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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 22
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2013-05-13 10:17:05 PM
4 votes:

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 09:41:28 PM
3 votes:
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.
2013-05-14 01:21:31 AM
2 votes:
WW2 surplus General Electric 60-inch parabolic reflector coast artillery searchlights are rated at 800 million candlepower. The direct beam model will cast a one-degree beam of light ten miles on a clear night.

These are still rentable in many major metro areas.

"What? I'm just joining Team Hyatt. It's the Star of Bethlehem. Trained on your bedroom window."
2013-05-13 09:27:55 PM
2 votes:
How about a giant Ramadan display along with billboard size quotes for the Quran?
2013-05-14 03:44:59 PM
1 votes:

Minarets: And we still have a house on our block with lights up.  We all have small-medium houses, single story, < 1,800 sqft, and I saw the home owner out mowing his yard yesterday.  It literally takes 10 minutes to take the lights off the house.  No idea why they are still up.


It takes significantly longer than that when you have 20,000 lights up.

I take mine down on the first warm day of January. Sometimes that first warm day doesn't arrive until March.
2013-05-13 11:44:47 PM
1 votes:
Didn't read the thread but if they want to shut the Xtreme Xmas asshats, just get an electrical code inspection done every few weeks.  After 3 weeks, Extension cords are considered below code (they are a temporary power source, not permanent) and permanently wiring in everything will cost a fortune.  Plus, they will ensure all cords are of proper voltage.  They'll last a month or less.
2013-05-13 11:37:53 PM
1 votes:
I am willing to sponsor an "Extreme Slayer X-Mas" if any of the neighbors are game.

//fight fire with fire
2013-05-13 10:42:41 PM
1 votes:

Conversion Van Morrison: "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."

There should be a holocaust for anyone who thinks it's ok to park in someone's driveway.


If I was a neighbor, I'd be charging 5$ a car to park in my driveway. Get 15-20 cars a night and I would be all for the lights.
2013-05-13 10:26:08 PM
1 votes:

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 10:18:29 PM
1 votes:

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 10:17:46 PM
1 votes:
I wish I had Christmas Klieg lights.
2013-05-13 10:04:59 PM
1 votes:
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 10:01:08 PM
1 votes:
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 09:56:44 PM
1 votes:

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 09:48:53 PM
1 votes:
2013-05-13 09:45:17 PM
1 votes:
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 09:42:01 PM
1 votes:
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 09:40:25 PM
1 votes:
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 09:35:54 PM
1 votes:
"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 09:30:32 PM
1 votes:
"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 09:28:35 PM
1 votes:

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 09:23:49 PM
1 votes:
This is a chance for the neighbors to be creative.

Floodlights.
Phase-inverted speakers.
3 am runs to install remote-controlled circuit breakers.
 
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