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(Arizona Star)   76 year old man builds the ultimate man cave in his backyard, out of junked airplane parts, and his wife is very proud of his creation. This will put all your home improvement tasks to shame   (azstarnet.com) divider line 50
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2014-02-07 08:37:26 AM
Nice, comfy chairs to sit in while you watch him fark his wife.
 
2014-02-07 08:47:17 AM
Yeah, that's cool. Very cool.
 
2014-02-07 12:28:26 PM
Not exactly a solo project for a weekend.Give me the cash likely expended on this and I could come up with a pretty nice man cave, too.

Mine would be a real cave, in the heart of an active volcano, complete with luxurious accomodations, a pool of sharks, and a staff of gorgeous female henchmen (henchpersons?), each a highly trained ninja-chef-masseuse.
 
2014-02-07 12:42:56 PM

MrBallou: highly trained ninja-chef-masseuse.


You rang?
 
2014-02-07 12:56:33 PM
He's Japanese, of course he's gonna go over the top with something.
 
2014-02-07 12:59:14 PM
I bet the HOA completely lost their sh*t when they saw it.
 
2014-02-07 01:00:39 PM
I wonder what the cockpit looks like there were stairs leading to it but no interior photo.
 
2014-02-07 01:00:51 PM
If it wasn't for the Helvetigone plug-in that site would have been unreadable.  Who the fark uses a font smaller than a gnat's asshole?
 
2014-02-07 01:01:18 PM
I'd rather have a Titan missile silo as my man cave.
 
2014-02-07 01:01:57 PM

MrBallou: .Give me the cash likely expended on this


Farking liberals sticking their hands inside every pocket but their own.
 
2014-02-07 01:02:41 PM
A couple of years ago I went on a homes tour in Austin TX.  One of them had a section of airliner fuselage for a movie room.  Though cool, it used airliner seats...
 
2014-02-07 01:03:43 PM
Still waiting on the lemon-soked napkins.
 
2014-02-07 01:04:45 PM
Amazing dude builds awesome building, and his wife stands in the background, rolling her eyes? Saying things like "I guess there are worse things he could have been doing"?

farking nag.
 
2014-02-07 01:06:35 PM
Sounds like he's worked his ass off all life and made a good enough living to follow his passions. And he has a happy marriage. Good for him!
 
2014-02-07 01:06:50 PM
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I'm guessing the chairs on the left are for those guests that you don't want around for very long.
 
2014-02-07 01:06:56 PM
bloximages.chicago2.vip.townnews.com

chairs don't look so comfy.  mancave fail.

/ it looks like a big tylenol.
// actually pretty cool, but also really ugly.  this is a project for someone who owns hundreds of acres of property
 
2014-02-07 01:08:42 PM

Atomic Spunk: [bloximages.chicago2.vip.townnews.com image 620x391]

I'm guessing the chairs on the left are for those guests that you don't want around for very long.


too late by 6 seconds
 
2014-02-07 01:10:07 PM

Atomic Spunk: [bloximages.chicago2.vip.townnews.com image 620x391]

I'm guessing the chairs on the left are for those guests that you don't want around for very long.


Yes - but they do have seat-belts to negate the "post-nacho" propulsion.
 
2014-02-07 01:10:23 PM
Found it.

As you zoom in, you can see it in a less completed state.
 
2014-02-07 01:14:06 PM
I read that as "shame cave", and when I found out he was Japanese, I thought it was very plausible.
 
2014-02-07 01:14:37 PM
My self esteem, vanished.  My give up.  You win Tsukii.
 
2014-02-07 01:15:03 PM
I wasn't super impressed, except that he did something I can't. Yes, there's some great slicing and dicing of fuselages to improve room, but not enough repurposing of the space. Removing a few seat rows to squeeze in a bed doesn't make a bedroom.

I WAS impressed with the indoor pool when I thought it was part of the "guest house." I was prepared to forgive the rest, thinking: okay, here's where he put in the major work. Then tfa said no, that's a separate structure, a hangar covering an existing outdoor pool.

Wow for the work it took. Meh for the aesthetic outcome.
 
2014-02-07 01:15:32 PM
The things women won't do or allow in order to get a man out of the house.

\Bigger than I expected.
 
2014-02-07 01:15:52 PM
Article says "trio of aircraft bodies" then goes on to name all four of them.
 
2014-02-07 01:17:44 PM
Eh, a she's made from old airplane parts doesn't really scream "ultimate mancave" to me. A nice finished basement with a gaming/media set-up, some guitars, basses and half stacks, a big leather couch, a mini-fridge, a quarter pipe, and some Chinese stars... That sounds pretty good to me
 
2014-02-07 01:19:34 PM
You can see it on Google Earth. He's got himself a nice little compound.
 
2014-02-07 01:21:26 PM
He did it with a box of scraps? Good for you/ Tetsuo-san
 
2014-02-07 01:22:03 PM

Hack Patooey: Found it.

As you zoom in, you can see it in a less completed state.


Cripes the size of that garage.   I wonder if he's got a private plane stashed in there.
 
2014-02-07 01:22:47 PM
 
2014-02-07 01:23:27 PM

grokca: Nice, comfy chairs to sit in while you watch him fark his wife.


He probably likes to watch from those chairs whilst she is farked. He's an old asian guy for crying out loud.
 
2014-02-07 01:26:16 PM

Wellon Dowd: I'd rather have a Titan missile silo as my man cave.



There was a guy that used to be a curator at the Boston Museum of Science who built a Titan-II missile from surplus parts.
 
2014-02-07 01:29:44 PM
That's pretty cool, I bet those stairs are he|| to climb to get to the cabin.   Kudo's for him tackling the project at his age, that would be a decent accomplishment by a man 1/3 his age.
 
