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Giant 'Blue Bird' On Roof Upsets Neighborhood


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A giant blue statue of "Sesame Street's" Big Bird character perched above a roof has angered homeowners in a Wisconsin neighborhood, according to a Local 6 News report. Al Emmons of Greendale, Wis., has been displaying the statue on his home's chimney located at Bluebird Court.

However, neighbors complained that the bird diminished the historic integrity of the community and went to officials to get Emmons to remove the statue.

"It's just an unhealthy obsession," Emmons said. "It's such a silly thing to get upset about. That's also what the big to-do is, is that everyone is wondering why would they get so upset about having a blue bird on a guy's chimney that the kids made."

The Village's Historic Preservation Board ordered Emmons to take the blue Big Bird off the chimney or face a $100 a day fine. And, hours before the deadline, the bird was removed from the chimney.

However, the statute is once again perched on top of some scaffolding at roof level, holding an American flag and in plain view for the neighbors to see.

Neighbors are considering going back to the city to have the bird permanently removed.

Watch Local 6 News for more on this story.



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What the hell?

I used to live in a place called 'Herukka' (dorry don't know what it is called in english, but it is a berry) and we planted some bushes along the road to celebrate the name of our "area", and many more followed. So I don't really see the point in fining the guy for something he did for love of the name of his living place.

Sure it is bit weird to have a gigantic sesame street big bird on your chimney, but oh the humanity, the harm it causes, almost like nothing at all. Losers.

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