Putting the pee back in Presley?

August 18, 2010

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Blog Guy, you’ve written a lot about toilet facilities overseas, a topic of great interest to Americans planning to travel. Anything else we should be on the lookout for in foreign lands?

PHILIPPINES/Yes. Some tourists may be surprised at the large number of places offering THREE kinds of restrooms instead of just two.

Really? Three options?

Yes. Men’s, Women’s and Elvis, to accommodate the large number of Elvis impersonators in most foreign countries.

There are so many of them that they need their own bathrooms?

elvis urinals 280Well, they do tend to plant themselves in front of the mirror and never move.

Still, it astounds me that Elvis impersonators would get special bathrooms!

Really? After getting their own elevators, their own car lanes and their own Starbucks, this seems pretty logical to me.

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Top: Elvis Presley impersonators Dvir Viedenbaum (L) and Herzl Shimoni prepare before a performance at a restaurant in Neve Ilan, near Jerusalem, to mark the 33rd anniversary of Presley’s death August 16, 2010. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun

Left: Contestants dressed as Elvis Presley get ready before a contest in a mall in Manila, August 15, 2010. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco

Right: An Elvis Presley impersonator visits the toilet before a contest in Manila in a 2007 file photo. REUTERS/Cheryl Ravelo

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Posted by MamaC326 | Report as abusive

Lol… the last pic is hilarious… Dont ask me why… it just is… teeeheeeeheeeee… 😀

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive

Elvis … the king of medidoughnuts!

Posted by justCAM | Report as abusive

A whole lotta shaking going on in the last pic.

Posted by T54 | Report as abusive

I’ve heard about some of the gals in Manila. I just hope these “Elvi” they don’t get the Burnin’ Love!

Posted by vwgal | Report as abusive

Looking at that last picture, I am reminded that one anagram of ‘Elvis Presley’ is ‘Silver Spy Eel’

Posted by zeitgeist | Report as abusive

69Spinster, you have a valid question there. Are they co-ed bathrooms? Ewww!

Posted by vwgal | Report as abusive

How ’bout the Manilla versions of all the old Elvis songs:
“You Ate Nothin’ But the Hound Dog”
“Blue Suede Elevator Shoes”
“Funky Funky Burnin’ Love”

Ya gotta love the classics!

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Spin, you figured out the reason i said the pic was funny! 😀
High five, Spin!

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive

@T54..one is allowed only three shakes. After that one is to be considered *playing* with it. That’s proper urinal ettiquete.

Posted by iflydaplanes | Report as abusive

I strongly recommend leaving that work to the reuters guys…

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive

Spin, you could do a documentary. Call it “The Urinal: Look up, look down, but never to the side.”

Posted by iflydaplanes | Report as abusive

@Spin, not that I am aware of. You might be thinking of something similar though entitled “Life in the Penal Colony: Don’t Drop The Soap.”

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