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(Hartford Courant)   Apparently unable to get the smell of Regis Philbin out of the carpets, the current owners of his mansion are planning to tear it down and build a new one   (courant.com) divider line 45
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2013-07-05 09:45:02 AM  
What about Joy's carpet?
 
2013-07-05 09:55:01 AM  

Diogenes: What about Joy's carpet?


I'm pretty sure she queefs dust.

/still hit it tho
 
2013-07-05 10:01:47 AM  
Never mind him, Regis. You have an enchanting musk.
 
2013-07-05 10:09:04 AM  
Raymond and Yanina LaChance ??? Sound like Quebecois rednecks.
 
2013-07-05 10:20:13 AM  
It does, like Regis himself, look pretty dated.
 
2013-07-05 10:26:02 AM  

ArkAngel: Never mind him, Regis. You have an enchanting musk.


Settle down, Kelly.  The show's yours now.
 
2013-07-05 10:27:28 AM  
Wild Turkey, cigarettes, and old peppermint candies?

/Oh wait, that was grandma.
 
2013-07-05 10:38:19 AM  

Diogenes: ArkAngel: Never mind him, Regis. You have an enchanting musk.

Settle down, Kelly.  The show's yours now.


I cannot STAND that bug-eyed emaciated Barbie-doll/vacuous twunt!
 
2013-07-05 10:39:43 AM  
I imagine Regis smells like Patchouli and old man ball sweat.
 
2013-07-05 10:41:55 AM  

oldfarthenry: Diogenes: ArkAngel: Never mind him, Regis. You have an enchanting musk.

Settle down, Kelly.  The show's yours now.

I cannot STAND that bug-eyed emaciated Barbie-doll/vacuous twunt!


I tend to agree.   But she's still better than Kathy Lee.
 
2013-07-05 10:45:48 AM  
Buttknuckle: old man ball sweat

care to enlighten us on how you know so much about the smell of old man ball sweat?

on second thought, I really rather not know.
 
2013-07-05 10:57:03 AM  

Diogenes: oldfarthenry: Diogenes: ArkAngel: Never mind him, Regis. You have an enchanting musk.

Settle down, Kelly.  The show's yours now.

I cannot STAND that bug-eyed emaciated Barbie-doll/vacuous twunt!

I tend to agree.   But she's still better than Kathy Lee.


Kathy Lee never flapped around in a side-bar ad on my interwab.
Do you know how many monitors I've punched & ruined?
 
2013-07-05 11:06:47 AM  

Diogenes: oldfarthenry: Diogenes: ArkAngel: Never mind him, Regis. You have an enchanting musk.

Settle down, Kelly.  The show's yours now.

I cannot STAND that bug-eyed emaciated Barbie-doll/vacuous twunt!

I tend to agree.   But she's still better than Kathy Lee.


Yeah but Kathy Lee is a drunk, so she's probably more fun.

/Tearing down a 1980s tudor "inspired" home, yeah not much of value was lost.
 
2013-07-05 11:07:13 AM  
BUT IT TELLS A STORY!
 
2013-07-05 11:08:26 AM  
Purification through fire is the only way.
 
2013-07-05 11:09:17 AM  
Apparently unable to get the smell semen of Regis Philbin out of the carpets, the current owners of his mansion are planning to tear it down and build a new one

/toured the place once. stains EVERYWHERE
 
2013-07-05 11:10:43 AM  
25.media.tumblr.com
Understands
 
2013-07-05 11:40:39 AM  

Tom_Slick: /Tearing down a 1980s tudor "inspired" home, yeah not much of value was lost.



Yep. And I was all prepared to be outraged about tearing down some architecturally significant 120 year old mansion because somebody's trophy wife thought it had the wrong countertops, or something.
 
2013-07-05 12:01:48 PM  

phaseolus: Tom_Slick: /Tearing down a 1980s tudor "inspired" home, yeah not much of value was lost.


Yep. And I was all prepared to be outraged about tearing down some architecturally significant 120 year old mansion because somebody's trophy wife thought it had the wrong countertops, or something.


Right on board with you guys....built in 1980, not 1890. The inside looked like any other affluent suburban home....
 
