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(Quad City Times)   Would you like to own your very own 43 acre island, usable for farming and hunting, giving you isolation from mankind? For only $179,000 it can be yours. Only problem? It's in Illinois, but still, you take the good with the bad   (qctimes.com) divider line 102
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2010-06-20 12:10:09 PM
But the crushing, grinding sense of Illinois depression is absolutely free!
 
2010-06-20 12:15:27 PM
I've always wanted to own my own island...but not in Illinois.
 
2010-06-20 12:42:22 PM
Weaver95: I've always wanted to own my own island...but not in Illinois.

Yeah. If this were anywhere in the Pacific Northwest, however, I'd be talking to my banker.
 
2010-06-20 12:54:52 PM
I wonder how much of a biatch laying cable to it would be!
 
2010-06-20 12:58:57 PM
RobertBruce 2010-06-20 12:54:52 PM
I wonder how much of a biatch laying cable to it would be!

$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$. No problem if ya got em
 
2010-06-20 01:12:31 PM
I hate Illinois nazis.

/that's all I got
 
2010-06-20 01:14:17 PM
RobertBruce: I wonder how much of a biatch laying cable to it would be!

probably cheaper to just use satellite or microwave communications instead.
 
2010-06-20 01:15:29 PM
Benevolent Misanthrope: Weaver95: I've always wanted to own my own island...but not in Illinois.

Yeah. If this were anywhere in the Pacific Northwest, however, I'd be talking to my banker.


no kidding. I'd club in with a couple/few friends and purchase the whole damn place. then parcel out the land to friends/family and design a nice little cult...er...community for ourselves.
 
2010-06-20 01:26:29 PM
Weaver95: Benevolent Misanthrope: Weaver95: I've always wanted to own my own island...but not in Illinois.

Yeah. If this were anywhere in the Pacific Northwest, however, I'd be talking to my banker.

no kidding. I'd club in with a couple/few friends and purchase the whole damn place. then parcel out the land to friends/family and design a nice little cult...er...community for ourselves.



Why yes, I would love to drink your koolaid.
 
2010-06-20 01:43:30 PM
I would like an island too, but not that island. It's not that it's in Illinois, it's that there is no high ground. If I'm going to be surrounded by water, I want a little piece of high ground.
 
2010-06-20 02:18:59 PM
Weaver95: Benevolent Misanthrope: Weaver95: I've always wanted to own my own island...but not in Illinois.

Yeah. If this were anywhere in the Pacific Northwest, however, I'd be talking to my banker.

no kidding. I'd club in with a couple/few friends and purchase the whole damn place. then parcel out the land to friends/family and design a nice little cult...er...community for ourselves.


Would there be nekkid dancing on thursday nights?
 
2010-06-20 02:31:34 PM
AmazingRuss: Weaver95: Benevolent Misanthrope: Weaver95: I've always wanted to own my own island...but not in Illinois.

Yeah. If this were anywhere in the Pacific Northwest, however, I'd be talking to my banker.

no kidding. I'd club in with a couple/few friends and purchase the whole damn place. then parcel out the land to friends/family and design a nice little cult...er...community for ourselves.

Would there be nekkid dancing on thursday nights?


Thursday nights are for warmachine tournaments. Naked dancing is on FRIDAY nights.
 
2010-06-20 02:36:20 PM
www.cedar-audio.com
Does not want.
 
2010-06-20 03:05:34 PM
A mile from the interstate, two miles from downtown Rock Island, and at the junction of the Rock and Mississippi rivers?

It's not that isolated, and probably frequently underwater.

I'll pass.
 
2010-06-20 04:08:31 PM
It says that the trees flourish because of flooding and also that the river is higher than in the past. That's why 43 acres is so cheap. You can't build on it.
 
2010-06-20 04:10:58 PM
Looking at Google maps, it doesn't look like an island at all.
 
2010-06-20 04:17:22 PM
eddyatwork: It says that the trees flourish because of flooding and also that the river is higher than in the past. That's why 43 acres is so cheap. You can't build on it.

Sure you can. You just have to build on pilings, like they do in Florida and Coastal South Georgia.
 
2010-06-20 04:41:04 PM
teabagger secession colony in 3...2...1...
 
2010-06-20 05:08:31 PM
Benevolent Misanthrope: eddyatwork: It says that the trees flourish because of flooding and also that the river is higher than in the past. That's why 43 acres is so cheap. You can't build on it.

Sure you can. You just have to build on pilings, like they do in Florida and Coastal South Georgia.


I'd build a giant tower and live at the top with a massive slingshot.
 
2010-06-20 05:11:05 PM
AcheronX: A mile from the interstate, two miles from downtown Rock Island, and at the junction of the Rock and Mississippi rivers?

It's not that isolated, and probably frequently underwater.

I'll pass.


YEP
 
2010-06-20 05:12:53 PM
You'd have an island, yeah. But an island that disappears underwater for a time every year. Plus, it's in Illinois. No thanks.
 
Nai
2010-06-20 05:14:23 PM
Don't forget the one acre of the island that belongs to some random dude from Tennessee.

/rtfa
 
2010-06-20 05:14:27 PM
If someone in this thread buys the island I will be your best friend.
 
2010-06-20 05:15:07 PM
Nai: Don't forget the one acre of the island that belongs to some random dude from Tennessee.

So there's game then, that's cool.
 
wee [TotalFark]
2010-06-20 05:15:21 PM
Benevolent Misanthrope: Yeah. If this were anywhere in the Pacific Northwest, however, I'd be talking to my banker.

