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Just above the Rodana comment --

Manchester ... What do you think?
Clever. Like being named Pittsburg or Schenectady

Schenectady! There ya go! Or maybe Schoharie, Altamont, or Delmar. So many "good" ones.

"Sure, they could have built three buildings for the same price, but those buildings would be functional and non-leaking."

As somebody who works in one of these nonfunctional, leaking monstrosities: Touche.

One of these days I should try to download a copy of "Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head" for the office computer. Every time we get a heavy rain, somebody on the fourth floor gets to sing this song. I've taken a couple of turns at this in the last three years, and there is at least one tile above my desk that has signs of water damage.

By Eric Lund (not verified) on 06 Apr 2008 #permalink