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Overnight Thread

By Wyatt Earp | June 2, 2011

Good evening ladies and gents, and welcome to tonight’s overnight thread. Let’s start off the frivolity with a bang.

Randal Graves sent this story to me, and considering today’s climate, it is something we all need to consider. What is it? A zombie-proof house.

“The most essential item for our clients was acquiring the feeling of maximum security,” begins the designers’ website in the summary of the structure. Who wouldn’t feel safe in a concrete rectangle that folds in upon itself to become completely sealed? Even the windows are covered with a slab of concrete when the structure is on nap time.

The house, with its movable walls, has only one entrance, which is located on the second floor after crossing a drawbridge. Seems like the perfect opportunity to use a flamethrower and defend the life of your family, while stylishly nesting in a piece of architectural elitism.

Sadly, shotguns and land mines are not included.

I missed this week’s Humpday History Highlight, so . . .

On June 1, 1779, the court-martial of Benedict Arnold convenes in Philadelphia. After a relatively clean record in the early days of the American Revolution, Arnold was charged with 13 counts of misbehavior, including misusing government wagons and illegally buying and selling goods. Although his notorious betrayal was still many months away, Arnold’s resentment over this order and the perceived mistreatment by the American Army would fuel his traitorous decision.

Abruptly interrupted by a British attack north of New York City, the court-martial did not get underway again until December 23 in Morristown, New Jersey. Although Arnold was cleared of most charges, General George Washington issued a reprimand against him.

The reprimand was the last straw for Arnold, and he plotted his betrayal soon afterward. The irony was that Arnold was an honorable officer and a hero of the war, but Washington had to issue a reprimand – a move he was against – due to political pressure.

Tonight’s post is brought to you by priorities:

Go B’s!

Topics: HHH | 8 Comments »

8 Responses to “Overnight Thread”

  1. JT Says:
    June 2nd, 2011 at 7:48 am

    13 counts of misbehavior, including misusing government wagons


    Did he use one to attend his son’s game ?

  2. JT Says:
    June 2nd, 2011 at 7:51 am

    Nice house.

    If they can make a “zombie proof” house, is a “tax increase proof” house coming in the near future ?

  3. Jon Brooks Says:
    June 2nd, 2011 at 8:24 am

    Throw in a pirhana filled moat around the house and I’ll buy one. The first zombie that falls into the water will infect the pirhana so you’ll never have to feed them again
    and they’ll just keep getting hungrier and hungrier. Another good point, they can’t leave the moat like an infected croc or alligator could.

  4. Ranba Ral Says:
    June 2nd, 2011 at 8:30 am

    After digging about history, I actually feel sorry for Arnold. Screwed out of recognition for several substantial victories by political opponents who weren’t even in the theater of operations at the time, wife was a loyalist, mostly sham courts martial because he was making waves about being screwed and his wife was a loyalist. Between all that and the early smashing the Brit/Hessian force did to the Continental Army, it’s no wonder he said ‘screw it’.

  5. Bob G. Says:
    June 2nd, 2011 at 9:23 am

    Jon’s got the right idea…
    Wouldn’t it just be better to be allowed to dig a HUGE MOAT around whatever house you already own?

    Last time I checked, zombies can’t swim.
    (but they sink really cool, especially after a headshot)

    BTW, a tax increase-proof houe DOES exist…just NOT in Philly.
    (Wanted to pass that along)


    Roll safe.

  6. dr. evil Says:
    June 2nd, 2011 at 9:48 am

    Not included, but can always be added. I’d hate to see that property tax then though.

  7. Wyatt Earp Says:
    June 2nd, 2011 at 1:11 pm

    JT – Yeah, but that one is built out of rubber, so the tax man bounces away.

    Jon – Just like Obama said we want to the AZ borders! (A plan I actually like. Crocs and Gators.)

    Ranba – The History Channel had a great series called “The Revolution” that showed Arnold in that light. He was a proud man and decided to turn after getting screwed so many times. I feel sorry for the guy, too, because the Brits treated hi just as poorly as we did.

    Bob G. – But then you have to fish them out of the moat. Unless you bring in the piranhas.

    Dr. Evil – Maybe we can put up auto turrets, like in Aliens?

  8. Kim Says:
    June 2nd, 2011 at 5:09 pm

    If grenades and flamethrowers are not included, I don’t want it.

    By the way, I never got a chance to thank everyone for your prayers. Bethany is NOT diabetic. However, she does need to maintain her normally super-high activity level. Interfering with that by having several days in a row of running around (and her being stuck in a vehicle) does not allow for her to burn the energy she needs to burn.

    If she were forced into a sedentary lifestyle (public school, video games, TV, computers) she would quickly become diabetic. We’ve been given the warning, now we just need to let her continue to be her and tolerate her inability to stand still when talking to us.

    God answered prayers.