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Opening Arguments

House hunting

Hey, I nominate me!

Know a family whose lives could be changed by a new house? They might be in line for the next best thing


Bob G.
Fri, 03/20/2009 - 9:11am

Leo, I don't think we'll qualify either, unless their "extreme makeover" includes ballistic glass, a self-cleaning lawn, kevlar-impregnated siding, and an electronic fence complete with security camera monitoring and comprehensive alarm systems...

But it's not we really NEED that sort of stuff down here, is it?
Oh, wait...

Does that house HAVE to be IN Fort Wayne, 'cause I know some GREAT property up around Harlan...
(I got yer strength of character...right HERE...all nine millimeters of it)


Steven T.
Sun, 03/22/2009 - 12:37am

Since the Extreme Makeover show quickly morphed into a remake of the old "Queen for a Day" program, where the best sob story always won the washer-dryer, a lot of deserving folks are perceived as unlikely to make even the first cut.

My own folks have lived exemplary lives and donated much hard work back to their community -- despite overcoming undeserved setbacks over the years -- but they are both physically healthy for their ages, so I don't see them being hot candidates for a TV show thriving on the above-mentioned sob stories. In the first place, Mom & Dad don't cry easily enough to make good video ratings.