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(Miami Herald)   Millionaire opens his $30 million home to dozens of foster kids displaced by Hurricane Irma after they were evicted from their shelters. Bonus: arcade games everywhere   ( miamiherald.com) divider line
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2017-09-13 04:55:12 PM  
Porn, what can't it do?
 
2017-09-13 05:02:19 PM  
Eight bedrooms to sixteen bathrooms is a strange ratio.
 
2017-09-13 05:05:20 PM  
This speaks volumes about what certain devout religious people believe about "morals."
 
2017-09-13 05:30:14 PM  
It's heartwarming to hear about displaced hurricane victims taking shelter in the house that fap built.
 
2017-09-13 05:32:24 PM  
In these days of free porn everywhere on the internet, I'm often greeted with looks of astonishment that people once had to pay for it (along with looks of astonishment as to why I'm bringing this topic up in random conversations...).  The fact that an ex-executive at Penthouse has a $30mm, 27,000sqft mansion in Florida shows that at one time there was a LOT of money in giving people something good to fap to.

/good on him/his wife
 
2017-09-13 05:56:48 PM  
Michael Jackson would have done at least as much.
 
2017-09-13 07:15:04 PM  

kronicfeld: Eight bedrooms to sixteen bathrooms is a strange ratio.


I have friends with a McMansion in the horse country of New Jersey that has six bedrooms and 11 bathrooms, I roll my eyes everytime I'm over there because their basement has more square footage than my entire house.
 
2017-09-13 07:55:06 PM  
Kudos to Mr. Bell and wife.  He is the epitome of what a filthy pornographer should be.
 
2017-09-13 08:23:41 PM  
Meanwhile, a certain prosperity gospel shiathead had to be publicly shamed into opening a farking church to people displaced in Houston.
 
2017-09-13 08:31:19 PM  

duppy: Meanwhile, a certain prosperity gospel shiathead had to be publicly shamed into opening a farking church to people displaced in Houston.


Well, it's not really so much a church as it is a motivational speaker's griftorium.
 
2017-09-13 08:39:40 PM  

fusillade762: duppy: Meanwhile, a certain prosperity gospel shiathead had to be publicly shamed into opening a farking church to people displaced in Houston.

Well, it's not really so much a church as it is a motivational speaker's griftorium.


They can be trickier to identify without the trademark gaudy gold lettering across the front.
 
2017-09-13 08:51:31 PM  

kronicfeld: Eight bedrooms to sixteen bathrooms is a strange ratio.


Not in a mansion.
 
2017-09-13 08:52:10 PM  
Subby forgot to mention the epic porn stash.
 
2017-09-13 08:52:53 PM  

Orion5k: It's heartwarming to hear about displaced hurricane victims taking shelter in the house that fap built.


This!
 
2017-09-13 08:55:21 PM  
"filthy pornographer" made me LOL
 
2017-09-13 08:55:28 PM  
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dozens of foster kids you say
 
2017-09-13 08:56:42 PM  

kronicfeld: Eight bedrooms to sixteen bathrooms is a strange ratio.


Can't have the help and plebe visitors use the same bathroom that esteemed bedroom guests use.

Can't make any part of the house an "unreasonable" walk to a toilet.
 
2017-09-13 08:56:58 PM  

kronicfeld: Eight bedrooms to sixteen bathrooms is a strange ratio.


Not when you consider a bathroom a place to do cocaine and get blowjobs. That widens it's usage.
 
2017-09-13 08:57:37 PM  

kronicfeld: Eight bedrooms to sixteen bathrooms is a strange ratio.


I guess rooms for sex jungle gyms, vats of pudding ($240 dollars worth) and dungeons don't have beds, so aren't technically bedrooms.
 
2017-09-13 08:57:57 PM  

kronicfeld: Eight bedrooms to sixteen bathrooms is a strange ratio.


Not for porn.
 
2017-09-13 08:58:32 PM  

Orion5k: It's heartwarming to hear about displaced hurricane victims taking shelter in the house that fap built.


Just don't let the kids play with the black light. We don't need blind storm refugees.
 
2017-09-13 08:58:39 PM  

kronicfeld: Eight bedrooms to sixteen bathrooms is a strange ratio.


Not if you are into watersports.
 
2017-09-13 09:00:22 PM  

kronicfeld: Eight bedrooms to sixteen bathrooms is a strange ratio.


