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(NBC Bay Area)   Why are people flocking to see a tiny door in the base of a tree in Golden Gate Park? Go ask Alice   (nbcbayarea.com ) divider line
    More: Sappy, Golden Gate Park, Academy of Sciences, Central Valley, elms, Pam Madigan  
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2013-03-30 03:38:56 AM  
Keeblers?
 
2013-03-30 05:12:04 AM  
It's tiny?  Then maybe my dick lives there.
 
2013-03-30 05:53:32 AM  
FAKE!
 
2013-03-30 05:56:56 AM  
Must be the back door given the location.
 
2013-03-30 05:59:07 AM  
That's actually pretty cool. It's nice to find things like this that encourage a child's imagination.
 
2013-03-30 06:02:18 AM  
on Saturday nights the line is insane, and there's a $10 cover.
 
2013-03-30 06:02:58 AM  
Feed your head?
 
2013-03-30 06:09:09 AM  
Is there an online news website whose comment section isn't full of very bad trolls?
 
2013-03-30 06:16:03 AM  

KrispyKritter: on Saturday nights the line is insane, and there's a $10 cover.


I hope the drinks are at least good.
 
2013-03-30 06:48:37 AM  
Real or not, it's kind of rude to open the door.
 
2013-03-30 06:52:36 AM  

elbandito: Is there an online news website whose comment section isn't full of very bad trolls?


I blame Amazon reviews.
 
2013-03-30 06:58:15 AM  
when she's ten feet tall
 
2013-03-30 06:59:25 AM  
There are elves living in that tree.
Elves that bake cookies,
 
2013-03-30 07:10:47 AM  
Soon to be boarded up because it needs a certificate of occupancy.
 
2013-03-30 07:11:29 AM  
 
2013-03-30 07:16:47 AM  

elbandito: Is there an online news website whose comment section isn't full of very bad trolls?


You're asking this on Fark?
 
2013-03-30 07:37:32 AM  
Because people in Frisco are stupid and amused by idiotic things?
 
2013-03-30 07:37:40 AM  
I love creative stuff like this. On the turnpike to my parent's house, there is one random "cedar" tree that gets decorated with ornaments and tinsel every December. It's not near an exit or rest area, just in the middle of nowhere.
 
2013-03-30 07:46:25 AM  

Teknowaffle: Because people in Frisco are stupid and amused by idiotic things?

What do the people of a small mountain town in Colorado have to do with a door on a tree in a park in San Francisco?

/yeah, I'm that guy
 
2013-03-30 07:49:37 AM  
Be careful, kids - the elves may have a "Stand Your Ground" law!
 
2013-03-30 07:59:50 AM  
It'd be funny to install a lock on it.
 
2013-03-30 08:00:09 AM  

Day_Old_Dutchie: There are elves living in that tree.
Elves that bake cookies,


Elves has left the tree....
 
2013-03-30 08:04:40 AM  

thisispete: That's actually pretty cool. It's nice to find things like this that encourage a child's imagination.


I love this! We had a smurf box on a post in our town a cpl of yrs ago, (was a give n take box, leave something or find something kinda thing) i used to pass it all the time and check to see what was inside. (i got a little cd/record cleaner brush once from it) Haven't been there in a while, the friend that lived nearby moved. I wonder if the box is still there
 
2013-03-30 08:05:17 AM  

KrispyKritter: on Saturday nights the line is insane, and there's a $10 cover.


Stefon?
 
2013-03-30 08:10:17 AM  
damn, just enjoy how cute it is you a**holes ;)
 
2013-03-30 08:21:41 AM  
There has been one of those along a trail I run for a couple of years. But that trail is littered with gnome homes.
 
2013-03-30 08:23:46 AM  
Yes, it's cute.  But it's hardly a mystery.
 
2013-03-30 08:29:11 AM  

thisispete: That's actually pretty cool. It's nice to find things like this that encourage a child's imagination.


^ ^ ^ very much this ^ ^ ^

(especially because it is so random)
 
2013-03-30 08:34:56 AM  

Harry_Seldon: Feed your head?


Actually the doormouse said "tea and bread". The 60s would have been a lot different if Grace Slick had known that.
 
2013-03-30 08:41:05 AM  
Geocache?
 
2013-03-30 08:49:14 AM  
Do you think she'll know?
 
2013-03-30 08:58:04 AM  

WorkingInParadise: I love creative stuff like this. On the turnpike to my parent's house, there is one random "cedar" tree that gets decorated with ornaments and tinsel every December. It's not near an exit or rest area, just in the middle of nowhere.


Somebody did the same to a volunteer tree in a tiny median near my parents' house. Over the summer, public works cut it down. Last December, there was a fake tree in its place, and local news covered it.

/csb
 
2013-03-30 08:59:28 AM  

Tyrone Slothrop: Harry_Seldon: Feed your head?

Actually the doormouse said "tea and bread". The 60s would have been a lot different if Grace Slick had known that.


