There is no such thing as the ideal holiday practical joke…
Now that it’s December, I was flipping stations the other night and saw that National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation was playing. Easily the most memorable Christmas comedy ever made, with Chevy Chase at the top of his game as the renowned Clark Griswold.
Even though the entire film is full of humorous moments, the one where Clark is clinging to the gutter after nearly falling off the roof stands out.
That being said, thinking about it brought to mind one of the best Christmas pranks I’ve witnessed in my 24 years on Earth. Come on, then… Someone in Oceanport, New Jersey, decided it would be funny to reenact the situation in his own house. However, he didn’t base it on a real individual.
The man took a Michael Myers prop from Halloween and modified it by adding a motor to the inside of the legs so that they swung back and forth and a tape of a person yelling “HELP.” He strung the dummy from the peak of his house and set it in motion.
The level of realism, needless to say, is absolutely ridiculous. You’re out for a stroll with your dog when all of a sudden you spot a man clinging to his roof while shouting for rescue.
Only to learn that it’s not a genuine human being. The scene where the fire crew arrives at the house to rescue the “man” is probably the funniest section of the video. All the firemen have looks of bewilderment on their faces.
Do not attempt this at home. Maybe Karen from the HOA will try to have yer a$$ locked up. A family from the Chicago suburbs has created an amazing “Stranger Things”-themed Halloween display.
In light of all I’ve heard about funny Christmas hoaxes, I have to say that this one could take the cake. The sequences in which Vecna slaughtered people in the Upside Down were undoubtedly the most unsettling for all of us Stranger Things viewers during the entirety of Season Four.
You know how their vision blurs, they float up into the clouds, and then they break every bone in their body? Extremely scary moments, especially when they involve Max, a crucial character.
In light of this, one family in Plainfield, Illinois, decided to bring the incident to life this Halloween by constructing a dummy that looks like Max and floats in the air. In all seriousness, with no ties or restrictions.
This past weekend, the family finally opened the attraction to the public, and it has already received rave reviews from tourists and admiration from the neighbourhood. On Saturday, the home had an incredible 1,500 guests, and on Sunday, it had another thousand.
According to FOX 23 Chicago, though, one family, in particular, wasn’t too thrilled about the attention their terrifyingly cool décor was getting. This is the fourth year in a row that the family has gone all out with their Halloween decorations, and they claim that this year’s version took roughly 1,500 hours to assemble.
They mentioned that they had sought and received assistance from neighbours months earlier. However, on Sunday night, one of their neighbours knocked on their door, furious over the decoration, and the family decided to abandon the project immediately. Homeowner Aubrey Appel, who has a floating Max sculpture in her backyard, told the media:
We announced online that we were closing for good, and then we called it a night. On Monday, we awoke to an overwhelming outpouring of concern and advice from locals and strangers alike urging us not to proceed with our plans. To put it mildly, that’s insane.
Ignore my advice; you’re totally killing it. Don’t allow a jerk to ruin things for everyone. As a result, we’ve revised our original plan. The family is prepared to take legal action to protect their Halloween display and plans to visit Joliet’s city hall to make sure they are following all applicable rules and regulations.
In his continuation, Appel said You want to do something good for the neighbourhood so that kids can walk by and be like, “Oh my god. Take a look at that. What an awesome thing to say!
Just, like, come on. After 24 years of living, I have to say that this is the best Halloween décor I have ever seen. Unfortunately, there is a certain Karen out there who would like to put a damper on things.
Someone who doesn’t like to have fun in their neighbourhood complained that the exhibit will attract unwanted attention, put children in danger, and make their area more vulnerable to burglaries. There will always be someone trying to put a stop to the fun whenever it occurs. Aubrey, you must keep up the good fight.