Reindeer display stirs complaints

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    ROFLMAO!

    SCOTTSDALE It's still 85 days until Christmas, but two reindeer already are causing a stir in a neighborhood near downtown Scottsdale.

    The Christmas lawn ornaments - the kind you would expect to see with other decorations in December - first appeared Sunday on a rooftop near Thomas and Scottsdale roads.

    Neighbors probably wouldn't have minded the early display, but there was a problem - the reindeer appeared to be making love.

    "It's a little humorous in a way," said Al Sayler, who lives across the street and whose son called police about the display. "I can understand them having a little fun like that. But it's really not appropriate for the little kids that come by here (to meet the school bus) every morning."

    Scottsdale police went to the house and talked to its residents, but there are no city codes to make them take it down, Sayler said.

    "The city of Scottsdale was really nice about it," said Marc Veneziano, an Arizona State University student who rents a room in the house. The reindeer were a joke and posting them on the rooftop helped mark the house for a Christmas-theme party Friday night, he said.

    People honking as they drove by showed "a lot of positive feedback," Veneziano said of the neighborhood's response.

    He and his roommates separated the figurines when the neighbors asked them to, but they weren't afraid to put them back up when it was time for the party.

    Even so, Veneziano said, they planned to take down the display, along with the lights strung across the front of the house, as they clean up after the party.

    Kevin Toscano, who lives down the street from the reindeer display, said a brief joke is fine, but it would be inappropriate for it to stay up for very long.

    Toscano said he is concerned about having the connotations of the display out where neighborhood children can see, even though his 7-year-old daughter didn't understand what it meant.

    "(She) just had the blankest look on (her) face," Toscano said.


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    Uh.

    Aren't they in the wrong order???
     
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    Hahaha! That's pretty funny. "She just had the blankest look on her face." -Priceless.
     
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    Last Christmas, somebody did the same thing to a reindeer display on the front lawn of a house one street over from ours. They did it during the day while the homeowners were out at work. Maybe it's a new trend. :shocked:
     
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    I have it from a very reliable source that male reindeer have antlers; females do not.
     
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    Punkass. :dev3:
     
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    Perhaps the female has horns though.

    Hmmmmmmm???????

    (maybe I'm not talking about the reindeer)
     
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    ...or, at least really long <s>paws</s> claws...
     
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    Maybe she's supposed to be wearing a strap-on.
     
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    hooves.
     

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