Monday, April 4, 2011

Cheery Camo

Morning Glory comments and submits:

This house is the last residential holdout in what has, over the past 15 years or so, become an industrial district. I guess the owner feels like he (or she) is responsible to bring a little bit of cheery color to the neighborhood.

Score (list provided my Morning Glory, my comments are in red)

  • On the porch, 1  Sun Disk, wind chimes, and Christmas lights.  3 point + 4 points holiday bonus
  • On the fence, 6 artificial sunflowers: 6 points
  • In front of the fence, 2 sunburst-on-a-stick, and 2 flingo-flingoes.: 4 points
  • Windmill in front of the garage: 4 points
(what about the poodle plants, I'm sorry but poodle plants amuse me)

  • On the other side, a matching Sun Disk: 1 point
  • 3 more artificial sunflowers on the picket fence: 3 points
(hum, what is your opinion of antique wheel chairs for porch-al decor?)

The back yard is home to a deer, and a raccoon (trust me, that’s a raccoon to the right of the deer).: 2 points

A blurry picture, but it does show the two wagon wheels leaned up against the tree: 2 points
(whenever I see wheels, I think of Jester ripping them out of the frozen earth)


In the side yard, 5 gazing balls.  The other things are lights, I think: 5 points
What you see here, is a space lading port for the invading aliens. I would keep my eye on this "happy, cheery fun place house)

Subtotal: 34 points

Creativity Bonus

For a pseudo-cheery teletubbies house to divert you eye from the landing base. There is a reason, this house still stands in an industrial area: 2 points

Total: 36 points

This is a scout, memorize his look, research their language, protect your sanity.
Po reporting to basecamp, all is secure in the Raleigh base operations.

Good job Po, waiting to here from Tinky Wink on how is doing in the Florida Keys

50 comments:

  1. That house would not be the same without the sunflowers and flamingos. Looks like the are warding off evil.

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  2. TELE TUBIES!!! haven't heard them in a long time...AGGGHHHHH
    Soon as its gets a little warmer I will be heading out to my overgrown little stash of wagon wheel s to rip some more out!!!hehehe..still trying to figure out how to get the big ones out...they're still on the axle, little bit big for me to be throwing them in a truck by myself self & noone really wants to help me, can you beleive it??

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  3. gwgt, exactly... I like the way you think.

    Jester, I know. The first time I saw that show I knew I was watching pure evil.

    Someone needs to help you claim your stash of wheels. I bet the ground is no longer frozen and helping you with the wheels would not involve super human Jester strength.

    Would you like me to start a campaign for you? We could save the wheels. What ribbon color has not been used?

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  4. I didn't think the antique wheelchairs would qualify as 'yard art' - or 'porch-al decor'. This house really stands out like a sore thumb as you drive down the street, past the factories. I've never seen a person in the yard.

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  5. Morning Glory, that only supports my theory of the house being a alien cell. Keep an eye out for a large purple guy carrying a designer handbag.

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  6. How very cool. I will now be on the look out for homes in my area which qualify.

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  7. Indoor Fountains, I would really hate too think that you may be spam...so have you ever thought of advertising on this blog?

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  8. mmm..teletubbies. I remember the first time I watched them as an amusement with my little sis. I was already pretty much BORED OUT OF MY MIND when they watched the little video. Then at the end they are all jumping up and down "play it again! play it again!" and I'm thinking "oh no. oh no please..not again" but they do.

    The next morning, I was hopeful that it was just a quirk of that one episode, but NOT SO!

    Jester: what do you do with your wheels ripped from the frozen flesh of the earth?

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  9. redgirl the first time I saw the floating decapitated baby noggin giggly manically, I thought it was one of the signs of the apocalypse.

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  10. Would you believe me if I said that I had never heard of a flingo-flingo until I started spectating the Yard Art Game? Is it a private joke amongst the Yard Artists?

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  11. b-a-g, I would believe you because it was a term MorningGlory used last year that we jumped on with glee. So it has become part of the Yard Art Game lexicon.

    What no comment about the Teletubbies? I believe you guys released those fiendish gumdrop colored brain-drains on us. Because Americans just think British TV is better, we were putty in your hands.

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  12. We are ignoring the Teletubbies, as they appear to be some life form trying to change our world through subliminal messages via children's programing.

    Speaking of life forms... those gazing balls are definitely worth watching. I am certain they are communicating to the Mother Ship.

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  13. Hey don't knock the Teletubbies too much. Even though they've been know to cause a few adults to drink they probably saved my life a time or two when I had a hell on wheels two year old, they were the only thing that held his attention for more than 30 seconds.

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  14. Tufa Girl, yeah I have heard that too! My daughter used to like to watch that show and she was not an infant.

    Winnie, I can't knock anything that will give a Mom 30 seconds of peace.

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  15. All I can think of is that if you were able to bag one, you would get a lot of purses and shoes out of it.

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  16. redgirl, true and in some very fashionable colors.

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  17. Add Po and Tinkywinky, and you get that "old lady wears red and purple because she's old and she CAN" look.

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  18. Although after the bad press Tinkywinky got...maybe not

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  19. I think I would wear purple boots. You know the leather would probably be really soft like doeskin.

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  20. They would be my frolicking boots. I could wear a big yellow hat as well.

    How would one take out a TT? I'm thinking a trap, but I'm not sure if a distance shot might be better.

    (bonus...violet from B-a-r-n-e-y)

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  21. I am thinking a compound bow and a Laura Croft outfit.

