LA Times columnist Joel Stein wants to install a urinal in his home--just for kicks--but at least two real estate agents advise him against the move. Why? Because the urinal will make it harder for Stein to resell his home (the porcelain half-shells remind ladies of prisons, for starters). Another feature that turns off buyers, discovers our columnist, is a hot tub in the middle of the master bedroom; all of this is news that just confirms that we're living in an era of heightened resell pressure and absolutely no fun at all.
· The impossible dream [LA Times]