Thursday, May 14, 2009

We're #1

Heather found this listing. Tum-te-tum, just a perfectly normal room, nothing to see here, nothing at all.

Move along folks, no reason for you to be thinking of crime scenes... I'm sure there are plenty of kids' games that involve flash cards like these:


(Note: this photo is not from the listing. Just a year ago I wouldn't've thought that would be necessary to point out, but some of the things I've seen...)

Children's games like Find The Bullet Fragment and Blood Splatter, Blood Splatter, Who's Got the Blood Splatter! Or my kids' favorite, Pass the Possible Murder Weapon. Ah, sweet childhood.

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

There's also a rust-colored stain on the living room rug. Gosh, so appealing.

I also like that the listing goes to some pains to repeatedly say being sold as is, owner has never lived there, etc. Encourages people to get a home inspection too.

What an odd listing. It's like a subliminal advertisement saying, "You don't want to live here. You really don't actually want to live here. Even the owner of this joint didn't want to live here."

Glory von Hathor said...

Thanks to the CSI franchise we are all now forensic experts.

Sometimes I wonder whether this has led to a reduction in crime, because people think it's not worth it, they'll find a chip of gravel and spend $220000 on technology to arrest you by noon, or whether there's now a highly aware band of master criminals who clean up the scene with their own UV light kit.

Anonymous said...

And to think, I always stuck with Clue.

Scott said...

Someone was playing "CSI: The Home Game".

I doubt CSI has led to a drop in crime, at least from my experience with my local "CSI". My house was broken into and they retrieved fresh and perfect fingerprints on the glass storm door. "Horray!" I thought to myself and I expected the pictures of the crooks to appear on a computer screen in two seconds just like on CSI. The investigator explained that they don't use the fancy fingerprint matching computer for measly property crimes because it would overload the system, so the prints were just in case they find a suspect. Which they didn't of course.

Stuart said...

Let's just be glad they didn't include a picture of #2, like some listings we know.

Iron "GeekGirl" Misty said...

The real crime seems to be that flooring in the bathroom.

Just what are those mysterious stains in the front room, anyway?

Alissa said...

Scott, maybe you shouldn't have posted that as that might lead to a surge in property crimes. Though honestly, I don't see CSI or anything else deterring stupid criminals.

Paul Riddell said...

It sounds like the The Prisoner fanfiction crossover that dares not speak its name: "Uh...like, Number One is full of Number Two. Huh huh huh huh."

Jodi said...

It would have been better if all the people who lived in the house were in the pictures wearing those big foam #1 fingers on both hands.

bungalowbliss said...

What in the hay-ell is 'Craftsman/bungalow' about this property??

jenjen said...

I've been in that house - it's one of the ones that matched in my house hunt and I went to see it - before they had put so many pictures in the listing! It's pretty terrible - nothing is straight, and it seems to be sliding down the hill. The legal disclaimers in the listing are not that unusual here. It's indications to your agent about what you can reasonably expect the seller to fix or pay for which, in this case, is nothing. Oh, the thing the photos don't show is the roaches. Nice.