounding like the march music from Marvin the Martian.
FOOM BOOM-BOOM, FOOM BOOM-BOOM, FOOM BOOM-BOOM
 
2012-11-01 02:22:22 PM  

irreverence: It's an apartment. If you expect total peace and quiet from a multi-family residence like an apartment building or duplex, you are an unreasonable idiot from the start.

Also, wtf Canada, the USA has monopolized the concept of lawsuit frivolity, how'd you get a piece?


That's why I'll never live in a duplex or an apartment ever again. It may be cheaper, but it comes with its own price. You quickly lean who has kids, cats and girlfriends who are screamers in bed.

The lady in the article needs to find a cheap rental in the exhurbs.
 
2012-11-01 02:23:58 PM  

halfof33: Mr. Breeze: It sounds a lot like extortion if you ask me.

Fortunately no one asked you.


Pay me $25,000 in 10 days or else we'll take legal action isn't like extortion?
 
2012-11-01 02:26:08 PM  

gopher321: Apparently this lady has never heard of earplugs.


Earplugs don't do the best job at filtering out bass. So everything else is blocked out except for the thud-thud of the basketball hitting the ground. That and most people's ears get sore after a while.

Just better for her to move.
 
2012-11-01 02:26:29 PM  

SirTanon: Yep... looks pretty much just like you'd expect too.. complete with the smug look..


Blunder, She Wrote.
 
2012-11-01 02:37:00 PM  

SlagginOff: I wonder what kind of worthless dreck this miserable coont "writes."


'Silence is Golden: No Playtime For Anyone Outside Because I Don't Know What a Library Could Be Used For Other Than Reading"
 
2012-11-01 02:40:27 PM  

aagrajag: Ontario?

Stop it. We can't mock the litigiousness of the US if you do shiat like that.

//should be thrown out
///dear lord, I hope


Came here to say basically this. What an annoyance it must be living next to this shrivelled old coont. The Elliotts should countersue...
 
2012-11-01 02:40:54 PM  

CruJones: jedikinkoid: Prank Call of Cthulhu: The lady is an annoying whiner. That being said, though, driveway basketball is the fourth most annoying suburban noise pollution (barking dogs is #1, skateboarders is #2, and #3 is that guy who drives around with the loud car stereo playing the song that goes FOOM BOOM-BOOM, FOOM BOOM-BOOM, FOOM BOOM-BOOM at some ridiculous decibel level).

My #2 would be the high-pitched shrieks of children chasing each other, but otherwise I couldn't agree more.

I live near the airport, so the gubmint came and gave me all new triple-pane windows and glass doors, and sprayed insulation throughout the house. You could shoot someone and cut their body up with a chainsaw in my front yard and I probably couldn't hear it.

/ahhh, silence


Did they build the airport after you moved in? If not, that was extremely cool of them. I used to work at Dobbins ARB in Georgia. We routinely got phonecalls complaining about the noise from the F-15s. "The base was built in the 1940s and has been flying aircraft since then - if jet noise isn't cool with you, don't buy a house near an Air Force Base", is what I would have said.
 
2012-11-01 02:49:02 PM  
Did this biatch move up there from California? Sounds like the kind of shiat lawsuits we hear about daily in these parts.
 
2012-11-01 02:56:14 PM  

halfof33: "My client demands payment of $25,000 within 10 days of receipt of this letter for damages she has experienced, otherwise we may take legal action against you without further notice," the letter from Iler Campbell LLP Barristers and Solicitors in Toronto reads.

i wonder what Iler Campbell LLP Barristers and Solicitors in Toronto's other clients might feel about Iler Campbell LLP Barristers and Solicitors in Toronto sending threatening letters to 17 year olds.

If only there was a away to find out who Iler Campbell LLP Barristers and Solicitors in Toronto's clients were.



From their website:

Ontario's go-to counsel for progressive organizations of all types and sizes.

And

Iler Campbell LLP is a law firm serving co-ops, not-for-profits, charities, and socially minded small business and individuals in Ontario.

