Friday, May 30, 2008

aujourd'hui pajama toilet web 1.7

Quizz j'aime/j'aime pas
Bon allez, un peu de web 2.0 aujourd'hui, chers lecteurs. Dites-moi ce que vous adorez et abhorrez au pieu...
The French comes to me when I'm there - otherwise it is what it is.

Thursday, May 29, 2008

Hillary's Urinal

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"It was like the toilet had given birth"

When it comes to toilets, there's a simple directional rule: everything goes downstream. When things move against the tide, then you have problems.

So as Tim Fraser was doing some laundry in his bathroom last Friday night, he became a wee bit disturbed when his toilet started spontaneously gurgling.

"I could see bubbles coming up and I thought 'what the the hell is happening?'" he said, recalling that evening.

Then he caught sight of a grey, furry head with a pair of pointy ears and saucepan eyes emerging on this side of the s-bend.

Moments later there was a half-drowned possum sitting in his Fowler toilet bowl.

"It was like the toilet had given birth," he said.

It's not clear who was more startled, man or marsupial. But Fraser was first to react. He darted to the next room and collected his digital camera.

More at From s-bend to YouTube: a possum's tale

Hat tip to Wagga!

Monday, May 26, 2008

Monday, May 19, 2008

Seattle's HIgh-Tech Toilet Project Fails

Seattle installed five self-cleaning public toilets at a cost of $1.32M each, but the project isn't working as expected. The toilets are all going to be removed.

Although people were using the five high-tech, self-cleaning silver stalls, the toilets also fostered illegal behavior, said Council President Richard Conlin.

Place to Pee Video Game

TWO Belgian beer fans have launched a video game named Place to Pee, which allows players to fly down ski slopes or kill aliens while relieving themselves at urinals.

Werner Dupont, a software developer and Bart Geraets, an electrical engineer, got the idea while drinking beers.

The Place to Pee' booth is designed for two users at a time and offers two games - blowing up aliens in outer space or skiing down a virtual slope.

Gamers hit their target by aiming at sensors positioned on either side of the urinal.

A specially designed paper cone allows women to play too, the inventors say.

Their Place to Pee logo resembles Manneken Pis, the little urinating boy fountain that is among Brussels' top sightseeing attractions.

Hat tip to Wagga for Urinal video game launched

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Toilet Fishing!

Toilet Fishing 02 by ~adamrobertson

Toilet Fishing 05 by ~adamrobertson

Toilet Fishing Final by ~adamrobertson

Toilet Fishing 03 by ~adamrobertson

Artist's Comments
Back from Wales with a whole host of new photos.... did someone say toilet fishing...

this shoot stank..

Please be respectful of the model...
My own technique is of course open to critique but if you've nothing nice to say about the model say nothing.

Thanks guys.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

A Urinal of Influence

Fountain by Marcel Duchamp, 1917, photographed by Alfred Stieglitz at his 291 gallery after the 1917 Society of Independent Artists exhibit.

Duchamp was a major influence on Rauschenberg, so I thought this might be worth featuring as an overall memorial.

RIP Robert Rauschenberg

Friday, May 9, 2008

The Bloody Bathroom Virgin

The Bloody Bathroom Virgin by ~DeadThings

Toilet Capsule Toy

Another big hit with kids: ice-cream coloured poo coming out of little toilets.

Haunted Toilet

Anyone Need A Lantern by ~poisonedmemories

I always used to be interested in the unexplained and still do, my experience has been the best yet, i'll tell you it in full...

I'm at secondary school and i often get in to trouble for wearing make-up so i have to go and take it off inside this toilet. Inside this one toilet i get a sense of a strange presence like someones in there with me when they're not. The room is quite small and has about six toilet cubicles.

Me and my friend called Rebecca decided to go and investigate the toilet room, so we went inside and switched the light off and i called out, "If there is any spirit people in this room at the moment, please could you make a sign to show you are here with us?" A few seconds after the end toilet started to creak loudly, we switched the light back on and to our astonishment one of the taps was on! I could swear that when we went in firstly it wasn't, it was one of those taps where you have to turn it on not an automatic.

Another time when i was in there with a friend, i was holding the toilet door for her because it didn't lock, and in the corner of my eye i saw a big dark figure when i looked properly it had vanished. The same day i was looking in the mirror and something brushed passed my anckle only for a second and my friend was on the other side of the room washing her hands and there was no one else in the room, but it didn't scare me much.

I often go inside there with a few mates and switch the lights off and talk to the spirit, the first time everyone was behind me and i was looking at the end cubicle and there seemed to be a sort of mist there, but sort of like flashing and all of a sudden it flashed into my face, i turned round and screamed. The second time there was two other people with me we was in there a while and we were laughing at something but then we stopped because we heard a loud noise which went, w a ah.. it was a womens voice and it came from the other side of the room, maybe it thought we were laughing at it. A while later i heard two scratching sounds, the noises were not any of us and cannont be explained.

I am really interested in this, and i swear i did not make it up.

Haunted Toilet? By: Holly Hodgkinson

Thursday, May 8, 2008

Naked Guy Found on Family's Toilet

OCALA, Fla. -- A Central Florida family was shocked to come home to find a naked 57-year-old stranger sitting on their toilet and smelling of body wash.
Ocala police arrested Tom Wilkerson, 57, after he was found naked and with the family's clothes inside a home located on West Silver Springs Boulevard.
Officers said Wilkerson apparently found an outside key and let himself into the Bess family's home.

Wilkerson took a hot shower and used Lisa Bess' Victoria Secret lavender body wash, a family member said.

"There was still a stench of my body lotion, actually, water was still draining from the bathtub," Bess told the Ocala Star Banner. "And he was refusing to get off the toilet until he was finished doing his business."

Bess said she believes Wilkerson was inside the house most of the day.

She said he took a pair of her underwear and other clothes.

"It was scary, but it was so funny, too," she said. "I couldn't be mad at him because I was laughing so hard."

Wilkerson was charged with trespassing

Thursday, May 1, 2008

On A Seat Near You

On A Seat Near You by `tracie76

Also check out Funny Toilet Paper

5 times filthier than a toilet seat

The keyboard in front of you could be 5 times filthier than a toilet seat.

Seat of Privilege by *jleeimagery

And people think blogging is a safe job. A microbiologist working for Which? Magazine has found keyboards with 150 times the recommended limit of bacteria. It was also five times as filthy as a toilet seat swabbed at the same time.
Your Keyboard Could Be Dirtier Than a Toilet Seat