Tagged: New Zealand

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Saturday Skiddie 30.08.08

Hi all and welcome to this week’s Friday Flush Saturday Skiddie. An artist in New York is bringing his style to the streets – toilet stall style. Ricky Syers has been walking around dressed as a janitor carrying a toilet with a man inside. Pretty cool stuff, really. And being...

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Friday Flush 22.08.08

Just a quick flush today cos I’m practically running out the door. A man in Canada is in a critical condition after being hit with a toilet cistern lid. What an ignoble way to go. Wasn’t there some famous general who was killed when he was struck by a roof...

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Friday Flush 15.08.08

I recently did a study of female toilet users in pubs, trying to get an idea of what women like and don’t like about public toilets. I was surprised that one of the things that came out top of the list was hand dryers – most women prefer hand towels....

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9. Dear Man Over There

Dear Man Over There, From my desk tucked in behind my wardrobe, I can see your balcony – which is almost as big as my shoebox apartment. I can see all the balconies of all the apartments on this side of your building. Did you know, Man, that you are...

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Failure to launch

The eBay auction for Seattle’s failed auto-loos has er, failed. City officials are hopeful though that an extended auction date may prove more successful. So, the big question is, why did the spaceship toilets fail in the first place?   Toilet provision is a thorny issue with most civic councils....

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Re-employment

I’m recently re-employed again (hence the slight downturn in regular blog postings). The toilets at my new place of employment are a little on the miserable side, and it got me to thinking – job interviews should be held in toilets.   Seriously. There are plenty of seats, you can...

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7. Dear Antarctic Wind

Dear Antarctic Wind, You cant beat Wellington on a good day, they say. Wellington can beat you on a bad day, they dont say but they should do. Wind, you harass me through these almost-modern streets, launching chip packets and my own hair into my face, whipping me, blinding me....

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Hundertwasser Toilets!

Last year The Bathroom Diaries Toilet of the Year went to the Hundertwasser toilets in Kawakawa, New Zealand. I found this out shortly after I moved to New Zealand, and I wondered if I would ever get the opportunity to see them. Well, I did, and here they are. The...

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One New Zealand dunny

They don’t make their toilets half bad down under. This gorgeous little cabin is somewhere on the South Island (I’ll have to dig out my notes to find out exactly where). It makes the long drops of my youth seem dingy by comparison. Of course, the long drops of my...

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3. Dear Sun

Dear Sun, In London you wore a deep burqa. For so long you hid yourself in voluminous veils that I barely knew you anymore. I missed you. I longed to see your face again and I grew pale. You tease. You showed me your legs in Bratislava which made me...