Forums > Regional > Indiana > Haymeadow > Community Chat > WARNING: ‘scrow VANDALS in town
Hey everyone this is just a WARNING that some YOUNG PUNKS keep MOVING the ‘scrow in my front garden when I’m not lookin! Just the basic burlap-head model with the straw/hay mixed stuffing I posted in the WIP thread a few days ago. Gets moved around the house, sometimes right up to my window!
Happened 2 or 3 times yesterday. Watch your ‘scrows, people.
10/22/2012 10:02 am
…What is the point of mixing straw AND hay?
10/22/2012 10:05 am
wow great feathertop handy tip its not like we need to know where in town we might expect these vandals or anything
10/22/2012 10:06 am
Feathertop, that’s terrible news indeed. I suppose one should expect such shenanigans, what with the holiday drawing on and all, but still – I was first charmed by Haymeadow because I thought this town had, on the whole, better character than that. Completely unlike Whitbridge, where the hooligans from the local middle school would savage our poor ‘scrows every chance they got, stamping on those delicate pumpkin heads…
Oh, but I digress. Feathertop, has the vandalism only been in regards to the positioning of the ‘scrow, or was there physical damage beyond that?
EDIT: And while I am loath to agree with the ill mannered and poorly named fellow above, it might be helpful to know in which section of town the punks are operating.
JohnCrane, the straw/hay mixture is well known to provide a pleasant fragrance for the ‘scrow. This is elementary and I’m surprised to see you asking.
10/22/2012 10:08 am [edited 10/22/2012 10:09 am]
Why use straw and hay for “a pleasant fragrance” when there are so many affordable prescented artificial stuffings on the market? Just a thought…
10/22/2012 10:11 am
some people, perhaps feathertop included, enjoy all-natural ‘scrows, as they feel it honors the earthworking tradition. just a thought, johncrane, but for now keep your peddling to your own thread…
10/22/2012 10:12 pm
Sorry all heat of the moment and everything. These VANDALS if I had to guess are operating on the SOUTHEAST CORNER of town, I’m between COVENANTER DR and MOORES PIKE, just beside the OLD CEMETERY. If anyone in the area can report SIMILAR INCIDENTS we’ll have a better idea. I’ve already asked my neighbor and gotten a negative but anyone else should pipe up.
Also thanks for your concern Cucurbitaphile but the ‘scrow is mostly unharmed. As I said the punks are just MOVIN my ‘scrow so when I look out my kitchen window I see him where he should be but later I’ll realize he’s been moved to one of the ‘scrow poles in my sideyard or backyard. TOTALLY out of season and TACKY!!! But no lasting harm done.
10/22/2012 10:15 am
Feathertop I’m on the north side, as you know, but do you think there’s a chance these vandals might work up my way? I’m really worried that my Hall of ‘Scrows might be in jeopardy. The kids in my neighborhood love it during trick-or-treating and I’d hate to have it get all mucked up this year?
Manny McNamara, Straw, Baling & More
Creator of the Famous Hall of ‘Scrows in the Sandybrook Subdivision!
10/22/2012 10:17 am
shut the f*** up manny you and your 1% can lock the gates against any onslaught of working class teens don’t worry the iphones and ugg boots you used to dress up your d*** scarecrows will be alright
10/22/2012 10:19 am
Just a friendly reminder from your forum moderator that a civil tone should be maintained throughout your discussions here on ‘Scrow! Also, note that we’re called ‘Scrow for a reason — we’re enthusiasts and experts, not laypersons, and we speak accordingly.
10/22/2012 10:22 am
if you abbreviate scarecrow it would be s’crow not ‘scrow and its the dumbest bullsh** that you expect us all to talk like halfwits
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10/22/2012 10:23 am
Hey Feather Top my home’s over on Pickwick Lane so I’m just on the other side of the cemetery from you and I noticed the ‘scrows we have on our frontyard moving too! I heard our dog barking and when I went out front both ‘scrows moving almost like they were going to stand up but I remembered last year (*sigh*) and figured there were rats nesting in the straw again. So my wife stayed inside and I got the broom and knocked the ‘scrows over a couple times and I’m sorry to say they fell apart but it looks like the hay was infested with some kind of centipedes? A whole nest of them I think but they scattered into the grass. Anyway this is just another warning for folks in the area its been a damp fall so I guess we got centipedes to watch out for.
edit: I think my dog got bit by one of the centipedes is this bad? Should I take him to the vet?
