Saturday, July 07, 2007

toilet technology

i spend about an hour every morning scouring the internet for news about All Things Queer. it’s sort of my breakfast of champions and considering my vast culinary challenges, that and a monster sized mug of strong coffee is about as good as breakfast gets for me.

every now and then i come across a gem that just leaves me shakin’ my head and muttering 'what the f*%#'. and i'm thinking it might be fun to occasionally share some of those gems on The Slant. plus it gives me a break from having to come up with some new and insightful and deeply profound post (sarcastic wink insertion would work nicely here.)

so...ahem...without further ado... don’t have a snappy title yet. like all things in my life, this is a work in progress. i could use some help here. suggestions anyone? the vein of “i-can’t-believe-this-was-actually-quoted-in-a-popular-mainstream-national-newspaper”, this week’s Queer Quote award goes to an unidentified ‘prominent gay lawyer' in fort lauderdale:

“I’m not an expert on public toilet sex, but there are those who would say one minute would be enough. Or 30 seconds.”

i am going to resist the almost overwhelming temptation to comment on ANY kind of sex (public place or otherwise) that would take only 30 seconds from beginning to end. GAWD there are so many interesting places I could go with that. but nope. not gonna do it. even though it's absolutely killin' me.

i will, however, happily share an excerpt and link to the anti-public-restroom-sex article from USA Today. i mean, the quote does deserve some context. and this article is just...priceless.

Mayor Uses Robotic Toilet to Target Homosexuals

Fort Lauderdale Mayor Jim Naugle is concerned about “homosexuals ... engaging in sex, anonymous sex, illegal sex,” in the city’s public restrooms, so he wants to spend $250,000 on a robotic toilet with a door that springs open after a few minutes.

“We’re trying to provide a family environment where people can take their children who need to use the bathroom without having to worry about a couple of men in there engaged in a sex act,” he tells the South Florida Sun-Sentinel.

like i said...priceless. let's just hope brian duprey of THIS opposite gender bathroom bill infamy doesn't read it. we don't want to give our esteemed representative from hampden any bright ideas for new legislation in augusta.

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