I can't help wondering whether some of these were the plumber's best
effort to comply with a home owner's unreasonable demands: "This is
where I want the toilet; just make it work somehow."
The one with the doors mounted so that the faces cannot be seen but the
nether regions are visible reminds me of the story of the young men nude
bathing on the river bank when a boat load of young ladies came into
view. One of the men immediately covered his "private parts" with his
hands, but his companion covered his face, saying, "I don't know about
you, but around here *I'm* known by my *face*."
The really stupid ones I can see being photo-shopped: The high doors, the
doors that won't close etc.
However, some are not so far fetched. The door with the cut-out so it can
close is a possible solution to a small room issue as is the one with the
front of the toilet right up against the wall.
I watched an episode of Black Dog Salvage where they showed an attic
bathroom with a toilet crammed tightly into the corner, under the rafters
of a very small bathroom. It served it's purpose, even if it was
Not so sure about that. When I travelled Europe in the 70's, there were
a number of similar WC retrofits in odd corners of 300-year-old homes/B&B's. It
wasn't unusual to be unable to sit without hitting ones knees on a wall
I saw strange stuff in Europe too. Even took pictures but think ones
here are Photoshopped.
Also remember in going into public bathrooms and having a woman
attendant cleaning the urinal next to me.
Then I had a European come here and tell me he was surprised that the
men's stalls were so open as in Europe their doors shut covered completely.
On Friday, November 1, 2013 11:36:07 AM UTC-7, Frank wrote:
When I lived in Europe, toilets were often unisex & nobody thought anything
of it. They are not so hung up on sex as American are, and of course they
have nowhere near our level of violence due to unchecked possession of aut
omatic weapons. Also (not sure of this) less child abuse, which may in tur
n be linked to less sexual hang-up.
& nobody thought anything of it. They are not so
hung up on sex as American are, and of course they
have nowhere near our level of violence due to
unchecked possession of automatic weapons. Also
(not sure of this) less child abuse, which may in
turn be linked to less sexual hang-up.
I think if you do some research, you'll find that
automatic weapons are nearly impossible for
citizens to buy. A few remain, but very few.
On 11/1/2013 8:14 PM, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
Some scholars believe that since the USA is "of the
people, by the people, for the people" that the
right to keep and bear arms means that the citizens
should own the same small arms that the military
does. Like the early years, men had muskets. Now,
they have battle rifles. Of course, the people in
power would prefer the peasants are unarmed, so they
wage a campaign against battle rifles.
I have a revolutionary replica of a flintlock musket.
Along with some friends with other replica flintlocks that we built
from kits bought back in 1976 to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the
revolution. Mine is .69 caliber and is 4 feet long.
We test fired them at a target range. I had about a dozen .69 caliber
After I ran out of the musket balls, I found that a 12 gauge shotgun
slug fit perfectly.
America was founded by religious wackos. The people who first colonized
America came across an ocean to escape the religious persecution that
plagued them in Europe. It's understandable that even today, centuries
later, their taboos still have an imprint on American society. ^_^
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