In my experience dealing with US law firms as a PI any firm that calls themselves "Progressive" gives personal injury lawyers a bad name. They are paper firms they bury people in paperwork and hope they give up and settle they do not want any of their cases in front of a judge or worse a jury.
 
2012-11-01 03:10:57 PM  
$25,000?
www.comics101.com
"How about nothing? zero, zip, zilch, nadda. My personal check for bupkis, drawn on the First National Bank of Squidoo"
 
2012-11-01 03:11:00 PM  

Mr. Breeze: halfof33: Mr. Breeze: It sounds a lot like extortion if you ask me.

Fortunately no one asked you.

Pay me $25,000 in 10 days or else we'll take legal action isn't like extortion?


Not if a lawyer does it.
 
2012-11-01 03:11:06 PM  
I have a feeling even if the kid stops playing basketball she will find some other "noise" they make as an excuse to whine and sue.
 
2012-11-01 03:15:04 PM  
Sounds like a great location for a flash mob of a few hundred basketball players to show up and bounce basketballs against this woman's house.

\ not that I condone vigilante behaviour. Well, maybe I can make an exception in this case.
 
2012-11-01 03:18:12 PM  
Interesting when the article gives enough info to easily get the home address and telephone number...
http://www.canada411.ca/res/7057452037/A-Langdon/137977816.html
 
2012-11-01 03:18:27 PM  

freetomato: CruJones: jedikinkoid: Prank Call of Cthulhu: The lady is an annoying whiner. That being said, though, driveway basketball is the fourth most annoying suburban noise pollution (barking dogs is #1, skateboarders is #2, and #3 is that guy who drives around with the loud car stereo playing the song that goes FOOM BOOM-BOOM, FOOM BOOM-BOOM, FOOM BOOM-BOOM at some ridiculous decibel level).

My #2 would be the high-pitched shrieks of children chasing each other, but otherwise I couldn't agree more.

I live near the airport, so the gubmint came and gave me all new triple-pane windows and glass doors, and sprayed insulation throughout the house. You could shoot someone and cut their body up with a chainsaw in my front yard and I probably couldn't hear it.

/ahhh, silence

Did they build the airport after you moved in? If not, that was extremely cool of them. I used to work at Dobbins ARB in Georgia. We routinely got phonecalls complaining about the noise from the F-15s. "The base was built in the 1940s and has been flying aircraft since then - if jet noise isn't cool with you, don't buy a house near an Air Force Base", is what I would have said.


Same thing happened with Eglin. Some developer built a bunch of houses directly in the flight path of where the 16s lift off in full afterburner. People moved in and complained about the noise, and the AF ended up having to put up noise barriers.

My wife biatched one day about the jets waking her up at 9am. Said they shouldn't fly so early. I told her I would bring it up with the base commander next time I saw him.
 
2012-11-01 03:20:18 PM  
I usually don't get annoyed by most of the sounds of children playing, but I will confess that a basketball thumping drives me nuts. That said, it's my own problem, so I just seethe inwardly instead of trying to tell people not to do something they're allowed to do.
 
2012-11-01 03:39:13 PM  
I have a counter offer. How about jack shiat and go fark yourself
 
2012-11-01 03:44:13 PM  

Chinchillazilla: I usually don't get annoyed by most of the sounds of children playing, but I will confess that a basketball thumping drives me nuts. That said, it's my own problem, so I just seethe inwardly instead of trying to tell people not to do something they're allowed to do.


I'm sort of screwed. The house I am in now has a permanent goal mounted over a shared driveway with 4 other houses. That has made it a community goal and the neighborhood kids use it quite often. Now, this is officially my goal, on my property, and I have every right to rip it right out and be done with it,. However, it was here and being used before I moved in and if the kids are shooting hoops, they aren't getting fat eating Doritos and playing Xbox. Therefore, it will stay and I will probably replace the net next spring. I have however asked that they not shoot hoops at night although there is a streetlight nearby. I have to SOME peace once in a while.
 
