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(NPR)   Optimus Prime is defeated by his most powerful foe yet: The Georgetown Advisory Neighborhood Commission   (npr.org) divider line
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2021-03-04 10:03:30 AM  
Whoa whoa whoa...this neighborhood is more Traditional Rich. If you want Funky Rich, move your ass to Brooklyn or Austin.
 
2021-03-04 10:11:59 AM  
I can understand why they'd have a problem.

I mean, Michael Bay Transformers? Come the f*ck on, man. No one wants to see that sh*t. Put up Gen 1 or something.
 
2021-03-04 10:17:26 AM  

Shostie: I can understand why they'd have a problem.

I mean, Michael Bay Transformers? Come the f*ck on, man. No one wants to see that sh*t. Put up Gen 1 or something.


The Association has specifically requested a statute of Starscream holding a Megatron gun. Anything less and they will seek removal of the homeowner.
 
2021-03-04 10:27:05 AM  
I love articles like this where you can use the exact same response to multiple people on multiple sides.

He has another pair inside, a reflection of his passion not just for the movies, but the concepts they express.
"The Transformers convey the message of humans coexisting with machines," he says.


Oh, fark off.

Luke Russert, a well-known journalist who lives next door, said at the hearing that the sculptures are a safety hazard, prompting cars to double-park to get a picture.

Oh, fark off.

Catherine Emmerson, who lives two houses down from Howard and is the co-founder of the Prospect Street Citizens Association, called his decision to put the sculptures up a "selfish and unilateral act." She told the ANC that she was concerned they would diminish home values and continue to attract "random groups of people who are not practicing social distancing."

Oh, fark off.

"We should support creativity and expression as long as we go through the proper channels," said Commissioner Kishan Putta.

Seriously. Fark the fark off.
 
2021-03-04 10:34:07 AM  

Pocket Ninja: I love articles like this where you can use the exact same response to multiple people on multiple sides.

He has another pair inside, a reflection of his passion not just for the movies, but the concepts they express.
"The Transformers convey the message of humans coexisting with machines," he says.

Oh, fark off.

Luke Russert, a well-known journalist who lives next door, said at the hearing that the sculptures are a safety hazard, prompting cars to double-park to get a picture.

Oh, fark off.

Catherine Emmerson, who lives two houses down from Howard and is the co-founder of the Prospect Street Citizens Association, called his decision to put the sculptures up a "selfish and unilateral act." She told the ANC that she was concerned they would diminish home values and continue to attract "random groups of people who are not practicing social distancing."

Oh, fark off.

"We should support creativity and expression as long as we go through the proper channels," said Commissioner Kishan Putta.

Seriously. Fark the fark off.


It's so dumb they even overcame PN's usual caustic wit.
 
2021-03-04 10:35:51 AM  

Shostie: I can understand why they'd have a problem.

I mean, Michael Bay Transformers? Come the f*ck on, man. No one wants to see that sh*t. Put up Gen 1 or something.


At least it isn't GoBots.
 
2021-03-04 10:36:15 AM  
How about Princess Ariel from Thundarr the Barbarian?  We cool with that?

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2021-03-04 10:36:17 AM  
Luke Russet comes off as quite the tool.  His dad seemed cooler
 
2021-03-04 10:37:56 AM  

Shostie: I can understand why they'd have a problem.

I mean, Michael Bay Transformers? Come the f*ck on, man. No one wants to see that sh*t. Put up Gen 1 or something.


And then to cap off their statement of bad taste, they got a pint sized prime looking silly next to bigger bumblebee. wtf is that shiat?
 
2021-03-04 10:40:59 AM  
Poor fella. He's been GANC-ed.
 
2021-03-04 10:42:08 AM  
How can a college professor afford a $4 million house? No wonder tuition and fees are $56,000/year for undergrad.

That said, you buy a house in a historic district with multiple levels of HOAs and boards in control of it, and you have to file forms in octuplicate and wait 4 months for the approvals if you want to plant a petunia in front of your house.
 
2021-03-04 10:42:38 AM  
People are such assholes.
 
