I checked the sources, there’s no photoshop at play here. This guy really did his mow his lawn with a funnel cloud behind him. What’s more, his wife came out to take a picture.
In reference to the storm, the Alberta man said he was “keeping an eye on it.”
Good to know.
22 thoughts on “This is Taking Lawn Care Too Far”
Canadians are tough — or not the sharpest knife in the drawer. It all depends on your perspective.
Haha! I’ve had limited contact with Canadians and only part of the year at that. I think the ones who winter here are the sharp ones, as they leave at the first signs of bad weather, wherever they happen to be!
Jonathon Brandmeier from KZZP had a song about Snowbirds that I don’t really remember except
“He’s in the left lane trying to turn right. Something/something bolo tie’s too tight.
You’re home’s aluminum
You turquoise scum.
You’re a Snowbird”
The traffic problems were not that far from the mark.
Oh yeah, I remember that song! I looked up the lyrics (http://www.lyricsfreak.com/b/brandmeier+jonathon/the+snowbird+song_20593532.html). I love how it mentions Smitty’s! Gosh I miss those stores.
OMG -Smitty’s went under. Is nothing sacred?
But high five for Jonny and the Leisure Suits – I can smell the mesquite from here
No lie – Smitty sold his stores to a Canadian company. Go figure!
Well, I get it. I mean – who wants a tornado blowing through their yard with a messy lawn. I mean what would the rescue people say, “This guy doesn’t take care of his yard, not sure we should help him.” You know that the fire department only helps people with nice looking houses and that includes the lawn. Just say’n.
Right? And what would the neighbors think as they helped pick up the debris? “Gosh, this guy is letting the place go to seed.”
there is mad … and then there is MAD. 🙂
Scary, isn’t it? My first impression was that he was just an overly stoic individual, seen twisters all his life, no big deal. But then you find out he’d never seen one before and didn’t know the danger. Holy cow! Your first time seeing a twister and you don’t dive for cover? That’s MAD!
I have family members like this, except they mow before a hurricane. This is why I moved way a long time ago!
Haha! I’ve heard of people who run toward hurricanes just for the excitement (actually, I’ve heard of people running toward twisters too), but this is the first I’ve heard of them mowing.
You were smart to move away. 😉
Oh I see now! The way the post showed up in my feed, I initially thought you had found a picture of a gentleman using a funnel cloud in order to mow his lawn. I wasn’t sure how that would have worked. 🙂
Hmm. Can’t see it working as a mower, but it would make one heck of a leaf blower! 😀
That’s why they call us Crazy Canucks 😉
As far as nicknames go, you could do a lot worse. Crazy Canucks has a nice ring to it! 🙂
Well, I’m no longer ashamed of anything I’ve done. At least not today… 😉
Can’t believe I missed that angle, but dang you’re right!
Well done, Alberta man with an over-zealous devotion to lawn care. You’ve given all our life choices the mark of genius!
Well, you want to get the lawn mowed before a rainy spell. And if a breeze comes along to blow the clippings somewhere else, all the better!
Ever the pragmatist, eh? I should have figured you find a reasonable explanation! 😉
Whereas I avoid mowing the lawn on the pretext that it looks like it might rain!
As it is with all sane people! 😀