Tuesday, June 5, 2012

I Think I Found My Retirement Place

In the emails from friends today, a "secret" NATO submarine base in Norway is for sale:
According to Yahoo, NATO spent almost half a billion dollars building this thing, and is willing to sell it for $17.3 million. 
The full above-ground space measures 13,500 square meters, including the opening at the side of the mountain. It's the 25,000-square meter space within the mountain that makes it oh-so-interesting, though. While you'll find mundane rooms like ordinary offices inside the property, it also has a dry dock for submarines and boats as well as a tunnel system, because no hideout or lair is ever complete without them.
Gosh, 38,500 square meters of living space.   I don't even have 38,500 square feet of space.  Not even 3850 square feet in the house.  I could use a lair.  Why is it that only super villains get to have lairs?

The way I figure it I should just be able to say that I basically have the financing.  You know how the President said the border fence was "basically done", when the DHS said almost 5% was built?  Well  I basically have $17.3 million by that standard.  OK, not really.  I basically basically have $17.3 million by that standard.  If basically basically = 5% of 5%...


6 comments:

Kerodin said...

Norway is beautiful country, great fishing...

Kerodin
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Underground Carpenter said...

Yo GB,

If I added my 5% of 5% to yours and we used derivatives for collateral, we could probably swing this.

Dave

Penny Pincher said...

Just get about 500 people to go in on it with you.

Penny Pincher said...

With 500 people I bet we could take it. LOL

Graybeard said...

You guys are great!

DirtCrashr said...

O. M. G. Nirvana! Subamrines AND Norwegian chicks!! Be still my heart.