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(Chron)   A Christmas display featured a mannequin with outstretched arms entangled in a string of Christmas lights and clinging to a ledge with a ladder toppled over in the front yard. Surprisingly someone had a problem with this   (chron.com) divider line 45
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2013-12-25 12:49:28 AM  
uptight killjoys need to relax
 
2013-12-25 12:49:46 AM  
That's funny.

It's like the report of a 3 car MVC earlier that ended up being a disabled vehicle and two others who stopped to help.

FFS, take a second and make sure you know what you are looking at.
 
2013-12-25 01:13:40 AM  

Bucky Katt: uptight killjoys need to relax


Indeed.

cretinbob: That's funny.

It's like the report of a 3 car MVC earlier that ended up being a disabled vehicle and two others who stopped to help.

FFS, take a second and make sure you know what you are looking at.


That, too.  I honestly think that may be the best Christmas display I've seen.  Bonus:  Creator's name is Bubba.
 
2013-12-25 01:37:33 AM  
That's not a mannequin, dummy.
 
2013-12-25 01:56:28 AM  
It needs smoke and sparks coming out. That would be funny.
 
2013-12-25 02:44:15 AM  

cretinbob: That's funny.

It's like the report of a 3 car MVC earlier that ended up being a disabled vehicle and two others who stopped to help.

FFS, take a second and make sure you know what you are looking at.


This. If you spend more than 10 seconds, you'll notice the lack of movement and screams for help.
 
2013-12-25 04:04:10 AM  
guymanningham.com
 
2013-12-25 04:07:45 AM  
Old & busted. I've seen this in my neighborhood every year for the last decade. Srsly, come up with some new schtick.
 
2013-12-25 04:08:12 AM  
And I think some Farker posted this a while back, but I love it so much I think it deserves a repost.

i1.wp.com
 
2013-12-25 04:20:20 AM  

Peki: If you spend more than 10 seconds, you'll notice the lack of movement and screams for help.


Leave my ex out of this.
 
2013-12-25 04:23:04 AM  
He says fire officials told him to take the display down - at least temporarily.

Uhmm, yeah.. about that... How about everyone in the crew give me $100 each and have your wives come over tonight and blow me? Sound good to you? You guys give them a call and start gathering up the cash while I take it down; we got a deal?

And wtf is "temporarily" supposed to mean.. take them down until Valentine's Day and stick `em all back up?!?

Did the crew just get finished doing a controlled burn of 2,000 pounds of confiscated pot or something? Bet they were giggling something fierce!!!
 
2013-12-25 04:25:43 AM  
The display is funny - maybe next time they can make it more over-the-top so nobody (stupidly) thinks it's the real thing.  Like a a second dummy hanging onto the first one's feet, or something.
 
2013-12-25 04:29:28 AM  
Wolf!!
 
2013-12-25 04:30:40 AM  
scontent-b-ord.xx.fbcdn.net
 
2013-12-25 04:37:50 AM  

Danger Avoid Death: Peki: If you spend more than 10 seconds, you'll notice the lack of movement and screams for help.

Leave my ex out of this.


That's funny!
 
2013-12-25 04:39:44 AM  
Responses by emergency services aren't cheap...if the display is realistic enough to trigger a 911 response, it's pretty much like calling a 911 prank call.

That aside, MY question is...why did the person call emergency services--who couldn't possibly get there in time if it was real--instead of just going to help the person he thought he saw about to fall?
 
2013-12-25 05:09:31 AM  

Emposter: Responses by emergency services aren't cheap...if the display is realistic enough to trigger a 911 response, it's pretty much like calling a 911 prank call.

That aside, MY question is...why did the person call emergency services--who couldn't possibly get there in time if it was real--instead of just going to help the person he thought he saw about to fall?


And possibly be shot for trespassing or sued for their trouble?
 
2013-12-25 06:16:18 AM  
Somebody at the Houston Chronicle needs to learn to read, or needs some geography lessons.

FTA:
Murphy says homeowners in his Cobb County neighborhood go all out with their Christmas displays every year.
Berkeley Lake is about 22 miles northeast of downtown Atlanta.


