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In the 1960s in the US this took the form of one of the neighbors buying a riding lawnmower instead of a push lawnmower, or the outrageous Christmas light display.

That's my point: neither of these items comes under "physiological" or "safety" so the idea of "needing to mow one's lawn" should be questioned.

(I'm thinking of DeAnander's comment way back about a lawn being a desert in re: complex ecosystems.)

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by rg (leopold dot lepster at google mail dot com) on Sat Oct 20th, 2007 at 04:33:39 PM EST
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It's the idea of "needing to mow one's lawn on a riding lawnmower" as opposed to a "walking lawnmower".

Though riding a lawnmower can be quite poetic (q.v. David Lynch's The Straight Story).

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by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Mon Oct 29th, 2007 at 04:45:22 PM EST
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