Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Sheer Fucking Stupidity

Part of an architect's email to me today:
I was at the Building Dept to get structural drawings for [address]. Unfortunately, I couldn't get them.

Several hundred building in NYC were designated Security Risks after 9/11.  [Address] is designated a potential security hazard, so I have to apply for clearance. The process includes getting a written letter from the owner giving permission to accces the drawings. The security clearance would take about a week.
[Address] is a condo, completed about two years ago. The only people who'd want to blow it up are the minority with good taste.

17 comments:

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

Security Theater Kabuki is a way of life.

N__B said...

I prefer Security Theater Medea, with a chorus of architects and code officials dying messily.

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

whoah, that was pretty hostile.

Towards architects, I mean. Re: Code officials, carry on with the slaughter.

N__B said...

What's the problem with a chorus of architects. Like any greek play, they'd stand off to one side of the action and by pithy.

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

Oh, I see. Comprehension fale zombie. I read that as both the architects AND the code officials dying messily.

The problem with a chorus of architects is that they would all need to be dressed alike. Wait, what am I saying? They all will have black turtlenecks already.

Also, I suspect your comment about 'pithyness' is poorly concealed snark, but I'm going to let it go.

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

My only excuse is that I was working on a proposal all night and morning, and now have to plow into overdue plan revisions.

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

Security Theater Gilbert & Sullivan would make the whole thing a bit peppier though.

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

Admit it. Wouldn't seeing the TSA staff at an airport break into a song and dance number be a much better system?

eitehr that, or it would look like a Cop Rock outtake.

N__B said...

Cop Rock

Dancing Thugs: We got the power! We got the power!

Dancing Cops: No, you don't. No, you don't.

N__B said...

"Pithed" as in 'decerebrate', I suppose.

Cerebrate good times, come on!

Ah, the 70s...

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

Dancing Thugs would be a pretty good name for an industrial rock band.

Another Kiwi said...

Stop that pithing about

Substance McGravitas said...

Look out for guys called Achmed with good taste.

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

what about guys named Ned with folding rulers?

N__B said...

Zombies with collapsible batons?

Smut Clyde said...

TSA operators with expandable batons?

Cob Logger said...

zombies in tuxes with those top hats that pop out, like Gene Wilder in Young Frankenstein.

Maybe I will wear a tux next time I go in for a Plan Exam.