In Gwinnett County

Story linked in Houston Chronicle article:  GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. - A woman called 911 when she noticed what looked like a man hanging near Christmas decorations on a Gwinnett County home.

Berkeley Lake is a VERY upscale little city. Super big McMansions.
 
2013-12-25 06:35:42 AM  

Omahawg: [scontent-b-ord.xx.fbcdn.net image 499x348]


Looks like my Christmas Decorations. Took 15 seconds to write/put up, 5 seconds to recycle. Like. A. Boss.
 
2013-12-25 06:37:20 AM  

TheMega: He says fire officials told him to take the display down - at least temporarily.

Uhmm, yeah.. about that... How about everyone in the crew give me $100 each and have your wives come over tonight and blow me? Sound good to you? You guys give them a call and start gathering up the cash while I take it down; we got a deal?

And wtf is "temporarily" supposed to mean.. take them down until Valentine's Day and stick `em all back up?!?

Did the crew just get finished doing a controlled burn of 2,000 pounds of confiscated pot or something? Bet they were giggling something fierce!!!


It is just 51 days away. Respect.
 
2013-12-25 06:57:55 AM  

Danger Avoid Death: Peki: If you spend more than 10 seconds, you'll notice the lack of movement and screams for help.

Leave my ex out of this.


BaDOOOOM TIiiiSH!
 
2013-12-25 07:05:23 AM  

memebot_of_doom: The display is funny - maybe next time they can make it more over-the-top so nobody (stupidly) thinks it's the real thing.  Like a a second dummy hanging onto the first one's feet, or something.


With a stuffed dog latched onto the last one's pants leg!
 
2013-12-25 07:40:44 AM  
Thanks Uno,

Came here to say the same..
 
2013-12-25 08:16:33 AM  
The Murphy's recently put the display back up due to popular.

They have Nigerians writing their articles now?
 
2013-12-25 08:21:39 AM  
Outstretched arms entangled in a string of Christmas lights?

ibetthejewsdidthis.jpg
 
2013-12-25 08:27:33 AM  
I just don't understand the sequence of events here. Was the person who made the call just completely oblivious to their surroundings and incapable of deducing a situation based on given information?

I just can't imagine seeing something like that and not noticing that the "person" is not moving, not yelling for help, not struggling in any way. Not to mention that this gag has been done to death every year since the invention of suburban Christmas decorations and the only reason you could possibly not know of its existence is if you never go outside, which begs the question of how you saw it in the first place.

Nobody uses their damn brain, apparently.
 
2013-12-25 08:56:06 AM  
Done last year...


~i.imgur.com
 
2013-12-25 09:13:57 AM  
Obviously they are not partaking of the christmas spirits.
 
2013-12-25 09:29:21 AM  
Funny on one part, the other warms my heart that people care enough to call 911 for someone who needs help.
The original story was linked in the article but for lazy ppl. http://www.wsbtv.com/news/news/local/hanging-mannequin-christmas-deco r ation-prompts-911/ncSwh/
 
2013-12-25 09:29:58 AM  
Seriously, if you are stupid enough to think a mannequin is a human, kill yourself. Why not just walk up and say "hey, you need help buddy?" Or, knock on the door. Less embarrassing that way.
 
2013-12-25 10:05:59 AM  
What really happened: Neighbor doesn't like the competition calls 911 , problem solved!
 
2013-12-25 10:19:07 AM  
MANDATORY CREDIT
 
2013-12-25 10:27:28 AM  

Peki: cretinbob: That's funny.

It's like the report of a 3 car MVC earlier that ended up being a disabled vehicle and two others who stopped to help.

FFS, take a second and make sure you know what you are looking at.

This. If you spend more than 10 seconds, you'll notice the lack of movement and screams for help.


I get what you're saying, but, you know, dead people don't scream for help. Then again, a dead person doesn't warrant an emergency response.
 
2013-12-25 10:37:03 AM  

tarheel07: Peki: cretinbob: That's funny.

It's like the report of a 3 car MVC earlier that ended up being a disabled vehicle and two others who stopped to help.

FFS, take a second and make sure you know what you are looking at.

This. If you spend more than 10 seconds, you'll notice the lack of movement and screams for help.

