Seems some folks in Santa Cruz are upset over a tree in someone’s yard that they think is too phallic looking. Cops have been called in complaint about the tree, but there’s not much they can do about it. Having seen a picture of the tree I suppose I can see how they might claim it looks like an erect penis and testicles, but I can also see how some folks claim it actually looks like a pair of women’s breasts. The owner claims it wasn’t trimmed to look like anything in particular and that the tree has been there for 15 years before anyone bothered to notice it at all. It’s just another fine example of people looking for trouble where there isn’t any. One neighbor complains that they’re tried of hearing the kids in the neighborhood shriek and laugh about the tree, but if they hadn’t brought all this media attention to it then chances are it would have lost its novelty by now and have been forgotten.
Hmmm. I wonder how much trouble I’d get into with the apartment complex here if I did a little late-night creative trimming to the pine trees out front….