Poseidon’s a pervert

November 11th, 2009 · 120 comments

Francesca in Boston spotted this posted in a bathroom on Santorini in Greece. “Because of the island’s old-fashioned plumbing, many bathrooms had similar notes, but only this one had the implied threat of sexual harassment by a Sea God.”

passiveaggressivenotes.com: Poseidon's a pervert

Honestly, though, it’s the awesomely unnecessary 80s-power-suit clip art in this notice — spotted by Taryn in Irvine, California in the ladies’ room of the mortgage bank where she worked one summer — that really cracks me up.

passiveaggressivenotes.com: How that for some awesomely unnecessary 80s-power-suit clip art?

related: courtesy (and clip art) 101

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120 responses so far ↓

  • #1   JetJackson

    Nothing gets me hot under the collar like a woman in a power suit who flushes.

    Nov 11, 2009 at 9:19 pm   rating: 17  small thumbs up

    • #1.1   park rose

      I’ve got a few friends going through menopause I’m sure you’d like to meet, JJ.

      *PS: before correcting me, if anyone does, and before this thread descends into dissecting different dialects and so on, they are hot flushes, not flashes, in the Australian parlance ;) Apparently, historically, too, according to Wikipedia (so maybe elsewhere as well).

      Nov 11, 2009 at 9:33 pm   rating: 14  small thumbs up

       
    • #1.2   MAMARILLA2 bang

      I had a hot flush once…Then we found out that they had connected the hot water line to the toilet….

      Sorry Rose, I couldn’t stop myself.

      Nov 11, 2009 at 9:37 pm   rating: 8  small thumbs up

       
    • #1.3   park rose

      Naah, it was cute, ‘rilla, and well, you know, when you’re going through the change,you’ve got no control over your actions. ;)

      Nov 11, 2009 at 11:46 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #1.4   KB

      It’s a hot flush in the UK as well

      Nov 12, 2009 at 2:33 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #1.5   Mo® bang

      I feel flush! :razz:

      Nov 12, 2009 at 7:16 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #2   BurstingAtTheSeams

    Is it just me, or does the clip art woman on the right appear as if she has just discovered that her smug looking clip art counterpart on the left does not flush the toilet… or (horrors!) wash her hands?

    Nov 11, 2009 at 9:19 pm   rating: 13  small thumbs up

    • #2.1   Geek Goddess

      No, she has just discovered that her counterpart is constipated. Note the expression on the counterpart’s face. Definitely constipated.

      Nov 11, 2009 at 10:40 pm   rating: 8  small thumbs up

       
    • #2.2   Err

      My bad, I thought the counterpart was picking a wedgie. That would make me flush if I was caught.

      Nov 12, 2009 at 7:53 am   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
    • #2.3   Maas

      Oh…
      I assumed the woman on the right was wondering why the man on the left was wearing a wig and a skirt in the ladies’ restroom.

      Nov 12, 2009 at 2:07 pm   rating: 11  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #3   JetJackson

    So if you can’t put your toilet paper in the toilet where exactly does it go? Do you mean to tell me that in Santorini next to every toilet is a bin full of shit covered toilet paper?

    Edit: I mean really… what is the point of a toilet if you can’t put toilet paper in it. They might as well just shit in the bin.

    Nov 11, 2009 at 9:21 pm   rating: 11  small thumbs up

    • #3.1   Yertle the Turtle bang

      That is exactly what it is like. There are wastebaskets next to every toilet. That’s the case in many countries, actually. I felt so dirty the first time I had to dispose of the *used* tp outside of the can….gross!

      Nov 11, 2009 at 9:39 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #3.2   JetJackson

      Hmmm, yeah go straight for the bin I say… cut out the middleman.

      Nov 11, 2009 at 9:43 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #3.3   Aulin bang

      That is seriously disgusting. And I agree, there’s really no point in using the toilet at all. There was another notice some time ago that said vomiting in the toilet was not allowed. The only thing more disgusting than a bin full of crap paper, is a bin full of crap paper and vomit.

