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Crazy neighbors

Crazy neighbors
Edit: Yes, this is a picture of my neighbors actually duct-taping a basketball hoop to a tree, so that they could play basketball during a graduation party yesterday afternoon!

It was quite hilarious; the whole neighborhood came out to watch. They eventually did get it stable enough, angled over the street, so that they could play in the street.

Although, as one of them pointed out to me later: "Your property value has just dropped 20% with that thing there." (Fortunately it was gone by morning.)
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specialagentm From: specialagentm Date: June 6th, 2005 03:47 am (UTC) (Link)
Whisky Tango Foxtrot, is that duct tape there? And, given that the basket is going to be over the grass, I'd think the (lack of) bounce off the grass is going to mess up your game flow just a bit. Oh, and getting hit by a car while driving to the hole sucks ass too.

Please continue to document this fascinating endeavor of theirs.
renniekins From: renniekins Date: June 6th, 2005 04:27 am (UTC) (Link)
Well, it was a work in progress at this point. Eventually they pointed it over the street, and got it stable enough to shoot some hoops!

It's gone now though, they just did it to provide graduation party entertainment.

johnridley From: johnridley Date: June 6th, 2005 01:46 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oh, graduation party. That explains it. The fun there is in getting the hoop up in the first place, not actually using it. Once it's up and stable, the fun's mostly over. This is just as well, because that way even if you never get it right you still had fun. As long as they took it back down again, it's all good fun. At least it's not one of those places where some neighborhood association rep would come over and tell you what you can't do.
renniekins From: renniekins Date: June 6th, 2005 05:38 pm (UTC) (Link)
Nope Royal Oak is nice that way. People can be a little quirky, do crazy things, and it's no big deal. Mostly it just provided everyone with some extra entertainment!
homeless_one From: homeless_one Date: June 6th, 2005 10:08 am (UTC) (Link)
Civilization is not possible without basketball and home made ice cream.
nishar From: nishar Date: June 6th, 2005 11:43 am (UTC) (Link)
You might be a redneck, if you duct tape a hoop to a tree to play some basketball. hehe
renniekins From: renniekins Date: June 6th, 2005 05:38 pm (UTC) (Link)
Ha! Sooo true.
mav13 From: mav13 Date: June 6th, 2005 01:13 pm (UTC) (Link)
heehee...wow....some people's neighbours, eh?..;)

...crazy americans...;) ;) ;)
From: 111466 Date: June 6th, 2005 01:24 pm (UTC) (Link)
Poor Tree! Duct tape is Nature's equivalent of either a ripping off a painful bandaid or a wedgie.

Shame on your neighbors.

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