Why We Can’t Have Nice Things…

Sometimes things appear to be beautiful and a Really Good Idea until you actually commit to them, at which point you find that you’re in a world of danger and may not escape with your life, limbs or sanity. This explains such phenomena as several of my past girlfriends, graduate study in the humanities, and mid-century home design. For further evidence of this last, check out this post at Projectophile.

A tip of the Mondo Mortarboard to the mighty Iowahawk, via Facebook.

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Dad, husband, mostly free individual, medievalist, writer, and drummer. "Gladly wolde he lerne and gladly teche."
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One Response to Why We Can’t Have Nice Things…

  1. mike shupp says:

    As photographed, the very last house on the list, with the ultra-steep external stairs, looks risky to sober adults with things in their hands. Everything else looks quite reasonable. Granted, two foot tall children (and very stupid dogs) don’t go well with 30-inch high railings on overhanging ledges, But elementary school aged kids and adults, sober or otherwise, should cope happily with the sort of “hazards” displayed here.

    I mean … concrete sidewalks and rocks that could be lept upon from porch railings were commonplace in residential city neighborhoods when I was a kid, and walking on 1-inch thick 7-foot tall wooden fences was an ordinary thing when I was a fourth grader. I think the writer’s being just a tad hysterical.

    Alternatetively, I’m a supervillain surfing the ‘net on an off day.

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