Bunker

This is really cool. Straight out of a James Bond movie:

Zack-Morris-PhoneMan… the worst part would be no cellphone reception from inside :P  How are you supposed to throw sick ‘grams up #CheyenneChillin?  Maybe the antenna on the Zach Morris Motorola would be enough to at least call for pizza though?

The military bunker complex has all the things you would expect… blast doors, isolated water supply, it’s own power plant, heating and cooling system.  Formerly the center for the United States Space Command and NORAD monitored the air space of Canada and the United States through a world-wide system for missiles, space systems, and foreign aircraft through its early-warning system. Since 2008, NORAD and the United States Space Command have been based at Peterson Air Force Base and the complex, re-designated as an air force station, is used for flight crew training and as a back-up command center if required.

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I have somewhat of an obsession with loft and bunker living.  I’d fix mine up way more than the ones in the video, but they’re still cool.  That hippy guy was starting to piss me off by the end of the video.

For 2 million dollars a floor for that one place though I’d probably opt for a top floor penthouse style place rather than below ground.  The fact that your ventilation has to come from above ground and exhaust pushed out above ground always kind of worries me… it seems possible for someone to easily smoke/chem you out.  Am I right?  Maybe there is some sort of protection against that?

20th Century Castles is the place that is selling these.  They have a seriously outdated website with a real lack of pictures, but I’m still hooked.

I laughed when I saw you had to order the “video tours” on VHS or DVD.  Ahaha what is this 1992?  Also, having google ads on a company website?  That’s tacky as hell.  Do they really need that extra 23 cents in revenue every month? I guess the answer to that is “maybe” because it doesn’t seem like these things sell that quick.

Make sure to check out the awesome article on the topic from the makers of the video over at TheVerge.

Anyone know someone that lives in one of these?  Got an obsession of your own with underground fortresses?

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Some of you might remember the actual sandbag couch I posted about HERE.

A Jerusalem based industrial designer took that concept and ran with it:

I actually like the look of it.  Looks like it would be hell if you lost something out of your pocket, or had to vacuum it though.

As usual … queue the hilarious “purpose of” explanation…

The home becomes a “closed military zone” that in its comfort can diminish the natural defense mechanism. This exhibition raises the questions of security, anxiety, home and sense of security, at times when soldiers and civilians play equal part in the confrontation. This could be the confrontation with our enemies or the confrontation within us, between our primal behaviors and the tamed ones.

ROFL those never disappoint.

The designer Ezri Tarazi has a few other neat things on his site that he made out of old ammunition boxes you should make sure to check out (HERE).

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Arming all the passengers on flights?  With the right choice of ammo, works for me!  Sounds like Archie could have prevented 9/11.

As you know i’m a big advocate for arming everyone that isn’t a criminal (or mentally unstable). In the “gun free zones” the criminals obviously have the upper hand.

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Coming up on a new episode of Southpark on March 17, 2010:

 

This is in reference to an investigation into a Blackwater employee, who in September of 2008 allegedly withdrew hundreds of AK-47s from an Armory in Afghanistan named “Bunker 22” and signed for them under the name “Eric Cartman”. (Source)

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