If so, you’ve undoubtedly seen what could pass for the tackiest holiday display since Griswold Christmas.
That’s where clinical research outfit Vince & Associates decks out its digs every year with what could pass for the most obnoxious holiday display in the metro. An almost entire block-long display of blinking, flashing, zinging electronic kitsch.
Yes, I’m a Christian. And no, I’m not against tasteful holiday displays. But driving past this light arcade on Metcalf several nights a week I’ve observed two near miss accidents in the past few evenings alone.
Seems some cars going either direction like to pull off on the shoulder to further observe the tacky goings on and synch the matching holiday music to their car radios.
Then, as if hypnotized, they mindlessly pull back into the flow of traffic.
I’ve been told that smarter drivers pull into the church parking lot across the street to get their psychedelic thrills. But for some people that’s just too much of a hassle,
I’ll be honest, driving past Vince’s display at night is distracting as hell even for me.
Frankly I’m surprised that Overland Park’s Zoning or Codes divisions hasn’t stepped in and told Vince & Associates to put it back in their pants.
After all, isn’t this the same city government that years ago was offended by a red roof on top of the Red Roof Inn? And remember the controversy in O.P. over the building color of the old White Castle being TOO white!
Watching a TV news piece the other day about Vince’s bombastic lighting display I was given to understand that it would continue to grow in size and scope in the coming years.
God help us all…….
So the next time you drive by this nighttime Holiday Hell, watch out for the brain paralyzed drivers pulling in and out of traffic at a whim and sudden slowdowns by light intoxicated motorists.
Merry Christmas everybody!