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“Well, real estate is always good, as far as I’m concerned”*…

 

A Tumblr devoted to “inexplicably bad property photographs”…

Oh so many more at Terrible Real Estate Agent Photographs.

* Donald Trump

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As we ponder the purport of property, we might recall that it was on this date in 1862 that President Abraham Lincoln signed the (first) Homestead Act into law.  The legislation allowed qualified applicants to claim freehold title to up to 160 acres (1/4 section, 65 hectares) of undeveloped federal land outside the original 13 colonies.   The offer was open to anyone who had never taken up arms against the U.S. government (including freed slaves and women) and was 21 years or older (or the head of a family)… anyone except the Native Americans who were cleared from the land to make way.

Homesteaders headed out to stake their claims

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Written by LW

May 20, 2014 at 1:01 am

Location, Location, Location…

From WalletPop, based on FBI data collected at NeighborhoodScout.com, the “25 most dangerous neighborhoods 2010” with the highest predicted rates of violent crime in America…

This year, Chicago takes the not-so-coveted top spot from Cincinnati, while Atlanta has the highest number of neighborhoods making the list (four).

As we rethink relocation, we might recall that it was on this date in 1934 that serial bank robber and “Oklahoma Robin Hood” Charles “Pretty Boy” Floyd was shot and killed by FBI agents in a cornfield in East Liverpool, Ohio.

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Written by LW

October 22, 2010 at 12:01 am

For that little princess in one’s life…

From the ever-inventive folks at Think Geek:

Pâté is passé. Unicorn – the new white meat.

Excellent source of sparkles!

Unicorns, as we all know, frolic all over the world, pooping rainbows and marshmallows wherever they go. What you don’t know is that when unicorns reach the end of their lifespan, they are drawn to County Meath, Ireland. The Sisters at Radiant Farms have dedicated their lives to nursing these elegant creatures through their final days. Taking a cue from the Kobe beef industry, they massage each unicorn’s coat with Guinness daily and fatten them on a diet comprised entirely of candy corn.

As the unicorn ages, its meat becomes fatty and marbled and the living bone in the horn loses density in a process much like osteoporosis. The horn’s outer layer of keratin begins to develop a flavor very similar to candied almonds. Blending the crushed unicorn horn into the meat adds delightful, crispy flavor notes in each bite. We are confident you will find a world of bewilderment in every mouthful of scrumptious unicorn meat.

Product information, recipes, and ordering instructions here.

As we rethink our panini preferences, we might recall that it was on this date in 1808 that John Jacob Astor incorporated The American Fur Company. One of the first great trusts in the U.S., American Fur had come to dominate the fur trade in North America, and had become one of the largest businesses in the country by 1830.  Astor, who traded in real estate and opium as well as furs, became America’s first multi-millionaire.

Photogravure from oil portrait by Gilbert Stuart

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