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Is That A Trash Can In Your Penis...?
The Athens paper prints a selection of wacky letters to the editor from the previous year (use bugmenot.com for registration). Here's my favorite:

Even trash cans reflect sexualizing of America

I couldn't help noticing the other day that the trash cans outside the Wal-Mart bathroom are distinctly phallic in nature. I do not mean cylindrical or tubular, rather they are cylindrical and at the top have what appears to be a head - just like a penis.

How can this be an accident? What is next? Doors which resemble vaginas? Anus-shaped windows? I am disturbed by the sexualizing of American culture.
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Please speak out against this rather than wasting your time writing about President Bush and his efforts, or lack thereof, to deal with Katrina. Frankly, virtually no one is listening to your lamentations concerning Katrina; it's all happening 500 miles away. Take a stand on local issues.

J.G.

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Posted by aalkon at January 1, 2006 2:26 AM

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To this I would reply,

"JG, you forgot to mention something: Congress' role in that issue, and the questionable practice of subsidizing the occupation of land certain to be inundated by natural forces. No one has a right to claim the tax money of other people to settle where there is an alternative.

This, of course, will be lost on a public fixated on the idea that the President is the only force in government. Good try with the sex angle, though. Nobody knows that the most economical way to build a strong trash can lid that nobody can stack trash on is a hemisphere."

Posted by: Radwaste at January 1, 2006 7:27 AM

I forgot something: I hope JG isn't right about the doors and windows. I won't be able to get doors like that open without flowers, chocolate, vague promises and mumbled apologies - and some won't open for me at all...

And I don't think I want to think about the window thing. Fresh air does not come to mind, nor does a pleasant view.

Now, anus-like Microsoft Windows I would understand!

Posted by: Radwaste at January 1, 2006 10:06 PM

The writer "couldn't help noticing" that? Oh sure...

Posted by: Curtis at January 2, 2006 4:45 AM

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