2013-07-05 12:33:34 PM  

Sasquach: Right on board with you guys....built in 1980, not 1890. The inside looked like any other affluent suburban home....


In 2070, people will be gushing about the antique 1980s look and be horrified so many paragons of the style have been demolished.
 
2013-07-05 12:45:48 PM  
I actually liked and respected Regis until I saw him on one of those celebrity ghost story shows
 
2013-07-05 12:51:30 PM  

theorellior: Sasquach: Right on board with you guys....built in 1980, not 1890. The inside looked like any other affluent suburban home....

In 2070, people will be gushing about the antique 1980s look and be horrified so many paragons of the style have been demolished.


As an architect that's one of the most horrifying things I've ever read
 
2013-07-05 12:56:03 PM  

Smeggy Smurf: As an architect that's one of the most horrifying things I've ever read


Ask not for whom the fashion pendulum swings, it swings for thee!
 
2013-07-05 01:05:52 PM  

infidelic: Buttknuckle: old man ball sweat

care to enlighten us on how you know so much about the smell of old man ball sweat?

on second thought, I really rather not know.


I was once nose level with an elderly train ticket inspector's crotch. I was in an aisle seat and when he leaned over to clip my seat neighbor's ticket, I got a nasty whiff of unwashed geriatric genitals housed in unwashed pants. It was a funk I'd never smelled before.
 
2013-07-05 01:13:18 PM  

xoxo: infidelic: Buttknuckle: old man ball sweat

care to enlighten us on how you know so much about the smell of old man ball sweat?

on second thought, I really rather not know.

I was once nose level with an elderly train ticket inspector's crotch. I was in an aisle seat and when he leaned over to clip my seat neighbor's ticket, I got a nasty whiff of unwashed geriatric genitals housed in unwashed pants. It was a funk I'd never smelled before.


I think I vomited, but now sure of anything right now.  I think I am in shock.  Please help.
 
2013-07-05 01:13:41 PM  

theorellior: Sasquach: Right on board with you guys....built in 1980, not 1890. The inside looked like any other affluent suburban home....

In 2070, people will be gushing about the antique 1980s look and be horrified so many paragons of the style have been demolished.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TdfbZOhTY84

By the '80s they were already building as cheaply and crappily as possible. I doubt those '80s shacks and condos will last that long.

(BTW, Justine Frischmann is hoooooot)
 
2013-07-05 01:33:56 PM  
www.trbimg.com

Looks like the powder magazine of a Revolutionary-era fortress.

...four bedrooms and six and a half baths.

I wonder about the psychological makeup of someone whose house has more toilets than bedrooms.

Still, it's not overly garish and it makes at least a minimal attempt to blend in with its surroundings. Since the new owners have said they intend to build something twice as big, my worry would be that a merely mediocre house will be replaced by something truly ugly.
 
2013-07-05 01:41:53 PM  

Cornelius Dribble: Looks like the powder magazine of a Revolutionary-era fortress.

...four bedrooms and six and a half baths.

I wonder about the psychological makeup of someone whose house has more toilets than bedrooms.

Still, it's not overly garish and it makes at least a minimal attempt to blend in with its surroundings. Since the new owners have said they intend to build something twice as big, my worry would be that a merely mediocre house will be replaced by something truly ugly.


Each bedroom has an attached bathroom, two regular communial full bathrooms, and a half bath throw in somewhere.

this actually doesn't sound particularly odd considering the size, value, and the time frame of its construction.
 
2013-07-05 01:52:12 PM  

Quantum Apostrophe: theorellior: Sasquach: Right on board with you guys....built in 1980, not 1890. The inside looked like any other affluent suburban home....

In 2070, people will be gushing about the antique 1980s look and be horrified so many paragons of the style have been demolished.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TdfbZOhTY84

By the '80s they were already building as cheaply and crappily as possible. I doubt those '80s shacks and condos will last that long.

(BTW, Justine Frischmann is hoooooot)


This is more along the lines of what I was thinking....

No one builds modestly sized stone homes with 24" thick walls anymore (it's prohibitively expensive for the skilled labor and you home isn't all that BIG for the money spent) ....so when one is demolished to make room for a McMansion, something of value is lost.
 
