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Friday, March 25, 2011

Protest via Porcelain Altar

Many among us has "worshipped at the porcelain altar" after a rowdy night involving an excess intake of alcohol.  Now, however, the porcelain potty has a new role:  a pictogram of protest.  You may recall that bra-burning was once a symbol of scorn.   Well make way for the latest:  contempt by commode!



 A plumber in Kittery, Maine, is expressing his disapproval of the town fathers' actions by flanking flushers in lieu of fencing along he edges of his property.  David Linscott states that dispite objections from him and his neighbors, the town enlarged the Middle School in his neighborhood without making any plan for additional parking that would be needed.  The town widened the street to allow parking, which is usually not allowed unless a variance is obtained.  Now cars park on the streets, people wander onto his property, and some parts if it become flooded due to the widening of the roadway.

I guess he's trying to tell the town that their planning was pretty sh#@ty.  It looks to me like his message is clear.   All that's missing is:

(if in fact that would clean up this mess!)  Of course, some may elect to pooh-pooh the whole thing!


potty photo credit:  John Huff of FOSTER'S DAILY DEMOCRAT.  tissue:  Google images.


EVA

26 comments:

runawaybride said...

This is a very novel idea of protest. But if any of the passersby actually uses his potty wouldn't he be inviting some more smelly trouble??

SherilinR said...

i was thinking the exact same thing as runaway. somebody's gonna crap in one of those pots at night & then he'll have to figure out how to get rid of it or live with the stink.

The Broad said...

I want to comment but I'm speechless! Do you think it will catch on: One nation, in the toilet -- Definitely a case for the Colbert Report!

Ⓙ @ $ € € ₦$ ₣®0₥... said...

Now THAT'S a way to get your point across! Local government can be problematic....and it's hard to vote the 'old school' out, especially in small towns.

Retiredandcrazy said...

Don't you just love a rebel. Good on him.

Elenka said...

I saw that on the news this morning. I don't get what he thinks it's going to accomplish!

Brian Miller said...

i wonder how many late night revelers will use his porcelin protest as they stumble down the street...

laughingmom said...

Maybe he should add some POTted plants!

Pandora's Cottage said...

I'm at a loss on this one - how is this more attractive than cars parking on his street, or people wandering on his yard???? Thanks, Eva - always enjoy the funny - and absurd - you bring us!
Susan

tsonodablog said...

That's just wicket weird. I love the comments on this, too. Especially runawaybride and laughingmom. Funny!

Homemaker Man said...

Once again the gov't dumps all over the little guy. At least he's not taking it sitting down.

Kristina P. said...

What a crappy situation!

Debbie said...

Well that ought to send them onto their arse's and into the crapper!

EmptyNester said...

I appreciate his creativity but, if his town officials are like ours, they really won't give a sh#$!

rosaria said...

Is that real? Doesn't he worry about middle schoolers leaving him with flushable stuff?

Eva Gallant said...

retired&crazy: He's creative, anyway!

laughingmom: Or maybe some POT plants! lol

Terri: I enjoy the comments I get so often!

Debbie: LOL

Rosaria: Well, they'be been there since Sept., so I guess it hasn't been too big a problem!

Lazarus said...

Excellent form of civil disobedience, very funny, thanks Eva!

Susan in the Boonies said...

I agree with Runaway Bride! And thanks for stopping by my blog, today, Eva!

Mary at Deep South Dish said...

Hmmmm... you're giving me evil ideas for dealing with my hateful neighbors Eva LOL!! Have a great weekend!

carina said...

Very clever post, AND a clever way to protest! Love it.

Thanks for stopping by my blog today! I love hearing from mothers who have lived through young boys close in age - it is encouraging to know you survived and with a smile! :)

Out of My Mind said...

I really like the way you find things that i never would have know about and makes it fun to read.

You gotta love it. The guy really has B@!!$

I'll bet the city finds some way to fine him, big time! kt

Jane @ Jane's Junk and Treasures said...

Where do you find this stuff!!! HA

Jen said...

I have to sit and think about this.....lol

Posh said...

Nice protest.

Stopping by from the Hops to follow.
Posh
http://poshonabudget.com/2011/02/wow-a-lot-of-hopping.html

Kristy said...

Hilarious! Thanks for your crumbling and following me on my SITS day! :) Much appreciated! I follow you already, lovely lady!

Eva Gallant said...

SusanintheBoonies: you are very welcome!

kt: He does have balls!

Jen: I'll bet I know where you are sitting!

Posh: You have to admit, it's different!