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August 30, 2010 7:42 PM   Subscribe

Notes From The Stall
posted by sciurus (46 comments total) 7 users marked this as a favorite

 
This made me lol.

I like history. That is all.
posted by Azazel Fel at 7:54 PM on August 30, 2010 [3 favorites]


There's also this: The Writings on the Stall
posted by Fizz at 7:56 PM on August 30, 2010


My first thought upon seeing this one was, "ouch, apostrophe." My second thought was, "huh, that doesn't look like a fat person's handwriting." My third thought was, "wtf does that even mean, 'fat person's handwriting'? Clearly, it's time to go to bed."

See also: nerd graffiti.
posted by phunniemee at 7:56 PM on August 30, 2010


All of these are hilarious but this one made me laugh out loud.
posted by MaryDellamorte at 7:58 PM on August 30, 2010 [2 favorites]


My Cell phone wallpaper was, for the longest time, a picture of the bathroom wall at The Subway Bar in Brooklyn
it said

THIS IS IT. THIS IS ACTUALLY IT. DEAL.
posted by The Whelk at 8:01 PM on August 30, 2010 [1 favorite]


We used to write on the grout between the tiles in the toilet of the campus pub. I was recently back there and saw graffiti I'd read or written more than twenty years before. Took me right back.

The quality of a bar can be judged by the quality of its bathroom graffiti.
posted by Jimmy Havok at 8:04 PM on August 30, 2010 [1 favorite]


In a related story, Larry Craig has announced he's putting together a task force to address this rash of vandalism to our nation's bathroom stalls.
posted by mattdidthat at 8:05 PM on August 30, 2010


LIGHTNING CAT
posted by fleetmouse at 8:08 PM on August 30, 2010


So is it just me or does it seem like women tend to write the names of their manfriends on the bathroom wall? "I lurve Roger" and all that. I've never been in a poorly-maintained women's bathroom (I know, I know, what a square, right?) so I wouldn't know. I just ask because it seems common in Fizz's link.
posted by Azazel Fel at 8:11 PM on August 30, 2010


I normally don't care for the tumblelog-of-the-day, but this is pretty hilarious. I think I need to start taking pictures in the potty.
posted by inmediasres at 8:12 PM on August 30, 2010


Public bathroom at a park near my house: Hobos rise up!

Peet's coffee in the Castro: Most of all, I am inspired by your vulnerability and your courage.
posted by Slarty Bartfast at 8:13 PM on August 30, 2010


I also ask because about 90% of male bathroom graffiti is basically "LOL DICKS AND BUTTS" so it would be an interesting comparison.
posted by Azazel Fel at 8:13 PM on August 30, 2010


Camera phones have truly revolutionized us all.
posted by Burhanistan at 8:14 PM on August 30, 2010


At the old Talayna's near Wash U here in St. Louis, the men's room was in the basement. One time, the uh, rich greasy food did its job and my attendance downstairs was mandatory. So I'm sittin' there, and I see som graffiti way down there by the bottom edge of the door, written vertically, so you have to lean forward and tilt your head to read it:

"You are now shitting at a 45 degree angle."
posted by notsnot at 8:15 PM on August 30, 2010 [5 favorites]


Ialso ask because about 90% of male bathroom graffiti is basically "LOL DICKS AND BUTTS" so it would be an interesting comparison.

the other 10% is where and when to get some dicks and butts all at you.
posted by The Whelk at 8:19 PM on August 30, 2010


Tried to find a linkable image, but couldn't find one of a favorite.

At the bottom of the inside of the door of a bathroom stall, written in very small print:
"If you can read this, you are pooping at a 45-degree angle."

Someone later in the year wrote something like "bullshit," and then drew some sort of trigonometric diagram and used some sort of calculus or something to show what angle the poop was at as a function over distance from poopchute.

Ah. Undergrad. This is the same bathroom that had a million and one grout jokes. You know: Will you grout with me? Ask her grout. Grout Gatsby's ghost. Peter the Grout. Alexander the Grout. The Grout, the Bad, the Ugly. Ahh, more examples here.

That math hall bathroom was crammed with grout jokes, that turned into other puns based on other words. It was glorious.


Sure as hell beats the 3rd floor English department bathroom where someone had wrote, in brown past of some sort, "BOOFOO MY DOODOO."
posted by herrdoktor at 8:22 PM on August 30, 2010


i love bathroom graffiti... my favorite of all time is from ancient pompeii:

everybody writes on the walls but me!
posted by Potomac Avenue at 8:22 PM on August 30, 2010


no that is the link i meant to put there why do you ask?
posted by Potomac Avenue at 8:24 PM on August 30, 2010 [2 favorites]


This is one of the better tumblr things.
posted by Pope Guilty at 8:37 PM on August 30, 2010


I made that snort-laugh sound a couple times
posted by From Bklyn at 8:58 PM on August 30, 2010


The link gave me a million dollar idea... fortune paper rolls, in the style of fortune cookies.
posted by edgeways at 9:17 PM on August 30, 2010


PUSH BUTTON
RECEIVE BACON
wins.
posted by weapons-grade pandemonium at 9:28 PM on August 30, 2010 [5 favorites]


I take a lot of pictures of bathrooms, but not quite as many of bathroom graffiti. Still, this is one of my favorites. Mysterious and yet universal. Jessica Collinsworth, unicorns are real.

Okay, fine, I like the Vonnegut one, too.

In fact, let me just say that I'll be happiest once the bathroom stall blogs divide into subsections, and i only have to read the scrawlings that reference literature.
posted by redsparkler at 9:37 PM on August 30, 2010


I enjoyed participating in a running game played on the walls of the bathroom near the piano practice rooms in my school, where someone would notate a melody and write "GUESS THAT TUNE!" I was a little disappointed that no one ever got the bass line to Eric Dolphy's "Hat and Beard," but I haven't been back there in a while.

