I absolutely despise the Philadelphia eagles. My disdain for them has led to me loathing everything associated with the state except for, of course, our Pennsylvania dopers which seem to be a pretty fair lot (and Pittsburg fans… I likes the Steelers).
Recently a new neighbor moved in around the corner. I’ve no idea what he was thinking but he promptly dethached and scalped a perfectly good lawn, plus dug up a fair portion of the sprinkler system. What used to be a nice yard now looks like a series of foxholes dug into a desert scape. This right as summer’s heat and a drought hit our area. Chickweek and crabgrass are now the only green and his yard is the ugliest thing this side of a gravel pit.
For some unfathomable reason, and this cracks me right up, the neighbor has chosen to proudly display a large silk banner from his porch proclaiming that the owner of all this unsightly mess hails from, heh, Penn State.