This maybe the greatest, most absurd example of NIMBY I have ever seen.
T. Boone Pickens, of the famous Pickens Plan to increase the capture of wind energy in the United States, was interviewed by Fast Company Magazine. After outlining his project, Pickens was asked the following:
And you'll do all of this on your beautiful 68,000 acre ranch?
To which he responded:
I'm not going to have the windmills on my ranch. They're ugly.