Friday Flush

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Queer – Pride London has issued a statement providing further details about the incident where a trans woman was denied access to the female toilets. As always, the incident was more complicated than was at first reported.


Opening and closing – The toilets on Southend’s seafront have been closed for 2 years and are now being replaced with… portaloos! Poor bastards. Better than nothing I suppose. Having said that, Portaloo is currently on a bit of a PR blitz, highlighting its amazing job at Warwick Castle when it provided facilities for 5,000 American kids during a medieval summer festival, and at made-famous-by-The-Da-Vinci-Code Rosslyn Castle.


Technology – The good people at AFT have created a toilet roll dispenser… which has an iPod connector with speakers and charger. No, really. I wish I was joking.


Entertainment – I’m not sure if it’s really news or really toilety, but anyway, a decades-old recording of Tom Jones singing in a YMCA toilet has sold for $5,000. I’ve often sung in the shower, but rarely in the toilet. Anyone else? Also, Pixie Geldof (is this entertainment either? I’m a bit fuzzy with this category) got stuck in a toilet in Kings Cross station.


As promised – the problem-plagued Seattle spaceship toilets are up for sale on eBay here. There are, unfortunately, no bids so far, but there are 8 days to go so get bidding people!


Odd – Ever wondered if your toilet has a birthday? The good news is, it might! The odd news is, there’s a website devoted to it.

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Nat Newman is an award-winning writer of short stories, content, podcasts, feature articles, drunk text messages and, soon, a novella.


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