When Aesthetes Attack


Down in Lauderhill, Florida, some homeowner had the nerve to paint his house purple and gold, the colors of his college fraternity. The neighbors weren't having it, and so tonight the local city council is voting on an ordinance that will force every resident to conform to Lauderhill's new "color palette" within three years (five, if they can show financial hardship), or face fines. Funniest (and scariest) quote from the Sun-Sentinel article:

"I've been in the color business for 20 years, and I've never known of anyone painting a house athletic royal purple," said [Margaret] Walch, director of the New York-based Color Association of the United States, which forecasts color trends in fashion and interior design. "Doing a house in purple is outrageous."