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Thursday, August 31, 2006

Creeping despotism

I hate neighborhood associations, and articles like this don't make me feel any better about them. What, exactly, would be wrong with having "a geo-dome or a pickle-green house next to you"? Those might be interesting neighbors, people you would like to hang out with, instead of neighbors that leave their garages in the morning and re-enter their garages at night and have nothing to do with the world around them.

People apparently like them because "the neighborhood looks new all the time." When, exactly, did your home become a museum and not, you know, the place where you live? Where things happen, where you meet interesting people who have domes or work on cars outside. You see a neighbor working on a car and you get the urge to talk to him, maybe learn a thing or two about car repair, or just pitch in. But not in places with neighborhood associations. No, living might reduce property values.

"Sometimes people are better off not entering if they are anti-establishment or anti-government." Yeah, I guess that would be me.


At 1:27 AM, September 01, 2006, Anonymous Chris said...

Is this where they filmed The Stepford Wives?


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