2014-02-07 01:30:57 PM

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Eh, a she's made from old airplane parts doesn't really scream "ultimate mancave" to me. A nice finished basement with a gaming/media set-up, some guitars, basses and half stacks, a big leather couch, a mini-fridge, a quarter pipe, and some Chinese stars... That sounds pretty good to me


Don't forget this important piece:
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2014-02-07 01:31:57 PM

grokca: Nice, comfy chairs to sit in while you watch him fark his wife.


I lol'ed.
 
2014-02-07 01:34:27 PM

johnMFer: ColTomParker: You can see it on Google Earth. He's got himself a nice little compound.

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Is that a farking turret on the south east corner?  This is a doomsday prepper compound isn't it?  Notice there are hardly an windows on the first floor as well.  I think Mr. Smartypants is a bit of a survivalist.
 
2014-02-07 01:50:44 PM
I'm glad there are overachievers in the world.

I'm also glad I'm not one of them.
 
2014-02-07 01:52:09 PM
My god, it's full of WIN!!!
 
2014-02-07 01:55:33 PM
fark this 'man-cave' shiat.  I got a place for my stuff, where I can do what I want.  It's called my house.
 
2014-02-07 01:58:59 PM

oldfarthenry: I bet the HOA completely lost their sh*t when they saw it.


It's an airpark, one of those fly-in communities where you can land your little plane and taxi it right to your garage/hangar.  I'm sure the HOA (if there is one) has no problem with it.
 
2014-02-07 01:59:30 PM

MrBallou: Not exactly a solo project for a weekend.Give me the cash likely expended on this and I could come up with a pretty nice man cave, too.

Mine would be a real cave, in the heart of an active volcano, complete with luxurious accomodations, a pool of sharks, and a staff of gorgeous female henchmen (henchpersons?), each a highly trained ninja-chef-masseuse.


From the article:

 A 1962 article from the Fort Scott (Kansas) Tribune described how the 24-year-old Wichita State student was putting himself through college working as a TV repairman, electronics technician, sign painter, judo instructor, photographer, folk singer, guitar player and Samurai swordsman.

Put forth a little effort in your life and maybe you can get the cash.
 
2014-02-07 02:05:41 PM

JNowe: fark this 'man-cave' shiat.  I got a place for my stuff, where I can do what I want.  It's called my house.


This is a good point. I wonder why some men feel the need to segregate their enjoyment of sports or movies or games or whatever from the rest of their house.  If you are ashamed of your hobbies then why are they your hobbies?  I'm not saying you should leave your crap everywhere.  I keep my stuff neat and tidy but I'm not about to retreat from my wife into a cave of shame because she wants to pretend that I don't play games or build robots when visitors come over.

Also she doesn't do that, since she, you know, actually likes me and accepts that my hobbies are not her hobbies. That's kind of the reason she's my wife.
 
2014-02-07 02:06:23 PM
Normally I'm into this kind of thing, but that looks like the most depressing indoor swimming pool I can imagine.
 
2014-02-07 02:09:28 PM

Hack Patooey: Found it.

As you zoom in, you can see it in a less completed state.


GoogleEarth has a more recent image.  Go to "La Cholla Airpark".  He has a cover over his pool.

Pricey neighborhood.
 
2014-02-07 02:10:46 PM
Full applause given- YAY!- but am gently suggesting the addition of a Jungle Room.
Here's the 360:
http://www.elvis.com/photos-video/360_tours_of_graceland/jungle_room .a spx
 
2014-02-07 02:13:43 PM
neat
 
2014-02-07 02:24:53 PM
A 1962 article from the Fort Scott (Kansas) Tribune described how the 24-year-old Wichita State student was putting himself through college working as a TV repairman, electronics technician, sign painter, judo instructor, photographer, folk singer, guitar player and Samurai swordsman.

I tried to go through college as a samurai swordsman. All it got me was arrested and shot full of Thorazine. I guess I should have worn shorts under my kimono. But then, I wouldn't have been know as the commando samurai of Green Street.
 
2014-02-07 02:25:13 PM
This guy built a replica of a PanAm First Class cabin, which prob makes more sense than trying to do a whole plane

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2122140/Anthony-Toth-convert s- California-garage-Pan-Am-airliner-cabin.html

i60.tinypic.com
 
2014-02-07 02:46:24 PM

That Guy Jeff: MrBallou: Not exactly a solo project for a weekend.Give me the cash likely expended on this and I could come up with a pretty nice man cave, too.

Mine would be a real cave, in the heart of an active volcano, complete with luxurious accomodations, a pool of sharks, and a staff of gorgeous female henchmen (henchpersons?), each a highly trained ninja-chef-masseuse.

From the article:

 A 1962 article from the Fort Scott (Kansas) Tribune described how the 24-year-old Wichita State student was putting himself through college working as a TV repairman, electronics technician, sign painter, judo instructor, photographer, folk singer, guitar player and Samurai swordsman.

Put forth a little effort in your life and maybe you can get the cash.


8 different things, all while in college? Obviously he couldn't hold down a steady job. Must be something wrong with him.
 
2014-02-07 03:10:29 PM
Wow, that's better than my house.
 
2014-02-07 04:02:04 PM

Egoy3k: I wonder what the cockpit looks like there were stairs leading to it but no interior photo.


That's what I was wondering. I'd want to sit in the cockpit with full controls going "Whooooo woooosh! VRRRROOOOOOM. PEW PEW PEW PEW PEW. KABOOOOOM! Vreeeeeeee"
I could easily do that for like an hour.

You hook some monitors and an flight sim up, wire it to all the controls, I'm never leaving.
 
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