I get what you're saying, but, you know, dead people don't scream for help. Then again, a dead person doesn't warrant an emergency response.


So you're saying the dead person was holding on to the ledge like that?
 
2013-12-25 10:38:52 AM  

JohnNS: tarheel07: Peki: cretinbob: That's funny.

It's like the report of a 3 car MVC earlier that ended up being a disabled vehicle and two others who stopped to help.

FFS, take a second and make sure you know what you are looking at.

This. If you spend more than 10 seconds, you'll notice the lack of movement and screams for help.

I get what you're saying, but, you know, dead people don't scream for help. Then again, a dead person doesn't warrant an emergency response.

So you're saying the dead person was holding on to the ledge like that?


That's what I'm reading
 
2013-12-25 11:00:21 AM  

Bucky Katt: uptight killjoys need to relax


This happens literally every year, and is very dangerous.  People freak out thinking somebody is actually in mortal danger, and will do things like veer off the road and drive up your lawn and jump out to try to save you.. only to find of course that its a prank.

Also elicits a large number of people calling 911 and using up resources that are needed for real emergencies.

Funny for a moment... but there are very good reasons you shouldnt do this.
 
2013-12-25 11:24:06 AM  
I'm going to do this to my neighbor's house next year. Just have to figure out how to get the s.o.b. to climb the ladder.
 
2013-12-25 12:51:43 PM  

OlderGuy: Done last year...


~[i.imgur.com image 600x800]


And the year before that, And the year before that, And the year before that, And the year before that, You get the idea.
 
2013-12-25 12:51:55 PM  

Alonjar: Bucky Katt: uptight killjoys need to relax

This happens literally every year, and is very dangerous.  People freak out thinking somebody is actually in mortal danger, and will do things like veer off the road and drive up your lawn and jump out to try to save you.. only to find of course that its a prank.

Also elicits a large number of people calling 911 and using up resources that are needed for real emergencies.

Funny for a moment... but there are very good reasons you shouldnt do this.


Exactly this. Anyone looking at it for a minute will likely figure it out, but it's what they do in that first minute that could really be a problem. I've seen similar displays where the "person" could be dead, 'cause they're tied up in the lights, not just "hanging on".
 
2013-12-25 03:48:42 PM  

4NTLRZ: Old & busted. I've seen this in my neighborhood every year for the last decade. Srsly, come up with some new schtick.


my cool neighborhood thought this funny a decade ago before everyone else did, therefore it's not funny anymore.

/bah humbug
 
2013-12-25 08:41:35 PM  

wookiee cookie: 4NTLRZ: Old & busted. I've seen this in my neighborhood every year for the last decade. Srsly, come up with some new schtick.

my cool neighborhood thought this funny a decade ago before everyone else did, therefore it's not funny anymore.

/bah humbug


Looks like I'm not the only one who has seen this over & over (if you read up the thread from your post).

This must be new to you & if you think it's funny, that's fine. I also never said anything about my neighborhood being "cool". Go put words in someone else's mouth.

To clarify, I sold that home a while back & no longer live there. It wasn't that cool of a neighborhood.
 
2013-12-25 08:44:52 PM  
i14.photobucket.com

This is my house last Christmas.....My neighbors dont appreciatemy sense of humor
 
2013-12-25 09:34:43 PM  

USAF Retired: This is my house last Christmas.....My neighbors dont appreciatemy sense of humor


Your neighbors need to lighten up.
 
2013-12-25 11:09:51 PM  

JohnNS: tarheel07: Peki: cretinbob: That's funny.

It's like the report of a 3 car MVC earlier that ended up being a disabled vehicle and two others who stopped to help.

FFS, take a second and make sure you know what you are looking at.

This. If you spend more than 10 seconds, you'll notice the lack of movement and screams for help.

I get what you're saying, but, you know, dead people don't scream for help. Then again, a dead person doesn't warrant an emergency response.

So you're saying the dead person was holding on to the ledge like that?


Thanks for covering that for me. Seriously, who would think a dead guy is hanging from a ledge?
 
2013-12-26 09:58:18 AM  
i.imgur.com
 
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