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"We're Outlawing Magic"

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Heh. Not exactly. In fact, we're pretty sure magic isn't mentioned in LA building codes but that's what Les Firestein said when he was told to halt construction on the 100 sq. ft. tree house he and his wife are building for their 18 month old. It isn't exactly a treehouse of horror but his next door neighbor is concerned for privacy.

Particularly, it seems, privacy to get it on in his hot tub or pool without little rug rats peeking and snickering from the neighbor's yard. That Firestein would portray him and the city as the grinch who stole nature fun sounds like dirty pool to us. The city inspector isn't even sure the treehouse is structurally sound and safe yet.

Besides, the kid isn't even in her terrible twos yet...what's the big deal about taking the time to bring it up to code? She probably can't even say tree yet.

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File this under people with too much time and money on their hands.