10/22/2012 10:26 am [edited 10/22/2012 10:29 am]
Please keep all pet-related talk confined to the appropriate subforum! Thanks!
10/22/2012 10:30 am
It wouldn’t surprise me at all, come to think of it, if these vandals weren’t locals at all, or even youths, but some of the more bitter Whitbridge ‘scrow enthusiasts who are simply jealous of the Haymeadow contingent’s work in the county 4-H fairs. Feathertop, I know it is horribly rude to ask, but are you by chance the lady who nabbed the blue ribbon in the middle division this past August? I sent you the same question over Private Message but you have yet to respond.
10/22/2012 10:42 am
HAHA yeah that’s prbbly it!!! Those witbridge boys have been total ‘SCROWNIES since b4 ‘scrownies were even around!!!!! Hey who wants 2 lead a War of Retliation maybe go over to witbridge and cause some wIcKeD mAyHeM?????
10/22/2012 10:51 am
Haymeadow’s ‘scrow rivalry with Whitbridge is both longstanding and intensely honorable. I doubt they would resort to such tactics, especially so close to the holiday, and I absolutely assure you, very few citizens of Whitbridge would qualify as ‘scrownies. If you wanted to see such dilettante manchildren in action, salivating over the prospect of their next Star Wars or anime-theme ‘scrow (I shudder to even use that word in relation to such abominations) then you’d be much better off to check out the ‘scrow subreddit.
Hey now that’s uncalled for what r u soem sorta witbridge pansy i noticed you have your location pvt r u really from Haymeadow??? lol sCrOwNeD
I only had to Google your username, Juggascrow, and was quickly able to discern that you’ve been a frequent poster on r/scrows for sometime. How typical.
Ok finally ENOUGH is ENOUGH. Ever since makin this thread the trouble with my ‘scrow has only got WORSE. Just now as I was steppin out for lunch I found my ‘scrow layin RIGHT OUTSIDE MY FRONT DOOR. If these are KIDS then they’re playin hooky. I’m also startin to feel paranoid that MAYBE its someone in this thread but I expect better of this community.
Please keep discussion civil and refrain from meta-discourse about the operations of ‘scrow discussion venues other than ‘Scrow itself.
Edit: Feathertop, I feel obligated to ask, have you considered contacting the authorities?
10/22/2012 11:06 [edited 10/22/2012 11:07 am]
Heads-up folks even though I’m on the other side of town I think we got similar or related vandals operating up here in Sandybrook. Just noticed a few of the exhibits in my Hall of ‘Scrows are outright missing.
Manny McNamara, Straw, Baling & More
Creator of the Famous Hall of ‘Scrows in the Sandybrook Subdivision!
10/22/2012 11:10 am
I know I’ve been warned about this by Strawoman but just fyi folks as a GENERAL WARNING if you notice some sort of centipede infestation in your ‘scrows keep your pets away from them, I’m taking my dog to the vet now he’s really sick. I found some of the centipedes in the grass still this what they look like just for reference
10/22/2012 11:13 am
That’s not what centipedes look like at all, you halfwit Hayseed.
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10/22/2012 11:16 am
Andy, that post might be better suited to the Garden Pests Megathread. Just a thought…
10/22/2012 11:19 am
Feathertop, I second the concern voiced by Strawoman. Have you contacted the authorities yet? It might be advisable at this point. (Additionally, but off topic: in case you didn’t see my earlier post, please check your Private Messages.)
10/22/2012 11:20 am
SORRY IF THIS IS THE WRONG THREAD BUT I AM NEW TO THE SCROW THING AND WAS WONDERING IF I COULD GET BULK DISCOUNT FLANNEL SHIRTS AND OVERALLS ANYWHERE OUTSIDE OF INDIANAPOLIS THANKS
10/22/2012 11:31 am
TATDAD, you’ll find the appropriate thread for your questions is the sticky at the top of the Haymeadow General ‘Scrow subforum, ‘Scrows for Scrubs. Good luck!
10/22/2012 11:33 am
I noticed the possible vandalism in the thread title and just dropped into this thread to see if it was at all related to the sirens I’m hearing right now? Did they catch the ‘scrow vandals?
edit: No never mind, reading the thread I’m not anywhere near Covenanter and Moore’s Pike
edit: THE SIRENS WERE IN THE DIRECTION OF SANDYSTONE THOUGH????
