Taking A Stand On The Can, Ctd

A reader sends the above image: “The art teachers at this school had an enjoyable retort to bathroom graffiti.” Another adds two examples of latrinalia to the long thread: My personal favorite, from a stall in the University of York in the UK (my alma mater): There is nothing in life so overrated as a bad shag. And … Continue reading Taking A Stand On The Can, Ctd

Taking A Stand On The Can, Ctd

Some bathroom graffiti for Sunday: On the inside of the door of a stall in the ladies’ room a Korean Presbyterian church in Philadelphia: Psalm 139:1 Lord, you have searched me out and known me; you know my sitting down and my rising up. Another: One I first saw about a year ago; fun for … Continue reading Taking A Stand On The Can, Ctd

Taking A Stand On The Can, Ctd

Your toilet humor continues: I gotta say my all-time favorite piece of bathroom graffiti is “All in all you’re just another prick in the stall.” Another reader: Personal fave: DYSLEXICS UNTIE! Another: From my college dorm circa 1970: “Free the Jackson five!” Many more after the jump: This poem is from my high school lavatory: … Continue reading Taking A Stand On The Can, Ctd

Taking A Stand On The Can, Ctd

The popular thread on bathroom graffiti continues: I was going to write to say that your other reader‘s college was not unique in featuring restroom grout puns.  I remember a similar collection in one of the men’s rooms at my large university. But it turns out this phenomenon goes far beyond our two schools. A quick … Continue reading Taking A Stand On The Can, Ctd

Taking A Stand On The Can, Ctd

A helpful reader points out: You omitted the web motherlode of bathroom graffiti: “notes from the stall“ A few photos from that tumblr are above. A dozen more readers submit their own examples of latrinalia: My very favorite bathroom graffiti was seen in a women’s room in a bar on 6th street in Austin in about 1976 or so.  Someone wrote “My … Continue reading Taking A Stand On The Can, Ctd

Taking A Stand On The Can, Ctd

A reader responds to our recent post on bathroom graffiti: Oh, I think you’ve started a whole new thread here. My personal favorite, from an old-style English public convenience: “Here I sit broken-hearted; paid a penny and only farted.” Another sends the above photo: “Here is my favorite from a mirror at Telegraph Beer Garden in Oakland, from ‘parents’”. … Continue reading Taking A Stand On The Can, Ctd

Taking A Stand On The Can

Julie Beck looks at latrinalia, or bathroom graffiti: While it would be impossible to come up with a comprehensive unified theory of why people write poop jokes and names with hearts around them while they’re on the pot (other than the perhaps scientifically unsatisfying “Because it’s fun”), there are several factors that seem to be at play. … Continue reading Taking A Stand On The Can