When you get a complaint from the city about a dead tree in your yard, what’s the obvious solution?   Well, what else??  Carve it into the shape of a giant 8-foot penis:

An amateur wood carver in Tempe, Arizona recently received a violation notice from the city for having a dead tree on his property and was ordered to remove it. Rather than take it down, the homeowner decided to transform it into a piece of art of sorts. But in the words of Heidi Klum, spoken often on the the addictive Lifetime reality show Project Runway, “We question your taste level.” The former unsightly dead tree is now a giant eight-foot penis. The penis tree in the owner’s backyard looms over a cement wall, clearly visible to people walking by and is causing quite a bit of attention, as word of the giant piece of carved wood has spread.

According to AZ Central, the city has received at least one complaint about the penis tree.

At least one(1)??   Obviously the neighbours appreciate this objet d’art.

Why yes, glad you asked — I do have a picture:

A couple, in fact:

(pics from here)

17 Responses to “Wood”

  1. 1 Cornelius T.Zen Sunday, February 14, 2010 at 12:42 pm

    Good morrow, all!
    That form of art has two drawbacks:
    For women: it can induce in them the apprehension of possible assault.
    For men: it can induce in them a pervading mood of inadequacy.
    Does it shrink in cold weather? – CTZen

  2. 3 Dr.Dawg Sunday, February 14, 2010 at 1:43 pm

    “I’m thinking it looks a little phallic,” said Tim Sunday, who was driving by.


  3. 4 Mrs. Bitch Sunday, February 14, 2010 at 1:45 pm

    Around these parts we’d just call it a giant morel sculpture.

  4. 5 Canajun Sunday, February 14, 2010 at 2:17 pm

    I’ve heard of thumbing your nose at authority, but……

    Actually I think it’s pretty funny – and so do most of the neighbourhood residents I assume from the dearth of complaints.

  5. 6 Toe Sunday, February 14, 2010 at 3:07 pm

    Oh JJ what a wunnerful thing to post on V-day! Serves 2 dif V-Days actually. *smooches*

  6. 7 Torontonian Sunday, February 14, 2010 at 4:09 pm

    It gives the phrase “giant woody” a whole new meaning.

  7. 8 Bruce Sunday, February 14, 2010 at 7:04 pm

    Gives a whole new meaning to cut or uncut. Guess the guy’s trying to be a prick. He’s giving the city a single digit salute. Got wood? Well as a matter of fact, yes. I’ll stop now.

    I’m a sucker for penis…

  8. 9 JJ Sunday, February 14, 2010 at 7:23 pm

    Bruce – Now, don’t you be carving one of these things in your yard! 😯

  9. 10 Bina Sunday, February 14, 2010 at 9:54 pm

    “Need some wood?”


  10. 11 rev.paperboy Monday, February 15, 2010 at 5:19 am

    Let me guess, could the resident’s name be Richard Johnson by chance?

  11. 12 Rob F Monday, February 15, 2010 at 10:35 am

    Well, if the city does take it down, it can always be donated to the Icelandic Phallological Museum.

  12. 13 JJ Monday, February 15, 2010 at 11:02 am

    Rob F – OMG, I’d completely forgotten about that thing! Haha! That would be just the place for it.

  13. 14 reloading bench plans Tuesday, February 16, 2010 at 2:49 am

    ROTFLMAF!! This is some funny sh*t! Something tells me this guy has a real big problem with “authority”!

  14. 15 botcho Thursday, February 18, 2010 at 7:42 pm

    I don’t even wanna know what happens if you try an’ climb it

  15. 16 Cornelius T.Zen Thursday, February 18, 2010 at 8:12 pm

    Good morrow, all!
    botcho – it could get messy.
    Break out the XXXXL Jumbo Size Trojans – CTZen

  16. 17 Backseat Blogger Sunday, February 21, 2010 at 12:34 pm

    now that’s funny!

    though his carving skills leave a lot to be desired!

    on the other hand i really don’t think that accuracy was what he was aiming at 😉

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