Friday, November 29, 2013

My Subdivision Looks Like A What?

People pick the neighborhoods in which they want to live in for a variety of reasons.

It’s close to work; it’s far enough away to be a haven. It’s on a main road; it’s off the beaten track. It’s a new neighborhood; it’s an established neighborhood.

But some folks in England aren’t happy about their neighborhood because, well, from Google Earth, it resembles a penis. And they think that Phallus Subdivision might cause the price of their homes to drop.

Locals on George Road, Edward Road and Yeoman Cottages in Hoylake, Merseryside, England say they have become a "laughing stock" since the uncanny likeness was spotted on Google Earth, and they say the value of their homes — which sell for around $320,000 — could be seriously affected by the discovery. And so they are demanding that Google Earth remove their Giant Genitalia Hood from the search engine.

"We are definitely worried it would put off potential buyers if we ever wanted to sell," homeowner Carl Hodge. "Who would want to live in the cul-de-sac that everyone is taking the mick out of? They say Google Earth is fascinating and people spend hours on it, but it has been a nightmare for us."

It's unclear whether the architect who created the homes and the subdivision in the late 50s designed them to be penis-like, or if it was just a happy accident, but, seriously, he’d have to have known what shape it took when he laid it out. That architect, Dick House, couldn’t be reached for comment.

I kid. I don’t know if his name is Dick House ….. or Richard House.

I kid. But theirs isn’t the only Google Earth Penis. No, there is also the Christian Science Society of Dixon, Illinois with its phallus-shaped meeting hall and, if they think living in PenisHood might be a distraction, howsabout living in the NaziHood; a housing estate in Devizes, Britain, which looks like a swastika.

Just sayin’.


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Ron said...

Seriously, some people just have too much time on their hands.

anne marie in philly said...

those people need to get a life!

Helen Lashbrook said...

Nazihood made it onto Have I Got News For You? last night, but being the BBC the penis housing was not featured.

Who spends hours looking at Google earth looking for genitalia for heaven's sake?