10/22/2012 11:41 am [edited 10/22/2012 11:42 am] [edited 10/22/2012 11:44 am]
The sirens are probably going to Northside Highschool my daughter is in the ‘scrow club there and she said during their drills some of the kids had an allergic reaction to the straw being used.
10/22/2012 11:50 am
Heh! This is precisely why people should switch to reusable plastic or nylon stuffing. Serves those kids right.
10/22/2012 11:52 am
Excuse me but my daughter and her friends in the ‘scrow club allergic or not do not deserve a remark that is frankly rude.
10/22/2012 11:54 am
Frankly, “HotMama2,” I’m merely observing the fact that your brood wouldn’t have to worry about things like bad straw if artificial stuffings were more widely used in the ‘scrow community. It’s the wave of the future and you’re a bumpkin if you’re not embracing it.
10/22/2012 11:56 am
The last thing I want to see in this thread is you ascending to the ever lofty heights of your soapbox, JohnCrane. Some of us prefer our ‘scrows to be one-hundred percent biodegradable, for the obvious environmental benefit. Like the plants they protect, ‘scrows should be made entirely of and ready to return to Mother Nature.
10/22/2012 12:00 pm
cucurbitaphile, i know we don’t see eye-to-eye very often, but i find myself sympathetic to your desire for a holistic approach to the ‘scrow lifestyle. still, i don’t appreciate your normative gendering of nature as feminine, for while i personally and readily accept the idea of the goddess i fear that by marking the stance as given we’re isolating valuable minority voices in the ‘scrow community.
10/22/2012 12:03 pm
your all a bunch of f***faces and i cant believe the s*** spewed from the gaping a****** that is the psot above this one
10/22/2012 12:05 pm
wt* is this stupid wordfilter
10/22/2012 12:06 pm
10/22/2012 12:07 pm
well i certainly hope strawoman reappears soon to deal with this new troll…
10/22/2012 12:09 pm
10/22/2012 12:11 pm
‘ScroWiccan, I’m sorry to have offended you. Perhaps we could talk over our issues more at length if you were to answer one of my Private Messages?
10/22/2012 12:14 pm
I would hate to help the spread of a rumor, but it’s been a while since Mannikin reported in this thread. And it happens I just heard from an acquaintance that the sirens mentioned by Frankelbom were indeed heading to Sandystone — it seems Mannikin was in an accident. Take this with a grain of salt until we get confirmation, of course, but it may be related to the vandalism.
10/22/2012 12:18 pm
My friend who works for county dispatch just told me the sirens were for Sandystone and Northside High and she said yes that Manny McNamara was hurt he jumped off his roof?
10/22/2012 12:20 pm
haha fock yes chaos rains
10/22/2012 12:21 pm
MANNY MCNAMARA COMMITTED SUICIDE
10/22/2012 12:22 pm
How incredibly crass. I imagine this is what passes for “free speech” over on r/scrows? Come now, I know you Whitbridge types are in love with reddit.
10/22/2012 12:23 pm
IF FREE SPEECH IS THE TRUTH THEN YES THE GUILT WAS FINALLY TOO MUCH AND ALL THOSE BLACKMARKET STRAW DEALS WERE CATCHING UP WITH HIM EVERYONE IN WHITBRIDGE KNEW HE WOULD GET IT SOMEDAY
10/22/2012 12:24 pm
I’ll say it again: plastic and nylon.
10/22/2012 11:25 am
And you see, ladies and gentlemen, why I moved to Haymeadow.
10/22/2012 12:26 pm
bc most ppl here, like u, suck?
10/22/2012 12:27 pm
Hye hey hey STEP OFF RIGHT NOW OR ILL DRIVE OVER THERE N KICK ALL YOUR WHITEBREAD A**ES
you don’t seemt o motherf****** this is a TRAGEDY and you don’t mess w/ people who are in tragedys
youll be sorry if you do
10/22/2012 12:30 pm
Strawoman, where are you to save us from this madness? We call for aid!
Speaking of calling, it’s been a while since Feathertop posted. Should we be worried about her? Does someone on the board know her personally so we may establish contact?
