Wednesday, November 19, 2008

best bathroom graffiti so far

Ancient Roman latrines, Ephesus.

The best I've see so far, from the Reed College Student Union's Men's Room, mid-1980's:

"Please do not throw cigarette butts in the urinal. It makes them soggy and difficult to light."


Jack said...

Certainly not up to yours, but from the early 1940's.

Sign over urinal: "You hold the future of mankind in yout hand."

Don't miss pun in first line.

Jeff said...

The best that I saw was in a stall in a dorm at Wellesley College, which no men were meant to see:

"Sex is like ice cream. As soon as it starts to get really hot, it melts."

cowboyangel said...

Like the one from Reed.

In Austin, in the 1970s, there was a great hippie joint called Pecan Street Cafe that had terrific graffiti. Mostly UT students. Unfortunately, I can't remember much now, but I used to always go to the john there just to read the walls.

I think that's where I first saw this classic:

To do is to be - Sartre
To be is to do - Aristotle
Do be do be do - Sinatra

cowboyangel said...

So, Jeff, what exactly were you doing in the women's room?


Jeff said...


Well, I just happened to be visiting, and nature calls... but I was just thinking...

I hope my girlfriend didn't write that.

Gosh, the thought had never occurred to me.

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