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By queensissy on Spite Houses, Ranked by Spite-ness

Ooh ooh! I visited the Alameda Spite house a while back. I didn't see "spite" inlaid in the front porch, but there is a nice stained glass window above the door that reads "Spite House."

http://www.flickr.com/photos/24286025@N00/11428118155/

Posted on December 17, 2013 at 9:11 pm 1

By Apocalypstick on Spite Houses, Ranked by Spite-ness

Madly cackling in vicarious spite. This is great.

Posted on December 16, 2013 at 5:56 pm 1

By bureaucrab on Spite Houses, Ranked by Spite-ness

"Excuse me, I'd like to return this jacket."

"Certainly. May I ask why?"

"For spite."

First thing that came to me. :D

Echoing others that I could not imagine committing to the time/effort/expense of building a spite house. However, I live in a rowhouse, and I can't stand my neighbors to one side, so I can take the easy road and simply consider my house to be a spiteful imposition on theirs. I'm blocking their view, yeah, that's it!

Posted on December 16, 2013 at 5:30 pm 2

By Brunhilde on Spite Houses, Ranked by Spite-ness

"The marriage was built to last but the house was built too small"

Posted on December 16, 2013 at 4:26 pm 4

By mynamebackwards on Spite Houses, Ranked by Spite-ness

the angry brother house is for rent on VRBO! http://www.vrbo.com/247506 this actually makes me want to go to Boston.

Posted on December 16, 2013 at 3:29 pm 3

By Julie the T on Spite Houses, Ranked by Spite-ness

This is great! Though I should point out, re: the point about "just windows in front and back" on the Hollensbury spite house - this is every row house that's not on the end of the row, in every city that has them (Philly, Baltimore, etc.) So that part's just the quirky nature of rowhouses, not something inherently spiteful about that particular design.

Posted on December 16, 2013 at 3:02 pm 3

By The Lady of Shalott on Spite Houses, Ranked by Spite-ness

Also wow, the spambots are getting out of control on this site.

Posted on December 16, 2013 at 2:54 pm 9

By The Lady of Shalott on Spite Houses, Ranked by Spite-ness

I have been angry--very angry indeed sometimes--and the thought of designing and building a house best suited for Flat Stanley still makes me cower and gawk at that level of rage.

cutting that side of the house off from sunlight, fresh air, and anything that isn’t a very angry brother going “THIS IS YOUR FAULT, YOU JACKASS.” Presumably. I think that's 100% correct. 100%.

More of this please!!!

Posted on December 16, 2013 at 2:35 pm 7

By Rock and Roll Ken Doll on The True Cost of "Santa Baby"

The request for checks! I love its unboundedness.

Posted on December 13, 2013 at 2:29 pm 6

By bureaucrab on Antoinette Tuff's 911 Call

"Tuffing it out": Responding to an intense, difficult situation with presence of mind, grace, and compassion.

Posted on August 22, 2013 at 11:35 am 15