I'm pretty sure it was 'pee your bed'
 
2013-03-30 08:59:31 AM  
"I like cheesecake," she scratched on the scrap of paper before shoving it inside the knot hole.

Somebody find the I like turtles Kid...I bet he is responsible for this!
 
2013-03-30 09:07:02 AM  
Damn it, that was my stash spot.
 
2013-03-30 09:11:14 AM  

Spanky McStupid: Be careful, kids - the elves may have a "Stand Your Ground" law!


Yes kids (rowdy youths) be careful not to beat the shiat out of the elves, they may have a stand your ground law.
 
2013-03-30 09:13:20 AM  

Tyrone Slothrop: Harry_Seldon: Feed your head?

Actually the doormouse said "tea and bread". The 60s would have been a lot different if Grace Slick had known that.


userserve-ak.last.fm

Fancy a spot of tea, chap?  How absolutely splendid!

Nyeow wahhhh wahhh wheowwwwwowowowowow.
 
das
2013-03-30 09:30:25 AM  

danielscissorhands: Who the f**k is alice?


NSFW???
 
2013-03-30 09:38:01 AM  
tree... Sappy tag... nice job, subby.
 
2013-03-30 09:39:51 AM  

catmandu: thisispete: That's actually pretty cool. It's nice to find things like this that encourage a child's imagination.

^ ^ ^ very much this ^ ^ ^

(especially because it is so random)


Our local ren fair had a vendor that sold gmome doors. My husband and I bought a couple, and later insralled them around the house. Every once and a while, we'll leave a note by the door, or arrange some stuffed animals by it. The theories our kids come up with regarding them are just awesome! Too much fun!
 
2013-03-30 09:44:00 AM  

The Smails Kid: Teknowaffle: Because people in Frisco are stupid and amused by idiotic things?
What do the people of a small mountain town in Colorado have to do with a door on a tree in a park in San Francisco?

/yeah, I'm that guy


Bless your heart, Smalls

Third generation San Franciscan and it is either called "San Francisco" or "The City". Everything else just screams "tourist" or interloper. (Ha)
 
2013-03-30 09:50:23 AM  
I think that they've finally found Mr. Little Guy's summer home.
 
2013-03-30 09:50:58 AM  

The Martian Manhandler: I think that they've finally found Mr. Little Guy's summer home.


Er, winter home, that is.
 
2013-03-30 10:35:13 AM  
Yawn....Very passe  . My friend Mark in Portsmouth,Va. has been doing this for a few years now . So if you will excuse me , I'm on to something else cooler and more obscure......
 
2013-03-30 10:46:19 AM  
... when logic and proportion ...
 
2013-03-30 10:49:31 AM  

farm9.staticflickr.com


I like the one near our small town park better.
 
2013-03-30 10:58:22 AM  

moshi8: The Smails Kid: Teknowaffle: Because people in Frisco are stupid and amused by idiotic things?
What do the people of a small mountain town in Colorado have to do with a door on a tree in a park in San Francisco?

/yeah, I'm that guy

Bless your heart, Smalls

Third generation San Franciscan and it is either called "San Francisco" or "The City". Everything else just screams "tourist" or interloper. (Ha)


I've always called you people Bay Aryans.
 
2013-03-30 11:04:48 AM  

stirfrybry: It'd be funny to install a lock on it.


Or tiny crime scene tape.
 
2013-03-30 11:05:30 AM  
img12.imageshack.us

"He be missed!"
 
2013-03-30 11:09:56 AM  

DeerNuts: stirfrybry: It'd be funny to install a lock on it.

Or tiny crime scene tape.


the lab lumps are probably enough to deter any gnome on gnome crime.
 
2013-03-30 11:29:31 AM  
You can't ask Alice anything anymore
 
2013-03-30 11:33:48 AM  

moshi8: The Smails Kid: Teknowaffle: Because people in Frisco are stupid and amused by idiotic things?
What do the people of a small mountain town in Colorado have to do with a door on a tree in a park in San Francisco?

/yeah, I'm that guy

Bless your heart, Smalls

Third generation San Franciscan and it is either called "San Francisco" or "The City". Everything else just screams "tourist" or interloper. (Ha)


It has always amused me to no end how much a San Franciscan's jimmies get rustled if you call their bleepin city Frisco.

Get over yourselves. Oh wait, your entire town is based on you not getting over yourselves, and selling smug by the square foot to anyone who believes its inspirational elixir.
 
2013-03-30 11:34:39 AM  

DeerNuts: stirfrybry: It'd be funny to install a lock on it.

Or tiny crime scene tape.


THIS
 
2013-03-30 11:44:07 AM  

Generation_D: moshi8: The Smails Kid: Teknowaffle: Because people in Frisco are stupid and amused by idiotic things?
What do the people of a small mountain town in Colorado have to do with a door on a tree in a park in San Francisco?