10/22/2012 12:31 pm
i am rather troubled by the way you assume feathertop to be a woman, or to identify as a woman, despite their lack of such information in their profile, and furthermore i do not appreciate your continuous efforts to pry into the lives of certain members of this forum far more than is your warrant, cucurbitaphile.
10/22/2012 12:34 pm
With all due respect, I’m only being a gentleman.
10/22/2012 12:37 pm
with all due respect, we don’t need you to be.
10/22/2012 12:38 pm
f*** sake get a room
10/22/2012 12:39 pm
It’s a terrible state of affairs when so many people are completely incapable of being civil, in so many ways.
10/22/2012 12:40 pm
I just checked again with my friend at dispatch and she said Manny did jump from his roof! Also my daughter said she’s going to the hospital now to because she’s not feeling good I guess she’s allergic?
10/22/2012 12:43 pm
Perhaps we should keep the talk in this thread limited to the issue of possible ‘scrow vandalism? It seems to be an eventful day for Haymeadow but there’s no reason to keep bumping this thread unless we have good information on Feathertop’s hooligans.
10/22/2012 12:46 pm
Hey yeah yeall come post in my thread HEYMEADOW TRAGEDY so we can get our commiseratin on
10/22/2012 12:49 pm
I’ve made a thread, Haymeadow Current Events, to continue this discussion.
10/22/2012 12:50 pm
COME TO MY THREAD MANNY MCNAMARA BOUGHT AND SOLD ILLEGAL NON-REGULATION STRAW TO TALK ABOUT HOW HAYMEADOW IS FINALLY GETTING WHAT’S COMING TO IT
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10/22/2012 12:52 pm
come to my thread we are useless pieces of sh** that literally spend all our time making giant dolls to talk about how your lifes a waste
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10/22/2012 12:54 pm
Some friendly reminders from your moderator: Keep your tone civil and avoid discussing personal matters or off-topic material outside of Private Messages or appropriately marked threads.
Also: During my lunchbreak I was saddened to learn that valued forum member Mannikin, known to many in Haymeadow as Manny McNamara, died after a fall from the roof of his home in the Sandystone neighborhood. Manny was the head of McNamara Straw, Baling & More, one of the most widely known ‘scrow stuffing providers in the Midwest, and certainly the greatest provider to southern Indiana. Condolences and remembrances are best direction to the memorial thread I just made.
As police have reported that Manny’s famous “Hall of ‘Scrows” was completely demolished — with many exhibits outright missing — it is suspected that foul play may be involved, perhaps with the very ‘scrow vandals that seem to be operating in Haymeadow. If you suspect someone is vandalizing your ‘scrows, please use caution, and notify authorities before taking action yourself.
I’ll be leaving this thread open for the rest of the day in case Feathertop wants to check in. Out of concern, given recent events, has anyone had any personal contact with Feathertop since their last post was made?
10/22/2012 1:02 pm
Hi all, mostly a lurker here but feathertop’s my neighbor irl and he taught me basically everything I know about ‘scrows, he even tipped me off to the forum. To be honest I noticed the sort of stuff he said up in the OP with his garden ‘scrow moving but I thought he was doing it to test things out. I got home a while ago and saw this thread though and actually the ‘scrow isn’t out right now which is a bit suspicious I’d say. I called a few times and feathertop didn’t answer but his truck’s home so he may just be napping. (Don’t let him know I told you but he’s getting on in years. ;))
I’ll keep you guys updated if he don’t first.
10/22/2012 1:18 pm
Glad to hear some headway on this matter. Feathertop, if you check this thread again, I’d advise you to ignore my latest Private Message.
10/22/2012 1:21 pm
I am putting the call out now to the forum at large. The time has come to put childish things away.
We must make our final stand against Whitbridge. Already through their plots Haymeadow is in chaos — sirens echo all over town, and people are reporting being attacked in the street. My own ‘scrows disappeared from my front yard barely half an hour ago.
If you wish to stand with me, my forces will be organizing in the parking lot of Northside High School at 3:00 sharp before making the trek to Whitbridge. Lasting and final glory in this centuries old conflict is ours for the taking, if you dare. We will burn their ‘scrows to the ground, until there is nothing left but charred flannel and smoking ash.
Come on everyone. Let’s cause some mayhem.
