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(Nola.com)   Ghost hunters get stoned and accidentally burn down historic plantation. Ruh roh Shaggy   (nola.com) divider line 53
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7037 clicks; posted to Main » on 25 Nov 2013 at 12:37 PM (35 weeks ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2013-11-25 12:39:12 PM
Well, at least one of them has a potential future as a Marty Feldman impersonator.
 
2013-11-25 12:41:07 PM
Did they expect the Sta-Puff marshmallow man to appear?
 
2013-11-25 12:41:11 PM
I had a hunch that impersonating Marty Feldman was a dead end.
 
2013-11-25 12:41:51 PM
LeBeau Plantation?  Someone's about to get an exploding card to the face!

i.annihil.us
 
2013-11-25 12:42:32 PM
Probably had a few too many spirits.
 
2013-11-25 12:43:05 PM
Was is Scooby Douche/Zak Bagans?
 
2013-11-25 12:43:06 PM
Huh... only two of the suspects have a wondering eye.
 
2013-11-25 12:43:13 PM
I wasn't me.
 
2013-11-25 12:43:23 PM
They need to do at least 5 years.  This is Idiocracy level stupidity.
 
2013-11-25 12:43:45 PM
Zoinks!
 
2013-11-25 12:45:03 PM
Without a house, how will the ghosts be protected from the sandworms?
 
2013-11-25 12:47:00 PM

Craptastic: I wasn't me.


Then who was you?
 
2013-11-25 12:47:08 PM
Nothing accidental about it according to the article.
 
2013-11-25 12:48:34 PM
Hey, that's not Paul Stanley...it's just Peter Chriss in a mask!

3.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-11-25 12:49:42 PM
I thought it was going to be one of those stupid ghost hunter TV shows.
 
2013-11-25 12:50:06 PM

gnosis301: Without a house, how will the ghosts be protected from the sandworms?


25.media.tumblr.com
 
2013-11-25 12:50:53 PM
Hey! Headline virtually identical to the one I submitted for this link two days ago.

media.nola.com

In a way, they were removing an eyesore.  This is how it looked before it was burned down.  Rather astonishing that the floods from recent storms didn't wash it away.
 
2013-11-25 12:51:51 PM

Infernalist: They need to do at least 5 years.  This is Idiocracy level stupidity.


Meh, the place was ripe to go up and was not taken care of in any way.  A slap on the wrist for being stupid and a few months of cleanup duty somewhere.

www.old-new-orleans.com
 
2013-11-25 12:51:53 PM
Jinkies!
 
2013-11-25 12:52:03 PM
How "Ghostbusters" would have ended in real life.

/nice shootin Tex
 
2013-11-25 12:52:12 PM

MBooda: Hey! Headline virtually identical to the one I submitted for this link two days ago.

[media.nola.com image 380x254]

In a way, they were removing an eyesore.  This is how it looked before it was burned down.  Rather astonishing that the floods from recent storms didn't wash it away.


I was going to say -- it doesn't look that historic to me.
 
2013-11-25 12:56:04 PM

Highroller48: Hey, that's not Paul Stanley...it's just Peter Chriss in a mask!

[3.bp.blogspot.com image 300x295]


Nice read, Velma.
 
2013-11-25 12:58:27 PM

Paleorific: Infernalist: They need to do at least 5 years.  This is Idiocracy level stupidity.

Meh, the place was ripe to go up and was not taken care of in any way.  A slap on the wrist for being stupid and a few months of cleanup duty somewhere.

[www.old-new-orleans.com image 500x332]


This. It should have been condemned and torn down years ago.
 
2013-11-25 12:58:48 PM
History, not heritage.
or something.
 
2013-11-25 01:01:57 PM

rkiller1: Craptastic: I wasn't me.

Then who was you?


Phone.

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Also, I read the headline and thought "why?! They aren't in Afghanistan!"
 
2013-11-25 01:05:09 PM
So they set the place on fire and decided to stay and watch. Real men of genius.
 
2013-11-25 01:12:39 PM
Is Fletch on the case?
 
2013-11-25 01:13:58 PM
I Google pictures of the house and found quite a few. There were a couple of nice images of the house in its heyday and one that look like a restoration had been done. Most showed it in a state of decay.

It's a shame to lose it, but who can afford the massive repairs and the high upkeep on such a house nowadays? There are quite a few large wooden houses in ruins in the South. In Europe there are vast numbers of castles and manor houses falling into ruins because nobody can afford them with high taxes and higher repair and maintenance costs. A modest country estate can cost you $5 to $10 million a year to run. They are toys of the super rich and the mere rich--those who are 0.01 to 0.0001 percenters rather than the mass affluent 1%ers.

When I traveled in Europe, there seemed to be a castle on every hill top in some places. Think of how much money must have been pulled out the peasantry's scant produce to build these things, even assuming that they were built slowly over a couple of centuries. No wonder they can't be kept up except where they can be re-purposed as hotels, condominium developments or government offices.

Such a waste though. It's better to keep up an old house or an older model car than to junk one and create another.

In the shire town (county seat) of the county where I was born, they have a number of old Queen Anne Houses that resemble the typical plantation house. Impossible to heat, but nobody tried to heat them in the Winter in their day. People would shut up a lot of the house in the Winter and live in the kitchen and a few small rooms. The main entertaining rooms would only be used in the Summer Season or perhaps especially heated for Christmas, a ball/cotillion or some other great occasion.

Personally I prefer the classical round columns rather than mere squared off supports. They cost a Hell of a lot more, but if you are going to build a mansion you might as well get the architectural details right.

A lot of modern monster homes are hideous and poorly constructed. I've seen the timber used and it is sad stuff--two by fours no better, perhaps worse than in regular-sized bungalows.

