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(Mother Nature Network)   No matter what kind of an eyesore your neighbor's yard is, at least it isn't decorated with a giant skull, a crashed helicopter, a model of the World Trade Center, an oil platform, and portraits of George W. Bush and Mahmoud Ahmadinejad   (mnn.com) divider line 74
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2013-03-25 02:42:23 PM
GWAR is gonna be pissed that their summer home has been plastered all over them intertubes.
 
2013-03-25 02:44:06 PM

Gifted Many Few: Leave it to the French to show America what needs to be done. This museum should be copied in every major city and tourist attraction in the USA. The world is an ugly place and this man shows that. We sit in our duplexes, driving SUV and sipping from the teat of consumerism. All while burying our heads in the sand. It's time to open your eyes and realize there is an ugliness out there that transcends right, left, liberal, conservative, democrat or republican. If we don't acknowledge it is there, we can do nothing to fix it.


Wow...aren't you just a ray of sunshine!
 
2013-03-25 02:48:45 PM

ChicagoKev: How does one go about acquiring a crashed helicopter?   I was thinking about getting one of those stone pagodo things, until I read this article.


First you mastermind a couple of airliners crashing into buildings in New York.
Then Iraq
 
2013-03-25 02:51:37 PM

the ha ha guy: rkiller1: Really, the popcorn comes out for a HOA thread?  Y'all understand that HOA rules are disclosed BEFORE you buy the house, right?


Not always. A friend of mine was told that there was no HOA on the house he was buying. Then once he got to the final paperwork, there was a line buried in the middle stating that he agreed to the HOA rules. The homeowner (the HOA chairman) told him that he could see the rules a week later, but if he didn't sign that day he would be officially retracting his offer, and unable to put in any other offer on any house covered by that HOA.


Similar thing happened to us.  We purchased after receiving a copy of the HOA rules.  Nothing outrageous - about 2 pages basically saying no trailers, no fences, no pickups in the grass.  Once we moved in, the HOA president strolls over and gives us a copy of the real HOA rules, which was about 20 pages thick.  Seems our Realtor had an "old copy".  Still worked out though, it still says the same thing, just with more clarity.  So far, they haven't screwed with us over anything (and we put up a fence with their OK).  In our neighborhood, the HOA exists for what they were originally intended - to keep the riffraff out, not to screw with the people living here.
 
2013-03-25 02:56:31 PM
Looks like the kinda place these guys would jizz all over each other for
i766.photobucket.com

oh and here is one of Danielle just because she is thicker than cold grits
probably NSFW
 
2013-03-25 02:57:27 PM

BojanglesPaladin: the ha ha guy: A friend of mine was told that there was no HOA on the house he was buying. Then once he got to the final paperwork, there was a line buried in the middle stating that he agreed to the HOA rules. The homeowner (the HOA chairman) told him that he could see the rules a week later, but if he didn't sign that day he would be officially retracting his offer, and unable to put in any other offer on any house covered by that HOA.

Then your friend should have used a competant realtor.



When practically every realtor in the state is paid by the developers, "competant realtor" is an oxymoron.

I went through a dozen realtors when trying to find a property. I told them that I wanted an empty lot in a rural area with no HOA. Every single one spouted horror stories about non-HOA neighborhoods and refused to show me any empty lots. Of course their opinions were absolutely unbiased and completely factual, please pay no attention to the fact their agency represents several local developers.

I ended up making a deal myself with a farmer.
 
2013-03-25 02:59:05 PM
And then there were the reports of a naked man "covered with wheat flour and wearing a zombielike mask" straddling the outer wall of the property in the summer of 2011.

That was way back when wheat flour and zombie masks were 'in'. Now, if I go down to the Circle K wearing my wheat flour and zombie mask, they lock me out of the place. Fashionistas? More like Fashionazis.
 
2013-03-25 03:05:28 PM
i55.photobucket.com

Approves
 
2013-03-25 03:06:33 PM
On the way to the beach there used to be this trailer on the side of the road. Whoever lived there had a bunch of the crystal ball lawn ornaments out front. Flags lined up by the road, pinwheels all over the place things hanging from trees and the weirdest part was fire extingushers strapped to the trees. Whoever lives there now cleaned up everything and it looks so boring now.
 
2013-03-25 03:38:16 PM

ChicagoKev: How does one go about acquiring a crashed helicopter?   I was thinking about getting one of those stone pagodo things, until I read this article.


Pretty sure it starts with you shining a laser pointer in the eyes of the pilot who's flying one over your property...
 
2013-03-25 03:41:48 PM
I love places like this. If I could live in a neighborhood with every house made up like American Pickers meets circus sideshow meets Marilyn Manson I would.

But then I have nothing but contempt for well-manicured lawns. You have this wonderful tableau with which to express yourself and it's kept nicely sterile. Maybe get daring with a Japanese maple-- at least until idiots file complaints because that naturally brings Japanese beetles (ex brother in law was forced to remove his because of this rationale).

