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Art & Inspiration I put a Christmas tree in the front yard and the city dosen't like it!

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Don Moyer, Dec 24, 2009.

  1. The last couple years I have been putting a model a pick up out in the front yard with a tree in it...well, this year I put this old funny car body to use! The frame is 2 x 3 lumber and the roll cage is oak hand railing, all painted with rustoleum...a penguin is driving of coarse! Then made a quick "tree" for the display..after much discussion with the city, they said I could keep it there this year, but not again! Merry Christmas everyone!

  2. allengator
    Joined: Sep 21, 2006
    Posts: 293

    from Keller, TX

    some people have no sense of humor!!!
    I like it!
  3. Exactly what "Law" were you breaking?
  4. neonloverrob
    Joined: Jan 25, 2009
    Posts: 560

    from newton, ks

    Next year wrap some lights around a naked maniquin sitting on a shitter! then they'll like your car idea better!:D:D:D
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  5. Special Ed
    Joined: Nov 1, 2007
    Posts: 5,531

    Special Ed

    He broke the law when he "redlighted" !
  6. That's funny. I'm so hyper sesitive to the ACLU and all those grinches
    out there that I bought the thread theme hook, line and sinker!
    So the PC police have a heart this year? That's good, you'll have to
    be even more creative next year..

    Nice yard decor, Merry Christmas!
    Last edited: Dec 24, 2009
  7. Mazooma1
    Joined: Jun 5, 2007
    Posts: 13,600

    Member can it be legal this year, but not next year...?

    It must fall under some code of not parking a vehicle on the lawn. Some cities require tha all vehicles be in the driveway or garage.
    I could make a pretty good argument that that isn't a car or's a body...
  8. ryno
    Joined: Oct 6, 2005
    Posts: 3,470


    its lawn art.
  9. 18n57
    Joined: Jun 29, 2007
    Posts: 566


    I like it !! 'bout the city tolerating a little artistic license. Next year put a manger and baby in front of it...they won't mess with that!
  10. Antny
    Joined: Aug 19, 2009
    Posts: 1,071

    from Noo Yawk

    Screw the town 'authorities'. Do what you want, as long as no laws are being broken.

    My townies called me yesterday saying I had to remove some snow fencing I put up to protect my front yard plantings from road salt. I asked them why. They said "a neighbor complained" about the look of the fence. (It's store-bought silt fence). I asked if I was violating any ordinance, they said no. I promptly told them to stop bothering me then, the fence is staying.

    So unless you're in violation of some ordinance, do whatever you want.

  11. yes, code violation for parking a vehicle on an un approved parking surface. Also, code violation for vehicle without I said, please read me the legal definition for vehicle...hehe, got them there cause my "funny car" did not meet any of the criteria. So later they came back with we could call it used car parts, but let it slide because I explained the theme...I wasn't looking to make waves and this is one of those stories where the government was not that bad to deal with...
  12. t-buckethead
    Joined: Jun 20, 2006
    Posts: 256

    from texas

    I like the naked maniquin and shitter idea myself holding a sign saying ''KISS MY ASS". MERRY X-MAS...
  13. Mazooma1
    Joined: Jun 5, 2007
    Posts: 13,600


    I doubt they'll bug you next year. Just keep smiling and don't get shitty.
    Gettin shitty never goes over well.
    Neat decoration...
  14. the maniquin sounds like plowboy's avatar... : )
  15. low budget
    Joined: Nov 15, 2006
    Posts: 5,539

    low budget
    from Central Ky

    Must be HAMB members on the city council
    Did they say it would be O.K. if you brought the A back next year?:D
    Last edited: Dec 24, 2009
  16. scrape
    Joined: Sep 22, 2003
    Posts: 1,131


    wish you were my nabor....
    i like it.... haha...
    you could concrete the whole front yard for next year, and use the willys... lol...
  17. 49ratfink
    Joined: Feb 8, 2004
    Posts: 17,510

    from California

    some guy out this way put a Jesus with a shotgun and Santa laying dead in front of him. behind that he parked his truck with Rudolf on the hood all broken and dead.

    try that one next year
  18. Mazooma1
    Joined: Jun 5, 2007
    Posts: 13,600


    how festive!
  19. dodgedartgt
    Joined: Dec 25, 2006
    Posts: 95

    from SW FL

    Go back to a Model A theme next year, but made out of plywood. Same deal, it is not a vehicle... it is art. Freedom of speech and expression!
    Merry Christmas to you, or can I not say that because of the PC Police!?
    Mikey Bynum
  20. bbc 1957 gasser
    Joined: Aug 3, 2007
    Posts: 685

    bbc 1957 gasser

    put a santa in the drivers seat and i think they would look at it diffrent ..
  21. Belchfire8
    Joined: Sep 18, 2005
    Posts: 1,542


    ...maybe you should ask if a sled with Santa in it is considered a "vehicle", if not then next year put a stuffed Santa in the car with a Rudolph hooked to the front of the car and tell them it's a sled. Have Rudolphs nose timed with the foul light on the christmas tree.
  22. slamdpup
    Joined: Apr 27, 2005
    Posts: 1,094


    fuck'em if they cant take a joke..
  23. tfeverfred
    Joined: Nov 11, 2006
    Posts: 15,796


    Not to piss on your holiday spirit, but at first glance that does look like a car is parked in your front yard. Maybe some more lighting or "Happy Holidays" written on it would help. It's a cool idea, but with stuff like that, you have to make it REALLY obvious for the folks who may not get it.
  24. Slim Pickens
    Joined: Dec 15, 2008
    Posts: 3,348

    Slim Pickens

    Don, thats great. Merry Christmas. Im gonna do this one next year. Slim

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  25. billygoat67
    Joined: Jul 13, 2007
    Posts: 341


    looks pretty cool to me. our city ordinance says you can't park a car on soft surfaces, you have to have a license on a vehicle setting on your property, but you can have a trailer with the biggest piece of shit setting on it and, or a privacy fence with a yard full of shit, that's ok.
    i don't know who makes the laws up for the most free nation on earth?.
  26. it rad lawn art to me if it doesn't run leave it up all year screw em
    Joined: Mar 6, 2008
    Posts: 257


    A few years back I decided to have some holiday fun, Now we know there is to be No baby in the manger till Christmas morn, so i put a NOTICEABLEY pregnant Mary out for the week leading up. no prob with the town, BUT a few neighbors were not so amused!.
  28. Some people have no sense of humor! I like it! It's not the same boring crap like everyone else!
  29. cadillac nut
    Joined: Oct 2, 2008
    Posts: 560

    cadillac nut

    mmmmmmmmmm.......... bambi .
  30. jeffh355
    Joined: Feb 17, 2009
    Posts: 130


    That is awesome!!! Wish I had a neighbor like you!!!!

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