Republicans Vote To Impeach Cheney?!? And This Billion Dollar House

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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.

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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?

DISCUSSION

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I'm on the bench with the writing strike. I'm still incredibly mad at the writing world for Two and a Half Men. Those writers get a huge FUCK YOU from me (a writer). On the other hand, I love Tina Fey and I think she's a great comedic writer and am sad those like her are getting the shaft..which to my understanding just means they're not being let in on recent internet profits. As for the threat of reality and game shows..written dramas and comedies aren't much better anyway. 90% of those writers don't deserve what they're making already and those that actually deserve more I'm restricting to the staff of The Wire.

PS. Also, fuck you writers of CSI: Miami/NY, Bones, that show about missing people, Heroes, Lost, 24, that show about those sisters, everything on ABC, every show with a fat ugly man married to a young, svelte bombshell, Desperate Housewives, that show about doctors fucking each other all the time, the legal show, the other legal show, the other legal show...