Several times a year the Atlantic Ocean hurls whirrling monster death storms at our South East. As American troops are currently busy with Iraq and Afghanistan, we can’t spare any to wage war on this, our long-term adversary no matter how great of threat it presents to our national security. We see $Jillions, if not $Bajillions of property damage as a result of its relentless if predictably seasonal attacks.
Assuming the Atlantic Ocean will continue to harass our borders, and there really is no evidence to show an inclination on its part to reduce such activity, rebuilding square houses with wooden roofs directly in the path of future storms seems a little, well, stupid.
Has anyone even tried making An aerodynamic home on a large swivel base? It wouldn’t be a box-shaped house because you want to reduce wind resistance. Keeping in mind a Jetliner routinely withstands wind speeds far beyond the wildest tropical storm, why not emulate this design? Mounting the house on a large swivel (think “Tank Turret”) would allow it to always face into the wind. An absence of eaves and crevices on the leading edge of the house would significantly reduce damage caused by wind-blown debris. Shucks, 3/4 inch glass windows on the leading edge/living room would even welcome the otherwise dumb tradition of hurricane parties.
I know I’ve previously confessed to idiocy in no uncertain terms, but why is this not done?