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2013-09-07 01:29:34 PM
anyone who hates a giant t-rex sculpture has lost touch with all that is good and holy in this world
 
2013-09-07 01:32:49 PM

MythDragon: [lparchive.org image 640x480]

I emptied a whole mag into that farking dinosaur. Fark that thing.


IIRC, melee is your overpowered friend.

But it's been a while. I can't even remember that part of the game.
 
2013-09-07 01:38:44 PM

LeroyBourne: solution: stick it in the backyard.


The zoning board will still ship it's ass to El Salvador.
 
2013-09-07 01:42:40 PM

TastyEloi: b0rg9: It's a hard life for T-Rex...

[i.imgur.com image 606x400]

[i.imgur.com image 573x696]

The rest

Those are pretty good.

Of course, the saddest are T-Rex's attempts at "self-pleasure"...




"Of course, I don't need to tell you why Mr. T. Rex was the most violent of all predators."
 
2013-09-07 01:54:13 PM

autopsybeverage: LeroyBourne: solution: stick it in the backyard.

The zoning board will still ship it's ass to El Salvador.


:D Typical.  The board wants to blow up things they don't understand.
 
2013-09-07 01:57:41 PM
farm8.staticflickr.com
Wish there was a city ordinance to get rid of this hideous lawn art-in San Jose.
 
2013-09-07 02:03:00 PM
fbcdn-sphotos-d-a.akamaihd.net
 
2013-09-07 02:12:17 PM
 WTF? A Tyrannosaurus Rex creating havoc would very much rate as news. What lost world do you live in submitter?
 
2013-09-07 02:29:00 PM

TastyEloi: cochlear: img src=http://www.flickr.com/photos/jonezoo/8659901455/in/set-7215763327 41715 40

Those sculptures are amazing. Anyone going to the site should also scroll to the previous images too. The giant scorpion and locust are pretty cool.

Would like to know exactly where these are located.


google Sky Art, Galleta Meadows, or Borrego Springs.  The sculptures  (120 of them!) are scattered around the desert outside of the tiny town of Borrego Springs in eastern San Diego County
 
2013-09-07 02:40:15 PM
God. Carmel.

They don't have streetlights, either, so they can "enjoy the stars." Which means you'd better know your way around if you find yourself there at night, since the town is in a goddamned pine forest and is pitch black once the sun goes down.

Don't count on the street signs to help you, though, because they consist of words carved vertically into wooden posts, so you can't see them. Even if you could, though, you'd better know your landmarks (in pitch darkness) since the houses don't have addresses. Yes, you read that correctly. No address numbers. Rather than being designated "123 Dolores Avenue" or some such, they instead have carved driftwood signs with adorable names like "Casa de Carmel" or "Seaside Paradise" or "Up-My-Own-Ass Mansion." Signs that you can't see, by the way, because NO FARKING STREETLIGHTS.

Make sure not to spend too much time in the street trying to figure all of this out, though, or you may end up the ICU. Through a fortuitous combination of advanced age, exorbitant wealth, and expansive insurance, Carmel drivers tend to be cavalier about optional road courtesies like "right of way" or "stop signs." Anyway, they can always buy another Lexus if they ruin that one.

Of course, by this point you're wondering why you would go there at all, even if you had a legitimate reason. Well, you should know that Carmel residents (I'm sorry, I'm sorry, CARMEL-BY-THE-SEA residents. Saying the full name of their town, you will find, is very important) avoid going into the crime-ridden hellholes of Monterey or Pacific Grove (one is 10 minutes down the highway, and the other is 5). So, don't expect them to leave their idyllic hamlet on your behalf. Unless you live in Pebble Beach, of course; in that case, could you leave their name at the 17-Mile-Drive gate so they don't have to pay?

If I ever get enough money, I would love to move back to Monterey/Pacific Grove. But I would love nothing more than for Carmel to burn to the ground and be absorbed into Point Lobos, so people can enjoy how beautiful that area is without having to deal with the abysmal people that have taken up residence there.
 
2013-09-07 02:52:47 PM

Zizzowop: [farm8.staticflickr.com image 500x250]
Wish there was a city ordinance to get rid of this hideous lawn art-in San Jose.


What's hideous about it?  That looks cool!
 
2013-09-07 02:54:05 PM

Zizzowop: [farm8.staticflickr.com image 500x250]
Wish there was a city ordinance to get rid of this hideous lawn art-in San Jose.


Or did you mean the house?  Because the house is pretty damn ugly.  But the art is cool.
 
2013-09-07 03:00:05 PM

cochlear: TastyEloi: cochlear: img src=http://www.flickr.com/photos/jonezoo/8659901455/in/set-7215763327 41715 40

Those sculptures are amazing. Anyone going to the site should also scroll to the previous images too. The giant scorpion and locust are pretty cool.