– General Juggascrow
10/22/2012 1:25 pm
Juggascrow, as I said in the war-planning thread, refrain from wedging this topic into other conversations throughout the forum. Thanks!
10/22/2012 1:27 pm
WARNING IF YOU NOVICE CENTIPEDES LIKE THE ONE IN MY PICTURE NEAR YOUR SCORES STAY FAR AWAY THE VET PUT OUR SOD DOWN BECAUSE HE WAS SICK AND MOVING FUNNY THE VET SAID HE HAD WORMS AND IT WAS TOO LATE AND I TOLD WIN WHAT HAPPENED AND HE SAID I WAS WROUGHT BUT I KNOW SHADOW DISNEY HAVE WORMS HE WAS A HEATH DOG I PRIED TO PET SHADOW BUT HE ALMOST BIT ME AND THE CENTIPEDES FEEL OUT OF HIS MOUTH NON MY HAND OF THEM STUNG ME HITS HURTS PRETTY BAD MIGHT BE ALLERGIC AT EMERGENCY ROOM VERY CROWDED I ITCHING MORE CENTIPEDES TYPED ON MY PHONE SORRY AUTOCORRECT
10/22/2012 1:45 pm
Please don’t bump this thread for reasons unrelated to the issue of ‘scrow vandalism. I am sorry for the loss of your dog, but there are two currently very active threads about mourning and sudden onset allergies, if you think talking with some of those folks might help.
Again, Andy, I am truly sorry for your loss. Hope you make it through this.
10/22/2012 1:47 pm
Hello everyone Thank you for your concern this afternoon There is no further vandalism to report In fact i suspect there was no vandalism to begin with and only my overactive human imagination
10/22/2012 2:12 pm
feathertop! so good to hear from you. glad you’re okay. it’s nice to have some good news during such a crazy day.
10/22/2012 2:14 pm
Appreciate the update, Feathertop! But what do you mean you only imagined the vandalism? Certainly something happened to our dearly departed Manny’s Hall of ‘Scrows….
10/22/2012 2:17 pm
The immature ‘scrownies from Whitbridge probably did it as a corollary to their foul play. I’ve already seen several people in r/scrows copping to it, and while some of them are probably lying, all it takes is one of them to be telling the truth.
10/22/2012 2:21 pm
Yes that is a good and reasonable explanation for the question that was posed
10/22/2012 2:25 pm
Good to hear from you Feathertop! If you’re convinced there’s nothing more to discuss I can go ahead and lock this thread.
And Bodach: I know you’ve been around long enough to be familiar with the rules. Watch yourself!
10/22/2012 2:31 pm
You guys have to listen thats not feathertop I don’t know what it is but its not him i went over to see if he was ok and i saw him all laid out on the kitchen floor maybe he fell and i thought he was hurt so i ran inside and suddenly i realize dhe was all wrong and then he started to move and he was flat, that’s the only way i can describe it he was flat and then he wasn’t like he filled up with something and he stood up and looked at me andghe didnt have eyes anymore
10/22/2012 2:41 pm
Oh, lord. We never did verify if this character actually knew Feathertop, did we?
10/22/2012 2:45 pm
please that thing’s just walking around my house trying to find a way in i’m trying to call the police but no one’s picking up
10/22/2012 2:47 pm
oh god it saw me through the window it looked tin the window at me and it just left i think it went home but it knows i[m talking to you i need to go
10/22/2012 2:50 pm
Hello i would like to
go ahead and lock this thread As was promised there is nothing more to discuss
10/22/2012 2:55 pm
Sorry to intrude at the last second, but Feathertop, have you checked your Private Messages?
10/22/2012 2:58 pm
Yes a personal meeting would be ideal As I am definitely a member of the opposite sex and desire such encounters And I will bring a pumpkin of the dimensions specified
See you this evening
10/22/2012 3:00 pm
Keep it in the Private Messages, please.
10/22/2012 3:02 pm
Apologies for the breach of social protocol recently committed And also any distress caused by my baseless allegations of hooliganism and totally imaginary sense of enclosing danger
Please everyone return to a state of unsuspecting quotidian ease
Continue also to make effigies to frighten away the crows and their very sharp very hungry beaks Please keep them far away
That would be ideal
10/22/2012 3:04 pm
THIS THREAD WAS LOCKED BY STRAWOMAN 10/22/2012 3:06 PM