2021-03-04 10:43:20 AM  
Scrubs Optimus Prime 'The Big Ugly One'
Youtube 99cSmNClT5c
 
2021-03-04 10:45:39 AM  

Pocket Ninja: I love articles like this where you can use the exact same response to multiple people on multiple sides.

He has another pair inside, a reflection of his passion not just for the movies, but the concepts they express.
"The Transformers convey the message of humans coexisting with machines," he says.

Oh, fark off.

Luke Russert, a well-known journalist who lives next door, said at the hearing that the sculptures are a safety hazard, prompting cars to double-park to get a picture.

Oh, fark off.

Catherine Emmerson, who lives two houses down from Howard and is the co-founder of the Prospect Street Citizens Association, called his decision to put the sculptures up a "selfish and unilateral act." She told the ANC that she was concerned they would diminish home values and continue to attract "random groups of people who are not practicing social distancing."

Oh, fark off.

"We should support creativity and expression as long as we go through the proper channels," said Commissioner Kishan Putta.

Seriously. Fark the fark off.


not Familiar with DC's ANCs I see.  They're basically weaponized Karenism
 
2021-03-04 10:46:31 AM  
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Wanted for questioning
 
2021-03-04 10:48:10 AM  

TheGreatGazoo: How can a college professor afford a $4 million house? No wonder tuition and fees are $56,000/year for undergrad.

That said, you buy a house in a historic district with multiple levels of HOAs and boards in control of it, and you have to file forms in octuplicate and wait 4 months for the approvals if you want to plant a petunia in front of your house.


and in DC they make a federal case out of it...literally

Howard first had to get the approval of the Old Georgetown Board, the federal body that weighs in on pretty much anything that happens to properties or public space in the neighborhood's historic district.
 
2021-03-04 10:49:28 AM  
The Touch - Stan Bush (HD Restoration)
Youtube A52--FKUQgU


/Was it a good touch or a bad touch?
 
2021-03-04 10:51:31 AM  

TheGreatGazoo: How can a college professor afford a $4 million house? No wonder tuition and fees are $56,000/year for undergrad.

That said, you buy a house in a historic district with multiple levels of HOAs and boards in control of it, and you have to file forms in octuplicate and wait 4 months for the approvals if you want to plant a petunia in front of your house.


From his GU profile (link is in the article): In 2014 he received his doctorate of philosophy from the University of Oxford for his work on neurodegenerative diseases, specifically his "Brain Code" Theorem. His work has made a significant impact on the design of command and control systems as well as information exchange systems used at tactical, operational and strategic levels. As the creator of IA, Dr. Howard was able to develop operational systems for military and law enforcement projects. These utilize an intent-centric approach to inform decision-making and ensure secure information sharing.
His work has brought him into various academic and government projects of significant magnitude, which focus on science and the technological transfer to industry. While Prof. Howard's career formed in military scientific research, in 2002 he founded the Center for Advanced Defense Studies (CADS) a leading Washington, D.C, national security group. Currently, Dr. Howard serves as the Director of the Board. He also is a national security advisor to several U.S. Government organizations.
Prof. Howard's several years of working on systems design and dynamic systems analysis in military applications, as well as his personal research experiences, led him to studying the human brain."

Short answer: military money, baby.  His prof salary is probably nice, but a drop in the bucket to what he's made elsewhere.
 
2021-03-04 10:51:54 AM  
"What's to stop someone from putting up a statue of Joseph Stalin and saying well this is provocative, it's art, it speaks to me," he said.

It's Georgetown, DC.   That's Ward 2.

Ward 2 went 88.43% for Biden/Harris.   A progressive leftist like Stalin would likely have siphoned off a lot of those votes.
 
2021-03-04 11:20:45 AM  

TheGreatGazoo: How can a college professor afford a $4 million house? No wonder tuition and fees are $56,000/year for undergrad.

That said, you buy a house in a historic district with multiple levels of HOAs and boards in control of it, and you have to file forms in octuplicate and wait 4 months for the approvals if you want to plant a petunia in front of your house.


In that case, you should do what Bill Clinton did:  Buy a pickup, and plant Flowers in the back....
 
2021-03-04 11:21:44 AM  

PvtStash: Shostie: I can understand why they'd have a problem.