2013-07-05 02:05:50 PM  

Cornelius Dribble: [www.trbimg.com image 500x339]

Looks like the powder magazine of a Revolutionary-era fortress.

...four bedrooms and six and a half baths.

I wonder about the psychological makeup of someone whose house has more toilets than bedrooms.

Still, it's not overly garish and it makes at least a minimal attempt to blend in with its surroundings. Since the new owners have said they intend to build something twice as big, my worry would be that a merely mediocre house will be replaced by something truly ugly.



Um, they invite lots of people over?  Or the bedrooms are all in one area of the house, and they would like bathrooms in the non-bed areas like living room, kitchen, patio?

What is so weird about that?
 
2013-07-05 02:23:38 PM  

Quantum Apostrophe: By the '80s they were already building as cheaply and crappily as possible. I doubt those '80s shacks and condos will last that long.


There will be a minor industry involved in their retrofitting and preservation, I'm sure.
 
2013-07-05 02:42:43 PM  

Tom_Slick: Diogenes: oldfarthenry: Diogenes: ArkAngel: Never mind him, Regis. You have an enchanting musk.

Settle down, Kelly.  The show's yours now.

I cannot STAND that bug-eyed emaciated Barbie-doll/vacuous twunt!

I tend to agree.   But she's still better than Kathy Lee.

Yeah but Kathy Lee is a drunk, so she's probably more fun.

/Tearing down a 1980s tudor "inspired" home, yeah not much of value was lost.


I don't know. Remember Frank did hook up with a stewardess a few years back.
 
2013-07-05 02:50:03 PM  

xoxo: infidelic: Buttknuckle: old man ball sweat

care to enlighten us on how you know so much about the smell of old man ball sweat?

on second thought, I really rather not know.

I was once nose level with an elderly train ticket inspector's crotch. I was in an aisle seat and when he leaned over to clip my seat neighbor's ticket, I got a nasty whiff of unwashed geriatric genitals housed in unwashed pants. It was a funk I'd never smelled before.


I... uh....

Uhhh....

O-o
 
2013-07-05 02:53:34 PM  

FrancoFile: Cornelius Dribble: [www.trbimg.com image 500x339]

Looks like the powder magazine of a Revolutionary-era fortress.

...four bedrooms and six and a half baths.

I wonder about the psychological makeup of someone whose house has more toilets than bedrooms.

Still, it's not overly garish and it makes at least a minimal attempt to blend in with its surroundings. Since the new owners have said they intend to build something twice as big, my worry would be that a merely mediocre house will be replaced by something truly ugly.


Um, they invite lots of people over?  Or the bedrooms are all in one area of the house, and they would like bathrooms in the non-bed areas like living room, kitchen, patio?

What is so weird about that?


There's probably a pool house.
 
2013-07-05 02:55:12 PM  

Sasquach: Quantum Apostrophe: theorellior: Sasquach: Right on board with you guys....built in 1980, not 1890. The inside looked like any other affluent suburban home....

In 2070, people will be gushing about the antique 1980s look and be horrified so many paragons of the style have been demolished.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TdfbZOhTY84

By the '80s they were already building as cheaply and crappily as possible. I doubt those '80s shacks and condos will last that long.

(BTW, Justine Frischmann is hoooooot)

This is more along the lines of what I was thinking....

No one builds modestly sized stone homes with 24" thick walls anymore (it's prohibitively expensive for the skilled labor and you home isn't all that BIG for the money spent) ....so when one is demolished to make room for a McMansion, something of value is lost.


Living in a house that was built back when they made "crazy thick walled homes" I can say I have no intention of ever having a home with "normal" walls again.  The money savings alone (especially for heat) make it worth it.   I tripled the sq. ftage on my house while cutting my gas bill by almost 75% moving here.  (Yes, doing the math there, the previous house was a leaky POS that was poorly built).

Granted, it does suck when those 2 foot+ stone walls start to get cracks in them.
 
