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PostPosted: 23-02-2007 00:22    Post subject: Toilet Talk Reply with quote

Again from AOL News. The last sentence in this artical cracked me up, I just had to share:

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'Toilet talk' shocks drinkers

US drinkers face a shock when the "porcelain god" finally answers their prayers.

New Mexico transport department has planted 500 talking urinal devices in men's toilets in bars across the state.

The motion-sensitive device says in a woman's voice: "Hey, big guy. Having a few drinks? Think you had one too many? Then it's time to call a cab or call a sober friend for a ride home. Remember, your future is in your hand."



Laughing
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PostPosted: 23-02-2007 22:38    Post subject: Reply with quote

"Motion-sensitive device!"

Hello there, big-boy! Taking a dump in the wee-trough again? Why not call Sam's Taxis and wipe your arse on his upholstery?

This information service brought to you by Bert's Taxis! Smile
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PostPosted: 24-02-2007 22:51    Post subject: Reply with quote

Glad I don't have the job of changing the batteries.
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PostPosted: 25-02-2007 01:24    Post subject: Reply with quote

OldTimeRadio wrote:
Glad I don't have the job of changing the batteries.


Nah, it's just a wee job. Piece of piss, etc... Laughing
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PostPosted: 25-02-2007 11:58    Post subject: Reply with quote

That reminds me of the drunken friend who one night insisted that the very first words of the Soviet Russian National Anthem were:

"O! Pissonia! O! Shidonia!"
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PostPosted: 25-02-2007 12:08    Post subject: Reply with quote

OldTimeRadio wrote:
That reminds me of the drunken friend who one night insisted that the very first words of the Soviet Russian National Anthem were:

"O! Pissonia! O! Shidonia!"


Didn't 'The Knack" sing that first?...
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PostPosted: 25-02-2007 18:13    Post subject: Reply with quote

sunsplash1 wrote:
Didn't 'The Knack" sing that first?...


I don't know. The friend I mentioned died in 1981 and I heard this from him several years previously.
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PostPosted: 04-04-2007 07:32    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mythopoeika wrote:
Nah, it's just a wee job. Piece of piss, etc... Laughing

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Urinal finds museum home

Martin Wainwright
Wednesday April 4, 2007
The Guardian

A distinctive urinal has been saved for the nation and will go on display this summer - but safely in a museum and with a strict ban on its use. Once tucked snugly into a railway embankment on Tyneside, the porcelain stalls earned iconic status in the north-east after a painting of them by a former miner became a best-selling print.
Known as the Westoe Netty, their significance has increased with Newcastle-Gateshead's drive to be Europe's alternative capital of culture when the official title comes to Liverpool next year. As well as the artistic links, dating to the painting of 1972, the urinals have linguistic distinction: the Geordie word "netty" for lavatory derives from Roman slang on Hadrian's Wall which became "gabinetto" in Italian.

The netty's cultural breakthrough began when Bob Olley, of South Shields, painted his folksy picture, perhaps acknowledging Marcel Duchamp's 1917 work Fountain - a New York-made urinal.
When South Tyneside planners agreed to demolition of the urinal itself 10 years ago, Olley and his friends salvaged every brick and every part of the plumbing. The netty, built in 1890, was then stored in a council depot at South Shields, where it has been the focus of lavatorial projects for the past 10 years.

After the failure of a plan to re-erect the stalls in the town centre, Beamish Industrial Museum in County Durham stepped in. "It may seem a little off the wall but in terms of its folk importance this is well worth preserving," said Chris Scott, Beamish's keeper of industry.

Jim Sewell, a South Tyneside councillor, said: "This humble public toilet was the inspiration for a world-famous painting which vividly illustrates the days when men always wore dark clothing, cloth caps and mufflers and frequented the many local pubs."

Drinking was on such a scale the netty often had queues between the wars. Even so, the exhibition of the painting by Olley prompted calls from South Shields council for the show to close on grounds of obscenity. Olley said yesterday: "The painting is just something from my roots ... little things like this are part of where we come from."

http://arts.guardian.co.uk/art/news/story/0,,2049601,00.html
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PostPosted: 16-04-2007 14:16    Post subject: Reply with quote

Free repairs to flammable toilets.

http://i130.photobucket.com/albums/p244/Frobush/toiletfire.jpg
(An unrelated photo of a toilet fire)

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Japan's leading toilet manufacturer Toto is offering free repairs to 180,000 toilets after some of them caught fire.
There have been three incidents of the electric bidet accessory in Toto's Z series catching fire.

"Fortunately nobody was using the toilets when the fire broke out and there were no injuries," a company spokesman said.

"The fire would have been just under your buttocks," she added.

Toto is a pioneer of high-tech toilets with built-in bidets, which are popular in Japan.

The Z series features a pulsating massage spray, a power dryer, a "tornado wash" flush, and a lid that opens and closes automatically.

It is not sold outside Japan.

The offending loos were all manufactured between May 1996 and December 2001.


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PostPosted: 16-04-2007 14:25    Post subject: Reply with quote

Obviously a flash in the pan...
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PostPosted: 17-04-2007 07:19    Post subject: Reply with quote

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[T]he toilet....is not sold outside Japan.


Shucks. That's all I ever really wanted in the whole world - to see a toilet catch on fire.

That's even more important to me than the breeding pair of hippopotami.

Some people have ALL the luck.

Drat!

* kicks computer table leg *
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PostPosted: 17-04-2007 09:37    Post subject: Reply with quote

A friend of mine, who lived many years in Japan, visited a friend deep in the mountains in the most traditional house you could imagine.

She needed the loo, and was thinking `hole in the floor` with some trepedation.

When she got there it was the most hi tech toto imaginable.

And she was even more intimidated by all those buttons...
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PostPosted: 25-06-2007 17:02    Post subject: Reply with quote

A lo-o-o-o-ong article here about cleaning the toilets at Glastonbury!

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/6236306.stm

Enjoy! Cool
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PostPosted: 27-06-2007 01:19    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was in pub in town here a couple of months ago, and as I had made use of the facilities, I opened the door to go back to the bar, when a female voice shouted "HEY! I HOPE YOU WASHED YOUR HANDS!".

Momentarily stunned, I looked up to see a motion detector behind the door, and a speaker over the doorway. It didn't say anything when I went in (I had, infact washed my hands). Pretty clever, I thought.
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PostPosted: 27-06-2007 03:28    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bog Brother is with us!
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