Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Glass House

 Doubtless you have heard the old joke about glass houses.

You know the one.  It goes something like this:

There was a King who built a glass house. He also liked to collect thrones. 

Seems that every few months he would find a throne that was fancier than the previous one.  So he would take the old throne, put it in the attic, and use the new throne for a few months.

But soon he would find another throne with a feature he just couldn’t live without. 

So he would buy it and put the old throne in the attic. 

This went on for several years until he had an attic with innumerable thrones.

One day after returning from a trip, he came back to his beautiful glass house and found that it was in a heap and shambles. 

Seems that the weight of the thrones in the attic had finally become too much and the house collapsed.

Moral of the story:  

People who live in glass houses shouldn’t stow thrones!

Har de har har.

Well, I always thought that a glass house was an impossible and stoooopid thing so never paid too much attention to that joke except for the catchy punny ending.

But guess what.  There really IS a glass house!

No thrones are stowed in it (yet) but a lot of fancy expensive cars are.

And the cost of the house is ‘fit for a king’ in that it is currently for sale at $35 million!  Wow.

Anyway, to see a real glass house though I can’t imagine why anyone would want to live in one, HERE’S THE LINK