2013-07-05 03:03:41 PM  

Cerebral Knievel: Cornelius Dribble: Looks like the powder magazine of a Revolutionary-era fortress.
...four bedrooms and six and a half baths.
I wonder about the psychological makeup of someone whose house has more toilets than bedrooms.
Still, it's not overly garish and it makes at least a minimal attempt to blend in with its surroundings. Since the new owners have said they intend to build something twice as big, my worry would be that a merely mediocre house will be replaced by something truly ugly.
Each bedroom has an attached bathroom, two regular communial full bathrooms, and a half bath throw in somewhere.
this actually doesn't sound particularly odd considering the size, value, and the time frame of its construction.


Not odd, but a luxury set-up. Each bedroom has its own full bath. That is amazing to anyone raised in a working class home where you only had one full bath. That was common and if you had an additional half-bath you were upscale.

Now, many consider 2 and a half bath as beneath them.
 
2013-07-05 07:13:44 PM  

FrancoFile: Cornelius Dribble: [www.trbimg.com image 500x339]

Looks like the powder magazine of a Revolutionary-era fortress.

...four bedrooms and six and a half baths.

I wonder about the psychological makeup of someone whose house has more toilets than bedrooms.

Still, it's not overly garish and it makes at least a minimal attempt to blend in with its surroundings. Since the new owners have said they intend to build something twice as big, my worry would be that a merely mediocre house will be replaced by something truly ugly.


Um, they invite lots of people over?  Or the bedrooms are all in one area of the house, and they would like bathrooms in the non-bed areas like living room, kitchen, patio?

What is so weird about that?


I also wonder about the psychological makeup of people who take silly jokes made by complete strangers super-seriously.
 
2013-07-05 07:15:17 PM  

The_Philosopher_King: Cerebral Knievel: Cornelius Dribble: Looks like the powder magazine of a Revolutionary-era fortress.
...four bedrooms and six and a half baths.
I wonder about the psychological makeup of someone whose house has more toilets than bedrooms.
Still, it's not overly garish and it makes at least a minimal attempt to blend in with its surroundings. Since the new owners have said they intend to build something twice as big, my worry would be that a merely mediocre house will be replaced by something truly ugly.
Each bedroom has an attached bathroom, two regular communial full bathrooms, and a half bath throw in somewhere.
this actually doesn't sound particularly odd considering the size, value, and the time frame of its construction.

Not odd, but a luxury set-up. Each bedroom has its own full bath. That is amazing to anyone raised in a working class home where you only had one full bath. That was common and if you had an additional half-bath you were upscale.

Now, many consider 2 and a half bath as beneath them.


Luxury. My father's childhood home didn't have a bath or a shower. On bathnight out came the old tin bath filled with hot water heated in big tin jugs on the coal fire.

/I kid you not - working class family in the 30s and 40s.
 
2013-07-05 07:18:46 PM  
Regis smell: Brylcream and mothballs.
 
2013-07-05 08:05:40 PM  
Cornelius Dribble:

I also wonder about the psychological makeup of people who take silly jokes made by complete strangers super-seriously.

you make a comment that has a legitimate answer in a public forum where people, who have a vested interest and knowledge of the question might actually answer it, and when those people answer the question or comment,  you then try to deride the psychological make up of those that where legitimately answering the question with  ERMAHGAWS!!! I WAS TOTESJOKINGYUGUIZ!

....and you question OUR psychological makeup?

Yes, six baths for four bedrooms could be ponderous.. But six baths for one bedroom is strange.
 
2013-07-05 08:34:53 PM  
Some people have too much money. Where I live I've seen houses sell for half a million only to be torn down and build a bigger uglier house. People are screwed and we wonder why the economy is farked.
 
2013-07-05 08:54:19 PM  

Cerebral Knievel: Cornelius Dribble:

I also wonder about the psychological makeup of people who take silly jokes made by complete strangers super-seriously.

you make a comment that has a legitimate answer in a public forum where people, who have a vested interest and knowledge of the question might actually answer it, and when those people answer the question or comment,  you then try to deride the psychological make up of those that where legitimately answering the question with  ERMAHGAWS!!! I WAS TOTESJOKINGYUGUIZ!

....and you question OUR psychological makeup?