      Nov 11, 2009 at 11:51 pm   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
    • #3.4   KB

      It’s because the pipes on most Greek islands are very old can’t actually cope with the flushing of toilet paper so they ask you to bin the loo roll

      Nov 12, 2009 at 2:34 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #3.5   Critical Grass bang

      That’s right, it’s because of the pipes. And sometimes it’s because the city doesn’t have a proper wastewater treatment station.

      Nov 12, 2009 at 5:01 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #3.6   park rose bang

      The shit and piss still gets flushed (hopefully), if it’s a place that has pipes, for crap’s sake to all the ‘just take a dump in the bin’ proponents out there. I hope that there is more shit, after you take a dump, in the actual toilet than on the toilet paper you’ve just wiped your arse with, otherwise you’ve got some serious problems!

      Nov 12, 2009 at 5:48 am   rating: 14  small thumbs up

       
    • #3.7   Err

      No Sheet!

      Hand sanitizing companies must love these restrooms.

      Nov 12, 2009 at 9:52 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #3.8   JetJackson

      Rose I am going to have to side with Team ‘Shit in the Bin’. All that plumbing seems a waste if you still have to empty the toilet paper bin. Surely the logistics of emptying fuller shit bins is more economically efficient that maintaining plumbing, sewerage treatment and emptying slightly less full shit bins.

      Nov 12, 2009 at 4:38 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #3.9   Geek Goddess

      Or you could just walk out of the washroom with the toilet paper stuck to your shoe. Voila! No flushing it down old inadequate pipes, no leaving it in an unsavory bin!

      Nov 12, 2009 at 7:38 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #4   dixiechick

    At my work, there is a note on the wall of one of the ladies’ rooms that says:
    “Please flush properly–
    Look behind you.”
    I always wondered, Um, look behind me for WHAT??? Now at last I know–Poseidon coming up out of the throne with his trident!

    Nov 11, 2009 at 9:26 pm   rating: 42  small thumbs up

    • #4.1   spottedbuddy

      They could be referring to all of the piss molecules and shit shrapnel that spurt up when you flush; looking away means you at least don’t get it in your eyes and/or ingest it.

      Come to think of it, Pisseidon there in the the comic just might represent what sprays up when you flush.

      Nov 11, 2009 at 11:43 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #4.2   GK bang

      Oh, fecal mist, how we’ve missed you!

      Nov 12, 2009 at 3:18 am   rating: 6  small thumbs up

       
    • #4.3   park rose bang

      Sing no more ditties, sing no mo,
      Or dumps so dull and heavy;
      The fraud of mist was ever so

      In other words, GK, Pine-o-clean not.
      Mist was always fecal in its infections affections.

      Nov 12, 2009 at 5:41 am   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #4.4   GK bang

      For, Fecal Mist, so brown and bacterial,
      As long as my toilet endures
      I feel I shall owe you a debt,
      That I never can hope to scrub;
      And if ever I should forget
      That I owe this debt to you
      And for your pungent sake to yours;
      O then, how then shall I flush? —
      If ever I should forget,
      May God provide me with more toothbrushes
      Than ever I have had yet!

      (I know, I know, I destroyed the meter)

      Nov 12, 2009 at 6:13 am   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
    • #4.5   merkin4

      Once upon a toilet dreary, while I strained weak and weary,
      Over last night’s quaint and curious dinner of peppered boar,
      While I nodded, nearly napping, suddenly there came a tapping,
      As of Poseidon gently rapping, poking at my own back door.
      `’Tis some back-splash,’ I muttered, `lapping at my nether door -
      Only this, and nothing more.’

      Nov 12, 2009 at 12:59 pm   rating: 42  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #5   Chinchillazilla

    The woman on the left is all “That’s right bitches, I flush the toilet.”

    Nov 11, 2009 at 9:27 pm   rating: 22  small thumbs up

    • #5.1   Mo® bang

      snap snap

      Nov 12, 2009 at 7:18 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #6   UnclGhost bang

    She hadn’t even put any toilet paper in the toilet!

