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The Devil Made Me Do It! (MLS Mayhem)

Ahhh…the Blooper Trooper is ba-a-a-ck! I simply never run out of material thanks to the MLS, the LA Times and other print media sources. Thanks to this week’s contributors: Janie Nagy of Manhattan Beach and Bruce Walter, my Hoosier State friend and contributor. It’s nice to know that the gaffs are not just in L.A. We have an image problem already! 

An Evil Wind Blows…

“Beautiful satan wallpaper in foyer” (No doubt it’s a flame print.)

“This house just oozes.” (Proudly offered by M. Night Shyamalan )

“You’ll love the satan sheen” (Not if you’re Denise Richards.)

“Fenced back yard for kids of animals to enjoy.” (That should please all those Italian soccer fans.)

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Fluff and Puff…

“Poof needs attention” (That’s why Boy George went to rehab.)

“You’ll find flagrant fruit trees…” (Isn’t that how George Michael traced his genealogy?)

“Lots of grass for the kiddies” (Welcome to Hollywood, folks!)

“Toke me home!” (It seems that reefer’s been smoked…)

It’s A Guy Thang

“Master off bed Walk to sports arena.” (Methinks a man wrote this…)

“No rear neighbors” (Well, we can’t all be Kim Kardashian, pal.)

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“Back yard with irritation” (Is he sitting in a lawn chair drinking a brewski?)


“This is a very homely property” (This is a very bonehead agent.)

“Good doof on house” (Big doof at keyboard.)

“Duplex in nice pucket of West Hollywood” (Buy two and then spew.)

“Single family residents are attached” (Talk about a close knit family!)

Head Scratcher of the Week

“Babbling stream and an FBI pole building” (What the hell does this even mean, you Hoosiers???)

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Indiana Autumn - Thanks Bruce!

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  1. Sheila Rasak

    November 12, 2010 at 10:51 am


    Way too early here for me to be spit-laughing at my computer! Thank you for keeping us in stitches!


  2. sfvrealestate

    November 12, 2010 at 11:05 am

    I was laughing so hard my coffee came out of my nose! I will redirect visitors to my blog to this site for a laugh.

  3. gwen banta

    November 12, 2010 at 2:47 pm

    Thanks Sheila and Judy – and thank you for re-directing. It’s always nice to pass the laughter forward.

  4. Paula Henry

    November 13, 2010 at 8:05 am

    Wow – some real satanic activity this week. I must not be a true Hoosier – since I can not explain the mystery, but you keep me laughing and very aware of what I put in the MLS. I don’t want to be featured here 🙂 Thanks again Gwen!

  5. gwen banta

    November 13, 2010 at 1:22 pm

    Thanks, Paula. If you figure it out, let us all know 🙂

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