I mean, Michael Bay Transformers? Come the f*ck on, man. No one wants to see that sh*t. Put up Gen 1 or something.

And then to cap off their statement of bad taste, they got a pint sized prime looking silly next to bigger bumblebee. wtf is that shiat?


Iknowright! Prime should be at least 3X the size of Bumblebee.
 
2021-03-04 11:37:44 AM  
Transformers Compilation | Robot Chicken | Adult Swim
Youtube UQuBhKU1UT8
 
2021-03-04 11:40:59 AM  
Nods to subby in appreciation...
 
2021-03-04 11:42:08 AM  
Georgetown Advisory Neighborhood Commission. An HOA by any other name.
 
2021-03-04 12:09:35 PM  

NikolaiFarkoff: Whoa whoa whoa...this neighborhood is more Traditional Rich. If you want Funky Rich, move your ass to Brooklyn or Austin.


This is precisely why my new house is outside any HOA and is unincorporated County.

When I deck out with external panels to as a giant castle motif, ain't nobody to tell me shiat.

/And the neighbors are cool
 
DVD
2021-03-04 12:12:37 PM  

NewportBarGuy: People are such assholes.


__________

No kidding, I can't imagine making people look at the Bay-splosion-Formers every day!

Now if he had to take down his G1 statues, I might have to unleash Unicron!
 
2021-03-04 1:39:53 PM  
"On one side, Optimus Prime and Bumblebee. On the other, a Georgetown Advisory Neighborhood Commission. (Cue dramatic music.) Once the dust settled, the victorious residents emerged from the smoky ruins of the neighborhood's brick sidewalks and historic homes - the Transformers had been vanquished."

Still a better story than any of the movies
/or Twilight
 
2021-03-04 2:00:27 PM  
I have to admit that Luke Russert always gave off the rich douchebag frat boy vibe. His father was cool though.
 
2021-03-04 2:04:27 PM  

Bazolar: TheGreatGazoo: How can a college professor afford a $4 million house? No wonder tuition and fees are $56,000/year for undergrad.

That said, you buy a house in a historic district with multiple levels of HOAs and boards in control of it, and you have to file forms in octuplicate and wait 4 months for the approvals if you want to plant a petunia in front of your house.

From his GU profile (link is in the article): In 2014 he received his doctorate of philosophy from the University of Oxford for his work on neurodegenerative diseases, specifically his "Brain Code" Theorem. His work has made a significant impact on the design of command and control systems as well as information exchange systems used at tactical, operational and strategic levels. As the creator of IA, Dr. Howard was able to develop operational systems for military and law enforcement projects. These utilize an intent-centric approach to inform decision-making and ensure secure information sharing.
His work has brought him into various academic and government projects of significant magnitude, which focus on science and the technological transfer to industry. While Prof. Howard's career formed in military scientific research, in 2002 he founded the Center for Advanced Defense Studies (CADS) a leading Washington, D.C, national security group. Currently, Dr. Howard serves as the Director of the Board. He also is a national security advisor to several U.S. Government organizations.
Prof. Howard's several years of working on systems design and dynamic systems analysis in military applications, as well as his personal research experiences, led him to studying the human brain."

Short answer: military money, baby.  His prof salary is probably nice, but a drop in the bucket to what he's made elsewhere.


I interviewed for an internship at his think tank. It didn't go so well and when I realized I couldn't make it in DC, I just played the Jew card and moved to Israel.
 
2021-03-04 2:20:50 PM  
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2021-03-04 2:37:16 PM  

dittybopper: "What's to stop someone from putting up a statue of Joseph Stalin and saying well this is provocative, it's art, it speaks to me," he said.

It's Georgetown, DC.   That's Ward 2.

Ward 2 went 88.43% for Biden/Harris.   A progressive leftist like Stalin would likely have siphoned off a lot of those votes.


Well, the man is a saint after all...

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2021-03-04 10:56:30 PM  

SirDigbyChickenCaesar: How about Princess Ariel from Thundarr the Barbarian?  We cool with that?

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That's more of a realdoll situation..As long as she isn't spread eagle in from of the window getting
glooped...I think it's ok...
 
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