    Nov 11, 2009 at 9:28 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

    • #6.1   Yertle the Turtle bang

      No, but she was about to use WAY too much! Poseidon doesn’t like that either.

      Nov 11, 2009 at 9:41 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #6.2   park rose bang

      Poseidon is Sheryl Crow?

      Nov 11, 2009 at 9:48 pm   rating: 6  small thumbs up

       
    • #6.3   MAMARILLA2 bang

      ♫The first wipe is the grossest
      Baby I know
      The first wipe is the grossest.
      But when it comes to bein’ lucky, he’s cursed
      When it comes to lovin’ me, he’s worst…

      Nov 11, 2009 at 10:30 pm   rating: 7  small thumbs up

       
    • #6.4   Local Honey

      Cat Stevens just had a stroke

      Nov 12, 2009 at 9:12 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #6.5   Geek Goddess

      That’s all very well and good, but he still can’t flush the toilet paper. Into the bin it goes, no exceptions.

      Nov 12, 2009 at 11:23 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #6.6   infant tyrone bang

      In Greek Poop-fresh-in-all Golf Ass-ociation rules:

      1) Paper in a water hazard is a 2 stroke penalty, Peace Train or no,

      2) Said paper must be retrieved from water hazard before play resumes,

      3) Said paper must be manually shot into bin from 2 meters away,

      4) In the event of a missed bin-shot…well, the rules are quite clear, but
      I’ll just say that the GPGA is still negotiating a local cable access deal.

      GPGA motto: Bring your “A” game or you’d best play at home!

      Nov 12, 2009 at 9:59 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #7   Michelle M

    At Disneyland they had a problem with foreigners throwing away toilet paper, or even worse. Lighting it on fire. If this is how you do it where you are from I guess you wouldn’t think twice. I just wonder why they don’t phase out toilet paper if you can’t flush it, like other eastern counties. Go squat toilets!

    Nov 11, 2009 at 9:31 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

    • #7.1   JetJackson

      True…. but how do you phase out toilet paper? What is the middleground between wiping your arse with paper and wiping your arse with your hand?

      Nov 11, 2009 at 9:34 pm   rating: 14  small thumbs up

       
    • #7.2   park rose

      You don’t wipe it with your hand as such. You use water. The water is often (not always) in a hose. So there is water and pressure. Not everywhere – that’s when you use your right hand to eat.

      Nov 11, 2009 at 9:40 pm   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
    • #7.3   Canthz_B bang

      And people wonder why I’m not more into traveling.
      It just doesn’t seem worth the thought that you’re sitting next to a bin full of shit-paper to me.

      Nov 11, 2009 at 10:27 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #7.4   Geek Goddess

      At least they had toilet paper. The first time I went to Ireland, we spent part of the trip traveling for three days in Galway and Clare, and found nothing but cardboard tubes in every facility, with just a few faint shreds of tantalizing tp clinging to them. Sometimes 4 or 5 cardboard tubes. Even the toilet with the floor-to-ceiling picture window next to it, the notorious loo-with-the-view, in the hostel in Clifden, had had every tiny scrap of toilet paper used. Give me a full roll and a bin to toss it in any day.

      Nov 11, 2009 at 10:47 pm   rating: 10  small thumbs up

       
    • #7.5   Geek Goddess

      I must go down to the loo again, with a view of the sea and the sky,
      And all I ask is a full roll and a bin to toss it in nearby

      Nov 11, 2009 at 10:57 pm   rating: 17  small thumbs up

       
    • #7.6   infant tyrone bang

      Curtis Maesfield, right ?

      I lost track of him after he did the soundtrack for “Superflush” (“Remember Turdie’s Dead”)…man, but that dude had a set of pipes.
      And the hits just kept on a comin’ with “Keep on Pushing”.

      Nov 11, 2009 at 11:10 pm   rating: 8  small thumbs up

       
    • #7.7   Geek Goddess

      Close, it, close.
      Sea Fever by John Masefield

      Nov 11, 2009 at 11:16 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #7.8   infant tyrone bang

      Mayfield (not)= Maesfield >> chuckle…Did I get lucky?
      Lemme check my parchment…uh, no…it was calculated.

