At least they don't poop on your lawn...
August 8, 2003 3:30 PM   Subscribe

The Concrete Goose -- a flourish of individuality in a sea of identical suburban tract homes. Dress yours up in professional attire, as other animals, the devil or a certain copyrighted animated character. Some people go a little further than others.
posted by me3dia (19 comments total)
 
*squeal* I absolutely love it! Geese are among the most whimsical of all creatures!
posted by davidmsc at 4:05 PM on August 8, 2003


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posted by carfilhiot at 4:13 PM on August 8, 2003


was this trip really necessary?
posted by crunchland at 4:16 PM on August 8, 2003


They are cute...
posted by pealco at 4:28 PM on August 8, 2003


If this one didn't have a scarf, I'd think about getting it, putting a red glove on its head, and calling it Feathers McGraw Squared.
posted by ROU_Xenophobe at 4:40 PM on August 8, 2003


This is why I don't allow my wife to read MeFi. She'd exclaim about how cute these things were and the next thing you know my lawn would be covered in them.
posted by mr_crash_davis at 5:11 PM on August 8, 2003


Goddamnit! I am becoming suburbanized. First I started taking care of my lawn, then I bought a minivan (for all the kids, honest) and now I think this is sorta cute.

Life sucks.
posted by littlegirlblue at 6:35 PM on August 8, 2003


Be careful. Gotta make sure your local Home Owners Association (or equivalent gestapo) allows these things to be displayed. God forbid you damage someone else's property values.
posted by mmcg at 6:45 PM on August 8, 2003


Pshaw. Everyone knows flamingos rule the roost. And here's a classic story about lawn ornamentation gone wrong.
posted by stonerose at 7:20 PM on August 8, 2003


Yikes! Reminds me of my door-to-door selling days when I actually encountered these things. I have a Black Power fist on my doorstep now, and have not had a single salesman knock.
posted by Frank Grimes at 9:57 PM on August 8, 2003


I see these things all over my neighborhood. I want something really dramatic. I recently found a guy that can cast six foot tall Easter Island heads. I want one. I told my girlfriend and she suggested lining the front walkway with about half a dozen of them.

That, a goose in a bikini, and a bathtub Madonna display ought to alienate all my neighbors…
posted by arse_hat at 10:00 PM on August 8, 2003


me3dia: Excellent! I've been hording a bunch of lawn goose links at work in preparation for a post so I'm glad you've saved me the trauma of trying to construct an FPP!

The 'geese dressed as other animals' thing is particularly disturbing.

Here in the UK, lawn onrnaments are reaching a new frightening level.
posted by i_cola at 12:48 AM on August 9, 2003


I recently found a guy that can cast six foot tall Easter Island heads. I want one.

arse_hat -

sign me up. Where is this guy at?

As for the geese.... about 6 years ago, there was a woman doing this in my hometown... at the time, I thought it was kind of nice.... but as the concrete goose becomes popular across America, I'm beginning to hate that goose. Seriously, I want to strangle it. ( Can you strangle a concrete goose?)
I just have to know - WHY WOULD YOU WANT A CONCRETE GOOSE IN YOUR FRONT YARD WEARING A RAIN COAT AND HOLDING AN UMBRELLA?
posted by bradth27 at 2:31 AM on August 9, 2003


NO.
posted by RubberHen at 3:21 AM on August 9, 2003


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posted by plep at 3:22 AM on August 9, 2003


bradth27
"sign me up. Where is this guy at? "

Found them at a concrete place in Windsor Canada. I don't know if there would be any tax or duty to bring them into the country.

"Anything to declare?"
"Yeah six big concrete heads"
posted by arse_hat at 11:47 AM on August 9, 2003


You know what this reminds me of that you never see anymore? Car tyre swans.

For those that don't know you paint a bald tyre white and slice it up so that a strip in the centre sticks out to be the head and neck of the swan, and the remaining side parts stick out like wings. Then you just paint a face on it and pop one either side of your driveway to give guests the impression that they're driving into a living fairy tale.

I used to see these things all over the place, but their numbers have thinned in recent years. Couldn't find anything on Google either. Please someone back up my tale, let me know I'm not mad.
posted by backOfYourMind at 10:34 PM on August 9, 2003


"Anything to declare?"
"Yeah six big concrete heads"


No no no no no no no no no.

Strap the head to the heavily-reinforced roof of your vee-hickle. Or to the hood, like it was a deer.

Then:

"Anything to declare?"
"No sir."
"What about the head?"
"What head, sir? ... AAAAUGH! HEAD! GET IT OFF ME!"

(because customs people *L*O*V*E* jokes)
posted by ROU_Xenophobe at 12:11 AM on August 10, 2003


stonerose, the world needs more people like Joan.
posted by dg at 4:55 PM on August 10, 2003


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