Friday, July 06, 2007

Today in Extraordinarily Odd

A public restroom in China has one thousand stalls, may be the biggest of its kind in the world and the locals are very proud. Well, actually it’s hard to tell if the actual locals really are proud of the 4 storey public restroom because the spokesperson was just that; a spokesperson. For all we know the building which features urinals in the shape of a subconsciously castrating alligator mouth or a morally judgemental but fetishistically sexual Virgin Mary (stand by for shrill complaint from the Catholic Church) has the locals vomiting in terror but we’d never hear that. "We are spreading toilet culture. People can listen to gentle music and watch TV," said Lu Xiaoqing, an official with the Yangrenjie, or "Foreigners Street," tourist area where the bathroom is located.
But good on them. Toilet culture is some of the best culture to spread. Especially if it’s contagious. [source]

Australian condom manufacturer Durex is looking for product testers and as a result all the news organizations are having a field day talking about it. OH, I wonder what the job description is really! How naughty. Oh, Jesus. This is just standard assed product testing and market research that is more or less done about every single new product. They even do it with cigarettes and lye. Hopefully together. But, if you’re going to do this kind of thing you may as well get a bit of press out of it. However, the Australians aren’t the first to do this kind of thing publically. Here’s a film about Japanese attempts at condom testing.[source]

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