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Marking My Territory [Nov. 4th, 2007|11:33 pm]
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This is one of those really obvious laws. It's ridiculous that they even have to put it in writing. From the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department's Criminal Penalties and General Law page (the bolding is their's):

"Under the Texas Penal Code (§30.05) it is an offense for any person to enter property that is fenced, posted with a sign(s), or marked (purple paint) without the express permission of the owner. Posts or trees bearing purple paint marking of not less than eight inches in length and not less than one inch in width at not less than three or more than five feet from the ground constitute notice that the property is posted."

I think it's time to go get some purple paint.

[User Picture]From: ndozo
2007-11-05 06:31 am (UTC)
They take their homophobia very seriously in texas. Remember the safety rhyme they teach the kids in elemetary school? "Purple means gay and gay means stay away..." Plus they got tired of all those jokes about steers.
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[User Picture]From: cdozo
2007-11-05 06:41 am (UTC)

Stay Back!

Tinky Winky bumped those trees,
Below his shoulders,
Above his knees.
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[User Picture]From: ndozo
2007-11-05 12:11 pm (UTC)

What are you doing up at this hour?!

Oh no!
Don't touch me there!
this is
my Private Square.

(This is a real safety rhyme that some Ct. kids learned.)

There's a funny South Park about this. They have a Mascot called Sexual Harrassment Panda who has a little jingle, and somehow it's connected with that show The Prisoner, the episode where he goes to the island and balloons are floating. It's funny.
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[User Picture]From: ndozo
2007-11-05 12:49 pm (UTC)

Re: Stay Back!

Beavis and Butthead would say "Texas Penal Code ... heheh ... she said 'penal'.
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[User Picture]From: e_moon60
2007-11-05 05:48 pm (UTC)

Re: Stay Back!

I dunno...I kinda think it's a Barney thing. Small children will recognize Barney Purple and adults will run away screaming...(I HATE BARNEY!)

But then there's Purple Panda on Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood.
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[User Picture]From: amysn
2007-11-05 01:27 pm (UTC)
I wonder what's really up with the purple - perhaps it's a color-blind thing (those who can't see red can see purple, those who can't see blue can see purple?) But why not "clearly marked with a color that is high contrast with background" or something like that? And how about orange, too official? Odd. (And does lavender count?)
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[User Picture]From: e_moon60
2007-11-05 05:46 pm (UTC)

Me, too.

I also need to get some purple paint.

But dang it, you shouldn't even need the purple paint. Just the fence should be enough.

Signs, I've noticed, disappear, and someone could always claim your sign was out of sight from where they are.

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[User Picture]From: cdozo
2007-11-05 06:17 pm (UTC)


I'm planning to paint purple bands all the way around the trees so they are visible from every direction. I figure to paint white at the top and the bottom of the band so the purple will show better. If I don't, I'm afraid the purple will blend into the tree trunks.

I will probably leave about a 30 foot buffer along the river for fisherfolk and boaters.
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[User Picture]From: viverra2
2007-11-13 02:35 pm (UTC)

Re: Banded

Careful with getting creative. White and purple stripes are arguably not purple bands. A trespasser could say, "well judge, I figured it was some sort of a party decoration or something -- the law says a purple band, and that's not purple, it just has purple in it." Unfortunately that would probably fly in court.

I think the best best is to get the obnoxious "OSHA purple" safety paint -- though according to OSHA, that means "radiation hazard". What ARE you doing out there? Is that why you have all these strange insects...?
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[User Picture]From: curculio
2007-11-05 09:38 pm (UTC)

Yous guys are so much fun

It is had to butt in here with anything since you all are making me laugh so much. That is the best way to post a no trespassing sign. My dad had this one that said "Forget the dog" written right above a huge handgun. Purple says you are royalty and will send the royal executioner to behead all that enter without permission. Let everyone know that you will give them the royal treatment.
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