Lucy VanPelt Gets Her Wish

Oh, for the love of all that is holy.

This is preposterous.

For those of you who don’t want to link over…  A town in England – Poole, Dorset, to be exact – has erected a giant concrete cone covered in astroturf in the center of their shopping district. The giant cone plays Christmas music (which surprises me – how can they play Christmas music. That’s not very PC) and is embedded with twinkle lights, so it looks “pretty at night”.  Uh, huh.  riiiiight.

And why is this town channeling Lucy VanPelt? (bonus points to those of you who get the reference) Safety.  It’s all about safety.  Last years tree, a Norwegian Fir costing £500, could “blow over and kill someone”. So the government did the most logical thing.  They spent £14,000 on what has been referred to as a traffic cone, a witch’s hat, and a bad special effect from Dr. Who.  Makes perfect sense to me. Cause that concrete tree won’t hurt anything if it blows over.

Words fail me, and that RARELY happens.

I’m just surprised that it happened in England first.

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10 Responses to Lucy VanPelt Gets Her Wish

  1. Joy says:

    Words fail me too Laura which is also very rare around here. Sometimes I just feel sad when I read and hear of things like this. What are our kids missing out on? Nobody can just have fun anymore without all the worry about this or that and at times, I just feel really sad.

    BTW, I so totally know who Lucy Van Pelt is. I even have a ceramic figurine of her that my mom made me years and YEARS ago.

  2. SKL says:

    I’m with you – shocked that it plays Christmas music. Not so shocked about the rest.

    I think I get the Lucy Van Pelt thing too. But I’m too lazy/busy to look it up to make sure.

  3. sean says:

    JOY..dont be gettin any ideas with that tree……i have one on order already

  4. Vicki says:

    i dont get it….i firstly cant imagine a concrete tree ‘blowing’ over, really dont see a problem with this.*shrugs*

  5. nikki says:

    Oh for the love of St. Nick!! geez…gimme a break! Crabby asses need to lighten up. Hey the lights on that concrete cone may burn ya or hey may even electricute you so maybe they should paint the lights on! UGH!

  6. javajunkee says:

    LMAO!!!! somebody could get a nasty scrape from the concrete!

  7. Just a Mom says:

    Somehow this does not surprise me at all which in itself is sad!

    I love Lucy VanPelt!

  8. “I’m surprised it happened in England first.”

    That’s fantastic! I love that!

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