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(San Francisco Examiner)   Hollywood celebrities, needing additional protection, are digging moats around their homes. Apparently feeding the alligators is more intimidating than just posting an "ADT" sign in the yard   (sfexaminer.com) divider line 24
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2013-10-31 09:19:36 AM  
Gisele Bündchen and her hubby Tom Brady have a moat, complete with the requisite koi.

Koi are not scary.  Snapping turtles would be better.

Doesn't Tom Brady live in New England?  The article doesn't say, but it sort of implies CA.
 
2013-10-31 09:31:56 AM  
The next steps are portcullises, murder holes, arrow slits, curtain walls, crenelated battlements, counter-mines, and pillboxes with overlapping fields of fire.
 
2013-10-31 10:11:36 AM  
Move to New York City. No one there gives a fark how famous you are.
 
2013-10-31 10:19:02 AM  
But does it keep Suge Knight at bay?
 
2013-10-31 10:19:52 AM  
fark YOU JAMES FRANCO, AND YOUR HOUSE
 
2013-10-31 10:20:02 AM  
What's in your wallet?
 
2013-10-31 10:32:34 AM  
No doubt when drums of hot oil are poured on invading hoards, that's also called "an immersive skin peel."

It's "hordes", you illiterate piece of shiat. Seriously, aren't the journalists the one group that is supposed to be held to a higher standard?
 
2013-10-31 10:37:33 AM  
I've said it before, and I'll keep saying it ...

This shiat is straight out of a William Gibson novel   Especially these ones:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bridge_trilogy.

I'm really afraid we are sliding into becoming Mexico or Argentina.

/apologies for the bleak post in the Entertainment tab.
 
2013-10-31 10:58:18 AM  
Keef did it!  Back in the mid 60's, Keith Richards bought Redlands which has a moat around it.  The guy was/is smart.
 
2013-10-31 11:05:16 AM  

Mikey1969: No doubt when drums of hot oil are poured on invading hoards, that's also called "an immersive skin peel."

It's "hordes", you illiterate piece of shiat. Seriously, aren't the journalists the one group that is supposed to be held to a higher standard?


where've you been for the last 20 years, journalists are about the same education as burger flippers and share just as much insight. It's why brilliant thinkers like Stuart A Smith, Michael Wilbon, Lara Spencer, Katherine Seeyle, etc. still are able to have jobs. Ignorance, illiteracy and racism get clicks/people to talk about you/your website/article
 
2013-10-31 11:14:28 AM  
I want a moat. I'd make the whole thing swimming-pool-grade, and set it up as a Lazy River.
 
2013-10-31 11:45:28 AM  

Millennium: I want a moat. I'd make the whole thing swimming-pool-grade, and set it up as a Lazy River.


That sounds sweet! Though, would you put a dragon in it and a door on your castle that kills you when you touch it?

videogamecritic.com
 
2013-10-31 11:52:14 AM  
I did a GIS on both celebs (Rihanna and Bundchen) mentioned and none of the pictures of their homes shows anything most people would consider a moat. Bundchen's has kind of a narrow channel in the front, but it doesn't appear to wrap around the place, so the hordes would just have to maraud an extra hundred to storm the battlements.
 
2013-10-31 11:52:56 AM  

jjorsett: I did a GIS on both celebs (Rihanna and Bundchen) mentioned and none of the pictures of their homes shows anything most people would consider a moat. Bundchen's has kind of a narrow channel in the front, but it doesn't appear to wrap around the place, so the hordes would just have to maraud an extra hundred feet to storm the battlements.


FTFM
 
2013-10-31 11:56:43 AM  

AverageAmericanGuy: Move to New York City. No one there gives a fark how famous you are.


John Lennon's ghost would have words with you...

/if he wasn't shot to death on the streets of New York.
 
2013-10-31 12:22:37 PM  
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Seriously, if I had the cash, I'd have a multi-acre compound with an outer wall, a moat, a killing field, an inner wall, and a farking keep, if I could manage it.

/Maybe I'm paranoid
 
2013-10-31 12:59:17 PM  
No machinegun nests?
 
