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November 22, 2005 6:27 AM   Subscribe

HouseBlinger collects photos of Christmas-decorated homes all over England.
posted by XQUZYPHYR (13 comments total)
 
Neat idea. Too bad the pictures are so small, though -- I'd like to be able to see more detail on some of those houses.

I guess they're concerned about bandwidth; they only want photos up to 100K, 310 x 200px.
posted by Gator at 6:41 AM on November 22, 2005


It's kind of scary to know that this is not just an American phenomenon. Is this a new trend in England or has this been going on for 50+ years?
posted by Alison at 6:44 AM on November 22, 2005


It's a fairly new phenomenon and an extremely unwelcome one at that. Some people have done it for years but they we always one off eccentrics. Increasingly it's becoming more popular to piss away natural resources on a gargantuan scale because of some deluded notion that the kids love it.

In my crotchety old age, which isn't here yet, I intend to burn the last few barrels of oil in their front gardens.
posted by vbfg at 6:53 AM on November 22, 2005


It'd be great if it had more than about four photos too.
posted by hnnrs at 6:58 AM on November 22, 2005


oh great, 'bling' is now a term for xmas decor.
posted by NationalKato at 7:06 AM on November 22, 2005


I have the overwhelming desire to beat anyone who is not a rapper and uses the word "bling".
posted by unreason at 7:12 AM on November 22, 2005


I think it's hilarious. I knew this er... um... "bling" of which you speak reminded me of something: Christmas decorations!
posted by scheptech at 7:28 AM on November 22, 2005


Incidentally, I still think it's a great link. I just hate the word "bling".
posted by unreason at 7:36 AM on November 22, 2005


But does Silktide like it?
posted by sjvilla79 at 7:38 AM on November 22, 2005


Edmonton, Alberta's Candy Cane Lane (embedded MIDI, apologies) has been going strong for at 30 years, fortunately to the benefit of the local food bank. Several blocks of an otherwise normal residential area do it up every year for a good part of December.
posted by vesper at 8:33 AM on November 22, 2005


lost me with the word "bling" as well...I hate the word more than I hate overdone xmas crap....

Speak a real language, damn it!

/rant done
posted by HuronBob at 9:09 AM on November 22, 2005


I think it's super that people really get into the spirit of the season. I don't mind the light diplays either. For my family, the x-mas season begins when we start "trolling" neighborhoods admiring all of the displays. You guys should check out Mr. Al Copelands (of Popeye's Chicken and Biscuit fame) yearly light display in New Orleans (Metairie), LA. I Could not find a decent link. It's is one of the best in the world
posted by winks007 at 11:03 AM on November 22, 2005


The eco-system sure took it's revenge on that guy.
posted by vbfg at 1:06 PM on November 22, 2005


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