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Snarf wrote >>
this thread in review:
“hey look, an unfortunate situation in a suburb.”
“hey everyone, suburbs suck, yay, i hate the suburbs”
“yay, me too, screw the suburbs they suck, yay!”
“boo, suburbs, boooo! yay!”
I was thinking this same thing. This is an opportunity to pile on the burbs.
Just b/c it’s private property doesn’t mean you should be able to subject your neighbors to anything you wish. Especially if the community has made rules stating this.
I have nothing against painting your house how you want. Paint it purple with Barney stickers all over it, I don’t care. But don’t do it in an area where it’s expressly illegal.
When you buy a house, you know that there are going to be certain rules and regulations in that area. Rules like this will cause some people to buy there because they know there’s going to be some stability and consistency to the look of the neighborhood and that’s what they want. They don’t have to worry about looking at houses with Barney paint schemes or confederate flags or toilets painted on the sides of the houses. If you want to live in a neighborhood like that then that’s great, but look elsewhere.
JonMyers wrote >>
lol – I’m a mess.
Seems like you’re not the only one, haha. Still got two threads going on this.
Just saw that slideshow from the other thread. That is no small, unobtrusive painting. If you do something that big, expect a big reaction. I’m all for the murals in the short north or in designated arts districts. This is not that sort of area, quite the opposite actually. The people who live there like the homes to look a certain way. It might not be the way YOU like it, but does that make it wrong?
How would you feel if an investor moved into the SN and painted over all the murals b/c that’s what he/she felt looked best, even though all there were rules against doing it?
I find it very hypocritical that some people on here find it absurd that the people of a communtiy decide how their community looks, and makes laws to keep it that way, but not absurd that one person can come in and break all the existing rules and force everyone else in the community to do what she likes. Don’t you see the hypocracy in that? She’s telling everyone else what to do and what to like, not the other way around.
Shouldn’t this be kept to one thread??
lifeontwowheels wrote >>
berdawn wrote >>
lifeontwowheels wrote >>
And yeah, the Sunflower Lady knew going in. But where do we draw the line? Why should my choice in housing be determined by my acceptance of rules formulated by past residents years before my time?
well, yeah. that’s what has kept the home you’re choosing and the neighborhood around it stable, albeit potentially “boring”. If you want changes, you’d have to take a chance on not being able to convince enough of your neighbors once you live there to make changes.
Which is why I’m working to move out Suburbia ASAP. Give me a neighborhood full of sunflower ladies over a bunch of power hungry suburbanites.
Well, if you own a house in suburbia and your neigbor paints a huge Confederate flag mural on their house and you subsequently can’t sell yours b/c the property value has dropped then don’t bitch.
Brant Jones wrote >>
People move to Hilliard because of the strict code enforcement. They like the blandscape. It keeps property values stable.
This is a question of taste, after all. If the woman had a badly-painted sunflower on the side of her house, or another poorly executed or garish display of art, property values would surely drop, and there wouldn’t be any objection to the code enforcement. But the government is not an arbiter of taste, only of laws.
So in order to prevent bad art the government has to restrict ALL art. Even if it means that cool, funky, bright little beams of happiness like Ms. Daniel’s sunflower get the axe.
She might have saved herself some trouble had she asked what the laws were before she got out the paints. But she probably figured it’d be easier to ask for forgiveness than ask for permission.
Well put. I don’t know why this issue hits a nerve with me but it does, haha.
I restrained myself from posting the question of whether or not people would be up in arms if someone painted a huge ode to Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake or NASCAR. Whould they back the artist then? Or would it just be tacky like the lawn ornament statement.
alove wrote >>
F*** that lady.
Proof there are still boring, unartistic, dictator-like types in this city.
Let’s paint her bookstore tonight with all the colors of the wind?
There is so much hypocracy in statements like this. Do you know what the word dictator means?
These people have set up rules for their community. You don’t have to move there. But if you CHOOSE to live there, you have to follow the rules. You can’t come in there and change all the rules becuase it’s what YOU want to do and nobody else, like a dictator. The city and the lady complaining are not the dictators, the artist is, don’t you see that?
And yes, let’s all do physical damage to the property of someone we disagree with. You probably think you’re open minded don’t you? Stupid comment.
“she could load her front yard with lawn ornaments…that would really make the place look like crap.”
Oh, so if you “express yourself” with a huge sunflower mural it’s okay but if you like lawn ornaments they make the place look like crap? Judge much? I hope you can see my point.
“or leave trash all over, let the grass die, never pull weeds, do some many other things that would really make the place look like crap.”
I’d suggest calling the city on this, they will ususally send the person a letter telling them it’s a nuisance. I’ve done it before.
lifeontwowheels wrote >>
Some people have nothing better to do, huh?
Really quite sad and apparently this woman prides herself on being a thorn in the side of Hilliard, nitpicking every little thing the city does.
Funny, I’m not sure who you’re talking about here.
jpizzow wrote >>
She’s probably blaming Obama for something. Either that or she wants Mother Nature to hear how she really feels about all this white shit on the ground.
Haha, I doubt the first part but if she was doing the second part I’d be glad to skip work tomorrow and join her.
Sandersen wrote >>
Woh…there’s a job that pays you to shout things through a bullhorn while standing on the roof of a high rise??
Sign me the fuck up.
You could be one of those people who dress up like the Statue of Liberty for the tax company.
Snarf wrote >>
Snarf, GFY. I’ve taken your jackass comments about Ibiza in good humor but it’s getting pretty old. And in case you don’t know, being annoying is not the same as getting under peoples’ skin. I know it’s your m.o. to get on here and bash people. It’s annoying. I’m sure you’ll make another comment about this comment, but I just thought I’d let you know.
As for it being irresponsible, I have to assume she’s close to the edge of the building. Then you’re talking into a bullhorn obviously trying to get the attention of people driving and walking around downtown. Just seems annoying to me. But then again, I don’t know the whole story. Maybe the building owners paid her to be up there.
I didn’t see it but it sounds irresponsible.
I’ve completely ripped off the pan beneath my car’s engine. Lowering springs and 10″ of snow DO NOT mix.