Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Pentagon Considers Other-Shaped Building

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Officials have determined unanimously that the five-sided polygon shaped Pentagon needs to be replaced. Sources say that the government is considering erecting an other-shaped replacement.

“We have considered a triangular pentagon,” said Mark Datel, a member of the Pentagon Design Committee. “Other shapes we looked at for the new pentagon were cube, parallelogram, and dome.”

The prevailing trend in design suggestions is toward polygons with a minimum of three sides and a truly infinite number maximum sides.

“Our biggest concern right now is that the whole Pentagon is decorated with five-sided polygonal tables and picture frames,” explained Datel. “Those things would all look really weird in a non-five-sided Pentagon.”

Included with this article is an artist’s conception of the most popular design.

“You see, the dome shape was inspired by other domes,” noted Jae Ehrenhaft, designer of the Pentagon-dome. “And it gets the approval of one, very happy, saluting General Douglas MacArthur. Yes, he died in the sixties, but he would have loved my Pentagon-dome.”

The proposed development of a replacement Pentagon would cost hundreds of millions of dollars of tax-payer money, provoking a negative response from many tax-payers.

“They are just going to have to settle for a normal shaped pentagon,” stated an outraged tax-payer. “Like square, my house is square, and it works out just fine.”