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   Well, in fairness to the construction crew, "carefully rennovate" DOES sound a lot like "completely demolish"

05 Dec 2012 11:05 AM   |   10070 clicks   |   Bozeman Daily Chronicle
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colinspooky    [TotalFark]  
I hate it when I mix up "oi, get off me" for "yes, that would be most nice".

05 Dec 2012 10:48 AM
Magorn    [TotalFark]  
Well if went down anything like it would have in the US, It started with the owner giving orders to the head contractor with a thick Russian accent. The Contractor bored and only half listening nodded a lot and said "sure, sure, boss, no problem we'll take care of it". Then he handed the Job off with vague instructions to a sub, who promptly rounded up half-a-dozen guys standing around in front of the local 7-11 to do the actual work, and trusted his foreman, who kinda speaks the worker's language a little bit, to give them instructions on what to do.

05 Dec 2012 10:55 AM
Galemp     
Useless without pics.

05 Dec 2012 11:07 AM
Ro     
they'd better have enough insurance

05 Dec 2012 11:08 AM
ChipNASA    [TotalFark]  

Galemp: Useless without pics.


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05 Dec 2012 11:10 AM
Agent Smiths Laugh    [TotalFark]  
You know who else completely demolished things in France?

05 Dec 2012 11:10 AM
Hack Patooey    [TotalFark]  
Russian "businessman" Dmitry Stroskin

Businessman, eh? I think a construction company is about to be short a few workers/supervisors.

05 Dec 2012 11:11 AM
Langdon_777     
Clever way to remove a heritage listed property - "Oops sorry, my mistake."

05 Dec 2012 11:12 AM
JPSimonetti     
Why didn't they mention who the construction company was? That's a bit odd. I mean, they're the ones to blame (supposedly), so it seems like their name would be in the first sentence.

05 Dec 2012 11:15 AM
Breathe Laugh Twitch     
Well, the owner is a Russian 'businessman', so under no circumstances should anyone assume that this situation was an accident.

Step 1: Buy rotting Chateau.
Step 2: Talk up your plans to renovate it.
Step 3: Hire a contractor and pay him extra (or perhaps less) to 'accidentally' demolish it.
Step 4: Collect insurance money.
Step 5: Rebuild an exact replica, which will therefore be new and modern and reliable and warm and quiet.
Step 6: ???
Step 7: Profit !!

05 Dec 2012 11:16 AM
cgraves67     

Agent Smiths Laugh: You know who else completely demolished things in France?


Romans, English, Franks, Goths, Huns, Norse, various other Germanic tribes? Did I miss any? Americans did a good job of trashing it in liberating it too. At this point, it's kind of a tradition.

05 Dec 2012 11:17 AM
Fark Rye For Many Whores     

Agent Smiths Laugh: You know who else completely demolished things in France?


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05 Dec 2012 11:22 AM
Foundling     
If it wasn't Baroque before, it sure is now!

05 Dec 2012 11:24 AM
The Goon Show     
Did these guys branch out? I hope they at least broke even.

05 Dec 2012 11:27 AM
vudukungfu    [TotalFark]  

Galemp: Useless without pics.


The Château was demolished in 1823
Or tinotypes

05 Dec 2012 11:28 AM
forgotmydamnusername     
The "rebuild an exact replica" bit will be problematic. Materials become unavailable. Extraordinarily labor intensive methods were often used, which few people, or in some cases maybe even no people, know how to do anymore. It will have to meet modern building codes, too. That said, when you go to renovate or remodel an existing building, sometimes it does end up seeming like it would have been easier to just blow the farker up and start over.

05 Dec 2012 11:30 AM
The Goon Show     
Did these guys branch out? I hope they at least broke even. (Now with a link)

05 Dec 2012 11:31 AM
Void_Beavis     

Breathe Laugh Twitch: Well, the owner is a Russian 'businessman', so under no circumstances should anyone assume that this situation was an accident.

Step 1: Buy rotting Chateau.
Step 2: Talk up your plans to renovate it.
Step 3: Hire a contractor and pay him extra (or perhaps less) to 'accidentally' demolish it.
Step 4: Collect insurance money.
Step 5: Rebuild an exact replica, which will therefore be new and modern and reliable and warm and quiet.
Step 6: ???
Step 7: Profit !!


So much this.

This was no mistake. It was an elaborate insurance scam.

05 Dec 2012 11:32 AM
Happy Hours     
140,000 square feet. That's fairly mind-boggling. You'd think that when getting an estimate for the demolition the price might have raised an eyebrow.

05 Dec 2012 11:35 AM
CygnusDarius     
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As an architect... I have to say...

05 Dec 2012 11:35 AM
Pelvic Splanchnic Ganglion     

Agent Smiths Laugh: You know who else completely demolished things in France?


Your mom?

05 Dec 2012 11:36 AM
CygnusDarius     
BILLIONS AND BILLIONS OF FARK!

05 Dec 2012 11:36 AM
Krieghund     

Langdon_777: Clever way to remove a heritage listed property - "Oops sorry, my mistake."


Yeah, that was my first thought as well.

05 Dec 2012 11:37 AM
special20    [TotalFark]  
We will recover, and rebuild her underground!
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05 Dec 2012 11:37 AM
Musikslayer     

Langdon_777: Clever way to remove a heritage listed property - "Oops sorry, my mistake."


