Monday, November 24, 2008

Noted


From the wire:

NY public toilets feature TVs, tuxedoed attendants

NEW YORK (AP) -- What a relief! The free public restrooms operated by the Charmin toilet paper company in Times Square during the holidays are being rolled out for another year.

It's the third straight year for the 20 deluxe stalls.

The plush potties feature flat-screen televisions, attendants dressed in tuxedos and plenty of Charmin.

The loos are so luxurious that Charmin promises Times Square tourists will feel like kings sitting on their thrones before making their royal flushes.

The toilets are being inaugurated Monday with a ceremonial first flush by pop singer and Broadway star Joey Fatone.

They'll be open every day through the end of the year except Christmas Day. For the first time they'll be open on New Year's Eve for the crowd watching the 2009 ball drop.

8 comments:

joy said...

Kudos to whatever PR team convinced Joey Fatone to do the ceremonial first flush!

BTW, I've been reading your blog off and on, usually when Jeremiah's linked you. I enjoy EV Greive a lot, so, thanks!

Jeremiah Moss said...

no one named "fat one" ought to be inaugurating a toilet. or maybe it's too, too appropriate.

Jeremiah Moss said...

do you think it was intentional?

EV Grieve said...

Hi Joy. Thanks for the comment! And thank you for reading...

Jeremiah: Ha! I was thinking more like his career is in the toilet. Of course, he probably has more money than he knows what to do with...

EV Grieve said...

I think they got Fatone because he has been flush with success.

[UGH....sorry.]

Joey F. said...

i like how it took you 10 minutes to think up that zinger :)

joy said...

I'm not gonna lie, I thought Joey F. was *the* Joey F., and if so, WOW, are *you* sitting on your google alerts. :-)

EV Grieve said...

I think it's Lance Bass pretending to be Joey!