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2004-06-25 06:11:25 PM
Tony Wrench and Jane Faith have been living in the eco-friendly house at Brithdir Mawr for seven years.

Looks like living there has become a pretty bad hobbit.
 
2004-06-25 06:46:56 PM
Mr. Badwrench!
 
2004-06-25 07:00:46 PM
I wonder if Tony Wrench is any relation to Mike Hammer?

/got nothing
 
2004-06-25 07:52:17 PM
All the other national parks are high crime areas.



/can I use the same joke twice? Is that ok?
 
2004-06-26 12:22:14 AM
It would be funny if some other squatters moved into his little grass house while he was away.
 
2004-06-26 12:37:30 AM
does eco-friendly mean they avoided killing all the bugs that would have to be in that house?
 
2004-06-26 12:39:50 AM
Tony Wrench walks into a bar, orders a screwdriver, and gets hammered. Gets nailed for jacking up the waitress with his power drill.


/got nothin
 
2004-06-26 12:44:45 AM
That's ok. This guy's friend will come by, take him for a drink, and they'll get off the planet before it's destroyed.

/HHGTTG
 
2004-06-26 12:46:30 AM

noo!!!
 
2004-06-26 12:51:20 AM

The filthy fat hobbitses defiled my precious forest!! curse the filthy hobbit!
 
2004-06-26 12:52:21 AM
Thossssse nasssty Hobbitses, building their houssses whereever they please... Kill them, my preccccious!

No, Hobbits not hurt anyone, they show sound environmental consciousness in their choice of architecture, they does! They friends to the park, yes, friends!

Sssstupid Ssssmeagol! No Hobbitsss are friendssss to nature! Kill them, take the preciousssss park!

No! Hobbitsss are nice people!

Yesss! Kill them! When Ssssmeagol kills them, gets hissss own Fark thread he will!

Yes! Kill Kittennssss...er, Hobbitses!
 
2004-06-26 12:52:45 AM
Maybe Tony and Jane could pass the hat to pay the fine. More publicity would probably help too.
 
2004-06-26 12:53:25 AM

I didn't do it! it was the planning office! THey did it!
 
2004-06-26 12:53:42 AM
Sandelaphon beat me by minutes! Curse him and crush him, my precious!
 
2004-06-26 12:57:06 AM
I remember this guy from earlier... christmas or even before that.
 
2004-06-26 12:58:03 AM
Anyone else read it as "Silly hobbits..."?

This is one of thems few times that the tag actually works leading into the title. Touche

/Go see Fahrenheight 9/11
 
2004-06-26 01:03:52 AM
Saw it, mtman900. Pretty good, actually. I know that the left will love it, right will hate it and all, but those who are open minded will walk away and actually think about it. Which was the whole point of the movie, anyway.

I love it how those who are republican slammed Bowling for Columbine. I asked those that I knew if they had seen it. 'No' was the answer. I suggested that they do, as it wasn't anti-gun, but an attempt to answer the question of gun violence.

/but whatever.
 
2004-06-26 01:06:29 AM
Tony Wrench walks into a bar, orders a screwdriver, and gets hammered. Gets nailed for jacking up the waitress with his power drill.


Tony WRENCH walks into a bar, orders a SCREWDRIVER, and gets HAMMERED. As he sits on his stool he smashes his NUTS
so he BOLTS back up off the stool and DRILLS his head into the over head light SOCKET. This causes such a scene that a waitress trips over bar stool and RATCHETS backwards and NAILS the floor. The floor now being wet from her spilled drink tray is now PLUMB slippery and she can't get up. Well now she's SCREWED and decides to just WEDGE herself up against the bar for traction. The bartender gets pissed at Tony since he started the whole thing and POUNDS him in the chin and knocks him into his friend ALLEN KEY.

//Really got nuttin.//
 
2004-06-26 01:07:46 AM
Oh, Sam.
 
2004-06-26 01:08:09 AM
mtman900, i bet you have michael moore have something in common-

i was listening to the radio today. an interview with a high school teacher of michael moore. the person said michael demanded the prom be canceled and the profits be sent to UNICEF. the teacher said he was doing it because he was mad that he couldn't get a date.


the guy is a loser. fark him, and you too.

tinfoil asshats.
 
2004-06-26 01:11:04 AM
/tips hat to 44andConservative

Nice job.
 
2004-06-26 01:14:24 AM
hey if this works out for this guy I'm building me a 3 bedroom ranch in Hyde Park. Maybe a little waterfront place on Serpentine Lake, but I have always fancied having Rotten Row as my street address.

just saying
 
2004-06-26 01:14:38 AM
*and
 
2004-06-26 01:17:02 AM
that's a really awesome house. makes me want to be a hobbit. oh wait, i'm heterosexual.
 
