Your saw is kind of noisy, but great view!

November 1, 2007

There are few pleasures in life nicer than savoring a great view. Mountains, ocean, river, sweeping city skyline, whatever. That’s why I can sympathize with this dude who really wanted a better view from his retirement cottage, so he made one. With a chainsaw.

It seems his place was about 50 yards from the sea, and there were 122 pesky trees in the way until he wandered into the forest with his saw. “He told us he wanted to enjoy an unobstructed view of the Baltic,” a police spokesman explained.

I guess we’ll just never know how the cops figured out who did it. Here’s the story.

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chainsaw-300.jpgA chainsaw, something like this one… U.S. President George W. Bush picks up a chainsaw as he talks with reservists as he tours tornado damage in Greensburg, Kansas, May 9, 2007. REUTERS/Jim Young


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The Texas Chainsaw Decider?

Posted by John C Abell | Report as abusive

Good one. BTW, hope you noticed the caption.

Posted by Robert Basler | Report as abusive

George W. Bush: FEMA mohel?

Posted by Charlene | Report as abusive

I should take a chainsaw to Galveston with me next summer. Four stilts per house wouldn’t be too difficult to cut down for a great view of the beach.

Posted by K | Report as abusive

Now all I need is a leather mask or pair of goggles and a sliding metal door.

Posted by Shawn Hendricks | Report as abusive

Next time, go for the chain saw with the super over-sized muffler.

Posted by Shawn Hendricks | Report as abusive

@Bob: Yes, I noticed the caption and shared it with the usual suspect. But ignoring it is part of my new policy of not encouraging you. How’s that working out?

Posted by John C Abell | Report as abusive

So.. let me get this straight.. he wanted to see the Baltic Sea. So, instead of getting up off his butt and walking to the Baltic, he chopped down a bunch of trees? Moron.

Posted by Lady Weasel | Report as abusive

Bush takes matters into his own hands and does his own dirty work for a change!

Posted by Hunter | Report as abusive

His soon to be victims in yellow hats look on in horror!

Posted by Hunter | Report as abusive