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    Got Teepeed?

    Teepeeing: The act of throwing rolls upon rolls of toilet paper over/around/in trees, on cars, over the house, and on the lawn. This is often done by minors towards their friends, neighbors, or acquaintances.

    Yep, just spent the last hour in the hot Phoenix sun taking down reams of toilet paper from the trees, the car, and the house.

    Who did the dirty deed?

    We don't know but my son suspects it was a local Arminian trying to stop me blogging.

    Two big clues: (1) No one else in the neighborhood was hit. Only the reformed guy's house. (2) To get toilet paper that high (20-25 feet) off the ground requires a whole lot of synergism.

    Didn't Jesus say something about this? Like, "whoever leaves home or country or gets teepeed for My sake, His reward is GREAT in the kingdom of God." He said something like that, right???

    Whoever did it left behind two thirds of a roll in one of the trees, so in spite of the ordeal, the Lord has provided. :-)

    - John S

    Posted by John Samson on July 22, 2011 02:51 PM


    Maybe some lost Auburn fan thought your home looked like Toomer's Corner.

    One of the "benefits" of being teepeed is that it is a whole lot easier to remove than graffiti or repairing a tire that's been knifed. Even without doing the work yourself, eventually wind and rain will dissolve the stuff to nothing. Eventually. Someday.

    Anyone caught doing that - or proven to have done it - needs a serious beatdown. I'm talking actual mudhole-stomping here. In the good ol' days this would be a foregone conclusion. Nowadays the victim would go to jail and anger management sessions, while the poor "prankster" would be awarded a handsome settlement.

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