It's all veneer nowadays--the marble is no thicker than mere boards used to be, and everything else is ticky-tacky.

I suspect that a lot of modern wealth is complete sham and only the contractors are really rich. On the plus side, skilled labour is making a lot more money and even the poor are somewhat better off despite the last forty years of neo-conservative backsliding into a rich man's world.

In countries like the UK, where the houses of the rich gradually are taking over by the near-rich and eventually even the poor, a lot of fine architecture and expensive stone and brick construction eventually slide down the social scale, like hermit crabs moving into bigger shells as they grow. Unfortunately, there is no incentive to insulate and heat homes properly, and the English live under some pretty rotten conditions, even in fine old villas and manor houses. All the same, such beauty has been built up by generations of improvements that were real progress.

I envy people who live in older and thus richer places like Southern England or even the New England of my ancestors. A lot of my Quaker and Tory ancestors left behind substantial property or at least the chance of acquiring it as American citizens in the 1800s and early 1900s. I love beautiful houses whether tiny cots or great palaces. I wish I had more beauty and fewer books some times.
 
2013-11-25 01:20:27 PM
That series of perp photos makes me realize I'm pretty good looking, all things considered. I mean, cripes..! They look like the residents of the hillbilly section of Tromaville.
 
2013-11-25 01:21:07 PM
The only plantation home left in Arabi is now the Caverack Plantion inside of the Domino Sugar refinery next door. There was a second home on the grounds, Three Oaks Plantation, but Domino tore it down illegally, at night, over a weekend in the 70's. Google Domino Sugar New Orleans, and you will see it next to the smokestacks.
 
2013-11-25 01:29:49 PM
"Zoiks!  Let's get outta here, Scoob."
"Rokay, Raggy."
"Looks kinda dangerous.  You better go first, Scoob."
"Ruck rou, Raggy."
 
2013-11-25 01:30:28 PM
Let it go, it's gone.

imgick.nola.com
 
2013-11-25 01:31:09 PM
Next time call your Local Ghostbusters Franchise.

ghostbustersnews.com

This group does great work.
 
2013-11-25 01:34:26 PM
I watched the video about the history of the house. Very rich family built the house, but didn't put any stairs or closets in because they would be taxed. They actually built stairs on the outside walls to avoid the tax.
 
2013-11-25 01:35:35 PM
img.fark.net
 
2013-11-25 02:03:06 PM
Ghost Hunters, the lowest of the low brow supernatural believing dorks. At least the Wiccans have an ethos.

I've only ever been on a "ghost hunt" once, because I was trying to bang a girl, the people in my group were like "ohhh I felt something", "I see a shadowy figure", "I hear something" and I patiently explained all those phenomenon as they were all easily explainable. Needless to say I did not get to fark the girl and was never asked again to go ghost hunting.
 
2013-11-25 02:05:16 PM

MBooda: Hey! Headline virtually identical to the one I submitted for this link two days ago.

[media.nola.com image 380x254]

In a way, they were removing an eyesore.  This is how it looked before it was burned down.  Rather astonishing that the floods from recent storms didn't wash it away.


Paleorific: Infernalist: They need to do at least 5 years.  This is Idiocracy level stupidity.

Meh, the place was ripe to go up and was not taken care of in any way.  A slap on the wrist for being stupid and a few months of cleanup duty somewhere.

[www.old-new-orleans.com image 500x332]


there is a lot of valuable lumber there
kind of ignorant to state or imply that the building was worthless
/'reclaimed' lumber is remarkably valuable
 
2013-11-25 02:06:40 PM

ShadeeJake: Was is Scooby Douche/Zak Bagans?


At the risk of Fark ridicule; I will say I've met Mr. Bagans and he is far from a douche.
 
2013-11-25 02:19:48 PM
choosepp.net
 
2013-11-25 02:26:49 PM
 
2013-11-25 02:37:08 PM
REPEAT


1.bp.blogspot.com

/from 1890
 
2013-11-25 02:39:29 PM

blazemongr: MBooda: Hey! Headline virtually identical to the one I submitted for this link two days ago.

[media.nola.com image 380x254]

In a way, they were removing an eyesore.  This is how it looked before it was burned down.  Rather astonishing that the floods from recent storms didn't wash it away.

I was going to say -- it doesn't look that historic

AL to me.

FTFY
 
2013-11-25 02:40:29 PM
You know who else?
www.sonofthesouth.net
 
2013-11-25 02:42:51 PM
Many Shuvs and Zuuls knew what it was to be roasted in the depths of the Slor that day, I can tell you!
 
2013-11-25 02:51:27 PM

Metaluna Mutant: http://wgno.com/2013/11/22/lebeau-plantation-fire-joe-meraux-must-be- s pinning-in-his-grave/#axzz2lgepFS62

This op-ed gives the fuller reason why it happened.


That was an interesting point of view.  I have seen the same thing happen over and over at non-profits and foundations.
 
2013-11-25 04:41:09 PM
www.wearysloth.com
RIP Lebeau
 
2013-11-25 04:41:26 PM
And it would have worked if it weren't for you meddling kids.
 
2013-11-25 04:45:49 PM
Police believe that in a haze of alcohol and marijuana, one of them decided to burn the place to the ground.

Haven't we all been there at least once?
 
2013-11-25 04:50:03 PM

rkiller1: Craptastic: I wasn't me.

Then who was you?


I hate this keyboard more than I hate my crappy typing skills.
 
2013-11-25 04:58:09 PM

Craptastic: rkiller1: Craptastic: I wasn't me.

Then who was you?

I hate this keyboard more than I hate my crappy typing skills.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dvorak_Simplified_Keyboard
 
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