2013-10-31 01:06:43 PM  

Mikey1969: No doubt when drums of hot oil are poured on invading hoards, that's also called "an immersive skin peel."

It's "hordes", you illiterate piece of shiat. Seriously, aren't the journalists the one group that is supposed to be held to a higher standard?


Not when you're buying content by the pound. Also, journalists used to have editors, who prevented writers & journalists from sounding as stupid as they do in real life. Editors cost money, are hard to train, and develop opinions, so they were first against the paywall when the online revolution came to town.
 
2013-10-31 01:19:32 PM  

FormlessOne: Mikey1969: No doubt when drums of hot oil are poured on invading hoards, that's also called "an immersive skin peel."

It's "hordes", you illiterate piece of shiat. Seriously, aren't the journalists the one group that is supposed to be held to a higher standard?

Not when you're buying content by the pound. Also, journalists used to have editors, who prevented writers & journalists from sounding as stupid as they do in real life. Editors cost money, are hard to train, and develop opinions, so they were first against the paywall when the online revolution came to town.


And we pay the price, especially now that they give any jackass with a keyboard the ability to "write" for these websites nowadays, in order to keep up with the need for 24 hours if news in every 24 hour period. I actually think the worst offender is Yahoo with their "Contributor Network", especially during NFL season. For some reason, the MOST clueless sports reporter wannabees pop up at this time. It's bad the rest of the year, but the guys writing about the NFL cite completely inaccurate stats, leave people out, have no idea what they're talking about, etc...
 
2013-10-31 01:21:43 PM  
I don't blame these people one bit, especially after reading Gavin deBecker's "The Gift of Fear".
 
2013-10-31 02:28:44 PM  

Mikey1969: FormlessOne: Mikey1969: No doubt when drums of hot oil are poured on invading hoards, that's also called "an immersive skin peel."

It's "hordes", you illiterate piece of shiat. Seriously, aren't the journalists the one group that is supposed to be held to a higher standard?

Not when you're buying content by the pound. Also, journalists used to have editors, who prevented writers & journalists from sounding as stupid as they do in real life. Editors cost money, are hard to train, and develop opinions, so they were first against the paywall when the online revolution came to town.

And we pay the price, especially now that they give any jackass with a keyboard the ability to "write" for these websites nowadays, in order to keep up with the need for 24 hours if news in every 24 hour period. I actually think the worst offender is Yahoo with their "Contributor Network", especially during NFL season. For some reason, the MOST clueless sports reporter wannabees pop up at this time. It's bad the rest of the year, but the guys writing about the NFL cite completely inaccurate stats, leave people out, have no idea what they're talking about, etc...


Bear in mind content isn't about content anymore. It's about unique page views, and view retention, and other metrics which are driven UP by in accurate data and articles as people rage view it, send it to friends etc, or leave comments, which they have to return and check, etc.
 
2013-10-31 02:38:58 PM  

kroonermanblack: Bear in mind content isn't about content anymore. It's about unique page views, and view retention, and other metrics which are driven UP by in accurate data and articles as people rage view it, send it to friends etc, or leave comments, which they have to return and check, etc.


The guy who figures out a website to present this data for the purpose of fact-checking, without generating page hits for the offenders, while still observing copyright limitations will be a very, VERY rich person... Kind of an aggregator site like this that has the info, but some kind of a cached version where the ads don't work, and the page hits don't go back to the original site, something like that. Might be interesting...
 
2013-10-31 03:38:33 PM  

jjorsett: I did a GIS on both celebs (Rihanna and Bundchen) mentioned and none of the pictures of their homes shows anything most people would consider a moat. Bundchen's has kind of a narrow channel in the front, but it doesn't appear to wrap around the place, so the hordes would just have to maraud an extra hundred to storm the battlements.


An open ditch?
 
2013-10-31 04:15:19 PM  

EvilEgg: EvilEgg: Doesn't Tom Brady live in New England? The article doesn't say, but it sort of implies CA.


I believe they recently built a very large house in LA.
 
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