KUSA – Sometimes our search for news leads us to the mundane, like the unremarkable front lawn of a home in Lafayette.
“My lawn is not in the world’s best shape,” Alek Komarnitsky admitted. “It looks a little raggedy right now.”
Even a story about grass can be interesting if you find a colorful character like Komarnitsky.
“You should be live-streaming this!” Komarnitsky said, standing next to his lawn mower. “I mean this should be on 9news.com!”
As he set out to mow his lawn, Komarnitsky placed two giant Incredible Hulk inflatables in his driveway. They were so tall he had to rest them against ladders.
“It’s just something different, so I throw it out here,” Komarnitsky said.
The suburban dad’s outfit matched the iconic comic book character. He wore a green shirt and a pair of oversized purple shorts, which admittedly looked more like a skirt.
“It’s comfortable!” Komarnitsky said with a smile.
He fired up his trusty Toro lawnmower.
“Purple skirt. Things I do for TV,” he said, giving the mower a push.
Komarnitsky had trouble ignoring 9NEWS’ Noel Brennan and Anne Herbst as they tried to get video and pictures of him mowing his lawn.
“You know, I need one of those earpieces Anne or Noel so you can pipe in questions to me!” Komarnitsky shouted over the hum of the lawnmower.
While this was the first mow covered by TV reporters, Komarnitsky is used to having an audience. A web camera fixed to the siding of his home has captured 10 years’ worth of mows. In between those fresh cuts, people can simply watch the grass grow. Komarnitsky is the creator of Watching-Grass-Grow.com.
“Worldwide famous!” Komarnitsky said. “Well, I don’t know about that, but anyone in the world can watch my lawn, and if you watch it long enough, the grass will grow.”