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(MSNBC)   Man comes home from vacation. No, wait. Let me re-phrase that   (msnbc.msn.com) divider line 115
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2009-11-10 07:27:53 PM  
hello?
 
2009-11-10 07:28:41 PM  
Hi.
 
2009-11-10 07:29:08 PM  
like a bad episode of extreme make-over home edition
 
2009-11-10 07:29:29 PM  
FTA: "Police investigating the vanished house found only a wall of silence"

and

"In its place stood a septic tank"

That wall ain't going to be silent for long...
 
2009-11-10 07:29:41 PM  
FarkFish: hello?

www.seinfeld-fan.net
 
2009-11-10 07:29:44 PM  
He went on vacation and came back feeling a little flat.
 
2009-11-10 07:31:05 PM  
FTFA:

...a neighbor with whom he had entrusted a key had permitted Doohan's construction workers to live in his home while the neighboring hotel was being built...

...police could not get island residents to cooperate with the investigation into the house's gradual disappearance over a nine-month period...


I'm starting to get the picture that the guy in question was a huge douche.
 
2009-11-10 07:31:36 PM  

after he returned from New Zealand to find no trace of his six-bedroom property beside the island's harbor. In its place stood a septic tank and parking lot for Doohan's newly built 12-room hotel, which remains the only one today on Tory.


He should be permitted to knock down half of the hotel.
 
2009-11-10 07:31:54 PM  
Wait ... you mean that wasn't Steve's Roadhouse?

My bad.
 
2009-11-10 07:32:17 PM  
I think all he needs is a chainsaw and hockey mask...
 
2009-11-10 07:35:06 PM  
FTA: "A Northern Ireland filmmaker has won $69,000 in damages after a judge ruled that his Irish island home was transformed into a parking lot while he was overseas.

So if the judge had not ruled that his island home had, indeed, been leveled and replaced by a parking lot, would it never have happened?
 
#2 [TotalFark]
2009-11-10 07:35:45 PM  
"Deep into that darkness peering, long I stood there wondering, fearing,
Doubting, dreaming dreams no mortal ever dared to dream before;
But the silence was unbroken, and the darkness gave no token,"

- 'The Raven' by Edgar Allen Poe (1845)

/how the owner may have felt arriving home
 
2009-11-10 07:36:26 PM  
bberg: I'm starting to get the picture that the guy in question was a huge douche.

Or he was a naive outsider and the locals were a bunch of inbred clannish assholes.

Or a little from column A and a little from column B.
 
2009-11-10 07:36:28 PM  
MPOM: FTA: "A Northern Ireland filmmaker has won $69,000 in damages after a judge ruled that his Irish island home was transformed into a parking lot while he was overseas.

So if the judge had not ruled that his island home had, indeed, been leveled and replaced by a parking lot, would it never have happened?


Only if it happened in the woods.
 
2009-11-10 07:37:35 PM  
If only he hadn't let his friend talk him into going to the pub with nothing but a bathrobe and a towel...
 
2009-11-10 07:38:33 PM  
Arthur Dent is not amused.
 
2009-11-10 07:38:37 PM  
These people sound Scotch to me.
/Scottish
/Well, Scottish-ish
 
2009-11-10 07:39:24 PM  
bberg: FTFA:

...a neighbor with whom he had entrusted a key had permitted Doohan's construction workers to live in his home while the neighboring hotel was being built...

...police could not get island residents to cooperate with the investigation into the house's gradual disappearance over a nine-month period...

I'm starting to get the picture that the guy in question was a huge douche.


Not entirely true, people's silence can be boughten by a rich guy rather easy.
 
2009-11-10 07:39:37 PM  
So long, and thanks for all the fish.
 
2009-11-10 07:39:43 PM  
img30.imageshack.us
/obligatory
 
2009-11-10 07:39:52 PM  
There's only 170 people on the island. This guy is 61 - probably still young enough to get around, and he's now got nothing to lose. Sounds like a recipe for revenge. Someone please write the script and send it to me.
 
2009-11-10 07:40:24 PM  
I'm going to the tree museum. Can I borrow a dollar and a half?
 
2009-11-10 07:41:03 PM  
Sounds like the guy who owns the hotel is a local bigwig and wanted the land, so he just had it burned down and threatened/bribed everyone into keeping quiet.

FTA: Cannon told the court Monday his client planned to appeal rather than pay.

And this is just excessively douchey. You got away with wrecking someone's home and stealing their land to expand your hotel, and you're gonna appeal when you only have to pay 1/5th of the property's price?
 
2009-11-10 07:41:06 PM  
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Obama makes last inspection before leaving for his Asia trip.
 
2009-11-10 07:41:14 PM  
Why is he so worried? The whole island's about to be destroyed by a Vogon constuctor fleet anyway.
 
2009-11-10 07:41:17 PM  
#2: "Deep into that darkness peering, long I stood there wondering, fearing,
Doubting, dreaming dreams no mortal ever dared to dream before;
But the silence was unbroken, and the darkness gave no token,"

- 'The Raven' by Edgar Allen Poe (1845)

/how the owner may have felt arriving home


Dude, Nevermore. Please.
You may think your are the shiat, but you are just #2.
 
2009-11-10 07:41:39 PM  
that's just the damned weirdest thing I've read all week.
 