      Nov 12, 2009 at 4:04 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #7.9   Geek Goddess

      Maybe you got lucky, but I am pretty sure that it wasn’t with me.

      Nov 12, 2009 at 3:34 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #7.10   infant tyrone bang

      GG, please…

      I knew it was Maesfield, that’s the easy part.

      And I’ve had my share of luck, as I hope you have.

      I’d like to think that if I got lucky with you (at some point in the past),
      I would be more than pretty sure of something, but your comment raises a very interesting question, namely, “How do either of us (or to expand it past the two of us…call it ‘any of us here at PAN’) know that we haven’t been ‘lucky’ with one another at some point way back yonder?”

      I suppose if there are PAN conventions you could rule out certain people based on the IRL meeting, and if some people mention things that place them in another country, etc., then you could rule them out (to the extent that you believe them), but other than that we’re just brains, fingers, and keyboards talking to monitors, eyes and brains…there seem to have been a lot of people on this site in the past few years…what do you figure/guess to be the odds that two or more of them were ‘lucky’ with one another at x years in the past, have posted witty rejoinders to each other on y number of threads, and never suspected that they were talking to someone they once ‘knew’??

      Any one instance of that happening would outdo the various “ships passing in the night” passages in Gravity’s Rainbow, doncha think?

      Nov 14, 2009 at 10:06 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #7.11   anglophile bang

      I am 100% certain I’ve never gotten lucky with any other PAN-ers. :(

      Nov 15, 2009 at 9:55 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #7.12   infant tyrone bang

      One down.

      ab,cde – 1 left to go

      Nov 15, 2009 at 12:30 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #7.13   Critical Grass bang

      Yeah, I fall under the “mention things that place them in another country” category. So I’m pretty sure I’ve never gotten lucky with any of ya’ll. :|

      Nov 15, 2009 at 5:00 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #7.14   infant tyrone bang

      OK, two down. Lots of chances left…

      And CG, I’m pretty sure it’s our loss that you’re in another country.

      Nov 15, 2009 at 6:11 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #7.15   Geek Goddess

      *wanders off to ponder possibility of ex-husband posting on PAN*

      *ponders whether that would mean the ‘got lucky’ part came before or after the ‘ex’ part*

      Nov 28, 2009 at 12:26 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #8   jason

    Isn’t that the second such “no toilet paper” in the toilet sign from Europe posted to this site? Dirty Europeans.

    Nov 11, 2009 at 9:45 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

    • #8.1   pony girl

      I remember when I was a little girl and we went to the RAF museum in GB.
      Each square of toilet paper had ‘Property of RAF’ printed on it.
      We took some to keep, because it was so hilarious.
      Luckily, we were not caught by the customs agents on our way out of the country.

      Nov 11, 2009 at 9:54 pm   rating: 6  small thumbs up

       
    • #8.2   Suipa

      Hey, asshat! Do you know how many European countries there are? Do you think that in England and France, Spain, Germany, Italy, Austria, Slovenia, Montenegro, etc, etc. that we do that? Way to generalise about an entire continent!

      Nov 16, 2009 at 5:48 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #9   pony girl

    Please put all large refuse into the trash can; our pipes can’t handle that.
    Also, please flush, or a Greek god will poke you in the butt. (somehow, our pipes are unable to deal with vomit and toilet paper, but are fully able to handle Greek gods swimming around in them just waiting to poke your butt)

    THX
    Sandra

    Nov 11, 2009 at 9:52 pm   rating: 16  small thumbs up

    • #9.1   infant tyrone bang

      Attn: Sandra
      Ref: What about us southpaws?

      It’s very nice that you put up two clip art pix of right-handed ladies carefully flushing the toilet *behind* them (Thx for not including the toilets themselves…I mean really, if someone doesn’t know the difference between a toilet “behind them” and a toilet “in front of them”…well, no doubt that is part of HR’s rigorous screening process).

      But what about the rest of us?

      When you have a chance, hon, please change the sign to include at least one example of a left-handed lady flushing the toilet behind her.