/yeah, I'm that guy

Bless your heart, Smalls

Third generation San Franciscan and it is either called "San Francisco" or "The City". Everything else just screams "tourist" or interloper. (Ha)

It has always amused me to no end how much a San Franciscan's jimmies get rustled if you call their bleepin city Frisco.


i35.tinypic.com
 
2013-03-30 12:13:47 PM  

ThighsofGlory: moshi8: The Smails Kid: Teknowaffle: Because people in Frisco are stupid and amused by idiotic things?
What do the people of a small mountain town in Colorado have to do with a door on a tree in a park in San Francisco?

/yeah, I'm that guy

Bless your heart, Smalls

Third generation San Franciscan and it is either called "San Francisco" or "The City". Everything else just screams "tourist" or interloper. (Ha)

I've always called you people Bay Aryans.


I like this a lot better.  The whole Frisco/OMG don't call it Frisco thing has been dead for like 20 years.  It's a cliche of a cliche.
 
2013-03-30 01:15:41 PM  
In my town, if such a thing happened, they'd be out looking for the person who vandalized the tree on city property. They'd cite the damage done by inserting screws for the hinges into the living wood and go on and on about potential for infection. They'd also complain about increased damage to the grass surrounding the area due to people going to see the door and someone would point out how the local squirrels are traumatized by so many folks.

My city doesn't respond well to unexpected things. We had a beautiful little island connected by a small bridge and dedicated as a war memorial. It was a shady place, packed with trees and brush and wild flowers.

So, someone got raped there in the middle of the night. Solution: cut all of the trees down and turn the place into a barren, sandy bare spot.

A little door in the base of a tree? They'd probably increase police patrols in the area.

/Why, yes we have a lot of HOA's. Why do you ask?
 
2013-03-30 01:29:37 PM  

Generation_D: It has always amused me to no end how much a San Franciscan's jimmies get rustled if you call their bleepin city Frisco.


It's a tradition started by Herb Caen, when he titled his book "Don't Call It Frisco". Oddly enough, he was known as The Sackamenna Kid, as he was born in Sacramento California. Prior to that, I don't think anyone gave a shiat.
 
2013-03-30 01:55:05 PM  

das: danielscissorhands: Who the f**k is alice?

NSFW???


It's Good Friday? Why the hell are you worried about work?

But yes, it's safe for work, unless your workplace will fire you for bad, but catchy rave music.

;)
 
2013-03-30 01:58:51 PM  

Ecobuckeye: Real or not, it's kind of rude to open the door.


And ram your garbage in spoiling the illusion / mystery / feeling of discovery.

Things like this are cool because they spark those spots of the mind.  Finding paper in there is like finding a used condom in your coffee, spoils the whole experience.
 
2013-03-30 02:23:12 PM  

UNAUTHORIZED FINGER: It's a tradition started by Herb Caen


You're way off.  I'm not sure when it started, but here's an edict from Emperor Norton from 1872:

"Whoever after due and proper warning shall be heard to utter the abominable word "Frisco," which has no linguistic or other warrant, shall be deemed guilty of a High Misdemeanor, and shall pay into the Imperial Treasury as penalty the sum of twenty-five dollars."

upload.wikimedia.org
 
2013-03-30 02:23:59 PM  

moshi8: The Smails Kid: Teknowaffle: Because people in Frisco are stupid and amused by idiotic things?
What do the people of a small mountain town in Colorado have to do with a door on a tree in a park in San Francisco?

/yeah, I'm that guy

Bless your heart, Smalls

Third generation San Franciscan and it is either called "San Francisco" or "The City". Everything else just screams "tourist" or interloper. (Ha)


Lighten up Franciscan.
 
2013-03-30 03:21:46 PM  
 
2013-03-30 03:26:40 PM  

Dr.Fey: You're way off.


So I am. Apologies and kudos for the correction.
 
2013-03-30 04:25:38 PM  
I think the obvious thing to do is install one of these doors any time you see a tree with that sort of formation.
 
2013-03-30 04:34:07 PM  
I got nothing better today than shoot some baskets. Think ill do that at the Panhandle then search for this random menace.
 
2013-03-30 08:32:54 PM  
Need a 24/7 Webcam on that door.  Never know when the little farkers will come out.
 
2013-03-31 12:11:25 AM  
I live a few blocks away, I'm going to take a picture with it tomorrow and all of you will be so jealous.

Standby 24 hours for a post.
 
2013-03-31 01:55:22 AM  
Hmmm...did they give the kids these large, blue plastic keys that you put in the slots, and once turned you got to listen to a story or nursery rhyme?


/probably obscure
//feels old now
///oh, for the careless inquisitiveness that is childhood
 
2013-04-01 09:50:56 PM  

Resident Muslim: Hmmm...did they give the kids these large, blue plastic keys that you put in the slots, and once turned you got to listen to a story or nursery rhyme?


/probably obscure
//feels old now
///oh, for the careless inquisitiveness that is childhood


Elephant keys are not obscure.
 
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