Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Book-of-the-week

My co-workers and I are alternately fascinated and repelled by this book. The very first toilet featured in the section devoted to North America is the revolting commode at CBGB's. I suppose some people take pride in having survived a visit to this particular loo, but sweet god almighty. Just earlier this week I learned that the owner of the now-defunct club is moving his operation to Vegas... and bringing the bathroom fixtures with him.

One of the authors is stopping by tomorrow to autograph. I'll have to get her take on the most disgusting public restroom in North America.

4 comments:

area51 said...

Toilets have been very important to me during overseas travel. My hotel room in Germany had an "inspection plate" toilet. It was gross. Everything ends up on a ledge and you have to flush 10 times for anything to move into the pipes. Also, it had a pull chain not the usual flush kind. My entire trip was rated by best and worst toilets, and I became so obsessed that I would ask foreign travelers about their toilets back home. I came away with the notion that Israel has some of the best plumbing in the world. Germany the worst. They can design a nice car but their toilets stink.

Jaime Ann @ work said...

How many times have you seen a teenage girl or young woman on television telling Maury or Jerry or even Oprah that she has never had sex and that she caught the STD or got pregnant simply from using a public restroom toilet seat?!?! We all thought those girls lied didn't we? After viewing some of the toilets in this book, I realize, those girls might be telling the truth. Disgusting display.

Will said...

You know, the CBGB toilet is not even the dirtiest toilet in the neighborhood. The prize goes to the Marz bar, two blocks away. see for yourself: http://www.flickr.com/photos/betheboy/175738126/in/set-72157594178448321/

shandon said...

I think I'm going to be sick.