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(Gizmodo)   Do you think your neighbors go a bit overboard on Christmas decorations? At least you don't live next to the guy with 502,165 Christmas lights   (gizmodo.com) divider line 46
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7910 clicks; posted to Main » on 25 Nov 2013 at 5:31 PM (1 year ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2013-11-25 03:41:14 PM  
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No, it still can't be seen from space.
 
2013-11-25 03:54:11 PM  
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2013-11-25 04:06:11 PM  
Gay vs. Dicks
 
2013-11-25 04:27:46 PM  
Technically I do live next to him, but he won't be laughing when I replace a single light with a burnt-out one, and all his lights go dark.


Then he's got to find which one it is.
 
2013-11-25 05:33:15 PM  
Came for Griswolds, leaving happy.
 
2013-11-25 05:35:32 PM  
Why do I get choked up watching the kids enjoy the show?

/farking hormones
 
2013-11-25 05:40:26 PM  
It's his electricity. Let him do what he wants.
 
2013-11-25 05:40:49 PM  
He should be wrapped up like deuce.
 
2013-11-25 05:43:27 PM  
were unseated last year by the Gay family

Not sure what their sexual orientation has to do with this story.
 
2013-11-25 05:47:28 PM  
His neighbors are better than mine. If I asked mine if I could light up their yard's I'd meet the business end of a shotgun.
 
2013-11-25 05:50:43 PM  
My neighbors are some kind of immigrant family that listens to Mexican and Arab music all day. Somehow I doubt I'll be bothered by their "Christmas display."
 
2013-11-25 05:55:01 PM  
This Xmas display gives Jesus a huge boner.
 
2013-11-25 05:58:05 PM  
Where's the Tylenol?
 
2013-11-25 05:59:00 PM  
Its not like electricity produces CO2 let him do what he likes.
 
2013-11-25 06:01:24 PM  
cdn.mos.totalfilm.com
 
2013-11-25 06:03:21 PM  

NutWrench: It's his electricity. Let him do what he wants.


Actually it's not. FTFA: "And it doesn't come cheap, either. Richard says his electric bill runs about $2,291 each month the lights are up, although a local energy company is covering the cost."

So yeah, screw these people. Not only wasting a ton of electricity, they feel entitled to do it since the power company is footing the bill (and assumably passing the cost on to everyone else).
 
2013-11-25 06:03:23 PM  

fusillade762: were unseated last year by the Gay family

Not sure what their sexual orientation has to do with this story.


They are desecrating the sanctity of baby Jesus's birthday.
 
2013-11-25 06:16:55 PM  
Talk about pissing your money away *hick*.
 
2013-11-25 06:16:56 PM  
Ready for a big number?

Um... no Gizmodo. When the number of lights is 257,885,161-1, then I'll be impressed by "a big number".
 
2013-11-25 06:22:22 PM  
I wonder if they can see that from space. That's a lot's a lights.
 
2013-11-25 06:22:40 PM  

UberDave:


Turn out the lights, elaine
 
2013-11-25 06:22:46 PM  
Who's the farker that does something similar and puts a weblink that lets us control them. Call him to the thread please.
 
2013-11-25 06:23:39 PM  
I wouldn't mind the lights but I don't think I'd like a guy who counted up 502,165 lights.
 
2013-11-25 06:26:20 PM  
Who cares about the lights, that bear gif in the comments is pure awesome.

Unfortunately, too big to post (1.8M), even linking it from imgur.
 
2013-11-25 06:34:19 PM  

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: My neighbors are some kind of immigrant family that listens to Mexican and Arab music all day. Somehow I doubt I'll be bothered by their "Christmas display."


Fun fact: Mexico is a Catholic country, and they still celebrate the Navidad last I checked. Also, there are a shiatload of Arab Christians in the world since the religion kind of started in that area.
 
2013-11-25 06:44:12 PM  
For the first time in the last 5 xmases, I put a tree up. Apartment living makes things smaller, but I still like getting slightly misty on Baileys and listen to Johnny Mathis xmas tunes and make stupid drunk long distance calls.
 
2013-11-25 06:46:52 PM  
 
2013-11-25 06:46:54 PM  

ladyfortuna: NutWrench: It's his electricity. Let him do what he wants.

Actually it's not. FTFA: "And it doesn't come cheap, either. Richard says his electric bill runs about $2,291 each month the lights are up, although a local energy company is covering the cost."

So yeah, screw these people. Not only wasting a ton of electricity, they feel entitled to do it since the power company is footing the bill (and assumably passing the cost on to everyone else).


It's connected to a charity drive (I presume he charges admission or at least collects donations from the tourists). Electric company gets good publicity and a tax writeoff for its probably <$10k. SIDS-prevention charity gets money. S'okay!
 
2013-11-25 07:10:48 PM  

ornithopter: ladyfortuna: NutWrench: It's his electricity. Let him do what he wants.

Actually it's not. FTFA: "And it doesn't come cheap, either. Richard says his electric bill runs about $2,291 each month the lights are up, although a local energy company is covering the cost."

So yeah, screw these people. Not only wasting a ton of electricity, they feel entitled to do it since the power company is footing the bill (and assumably passing the cost on to everyone else).

It's connected to a charity drive (I presume he charges admission or at least collects donations from the tourists). Electric company gets good publicity and a tax writeoff for its probably <$10k. SIDS-prevention charity gets money. S'okay!