For whatever reason "TOY STORY II IS OKAY" made me laugh for a good long time.
posted by invitapriore at 9:43 PM on August 30, 2010


here I sit, full of snark:
tried to blog, and only farked.
posted by ShawnStruck at 10:24 PM on August 30, 2010 [11 favorites]


The quality of a bar can be judged by the quality of its bathroom graffiti.

The more illegible the handwriting, the less watered down the drinks are.
posted by IvoShandor at 11:55 PM on August 30, 2010


Maybe bathroom stall graffiti are like number stations, secret cryptic messages for spies.
posted by chavenet at 11:57 PM on August 30, 2010


herrdoktor: "Ah. Undergrad. This is the same bathroom that had a million and one grout jokes. You know: Will you grout with me? Ask her grout. Grout Gatsby's ghost. Peter the Grout. Alexander the Grout. The Grout, the Bad, the Ugly. Ahh, more examples here.

That math hall bathroom was crammed with grout jokes, that turned into other puns based on other words. It was glorious.
"


The john wall downstairs in the Harry Ransom center here @ UT was *filled* with great grout writings, had to be hundreds of them, it was fun, I wanted to burn the building down the day I went in there and they'd bleached them out.
posted by dancestoblue at 12:16 AM on August 31, 2010


I so hope there's a "Bango Skank was here" among these. That would make my day.
posted by Iosephus at 1:46 AM on August 31, 2010


invitapriore: that's a Dimitri Martin joke. Still, berry fonny!
posted by Potomac Avenue at 4:17 AM on August 31, 2010 [1 favorite]


I'm just glad to see I'm not the only one eating the little balls of shit.
posted by orme at 5:17 AM on August 31, 2010 [1 favorite]


In the toilet/shower room of a hotel bathroom backpackers could pay to use in Surat Thani, Thailand, there used to be an arrow on the ceiling that said "Buddha is Watching" next to it.

It turned out the hotel owner had drilled a hole and used to get his jollies watching nekkid backpackers.
posted by MuffinMan at 5:22 AM on August 31, 2010


Some smart kids do a nice job at the Barley Pub here in Dover.
posted by yerfatma at 5:27 AM on August 31, 2010


Once upon the year 1996, there was a women's bathroom in Foust at UNC-Greensboro that had some of the most epic graffiti I've ever seen in any bathroom stall. Poetry, quotes, philosophical and political debates, doodles and drawings that spilled across all the walls and into the adjoining stalls - it was all there for the eye to read and the mind to participate. I miss that bathroom.
posted by theBigRedKittyPurrs at 6:12 AM on August 31, 2010


Beats the usual "FREE COWBOY HATS" written on the ass gasket dispenser.
posted by porn in the woods at 6:20 AM on August 31, 2010 [1 favorite]


So, fun story, when the infamous gay bar The Cock (subtle, right) moved from it's long-held location to a new spot, they where faced with a a problem: New Location didn;t have 3 decades of filth, stains and graffiti which gave the old place it's charm. So they hired people to come in and trash the walls for a weekend before opening to make it look like I haven't cleaned it since 1973.
posted by The Whelk at 6:48 AM on August 31, 2010


What Good Is a Toilet… If You’re Unable to Go?

*Applause*
posted by Durn Bronzefist at 6:49 AM on August 31, 2010


In the restroom at a park somewhere, someone had written on the hand dryer "push button to hear Bush speech". I thought that was pretty clever.
posted by inigo2 at 6:53 AM on August 31, 2010


From the very first one. I went to high school with a girl named Chlamydia. I'm not kidding at all.
posted by cmoj at 7:06 AM on August 31, 2010


to make it look like I haven't cleaned it since 1973.
posted by The Whelk


the whelk cleans bathrooms
with his face! mind
fora goodtime call 2128675309
posted by Potomac Avenue at 7:16 AM on August 31, 2010


For some reason it really gets to me when people draw a little "♥" at the end of a sentence. It just makes my brain go "MYSPACE: DISREGARD" and everything written before it seems significantly less interesting.
posted by Solon and Thanks at 8:25 AM on August 31, 2010 [1 favorite]


I used to have religious debates, in pencil, on the elementary girl's stall doors with...someone. Or some ones. Never did find who the mystery girl was.

I can't even remember what we were debating, exactly, but it got very heated. (I was a semi-fundie at the time--possibly it was creationism? Or the Rapture? I was only 11, there's no telling).

Anyway now, there's the Internet, and I don't have to do that anymore.
posted by emjaybee at 9:31 AM on August 31, 2010


If there is a large string of "was here"s, I like to put "I AM HERE".
posted by thsmchnekllsfascists at 10:22 AM on August 31, 2010


Here I sit,
trying to poo,
but lacking the wit
to write a haiku.
posted by Evilspork at 2:16 PM on August 31, 2010


Here I sit
broken-hearted.
Tried to shit
but only farted.
posted by inigo2 at 2:59 PM on August 31, 2010


My favorite bathroom graffiti of all time was in the ladies room of the Mecca in Seattle. It was this really long story written by someone for whom English was not their first language. It was a rambling tale of love and deceit that filled up half the door. It started off, "My boyfriend, longshoreman..." and went on to detail how they met, fell in love, fell out of love, back in again, and at the time of writing were heading towards the rocks again. It was like strange, disjointed but intriguing poetry. I went back to take a picture a few days after seeing it but they had painted the bathroom, so I am left with only that opening line.
posted by Belle O'Cosity at 10:00 AM on September 1, 2010


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