Yesterday I wrote about a trillion dollar company and you seemed to like that, so today I'm posting this rendering of a billion dollar house, constructed by a trillion-rupee trillionaire, from the latest Portfolio, in honor of Portfolio parent company Conde Nast's "nesting" magazine House & Garden and the sad end of its zillion year history that is not particularly all that sad, I suppose, when you think about our deadliest year in Iraq yet, or even how much it must suck when you're a Chinese pro-democracy internet personality to think that the Taiwan-born founder of Yahoo! totally sold you out to the Chinese government and now you're in jail. No, actually, I take all that back: I'm posting the diagram of this billion dollar house because it's fucking crazy, sort of like the thought of the Republicans all changing their votes to favor hearing a debate on Kucinich's bill to impeach Dick Cheney.
And with that — could you tell? I have to actually leave my house. But in the vein of "crazy" I found something very special for you all on the internet, from a Washington Post online discussion on the writers' strike today, a little nugget that reminds me why I keep coming back to that website even if they don't give a fuck about Marc Jacobs:
Lorton, Va.: Like, why do we care if the writers strike? Hollywood is perpetuating a myth, portraying a false reality, not representing the common man, showcasing all the evils and worst that mankind has to offer and the writers cater to this decay in society. If not for these writers that are currently regurgitating this oozing pile of goo that they call scripts, the world might think the U.S. is a good and decent place and the U.S. might have some good role models again. I'm not a prude by any stretch but Hollywood disgusts me.
William Booth: You, Lorton, are a stealth writer, aren't you? Oozing pile of goo? Can I steal that? But okay. Yours is a fairly intense position. Nothing produced by Hollywood plays in Lorton? Not even Jeopardy? Their writers are on strike. Those Pixar and DreamWorks animated movies about cute rats and bees? They appear relatively harmless. Those Nature documentaries? Those are written by writers. But lets deal with your question. If the writers remain on strike, TV will showcase more reality shows, more news and more sports. Will that be more goo or less goo? That is a question for the audience.
Hear that, audience?