Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Is It That Hard To Run An Automatic Toilet?

The NY Times recently ran an article about Seattle closing down its public automated toilets -- a fixture of the european cityscape. The toilets had become a haven for drug abusers and prostitutes (yet the DC mayor's office remains open) and so were closed down.

The best bit? The last line: “We in the U.S. have yet to shed our puritanical roots,” he said. “We are uptight about toilets.”

Not just about toilets, Sparky. Don't forget sex, marijuana, human rights, racial relations, ...

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