|Of course, it will take a really big shovel|
But then a magic moment arrived. Upon being told by Dr. Sues that he "couldn't say that" about something, usually properly buttoned up Planning Commission member Manish Desai suddenly exploded and said, "I will say anything I want." And just like that the spell was broken. Adele Chang and Dr. Sues never recovered the control of that meeting they so badly needed to hustle their McBoxes. CETT hirelings, hear Sierra Madre roar.
After that the CETT SET was in complete retreat. Here is how the comments ran on this blog as Adele Chang's case collapsed in ruins around her ears:
AnonymousMarch 6, 2014 at 7:45 PM
It's Adele time! More crappy reconfigurations of the same old McMansions.
AnonymousMarch 6, 2014 at 7:47 PM
Good to see Adele is still talking down to the Planning Commission. That approach has worked so well for her over the last two years.
AnonymousMarch 6, 2014 at 7:51 PM
Adele hasn't made that McMansion any smaller. She has just attempted to disguise it.
AnonymousMarch 6, 2014 at 7:52 PM
It is not a cottage, Adele. It is one hell of a big barn.
AnonymousMarch 6, 2014 at 7:53 PM
She looks like Cruella DeVille.
AnonymousMarch 6, 2014 at 7:56 PM
I think the members of the Planning Commission will be sending a Bromance Bouquet of roses to Johnny Harabedian for hooking them up with another round of romantic evenings with Adele.
AnonymousMarch 6, 2014 at 8:02 PM
It's a whole new stupid approach. Showing pictures of quaint French cottages and claiming her new designs for three car garage McMansions are somehow the same.
AnonymousMarch 6, 2014 at 8:07 PM
Adele designs French cottages that look like an entire city block. Is Napoleon moving to Sierra Madre?
AnonymousMarch 6, 2014 at 8:13 PM
You've missed the point. Adele is a comedian. This is her bit.
AnonymousMarch 6, 2014 at 8:25 PM
John Hutt just told the PC that Adele's French cottages look like minimum security prisons.
AnonymousMarch 6, 2014 at 8:26 PM
He is good. Lose the fake facades. Quit pretending those houses come from France.
And on it went. The CETTlings were tossed, gored and left lying on the floor as a warning to the unwise.
But do you know what was even worse for the CETTs? After having to absorb about 30 minutes of some quite energetic Planning Commission venting, Adele Chang and Dr. Sues then had to hear their solution. And that was they needed to bury their cheesed up big box McMansions in the ground so nobody could see very much of them.
Something certainly not what an architect of Adele's advanced reputation is used to hearing. That isn't how people regard her work in other places (link). Not by a long shot.
Oh, alright. So they didn't say it quite that way. What the Planning Commission did do was revive their year-old "subterranean solution." Something that Adele claimed far too quickly to have not heard about before.
The idea being that CETT would need to bury much of their unseemly McBox "massing" below the ground, and only leave the upper level visible. All while designing that small part in a way that would blend in with the natural ambiance of our hillsides. Kind of like one of the Duck Dynasty guys in a camouflage suit. In other words, the PC told them make their creations as invisible to Sierra Madre as humanly possible.
It gets no better. I don't know how it was at your house, but here the missus and I just laughed and laughed. The best reality TV we've seen in months. It was that funny.
Noah Green gets even more post card criticism
There are some rumblings in the community about just how short a time Noah Green has lived in Sierra Madre. The commonly shared notion being that if someone wants to be elected to our City Council, which is the ultimate governmental authority in town, you need to have been here for at least a little while.
And what has made the situation worse is that on his campaign postcard Noah appears to have tried and airbrush away his unfortunate newbie status. Here is what he says:
Noah married his wife, and the couple moved to Sierra Madre several years ago.
The Merriam-Webster Dictionary definition of the word "several" goes like this:
sev·er·al - adjective \ˈsev-rəl, ˈse-və-\ : more than two but not very many.
Now this being The Tattler and all, we take this kind of stuff very seriously. Here is what one blog commenter had to say yesterday about this unfortunate situation.
Misrepresentation on a job application or a resume is a serious offense. Can't that get you fired, Mr. Green? Your post card lists you as having lived in Sierra Madre for several years. Were you renting before you bought your Woodland property June 2012? Why does this matter? Because it matters? Yesterday some post asked why it matters? Well, you seriously need some connection with the town you want to represent and that only comes with investing time in the community. Save the fluff. Not interested!
It would seem that Mr. Green has not lived here for the several years he claims. It also appears that he hasn't even been residing in town for a couple of them.