Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Toilet Replacement Lids - Exploding toilets spark recall of flushing system - This Old Toilet - 650-483-1139
The Series 503 Flushmate III system is affected. Pic: USCPSC
Wednesday, February 19, 2014
Toilet Replacement Lids - This Could Be the World's Most Awkward Bathroom - This Old Toilet - 650-483-1139
IS THIS PLANET EARTH'S STRANGEST TOILET CONFIGURATION?
A week ago, Simon Landau was eating at an Indian restaurant in northwest D.C. when he decided to use the bathroom. He walked into the facilities and was brought short by this incredible stall design: Two toilets facing each other and separated by a space of mere feet, as if the restaurant was encouraging people to hold philosophical dialogues while dropping deuces. Landau, who works at local TV station WUSA 9, snapped this picture of what he calls"undoubtedly the weirdest public restroom I've ever seen in my entire life":
"When I walked in I was briefly confused and then started cracking up," he tells Toilet Tuesday. "There was a lock on the door so I just locked up and it was fine. I guess when it comes to that bathroom, timing is everything."
It turns out these buddy toilets have already enthralled a select group of D.C. foodies. "Notice how many patrons exit the restroom smiling?" asks "Giant Shrimp" on food forum DonRockwell.com, who adds that the owner, who inherited the bathroom when he opened the restaurant, has joked: "I should have added a chess set." And on Yelp, Peter M. says: "If I didn't know any better I might think that there is some strange Indian custom where after a meal you carry the conversation to the bathroom and continue talking face to face...."
OR IS THIS THE WEIRDEST TOILET?
There's not much to say about this public loo next to a Belarus highway, except that 1) somebody really needs to hire a janitor for it, and 2) you better have a healthy tolerance for voyeurism before undoing your belt:
by John Metcalfe
Tuesday, February 11, 2014
Bobsleigher Quinn said his bathroom door had become 'jammed'
Lots of direction
Take a number or being social takes a new meaning
Wednesday, February 5, 2014
Toilet Replacement Lids - One World Trade Center's Bathrooms Already Have Obnoxious Graffiti - This Old Toilet - 650-483-1139
DUBIOUS 9/11 TRIBUTES, IN NEW YORK
Everything is officially back to normal in lower Manhattan. More than a decade after the terrorists attacked, the former site of the Twin Towers is home to a soon-to-be-opened skyscraper whose bathrooms are preemptively covered with racist, sexist and just plain disgusting graffiti.
The sorry state of the temporary construction loos, located on every fifth floor of the 104-storyOne World Trade Center, was exposed this weekend by the Daily News in a story headlined "TOWER OF HATE." While such bathroom bigotry is common throughout the city – indeed, the entire world – it's rather dismaying to see it appearing on such a sacred site. As one tourist told the newspaper: "People died here. I don’t like this. It makes me sad."
The marker musings at 1 WTC hit all the loathsome classics: "Whites only," "Woman don’t belong in construction!" and "Where’s Obama’s birth certificate!!!!" Then there are odder contributions like "Irish take a bath ya smelly f---s" and a guessing game for Jerry Sandusky's youngest victim. It's worth nothing the existence of inspirational messages, too, such as "God bless America" and the hopeful prediction that Obama himself scrawled on a nearby steel beam: "We come back stronger!" But the good stuff represents "1 percent of what's written," an anonymous source told the News. "The other 99 percent is all negative s---."