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Teen paints giant penis on his parents' roof (to attract Google Earth viewers)
AdelaideNow ^ | 3/26/2009 | DAVID MURRAY, LONDON

Posted on 03/26/2009 11:36:19 AM PDT by SonOfDarkSkies

A STUDENT has some scrubbing to do after his parents discovered he'd painted an 18m-long penis on their roof to get his home noticed on Google Earth. Rory McInnes, 18, decided to make his family home stand out after watching a documentary about Google Earth.

Armed with a tin of white paint, he climbed on top of the $2 million home in Berkshire, south east England, and set to work.

His artwork remained unnoticed for 12 months until a helicopter pilot spotted it and swooped down low so his passengers could take photos.

Dad Andy thought it was a prank call when a British newspaper contacted him about the painting this week.

"It's an April Fool's joke, right? There's no way there's a 60ft phallus on top of my house,'' Mr McInnes told The Sun.

He confronted his four children, finding his answers when he reached Rory over the phone in Brazil.

Part-way through gap-year travels, Rory could not hold back his laughter as he confessed: "Oh, so you've found it then.''

(Excerpt) Read more at news.com.au ...


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Kids do the darnedest things!;-)

Pic at source.

1 posted on 03/26/2009 11:36:21 AM PDT by SonOfDarkSkies
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To: SonOfDarkSkies

Not a very good likness.


2 posted on 03/26/2009 11:37:52 AM PDT by LottieDah (If only those who speak so eloquently on the rights of animals would do so on behalf the unborn)
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To: SonOfDarkSkies

Nice house!


3 posted on 03/26/2009 11:39:05 AM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Obama dozed.....people froze.)
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To: SonOfDarkSkies

Looks like a Bomb Magnet?


4 posted on 03/26/2009 11:39:08 AM PDT by usmcobra (Your chances of dying in bed are reduced by getting out of it, but most people still die in bed)
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To: SonOfDarkSkies

What’s the teen’s name again? Dick?


5 posted on 03/26/2009 11:39:10 AM PDT by Ben Reyes (Palin 2012)
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To: SonOfDarkSkies
LOL! Funny picture.

(That's the fastest click I ever did.)

6 posted on 03/26/2009 11:39:31 AM PDT by synbad600
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To: SonOfDarkSkies

Somebody should ask him if the painting was a sympathetic-magic focus intended to cure his erectile dysfunction.


7 posted on 03/26/2009 11:40:13 AM PDT by steve-b (Intelligent design is to evolutionary biology what socialism is to free-market economics.)
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To: SonOfDarkSkies

That boy ain’t right.


8 posted on 03/26/2009 11:40:17 AM PDT by SIDENET (President Obama's teleprompter has issued a stern warning to corporate executives)
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To: SonOfDarkSkies
His artwork remained unnoticed for 12 months until a helicopter pilot spotted it and swooped down low so his passengers could take photos.

So his parents gave him an extra 12 months of life then.

If only they had known earlier.

9 posted on 03/26/2009 11:40:54 AM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, Question everyone else)
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To: SonOfDarkSkies

Imagine if he painted the AIG logo on there. Would’ve gotten the house burned down.


10 posted on 03/26/2009 11:40:59 AM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: SonOfDarkSkies
I love that it took the family 12 months to find it!
11 posted on 03/26/2009 11:42:25 AM PDT by ninergold3 ("Has it ever occurred to you that nothing occurs to God?" -Mark Lowry)
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To: SIDENET
That boy ain’t right.

Nope, definitely a leftist liberal. ; )

12 posted on 03/26/2009 11:42:32 AM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, Question everyone else)
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To: LottieDah
Here's the Cerne Abbas Giant carving (and Homer) in the UK which was (I presume) a model for the drawing...
13 posted on 03/26/2009 11:42:53 AM PDT by SonOfDarkSkies
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To: SonOfDarkSkies

death would have been fast If I had done this as a kid to my folk’s home!