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  22. So if a red Teletubby and a yellow Teletubby get married and love each other very much, will they have orange children? What about if the milkTubby is blue?

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  23. I really do not want to think about them having sex. I have always be dubious about their head thingies.

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  24. Shreek! You know their names?!?!? There must be a detox potion somewhere. Could you just talk about Lara Croft outfits instead?

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  25. Tufa Girl, will you dress like Laura Croft for the Austin Arts Yard Festival? I think we would all like to see that posted.

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  26. I can't comment on Teletubbies but the Clangers make me proud to be British ...
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OTyjBUoCnKM&feature=related

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  27. I'm sad that no one want to talk about the TT having furry-like sex. Wait. No I'm not. Bleck.

    Yeah b-a-g, you need to find some serious points to redeem the Teletubbies :)

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  28. Sure I can do that... how about this one? http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/7/7a/Lara_Croft.png

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  29. redgirl, you may expound of TT sex if you have a theory.

    B-a-g, I have a new love and his/her name is bagpuss. When I get home tonight I will be looking into the Clangers.

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  30. I give it some thought tonight while I sell the best tacos that MexiGong can make. Maybe I'll get some inspiration from some of my customers. I'll let you know tomorrow >:)

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  31. Right now I'm thanking my lucky muppets that my daughter came along before teletubbies!!! I missed that particular weirdness.

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  32. i remember seeing that laughing baby in the sun and thinking- "thank god i am never having kids!"

    ummmmmmmmmm yeah, about that.

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  33. What a cheery yard- it really makes the industrial neighborhood look a bit drab. Teletubbies? Oh, my, they are definitely aliens. And TT sex...I have to admit to some very unclean thoughts every time I looked at what they were wearing on their heads, it made me very uneasy. No wonder the Baby in the Sun was laughing.

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  34. Warning:

    Content below may be disturbing to some readers, if not all.

    So. I figured it out. There are FOUR sexes to the Teletubby race. There is the male, the female, the "it" and the "thing." Luckily, they have been labeled with colors for our convenience. Obviously, "Dipsey" aka greeny-pants is the male (DIPSEY? ya think????), so notated by the single spire from the head for...dipping.

    The female is "Po" aka little-red-dwarf, named for her round hole. *ahem*

    Here's where it gets complicated. "La-La" (as in the crazy-nere-do-well aunt) has the cork-screw on it's head as if the single tuft of hair was made out of burnished steel and must be encased by yellow hide instead of being plastered against the head. Then you've got the "thing" otherwise known as Tinky Winky. Really, what else can you say? You can say it has a musical triangle on its head just waiting for the right rod to make a metallic clang. In order for this to work, the head ornaments from Him and her...join. The "thing's" triangle envelopes them both, then "its" cork-SCREW goes through the triangle to lock them all in place. With Gerber-Sun's blessing and magic rays, magic vibes go through the TTs (snicker) and a flower blossoms in the field somewhere in a 30-foot radius of where they are standing. In 1 month and 2 days, the flower becomes an egg, and in 1 week and 6 days, the egg hatches to reveal a TT in a mix of the colors that the two strongest minded TTs are.

    Make sense? Yes, I thought so.

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  35. sorry everybody but it seems I HAVE TO WORK, geez.


    redgirl, OMG, is that where Easter Eggs come from... I think I am going to be sick.

    I have an entry half written that has been sitting here all day.

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  36. What sort of an entry? An EASTER entry?

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  37. A sensitively written story, redgirl. I am sorry for under-estimating you ...

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  38. lol b-a-g that I would write something that not only lived in the gutter, but was PROUD of it? I am nothing if not delicate in my lexicon.

    When someone reads a redgirl story, I want emotion, tears, deep thoughtfulness, and a hint of scandal to flutter 'cross your story receptors.

    I will admit that this last one drew a bit more heavily on scandal than my *works* usually do...

    :P

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  39. Man, I hate it when I cannot come to my own party (sigh)

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  40. That sounds like a "post from a phone"

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  41. redgirl, your story makes me feel like curling up in my recliner and going to sleep before TT aliens crawl out of last year's cornfield and invade my apt. Oh, wait! I'd better stay awake so I can fend them off.....

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  42. Gives a new meaning to the phrase "alien probe" doesn't it?

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  43. Stop by my blog. You are the recipient of the “Stylish Bloggers Award”. This high honor comes with much responsibility and a nifty emblem. jim

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  44. redgirl, it was. It is very hard to run a successful blog when involved in all day planning sessions.

    Thank you for that insightful biology lesson on TT breeding habits. I always knew their heads were dodgy. There will be no probing!

    Mom L, I think you can fend them off with skittles. Always keep a pack handy.

    Jim Groble, thank you very much. That is what we have around here... style and alien porn but still it is stylish porn.

    hey, Belgian Mom owes us a story.

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  45. I don't think we ever got out story from Belgian Mom :(

    What am I doing back here in history, you ask? Well, with my latest comment on Armadillo Attacks, I had TTs on the brain. Which got me to thinking...

    I think you should tag certain of your posts with a "Fantastic Comments" tag or some such, just so's people know where to go for the good stuff.

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  46. redgirl, I think that is a fantastic idea. Doing it right now. I wonder how many others need to be labeled Fantastic Comments

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  47. Anything I commented on, OBVs

    tho the jockey with the nude lady comes to mind, as does zombie donkey

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  48. redgirl, ah ha ha maybe the tag should read awesome redgirl comments.

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  49. lol I couldn't have put it better myself. Something like:

    Redgirl approved for fantastic comments

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