Ditto. But Illinois? Uh, no thanks.
 
2010-06-20 05:15:30 PM
$$$$$$$$$$ Islands for Sale Worldwide $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ (new window)

Site actually sucks but there is info there
 
2010-06-20 05:17:25 PM
blackjack and hookers would help.
 
2010-06-20 05:17:25 PM
Does not want.
www.glogster.com
 
2010-06-20 05:17:54 PM
wee: Benevolent Misanthrope: Yeah. If this were anywhere in the Pacific Northwest, however, I'd be talking to my banker.

Ditto. But Illinois? Uh, no thanks.


Iowa is only a few miles away, if that makes any difference.
 
2010-06-20 05:21:16 PM
Helena Handbasket Quote 2010-06-20 05:12:53 PM
You'd have an island, yeah. But an island that disappears underwater for a time every year. Plus, it's in Illinois. No thanks.


Sounds like Lost
 
2010-06-20 05:22:19 PM
AcheronX: wee: Benevolent Misanthrope: Yeah. If this were anywhere in the Pacific Northwest, however, I'd be talking to my banker.

Ditto. But Illinois? Uh, no thanks.

Iowa is only a few miles away, if that makes any difference.


Iowa farm girls?

I'm in.
 
2010-06-20 05:23:10 PM
Ahem, downstate Illinois.

All of Illinois does not suck.

blog.lib.umn.edu
 
2010-06-20 05:24:13 PM
ImRonBurgundy: Does not want.

The kid from Into the Wild was an effing retard - talk about unprepared.
 
2010-06-20 05:24:33 PM
"Indian relics were found on that island. But I doubt if any burials were there. The Sauk Indians had farms on some of these islands, probably from 1735 to 1831."

But, who cares, it's done, end of story, will probably be fine
 
2010-06-20 05:24:48 PM
Sorry, if im going to buy an island its got to have a better name than Turkey Island.

"Welcome to Turkey Island!" is not going to get anyone laid.
 
2010-06-20 05:25:20 PM
The island "is in close proximity to the shoreline." Islands often are, I hear.
 
2010-06-20 05:26:03 PM
jaytkay: Ahem, downstate Illinois.

All of Illinois does not suck.


Yea, you guys do ruin it for the rest of us, and you won't let us forget about it ever.
 
2010-06-20 05:26:32 PM
Gnomer9: Sorry, if im going to buy an island its got to have a better name than Turkey Island.

"Welcome to Turkey Island!" is not going to get anyone laid.


Dey calls it Turkey Island because it's where I gobble gobble up *****

/funky walker
//dirty talker
///or something
 
2010-06-20 05:27:05 PM
... you take'em both and there you have...
 
2010-06-20 05:28:20 PM
I would start a business like this one:Link snooty, (new window) but I would initiate all-night cosmic bocce.
 
2010-06-20 05:29:39 PM
1) If you buy it, rename it.
2) Build a tower. It'll keep you above the water when the river's flooding.
3) Figure out how to handle municipal services - water, sewage, garbage, power.
4) Figure out how to handle Internet access. This is potentially the most important.
5) Declare independance. (Become your own state, don't try leaving the USA!)

I'd suggest Drew buy it and make it Fark Island, and put the Fark servers up on top of the tower, with Point-to-point connections to the nearest backbones.

Awesome place for Fark parties.
 
2010-06-20 05:31:12 PM
Gnomer9: Sorry, if im going to buy an island its got to have a better name than Turkey Island.

"Welcome to Turkey Island!" is not going to get anyone laid.


...Well if you buy it, I would think you have the option to re-name it, wouldnt you..?
 
2010-06-20 05:33:57 PM
Sorry, dealbreaker.
 
2010-06-20 05:37:07 PM
Article reminded me too much of the ending of the "Dawn of the Dead" remake. Not secure enough for me. No, thanks!

i220.photobucket.com
 
2010-06-20 05:38:30 PM
UFIA Island?
 
2010-06-20 05:39:04 PM
moops: ImRonBurgundy: Does not want.

The kid from Into the Wild was an effing retard - talk about unprepared.


Yeah, he got what he deserved. non swimming bastard. a 22lr? I would be rocking a 30.06 or something with some stopping power.
 
2010-06-20 05:39:16 PM
Gnomer9: Sorry, if im going to buy an island its got to have a better name than Turkey Island.

"Welcome to Turkey IslandJurassic Park!" is not going to get anyone laid.
 
2010-06-20 05:42:06 PM
As many have noted, much more trouble than it's worth. Also, I wonder what the water quality is like. Would a concrete "tide wall" around the upstream 1/3 of the island help with flooding issues? I would imagine power, sewage, and sanitation to be the biggest issues. You could always put your trash on the shoreline and wait for "trash day"

/imagine that with enough $ you can make anywhere inhabitable
//not an engineer
///obviously
 
2010-06-20 05:42:40 PM
DerPups: Gnomer9: Sorry, if im going to buy an island its got to have a better name than Turkey Island.

"Welcome to Turkey Island Jurassic Park!" is not going to get anyone laid.


I bet you would get more action in Jurassic Park than Turkey Island
 
2010-06-20 05:44:29 PM
Gnomer9: DerPups: Gnomer9: Sorry, if im going to buy an island its got to have a better name than Turkey Island.

"Welcome to Turkey Island Jurassic Park!" is not going to get anyone laid.

I bet you would get more action in Jurassic Park than Turkey Island


You bet JUR-ASS-IC would!


/stupid joke is stupid
 
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