Friday, December 5, 2008

I Smell A Sit-Com Premise

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"Hey Tom, want to come over for dinner?"

"Sure George. We can reminisce about the time I made you millions when I bought your baseball team at a premium after you raked taxpayers to build you a new stadium."

"Great, when you're done, I can tell you stories about how I broke the entire fucking world. Yeah, the world. I fucked the whole thing up. Pretty awesome when you think about it."

Okay, that's an artists rendering of the conversation with a bit of artistic license, but it might not be too far off as Tom Hicks, the über-popular (and possibly soon-to-be former) owner of Liverpool F.C. (as well as the Dallas Stars and Texas Rangers) is getting a new neighbor. It's the über-popular and certainly soon-to-be former President of the United States.

According to the Smoking Gun, W. bought new $2.07 million digs in Dallas.

While the Bush [1.13 acre] property certainly appears comfortable, it is dwarfed by the 20-acre estate it abuts. That sprawling property (seen here) is owned by billionaire investor Tom Hicks, who, in 1998, purchased the Texas Rangers from a partnership in which Bush held a stake (the deal netted the future president about $15 million). Hicks, 62, was a leading supporter of Rudolph Giuliani's presidential bid and hosted a fundraiser last year at his home--reportedly the largest in Dallas--for the former New York City mayor.

The linked pics show each house, the Google pic has them both in one view so you can get the full scope of how much more Hicks is compensating for his anatomical inadequacies. That's Hicks under the center mark in the middle with W slightly upper left of that.

Anyway, they're clearly not building and burning down love in this hood. But if you grab the street names (the Google tells me "Daria Pl.") you're probably still going to need the Flowers By Irene van if you want to avoid the guys in the black Continentals trailing you as you wind around the cul-de-sac.


Mike Georger said...


can anger cause strokes? if so call me bob dylan

Andrew said...

The line "a leading supporter of Rudolph Giuliani's presidential bid" should dismiss Hicks from any serious consideration to run anything ever in the future, again.

Bigger question: will we now see Double-U at Pizza Hut Park? He could do more as a soccer fan to help the world than as CinC.

The Fan's Attic said...

If Bush liked soccer, wouldn't the rest of the world just automatically not like soccer? I mean, isn't that what happens now?

That's a devious plan for the soccer haters.

ü75 said...

Heh. Gaywood.

Precious Roy said...

I totally missed Gaywood but did think it was all too appropriate that Hollow Way ran along the outside of both their properties.