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Fatwa Arbuckle: Joooish Space Laser Operator
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It’s Caturday here in Happy -- and warming -- Larryville, GN!

I got nuthin’ else; buh.

(Moar coffee may be indicated.)

Fatwa Arbuckle: Joooish Space Laser Operator
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Color me unsurprised: Dolores Park in San Francisco will be getting a $15K outdoor urinal!

Gilchrist described the pissoir, or pPod.

“[It] is essentially a 7-foot screen with some plants on it and an area drain that empties into the sewer system,” Gilchrist said.

He also said the semi-cylindrical mesh screen will be open in the back and wheelchair-accessible.

Well…at least it’ll be “green”. Sort of. 😉

Paddy O'Furnijur
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Paddy O'Furnijur
7 years ago

Happy Caturday, Gerbil Nation!
Good morning, Fatwa!

I looked at the design of the pissoir at the link you posted -- it either won’t be built as illustrated (with a partial privacy screen at the back), or it won’t be wheelchair accessible. How long do you think it will be before someone decides it’s a number one place to take a number two? And without water to rinse down the grate and push fluids down towards the sewer, just how bad will that thing smell? I think one should be installed on the front lawn of the Mayor’s home, along with the front lawns of all members of the City Council.

Paddy O'Furnijur
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Paddy O'Furnijur
7 years ago
Reply to  Machinist

Except outhouses have a sack of lime and a copy of the Sears catalog.
And a door.

Fatwa Arbuckle: Joooish Space Laser Operator
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What a night. Thank goodness for pain meds.

They are a true goodness.

Too bad the moral panic crowd, along with over-zealous prosecutors and politicians are restricting them more and more…largely due to the looming specter of “(ab)use”, as determined by non-medical personnel. (One of the reasons that heroin usage in “decent communities” is on the uptick.)

…it either won’t be built as illustrated (with a partial privacy screen at the back), or it won’t be wheelchair accessible.

Either way, it’ll wind-up costing the taxpayers a lot of money when the lawsuits start rolling-in.

Didn’t we just see a fiasco with the self cleaning toilets in the parks in San Francisco?

That’s been an ongoing issue for several years.

When the city debuted 25 automated, self-cleaning public toilets on some of San Francisco’s busiest streets, they were supposed to alleviate public urination and keep our streets cleaner. At the time, city officials promised “a little touch of Paris.”

Paris never smelled like this.

This week I walked into the public toilet on the bustling intersection of Powell and Market and immediately thought -- how long can I hold my breath? The place smelled awful, the floor was wet, and there was something horrible in the toilet. Welcome San Francisco tourists!

Fatwa Arbuckle: Joooish Space Laser Operator
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Reply to  Machinist

Mac --

So glad that you’ve found a good dentist…and that the technology has improved so much that you’re getting all of those issues sorted out.

…the installation of the two crowns, which were made on site while I was in the chair.

That’s rather impressive.

Next stop: actual tooth buds which can be implanted and made to grow?

Kate
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Kate
7 years ago
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Mac: Ouch! I’m so glad you did this, but don’t step on your pain pills! at least without washing your feet!

Kate
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Kate
7 years ago
Reply to  Machinist

Mac: Ouch! I’m so glad you did this, but don’t step on your pain pills! at least without washing your feet!

Kate
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Kate
7 years ago
Reply to  Machinist

so am I Cyrano de Bergerac or Helicopter mom? #3 son just texted me for some family info to “impress” a young lady. I complied and made some suggestions. just little items she may find “impressive” like knowing how to spell Youghiogheny ( pronounced “the Yok”).

Kate
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Kate
7 years ago
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so am I Cyrano de Bergerac or Helicopter mom? #3 son just texted me for some family info to “impress” a young lady. I complied and made some suggestions. just little items she may find “impressive” like knowing how to spell Youghiogheny ( pronounced “the Yok”).

Fatwa Arbuckle: Joooish Space Laser Operator
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Kate
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Kate
7 years ago

Yes, those are some grade A Boobs. May we throw rocks, er, beads at them, please?

Kate
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Kate
7 years ago

Carp! I didn’t take any pix of tonight’s Hawaiian themed party decor! Too eager to take our cook up on her offer to close for me.
I used banana leaves to decorate the buffet and drink station and on the centerpiece mirrors with pineapple tops, carved papayas, an orchid blossom and a generic tropical flower blossom ( both blossoms fake but colorful). The menu was even better: Garden Salad, Huli Huli Chicken, Teriyaki Beef Skewers with pineapple, bell peppers and onions, Roasted Sweet Potatoes, Corn and Rolls. The crowd -- meh. Their boss paid for draft beer and wine for everyone. Maybe 4 had had a drink when I left ( 2hours in). Definitely not like the engineers I know.