2009-11-10 07:42:01 PM  
Day_Old_Dutchie: /obligatory

The plans were clearly on display......
 
2009-11-10 07:42:58 PM  
I am surprised that the king of Tory allowed this to happen .

www.real-ireland.com
 
2009-11-10 07:43:00 PM  
At least the homeowner didn't end up burned to death in some sort of pagan ritual involving a giant wicker man.

/Am I the only one who thought of this when reading the article?
 
2009-11-10 07:43:23 PM  
"a car park surrounded by boulders to prevent inebriated drivers from driving into the harbor"

Man I miss Ireland
 
2009-11-10 07:44:10 PM  
Wow that's farked up. This is one guy who I wouldn't blame if he showed up with multiple weapons and started blowing the shiat out of everyone.
 
2009-11-10 07:45:11 PM  
Presho never achieved fame as a filmmaker - but produced, directed and co-wrote one that uncannily foreshadowed his own experience. His 1981 film "Desecration" told the story of an amateur archaeologist on an Irish island who toils to preserve its medieval castle, but his restoration work is destroyed by other islanders determined to develop a mine there instead.

wow... i guess his movie really sucked and someone wanted sweet, ironic revenge for that wasted 2 1/2 hours of their life.
 
2009-11-10 07:45:15 PM  
siagis: like a bad any episode of extreme make-over home edition

/FTFY
// Never did the strikethrough letters
///Never did the FTFY
////A big day for me
 
2009-11-10 07:46:08 PM  
cretinbob: Wow that's farked up. This is one guy who I wouldn't blame if he showed up with multiple weapons and started blowing the shiat out of everyone.

"Justifiable Falling Down"?
 
2009-11-10 07:46:18 PM  
This man must be very wealthy to not be on trial for murdering the hotel owner.
I could hulk out over something like this.
 
2009-11-10 07:46:39 PM  
i164.photobucket.com

Self-governing island kingdom, huh?
 
2009-11-10 07:47:00 PM  
cretinbob: Wow that's farked up. This is one guy who I wouldn't blame if he showed up with multiple weapons and started blowing the shiat out of everyone.

My thought, too. Some people just need killing.
 
2009-11-10 07:47:14 PM  
"Recorded in a wide range of spellings including Presha, Preshaw, Presho and Prasha, this is a surname usually associated with Ireland, but almost certainly of post medieval English origins."

Well... yep!
 
2009-11-10 07:47:50 PM  
LegalizeThoughtCrime: #2: "Deep into that darkness peering, long I stood there wondering, fearing,
Doubting, dreaming dreams no mortal ever dared to dream before;
But the silence was unbroken, and the darkness gave no token,"

- 'The Raven' by Edgar Allen Poe (1845)

/how the owner may have felt arriving home

Dude, Nevermore. Please.
You may think your are the shiat, but you are just #2.



Begs to differ with LTC.
I like the poems. I think they lend an air of literacy and whimsy.
/WHIMSY

PS LTC, did you just post that so you could seem all clever and shiat with your Nevermore bad self?
 
2009-11-10 07:48:04 PM  
que lastima: Presho never achieved fame as a filmmaker - but produced, directed and co-wrote one that uncannily foreshadowed his own experience. His 1981 film "Desecration" told the story of an amateur archaeologist on an Irish island who toils to preserve its medieval castle, but his restoration work is destroyed by other islanders determined to develop a mine there instead.

wow... i guess his movie really sucked and someone wanted sweet, ironic revenge for that wasted 2 1/2 hours of their life.


It does sound like a horrible movie. And I do not see how it "uncannily foreshadowed his own experience" at all.
 
2009-11-10 07:49:01 PM  
Police investigating the vanished house found only a wall of silence.

I cast Dispel Magic.
 
2009-11-10 07:49:22 PM  
Creeping Malaise: siagis: like a bad any episode of extreme make-over home edition

/FTFY
// Never did the strikethrough letters
///Never did the FTFY
////A big day for me


*fist bump*
Four, count em, four slashies, too.
 
2009-11-10 07:51:02 PM  
It was probably demolished for the greater good of the community.

The greater good...
 
2009-11-10 07:51:20 PM  
My home was turned into a parking lot a few years ago, so I'm really getting a kick out of some of these replies.

/at least I was notified ahead of time
 
2009-11-10 07:51:46 PM  
Wonder what Tangina has to say about the missing house.
 
2009-11-10 07:52:29 PM  

Reverend Otis


It was probably demolished for the greater good of the community.

The greater good...


SHUT IT!!


Crusty jugglers...
 
2009-11-10 07:52:35 PM  
Answer.

- Ireland needs more lawyers and Starbucks - like we have in the US.

- They need to be called Lawyers not Solicitors
(pussy name - does not strike the fear of Satan into the hearts of good folks).

- Judges in Britannia need to burn the wigs.

- Kippers. Really?


/I should be the UN
 
2009-11-10 07:53:31 PM  
They should put up a pink hotel, a boutique and a swingin' hot spot.
 
2009-11-10 07:54:18 PM  
caddisfly: At least the homeowner didn't end up burned to death in some sort of pagan ritual involving a giant wicker man.

/Am I the only one who thought of this when reading the article?


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