Maybe the only thing redeeming about using a public restroom is that it is sure to have interesting writing on the wall. I hesitate to call it graffiti because I see it as more than simply defacing a surface, but more like an open forum. Like a toilet blog.
Some interesting tidbits I’ve found:
I’ve come to believe that Anarchists communicate with each other through public restrooms similar to how hobos used to leave signs for each other. From two anarchists I found these two messages:
- Be free. Live Free.
- Where there is no discord, there can only be order.
Another popular scrawling is the drawn (or in one case carved) penis with a set of testicles. I’m not sure who these people are that see it as important to contribute to the public forum this way but I think the movie Superbad (don’t click on this if you don’t want hear swearing or crude language) gave us a clue.
Lastly I enjoy all types of religious discussions in the public restroom. In Billings I found an ongoing discussion about the deity of Christ.
- Jesus is Alive!
- Jesus is
- Jesus is
Alive! Dead!He’s alive moron.
- I wish you were both dead! (complete with arrows pointing to previous points)
I didn’t add to this conversation as I believe they’re both right in that order. Think about it.
Maybe this blog and others can replace the low-tech bathroom alternative to public forums.