Thursday, March 12, 2009

I must go down to pee again



Found on the excellent (and inspired by It's Lovely!) new blog Foute Huizen: this doomed ship. I guess when you run out of toilet paper you have a choice to make. Do you go buy more TP, or do you turn the pot into a place for your kids to play?

27 comments:

burhanistan said...

That's actually not a toy, it's yacht poop.

Dani said...

I suppose that it shows you they kept it clean. At least clean enough they we're comforatable letting the kids play in it.

Lindsay said...

The thing that freaks me out about that picture is the water level in the toilet. It's high enough to suggest that the toilet might be clogged... in which case, letting your kids play in it would be a really bad (and gross) idea.

Jessie said...

My dog would eat that while her head was in the toilet drinking. Bad planning!

Bucky said...

The Ty-D-Bol Man ventures into uncharted, dangerous and slightly yellow waters ... with occasional logs.

Silliyak said...

I imagine the boat has a poop deck. What's that famous quote "Men have always gone down to the pee in s..ts"

burhanistan said...

Seriously, though, they look like identical sanitizer cake holders clipped on to the sides of the bowl. They're not floating at all, so presumably the water level is normal and lower (and line free, thanks to their water cleaning action).

Karin said...

It actually looks like they put marbles in the toilet so they could sail the boat.

Anonymous said...

I wonder if there is anyway to translate that blog? Does anyone know? I was looking through the pictures, and some must have hilarious captions -- the Betty Boop picture was the one I was trying to figure out.

As for this, ew, just...ew. Not everything is suited to multipurposing. The toilet pretty much leads the list of things that are not.

Callisto said...

I've never understood why people feel the need to leave the toilet seat up when taking real estate photos. What are they trying to show us, that the toilet has an inside?

At least these people are being honest by showing you up front that tiny pirates rule this toilet. I guess I'd want to know that if I bought a home.

Cellar Door said...

This is actually a potty training method for boys. You put a little sailboat in the toilet, and have them aim for it with their pee.

Gross, I know. But I hear it works!

haikitay said...

I was trying to look up in all the pictures. Very strange angle.

I will not be showing that photo to my 4 year old in case he gets any ideas.

Anonymous said...

You can get a *very* rough translation in Bablefish by choosing Dutch to English. There's plenty of charm in those translations, though!

Thanks for the link to the Dutch housing atrocity blog!

Lette said...

Thanks for linking my Blog! If the readers want translations of my comments I'm happy to do so. Just give me some time!

Lette

Lette said...

By the way. It actualy is a normal Dutch toilet We have a plateau in de WC so we can check out the things we produce. It sounds awfull but it is the sad truth...

Gamzulatov said...

Whoa Whoa Whoa! A Plateau to check out the things we produce?

I'm gonna need to run that threw babelfish. 'cause there's no way it means "A plateau to check out the things we produce"

Right?

Lette said...

@ Gamzulatov: What do you want translate with Babelfish. I am serious about the Dutch toilets!

see : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4eSTkkELpes

Sad isn't it.

Anonymous said...

Gamzulatov -- that would pretty much be exactly what it means. Although it seems super strange to us, it used to be a favored way of assessing overall health. No kidding. Back before the days of flush plumbing, there used to be a "master of the stool" in royal houses to check out the health of the monarch. Altogether now, "Yuck!"

And Lette, I'd love to read your blog. I was the person asking about how to translate it. You've got some great pictures on there, and I was dying to know what you were saying about them.

Anonymous said...

Before the Pilgrims from England came to America, they tried out the Netherlands first. But they left there and came to America and stayed, even though half of them died during the first winter.

"It actualy is a normal Dutch toilet We have a plateau in de WC so we can check out the things we produce. "

Now we know why.

Gamzulatov said...

I actually think this dutch toilet video is even better: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wytrja8YXTM&NR=1

I once one of Salvador Dali's Journals where he took a good portion of each days entry to reflect on the status of his bowel movement. Assessing his health etc...

"Poop Checking Is Neat"

PS I like your blog too lette.

Bill's Bayou said...

The Toilet Pirates must be the ones who stole all the paper and forgot to replace the spool.

Next time my wife complains about my forgetting to replace the empty spool with a fresh roll of paper, I'll blame it on the Toilet Pirates.

Anonymous said...

I'm sorry, I cannot control my German genes ... I have to tell you what those boats are:
It was already mentioned by burhanistan, those are sanitizer cakes in the form of a surfer.
Gel sanitizer cakes are really common over here. They keep your bowl clean and fresh smelling.

*is deeply ashamed that she could not bring any funny*

Anonymous said...

Oh my God, I sort of love the little toilet surfer bowl cleaner. Admittedly, in order for it to be cute you'd have to leave the darned seat up, and I'm personally against that.

Anonymous said...

Altogether now: "On the good ship Lollypoop..."

Silliyak said...

Not to run this into the ground, but wouldn't a "plateau" be a poop deck?

Theresa said...

Sadly, the ship got caught in a whirlpool and was never seen again.
T

Anonymous said...

Those surfers are something (ashamedly, as a designer) I have a few of. I picked them up in Germany three years ago. They were produced as a collaboration between Alessi and the toilet cleaner manufacturer. They clip to the bowl and clean your toilet as the water rushes around during each flush, so it looks like the guy is surfing. So cute...but I've outgrown them.