Monday, June 8, 2009

All the Realtors go "tweet tweet tweet"


Aww. How cheery!

What happened to this blog? First a little sleeping begartered baby, now little tweety goldfinches. I used to be cool, man. Now I'm so full of sweetness and decency that I'm not even going to comment on the six-food tall flowers and how they're surely a sign of nuclear waste being buried in the backyard, and if they can grow to that height who's to say they won't tear themselves out of the ground and stomp around making mad tulip sounds.

Pfffffff! Unleash the tulips of Hell!

The listing is here, but a) I couldn't get it to work in Firefox, and b) it slowed my computer waaaay down for a good ten minutes when I tried it in another browser, and c) it has music. On the other hand the birds are animated, and how awesome is that?

UPDATE: Yeah, everyone else can get it to work. I'm uncool and don't know how to use a computer. Both!

32 comments:

Decadent Housewife said...

Looks more like tobacco disguised as tulips.

Angel said...

LMAO, what does a mad tulip sound like? Gigantic irradiated tulips bloom right before your eyes (apparently) and who can't help but love the animated squirrel?

dissimilitude said...

Hmm. It worked ok for me in Firefox. (3.0.10) I have to admit it would never occur to me to put animated animals (and plants!) in photos of a house I wanted to sell. I think they might be trying a little too hard.

azc said...

Worked fine in Firefox for me. Music can be muted, too.

Sara said...

Eh, it's probably my fault it didn't work, dissimilitude. I have this thing blocked, and that thing...

Oh, wait. I have ads here. I probably shouldn't encourage the use of blocking add-ons... Stay away from Adblock, kids! It might prevent you from seeing little animated goldfinches!

Fermina said...

OH. wow. That last bird noise--I am pretty sure it's a crow.

Kate said...

That last bit advertises "chemically free" acres. Why are realtors so bad with the grammar and the usage (and, for that matter, the spelling)? And I was hoping that nasty squirrel would make a reappearance in the master bedroom.

mudslicker said...

Audrey II: "Feed me!"

"Feeed me, Seymour!"

"You know I don't come from no Black Lagoon. I'm from past the stars and beyond the moon."

Studdenly Seymour is standing beside you, tra la la la la....

Anonymous said...

Where's my top hat and tap shoes? I obviously need them to watch the show.

Tina said...

I love this show! I love the way the tulips bloom right before my eyes, and I love the way the pictures fly off the page in reverse at the end. Cre-a-tive! I wish I could buy those tulips for my yard, I have a black thumb. And yes, that's a crow noise! A little animated man playing that piano would keep me watching all day long1

Christy said...

I enjoy that they go out of their way to assure potential buyers that the lot is chemical free and then place the disclaimer over a photoshopped image of giant mutant tulips.

And, while I appreciate a chemical free yard, is that really a major selling point? Am I wearing my rosy small town Illinois glasses again? Because I would expect ANY land I buy to not be chock full of chemicals.

Athena Misty, aka "GeekGirl" said...

WHen did a huge lawn and a couple of flower beds become a garden? Meh.

Callisto said...

You have got to be freaking kidding me... *click* ... Okay you're not. There really are animated animals and annoying .midi piano music. Despite that, I kind of want this house. Although the "artist studio" was disturbingly dark. They could have at least turned the ceiling light on to show us that you can actually SEE what you are painting. But what do I know?

Ashley said...

:O Is that a Talking Heads reference in the title, or just a general "birds go tweet" sorta thing?

mudslicker said...

...and surprisingly, this place is in NW Portland and STILL over $5K cheaper than the Ajax kitchen property in San Francisco.

SF needs to get over itself.

Cyndi said...

I like the giant stuffed frog.

Melissa ~ Wife to 1, Mom to 5 said...

This IS what we agents do when we get new marketing toys - we design fun tours! It works! Look how many folks have viewed this one!! LOL Loved the squirrel.

Mama EZ said...

Oh my, now I know how I'm going to sell our house when the time comes, can't wait to unleash my artistic photo editing/animation skills!

Jenn said...

I felt as if I was being lulled into a false sense of security between the music and the animated animals. I kept expecting a zombie to jump out of one of the bedroom closets.

Chazya said...

those invasive species are everywhere, and they grow alarmingly fast.

the animated squirrel and butterflies were myspaceish...interesting~!

Never saw the backyard pics or the gold birds.

Plus, there's a giant frog on the couch and a red ghost in the forest. What planet if this place on?

Chazya said...

honestly I find all the crows flying about the house on the very first picture a bit creepy. then more crow noises at the very very end after the auto-slideshow. if I was superstitious, i'd say that house has death in it.

Anonymous said...

I feel all warm and fuzzy. This really makes me want to buy this kinda ugly dated house! sniff sniff.

WTF are they thinking??? My kids and I are laughing so hard right now. Butterflies, tweeting flinches, gigantic tulips that sway to the music??? Oh yea. Can't forget the nasty crow at the end to close the deal...CAAAHHW CAAAHHHW CAAAAAHWWW!

Oh my.

Anonymous said...

Love it or hate it advertising works. All the pictures show that no matter what you advertise people will look. yay for advertising

Pyracantha said...

what is that enormous hairy illuminated globe over the guest bedroom's bed? the room looks like something out of Harry Potter's world.

jackie31337 said...

Two questions: what is that realtor on? And where can I get some?

Elia said...

I'm afraid. Normally I'm horribly cynical about this sort of thing. But I almost like it. It's kind of weirdly hypnotic. Except I think the squirrel may be a refugee from the next Aeon Flux movie...

Anonymous said...

What exactly is a Certified Ecobroker? Never heard of one.

This is strangely weird and cute at the same time.

Meg said...

That made me laugh so hard. I love it. But I also want to know what an Eco-Broker is.

IrreverendAmy said...

Those aren't tulips. They're triffids! Run for your lives!

newportjoey said...

Creepy bats!...The Adams family must have moved....Who puts an oriental rug on their bed??

marn said...

I understand that anything that gets the potential buyers' eyes on a page is good, but I was so distracted by looking for the animation in every pic that I forgot to look at the pics themselves!

Anonymous said...

Oh wow, I'd never actually fallen off my chair laughing before. This is so bad it's good. I want a house with dancing tulips. And the violins!