Friday, April 24, 2009

Customize Burro Hall

Not the website - but the actual adobe-and-plaster version!

Because we live in a socialist, liberty-loathing hellhole, workers from the city will be coming by in a few weeks to re-plaster and re-paint our entire house for free. The bastards! Can universal healthcare be far behind?

The catch - there's always a catch, isn't there - is that they will only paint the house in one of 45 ruling-junta-approved colors (famous American capitalist Martha Stewart offers paying customers a choice of over 350). Burro Hall, you see, was an historic edifice even before we started this site - it was standing before America even existed (and will be standing long after she's gone, the neighbors often tell us with a menacing grin) - and as part of the city's "Operation 'Oh, Shit, UNESCO's Coming!' 2009," they're trying to repaint the Centro in historically accurate colors. On the newly-plastered and white-washed wall of our next door neighbors' house is the neighborhood color chart.


So a couple of weeks ago our landlord dropped by for a surprise inspection, and we asked him which color he'd like us to have the house done in. "Oh, you decide," he says. How much do we love this guy! But of course no one moves to Mexico because they want to take on more responsibility and decision-making, so we're turning this over to the Great Unwashed Masses (that's you.) Vote for your favorite color in comments, or via email, and unless the landlord exercises his veto power, or we uncover evidence that ACORN has tampered with the election again, we'll abide by your decision. It's hard to tell exactly (we have to admit, several of these colors look identical to us), but we think the facade is currently A3.

Vote early and often.

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

Time for change - A9

M

s said...

I'll take D6 to block

Elizabeth said...

I vote B6--it will match the perro's tongue.

Anonymous said...

We all seem to heading toward the reds, might as well go blood red.... my vote: B9
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Lazlo Lozla said...

Does it have to be just one color? Could it be a main clear tone with accents in a darker one? Choices, choices...

jennifer rose said...

9B

ckg said...

Next year, when they reach our area, I like A4 for our house.

Chris

Dan said...

You sank my battleship!

Anonymous said...

The whole swatch thing is really pretty as is -- could they paint your building with all the little colored squares and leave off the numbers and letters? It might look like repeating tiles.

Anonymous said...

D6 would be my choice also. Muted yet aggressive. Conservative but with flair.

Jorge Arturo said...

D5 so you can change colour

Michelle said...

I like B6! Lovely colors.

Anonymous said...

By the way, what are the chances that they're actually gonna paint it the color you choose?
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Burro Hall said...

Oh, I'd say about 1 in 45. And apparently in the past few days some of the houses on the street have sprouted new paint swatches in colors different from these. So we may have to re-run this survey later on.