Would like to know exactly where these are located.

google Sky Art, Galleta Meadows, or Borrego Springs.  The sculptures  (120 of them!) are scattered around the desert outside of the tiny town of Borrego Springs in eastern San Diego County


Thanks for the info. I'd love to see them in person, if I ever get the chance.
 
2013-09-07 03:04:55 PM
mmmm, Carmel flavored havoc. My favorite.
 
2013-09-07 03:06:53 PM

DarkVader: Zizzowop: [farm8.staticflickr.com image 500x250]
Wish there was a city ordinance to get rid of this hideous lawn art-in San Jose.

Or did you mean the house?  Because the house is pretty damn ugly.  But the art is cool.


It's not so cool when you see it up close, and it's very out of place, looks like it should be in front of a Gov. building or something. Not everyone is a fan of modern art, particularly in front of their house.
 
2013-09-07 03:09:10 PM

bardicmisfit: God. Carmel.

They don't have streetlights, either, so they can "enjoy the stars." Which means you'd better know your way around if you find yourself there at night, since the town is in a goddamned pine forest and is pitch black once the sun goes down.

Don't count on the street signs to help you, though, because they consist of words carved vertically into wooden posts, so you can't see them. Even if you could, though, you'd better know your landmarks (in pitch darkness) since the houses don't have addresses. Yes, you read that correctly. No address numbers. Rather than being designated "123 Dolores Avenue" or some such, they instead have carved driftwood signs with adorable names like "Casa de Carmel" or "Seaside Paradise" or "Up-My-Own-Ass Mansion." Signs that you can't see, by the way, because NO FARKING STREETLIGHTS.

Make sure not to spend too much time in the street trying to figure all of this out, though, or you may end up the ICU. Through a fortuitous combination of advanced age, exorbitant wealth, and expansive insurance, Carmel drivers tend to be cavalier about optional road courtesies like "right of way" or "stop signs." Anyway, they can always buy another Lexus if they ruin that one.

Of course, by this point you're wondering why you would go there at all, even if you had a legitimate reason. Well, you should know that Carmel residents (I'm sorry, I'm sorry, CARMEL-BY-THE-SEA residents. Saying the full name of their town, you will find, is very important) avoid going into the crime-ridden hellholes of Monterey or Pacific Grove (one is 10 minutes down the highway, and the other is 5). So, don't expect them to leave their idyllic hamlet on your behalf. Unless you live in Pebble Beach, of course; in that case, could you leave their name at the 17-Mile-Drive gate so they don't have to pay?

If I ever get enough money, I would love to move back to Monterey/Pacific Grove. But I would love nothing more than for Carmel to burn to the ground and be absorbed in ...


Well, there are streetlights that point their light downward to avoid light pollution, and lots of communities have adopted those. . But if you're not going to have streetlights at all, then lit house address numbers are a must. I can understand aesthetics, but you have to be practical too.
 
2013-09-07 03:13:21 PM
One of the best sayings evar is used in describing t rex teeth, serrated bananas.
 
2013-09-07 03:18:01 PM
From TastyEloi:
Well, there are streetlights that point their light downward to avoid light pollution, and lots of communities have adopted those. . But if you're not going to have streetlights at all, then lit house address numbers are a must. I can understand aesthetics, but you have to be practical too.

Here's a "historical fun fact" from http://www.carmelcalifornia.com/index.cfm/press.htm#l_19:

Unwilling to see their village become "citified," Carmel's founding fathers rejected the practice of house-to-house mail delivery in favor of a central post office. To this day, there are still no addresses, parking meters or streetlights, and no sidewalks outside of Carmel's downtown commercial area. The local post office continues to serve as a social hub for residents retrieving mail from post office boxes, while those seeking directions receive hints such as "fifth house on the east side of Torres Street, blue trim, driftwood fence" or by the legendary names adorning most houses, such as "Periwinkle" or "Sea Urchin." It is, by the way, considered to be bad luck to change the original name on a Carmel cottage.

This whole town can go to hell.
 
2013-09-07 03:20:34 PM

darth_badger: [www.rocksbackpages.com image 216x280]

Approves.


(Thought I already posted this but now can't find it)

I came here for the T. Rex reference! KALMIYH.
 
2013-09-07 03:24:41 PM

bardicmisfit: From TastyEloi:
Well, there are streetlights that point their light downward to avoid light pollution, and lots of communities have adopted those. . But if you're not going to have streetlights at all, then lit house address numbers are a must. I can understand aesthetics, but you have to be practical too.

