Good Luck to Henry Midgley and Ryan Spaccavento setting off for adventure tomorrow in the 2014 Perth-Darwin Shitbox Rally . Travel safely boys, have fun raising funds for the Cancer Council. If there are any plumbing emergencies or blocked drains out there, I guess the other drivers are going to come looking for you.
Posts Tagged ‘Plumbing Humor’
I have just returned from Louisville Kentucky,to visit the 30th Annual Pumper and Cleaner Environmental Expo.
This is one of the western world’s greatest collections of experts, gathering to talk about S _ _ T.
How to clean it clear it, move it, store it, collect it and record it.
Over the next few weeks I will share with you some of the sights and sounds and people that made
Louisville 2010 http://www.pumpershow.com/ the greatest plumbing expo so far this decade.
Please enjoy these images and come back to this blog page over the next few weeks to see Louisville KY through the eyes of The Lone Drainer and Pronto.
In the meantime enjoy these images of a very unusual public toilet,
I ask you, Would you use this Loo?
Now that you’ve seen the outside view, take a look at the view from the inside out
It’s made entirely of one-way glass!
No one can see you from the outside, but when you are inside it’s like sitting in a clear glass box!
Could You….??? Now would you use this fun toilet?
Some days when you think you are home free, there is a trap waiting for you.
Have you ever had a day like that?
Marc takes business growth very seriously, but insists we plumbers take time to have a laugh, even at our own expense.
Thanks for the medicine Dr!
Every now and then, things come across my desk that I must share, and those of you who follow the Lone Drainer and Pronto blog know that S_ _T is, something that, well it happens.
At Christmas, this is a tongue in cheek twist on “our subject”
Taoism S _ _ t happens
Buddhism If S _ _t happens, it’s not really S _ _t
Islam If S_ _t happens, it’s the will of Allah
Protestantism S _ _t happens because you don’t work hard enough
Judaism Why does S _ _t always happen to us?
Hinduism This S_ _t happened before
Catholicism S _ _t happens because you’re bad
Hare Krishna S _ _t happens rama rama
T.V Evangelism Send more S _ _t
Atheism No S _ _t
Jehovah’s Witness Knock knock, S_ _t happens
Hedonism There’s nothing like a good S _ _t happening
Christian Science S _ _t happens in your mind
Agnosticism Maybe S _ _t happens, maybe it doesn’t
Existentialism What is S _ _t anyway?
Stoicism This S _ _t doesn’t bother me
Rastafarianism Let’s smoke this S _ _t
Well, it’s s_ _t . that’s right, s_ _t! S_ _t may just be the most functional word in the English language.
The reign of US President George W Bush has come to an end, but as this piece of urinal art proves when it comes to “Dubbya”, many people will never grow tired of taking the piss….
The creator of this fantastic piece is a subscriber to “toilet humour”. His bathroom creations are unbelievable, I will soon share with you some of his other works.
and for all you plumbers, imagine clearing a blocked drain in the outlet of this urinal, be careful now!
Here’s something the Romans did for us – they invented plumbing!
What Did the Romans Ever Do for Us?
Julius Caesar had a weekend native-bashing excursion to Britain in 55 BC. But I guess he didn’t enjoy the damp boarding houses with their fierce landladies, for he quickly went back to Rome, naturally claiming a great victory. Almost a hundred years later the emperor Claudius sent a powerful invading army, and the Romans then occupied Britain for the next 350 years. What did those Romans ever do for us? (more…)
I was on crutches and had asked Bruno the plumber to attend a Bondi blocked drain at a well known food shop.
Bruno rang to say he couldn’t get the electric eel out of the drain pipe, could I come and help? My wife (8 months pregnant) delivered me to the site and I limped in and found Bruno with electric eel over an access drain and the eel cables stuck fast!
“What happened” I asked. Bruno said “The eel cables just kept going in, so I kept on putting them in”.
“How much cable is in that hole, Bruno”? I asked. ” About 45 feet” (15 metres) he replied!
“How far to the blocked toilet, Bruno”? I asked” “About 10 feet” he replied! I cringed!
Me on crutches and Bruno tried to drag that electric eel out of that pipe. It wouldn’t budge!
Fortunately, the house behind the shop was vacant …. except for the “beast” that had been unleashed in the bathroom.
The extra 35 feet of eel had come out through the back of the toilet, done a complete circuit of the small bathroom, out the door and down the hallway towards the kitchen. The spinning action of the eel had allowed it to grab the old carpet hall runner in a “death roll”.
When we had tried to wrestle the eel from the pipe, the old carpet had got stuck fast!
Of course we salvaged the situation, had the carpet cleaned, replaced the loo and successfully cleared the blockage.
Some 12 years later when I have a coffee with Bruno (who now has his own very successful business) and we laugh about our daily plumbing lives, telling those gathered about the dangers of the electric eel, Bruno still blushes and says “David, it’s just The Nature of The Beast“!
Plumbing Tip: Dont keep putting your resources into a black hole!
Click here to see what passion is all about – even when you’re in the Toilet Industry!
Marc calls this “antimimeticisomorphism” he even has a website devoted to this concept!
Stay tuned for more intriguing posts like this one – who said plumbing can’t be fun?!?!?!?