Saturday, December 18, 2010

Some dude built the MASH set in his backyard

From what I can tell, he did a very nice job.  But he's not finished yet until I see a replica of my office.  Here are some photos.

28 comments:

Mary Stella said...

Is that dude Wayne Rogers?

Alex said...

I don't remember there being that much grass.

Stuman714 in Indy said...

Very sweet. Almost like being back at the 4077th! But obviously this guy has WAYYYYYY too much time on his hands..........

David K. M. Klaus said...

He's no different than any of the fans who have built replicas of the Bridge of the Starship Enterprise, he just chose a different topic.

Re-creation of something you love is a tribute to the creators of it, not weird unless you start living in that made-up universe instead of "visiting" and playing in it while living in this one.

Ed Blonski said...

If only they could do this at Malibu Creek State Park. Maybe that could help the budget crisis in California?

Richard Cooper said...

Does a wall fall down when Hot Lips Houlihan takes a shower?

Phillip B said...

Uh-oh. Choppers..

Joseph Scarbrough said...

Somebody has got, like WAY too much free time on his hands.

Say... he wouldn't happen to be that same guy who built a replica of the Swamp in his backyard for him and his buddies to hang out in, would he?

The Milner Coupe said...

Awesome.

Hohoun said...

Right before this on my RSS reader was a link to a Facebook page with photos of fan tributes to the Dexter season 5 finale, which was also very fun. The tributes, more than the actual episode.

This was awesome. Love it! It must make you feel pretty good that your writing touched someone enough that they did this. Hope you're preening!!

Gazzoo said...

If he wants to be totally accurate he'll build an indoor replica in his basement...

Gary said...

Ken: You have any Bob Feller stories to share? Just have a feeling you've probably shared a few words with him...or more than likely, listened to him.

Here's a terrific little tribute from everyones favorite-&-wordy uncle Joe:
http://joeposnanski.si.com/2010/12/16/rip-bob-feller/

Rapid Robert, RIP.

Anonymous said...

I like Ed's idea about recreating the Mash
Set in Malibu State Park. I would love that and
I think it would be very popular.
From Maggie Egan-Cummings

Tim W. said...

"He's no different than any of the fans who have built replicas of the Bridge of the Starship Enterprise, he just chose a different topic.."

Ya, and I'd say both are weird. And in need of a real life.

WV: ingin- The old American word for Native Americans.

VP81955 said...

How different is this from the Reds fan in Kentucky who constructed a replica of Crosley Field on his farm?

D. McEwan said...

Until he annoys his neighbors with the of sounds of choppers landing and distant bombardments, and scents his air with the smells of death and disinfectant, it will all be a sham.

Someone needs a real life.

Grubber said...

I think the Nurses shower is going to be the big tourist attraction for him.

Cap'n Bob Napier said...

You can buy a model kit of The Swamp and set it on a shelf or table. Anyway, part of me is damned impressed and the other part wants to say, "Get a life."

YEKIMI said...

Wonder how long before his local zoning board descends on him and fucks up his M*A*S*H* dream.

David K. M. Klaus said...

It seems several people didn't bother to read my second paragraph, so here it is again:

> Re-creation of
> something you love is
> a tribute to the
> creators of it, not
> weird unless you start
> living in that made-up
> universe instead of
> "visiting" and playing
> in it while living in
> this one.


There are plenty of people who do historical re-creation, from the Roman Empire to various Knights in Armor groups
to the Revolutionary and Civil War battlers.

This is a bit more individualistic, but not a bad thing in an of itself. Some people think hitting a thrown ball with a stick is weird. Some don't understand the appeal of running down a field with a pigskin and bashing each other in the process. Some don't understand a game of hitting a little ball hundreds of yards with a stick and trying to get it into a little hole in the ground.

To each her or his own.

Can't we just get along?

-bee said...

It's a good thing his favorite TV show wasn't "Rome"

Anonymous said...

http://twittercism.com/too-much-time/

Why say he has too much time on his hands? It's his life, maybe better than hours online or in front of the TV -

Brian said...

What's with all the "too much time on his hands" hating?

How is this any different from the guy who spends hours of time and thousands of dollars playing golf or collecting stamps?

I'll tell you how: It's actually a little cooler and a LOT more unique.

Brian Rooney said...

Hi Everyone:

I'm the state parks volunteer who cleared the M*A*S*H site in Malibu Creek SP almost three years ago.

We'd like to recreate the old camp, but when fans are removing pieces off the rusted vehicles there, tents surely wouldn't last long. The tents were also much closer together on that small set than they appeared on the show and such would generate complaints from fans.

More displays are coming though. I'm not done out there yet!

charlotte said...

Impressive. And yes, this guy t'would appear to have what one might call a dangerous amount of free time on his hands, but as others have mentioned, a hobby's a hobby, and as long as he doesn't go all King of Comedy/Misery and start nabbing the M*A*S*H actors & writers to populate his backyard set and write/act out new episodes for his amusement...

Um, Ken? If you posted this at gunpoint as your way of calling for help...

Tim W. said...

David K. M. Klaus,

I DID read your second paragraph. I just disagree. I think any type of obsessive behaviour like that should be a warning sign. Has he hurt anybody with his obsession? I really don't know.

And I think Civil War recreationists are weird. And people who obsessively follow sports, too. And I'm a basketball fan. I just don't let it get in the way of real life. Or let it take over mine.

MattA said...

Yep, some one may have too much time on his hands. Another person may have a puppet on HIS hand.

Anonymous said...

I sold it over a year ago. It's now in a museum.
These pictures were not posted by me. I did not want this attention. Mainly because I could write the "wayyy to much time on his hands" comment in my sleep. These pictures were first posted on a blog I had never heard of by a friend that was last here 2 years ago.
It was something I wanted to build, and I did. Nothing more,nothing less.
I ask you. Has your hobby, or "obsession" been asked to be in a museum? If not. Maybe you need more time on your hands.
Thanks very much to all of you who made kind thoughtful comments.