The Holy See of the W.C.

January 6th, 2008 · 94 comments

Octavio in Munich says that his landlord (who shares the same apartment) is a regular high priest of paternalistic little — the entire flat is covered with them. On the bathroom wall, for example, this glorious collage is what stares back at those seated on the throne. (Altogether now: “holy shiße!”)

going OUT?... must turn the light OFFFF!!!  so, then... byeeeee!...  please!!! use the toilet brush!!!
going OUT?…
must turn the light OFFFF!!!

so, then…
byeeeee!…

please!!!
use the toilet brush!!!

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FILED UNDER: bathroom · Deutsche · landlords and property managers · lighting · Munich · toilet · turning on/off


94 responses so far ↓

  • #1   Kelly

    The Pope, he blesses your Weiner Schitzel when you use the toilet brush. Jah?

    Jan 6, 2008 at 9:36 pm   rating: 9  small thumbs up

    • #1.1   Crash bang

      Nah…he’ll send the 3rd riech to visit if you don’t.
      (ummm….yah….)
      Anyway….

      Jan 6, 2008 at 11:27 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #1.2   Jerry

      He’ll send you the “third smell”?

      Jan 7, 2008 at 3:24 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #1.3   WickedLady bang

      Das dritte Reich, the third kingdom.

      Jan 7, 2008 at 7:15 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #2   amazon bang

    I don’t think I could pee with the pope watching…

    Jan 6, 2008 at 9:40 pm   rating: 5  small thumbs up

     
  • #3   Canthz_B bang

    Zeig power conservation and clean potties!

    Jan 6, 2008 at 9:41 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #4   Crash bang

    For a moment there…at first glance, it looked like he was hailing Hitler…but than again…

    Jan 6, 2008 at 9:42 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

    • #4.1   Team Cassandra bang

      Well, actually – it kinda sounds like Hitler wrote it. (Too soon?)

      Jan 6, 2008 at 10:59 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #5   Crash bang

    So do I use the toilet brush to turn off the lights before I leave ?

    Jan 6, 2008 at 9:42 pm   rating: 10  small thumbs up

    • #5.1   Crash bang

      Or do I turn out the lights, leave and then use the toilet brush…and what do I do with the toilet brush after I leave ?

      Jan 6, 2008 at 10:11 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #6   Dent

    somebody likessss to use a few to many s’sssss at the end of their wordssss!!!!! Ja!

    Jan 6, 2008 at 9:43 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #7   boone

    ya, the pope looks like a freaky creep in that photo, deff would be disterbing

    Jan 6, 2008 at 9:43 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

    • #7.1   Dent

      he looks like he’s about to get a bit too friendly with the “Als’ Den Tchussss”

      Jan 6, 2008 at 9:45 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #7.2   Josh

      what do you mean? he always looks like that.

      Jan 8, 2008 at 12:53 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #8   Wade bang

    Wait… his landlord is THE POPE?!?!

    Jan 6, 2008 at 9:52 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

    • #8.1   Canthz_B bang

      Makes sense…the voice of the lord in the land and all that.

      Jan 6, 2008 at 9:54 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #9   Canthz_B bang

    Ent ov poop iz lightz out!

    –By order of Field Marshal von Kancopp

    Jan 6, 2008 at 9:53 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

     
  • #10   amy d bang

    Jesus wept at the sight of his earthly emissary used for such base purposes. Then he used Chase’s toothbrush to clean the toilet and turned the light off, giggling. The Lord works in mysterious ways, indeed.

    Jan 6, 2008 at 9:57 pm   rating: 15  small thumbs up

     
  • #11   Canthz_B bang

    Acch! Kidz now dayz. Vee never hat zeez problemz in zeh goot olt dayz. Leef zeh lightz on…shot! Dirty toilet…shot!
    I miz zeh olt order! Zingz ver zo zimple zen.

    Jan 6, 2008 at 10:01 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #12   Sarah

    My German degree just came in handy!

    Jan 6, 2008 at 10:38 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #13   ER

    I love rhymes in German! German rap, for example, must be one of the best things in the world!

    Jan 6, 2008 at 11:36 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

    • #13.1   Juliet bang

      Then you must listen to Die Fantastichen Vier. I love them! Who else can you recommend?

      Jan 7, 2008 at 11:06 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #13.2   Juliet bang

      Messer, schaerer, garbel licht fuer kleine kindern nicht!

      Knife, scissors, (garbel? can’t remember, something sharp?) lights aren’t for small children.

      Jan 7, 2008 at 11:10 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #13.3   Juliet bang

      Brave Maedchen
      Kommen in den Himmel

      Boese Maedchen
      Kommen ueberall hin.

      Jan 7, 2008 at 11:17 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #13.4   delfin

      not ‘Garbel’, it’s ‘Gabel’, meaning fork.

