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(Sun Sentinel)   Because the best time to piss off your neighbors with your Christmas lights is mid-May   (sun-sentinel.com) divider line 96
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2013-05-13 08:27:41 PM  
If that doesn't irritate them, extraneous apostrophes certainly will.
 
2013-05-13 08:38:35 PM  
WAR ON CHRISTMAS!
 
2013-05-13 09:17:34 PM  
Peace on Earth. Goodwill towards men.

It's good advice any time of the year.
 
2013-05-13 09:18:52 PM  

Lsherm: If that doesn't irritate them, extraneous apostrophes certainly will.


Seig Heil, Der Grammarnazien.
 
2013-05-13 09:21:18 PM  
It's best to get these Christmas quarrels out of the way before shopping season starts in June.

Electricity should be rationed during December.  Perhaps 10% more than the monthly average of the previous three months.  That would stop the attention whores.
 
2013-05-13 09:22:26 PM  
I don't think Spiderman is going to like you doing anything mid-May.

assets.diylol.com
 
2013-05-13 09:23:49 PM  
This is a chance for the neighbors to be creative.

Floodlights.
Phase-inverted speakers.
3 am runs to install remote-controlled circuit breakers.
 
2013-05-13 09:27:55 PM  
How about a giant Ramadan display along with billboard size quotes for the Quran?
 
2013-05-13 09:28:14 PM  

Lsherm: If that doesn't irritate them, extraneous apostrophe's certainly will.


FTFY
 
2013-05-13 09:28:35 PM  

hardinparamedic: Lsherm: If that doesn't irritate them, extraneous apostrophes certainly will.

Seig Heil, Der Grammarnazien.


'Tis OK, the mod fixed it.  My comment will now be nonsensical to all who visit this thread forthwith.
 
2013-05-13 09:30:14 PM  
goofy ass christians  violating what the bible tells them to do,  i say we do what the bible says to do *gets stones*
 
2013-05-13 09:30:32 PM  
"The neighbors have long complained about the noise, the lights and the crush of hundreds of visitors who litter the streets and park in their driveways each night for more than a month. "

At first I had the neighbors pegged as a bunch of Grinches, but they actually have a valid point. Strangers parking in people's driveways and littering up their yards is real douchebag behavior, and until Mr. & Mrs. Holly-Jolly can get this nuthouse under control, then there needs to be some restrictions.
 
2013-05-13 09:33:05 PM  
"I don't know why she doesn't have better things to do with her time," Hyatt said. "I don't know why she doesn't embrace Hyatt Extreme Christmas."

Anyone else find that statement creepy?

Embrace it. EMBRACE IT!
 
2013-05-13 09:33:39 PM  

Tymast: goofy ass christians  violating what the bible tells them to do,  i say we do what the bible says to do *gets stones*


No, you assholes! I meant "stoned" as in "high". Why do you think I gave you the plant in the first place? Seriously you guys. You suck. If I just wrote "thou shalt make him high", you'd probably find some way to pin people to ceilings. You guys are messed up. "in My image", My ass.

And it was "CELEBRATE", morons!
 
2013-05-13 09:35:54 PM  
"Bendekovic said residents have the option of asking a civil judge to declare the property a nuisance, citing a quality-of-life issue. "It's a civil matter - neighbor to neighbor," she said.
But that would be very costly and not neighborly, said neighbor Adam Fractenberg,
"I don't want to sue. I just want the enjoyment of our home without hundreds of cars.""


OK, so the city's enforced everything it possibly can from a purely code perspective.  Now the neighbors actually have to nut up and file a formal complaint but they won't.  They just want to be all like, "Waah waah waah, mayor please make all the dick moves for us because we want to be good neighbors even though we hate them".

fark that. Lights ON.
 
2013-05-13 09:38:05 PM  
I miss the holiday season already.
 
2013-05-13 09:39:22 PM  
Well, Subby, Christmas lights in December are less likely to get it done.
 
2013-05-13 09:39:36 PM  
I second the flood-light idea.  Bright enough lights mean no xmas fun....
 
2013-05-13 09:40:25 PM  
If this guys display is upsetting more than 1 of his neighbors, he needs to shut it in for a year or move it.
 