You obviously do not drink.
 
2017-09-13 09:01:18 PM  
So, a mix of Diff'rent Strokes and Silver Spoons?
 
2017-09-13 09:01:45 PM  
I wonder if he has Custer's Revenge.
 
Skr
2017-09-13 09:02:14 PM  
Really awesome of them to welcome all of those kids into their home!

For Fark: So he is a board member of their facility as per the article. I'll be a dick and admit I wondered how long he had been a board member of the foster care facility, and if it overlapped with his previous work- e.g. if he was headhunting talent for Penthouse back then.

Along those lines, it was hard not to twist a few snippets of the article,
"Today, we had manicures for the little girls," Marc Bell said. "We got Bobby the balloon guy coming later to entertain them"

On a more good natured side note, those kids *probably* aren't going to want to leave all that cool stuff.
 
2017-09-13 09:05:02 PM  
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He's not invited to any sleep overs.
 
2017-09-13 09:06:21 PM  

Scorpitron is reduced to a thin red paste: So, a mix of Diff'rent Strokes and Silver Spoons?


Diff'rent Poon?
Silver Strokes?
 
2017-09-13 09:07:37 PM  

Harry_Seldon: kronicfeld: Eight bedrooms to sixteen bathrooms is a strange ratio.

Not in a mansion.


This.  I imagine half the bathrooms are private baths for each bedroom.  The others are scattered around the mansion -- poolside, court side, in the library, the gym, one or more guest bathrooms on the first floor, etc.

A $30 Million mansion is more like a resort than a house.  People tend to like restrooms within a short walking distance of wherever they are.  Do people expect them to add more bedrooms in case someone needs a power nap and nothing but a bed will do?  Nah...  but, when ya gotta go, you absolutely need a restroom... unless you savages think a sink, a tree, or a shady spot w/ some leaves for TP will do.   ;-)
 
2017-09-13 09:09:28 PM  
wanted to say something snarky, but I can't. it's very cool of the guy, and I wish those kids all the best
 
2017-09-13 09:14:50 PM  
um...  what about the foster parents and foster siblings?

seems like kinda a dickish move to fark them over.

or are you people using the term foster incorrectly?
 
2017-09-13 09:17:55 PM  

kronicfeld: Eight bedrooms to sixteen bathrooms is a strange ratio.


If you live there with your spouse and you invite seven couples to visit for the weekend then nobody will have to wait.  Might have to walk down a hall, but never wait.
 
2017-09-13 09:27:08 PM  
Amazing, another rich person with a heart has been discovered. its just sad that the responsible rich guy crowd is being displaced so rapidly by the "I got mine, Fark You!" crowd.
 
2017-09-13 09:27:26 PM  

Scorpitron is reduced to a thin red paste: So, a mix of Diff'rent Strokes and Silver Spoons?


I was all ready to point out that this is "grooming" straight out of a very special episode from those shows.  But then it turns out  to be a porn mansion, and supposed to be that way.
 
2017-09-13 09:27:43 PM  

kronicfeld: Eight bedrooms to sixteen bathrooms is a strange ratio.


Not when a house is built for entertaining large parties.  There should be no waiting to use a powder room like in those V  I Poo commercials.
 
2017-09-13 09:41:43 PM  

kyuzokai: kronicfeld: Eight bedrooms to sixteen bathrooms is a strange ratio.

I guess rooms for sex jungle gyms, vats of pudding ($240 dollars worth) and dungeons don't have beds, so aren't technically bedrooms.


Ah Yeah.
 
2017-09-13 09:47:02 PM  

fusillade762: duppy: Meanwhile, a certain prosperity gospel shiathead had to be publicly shamed into opening a farking church to people displaced in Houston.

Well, it's not really so much a church as it is a motivational speaker's griftorium.


It will always be The Summit to me.

First place I ever saw RUSH in 1983.

Wife loved watching the Howe family kick ass in hockey there.

Then this asshat has to turn it into a Praiseatorium...
 
2017-09-13 09:53:44 PM  
Now with helpful pick of generous man with one of said orphans.

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On a side note, Daddy Warbucks was his Penthouse network username.
 
2017-09-13 09:54:17 PM  

kvinesknows: um...  what about the foster parents and foster siblings?

seems like kinda a dickish move to fark them over.

or are you people using the term foster incorrectly?