2012-11-01 03:55:09 PM  

Hongcouver: That kid needs to trade the basketball in for a set of bagpipes.


+1
 
2012-11-01 05:03:58 PM  

Coelacanth: I'd be playing Twisted Sister out loud from 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM.

When my family was living in Long Beach, we were mercilessly tormented by an old bat and her husband. They would call the police out on a noise complaint if we flushed the toilet after midnight! She did horrible things to us, including a home invasion and her damn fool husband spraying our pets with agricultural grade pesticide which backfired when he got cancer from playing with the stuff and had a horrible agonizing death,a and we got to call the cops because they were making too much noise.


You could have ended the story there and we could have guessed the rest.
 
2012-11-01 05:07:29 PM  
They need a Million Man basketball march. Imaging a crowd with everyone dribbling a basketball going around her block... twice.
 
2012-11-01 05:19:37 PM  

groppet: I have a feeling even if the kid stops playing basketball she will find some other "noise" they make as an excuse to whine and sue.


I have a feeling you are correct. We have a neighbor below us complain about our footsteps, and added that there were a ton of people living in our apartment and we cook stinky immigrant food (both accusations untrue, of course). She probably thought every indian in the complex lived in our apartment. Turns out she complained about every person in our building for the last 10 years she lived there. Some people just need to move to the middle of nowhere.
 
2012-11-01 05:54:54 PM  

Heliodorus: You could have ended the story there and we could have guessed the rest.


This was the sixties. If it wasn't for the nasty neighbors and the bully that lived down the street, it would've been paradise for me as a kid. Take Halloween for example. We were maybe the last best place for homemade treats until people started getting stupid after that creep killed his own son with a poisoned Pixie Stik and tried to pin it on his neighbors so he could collect on a million dollar insurance policy.

The beach was only a few blocks away, and so was the Colorado Lagoon, where sometimes you could go digging for the only cherrystone clams on the west coast. The Carpenters used to have a safehouse the next street down, and Karen Carpenter used to leave cat food out for all of the neighborhood strays.

In the alley behind our house we had a guy who was an honest-to-God oceanographer who kept a two-man submarine on a trailer. I used to spend hours staring into the portholes looking for ????. Further down the alley, some hippies were running an underground newspaper from out of their garage. Once in awhile, I'd walk by on my way home from school and catch them photographing their next adult portfolio. The old bat next door never bothered them because the female models swore that they'd break up her marriage if she did.

I have some pretty bad memories about Long Beach. But I have a few good ones too.
 
2012-11-01 06:05:11 PM  

SirTanon: Yep... looks pretty much just like you'd expect too.. complete with the smug look..

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Why does Carol Burnett hate basketball so much?

But seriously, why are basketballs so loud when they're being bounced while other inflatables don't have near that same level of noise?
 
2012-11-01 06:14:54 PM  
If she is complaining that the noise is disturbing her work, someone should make a complaint to the Ontario Ministry of Labour to have an occupational assessment made. Somehow I don't think that a teenager playing basketball will meet the OHS Code's definition of hazardous noise, which is a scale that starts at 82 dB for an exposure time of 8 hours.

Also, I am thinking a zoning and Fire inspection for a home business might be in order. Fight fire with fire.
 
2012-11-01 06:23:22 PM  
What I take from this is that she's a shiatty "writer" who hasn't made any money, has no actual talent, and sees a way to try and get money from other people.
 
2012-11-01 07:46:44 PM  

DarkSoulNoHope: Don't worry, it's $25,000 in Canadian dollars. That's only worth $100 US, right?!


USA 1.00 = CA 0.99656 today, but it's in Monopoly money

/ xe.com for reference
 
2012-11-01 07:55:15 PM  

MythDragon: Same thing happened with Eglin.


Same thing happens with every airport or air base, Navy or Air Force.

What is really funny is people biatching about Langley AFB.
"Dude....this was an air base before your grandfather was born. STFU or move."

