We got to stroll around Fox Studios, where my brother works. We went on a weekend day when there aren’t any tours going on. It’s a surprisingly small lot:
A couple of the many Houses That Groening Built. Seriously, The Simpsons buildings are like, half the lot.
Even though Futurama has moved to Comedy Central, the show and David X. Cohen still have reserved spaces on the Fox lot:
“New York City”
The cute little bungalows where starlets under contract to Fox used to live (including many mistresses of studio executives).
While people might still be screwing in them, the buildings are just offices now.
Rupert Murdoch apparently has a thing about the ducks that nest near his office. The first sign reads “CAUTION: DUCK CROSSING”. The next one reads, “PLEASE DO NOT FEED THE DUCKS”.
So the official Fox policy regarding ducks is basically The Prime Directive.
For some reason, there is topiary everywhere. No matter how hard I pressed him, my brother couldn’t give me an adequate explanation as to why.
I smell a conspiracy.
Penguins, a deer, a cello.
What does it mean, Rupert? What are you trying to tell me?