Friday, 15 June 2007

Logo For London 2012

Where Would You Hide? A Logo For London 2012Coxsoft Art has found the perfect logo for the London Olympic Games 2012: a woman squatting behind a rock to relieve herself. You may not know that London councils have been selling public loos like there's no tomorrow, and Red Ken can do nothing to stop them. This "performance art" is from Lausanne, Switzerland, where the German Toilet Organisation put on an exhibition to raise international awareness that everyone should have access to a loo. Sorry, folks. Not in London. And don't expect to find any convenient rocks like this one. It will be plastic bag time in the old metrop. come 2012. Click the title link for more loo art and a possible Banksy installation (I'm sceptical).


At 30/6/07, Blogger Dorothea said...

"the German Toilet Organisation" ???

That figures. But then they have whole museums of it over there. (Series 3 show 2)

It's not just London either, and I reckon Old Ken and co could stop it, except they like seeing ladies taking down their underwear outdoors ... and the rest ...

At 30/6/07, Blogger Coxsoft Art said...

It's a bit mind-boggling to have the Jerries leading the way when it comes to loos.
Last year I did write to Red Ken complaining about the loss of loos in London, and his spokeswoman replied that he has no power to stop councils selling off their loos, but he can insist on enough public loos when it comes to planning permission for new buildings and developments in London. Bit late then. So it's back to Government to instruct councils they must have X number of loos, and Government doesn't care. It's got more important things to worry about than public relief.
I remarked to a colleague today that I can't go any where in Ilford lately without seeing small boys weeing. Great tourist attraction!

At 1/7/07, Blogger Dorothea said...

I don't know. After all the Deutsches are very down to earth when it comes to bodily functions.

So if all the boys are out there weeing away, what are the girls doing - developing super-strong bladders?

Amazing how these PC types brush away genuine equality issues like this, when they choose to.

At 1/7/07, Blogger Coxsoft Art said...

In all my puff, I've only ever seen one little girl doing a pee in a street, and her mum was holding her under the knees in a sort of laid-back, squatting posture over a drain. So maybe little girls have got stronger bladders. Or maybe they just wet their knickers.
I'm not sure we'll ever get gender equality in loos, unless women learn how to use urinals and stop being shy about peeing. I mean, a male loo can process dozens of men per minute; they all stand shoulder-to-shoulder pointing Percy at the porcelain, then move aside for the next influx. Women demand private cubicals with a seat. That's why the queues outside ladies loos are a mile long at busy times, while men just pop in and out.
I recall seeing one adult woman doing a pee in a street. She did it standing over a drain, raised her skirt, pulled her knickers aside and squirted away. (Don't I lead an exciting life.) Maybe that's the answer for speeding up female loos: a floor covered in drain holes!
Whatever the female answer is, we haven't enough loos for either sex. Look at London Underground! When did you last spot a loo on the Underground? And train journeys can last a long time. It seems nobody cares if you wet yourself on a train. I wonder how many do just that.

At 2/7/07, Blogger Dorothea said...

Yes, I once saw a woman stand and pee, wearing a floor-length dress. In another country which shall remain nameless.

Trouble is, your legs get pebbledashed.

In the days of Victorian values, before trousers, female urinals were provided. With these, Red Ken could have his legacy after all.

Anyhow, aren't all the loos in Cool Britannia now occupied by hard-working Polish plumbers?

At 2/7/07, Blogger Coxsoft Art said...

The Poles sleep anywhere: streets, parks, loos. Why doesn't the Foreign Office send "anti-salesmen" to countries like Poland and explain that haven't got any accommodation for them?

At 2/7/07, Blogger weggis said...


"Trouble is, your legs get pebbledashed."

How would YOU know????

At 3/7/07, Blogger Coxsoft Art said...

Now, now, Weggis; be a gent.

At 3/7/07, Blogger Dorothea said...

Thankyou Coxsoft.

It's empathy, Weggis. But you'd not know what that means, of course.

Although I have heard that peeing standing up stimulates your fifth chakra, or something.

At 3/7/07, Blogger Coxsoft Art said...

Can't say I've ever noticed it stimulating my fifth chakra. Must be getting old.


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