Wednesday, May 2, 2012


US Housing Crisis Creates Thousands of Struggling Nightclubs

In Rancho Santa Fe a vacant home in the 18000 block of Avenida Alondra was targeted. The $5 million – 10,000 square foot mansion was host to nearly 400 teenagers. Deputies found drugs, alcohol and a live DJ.

Apparently, kids are still throwing parties in big houses meant for adults, except now they've found some that don't come with any furniture, antique photographs, or shampoo bottles to do anything to. Back in my day, we stuck to abandoned, carpetless, auto factories — and hotels that used to host visitors to said auto factories. The youth of today have it too easy, is what I'm saying. [via]

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"Deputies found drugs, alcohol and a live DJ."

I'm picturing the DJ squirming around on the floor completely disoriented as the cops enter an empty party house. "Look! It's alive!"


@Amphora Hahaha, yeah, that phrasing made me snort too.


@wee_ramekin Yeah. You leave it at just "DJ." When you specify there was a "live DJ," the assumption is that you typically find a "dead DJ" at these scenes.


Still very well done. :)@t

Barry Grant

"or shampoo bottles to do anything to"

Um, what?


@Barry Grant Fill with Nair? Dump in the expensive fountain in the patio? I'm completely out of mischief that requires shampoo bottles?


@Barry Grant You're cute.


@wharrgarbl Pee in them?


@wharrgarbl When I got robbed by junkies years ago, they took my Garnier shampoo and conditioner. They somehow failed to find my checks.

fondue with cheddar

@wharrgarbl Make a bong? Yeah, I'm going to go with make a bong.

Barry Grant

@JessicaLovejoy Gee whiz! Thanks!


Maybe we could combine this with those Swedish lunch disco parties?



Swedish lunch disco? What did I miss? That sounds fantastic!



Genghis Khat

@okay_okay_okay ARE YOU? Because that's how I spent the early thousands, and I was just planning my glorious return for DEMF this year with my friends.

Jane Marie

@okay_okay_okay no, but within driving distance to the packard plant :)


@Genghis Khat I grew up in West Michigan, but I'm homesick just get really excited/squeal-y whenever Michigan comes up on the internet. DEMF! Jealous! What a good opportunity to wear lots of neon!


I'm picturing him sitting in the evidence room, labeled "DJ."


@JessicaLovejoy "I'm pretty sure this violates habeas corpus, dude." "Not if we classify you as evidence instead of a witness!"


18 U.S.C. §3144!


@josiahg You can't keep material witnesses in closets, though.


Holy crap, I lived 'on the other side of the tracks' from that neighborhood in high school. This is really not a new phenomenon.


"It's the one thing you can't replace."


I feel like such a loser. I did nothing but watch TGIF on Friday nights and Saturday nights I'd wait for my parents to go to bed so I could watch "Silk Stalkings" on USA.

I did teenager wrong.



Me too. If I wasn't at the library until it closed or reading in my room with the door open, my best friend and I were watching Star Wars for the eighteenth time and rewriting "Baby Got Back" to be about Jabba the Hutt.

fondue with cheddar



@Slutface Silk Stalkings! yes!

baked bean

@Slutface Um yes please. Preferably a recording.


Am I the only seeing-comprehension-impaired person who looked at the photo like 5 times before realizing it wasn't a homeless pet potbellied pig in a coat made of paper bags?

ms. alex

@vunder You're not the only one, I did it too!


@vunder ah yeah, me too. and I had to scroll back up and look at it to make sure it wasn't a pig. um.

Elvis Costello's Spectacles

@vunder I just came down here to check I wasn't the only one who thought that!

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