Tuesday, April 5th, 2011

In Which That 'T' Story About the Georgian Manor Is Addressed, At Last

"Their problem, which required a series of five architects to solve, was this: they had bought a 40-room Georgian manor house, and they wanted to occupy it as a family of six."

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KarenUhOh (#19)

So how many rooms did they add?

Tulletilsynet (#333)

Only enough to keep five of their architects busy.

Moff (#28)

Nice to hear My Cock has done so well for himself, though. The Simon to Balk's Garfunkel.

ejcsanfran (#489)

I'm looking forward to next month's feature on the the Bellends.

IBentMyWookie (#133)

There's only one reasonable solution: enlarge the family. I hope they have a Fuck room!

Bittersweet (#765)

At their room-to-person ratio, Mr. and Mrs. could have a different Fuck Room for every day of the week.

Flaneur (#998)

"Party Down" fan? Oh how I miss it.

IBentMyWookie (#133)

@Flaneur: No, actually, never seen it although I have heard of it. Doesn't air in Canada.

I'm not sure what's so absurd about a Lego room. I lived in one as a child.

Tulletilsynet (#333)

The Legos had to share a room with you?

We're Old Money.

Tulletilsynet (#333)

"White People Problems." — Mmmm hm.

hockeymom (#143)

I'd like to share a "rich people" architecture story.
I worked on a project that involved some very wealthy, "philanthropists and humanitarians". They also fashioned themselves to be "green pioneers" and "healthy lifestyle advocates."
As such, they were very concerned about EMFs (electro-magnetic fields) coursing through their home. Especially where they slept. She was quite concerned that the radio waves would enter her brain and cause cancer (who knows…maybe she's right). Anyway, they had every single cable and wire in the home coated with a special material and put into a tube, so nothing could pollute their world.
After the meeting with the contractors, the wife pulled the electricians aside and drew a big red x through one portion of the house and said "Don't bother with this area. We won't ever be going in there and it's OK to use regular wiring."
Out of curiosity, I looked at the drawing.
Not surprisingly it was the nanny's quarters.

IBentMyWookie (#133)

Sometimes I hate people so much that it physically hurts me.

That story made my day!

Astigmatism (#1,950)

She just did that in the hope that her husband would get cancer.

Tulletilsynet (#333)

I suspect she's okay with letting the maid's kids get their shots.

brad (#1,678)

well, what did you expect? what's the point of nauseating riches of you can't do preposterous crap? when i'm that wealthy, instead of walking through a door, people will have to squeeze themselves through two giant, pillowy ass-lobes to get in my house. and there will be monkeys as well.

Astigmatism (#1,950)

New NYT business model: reduce the paywall and offset by charging people who apparently find pleasure in being featured in T.

Tulletilsynet (#333)

If they're not doing that already, they're dumber than they think they are.

NominaStultorum (#1,638)

But the Lego room would prove traumatic for the couple's youngest child, a boy of delicate constitution and ghostly pallor who spent countless hours there in perfect silence save for the clicking of plastic blocks, building a 1:72 scale Lego model of the 40-room house itself. His singular obsession earned him the unfortunate but unshakable nickname of "Lego Mycock."

Tulletilsynet (#333)

Yes. This comment made me realize that I was subconsciously picturing all this madness happening in the house from The Secret Garden.

La Cieca (#1,110)

Is there some way I can send a trophy, a bouquet of flowers or a subscription to the Ham of the Month Club to this commenter?

4 simple steps.

1) Buy a 40-room Georgian house
2) Fill it with plastic furniture, ironic furniture, and silver spay-painted furniture.
3) Publicize these facts.
4) Await inevitable revolution.

I don't know why Lenin tried to make it seem so complicated.

philomene (#355)

I can't tell if it was your comment or the one directly above that made me laugh harder. Suffice it to say, this type of renovation is quite common in the UK, especially the ironic, expensive plastic furniture that does little else than occupy space. Of note in this house is the Studio Job armoire. That shit is really expensive.

Tom Scocca@twitter (#10,955)

That armoire is the one redeeming feature—OK, fine, they spent an unimaginable amount of money, but it went to pay a cabinetmaker to do a feat of insane cabinetmaking. So the cabinetmaker is happy. And after the revolution, people will enjoy seeing it in a museum, like the Faberge eggs.

Nick Douglas (#7,095)

Nope, sorry, too captivated by the pretty pictures to find some hate in my heart for some people refitting a mansion to meet their whimsy.

I mean come on, this place looks kind of *cool*. So they're a rich-ass family who can afford a mansion! This is still better than building a whole new one!

Quick Brown Fox (#10,971)

But where did they put the Hot Chicks Room?

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