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Monday, July 14, 2008

Wanna Buy a Giant Silver Turd?

posted by on July 14 at 16:30 PM

Tomorrow morning, the city’s five automated public toilets—which will be decommissioned in August—go on sale on Ebay.

Bids start at $89,000 per toilet.

Please plan accordingly.


Photo by FireEye’dBoy via flickr.

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Posted by vooodooo84 | July 14, 2008 4:37 PM

If I installed this in my bathroom and utilized the self-cleaning function, I could shit and shower simultaneously.

Posted by w7ngman | July 14, 2008 4:45 PM

Couldn't we put these next to a supply of free plastic bags to get rid of the dog poo that will be created by the bag tax?

Posted by Will in Seattle | July 14, 2008 5:00 PM

Can the proceeds go to paying all the neighborhood "activists" who opposed them to clean up the shit and piss that will now decorate their parks, alleys, and sidewalks?

Posted by Trevor | July 14, 2008 5:03 PM

No thanks. I shoot up heroin at home like civilized people.

Posted by hal | July 14, 2008 5:04 PM

It says "Gay Bar" all over it. Hook an old taxi meter it and charge $2 a minute.

Posted by elswinger | July 14, 2008 5:08 PM

An excellent investment for a drug dealer. Set it up in your front yard and watch the clients line up.

Posted by keshmeshi | July 14, 2008 6:36 PM

Looks like an Orgasmatron to me.

I could see somebody from the Christian Right objecting to those international logos. There should be an "or" between the man logo, woman logo, and handicapped person logo. Otherwise, this signage encourages anonymous bathroom three-ways! It's bad enough Seattle already promotes CHILD RAPE!

Posted by CP | July 14, 2008 7:53 PM

@4 - Those fancy toilets didn't prevent the shit and piss in the streets, alleys and parks. Turns out folks that tend to shit in public, do so for other reasons than the lack of a space age toilet. Shocking as it may seem, there is a percentage of those on the street that are less than noble. It's a small percentage, of course as the rest are well-meaning gents and ladies with golden hearts and a solid work ethic, simply down on their luck. Right?

Posted by Lionel Hutz | July 14, 2008 9:59 PM

Seattle, you're hopeless!

Posted by Grant Cogswell | July 15, 2008 12:31 AM

Today, while heading to the King County Council meeting at the Aquarium (trippy), I saw a family of six trying to use it.

But a kid would always put his or her foot in the door and it wouldn't close ...

Posted by Will in Seattle | July 15, 2008 12:45 AM

In today's tough condo market, $89,000 isn't bad at all.

Posted by Greg | July 15, 2008 11:25 AM

Klaatu barada nikto

Posted by Helen Benson | July 15, 2008 10:03 PM

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