Yup. Sounds like it was intentional at some level

05 Dec 2012 11:39 AM
spyderqueen     

Musikslayer: Langdon_777: Clever way to remove a heritage listed property - "Oops sorry, my mistake."

Yup. Sounds like it was intentional at some level


That is my general conclusion whenever I hear something like that.

05 Dec 2012 11:42 AM
drb9     
Maybe the instructions should have been in English. Fewer and fewer people speak a foreign language these days.

05 Dec 2012 11:43 AM
GreyWolf007     

05 Dec 2012 11:48 AM
rocketpants    [TotalFark]  
* carefully renovate

dumbass.

05 Dec 2012 11:48 AM
stuffy     
Russian businessman Dmitry Stroskin, to clean up the manor and restore it to its former baroque glory

Well it's definitely baroque now.
I know I know I'll go sit in the corner.

05 Dec 2012 11:51 AM
Devolving_Spud     
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Impressed.

05 Dec 2012 11:58 AM
Biness     
I call bullshiat. I bet he couldn't renovate as extensively as he wanted, so he staged the accident. Gets around any laws protecting historical structures.

05 Dec 2012 11:59 AM
Biness     

Biness: I call bullshiat. I bet he couldn't renovate as extensively as he wanted, so he staged the accident. Gets around any laws protecting historical structures.


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OR ITS JUST A COVER FOR FRENCH BATMAN!

Je suis homme chauve-souris

05 Dec 2012 12:00 PM
Too Pretty For Prison     

Magorn: Well if went down anything like it would have in the US, It started with the owner giving orders to the head contractor with a thick Russian accent. The Contractor bored and only half listening nodded a lot and said "sure, sure, boss, no problem we'll take care of it". Then he handed the Job off with vague instructions to a sub, who promptly rounded up half-a-dozen guys standing around in front of the local 7-11 to do the actual work, and trusted his foreman, who kinda speaks the worker's language a little bit, to give them instructions on what to do.


It seems we hired the same company to remodel our kitchen. Long story short, we moved out for 3 weeks to let them do their thing and get the big surprise effect when it was ready. The wrong cabinets were delivered - which nobody seemed to notice, so they just went ahead and installed what could fit and left the rest in the garage for us. It took 2 months to get it fixed - and they actually had the balls to try to bill us for having the redo some of the drywall and paint. I've been a DIY'er ever since.

05 Dec 2012 12:13 PM
JohnCarter     
What the "exact" replica will end up looking like

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05 Dec 2012 12:14 PM
BigNumber12     
Now we're even for the burning of the White House, you cheese-eating surrender monkeys!

05 Dec 2012 12:15 PM
Your Boss     
"carefully rennovate" DOES sound (and look) a lot like "carefully renovate"

/subbyfail

05 Dec 2012 12:18 PM
stratagos    [TotalFark]  

BigNumber12: Now we're even for the burning of the White House, you cheese-eating surrender monkeys!


Oh how I wish I could be certain you were joking

05 Dec 2012 12:30 PM
DerAppie     
In a few years when I'm a rich man I'll never send out orders to demolish and renovate something on the same terrain at once. At least I learned that much on Fark.

05 Dec 2012 12:31 PM
stratagos    [TotalFark]  

ChipNASA: Galemp: Useless without pics.


Since no one else commented, I wanted you to know that I, at least, found this amusing

05 Dec 2012 12:31 PM
master_of_rayality     
Foundling

If it wasn't Baroque before, it sure is now!

*slow, appreciative clap*

05 Dec 2012 12:51 PM
WTP 2     
carefully renovate
carefully run over it
its a jersey thing

05 Dec 2012 01:27 PM
MrZoner     
You'll thank me later

05 Dec 2012 01:38 PM
netringer    [TotalFark]  
What about me?
The deal for the monstrosity next door was "No trees will be removed" which they heard as "All trees will be removed."

05 Dec 2012 01:59 PM
klaybc     

Devolving_Spud: [images4.wikia.nocookie.net image 320x240]

Impressed.


Now don't you worry one bit, we'll get this sorted. Lick of paint here, lick of paint there...

05 Dec 2012 02:10 PM
BigNumber12     

netringer: The deal for the monstrosity next door was "No trees will be removed" which they heard as "All trees will be removed."



Wonder if Saruman becoming somewhat deaf? Told him I was hoping we could delineate boundaries of relationship, instead he defoliated Isengard.

05 Dec 2012 02:16 PM
irishjihad     

JohnCarter: What the "exact" replica will end up looking like

[www.digsdigs.com image 554x570]


I usually hate "modern" architecture, but that's actually kind of cool looking. Where is that?

05 Dec 2012 02:36 PM
remus     

BigNumber12: netringer: The deal for the monstrosity next door was "No trees will be removed" which they heard as "All trees will be removed."


Wonder if Saruman becoming somewhat deaf? Told him I was hoping we could delineate boundaries of relationship, instead he defoliated Isengard.


Just pray he does not alter the deal further...

05 Dec 2012 03:27 PM
tinyarena     
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Bomb New York City!? Of course we not gonna bomb New York City.
Why would we? We didn't tear it down,,,look,,who is this? I got stuff to do."

05 Dec 2012 03:48 PM
Okieboy     
master_of_rayality
2012-12-05 12:51:30 PM

Foundling

If it wasn't Baroque before, it sure is now!

*slow, appreciative clap*


Seconded

05 Dec 2012 04:40 PM
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