What Could Possibly Go Wrong?

#543

The best part about this is that the way each home is situated on the lot, the Juliet balconies, presumably for a bedroom, would offer a view directly into your neighbor’s window only a few feet away, unless you were the last house on the end (front right side of the picture). Then the flyover video makes it clear that there are houses built with no view or landscape offset, making it so that many of them are surrounded on all sides by other houses only feet away…so EVERY view from every window/balcony is of someone else’s house/balcony. Thus not only is it hideous architecture, it’s probably one of the worst urban planning jobs in the modern world.

How the hell did that company ever manage to get investors to get this off the ground?

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#544

I guess this goes here, but might also fit in P&R: US deploying a new category of low-yield missile warheads.

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#545

They are called A Little Bit Pregnant.

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#546

This is standard practice in the Monterey, California area. Because of water limitations new homes are at a minimum, so people with money buy older homes in a desired area and this tear 90% of it down and build new. As a remodel you retain the water rights. We used to vacation in Pacific Grove and over the years probably saw this happen a dozen times.

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#547

It really is. I had run across McMansion Hell a while back (possibly through Qt3, I can’t remember), and wound up spending an entire evening there. Really good analysis, supplemented with some great photos of examples.
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#548

Thanks for the link to the McMansion site. That was very entertaining. I’m relieved to see my standard suburban cookie-cutter house is a solid 3, and thus well within the “Chill” spectrum. Further back into our neighborhood though are some homes that would rate a solid 5, and we’ve got a neighborhood of 8/9’s about a mile from us that some of my daughter’s friends live in. My mind boggles every time I drive through that neighborhood. What were these people thinking?

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#549

Let’s try scam and threaten William Webster. What could possibly go wrong?

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#550
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#551

If you are not handicapped, do not park in a handicap spot, especially if the Sheriff’s personal vehicle is parked directly behind you.
When a deputy tells you to move your vehicle because you are illegally parked in a handicap spot, do not exit the vehicle and run away.
Do not jump into someone else’s vehicle and tell them to you have warrants and need a ride- that person will probably tell on you.
Do not come to the Sheriff’s Office with a vehicle loaded with stolen merchandise and then do any of the above.

This handy tip sheet was sent out after Anthony Twyman, 35, and Kimberly Twyman, 31, did all of these things.

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#552

Guessing they were not on drugs because that would have made the list, so they’re exceedingly stupid. It never ceases to amaze.

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#553

My guess is they were selling stolen merchandise on craig’s list and met up in front of the cop’s.

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#554

Well yeah but in a handicapped spot, and if they just moved the car and didn’t run and didn’t tell someone they had warrants… it’s all sorts of messed up thinking here.

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#555

They could have taken all of the drugs already. In fact I’d say that’s highly plausible, all things considered. :)

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#556
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#557

Yeah two weird thing stick out. One, he already got in trouble walking the lioness out on a leash and hitting a cyclist last year. There’s no laws in the Czech republic?

Two, he was found with the cage locked from the inside? What’s going on here? Is it one of those (illegal here) self-locking doors that can’t be opened? Did he accidentally lock himself in? Did a pissed off neighbor lock him in?

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#558

Keeping big cats in your house is such an obviously bad idea, it’s not surprising that people that do it would tend to have pathologies such that they do it multiple times. As long as they aren’t getting loose and/or murdering you, it’s not like the police are going to inspect your home for them.

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#559

These guys could have taken a lesson from the Butler County Sheriff a few posts up:

a Wyoming Department of Transportation plow driver was working on U.S. Interstate 80 eastbound near mile marker 252 when he reportedly struck a black case. Upon closer inspection, the plow driver observed money literally blowing in the air.

It was later discovered by authorities that the contents of the case turned out to be $53,844.

The same day the money was discovered, a WYDOT supervisor was contacted by Baxter and his fellow travelers, who inquired about the missing case.

During questioning about the validity of the currency, authorities noticed a strong odor of marijuana coming from their vehicle.

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#560

The actual contents of the case - $83,844. :)

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#562

When will people learn about big cats?

Good News: the zoo announced it’s not going to euthanize the Jaguar for doing Jaguar things.

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