Friday, March 14, 2008

Hint: You've seen it before

I'm thinking I won't have time to write a post today, so I leave you instead with a test:


Whoever can tell me the significance of the house pictured above and its location will not win a goddamn thing. I will think you are really effin' cool, though, and that's something that does not come easy. Points will also be given for creative bullshitting.

27 comments:

Allie said...

Wow. That house looks familiar and I can't place it . . .

What I want to know is how you made it Friday when it's 10:20 on Thursday. What kind of wacky DST are you following, Mickey?

Poppy Cede said...

That reminds me of Jenny's house in Forrest Gump, but that house was not in such good shape at the end of the movie...

Aaron said...

That is actually the house I will live in. In the future. Which is actually where I'm from. Hence, I've seen it before.

Seriously, though: From the future. Don't go telling everyone.

ck said...

it's a converted church into a house! we all secretly want a former holy place to be where we reside. the high ceilings, the baptistry a a bathtub, why not? a very gothic (literally) lifestyle.

nancypearlwannabe said...

Looks like the hooker's house from that Borat movie, but with a nicer yard and church-like windows. Is this the secret meeting place of your fellow Knoxville transplants, where you all meet up and make fun of Southerners?

The Dutchess of Kickball said...

I have no idea, but it is super cute!

sid said...

Creative bs? That's not really a house. It's just a front FOR erm, the new head quarters of the KKK? On Sunday they have their meetings and the rest of the days they rent it our to the AA group. Of course it turns out that the members for the AA and the KKK are more or less the same people.

stan said...

its chester's house, from toledo. he came down here to get away from his gang-related past. we met him half-sober in a bar between crossville and crab-orchard and gave him a lift. he threatened my life somewhere behind the left-hand side of the house, but i'm not completely sure--it was pretty dark. after that, he made us all potato pancakes.

i didn't know you knew chester too.

Noelle said...

I want to say that it's the church from Kill Bill, but that's because it's the first thing that popped into my head. I'd also like to say that it's the church from the November Rain video, but that's only because the song's been stuck in my head for days.

Chris said...

This is dumb. That's just Mickey's mom's house.

If you look really closely, you can see her silhouette in the upstairs window.

Also worth noting: Mickey grew up under the power lines.

surviving myself said...

i can't think of anything creative.

do i still win nothing?

Mickey said...

allie- You must have read this right after I posted. I wanted it to be Friday's post, so I moved up the time on it. I'm just so full of ideas that I'm a day ahead.

poppy- I think Forrest took care of that one for good.

aaron- Your secret is safe. Just maintain the exterior as-is when you move in. It's kind of important.

ck- It almost sounds like you know the answer. If not, you're actually ridiculously close.

npw- I'd be surprised if there were any hookers in this town (I mean where the house is; Knoxville has plenty). And like the rest of the nation it seems okay to point out the idiosyncrasies of the south quite openly. They're proud of them.

dutchess- It is an idyllic little spot.

sid- Is AA Alcoholics Anonymous where you com from? If so then I'm having a hard time figuring out why you equate AA with the KKK. I have no doubt that KKK meetings and rallies are fueled by Milwaukee's Best, but I don't think you'll find any klansmen declaring sobriety in AA. Whatever the case, your guess is incorrect.

stan- So far, you're way out in front in the creativity race. Or maybe this is real to you. Either way, I like it.

noelle- Not a church, but thank you for passing November Rain on to me.

chris- I wish I grew up under power lines. A good brain tumor would go a long way in explaining what's wrong with me. Plus, I could sue someone.

Mickey said...

survingmyself- Actually, you don't win nothing. Not even nothing. Loser.

em said...

Stan's really is the best so far and I'm not just saying that because he's the only one of you all that I know personally. I couldn't think of anything creative, so I will just say that since I know stan, I also know Chester. And that weirdo really is a sonofabitch.

Mickey said...

em- Thanks for corroborating Stan's story. The house is occupied but I don't know by whom, so it very well could be Chester's house. It would have been a long ride from Crab Orchard, though.

Anonymous said...

i remember seeing that house on MTV cribs. i cant remember which rap,rock,or movie star lives there but i do remember the inside b-ball courth and the hellicopter pad on the roof. And Chris, those arent power lines, those are one hell of a set of zip lines that the kids got to play on. at the end of the zip lines was a pond where you could dive into. the rest of the house was ok.

hightower

Mickey said...

hightower- Ha! That's pretty good, man. Wrong, but good.

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Kiala said...

Is it...there's a place here in Oregon that looks like that and is the Scientology headquarters. Is that it?

Mickey said...

kiala- No, but that may have been even cooler. I thought the Scientologists were in Tampa?

Courtney said...

I've been banned from commenting on this particular post since I already know the answer, so I'll just say hi to all you Waitress readers. How's it going? Good? Good.

Meaghan said...

Yeah, I have no idea. I just keep coming back to the comments in major suspense to see if you've revealed what it is. I was going to make up some story about some farmer guy living there after converting the church to a home and purchasing his mail-order bride, but I think that was a movie I saw once...

Mickey said...

courtney- Thank you for abiding.

meaghan- It will be revealed in post form, illustrated even, hopefully this evening. Still not a church.

melissa lion said...

I swear it's the pink house that you could win from John COUGAR Mellencamp in the 80's when MTV had that contest to promote the Cougar's album, "Pink Houses." Am I right?

Mickey said...

melissa- God I wish that were right. That house was a piece of shit, but it sure was pink! And free! You guys keep thinking of things that are better than the truth.

Stefanie said...

Oh sure. The ONE time I don't read the stacked-up posts in my feed-reader in chronological order...

I totally would have known this one.

(No, I wouldn't. But I like to think I might have. And now I'll never know.)

Karen ^..^ said...

Yeah, it looks a lot like the church Slash was rocking in front of in November Rain... Minus the steeple. If you link to my memories blog, it is actually my house that I grew up in, but was torn down about 10 years ago. Oh, wait, cant be that house then...

yeah, the november rain one.

It sure looks like a church to me... When do we get to find out?