2013-05-13 09:41:11 PM  
What the neighbors may look like:

www.casinotop10.net
 
2013-05-13 09:41:28 PM  
They should also sic some Disney lawyers on them.  DVDs all say "Not licensed for public performance", which is exactly what that big projection screen is doing.
 
2013-05-13 09:41:33 PM  

Tymast: goofy ass christians  violating what the bible tells them to do,  i say we do what the bible says to do *gets stones*


Who puts up a 20-foot Ferris wheel for stuffed animals? I'm always amused at folks who treat decorating as a competition, but stuff like this is just crazy.
 
2013-05-13 09:42:01 PM  
FTFA: Kathy Hyatt called the mayor "a hater of Christmas."

"I don't know why she doesn't have better things to do with her time," Hyatt said. "I don't know why she doesn't embrace Hyatt Extreme Christmas."



Nothing says "asshole" like accusing others of hating Christmas in order to defend your own attention-whoring.
 
2013-05-13 09:44:54 PM  
"I don't know why she doesn't have better things to do with her time," said the hypocrite who spends several months every year on a huge personal lighting display and refuses to even acknowledge, let alone fix, the problems it causes other people.
 
2013-05-13 09:45:17 PM  
Find some teenagers who look like they could use a case of beer. Throw in a can of gasoline and some fireworks and problem solved.

I guess if you're really paranoid about getting caught you could put poison in the beer, but it's Christmas, man.
 
2013-05-13 09:48:53 PM  
 
2013-05-13 09:48:57 PM  

Lsherm: hardinparamedic: Lsherm: If that doesn't irritate them, extraneous apostrophes certainly will.

Seig Heil, Der Grammarnazien.

'Tis OK, the mod fixed it.  My comment will now be nonsensical to all who visit this thread forthwith.


Personally, I was hoping to see you goosestepping through the thread, brutally beating people with your grammar jackboots and shiny, leather-bound copy of the 6th Edition APA Style Manual.
 
2013-05-13 09:51:49 PM  
It's almost as if they live in a free country.
 
2013-05-13 09:55:18 PM  

FormlessOne: Tymast: goofy ass christians  violating what the bible tells them to do,  i say we do what the bible says to do *gets stones*

Who puts up a 20-foot Ferris wheel for stuffed animals? I'm always amused at folks who treat decorating as a competition, but stuff like this is just crazy.


Can you think of a better show of who is more Christian then putting on a display calling attention to yourself?
 
2013-05-13 09:55:42 PM  

illannoyin: First on the block!


Freakin' awesome.
 
2013-05-13 09:56:44 PM  

rustypouch: It's almost as if they live in a free country.


And the neighbors should feel free to retaliate as they see fit.
 
2013-05-13 09:57:18 PM  

Fark Me To Tears: FTFA: Kathy Hyatt called the mayor "a hater of Christmas."

"I don't know why she doesn't have better things to do with her time," Hyatt said. "I don't know why she doesn't embrace Hyatt Extreme Christmas."


Nothing says "asshole" like accusing others of hating Christmas in order to defend your own attention-whoring.


We all know how important to the myth of Jesus then the fact that he was born.  I mean, really which one of us can claim this?   There is no more proof of his divinity and no better way to show your love of  what he represents to you then  a plastic whatever lit up by a lightbulb.
 
2013-05-13 09:58:15 PM  

Lsherm: hardinparamedic: Lsherm: If that doesn't irritate them, extraneous apostrophes certainly will.

Seig Heil, Der Grammarnazien.

'Tis OK, the mod fixed it.  My comment will now be nonsensical to all who visit this thread forthwith.


Huh. It was before.
 
2013-05-13 09:58:39 PM  
Typical May/December romance.

Never works out.
 
2013-05-13 09:59:04 PM  

FormlessOne: "I don't know why she doesn't have better things to do with her time," Hyatt said. "I don't know why she doesn't embrace Hyatt Extreme Christmas."

Anyone else find that statement creepy?

Embrace it. EMBRACE IT!


She also questions her commitment to Sparkle Motion!
 
2013-05-13 10:01:08 PM  
You could snipe out a lot of that stuff with a CO2 powered pellet gun and I really doubt any of the neighbors are going to call the cops on you.
 