Here's a "historical fun fact" from http://www.carmelcalifornia.com/index.cfm/press.htm#l_19:

Unwilling to see their village become "citified," Carmel's founding fathers rejected the practice of house-to-house mail delivery in favor of a central post office. To this day, there are still no addresses, parking meters or streetlights, and no sidewalks outside of Carmel's downtown commercial area. The local post office continues to serve as a social hub for residents retrieving mail from post office boxes, while those seeking directions receive hints such as "fifth house on the east side of Torres Street, blue trim, driftwood fence" or by the legendary names adorning most houses, such as "Periwinkle" or "Sea Urchin." It is, by the way, considered to be bad luck to change the original name on a Carmel cottage.

This whole town can go to hell.


So, how do you really feel?
Carmel isn't that bad. If you look a little deeper you'll realize that a lot of the young people who work in hospitality in the area live in Carmel. The people who have second or third homes there are the ones with the money and they are the problem. My girlfriend and I would staple random made up cottage names to our apartment door like "In my closet by the sea" or "driftwood butt plug" Some of the best parties I've been to have been in the fancy bars after hours with the staff.

And really, how hard is "San Carlos, two southeast of Sixth?" Especially seeing how the blocks are all about four houses long.

I hope this guy gets to keep his dinosaur. If not I'll truck it over to Monterey for my lawn. I'm sure the landlord won't mind.
 
2013-09-07 03:25:43 PM

propasaurus: Where would this great country of ours be without the local busybody?


Speaking as the local busybody (sort of), I think the only thing that got my jackhole neighbor to stop roaring out of his driveway at four AM every day on a Harley was me notifying the village clerk, who then sent a state trooper around to get my statement. Really don't know where it went from there, but it stopped about two weeks later.

I don't care what most people do on their own property until it starts affecting my sleep or work, since I work at home. I had to have a talk with my neighbor's teenage son because his new subwoofer was making my entire house vibrate for hours...

What I'm getting at here is that busybodies come in different calibers.
 
2013-09-07 03:32:28 PM
I'll be impressed when it makes coffee.

images4.wikia.nocookie.net
/hot
 
2013-09-07 03:35:16 PM
The homowner failed by not also putting a statue of Turok.
 
2013-09-07 03:36:32 PM
crotchgrabber:
So, how do you really feel?
Carmel isn't that bad. If you look a little deeper you'll realize that a lot of the young people who work in hospitality in the area live in Carmel. The people who have second or third homes there are the ones with the money and they are the problem. My girlfriend and I would staple random made up cottage names to our apartment door like "In my closet by the sea" or "driftwood butt plug" Some of the best parties I've been to have been in the fancy bars after hours with the staff.

And really, how hard is "San Carlos, two southeast of Sixth?" Especially seeing how the blocks are all about four houses long.

I hope this guy gets to keep his dinosaur. If not I'll truck it over to Monterey for my lawn. I'm sure the landlord won't mind.


I went to school in the area, lived there for a decade (New Monterey, but up the hill near the PG border), got married there, and was pretty entrenched in the local hospitality industry. I'm quite familiar with the socioeconomic breakdown of the area. The stratification of the people that live on the peninsula- the moneyed, and the students/working poor that are the engine of the local economy- is the reason I don't live there anymore. I had a young family, and wanted to buy a house. We did it where we live now with what we paid for rent there, with the tradeoff of not getting to see the ocean from my bedroom window anymore. I'd love to go back home one day, but not until I've made my fortune (snort).

Yes, it's really that bad. And no, it's not hard to deduce an address from convoluted directions and a bullshiat sign. It's just mind-bogglingly pretentious, especially considering that their "village" isn't even remotely isolated.
 
2013-09-07 03:49:15 PM

bardicmisfit: crotchgrabber:
So, how do you really feel?
Carmel isn't that bad. If you look a little deeper you'll realize that a lot of the young people who work in hospitality in the area live in Carmel. The people who have second or third homes there are the ones with the money and they are the problem. My girlfriend and I would staple random made up cottage names to our apartment door like "In my closet by the sea" or "driftwood butt plug" Some of the best parties I've been to have been in the fancy bars after hours with the staff.

And really, how hard is "San Carlos, two southeast of Sixth?" Especially seeing how the blocks are all about four houses long.

I hope this guy gets to keep his dinosaur. If not I'll truck it over to Monterey for my lawn. I'm sure the landlord won't mind.

I went to school in the area, lived there for a decade (New Monterey, but up the hill near the PG border), got married there, and was pretty entrenched in the local hospitality industry. I'm quite familiar with the socioeconomic breakdown of the area. The stratification of the people that live on the peninsula- the moneyed, and the students/working poor that are the engine of the local economy- is the reason I don't live there anymore. I had a young family, and wanted to buy a house. We did it where we live now with what we paid for rent there, with the tradeoff of not getting to see the ocean from my bedroom window anymore. I'd love to go back home one day, but not until I've made my fortune (snort).