/comment not valid if your grandad was born before1916
 
2012-11-01 08:21:18 PM  
I think we should organize a basketball tournament on her road!!
 
2012-11-01 09:32:50 PM  
Wish I could be the judge in this case. I'd rule in her favor and award her a penny, but not court costs.

If she wins, she can't appeal. At that cost, the real victims here certainly won't appeal it.
 
2012-11-01 09:39:45 PM  

SirTanon: Yep... looks pretty much just like you'd expect too.. complete with the smug look..

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Posted the article on my Facebook... Here's what one of my friends suggested:
"Lets go start a full on game, with cheerleaders and everything!"
 
2012-11-01 09:46:05 PM  
I work with her landlord. She's not very popular around town right now. She might have to move far away, and probably will after the upcoming basketball party.
 
2012-11-01 09:52:18 PM  

Coelacanth: Heliodorus: You could have ended the story there and we could have guessed the rest.

This was the sixties. If it wasn't for the nasty neighbors and the bully that lived down the street, it would've been paradise for me as a kid. Take Halloween for example. We were maybe the last best place for homemade treats until people started getting stupid after that creep killed his own son with a poisoned Pixie Stik and tried to pin it on his neighbors so he could collect on a million dollar insurance policy.

The beach was only a few blocks away, and so was the Colorado Lagoon, where sometimes you could go digging for the only cherrystone clams on the west coast. The Carpenters used to have a safehouse the next street down, and Karen Carpenter used to leave cat food out for all of the neighborhood strays.

In the alley behind our house we had a guy who was an honest-to-God oceanographer who kept a two-man submarine on a trailer. I used to spend hours staring into the portholes looking for ????. Further down the alley, some hippies were running an underground newspaper from out of their garage. Once in awhile, I'd walk by on my way home from school and catch them photographing their next adult portfolio. The old bat next door never bothered them because the female models swore that they'd break up her marriage if she did.

I have some pretty bad memories about Long Beach. But I have a few good ones too.



That actually sounds like an awesome childhood.

Don't take my post the wrong way. I spent a lot of time growing up all around the greater LA area so I've seen the better and worse sides the county can offer. I was just trying to have some fun with someone who can relate.

/For everyone else, Long Beach as a good side and a bad side.
 
2012-11-01 10:22:16 PM  

KrispyKritter: DarkSoulNoHope: Don't worry, it's $25,000 in Canadian dollars. That's only worth $100 US, right?!

USA 1.00 = CA 0.99656 today, but it's in Monopoly money

/ xe.com for reference


I think I need to fix your sarcasm detector.
 
2012-11-02 12:54:00 AM  
I've broken a window with a basketball before and I wasn't trying to, so it certainly is possible.

/She's still a moron.
 
2012-11-02 01:10:36 AM  
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2012-11-02 03:19:19 AM  

BarleyGnome: I bought a townhouse next to some renters who cannot walk up and down the stairs without sounding like they are stomping. Two teenaged boys who run up and down at all hours of the night, and the parents don't do anything about it..

It's called common courtesy.. If they had to build a wall to protect her window, it means that the noise it right outside her window..

I think she should just move. I don't agree with a law suit, but I understand where she's coming from.


Yeah the problem is generally people are just too self-centered to put up with any noise from neighbours.

If you don't want noise, you are the one who has to deal with that. Excessive noise is one thing, walking up and down the stairs is another. I highly doubt they were stomping. It was too noisy for you? Your problem, they're just using the space they rented.
 
2012-11-02 12:23:03 PM  
Coming from a fat american, be glad they are exercising.
 
2012-11-02 01:22:51 PM  

LavenderWolf: Excessive noise is one thing, walking up and down the stairs is another. I highly doubt they were stomping.


I used to live in an apartment with metal stairs outside. The metal would amplify the noise, so even normal walking was loud inside my unit. Luckily, the dude in the neighboring unit who shared the stairs with me didn't go in and out much, so it wasn't an issue. If it were a family with kids instead, I probably would have broken my lease and moved.
 
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