Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Portable Toilets

You know my issue with Port-a-potties? They are just too damn impersonal. Now a Port-a-potty with an attendant: That's more my style. Here is the solution:

Coming soon to a concert/festival near you.

Friday, December 24, 2010


Don't ask me how, but I came across this video on YouTube:

Keep in mind that you have to pay $2 for this app.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Gulliver's Travels

I don't know the details of this story, but at the same time I emphatize with Gulliver. You see, I went walking with my mom the other day and had a similar experience. Here is my proof:

This world was just like ours, only smaller, as you can see by the tiny toilet I am standing next to. Unfortunately, we had to leave, and fast. I may have accidentally stepped on one of my hosts.

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Scared the Shit Out of Me

Someone in Japan found a way to make their customers use the restroom in a timely, efficient manner.

Pretty hysterical stuff.

[Thanks Rachele!]

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Jungle Jim's Restrooms

I thought this was pretty creative. Check out this store's bathrooms:

Pretty gross, eh?

Well here is what's inside those port-o-potties:

Thursday, December 9, 2010

The Worst Bathroom In New York City

New York Times article caught my eye today: It was written by a journalist that has been covering the worst of New York's housing. This is her description of the worst bathroom she came across.

When he opened the door to his apartment, I was hit with an overpowering smell of moisture. Justin said that a pipe had burst last January, gushing enough scalding water to turn the bathroom into a mold-filled, 24-hour steam room. Water damage had wrecked the floors. They were so rotted that you could dip your arm up to your elbow into the floorboard below the toilet. Meanwhile, huge chunks of the ceiling were missing, and you could see into the rafters above...

That bathroom was the worst I had ever seen in New York. It looked like a hurricane had hit it (I’m from Florida; I’ve seen a water-logged bathroom after a hurricane, and Lorillard was just as bad)...

A few days later, I pulled the building’s violation report. The landlord was supposed to have certified that the bathroom was fixed two days before, but hadn’t bothered. (It would take four more months, until April of this year — April! — for the city to complete the repairs.) I also took a look at its 311 records. Two hundred and sixty two calls had been made by Lorillard residents that year. Daniel, the new father, did in fact register 12 311 complaints on a single day in May; 11 on a single day in June. Justin and his mother, on the other hand, had made only one 311 call — back in January, to report the broken sink pipes and the collapsing ceiling in the bathroom.

I don't think I need a picture of this one.

Here is the full article

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Medieval Business

On my recent trip to Europe, my parents and I went to a medieval reenactment near where we were staying in southern France. Here are a few photos:

Ever wondered where a knight goes to the bathroom? Brooks found the answer in Lisbon:

Of course! They just pee on the side of the castle!


We've already seen how to camouflage a toilet. Just replace it with a metal hole in the ground! This, however, is an example of a camouflaged sink. If you look closely at the following photo you can see the camo-sink in its natural habitat (a Thai restaurant in New York):

Seguin writes, "5 out of 8 people using this bathroom could not find the sink...kind of defeats the purpose when no one in your restaurant can wash their hands."

Haha, gross.....

(The water comes out of one of the bamboo stalks that has a utility handle on top.)

PS: Look at the second photo, with seemingly two toilets. It took me about 10 seconds to realize that the background was simply a mirror and not a view into the neighboring stall.