:: Friday, December 24, 2004
THIS REALLY TAKES THE PISS
the men's public toilet is meant to be such a simple setup.. the perfect dumb minimalism of rusted plumbing and beer stained marble n chrome aesthetic.. simply place a huge metal wall thingy around one end of the room with a drain running at the bottom with some soap to aim at.. chuck a sink at the opposite end with something unrecogniseable (yet vaguely organic) floating in it.. 2-3 cubicles with no toilet paper.. sprinkle some broken beer glass.. add a smattering of hilariously crude and otherwise blitheringly abstract graffiti.. send in a constant gibbering processing of shuffling drunks to piss at everything at site.. add the occassional one-liner crude joke.. and feature one or two occassional random females daring to intrude coz the lineup to all 4 of their toilets (and the one upstairs) is way too long..
and really, that's how it works best, it's how it's always worked, right back to when we were pissing on trees instead..
but increasingly it seems, them wacky wacky world of capitalism has seen fit to encroach upon this our sacred turf.. to soil the space with it's own gibbering commercialist agenda.. you've probably all seen them too.. slapped up in that one place where you dare look nowhere else but straight ahead - advertisements for disposable razors, beer, condoms, zombie movies, explosives, electronic gizmo's, SMS dating services, erectile dysfunction 24 hour hotlines.. wot'ever the fuck.. adverts put in the one place youTHINK you'd be free from product placement..
of course, this is old news.. they've been around now for a few years.. but, it's getting worse..
now there's a whole range of consumer products and advertising schemes aimed directly at the humble urinal.. just when you thought it wuz safe to expose ya fiddly bits to the wind and let it fly a figure eight.. they bring forth these..
FOOTBALL MANIA WHILE URINATING!
GEE WHIZ, IT'S A TALKING URINAL
it really takes the piss doesn't it?
:: Spoz 4:14 PM |