Friday, November 21, 2008

All I Could Say Was...WTF???

No kidding. I really saw this yesterday. This is an outdoor display at a private home in our great state of Massassachusetts. If I hadn't had actually been there myself, I probably never would have believed it.
I went to visit a friend I haven't seen in a while in the Southeastern part of the state. As she took me down the road to this house she told me, "you've got to see this". In the center of the picture, in front of the American Flag thingie is a (I kid you not) Statue of Liberty statue in the middle of a small man made pond. That's right, it's a fountain that I'm told goes on at night, lit up in all of Lady Liberty's glory. In the back, there is a horse drawn carriage complete with a fake guy wearing a straw hat sitting in the carriage and several other random cement statues scattered around that my iphone couldn't fully capture in this shot.

This is the front of the house. The tall statue of a Venus is one of about six that sit atop the fence that lines the entrance. On the initial approach to the home, just before it came into focus, I thought was that she was taking me to see an incredible Halloween display that was still up. This was SOOO much better. And because I'm a freak! I exclaimed wildly that I had to get out of the car and take pictures so that I could display them on my blog. We had a great laugh while I was snapping away with my phone in front of this guy's "constitutionally correct" outdoor expression of patriotisim. ( no biggie, I'm sure he's used to it by now).

Legend has it that the occupant of this house was asked a few years back by a neighbor if he could take down his display, just temporarily, until they sold their adjacent home. What do you think he did? Not only did he NOT remove the statues, he added more, digging in his proverbial heels, so to speak. Needless to say, he's probably not the most popular guy on his block.

And because with every great visual, there has to be a "cherry" that tops it. This is located on the opposite side of of the yard from Lady Liberty. Here is the money shot:

No where else but the great US of A. I dare not tell you where this is. Rumor has it the guy is in "waste management".

Because really, What Would Jesus Do?

17 comments:

Sass said...

Wow.

What about the separation of church and state? I'm concerned now.

I thought the guy down the street from me was pretty interesting with his pygmy goats and purple marlin houses.

I got nothing. ;)

Tova Darling said...

Holy cow!!! It's like some sort of weird museum.

Poobomber said...

Nationalism...the greatest invention since Jedi mind control.

Dr Zibbs said...

Classy

Piece o' Coconut Cake said...

Wow. I'm typeless...

Robot Nine said...

Wearing it on your sleeve, always a red flag (pardon the red flag, sir, it's a red herring, not a commie banner).

B.E. Earl said...

Looks like he is one of those "real Americans" that Sarah Palin is always yapping about.

Candy's daily Dandy said...

OMG Earl! You're eyes were just buggin at me! Were they always like that? or is this a new development in the avitar world?
cool anyway!

BeckEye said...

I’m gonna rise up, gonna kick a little ass, gonna kick some ass in the USA, gonna climb a mountain, gonna sew a flag, gonna fly on an eagle. I’m gonna kick some butt, gonna drive a big truck, I’m gonna rule this world, gonna kick some ass. I’m gonna rise up, gonna kick a little ass. ROCK, FLAG AND EAGLE!!

(I love anyone who gets this reference.)

McGone said...

BeckEye loves me for knowing that's Charlie Kelly's song from "Always Sunny in Philadelphia." And I heart BeckEye for making the reference.

Some Guy said...

I heart both BeckEye AND McGone for reminding me of that!

Scope said...

Used to people taking pictures? You don't go over the top like that without WANTING the gawk and talk.

~E said...

OOooH OOooH I know! One of his friends owned a cement statue store and due to the economic crisis had to declare bankruptcy and close down. Out of the kindness of his heart, neighbor dude bought out all the gaudiest pieces that wouldn't sell and decided to proudly display them in his yard in support of his poor friend and as a statement about the trying state of the nation.

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How'd I do?? Do I get an A for Effort?

LYDIA said...

very nice Candy! I remember when I was a teenager the *BIG* thing to do on weekends was visit all of the scary/haunted sites in Salt Lake City. One of them we called Sidewalks. It was a huge backyard that had wandering sidewalks everywhere and weird statues along the pathway. Rumor was that the guy killed his wife and buried her under one of these statues. Probably a bunch of crap....

Miles McClagan said...

You couldn't do that in Tasmania, the local vandals would have a field day, and the NIMBYs (Not In my back yard) would have a field day complaining...I might build a Sydney Harbor Bridge to test it out...

Gwen said...

Wow. That is somethin' else.

You've inspired me to finally post about the lion house here in town.

Vodka Mom said...

I think you should do a shout out for people to send you photos of CRAZY yards in their town!! That would be damn cool!!!