You won't believe what garnered the government's Energy Star seal of approval in a sting set up by the Government Accountability Office, a nonpartisan federal auditor: A gasoline-powered alarm clock. That's right, a completely bogus gasoline-powered alarm clock. I'll tell you I have never found these kind of yuks in a GAO document.
A big hats-off the the meterologists at Accuweather. They forecast our unusually snowy winter back in July.
Oh, it's good to get a laugh from the news. I just read Paul Duggan's story about a neighborhood in Bethesda up in arms over the sex parties--apparently pretty edgy sex parties--being hosted by one resident at his home. And who stepped in to perhaps call a halt to them? A guy from the zoning department !
Ahh, the holiday season, that grand stress test of family ties -- and home systems. A home that's just the right size normally can become downright jammed when loved ones visit for a few days. Around my house it tends to be the time when things break -- often because of an unwise move on my part.
Sesame Street launches its 40th-anniversary season Tuesday with a visit from the real estate agent. According to an Associated Press story via MSN, the agent encourages Big Bird to consider a change of habitat. After considering moving his home to the beach, the swamp or the rain forest, our big, yellow friend reportedly decides to keep his nest right where it is--on Sesame Street. I guess he didn't need the home-purchase tax credit.
The former headquarters of American International Group -- AIG-- in Manhattan will be turned into luxury condos, according to a report by the Wall Street Journal.
October 13, 2009; 5:27 PM ET |
Categories: Buying , Condo/homeowner associations , Funny , Neighborhoods , New construction , Selling , The economy
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