Friday, December 02, 2005

Christmas Light Extravangza!

A very sincere curtsy to Ohio Guy for this one. I hadn't seen it, I guess it's making the email rounds so if you are like me and haven't seen it? I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.






According to Snopes:

This display was the work of Carson Williams of Mason, Ohio, who spent about three hours sequencing the 88 Light-O-Rama channels that control the 16,000 Christmas lights in his 2004 holiday lighting spectacular. The musical accompaniment is broadcast over a low-power radio station so that it is only audible to visitors tuned in to the correct frquency and doesn't disturb the neighbors.

15 comments:

BrianInVero said...

OK, how much does this guy charge an hour? I got this neighbor, see....

Me4Prez said...

I am so going to figure out how to do that.

David said...

Arrrrgggghhhh! I'm even getting this puppy in email!

*LOL*

A geek with waaaayyyy too much time on his hands, obviously.

;-)

Still, I have to admit, I grin every time I see it.

Lisa Renee said...

Here are the directions/info to download to be able to do it me4.

:-)

Lisa Renee said...

I guess I was out of the loop David, I'd never seen it before. I love driving around and looking at Christmas Light displays, but this one? Has to be the ultimate.

:-)

Hooda Thunkit said...

This is FANTASTIC!

Carson is one seriously disturbed individual... :-)

88 individual channels, 88 keys on a piano keyboard...

Shades of Bill & Ted...

Seriously, I know how this is done; the question is:

WHY?

Needs a little snow ;-)

Lisa Renee said...

Either he really loves Christmas? Or he really loves Christmas Lights or?

He really hates his neighbors...

:-)

Catdaddy-n-Dr.Squeeky said...

just one word...
WOW!

Stephanie said...

I guess I'm just not enough in the Christmas spirit, but all I can think about is how many people he could have kept warm this winter with the money he spent on that display.

Lisa Renee said...

It actually doesn't cost that much for the lights that do that, it's pretty much pc ran anymore, it probably costs him more in utility dollars than the actual lights. While I see your point, most of the people that have displays like this are also toy donation drop off points so that people that go to see the lights are encouraged to help.

But then I'm biased, the Christmas light displays are part of our family tradition where we drive around a few nights in Demember to oooohhh and ahhhh over some of the local homes that decorate.

:-)

Stephanie said...

I was speaking of the utilities, as they same money could be spent to heat a home as to light a bulb.

As for the drop-off, it's not like around here. Maybe Toledo's just special!

:-)

Lisa Renee said...

Electric around here is really high, so it does cost them a alot for their displays. Toledo's pretty big so maybe that's why they have more people willing to do the collection drop off sites. A few of them that don't do toys ask for a canned good donation.

:-)

historymike said...

Wow.

I wonder what the traffic is like on his street?

T. F. Stern said...

Thanks, that was fun.

Lisa Renee said...

I'm glad you liked it too TF, I've watched it quite a few times.

As well as my kids, and anyone else who comes over...

:-)