      THX,
      Sinestra Leftkowitz

      P.S. I’m not sure what the big deal about flushing the toilet behind us is,
      so if it isn’t too much trouble, could you include a little explanation of the consequences of doing it the wrong way?
      Does it help the pipes to cope or is it some religious deal ? Just asking…

      Nov 11, 2009 at 10:33 pm   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
    • #9.2   Canthz_B bang

      Where have I seen something like this before? :mrgreen:

      Nov 11, 2009 at 10:41 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #9.3   spottedbuddy

      New policy: Toilet paper rationing. All of the TP in the building has been confiscated. See Casey in Human Resources for your daily allotment and a detailed explanation.

      Thx
      SANDRA

      Nov 11, 2009 at 11:53 pm   rating: 7  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #10   Canthz_B bang

    In the Mens Room we flush the toilet in front of us and get pretty good results.
    Maybe you gals could try that instead of blindly reaching behind yourselves.

    Nov 11, 2009 at 10:16 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

    • #10.1   park rose

      Well, no need for TP, or maybe extra need, not sure, if you’re still sitting on the throne and reaching behind yourself to flush :) Unless I’ve been doing it wrong all these years.

      Nov 11, 2009 at 11:49 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #11   Canthz_B bang

    Looks like the Ty-D-Bol man finally got that promotion!

    Nov 11, 2009 at 10:19 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

     
  • #12   Ruthie

    I’m thinking the “old fashioned plumbing” + angry sea god would insinuate that whatever you flush goes directly into the sea? In which case, probably not a great idea to swim around Santorini. Just sayin’.

    Nov 11, 2009 at 10:27 pm   rating: 17  small thumbs up

    • #12.1   infant tyrone bang

      And when you’re dining out in Santorini, the tofu special at Tam Kung’s place may be a more sensible order than the mixed seafood chow mein.

      Nov 12, 2009 at 10:11 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #13   Canthz_B bang

    Now I’m not sure about the food and water on Santorini.
    Apparently, everyone there has diarrhea…or incredibly quick-dissolving turds.

    Nov 11, 2009 at 10:32 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #14   Tasha

    The powersuited women are amazing. I mean, they were going to flush the toilet in front of them before you laid the law down on their asses.

    Nov 11, 2009 at 10:35 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #15   Adam

    I love cartoons!

    Nov 11, 2009 at 10:41 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

    • #15.1   Critical Grass bang

      Me too!

      Nov 12, 2009 at 8:33 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #15.2   Snayl bang

      I love…carpet.

      Nov 12, 2009 at 12:54 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #15.3   Geek Goddess

      I love carpal tunnel syndrome

      Nov 12, 2009 at 1:24 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #15.4   Palomon bang

      Carpooling is somewhat nifty.

      Nov 12, 2009 at 11:08 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #16   Geek Goddess

    That Poseidon note is one determined PAN. Look at how it is glued down to the wall, and the places where it is peeled back at the corners where people have tried to steal it. Maybe they should sell copies in the gift shop.

    Nov 11, 2009 at 10:51 pm   rating: 7  small thumbs up

    • #16.1   infant tyrone bang

      GG,

      They do sell copies…to tourists…who sometimes wind up recycling them.

      But the Santorini locals are a notoriously thrifty lot, hence the peeling.

      But, being bin-savvy, no Santorinian dumpster dives for recycled posters…

      Nov 11, 2009 at 11:02 pm   rating: 6  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #17   Canthz_B bang

    ♫ C’mon girls, let’s go show the guys that we know

    How to become number one in a hot restroom show

    Now flush it

    Ah, flush it – flush it good

    Ah, flush it – flush it real good

    Ah, flush it – flush it good

    Ah, flush it – fl-flush it real good ♫

    Nov 11, 2009 at 10:53 pm   rating: 7  small thumbs up

     
  • #18   JetJackson

    Who knew!? Poseidon is a Fecalphiliac!

    Nov 12, 2009 at 1:02 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

    • #18.1   bowloftoast bang

      Well, he is Greek. Notice how dangerously close his rod is to that woman’s as yet unwiped ass? He’s renowned for the trident true methods.