2004-06-26 01:25:20 AM
Me thinks tis time for the scourging of the shire.

Michael Moore, isn't that the fat guy?
Awww, "FairlyHype 911" it pisses the right off on Fark as "Jesus Christ Chaisaw Massacre" did the left a few months ago, paybacks a biatch.

were you booing or saying buuu-urns?
 
2004-06-26 01:33:40 AM
I was saying buuu-urns.

/Hans Moleman
 
2004-06-26 01:36:27 AM
Even with deep admiration for this couple, and appreciating the great expense of installing even a minimum solar panel system, you can't have any Tom Dick and Harry build a house any which location. I mean, do you want to have no open space available for common recreation, and every tree chopped down for firewood like the slums of Rio, Karachi or even worse, Eugene, OR?
 
2004-06-26 01:37:11 AM
Forgot why I posted, here's the official webapge for the couple and that roundhouse. http://www.thatroundhouse.info/
 
2004-06-26 01:38:47 AM
This looks like a cob house -- something which I plan to build myself one day, and have a huge soft spot for.

That said, I certainly don't plan on setting up in Glacier or Yellowstone.

Sustainable building? Very commendable and, dare I say it, smart. Building on national park land? Asshattery.
 
2004-06-26 01:50:06 AM
I forgot to mention, I built a 20' x 15' "fort" as a kid which was better built than this. Poured concrete, pre-fab windows, and stick frame construction. Say what you will, I did lift most of the supplies, but the experience has given me a great interest in sustainable development. And some hsitory of it, know why Europe had no natural forests left by the 20th century, these Rainbow family(yes the people in article are a Rainbow community) peoples' forefathers cleared the entier of Europe and the Isles against the dictates of the conservationist royalty. Bialowieza and the Black Forest are all that remains.

/A 1 million dollar 4500 sq. ft. McMansion now graces the location of my fort.
 
2004-06-26 02:01:23 AM
TruthMustBeTold

i was listening to the radio today. an interview with a high school teacher of michael moore. the person said michael demanded the prom be canceled and the profits be sent to UNICEF. the teacher said he was doing it because he was mad that he couldn't get a date.

Even if my brain fell out, I wouldn't believe that. Sounds like total propaganda.
 
2004-06-26 02:04:26 AM
Tron3kSadly, that means you believe MM with your brain still intact?
 
2004-06-26 02:11:26 AM
Fool of a Took!

/less than nothing
 
2004-06-26 02:56:23 AM
Yesterday was the first time I realized what "Now watch this drive" means.
/makes it funnier now
 
2004-06-26 03:23:16 AM
That house is just asking for the Big Bad Wolf to huff and puff and blow it down.

I tried to find an image of said wolf, but a GIS for "wolf blow" wasn't pretty.
 
2004-06-26 03:51:16 AM
You try to live life healthy and kind to the envorinment, and you get busted! Let that be a lesson to all those tree-huggers.
 
2004-06-26 07:04:41 AM
I asked those that I knew if they had seen it. 'No' was the answer. I suggested that they do, as it wasn't anti-gun, but an attempt to answer the question of gun violence.

WTF should I contribute to some scumbag's riches just to have 'permission' to argue with you? I have an idea. You give ME $10.
 
2004-06-26 08:18:01 AM
Playing devil's advocate for a second, national parks often consist of some land that is privately owned.

When setting up a park, the government comes in, sets the park borders, and buys what it can within them. Some people don't sell, especially people with existing housing.

Rather than force people off their land, the government usually mandates that no future development can be done without government permission, leaves the offer to buy the land open, and lets nature take its course.

So my guess is that these people owned that land, and either didn't realize that they weren't supposed to develop it (unlikely) or felt that forgiveness was easier to gain then permission (more likely).
 
2004-06-26 09:25:52 AM
This is a Roundhouse.  You keep locomotives in it.

That pic is from a site showing one sweeeet layout.

Check it out! http://members.cox.net/karlwarden/index.html

/Model railroading forever!
 
2004-06-26 09:32:37 AM
This is news from a couple of months ago. Since then, I think Sauron has already invaded this forest.
 
2004-06-26 09:33:41 AM
The Timaeus says:
You try to live life healthy and kind to the envorinment, and you get busted! Let that be a lesson to all those tree-huggers.

Tried and failed. Given the high demand for housing relative to constrained supply, making park lands your own could quickly destroy all national parks. The strategy is bad, based on theft, and inherently unsustainable because there are not enough parks for all those who would inhabit them.
 
2004-06-26 10:29:39 AM
Aparently the land is owned privately, but yet the Government put rules that it couldn't be devoloped. Sounds fishy and overcomplicated to me.

In the US when they make a park, they force you out- giveing you due copensation. Else the whole thing would be damn farmland.
 
2004-06-27 06:42:04 PM
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