They live in a foster "community."  which is basically like a private boarding school.  Kind of like this.

It's not an outright orphanage where it's bunk beds I'm a dorm, but they have a rotating set of people who care for the children, but not a single family that is a temporary family.
 
2017-09-13 10:00:18 PM  

dkulprit: kvinesknows: um...  what about the foster parents and foster siblings?

seems like kinda a dickish move to fark them over.

or are you people using the term foster incorrectly?

They live in a foster "community."  which is basically like a private boarding school.  Kind of like this.

It's not an outright orphanage where it's bunk beds I'm a dorm, but they have a rotating set of people who care for the children, but not a single family that is a temporary family.


Or like this:

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mooseheart,_Illinois

Which is literally it's own town in Illinois.  Where they have full-time caretakers, and live in single family units, but the caretaker is a full-time foster parent, not a family that has opened their home.
 
2017-09-13 10:08:53 PM  
I love this story but I fear the ending.  One kid with a screwed-up head makes claims of sexual misconduct against Mr. Porn (perhaps encouraged by a Fundie) and the resulting court case/lawsuit discourages this kind of generosity from happening again.   It only takes one and the burden of proof in such cases is, in  practice, on the accused.
 
2017-09-13 10:23:47 PM  
It a pretty sweet house. Check out the the video tour in the link inTFA
 
2017-09-13 10:29:37 PM  
I'm really hoping this guy actually ends up adopting some... all of these kids, clearly he can afford it, if not, I get that it's a nice vacation and he's being a stand-up guy.  Still, you got millions of dollars, lots of free time, a big house and just your wife... why not just turn your goddamned mansion into a foster home.
 
2017-09-13 10:35:17 PM  
Wow former Porn mag owner more Christian than a Texas Preacher.
 
2017-09-13 10:40:19 PM  

Current Resident: I wonder if he has Custer's Revenge.


Considering he's an ex penthouse exec, I wouldn't doubt it.
 
2017-09-13 10:43:39 PM  

hobbes0022: I'm really hoping this guy actually ends up adopting some... all of these kids, clearly he can afford it, if not, I get that it's a nice vacation and he's being a stand-up guy.  Still, you got millions of dollars, lots of free time, a big house and just your wife... why not just turn your goddamned mansion into a foster home.


Wasn't that a mid nineties made-for-tv Disney movie?
 
2017-09-13 10:50:51 PM  

kvinesknows: um...  what about the foster parents and foster siblings?

seems like kinda a dickish move to fark them over.

or are you people using the term foster incorrectly?


It was a group home. Or a group facility. Like a dorm.
 
2017-09-13 10:51:01 PM  

12349876: kronicfeld: Eight bedrooms to sixteen bathrooms is a strange ratio.

Can't have the help and plebe visitors use the same bathroom that esteemed bedroom guests use.

Can't make any part of the house an "unreasonable" walk to a toilet.


Yep, tucking a half bath next to any non-bedroom congregation area is just a plumbing challenge. In this case, it'll also cut down on accidents, since we're dealing with children.

I know one medium mansion that has a urinal in the garage, hidden behind a pair of saloon doors. The guy liked to work on his classic muscle cars himself, and it was easy enough to add, since he was specifying a utility wash tub in the build plan.
 
2017-09-13 10:51:41 PM  
Project SOS is a really well run agency. They normally are able to keep siblings together so they don't have to be separated while in foster care.
It's my understanding that Marc Bell sits on their board so for him being an adult magazine exec shouldn't be a surprise to them when they reached out to him. As a board member, I'm pretty sure he had to have at least a Level 2 background check. So I don't think it was as a bad thing nor do I think he exposed them to anything inappropriate.
The kids are still required to have staff supervision at all times so staff stays with them while they are the mansion. I think the kids get a great experience and they don't have to go to a shelter. The majority of them will probably never get to set foot in a house like that again.
 
2017-09-13 11:04:04 PM  

The Captain's Ghost: I love this story but I fear the ending.  One kid with a screwed-up head makes claims of sexual misconduct against Mr. Porn (perhaps encouraged by a Fundie Al Sharpton or some other money grubbing lib) and the resulting court case/lawsuit discourages this kind of generosity from happening again.   It only takes one and the burden of proof in such cases is, in  practice, on the accused.


FTFY
 
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