      Nov 12, 2009 at 2:25 am   rating: 6  small thumbs up

       
    • #18.2   Canthz_B bang

      He’s a real stickler for the rules. You’ve got to watch your ass around him.

      Nov 12, 2009 at 3:13 am   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
    • #18.3   MAMARILLA2 bang

      Got to keep your Shit straight or he will be poking around in your business.

      Nov 13, 2009 at 10:27 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #19   Canthz_B bang

    You should be able to put up to four wads of toilet paper into any toilet…because a Straight Flush will always dispose of Four of a Kind.
    You shouldn’t even need to use a plunger as a poker.

    Nov 12, 2009 at 1:38 am   rating: 15  small thumbs up

    • #19.1   MAMARILLA2 bang

      But you will need a Royal Flush to get rid of a Full House…right?

      Nov 13, 2009 at 10:29 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #19.2   Car RamRod

      Unfortunately, most American toilets nowadays have limits to how much water they can use per flush in some foolish attempt to be “green.” I miss the old days when you could practically flush a dead body down the toilet. You know all these urban legend stories about people buying their kid a baby alligator, then deciding to flush it at some point? Try that shit with one of these weak modern ones, you’re gonna get bit the fuck out of once he realizes what you’re trying to do to him and it doesn’t work.

      Nov 13, 2009 at 6:27 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #19.3   oi bang

      What’s the point of this comment, sir?
      to be funny? informative? snarky? what?

      Nov 13, 2009 at 7:20 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #19.4   pony girl

      Which is exactly why I’m keeping my old toilets. No matter how often the City of Austin sends me those obnoxious notices suggesting I get newer toilets. Never know when I’ll need to dispose of a possum or gator or politician or somethin’.
      How creepy is that, BTW??
      How the hell do they even know what sort of toilets I have? Have they installed cameras? Is there a city official peeking in my window? Do they interrogate my house guests?

      Nov 13, 2009 at 7:30 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #19.5   infant tyrone bang

      PG,

      They’re not Austin city folks sending those notices.

      More likely the FBI still looking for Hoffa…everywhere.

      Nov 13, 2009 at 8:15 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #20   Canthz_B bang

    Must be the highly prized movie poster for the flick “The Poop Side Down Adventure”.

    Nov 12, 2009 at 3:07 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

    • #20.1   Car RamRod

      I remember that in MAD magazine some years back.

      Nov 14, 2009 at 5:52 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #20.2   Canthz_B bang

      Car RR, of course you do…It’s a World, World, World, World MAD!! :-)

      Nov 17, 2009 at 11:55 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #21   GK bang

    Curiously, there seems to be quite a bit of evidence around that Poseidon’s a pervert. Anyone got any more?

    Nov 12, 2009 at 3:21 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #22   Girl Friday

    SHOCKER!

    Nov 12, 2009 at 7:40 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #23   Woman on the Verge bang

    Am I the only one who thinks that chick looks like she’s enjoying being poked with Poop Diddy’s “trident”?

    Nov 12, 2009 at 7:52 am   rating: 5  small thumbs up

    • #23.1   se

      yes, definitely enjoying it, classic positioning, “ooooh” expression, eyes closed.

      Nov 12, 2009 at 8:55 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #23.2   anglophile bang

      Oh, Poseidon, oh, Poseidon, OH POSEIDON!!!”

      Nov 12, 2009 at 9:12 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #24   shwonline bang

    Apparently Poseidon is a fecal myth.

    Nov 12, 2009 at 9:32 am   rating: 11  small thumbs up

     
  • #25   laurie bang

    I had always thought Ulysses got on Poseidon’s bad side with that whole cyclops debacle. Now I know the real truth…he flushed some goddamn toilet paper.

    Nov 12, 2009 at 9:35 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

    • #25.1   Palomon bang

      I forget if it was Scylla or Charybdis that Neptune gave sailors a swirly in.

      Nov 12, 2009 at 11:10 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #26   Susan

    If I saw that sign, I’d think it’s a joke. I mean, come on! Fix your plumbing!

