For those looking to invest in a little real estate, here is a real deal; the US Government’s office of Property Disposal is taking sealed bids for Johnston Atoll, all 625 acres of it. Yes, just what every savvy investor looks for, a tiny mid Pacific island liberally sprinkled with plutonium and chemical weapon debris and with every habitable structure razed to the ground.
Johnston Atoll has an interesting history for the last one hundred years; naval base, nuclear test site, chemical weapons dump, and wildlife refuge.
Somebody put up a great bit from the Kevin Smith DVD A Evening with Kevin Smith, covering his college speaking tour in the late nineties. He was briefly associated with writing the script for a Superman remake, and he has some great stories to tell about the experience.