Yes, it's really that bad. And no, it's not hard to deduce an address from convoluted directions and a bullshiat sign. It's just mind-bogglingly pretentious, especially considering that their "village" isn't even remotely isolated.


Yeah, it's stupid and pretentious. Maybe I've just got rose colored glasses because the two years I spent living in Carmel were a post-divorce cocaine, booze and sex binge and it was awesome. I've got a great apartment in New Monterey now, right down the street from Bay View Elementary (I'm sure you know the area).
 
2013-09-07 04:02:15 PM
crotchgrabber:
Yeah, it's stupid and pretentious. Maybe I've just got rose colored glasses because the two years I spent living in Carmel were a post-divorce cocaine, booze and sex binge and it was awesome. I've got a great apartment in New Monterey now, right down the ...

Yup, I know the area. =) We lived on Alice St, a few blocks away from Hill Top Park by David. Before that, I lived around the corner from Compagno's, and in Marina for a bit after college.

I'm not saying there aren't awesome people in Carmel. I went over there a lot for community theater, and had an affinity for Jack London's (I had more fun in Carmel Valley than in Carmel itself, though). I'm just saying that as a whole, that place turns me into a walking eye-roll. Especially the fact that, as you say, most of the worst people there are vacation homeowners that don't actually contribute anything to the area except their attitude.
 
2013-09-07 04:32:43 PM
Carmel.....

Go to cheese shop

Go to Sushi Heaven

Play people spotting games like "Is she a bag lady or an heiress?" for 15 minutes

Get the fark outa dodge
 
2013-09-07 04:40:25 PM

JohnAnnArbor: mrswood: Your yard dinosaur really rex the neighborhood.

I'd like to see a cute little yard gnome in it's mouth.

[www.sugarpost.com image 413x496]

From here.


thank you for that post, you just solved a Christmas present dilemma.. :)
 
2013-09-07 05:49:56 PM
i251.photobucket.com
 
2013-09-07 06:22:02 PM

Zizzowop: DarkVader: Zizzowop: [farm8.staticflickr.com image 500x250]
Wish there was a city ordinance to get rid of this hideous lawn art-in San Jose.

Or did you mean the house?  Because the house is pretty damn ugly.  But the art is cool.

It's not so cool when you see it up close, and it's very out of place, looks like it should be in front of a Gov. building or something. Not everyone is a fan of modern art, particularly in front of their house.


It's not bad to look at but seems a bit big for the yard. Like a satellite dish fell over.
 
2013-09-07 06:48:42 PM

MythDragon: [lparchive.org image 640x480]

I emptied a whole mag into that farking dinosaur. Fark that thing.


Four words.
Greatest. Vampire. Game. Ever.
/even better as a Malkavian!
 
2013-09-07 06:52:28 PM
Polka will never die.

/too obscure?
 
2013-09-07 09:21:22 PM
The owners of this T-Rex are friends of mine.  I have been green-lighted for only 1 headline ever, and here they are the subject of a story and didn't know what fark.com was until we called and told them to look.  Life is not fair, I must be your typical loser Fark reader.
 
2013-09-07 09:46:07 PM

Curious: The department requires all exterior structures and building alterations to undergo review.
 
well since it is neither of those things piss off regulatory assholes.

google provides the building and other codes for carmel and there may be a set back issue but all the codes reference building not statues/sculptures/art work.


And take a ride through -
Beverly Hills, just before dawn,
And knock the lil' jockeys off the
Rich peoples' lawn
And before they get up
I'll be gone, I'll be gone.
Before they get up
I'll be knockin' the jockeys off the lawn.
Down in the dew.
 
2013-09-07 10:56:59 PM

black_knight: Polka will never die.

/too obscure?


+1 for referencing w/o the Dos Santos illustration.
/no Funny vote available
 
2013-09-08 01:20:45 AM
Not sure if this is the artist that made the dino in FTA,
but check out  what is available at
http://www.ricardoabreceda.com/Available-Page1.html
www.ricardoabreceda.com
/hot and rusty
 
2013-09-08 04:00:18 AM

black_knight: Polka will never die.

/too obscure?


Please, it's like you're not even trying.

/hail Butters!
 
2013-09-08 04:49:59 AM

Torion!: Not sure if this is the artist that made the dino in FTA,
but check out  what is available at
http://www.ricardoabreceda.com/Available-Page1.html
[www.ricardoabreceda.com image 850x141]
/hot and rusty


Ricardo Breceda made all the statues out in Borrego Springs that I referred to in an earlier post. He's VERY good.  Great attention to details, and strives for accuracy in his depictions.  Wish  could afford one of his  T-Rexes for my front yard :(
 
2013-09-08 05:43:04 AM
there are several other t-rexes in the south bay in front of businesses. not sure if they're by the same artist.
 
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