2013-05-13 10:04:59 PM  
One other thing I want to know.  Do they say kill the power at 10 pm on work nights and midnight on the weekends, or does this thing run dusk till dawn?  Because if all those lights are on at 3 am, I'd start to consider the murder of the Hyatts as justifiable homocide.
 
2013-05-13 10:10:25 PM  
Meh, have everyone else point bright lights in their general direction and play Dubstep over some speakers.

Or just put up a really big billboard screen and start looping Jenna Marbles off of YouTube, loudly.

/nothing against Jenna
//but that voice...
 
2013-05-13 10:12:02 PM  

ha-ha-guy: One other thing I want to know.  Do they say kill the power at 10 pm on work nights and midnight on the weekends, or does this thing run dusk till dawn?  Because if all those lights are on at 3 am, I'd start to consider the murder of the Hyatts as justifiable homocide.


I just checked TFA again - it doesn't say. If the lights are out by 9PM or so, I don't know how much of a complaint there could be aside from the increased traffic
 
2013-05-13 10:12:53 PM  
Hmm... Another option:

Radio control planes, reenact the Dresden fire bombings.

/just sayin'
 
2013-05-13 10:16:23 PM  
If you watch the included video, the Hyatt family late-teenage son looks like he is going to slit his wrists as or is having a fugue while mom and dad defend their Xmas practice all wearing 'team Hyatt' shirts. That's not spirit, they're crazy.
 
2013-05-13 10:17:01 PM  
I've always felt this should be a death penalty offense....
 
2013-05-13 10:17:05 PM  

skullkrusher: ha-ha-guy: One other thing I want to know.  Do they say kill the power at 10 pm on work nights and midnight on the weekends, or does this thing run dusk till dawn?  Because if all those lights are on at 3 am, I'd start to consider the murder of the Hyatts as justifiable homocide.

I just checked TFA again - it doesn't say. If the lights are out by 9PM or so, I don't know how much of a complaint there could be aside from the increased traffic


Call 911 for a health issue.  When the ambulance can't get in to the cul-de-sac, have the neighbors cited for obstructing traffic.

/and creating a nuisance.
 
2013-05-13 10:17:46 PM  
I wish I had Christmas Klieg lights.
 
2013-05-13 10:18:29 PM  

TV's Vinnie: "The neighbors have long complained about the noise, the lights and the crush of hundreds of visitors who litter the streets and park in their driveways each night for more than a month. "

At first I had the neighbors pegged as a bunch of Grinches, but they actually have a valid point. Strangers parking in people's driveways and littering up their yards is real douchebag behavior, and until Mr. & Mrs. Holly-Jolly can get this nuthouse under control, then there needs to be some restrictions.


This.  The Hyatts apparently don't care that their attention whoring makes their whole neighborhood miserable for weeks at a time.  Frankly, they sound like dicks, and I hope the nuisance suit gets filed.
 
2013-05-13 10:23:41 PM  
On the bus ride home I see one house where they still have a Frosty the Snowman wood cutout on their porch. In another town I lived in there were more than a few houses where the Christmas decorations didn't come down until most of the snow had melted.
 
2013-05-13 10:23:45 PM  

MrBeetle: I second the flood-light idea.  Bright enough lights mean no xmas fun....


Thats absolutely how you do it. Also, rent a U haul truck soo big that it has to be parked in the street.
 
2013-05-13 10:26:08 PM  

FrancoFile: Call 911 for a health issue.  When the ambulance can't get in to the cul-de-sac, have the neighbors cited for obstructing traffic.


Please tell me you're being comical.

Unless you have an ACTUAL emergency, please don't do this. Not only is it a crime to call an ambulance for a false issue, it also takes a unit out of service for at least an hour or more - which means that if someone REALLY needs that unit for help, it's going to take help longer to get there, and can potentially result in them being seriously disabled or dying as a result.
 
2013-05-13 10:30:20 PM  

astouffer: How about a giant Ramadan display along with billboard size quotes for the Quran?


Go for it, post photos.
 
2013-05-13 10:32:55 PM  
A good HOA would end this satisfactorily.  Fine 'em till they can't pay, then foreclose and banish the assholes.
 
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