One of Brian’s Favorite Quotes
The problem with defending the purity of the English language is that English is about as pure as a cribhouse whore. We don’t just borrow words; on occasion, English has pursued other languages down alleyways to beat them unconscious and rifle their pockets for new vocabulary.”
— James D. Nicoll
HOUSE OF THE DAY: A Guy With A Pirate Fetish Is Selling His Insane Caribbean Mansion For $35 Million
An anonymous and very wealthy homeowner with an apparent pirate obsession is selling his pirate-themed villa on the island of St. Thomas for a grand $35 million.
Called Villa Whydah, it’s ben described by its owner as “the retirement home of a pirate who surrounds himself
Named after a pirate ship that sank in 1717, Whydah sits on the western tip of St. Thomas with views of Botany Bay, the Atlantic Ocean, and the Caribbean Sea. Not only does the 19,000-square-foot home have helipad access, two guest homes, and a caretaker house, but it’s fully-outfitted with every bell and whistle someone could dream up.
It comes with six bedrooms, eight bathrooms, and a custom-tiled pool and spa. The mansion is also outfitted with top-notch security and a Crestron System that allows you to control every aspect of the home’s electronics, lighting, and temperature from anywhere in the world on your smart phone.
Essentially, it’s the perfect place to store your treasure. Lee Steiner at has the listing.