      Jan 7, 2008 at 3:17 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #13.5   ER

      I have a Fantastischen Vier CD, but I don’t know what I did with it! Another good one is Freundeskreis, then there’s Die Prinzen which we listened to in German class. That’s been since the late 90s though so I’m sure there’s better stuff out there now…

      Jan 7, 2008 at 5:04 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #13.6   ER

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8jvX_yMxc-8

      Jan 7, 2008 at 5:22 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #13.7   Juliet bang

      I have “Die 4 Dimension” and “Laushgift”. I haven’t heard “MFG” before, but it’s good. I’ll look up the others you suggested on youtube. Have you heard Der Wolf? I have the “Gibt’s Doch Gar Nicht” single.

      Thanks so much!

      Jan 7, 2008 at 7:24 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #13.8   Juliet bang

      Couldn’t find “Gibt’s Doch Gar Nicht” but this is an excellent example of his stuff:

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PUYX2AUTZmw

      Jan 7, 2008 at 7:27 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #13.9   WickedLady bang

      I really love E Nomine. :) Especially the songs Mitternacht and Lucifer

      Jan 8, 2008 at 10:14 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #14   Canthz_B bang

    A picture of The Pope posted in the john? Talk about being a motivator…that’s dedication!

    BTW, was he having a Hitler Youth flashback in that photo?

    Jan 7, 2008 at 12:03 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

    • #14.1   Crash bang

      Old habits die hard C.B. 8)

      Jan 7, 2008 at 12:40 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #15   itsmeek bang

    RULE # 356 NEVER, NEVER, USE ANOTHER MANS BRUSH.

    Jan 7, 2008 at 12:18 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

    • #15.1   Team Cassandra bang

      For real. Didn’t we JUST go over that?

      Jan 7, 2008 at 12:22 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #15.2   itsmeek bang

      EXACTLY!!!

      Jan 7, 2008 at 12:26 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #15.3   Canthz_B bang

      *

      Jan 7, 2008 at 12:31 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #16   Grimfool

    Nein, nein, benutzen Sie nicht die Toilettebürste! Es wurde mir von meinem Zahnarzt gegeben und sehr weiche Borsten hat! Mein gott, Ich erklärte Ihnen, daß meinen Namen schreibend, kein unterscheiden würde!

    Jan 7, 2008 at 12:29 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

    • #16.1   Grimfool

      Or, no, no, don’t use the toilet brush! It was given to me by my dentist, and has very soft bristles! My god, I told you writing my name on it wouldn’t make any difference!

      Jan 7, 2008 at 12:30 am   rating: 6  small thumbs up

       
    • #16.2   Team Cassandra bang

      Babelfish says!:

      No, no, you use not the toilet brush! It me of my dentist given and much yield bristles has! My God, I it explained to you that writing, none would differentiate between my name!

      (damn! beat me to it!)

      Jan 7, 2008 at 12:32 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #16.3   secondsout bang

      I tried using the toilet brush, but indeed the bristles are really too hard. I’m going back to using toilet paper instead.

      Jan 7, 2008 at 4:02 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #17   Team Cassandra bang

    Ooops!

    Jan 7, 2008 at 12:31 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

    • #17.1   Grimfool

      Yeah, I used der Babel Fische to translate English to Deutsch . . . and I forgot to “sign” it with Chase’s name! Verfluchte!

      Jan 7, 2008 at 12:36 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #18   Grimfool

    Übrigens war, der Papst das Bumsen köstlich! Jetzt muß ich das unitard tragen?

    Jan 7, 2008 at 12:32 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

    • #18.1   Team Cassandra bang

      By the way, the Pope the Bumsen was koestlich! Now do I have to carry unit pool of broadcasting corporations?

      WTF???

      Jan 7, 2008 at 12:34 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #18.2   Grimfool

      Um, supposed to say “By the way, the Pope was (gentle carressing) delicious! Now I must wear the unitard?”

      Jan 7, 2008 at 12:37 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #18.3   Team Cassandra bang

      O well, in that case: yes. You must wear the unitard.

      OR

      Carry the unit pool of broadcasting corporations – whichever you prefer. :)

      Jan 7, 2008 at 12:42 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #18.4   Canthz_B bang

      Maybe we should stick to B-movie German accented English. I don’t want the lawyers for a pool of broadcasting corporations after my kiester! LOL

      Jan 7, 2008 at 12:45 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #18.5   Team Cassandra bang

      Kiester! Haha! (That’s German, right?)

      Jan 7, 2008 at 12:55 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #18.6   Grimfool

      Well, I’m from the south, so whenever I use my B-movie German accent, it sounds like someone poured molasses all over Mel Brooks’ sauerkraut . . . “Ya’ll see zis here vat I haff told ya’ll?”