Yes, six baths for four bedrooms could be ponderous.. But six baths for one bedroom is strange.


Well, I was going to say something about there being a lot of tight assholes on Fark today, and promise that next time I will take threads concerning Regis Philbin and real estate as seriously as they deserve, but then I scanned the comments and realized that my original joke really did start a serious conversation about the proper ratio of bathrooms to bedrooms, with interesting things being said on both sides!

(Still not enough to really interest ME in the subject, but to each his own!)

I suppose it wouldn't help to say I was only joking when I said I was only joking, would it?

Yes, six baths for one bedroom is strange. But this is stranger:

lisathatcher.files.wordpress.com
 
2013-07-05 08:58:42 PM  

Hey_shut_up: Some people have too much money. Where I live I've seen houses sell for half a million only to be torn down and build a bigger uglier house. People are screwed and we wonder why the economy is farked.


this scenario establishes that some one purchased the property and it's contents for a $500K, and then spend another $500K at least to rebuild, I'm not saying that these folks aren't wasteful, but if they have the money to blow, I am most certainly not going to do anything to keep from doing so, and if I can profit in any way from their Hubris, I most certainly will jump on that wagon.

assholes tearing down a monstrosity to build a bigger, gaudier monstrosity is actually good for the economy, not the grand economy as a whole mind you.. contrary to a lot of those assholes conceited beliefs, the economy is not driven by the whims of rich people. it's driven by the needs of the middle class, But making it easier for the middle class to separate the upper class from their money is a good thing.
 
2013-07-05 09:01:52 PM  

Cornelius Dribble: Cerebral Knievel: Cornelius Dribble:

I also wonder about the psychological makeup of people who take silly jokes made by complete strangers super-seriously.

you make a comment that has a legitimate answer in a public forum where people, who have a vested interest and knowledge of the question might actually answer it, and when those people answer the question or comment,  you then try to deride the psychological make up of those that where legitimately answering the question with  ERMAHGAWS!!! I WAS TOTESJOKINGYUGUIZ!

....and you question OUR psychological makeup?

Yes, six baths for four bedrooms could be ponderous.. But six baths for one bedroom is strange.

Well, I was going to say something about there being a lot of tight assholes on Fark today, and promise that next time I will take threads concerning Regis Philbin and real estate as seriously as they deserve, but then I scanned the comments and realized that my original joke really did start a serious conversation about the proper ratio of bathrooms to bedrooms, with interesting things being said on both sides!

(Still not enough to really interest ME in the subject, but to each his own!)

I suppose it wouldn't help to say I was only joking when I said I was only joking, would it?

Yes, six baths for one bedroom is strange. But this is stranger:

[lisathatcher.files.wordpress.com image 768x450]


z'all good.. I took stuff far too serious in a train thread yesterday.. I was hung over and thought I was helping to pile on a questionable comment. turns out, I was messing with the jokester..

shiat happens!.


heh.. terlits... shiat happens..
 
2013-07-06 09:24:16 AM  
The point is that this happens all the time.  About an hour from us is Lake Geneva.  It's a big lake in Wisconsin that is the playground of the Chicago elite.  We usually go up there once a summer and take a boat tour.  I distinctly remember 2009.  You know, when the real estate market was in the basement and everybody was hurting.  That year, more than any other, was filled with stories like, coming up next you see a brand-new 12,000 square foot mansion under construction.  It is replacing a 9,000 square foot mansion that was built by the current owner when he bought the property in 2007.  That 9,000 square foot mansion replaced the 6,500 square foot mansion that was present when the property was purchased.  The first mansion was built, and then the owner's wife decided that she didn't like the carpets, so the entire interior was remodeled at a cost of 3.5 million.  Then the owner's wife decided that she didn't like the house at all.  And the result, as  you  can see, is the construction of this entirely new 12,000 sqaure foot mansion, at an estimated cost of something more than twelve million.  Incidentally, the owner and his wife divorced last year.

Then the boat would move on, and we would hear the next story, almost identical to the last.

And these are the weekend retreats, the places that the owners see maybe two or three weekends a year.

The successful job-creating class is being bled to death  in this country, as you can see along the shores of Lake Geneva.
 
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