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Warning Label On Columns

"This is an architectural column. It is used solely for decoration...
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..and structural support of this edifice.

It in no way indicates anything about the occupants of this building other than their current column-supplemented-building-dweller status. No assumptions should be made that this or any other column is somehow linked to, or is indicative of the following traits of the people within these premises:

Ability, Intelligence, Honesty, Leadership skills

Further, it should be noted that column festooned buildings can house all manner of deplorable individuals who may use the sense of awe these columns instill in a gullible public to assist them in getting away with a wide array of misdeeds, from minor social injustice, to corruption to outright inhuman barbarism, war, destruction and human degradation.

Good, just and intelligent people may dwell within a column adorned structure but such traits should not be assumed simply by the existence of this, or any other architectural element.

doctorremulac3, Nov 01 2013

An example of odious, wicked and bad columns http://www.google.c...1t:429,r:2,s:0,i:87
These are particularly heinous [doctorremulac3, Nov 01 2013]

Slave plantation http://www.google.c...:429,r:14,s:0,i:123
[doctorremulac3, Nov 01 2013]

Stalin loved them... http://www.google.c...0,i:82&tx=91&ty=114
[doctorremulac3, Nov 01 2013]

Khmer Rouge... http://www.google.c...:429,r:31,s:0,i:177
Ok, you get the idea. [doctorremulac3, Nov 01 2013]


       Damn. I was just about to post this exact same idea.
MaxwellBuchanan, Nov 01 2013

       If such signs were put up, it would be a columnity …
8th of 7, Nov 02 2013

       What if there's five columns?
normzone, Nov 02 2013

       Then you're Napoleon, and we claim our five dollars.
8th of 7, Nov 02 2013

       Use pillars instead!
pocmloc, Nov 02 2013

       Discovered by Columnbus?
Ling, Nov 02 2013

       The people who hide behind a facade of columns surely act with columnious disregard for their fellow man.
UnaBubba, Nov 02 2013

       And while we're at it can we drop this silent N nonsense?
doctorremulac3, Nov 03 2013

MaxwellBuchanan, Nov 03 2013

       This looks like a job for... Columnbo.   

       Right! In the pillory with the lot of you!
pocmloc, Nov 04 2013

       Column what you will, but don't forget they keep the roof over your head.
swimswim, Nov 04 2013

       A capital idea ...
8th of 7, Nov 04 2013

       And don't even get me started on pilasters.
doctorremulac3, Nov 04 2013

       Why, would that constitute an im-pediment ?
8th of 7, Nov 04 2013

       This is right out of order.
pocmloc, Nov 04 2013

       ^I got that.
MaxwellBuchanan, Nov 04 2013


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