      Jan 7, 2008 at 1:15 am   rating: 6  small thumbs up

       
    • #18.7   Sloper

      Kiester is Yiddish, so Mel Brooks could well have employed it (hold the molasses, though).

      Jan 7, 2008 at 4:16 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #18.8   Juliet bang

      Das ist krass!

      Jan 7, 2008 at 11:12 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #18.9   secondsout bang

      I think that instead of the unitard, given the language of the PAN, you should wear leiderhosen instead. Just to change things up a little bit. They can still be unwashed leiderhosen.

      Jan 7, 2008 at 3:58 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #18.10   laure

      ‘Lederhose’ are leather trousers.
      I imagine that ‘Leiderhosen’ would be ‘regrettable trousers,’ which would be a poor choice, indeed. Perhaps the unitard would be a better decision.

      Jan 22, 2008 at 4:55 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #19   strongbadia7

    according to babelfish, the headline reads ‘the rough glaubenfest’. thanks, internet, i couldn’t figure that one out on my own.

    Jan 7, 2008 at 12:44 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

    • #19.1   Jerry

      It says “The big festival of belief”.

      Jan 7, 2008 at 3:28 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #19.2   Sloper

      Babelfish is worthless. Go team learn a second language!

      Jan 7, 2008 at 4:17 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #19.3   Grimfool

      I’m still working on my third language (English>Spanish>Korean) so forgive me if Deutsch is not a priority . . . and Babel Fische is NOT worthless . . . want to have some fun? Use Babelfish to translate English song lyrics into Korean, then copy/paste and translate them back into English, then send THAT to a friend and ask them which song it is!
      Every semester, I fail at least one student who has taken a Korean text and Babelfished (sure, it’s a verb) it into English, and then hand it into me as their essay!

      Jan 7, 2008 at 6:14 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #19.4   Lorelie

      What’s fun is when you’re living in Italy and an official looking flyer is posted to your front gate. I’ve studied Spanish and French but had just moved to Italy so my language skills hadn’t yet progressed much beyond ordering dinner and shopping.

      Babel fish to the rescue! Along with a pocket sized English-Italian dictionary, Babelfish helped me figure out there would be a scheduled outage of a utility on a certain date. What I didn’t know until the power went out was which utility it would be.

      Jan 7, 2008 at 8:39 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #19.5   Rocky bang

      Ogni giorno vissuto in Italia e una giornata pieno di belle sorprese! Oggi non ce corrente, e domani non ci sara aqua……
      Questo e veramente “La vita sul orlo”!

      Jan 7, 2008 at 8:56 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #19.6   park rose bang

      19.4 – see 18.1
      The utility in question was surely the unit pool of broadcasting corporations !

      Jan 7, 2008 at 9:36 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #19.7   Team Cassandra bang

      19.5 Sul orlo del gabinetto?

      Jan 7, 2008 at 2:13 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #19.8   WanderingPenguin bang

      W.R.T. the message in that magazine picture – someone here asked me what it said in English and I told them it said, roughly: “The Big Faithorama”. Even though I have seen the “true” translation in 19.1, I have to say… I like mine better. :D

      Jan 7, 2008 at 5:15 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #19.9   Paragoddess bang

      Ok, so I took Latin for eight years (4 in high school, 4 in college). Let me give this a go….
      Every day lived in Italy is one beautiful full day of surprise! Today is not certain, and tomorrow is not ours…… This and truly “the life on the hem”!

      Close? not so much?
      “Arma virumque cano, Troiae qui primus ab oris Italiam…” and that’s all I remember

      Jan 8, 2008 at 9:13 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #20   Sloper

    Licht an, licht aus. Das ist bestimmt dem Papst scheissegal. Und wieso streckt er sein Hand aus? Sucht nach seine Zahnbuerste.

    Jan 7, 2008 at 4:06 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

    • #20.1   Grimfool

      Well, in fairness to His Popeness (a phrase I never thought I’d use), I think he’s just waving.

      Jan 7, 2008 at 6:10 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #20.2   amy d bang

      Better that than His Poopiness.

      Jan 7, 2008 at 9:33 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #20.3   park rose bang

      At 20.1,
      not drowning?

      Jan 7, 2008 at 9:37 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #20.4   modysoul

      park rose, I spit out water at that one…

      Jan 7, 2008 at 1:32 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #20.5   Canthz_B bang

      Not Holy Water, I hope. :-)

      Jan 7, 2008 at 1:42 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #21   Sloper

    I find the sing-song quality that the note invokes amusing (the too-long repetition of “S”, the Bavarian accented “Liecht”). There’s passive-aggressive gold in this one. The red letters and the huge handwriting belie a frenzy that the cutesy tone tries to cover. Ein Meisterstueck.

    Jan 7, 2008 at 4:11 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #22   WickedLady bang

    Hier spricht das Klo: “Ich bin der Führer, und Sie sollen mir folgen. Sonst werde ich Hitler sended, um Ihren Hintern zu kicken!”

