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   Undertoad  Tuesday Jul 29 02:56 PM

7/29/2003: Portable toilet art

Such a colorful, beautful thing, ain't it? I love when art uses simple geometrics and a simple, basic color palette.

No, these are toilets, portable ones. They're in Toronto, waiting to be installed for the Stones concert for SARS relief which is tomorrow. 450,000 people are expected to be relieving themselves.

Griff  Tuesday Jul 29 03:09 PM

Ah, the joy of sense memory... sun beating down, the heavy smell of antiseptic in the air, ears ringing, nice beer buzz, pulling the door open to a horrifying sight... nevermind.

e unibus plurum  Tuesday Jul 29 03:36 PM

me like dominoes! oops...

warch  Tuesday Jul 29 05:57 PM

a brilliant name coined by some guys in Wisconsin for their startup portable toilet company.

xoxoxoBruce  Tuesday Jul 29 05:59 PM

When the King Tut's Treasures show was in DC, the lines were hours long. They set up portable toilets on flatbed trailers by the dozens. When you went in it was like an airplane bathroom with stainless steel, blue water and all. Damn nice setup.

Leah  Tuesday Jul 29 06:35 PM

I hate using those toilets, but when nature calls sometimes one doesn't have a choice.

xoxoxoBruce  Tuesday Jul 29 06:50 PM

but when nature calls sometimes one doesn't have a choice.
Unless there's a French Embassy handy.

mglenn  Tuesday Jul 29 11:21 PM

3,500 Toilets

I'll be attending the concert tomorrow afternoon. It should be quite an experience with over 430,000 people expected.

Some stats via

Toilet paper for miles and other Downsview stats

- 3,500 portable toilets
- 600 hand washing stations
- 250,000 hot dogs
- 250,000 hamburgers
- 227,124 litres of mustard, relish and ketchup
- 450,000: 600-millilitre bottles of pop
- 4,000,000: Litres of water available on site
- 1,546 kilometres of toilet paper
- 20,000 people employed on site
- 1,250 police officers
- 1,450 private security guards
- 500 emergency service workers
- 2.4 hectare food and beverage tent area
- 500 places to buy food
- 10 beer tents
- 400 metre BBQ field
- 50,000 parking spots
- 400,000: Dollars raised for Hospitality Employees Relief Fund and Healthcare Workers Fund.

See you there!

xoxoxoBruce  Wednesday Jul 30 12:15 AM

Welcome to the Cellar, Mglenn. It sounds like a really big show.

Nothing But Net  Wednesday Jul 30 12:28 AM

Personally, I prefer the Alamo

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Bitman  Wednesday Jul 30 01:11 AM

Re: 3,500 Toilets

Originally posted by mglenn
Some stats
Ya, stats are fun:
- 500k meats / 430k people = 1 sandwich per person, NO MORE!
- 227k liters of goop = 0.5L per sandwich. ick!
- 3m toilet paper per person
- $1 per person raised? weak.

dar512  Friday Aug 1 11:37 AM

Originally posted by xoxoxoBruce
Welcome to the Cellar, Mglenn. It sounds like a really big show.
Was this your Ed Sullivan imitation?

Am I showing my age? Of course I am.

xoxoxoBruce  Friday Aug 1 05:20 PM

No, you're showing mine. I didn't think anyone here would pick up on that. 1 gold star for you, Dar.

OnyxCougar  Tuesday Aug 12 09:26 AM

When I read it, I heard "really big shew" in my head, but didn't think anything about it (like it was wierd or anything). *sigh*

xoxoxoBruce  Tuesday Aug 12 10:25 PM

Oh all right. You can have a gold star too.
I know Dar, life ain't fair.

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