There's a local guy who does much the same thing for some charity or another.  He's got a very elaborate set-up, and he takes donations for (I think) diabetes research.
 
2013-11-25 07:15:41 PM  

ReapTheChaos: [cdn.mos.totalfilm.com image 600x400]


Still the worst movie I've ever seen.

/Only bits of value were stolen from Christmas Vacation
 
2013-11-25 07:57:10 PM  
I remember some houses in Upper Saddle River that had so many lights that the owners had to spray flocking on their roofs, because the lights melted all of the snow.
 
2013-11-25 07:58:43 PM  
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2013-11-25 08:00:20 PM  
I don't need to live next to one of those guys.

I already have the thermostat turned down as far as it will go because my apartment heats itself between my machines and the enormous heat sink that is my books and DVDs.

But boy, the neighbourhood must save on electricity thanks to him!
 
2013-11-25 08:09:51 PM  
It's a big write-off for the electric company, who can easily afford to take the cost from their advertising and marketing budget.

Typical. They tell you to save electricity for the Love of Man, God and Nature, and then spend a fortune encouraging you to burn through electricity like Scrooge pocketing condiments in a fast food restaurant.

Burn! Save! Burn! Save! Burn! Save!

Moleman:  I was shouting Bu-urns!

I like the natural look--a little bit of ice on the eves, some green on the conifers, festive fall colours on the deciduous trees. White lights to simulate the stars that inspired Martin Luther to invent this crap. A sort of Pandora Moon effect where stuff glows but doesn't rotate or blind like a light house.
 
2013-11-25 08:36:44 PM  
Was that lady drinking a Lowenbrau at 0:51?
 
2013-11-25 08:59:58 PM  
FTFNPR: "Richards says it costs about $2,291 ($2,500 Australian) each month to power the display."

No. NO. NO!

You do not take a clearly rounded-off approximation, and then display its precise-to-the-dollar exchange rate conversion. ~AUD$2,500 is not ~US$2,291. It's ~US$2,300.

/hate bad editing
 
2013-11-25 09:40:00 PM  
static.fjcdn.com
 
2013-11-26 02:24:12 AM  

UberDave: [img.fark.net image 400x332]


hookedonhouses.net
 
2013-11-26 05:05:23 AM  

ornithopter: Electric company gets good publicity and a tax writeoff for its probably <$10k. SIDS-prevention charity gets money. S'okay!


What the hell is WRONG with you. Show me numbers where the charity gets at least as much in direct donations (ie NOT going to 'administrative costs') as the power company writes off.

Something tells me I'll be waiting a long time for those numbers.
 
2013-11-26 05:12:24 AM  

ladyfortuna: What the hell is WRONG with you. Show me numbers where the charity gets at least as much in direct donations (ie NOT going to 'administrative costs') as the power company writes off.

Something tells me I'll be waiting a long time for those numbers.


Show numbers that tell us that it doesn't.

/something tells us all we'll be waiting just as long for those numbers
 
2013-11-26 05:36:23 AM  
http://youtu.be/EVLDpnLzGlg

Don't look directly at the snowman.
 
2013-11-26 07:49:52 AM  

Lt. Cheese Weasel: For the first time in the last 5 xmases, I put a tree up. Apartment living makes things smaller, but I still like getting slightly misty on Baileys and listen to Johnny Mathis xmas tunes and make stupid drunk long distance calls.


Same here. Will anyway when it arrives. I was anti-Christmas for a long time, but last year my girlfriend really wanted a tree and I finally relented. We went in looked in the only lot near us (carless folk) and all they had was too tall for apartments and we balked at the cost.

This is year I did an internet search for apartment sized trees and found a place that'll deliver. I shelled out nearly 80 bucks for a 5 foot tree. Luckily she's not a Farker, because it's a surprise to her. They sent me the confirmation that it shipped earlier this week. She's been going nuts for weeks because she hates surprises and I told her I got her something nice and if a REALLY BIG box gets delivered and I'm not home, to open it, as it's for her. Stewed the pot some more when I got the shipping confirmation.  ;)

Originally I was thinking our holidays were farked since our new landlords raised our rent, I shiat you not, one thousand dollars more than we were already paying. We found a place to move to temporarily because we can't afford the $3K for first months rent, last months rent, deposit and pet deposit, and we are going to have to move on Christmas day since that is the only day we have off together to rent a truck, but I decided, fark it, I was going to make our current place nice for her, for the season, before we moved. Bought some nice lights for it too.

/CSB?
 
2013-11-26 01:46:59 PM  
These people are tools.
 
2013-11-26 05:21:17 PM  
gweilo8888:

Oooh, you're clever.

/sigh
 
2013-11-26 07:39:05 PM  

ladyfortuna: Oooh, you're clever.

/sigh


At least I don't run around making completely unsubstantiated, baseless claims, so there's that.

/for somebody who I know isn't new here, you sure do seem to be new here
 
2013-11-27 02:25:39 AM  

gweilo8888: ladyfortuna: Oooh, you're clever.

/sigh

At least I don't run around making completely unsubstantiated, baseless claims, so there's that.

/for somebody who I know isn't new here, you sure do seem to be new here


You sure do seem to like following me around suddenly. Have fun with that.
 
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