June 29, 2005

Yelling in a quiet neighborhood.

I live in a very quiet neighborhood. It's summertime and there are lots of windows open. Every once in a while I hear a guy yell. Just: "arrrggghhhh!" I don't know where he is. Maybe he's one of those grunting weightlifter types. It's only just mildly disturbing. Or should I worry that somebody has a problem? But I don't quite know where. It just floats over the whole neighborhood.

28 comments:

Mark Daniels said...

I'll wager that he's a video or computer-gamer. That's exactly how my son and his buddies used to react when their RPG characters bit the dust while playing games.

SippicanCottage said...
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DaveG said...

That's my normal reaction to the daily op-eds too.

Meade said...

One of your neighbors is clearly working on a sexual dysfunction issue.

LDM said...

Woe! that I could'st again pant and groan
n'er more now the lasses moan
e'r the flabby gut missing its tone
the little man straighten'th not like a bone
gluttony n'er lust my soul do'th own
-Lonely Donut Man (LDM)

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Charles said...

Any power tool sounds that stop, then you hear the grunt? Could be he measured once and is having to cut many, many times to make it fit.

Joe said...

Keep a Brewers' schedule handy, see if you can eliminate that possibility.

Dirty Harry said...

There's a Sopranos episode like that. Dr. Melfi hears these horrible grunts out a window. We learn later that it's Tony doing bench presses.

JLP said...

I hate it when people leave their bathroom windows open!

JLP

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neo-neocon said...

Let's not rule out primal scream therapy.

Jeff in NY said...

I used to daytrade at home...Im sure my neighbors had some interesting things to say about my temper tantrums

EddieP said...

Probably just some dem neighbors reading Arthur Chrenkoff's Good News From Iraq.

David Scarlet said...

Summer distractions,
Enigma floats on the wind
Have you met my daughter's date?

carla said...

Perhaps he's just been watching video of Bush's speeches and town meetings.

Tonya said...

I used to live one block over from Ann and remember hearing those same screams from time to time. I think that they're coming from inside Ann's house -- probably the attic.

Ron said...

Tonya: Perhaps that's the ghost of Tony Perkins looking for his stuffed mum...oh wait, that's the cellar, m'bad!

Ann: Sure it's not yodeling? Maybe someone has fond memories of Edgar Winter's "Frankenstein."

LarryK said...

Minor correction - there was no yodeling on "Frankenstein." You must be thinking of "Hocus Pocus" by Focus, the pride of Holland. Common mistake.

SteveR said...

You can give me a thousand men awho occaisionally yell, grunt, scream. etc. for the one dog two doors down who yips and yelps with the endurance of Sherpa mountain climber. At least I don't have to wonder what's going on, its a dog owned by an inconsiderate idiot.

Ann Althouse said...

Funny about the "Sopranos" episode. I'd forgotten that -- consciously at least, but must have had it in my head since it's the one explanation I put in the post.

Tonya: yeah, I think this HAS been going on for years.

Stever: we've got a dog across the street too, but it's not that bad.

We've also got some kids who scream as if someone is hurting them. I wish people would teach kids not to do that. I know they are only playing, but it hits a primal spot in the brain, where you feel you need to help someone.

Meade said...

"its a dog owned by an inconsiderate idiot"

i.e, a "dog lover"

Freeman Hunt said...

We've also got some kids who scream as if someone is hurting them.

I used to live across the street from a woman whose grandchildren did that. The grandchildren got older and stopped, but the screams didn't because the woman kept a parrot on her sun porch, and it had learned the screams from the grandchildren. Was a very loud parrot.

jeff said...

Maybe a very mild case of Tourette's Syndrome?

SteveR said...

lmeade: yeah funny how I thought a dog lover would keep them inside on a 100 degree southern New Mexico afternoon. WDIK?

Kev said...

Any tennis courts nearby?

Noumenon said...

This is a great thread. I knew it would be. It's the only comments link on the page that I clicked.

PS: Arrrrrrrggghhhh!

Ann Althouse said...

Noumenon: They're all pretty good.

JB said...

Can you make out a faint "Serenity Now!"

(One of the best lines to come from Seinfeld)