Thursday, July 23, 2009

Hail Uncle Jim!


Never point directly at the portrait of Uncle Jim.

Never allow your head to be higher than the portrait of Uncle Jim.

Never turn your back to the portrait of Uncle Jim.

Speak in quiet, reverent tones when in front of the portrait of Uncle Jim.

Do not look directly at the portrait of Uncle Jim.

Honor Uncle Jim in all your deeds and thoughts throughout the day.


(Found by Danielle.)

34 comments:

Mid-C Frank said...

Taken down already -- guess Uncle Jim doesn't like attention after all!

Anonymous said...

Wow, one must be ever reverential in the red room.

*Bowing at photo remotely*

Anonymous said...

Even the ceiling is red. No white trim or anything.

Sara said...

Whoops. Try again, Mid-C Frank; I done did a bad link.

Anonymous said...

I finally understand what red room meant in The Shining.

Decadent Housewife said...

Lost in Space.

Beth said...

Ugh! Why would any sane person paint an entire room, ceiling included, bright red? Sure to inspire all manner of psychosis (and aggression) in the people who live there - maybe that's why they went 'round the bend?

And the person in the portrait looks very scary too!

Anonymous said...

So, THAT'S what hell looks like.

Land of shimp said...

Is it red, or traffic pylon orange? It's showing as a very aggressive orange on my monitor. Talk about your bold color choice.

There's a picture of a bedroom where there is some line of some unidentifiable substance up at ceiling level. It's really quite gross, and makes this look...nice...comparatively.

GaryM said...

Poor Uncle Jim doesn't even get a frame? Not even a one cent frame from Aaron Brothers? Uncle Jim may have been feared, but he wasn't loved.

veg-o-matic said...

Needs more red.

Anonymous said...

Is it just me, or is that a picture of Cliff Clavin?

knitorpurl said...

I know it rains in Washington, so why would you put a regular couch and furniture on the deck? There has to be growing inside that thing.

And I love that the toaster has it's own window!

Anonymous said...

Do not taunt Happy Fun Uncle Jim.

Charlene said...

Isn't that Frank Gifford?

Anonymous said...

It would be like living inside a can of tomato soup. And from the pictures it looks like they did the same thing in the kitchen - the walls and ceiling are the same green color. Tomato soup with celery - not a good look in home decor.

Christina said...

@3rd Anonymous: I once had a dream that hell was a cross between this room and an old HoJo restaurant. I'll leave the interpretation to the professionals.

Anonymous said...

Is that Uncle Jim or the Dear Leader?

Wait... if it was the Dear Leader, there'd be an additional picture of Kim Il Sung next to it.

Never mind.

Austen said...

I'd think if you didn't want people turning their backs to Uncle Jim, you wouldn't hang his picture over the couch, but what do I know?

Christy said...

I think I've said this once already, but to reiterate the point, I could never be a realtor. "Really, you want me to sell this? Really?"

Anonymous said...

The ceiling and the walls being both the same red color makes the angle where they meet seem rounded. Creepy. I think (hope) the stuff around the ceiling in the bedroom is what's left of old wallpaper.

p_thrizzle said...

the gentle curve between wall and ceiling, (and on the doorframes) gives the feeling it's a subterranean house, like the residents of coober pedy (australian opal mining town) live in.

Jess P. said...

I enjoy the bedroom, with its strip of cracked and peeled paint formerly known as crown molding. Next thing you know, it will be but a symbol...

(On 4 and a half hours of sleep, this thought cracks me up)

meredith said...

I am convinced we have found the real-life Simpsons living room...and they've re-decorated BEAUTIFULLY!!!

Bill's Bayou said...

At first, I thought that was Paul Lynde.

Anonymous said...

That is the breakroom couch of my former workplace, I know it. Now I am truly mortified. Do not sit on the couch!

Hellbound Alleee said...

I can't help it...I think that's L Ron Hubbard!

A. Teacher said...

L. Ron Hubbard is actually from Bremerton, WA which is about 15 mins from this house in Port Orchard. I think you might be on to something Hellbound!

jenjen said...

I had a place once where the walls curved up to the ceiling. It was hard trying to figure out how to have the walls a different color from the ceiling. I finally settled on a stencilled geometric design at the top of the "color" part.

Gini said...

Aside from the weird orange room, notice the chair sitting with the indoor furniture that is bizarrely placed on the outdoor deck. I think it's coaching them to handle life on the mean streets.

Gwyn said...

I didn't know Jane Eyre had an Uncle Jim!

LRH said...

And the wall must always be wet.

Morgan said...

OH GOD MY EYES

Jess said...

Navy Yard City? 'Nuff said.

A. Teacher, this house IS in Bremerton. A very poor, run-down area of Bremerton between Gorst and the Shipyard.