May 10, 2005

Brooklyn or Bust? (Hopefully bust!)

U.N. May Move to Brooklyn Temporarily
By NICK WADHAMS, Associated Press

UNITED NATIONS - United Nations delegates, welcome to ... Brooklyn? U.N. planners have found commercial space across the East River in Brooklyn that could serve as a temporary home while the United Nations' iconic glass-and-steel headquarters in Manhattan gets a long-overdue renovation, Secretary-General Kofi Annan said in a report Tuesday.

No. No. Triple no. Get the heck out. Don't even step foot in Crooklyn.
The report assessed where things stand with plans to renovate the U.N. secretariat building, which was considered modern when it was constructed 50 years ago but now violates most New York City fire and safety codes.

So...where was the municipal code inspector in all this? Oh wait, the U.N. is considered "soverign space."
The 38-story tower has no sprinkler system, is packed with asbestos, and loses about 25 percent of the heat pumped into it in the winter.

As a Christian I am not permitted to describe the idea that first popped in my head. The thought alone was sinful, and therefore I must repent.

If any of you know Eric of or B.C.--Imperial Torturer of Rottweiler notoriety, you can only imagine the ideas I was devising.

P.S. Their blogging can be described as "a bad influence" and merits the invention and implementation of the Blogosphereic equivalent of the "V-Chip."

That is all.

Posted by Kyer at May 10, 2005 05:46 PM