Jazz it up. If it's your land, make it speak your soul to those passing by. Make them feel something.

/plays Manowar, Metallica and Lords of Acid at full volume
//Time to burn, you losers better learn no one controls our goddamn lives
///doesn't want to be your neighbor anyway
////rebellious fourth slashie!!!
 
2013-03-25 03:45:03 PM
I'd rather live next to the "Abode of Chaos" than live within the confines of an HOA.  But, then again, I know the guy that lives here:

http://www.lunaparc.com/
 
2013-03-25 03:46:02 PM
I like what he did with the place actually.  probably could tone the outside of his wall down a bit but otherwise- looks like a great place to wander around for the afternoon.

I knew a guy that was a Mad Magazine fan who started with a couple characters- started with a cat chased up the mailbox--a year but eventually picked up the pace.  After a while there were trapeze artists  hanging from the trees (along with the obligatory drunk gorilla), black and white spies peaking around corners with bombs in their hand, drunk don martin character being nagged by the fat wife, and numerous other little scenes.  later on he added Grfield and Peanuts characters.  Fascinating to drive by for years.  One day it all disappeared never to return again.  I guess the owner died and they cleared up the property enough to sell it.
 
2013-03-25 03:48:51 PM

BolloxReader: I love places like this. If I could live in a neighborhood with every house made up like American Pickers meets circus sideshow meets Marilyn Manson I would.

But then I have nothing but contempt for well-manicured lawns. You have this wonderful tableau with which to express yourself and it's kept nicely sterile. Maybe get daring with a Japanese maple-- at least until idiots file complaints because that naturally brings Japanese beetles (ex brother in law was forced to remove his because of this rationale).

Jazz it up. If it's your land, make it speak your soul to those passing by. Make them feel something.

/plays Manowar, Metallica and Lords of Acid at full volume
//Time to burn, you losers better learn no one controls our goddamn lives
///doesn't want to be your neighbor anyway
////rebellious fourth slashie!!!


When, in reality, Japanese beetle grubs love to grow up nibbling on the roots of those nicely-manicured lawns...
 
2013-03-25 04:06:42 PM

BolloxReader: But then I have nothing but contempt for well-manicured lawns. You have this wonderful tableau with which to express yourself and it's kept nicely sterile. Maybe get daring with a Japanese maple-- at least until idiots file complaints because that naturally brings Japanese beetles (ex brother in law was forced to remove his because of this rationale).


Oh sure, you mock, but ever since they brought the Eucalyptus to California, you can't turn around without stepping on a koala.
 
2013-03-25 04:11:10 PM
Kinda reminds me of the Cathedral of Junk in Austin:

http://www.roadsideamerica.com/story/7816

My wife and I checked it out when we visited a couple of years ago. Cool place. Also Vince was a very interesting guy.
 
2013-03-25 04:43:27 PM
Anyone else feel like the journalist was masturbating furiously with a dictionary and thesaurus to write that? Good god it was bombastic to the point of unreadable.
 
2013-03-25 04:57:25 PM
St. EOM scoffs from the great beyond...

Amateurs!
 
2013-03-25 06:00:52 PM

CheekyMonkey: I'd rather live next to the "Abode of Chaos" than live within the confines of an HOA.  But, then again, I know the guy that lives here:

http://www.lunaparc.com/


That website doesn't like me so I went looking elsewhere, and now it's an hour later and I blame you.
 
2013-03-25 06:25:12 PM
FTA: the project dates back to 1999 when it took on more of a religious slant. "That's when the world started to fall apart. It marked the end of the Western supremacy,"

The French court ruling should have been that western supremacy is alive and well. Pissy malcontents in other regions of the world wanting to tear down the establishment doesn't suddenly mean they've successfully done it AND advanced themselves in our place.
 
2013-03-25 06:41:19 PM

zero7717: cig-mkr: One man's art, is another man's crap.
A good HOA would  have prevented this.

A bad HOA would have prevented this, actually. More people need to be weird like this.


I dunno....there's art, and there's weirdity, and then there's just plain ugly trash piled up in the yard. The "Abode of Chaos" is starting to veer towards the latter. Just because something is strange and the creator is an artist doesn't also mean the product can't be an unattractive eyesore.
 
2013-03-25 06:53:12 PM
I love interesting homes like that. People need to get the sticks out of their asses and enjoy life more.

"My house is me and I am it. My house is where I like to be and it looks like all my dreams."
 
2013-03-25 07:03:14 PM
Texas says  pshaw ....

www.painetworks.com
 
2013-03-26 10:24:33 AM

Moonfisher: I love interesting homes like that. People need to get the sticks out of their asses and enjoy life more.

"My house is me and I am it. My house is where I like to be and it looks like all my dreams."


Awesome I agree, life is to short to worry about other peoples houses. If you feel your property value is going down you are an investor not a HOME OWNER. Live your life and love it where you are is where it's at.
 
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