Friday, April 28, 2006

Urinals, Urinals Everywhere

Despite my vow never to write about waterless urinals ever again, they just keep popping up in the news. Today's delightful item, which comes from Gar Joseph's Clout in the Daily News, reveals a deeper intersection of plumbing and politics than heretofore known. You'll need a scorecard to appreciate it, but here goes:

The character line-up includes Democratic Party Chairman Bob Brady and his buddy, the former NFL lineman Floyd Wedderburn. For reasons no one can quite explain, Wedderburn felt the urge to head-butt the wall above the urinals during a party fundraiser at the Edward O. Malley Athletic Center Association - creating a very large hole, appropriate in size to an NFL lineman.

Now Brady's other best buddy is Edward Keenan, the head of Plumbers Union Local 690. Keenan was miffed that the city's Democratic leaders forced his union to cave in and allow the energy-efficient waterless urinals in the Comcast Center tower. Perhaps Wedderburn was similarly angry and took it out on the Malley Center's urinals? That's pure, idle speculation on my part, of course. Wedderburn's attack on the urinals probably has nothing to do with Comcast's green building. I just needed an excuse to get the story on the blog, which will be shortly renamed, Changing Bathrooms. Don't worry about the mess at Malley. Some union carpenters were quickly dispatched to repair the wall for free.

5 Comments:

Blogger Anthony said...

your blog has proven informative, and comedic... keep up the good work...

3:46 PM  
Blogger ryan said...

Can you imagine how many more hits you'll get with "Changing Bathrooms?" Very crafty, Inga.

3:52 PM  
Blogger Chris said...

the Carpenter's Union is thinking of striking...for some reason???

6:59 PM  
Blogger normajean said...

Who knew that something so utilitarian as urinals could cause such a stir!

4:09 PM  
Blogger normajean said...

Who knew that something so utilitarian as urinals could cause such a stir!

4:10 PM  

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