    Jan 7, 2008 at 7:23 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #23   MJaz

    My German husband says that posting notes on the back of toilets is kind of a national sport. When he was in the Army, his Seargent posted a big piece of cardboard, with a note asking the soldiers to please use that for their missives.

    Jan 7, 2008 at 8:22 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #24   Katzndogz bang

    In Germany, on the autobahn, their word for Exit is Ausfahrt. That always made me giggle.

    Yes, I know this comment is only very remotely connected to the topic. Move along, people.

    Jan 7, 2008 at 9:39 am   rating: 4  small thumbs up

    • #24.1   WickedLady bang

      If you translate ‘Ausfahrt’ to Dutch literally, it means ‘uitvaart’, which means ‘funeral’. :P Just continuing to go off topic.

      Jan 7, 2008 at 9:44 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #24.2   park rose bang

      Oh, the pope has a lot to do with funerals and such, one would think? And farts definitely belong in a john. And John is a very popular name for a pope. It’s all connected…

      Jan 7, 2008 at 9:49 am   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #24.3   WanderingPenguin bang

      From the little that I know about the autobahn, it seems incredibly appropriate that the “exits” have something in common with “funerals”. :D

      Jan 7, 2008 at 5:21 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #24.4   Team Cassandra bang

      I bet you the whole exit/ausfhart thing is exactly where “fart” came from…it make so much sense to me, I don’t even want to look it up.

      Jan 7, 2008 at 7:50 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #25   GhostWriter bang

    Wolfgang walks by with a small paintbrush and another cup of blood. Nobody knows where he gets it. Nobody is brave enough to ask. He calls it “the sacred blood of Communication.”

    “Off to paint us another note, eh, Wolfgang?” Heinrich asks in a wavering tone.

    Wolfgang stops in his tracks and turns to Heinrich. His eyes and brow are wrinkled with intense, angry worry. He replies, “Ya- zee bassroom hass been violated and rekvires a written offerink!”

    “ooOOkay,” says Heinrich. He thinks, “at least he keeps the car running…”

    Jan 7, 2008 at 9:40 am   rating: 5  small thumbs up

     
  • #26   Writerrejected bang

    Popes make me sad.

    Jan 7, 2008 at 11:48 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #27   Writerrejected bang

    Poops do not.

    Jan 7, 2008 at 11:48 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #28   Writerrejected bang

    In general, I think the two shouldn’t be mixed.

    Jan 7, 2008 at 11:49 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

    • #28.1   Canthz_B bang

      I don’t know about Popes and poops, but I have thanked God during a B.M. a time or two! ;-)

      Jan 7, 2008 at 1:23 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #28.2   gggggggggg

      canthz_B – ewwwwww you’re showing your age, no?

      Jan 7, 2008 at 1:38 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #29   joe sorry

    That sounds like my mum talking, when she is sober.

    Jan 7, 2008 at 7:21 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #30   aaa

    I have to say, Pope Palpatine is not what I want to see when I’m pooping. :/

    Jan 7, 2008 at 7:36 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #31   Lurker

    If you fight in the bathroom where the Pope’s picture is hanging, is it a pon tiff?

    Jan 7, 2008 at 11:52 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

    • #31.1   WanderingPenguin bang

      *rrrrrimshot*

      Jan 8, 2008 at 10:07 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #32   amy d bang

    OMG, I just realized that this sign is a

    Pope-it-Note!

    Jan 8, 2008 at 12:10 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #33   Lurker

    And the bathroom is now known as “The Vati-Can.”

    Jan 8, 2008 at 1:19 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

    • #33.1   amy d bang

      Good one. That could be the Header on the Pope-it-notes:

      “Notes from the Vati-Can”

      Wanna be my business partner in this endeavor?

      Jan 8, 2008 at 1:51 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #34   vib

    This collage represents everything many germans “love” about bavaria. By the way: It’s “Scheiße” not “shiße” (“heilige Scheiße”).

    Jan 9, 2008 at 5:51 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #35   ruby

    It’s spelled “sheisse”.

    Mar 26, 2008 at 5:43 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #36   Scriptor

    Heh, all those spelling mistakes… funny bavarians…

    Oct 23, 2008 at 1:30 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #37   Viola

    Argh, I hate being Bavarian. I should move to another state if people associate Bavaria with crap like this… How dumb do you have to be to misspell “Licht”? It’s a five-letter-word, for God’s sake… And I’ve never in my entire life heard anyone abbreviating “also” to “als’ “. I’ve never heard anyone talking like a snake, either.
    There have been many encounters with people who can’t decide on which punctuation to use, though…
    (“benützen” is false grammar too! Argh, this sign is driving me nuts…)

    Mar 10, 2009 at 5:06 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     

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