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March 24, 2010

USA/Blog Guy, I read with interest your post about cities to avoid because their public restrooms are so bad.

What bothers me is, in the picture you used, those were just regular folks lining up to use that one toilet in Paris.

But we all know that if some rich person or celebrity has to go, that’s a different story altogether.

Oh sure, if you’re IMPORTANT, suddenly toilets galore materialize from nowhere.

Why don’t you show your readers some photos of the “special people” bathrooms in popular tourist places, including the U.S.?

Well reader, normally I would just write you off as a creepy paranoid nutjob, but you have a valid point here.

USA/Just yesterday, in my own city of Washington, DC, I saw famous singer and actress Mandy Moore, and she had her pick of public toilets to choose from. No wonder she’s smiling.

As you can see here, no lines, no waiting. Just shiny, gleaming porcelain bowls, all for her, under a government sign saying,  “Only for fancy people such as Mandy Moore.”

Just to double-check, I even went over to a park ranger and said, “Does that mean I can’t use these?”

He pushed back his Smoky the Bear hat, tilted his aviator sunglases, and said, ”That means ESPECIALLY you can’t use them, Blog Guy.”

Of course, when he walked away I used one anyway. I hope nobody got a picture.

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Singer/actress Mandy Moore arrives to take photographs with schoolchildren to highlight the plight of people worldwide who do not have access to clean water and sanitation on Capitol Hill in Washington March 23, 2010. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

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I’d love to see her bathroom ;-)

ok sounds perv but who’d not want to see? :D

Posted by fwd079 | Report as abusive
 

Just to clarify, does the caption mean “people worldwide who do not have access to clean water and sanitation on Capitol Hill..”?

Posted by Billl | Report as abusive
 

Also, will the Health Care bill fix this?

Posted by Billl | Report as abusive
 

Why would i want to see her bathroom, fwd????

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive
 

Bill with three l’s (why only three? Why not four?)…I had the exact same question!

:D

E.

Posted by egeria | Report as abusive
 

@Shra: oopss…sorry :(

I meant most of men :D

Posted by fwd079 | Report as abusive
 

@RB: Why comments are closed for the next one? :-O

Posted by fwd079 | Report as abusive
 

I bet that Park Ranger thought he was all Top Gun didn’t he? You should have pulled inverted, flipped him the bird, and forced him to do a negative 4G pushover!

Come one Mr. B. you have to stand up for yourself, you have to feel the need for speed!

If he had given you any trouble I would have launched my alert aircraft off of CAT 5 and been able to engage within 30 seconds!

Provided you kept clear of my shot and didn’t cause me to fly through your jet wash!

I have gone into a flat spin! Pull the ejection handle!!

Goose nooooooooo!!!!!

Posted by iflydaplanes | Report as abusive
 

Comments are closed on the Death Panel blog, Booby!

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive
 

Wow, her teeth are as shiny as a clean toilet!

Posted by BethyB | Report as abusive
 

Robert, I trust you hadn’t had too many of your medidoughnuts before using these toilets… I dread the consequences!

Posted by justM | Report as abusive
 

Bill, surely you already know Capitol Hill is actually listed as an LDC by the UN?? Many poverty alleviation programmes are narrowly targeting the hill specifically already.

Posted by justM | Report as abusive
 

Shra, I guess her bathroom is so posh and lovely we can all appreciate her designer’s skills?

Posted by justM | Report as abusive
 

Um, should I know who she is ? She has long feet though.

Posted by CrowGirl | Report as abusive
 

Well, I wouldn’t say you SHOULD know who she is, CG, but you’ve got a number of shots at it, as she is a well-known singer, song-writer, actress and fashion designer.

Having said that, I didn’t know either.

Posted by rcbasler | Report as abusive
 

CrowGirl, Mandy Moore is a little Pop Tart here in the States. She started out as a teeny-bopper singer when Brintey and Christina entered the scene then went into movies.

Now I guess she is a toilet inspecter.

Posted by iflydaplanes | Report as abusive
 

Wasnt she in Princess Diaries? She had that song “Stupid Cupid”… yeah, I was in college then… so, I remember… :D

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive
 

Wasn’t Princess Diaries Anne Hathaway?

Posted by iflydaplanes | Report as abusive
 

Anne Hathaway it was…. Mandy Moore played the evil villian who caused her embarrasment… and all that crappy stuff most teenagers engaged in… my teen years were free of that tho….

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive
 

Oh she was the evil villain chick, I forgot about that. Rather I didn’t know that at all. The fact that I even knew Anne Hathaway was in it is a bit disturbing to me.

Posted by iflydaplanes | Report as abusive
 

Wasn’t Anne Hathaway married to Shakespeare ?

Posted by CrowGirl | Report as abusive
 

Yes CrowGirl, and gosh, maybe it’s the same one! You just keep thinkin’, that’s what you’re good at….

Posted by rcbasler | Report as abusive
 

Am I missing some important part of history here?

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive
 

I reject your history and substitute my own!!

:D

E.

Posted by egeria | Report as abusive
 

It’s a shame the waves do not taste like maple syrup. We could combat the rise in the ocean levels a lot easier if they did. It would not do so much to combat the so called “obesity epidemic” but hey, gotta prioritze right?

VS models are banned from partaking of the maple syrup waves though. Ok, maybe just a little. Rib-counting just isn’t that much fun as foreplay.

Posted by iflydaplanes | Report as abusive
 

It’s a bummer isn’t it.

Posted by iflydaplanes | Report as abusive
 

Where’s Willy Wonka when you need him dammit!

Posted by iflydaplanes | Report as abusive
 

I dont think I would like maple waves… now… if there were chocolate waves.. and a crisp waffle raft… and then a nice nacho beach… with tobasco trees and cola streams… and peanut pebbles…. aaaaahhh!!!

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive
 

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