    Nov 12, 2009 at 9:38 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

    • #26.1   Critical Grass bang

      It’s not so easy for a whole country to “fix” the plumbing. I know it sounds simple, but…

      Nov 12, 2009 at 7:00 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #27   oi bang

    WTF? If toilet papers not in the toilet then where?
    no, no no. I don’t want to know.

    Nov 12, 2009 at 11:18 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #28   jinx

    Slightly o/t, but I don’t know what’s more gross bins for throwing out tp or not flushing pee. I say this, because my great uncle lives down the shore and he has low water pressure and when they pee they never flush the toliet! :( Needless to say, I haven’t visited in like 5 years and have no plans of ever visiting his home again.

    Nov 12, 2009 at 12:13 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

    • #28.1   HappyNat

      Come on, Brah. If it’s yellow let it mellow.

      Nov 12, 2009 at 12:24 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #28.2   jinx

      Ick. It makes your bathroom stink.

      Nov 12, 2009 at 12:35 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #29   Critical Grass bang

    Okay, I’ll just say this as straight as I can: If you flush any TP (even if it’s only a square) I’m gonna poke you in the ass with my holy, powerful trident. No sexual innuendo there.
    Are we clear?
    Thank you.

    Poseidon
    God of Seas and Earthquakes
    Mount Olympus, Greece

    Nov 12, 2009 at 6:50 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

    • #29.1   infant tyrone bang

      Poseidon also has a minor manifestation as the god of seasickness and vomit (although air-sickness bags fill [sic] under Zeus’ purview).

      His aristocratically updated epithets include “The Baron of Barf”, “The Marquess of The Big Queasy”, and “The Duke of Hurl”.

      Nov 12, 2009 at 10:41 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #29.2   Palomon bang

      Grudging thumb for the “fill/ (sic)” thing.
      You magnificent bastard.

      Nov 12, 2009 at 11:04 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #29.3   infant tyrone bang

      I’d have done one of those nifty strikeout jobs on fill and corrected it to fall but I haven’t got the hang of that HTML coding thing yet.

      Thanks for noticing the more classical version.

      Nov 13, 2009 at 1:04 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #29.4   Geek Goddess

      [del]fill[/del], but replacing the square brackets with appropriately facing angle brackets will give you fill

      Nov 28, 2009 at 12:16 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #29.5   infant tyrone bang

      Lemme practice
      heavy handed
      Hey, thanks, that’s much easier than the [STRIKE] xxx [/STRIKE] I found recently (but with angle brackets).
      Shorter, plus no caps…thanks again GG.

      Nov 28, 2009 at 2:13 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #30   Palomon bang

    I wanna talk about the orgasms here:
    The girl on Neptune’s trident is clearly having one. Is he trying to interrupt it? Is he responsible for it? Is this some kind of magic TP that holds up in bondage? Is there an enema involved here? I mean, she looks like she’s getting off doesn’t she? Is it me? Does anyone else see that? Some kind of pokey-pokey ass-play S&M thing going on?
    Discuss.
    The clip art chicks look like they’ve sworn off orgasms. Maybe they’ve shut each other off for a while or are just focused on their shoulder pads and don’t have the energy for it.

    Also, they look like they haven’t been to the bathroom in a long time. What could be more PA than protesting the sign by refusing to use the toilet ever again?
    Discuss.

    Nov 12, 2009 at 11:02 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

    • #30.1   infant tyrone bang

      Prof. Palomon:

      A) Orgasms (plural?)…well, maybe, but:
      1) The O shaped lips could just be saying, “Oh!” in surprise at being poked,
      2) They could also be saying, “Ow!” in reponse to the same stimulus.

      B) We should research the possibility that the TP is in some sense calligraphic. I’ll ask Stavros down at the gyros place at lunch tomorrow.

      C) Is Poseidon “resting on his laurels” there, or is that greenery supposed to be suggestive of a commodious kelp bed or some other seaweed?