14 posted on 03/26/2009 11:43:15 AM PDT by bobby.223
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To: SonOfDarkSkies

Too funny! Judging by the size of the house, the kid probably has a lot of spare time and money on his hands. Kudos to him for using it in a harmless and amusing way. An awful lot of rich kids don’t.


15 posted on 03/26/2009 11:43:46 AM PDT by GovernmentShrinker
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear
Nice house!

That's what I thought.

16 posted on 03/26/2009 11:44:05 AM PDT by SonOfDarkSkies
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To: Ben Reyes
What’s the teen’s name again? Dick?

Don't know, but it took some balls to get up there and paint that on the roof.

Hope he's not too cocky about it.

17 posted on 03/26/2009 11:45:19 AM PDT by SIDENET (President Obama's teleprompter has issued a stern warning to corporate executives)
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To: EGPWS

Probably the effect of attending an all boys school.


18 posted on 03/26/2009 11:46:32 AM PDT by SIDENET (President Obama's teleprompter has issued a stern warning to corporate executives)
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To: SonOfDarkSkies
If this was the Gephardt residence would it be "Un Grande Loco Deeko"?

That is really funny if you remember Rush during the Republican Revolution in the House and Senate....

19 posted on 03/26/2009 11:47:31 AM PDT by taildragger (Palin / Mulally 2012)
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To: SonOfDarkSkies
He need a luggage gift and shown the door.
20 posted on 03/26/2009 11:47:53 AM PDT by bmwcyle (American voters can fix this world if they would just wake up.)
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To: SonOfDarkSkies

“There’s no way there’s a 60ft phallus on top of my house,’’ Mr McInnes told The Sun.”

Some combinations of words, even though unremarkable, have probably never been said before.


21 posted on 03/26/2009 11:49:24 AM PDT by Attention Surplus Disorder (Mr. Bernanke, have you started working on your book about the second GREATER depression?")
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To: SIDENET
Probably the effect of attending an all boys school.

I can just imagine what would have been seen by that "chopper" crew if it were to be a co-ed school that he attended. ; )

22 posted on 03/26/2009 11:49:33 AM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, Question everyone else)
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To: SonOfDarkSkies

23 posted on 03/26/2009 12:08:19 PM PDT by frithguild (Can I drill your head now?)
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Maybe I just don't have an inner Freud, but I see something other than a penis.... :-)


24 posted on 03/26/2009 12:25:46 PM PDT by PrinterEagle
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To: LottieDah

Really, I hope he plans to be something other than an artist!


25 posted on 03/26/2009 12:26:59 PM PDT by brytlea (Jesus loves me, this I know.)
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To: SonOfDarkSkies

I once painted a giant penis.

The paint remover was rough on my skin. ;)


26 posted on 03/26/2009 12:31:43 PM PDT by allmendream ("Wealth is EARNED not distributed, so how could it be redistributed?")
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear
Check out this view of it...


27 posted on 03/26/2009 12:37:26 PM PDT by SonOfDarkSkies
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To: SonOfDarkSkies

Wow. Noice! They have to have a few quid to own that in the UK. Beautiful.


28 posted on 03/26/2009 12:40:15 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Obama dozed.....people froze.)
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To: SIDENET

Well, he did take considerable risk. He could have encountered a stiff, unyielding wind while he was up there.

Not to mention the possible penal code violations.


29 posted on 03/26/2009 12:51:12 PM PDT by ILikeBourbon
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To: brytlea

“Really, I hope he plans to be something other than an artist!”

No nude models for him.


30 posted on 03/26/2009 1:03:01 PM PDT by LottieDah (If only those who speak so eloquently on the rights of animals would do so on behalf the unborn)
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To: SonOfDarkSkies
There's no way there's a 60ft phallus on top of my house

If I had a dime for evey time I heard that old line....
31 posted on 03/26/2009 1:23:53 PM PDT by LanaTurnerOverdrive ("I've done a few things in my life I'm not proud of, and the things I am proud of are disgusting.")
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