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April 24, 2008 7:25 AM   Subscribe

Dream-like "redneck mansion" is (disappointingly) actually a theatre set, but still a great bit of architecture.
posted by kmennie (23 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite

 
Chekhov wrote a play about people who stack trailers?
posted by Dr-Baa at 7:28 AM on April 24, 2008


Wasn't this an AskMe?
posted by cowbellemoo at 7:33 AM on April 24, 2008


Hmm, nope. Nevermind. Must have seen it somewhere else. But I have always been fond of separated rooms. Like undersea homes or the Atomium.
posted by cowbellemoo at 7:40 AM on April 24, 2008


Noooooooooooo!

My hopes and my dreams... ruined by theatre!
posted by I-baLL at 7:42 AM on April 24, 2008


Chekhov wrote a play about people who stack trailers?

Well, duh. Trailer stacking is an underlying theme in all of Chekhov's work.
posted by Evangeline at 7:52 AM on April 24, 2008


Wouldn't that be a redneck condo or tornado apartment complex?
posted by DU at 7:54 AM on April 24, 2008


Wasn't this an AskMe?

Yep.
posted by monju_bosatsu at 8:01 AM on April 24, 2008


It was in AskMe within the last few months, but damned if I can find a link.
posted by [NOT HERMITOSIS-IST] at 8:01 AM on April 24, 2008


fail
posted by [NOT HERMITOSIS-IST] at 8:02 AM on April 24, 2008 [1 favorite]


Ivanov's trailer house. Left, the front of the house and the picnic table. One of the windows is open. In front of the picnic table is a broad semicircular space from which weed-lined walks lead left and right. Right, rows of vegetables and plastic chairs. On the picnic table, a lamp is burning. Evening; it is growing dark. As the curtain rises, we hear music from the boombox. Ivanov sits by the table and reads. Borkin appears at the end of one of the walks, wearing shitkicker boots and carrying a shotgun; he's been drinking. When he sees Ivanov, he sneaks up close to him and points the shotgun in his face.

IVANOV. (Sees Borkin, gives a start, and jumps to his feet.) Shee-it, you sumbitch, you ever do that agin and you'll be so far down the swamp the alligators won't find you!
posted by languagehat at 8:09 AM on April 24, 2008 [3 favorites]


One man's tractor cap is another man's bowler.
posted by xod at 8:15 AM on April 24, 2008


Just where in hell is the Trans-Camaro? It's just not complete without one.
posted by Kirth Gerson at 8:22 AM on April 24, 2008 [1 favorite]


Previously
posted by Pollomacho at 8:40 AM on April 24, 2008 [3 favorites]


My ex's cousin used to do something like this without the stacking -- he lived in rural NC in a little complex or compound of singlewides. His logic was that trailers were taxed differently (and less) than real houses, so he saved money on his property taxes.

On the other hand, he lived in a bunch of old trailers and an unseaworthy trimaran, and was very scientologist.
posted by ROU_Xenophobe at 8:58 AM on April 24, 2008


Ah, thought so. Remember to tag things, folks!
posted by cowbellemoo at 9:07 AM on April 24, 2008


GizmoDuck's mom's house.
posted by keratacon at 10:40 AM on April 24, 2008


Well doggone it. I thought it was real! Thanks for the post, kmennie, even though my dreams of a camper-mansion retirement home have been dashed.
posted by amyms at 12:05 PM on April 24, 2008


I'd never seen these pictures before, and they totally cracked me up.
posted by orange swan at 12:49 PM on April 24, 2008


The fact is, Konstantin Gavrilovich done shot himself.
posted by WPW at 2:36 PM on April 24, 2008


I think you'll find that in the original, it's "done shot hisself."
posted by languagehat at 3:12 PM on April 24, 2008


Never did Chekhov's dictum that If you see a shotgun on the wall in the first act, it must be used by the third seem more apt.
posted by dhartung at 3:15 PM on April 24, 2008


languagehat said: I think you'll find that in the original, it's "done shot hisself."

If it were truly authentic, if would be "done gone and shot hisself."
posted by amyms at 4:06 PM on April 24, 2008


See, that's actually what Chekhov wrote, but the director kept telling him "Too many words, Anton, cut it down! Cut cut cut! We need to get this thing down to where it suits the short attention span of today's audiences!"
posted by languagehat at 5:21 PM on April 24, 2008


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