      D) Trident ? Might be a Skoptic syndrome guy who got carried away with self-surgery and hit the Trifecta. Seems awfully happy with his prongs.

      Nov 12, 2009 at 11:35 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #30.2   pony girl

      So, is it the suggestive commodious kelp bed or the dude with three prongs who causes the O’s and the pipe problems?

      Nov 14, 2009 at 6:03 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #30.3   infant tyrone bang

      PG,

      My hypothesis is that if Poseidon brings anything to the woman’s shock, surprise, or sybaritism, then it’s the prongs doing the “heavy lifting” (just a figure of speech there…not calling her a chubette or anything).

      And if that’s kelp (in Greece it’s not likely to be any of rose’s sushi-wrapping seaweed), then I think the artist wants us to believe that Poseidon brung it special with him (under his aegis, maybe?) and will magically take it with him when he goes, w/o any impact on the pipes.
      I mean if it were real seaweed, that’d make the whole “Nowitski with the TP for a 3″ basketball stuff more than a little hypocritical, no?

      My pal Jesse knows more about the Greek end of things (i.e. classical mythology, he’s hetero…), while I more or less hold my own on things Roman (tried to work “candle” in there but couldn’t find a cute fit for it).

      As to the pipes, we have a lot of “basureros” in los banos down here, and I used to see them in Tijuana when we lived near San Diego, and if you lived in half of the places you mentioned in the Bulgarian Angela thread, then we both know that lots of places have old pipes that weren’t designed to handle the amount of solid material they have to deal with these days.

      Paper hangs around in pipes and makes friends, then they all loiter on the pipe version of a streetcorner and tie up traffic, which leads first to blockages and then to breakages. Compared to mighty and mythical Poseidon, it’s downright prosaic…

      Nov 14, 2009 at 7:45 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #30.4   Geek Goddess

      Early in the evenin’ just after supper time,
      Over at the shithouse they’re starting to unwind.
      Four ‘kids’ at the corner trying to get by.
      Someone flushed some tp and the pipes clogged up big time.

      Down On The Corner, overflowing in the street,
      Willy and Poseidon are playin’;
      Spend a penny; bin the tp.

      Nov 28, 2009 at 12:11 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #30.5   infant tyrone bang

      Hey, GG…
      Nice job on the lyrics…
      And extra credit for basing it on music by a band that famously had the word ‘Clearwater’ in their name.

      Nov 28, 2009 at 2:05 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #31   GhostWriter bang

    I always carry a sandwich bag full of cornstarch packing peanuts with me when I visit Greece. I’m surprised that you don’t.

    Nov 13, 2009 at 9:22 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

    • #31.1   infant tyrone bang

      GW,

      The more edible cornstarch peanuts are no doubt “greener”, but if you want some flotational excitement on (t)he hodos, pack a few dozen cubic centimeters worth of the original recipe StyroPack peanuts.
      Buoyancy to boggle the brain and bedevil the next contestant…

      Nov 13, 2009 at 8:28 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #32   Dani

    Man, I had some serious deja vu with the first sign today. I went to this chinese restaurant, and I walked in the bathroom and next to the toilet was a delightful sign that said to not flush paper. Also next to the toilet was a trash can full of post-bowel movement toilet paper. Needless to say I decided I could hold it.

    Nov 13, 2009 at 6:31 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #33   Chiara

    I don’t understand how the toilet can flush poo, yet not vomit or paper. I think someone needs to invent a more degradeable paper if that’s the case. And did they deliberately make the pipes really crap in the first place? In the olden days of flushing toilets they had paper then too!

    Nov 14, 2009 at 6:02 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #34   Fiona

    That must be a popular sign in greece – saw it in Samos too.

    Nov 20, 2009 at 2:18 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #35   orinoco

    This is a common problem throughout S. Europe, at least in public restrooms. However no one ever tells you you can’t flush paper in their homes. I think the public restrooms are either just poorly built or cheap cheap cheap. Because even in older homes no one has ever told me to bin used TP. Why? Because they are houseproud to the place you would not believe, and dirty TP is disgusting.

    Nov 28, 2009 at 6:55 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
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