Some have speculated that the “Mr. Creosote Scene” from Monty Python’s The Meaning of Life (see below) is the most revolting in 20th century cinema. Having recently seen Trainspotting (1996) for the first time, I have to say it’s a serious contender; I find it far, far more revolting than Mr. Creosote.
- If you haven’t seen the movie and you’re a fan of Ewan McGregor, you might want to skip this clip.
- If you’re incapable of clinical detachment, and tend to retch when seeing revolting things, you should probably skip it.
- If you watch it, and it severely grosses you out or ruins your dinner…well, I warned you.
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Tagged disgusting, Ewan McGregor, gross, heroin, scene, suppositories, suppository, toilet, Trainspotting
Last August, after an all day airshow, my brother and I were making the long trek across the brown fields back to the car when we encountered a spilled porta-pottie. A truck had been transporting the odoriferous receptacle and it had been upset somehow, dumping its contents onto the ground.
The smell was abominable and we gave it wide berth, but not before I snapped a picture of the tanker truck that was there to vacuum up the mess–
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Tagged ace, cleanup, feces, odor, porta potty, roto rooter, Smelly, spill, stinky, urine
CNN.com/Living has posted a list, via careerbuilder.com, of 20 “offbeat jobs.” Several of these jobs involve stench in one form or another, and therefore interest us here at Things That Stink:
Breath odor evaluator
Job description: Sniff morning breath, coffee-breath, garlic breath, etc. Rate breath. Stinky subject then uses breath freshening product, odor-evaluator sniffs breath again and rates it a second time.
Flatulence smell-reduction underwear maker
Job description: Fashion special undies with built in filters to capture various noxious butt-gases (hydrogen sulfide, most notably). Worn by people with gastrointestinal problems.
Job description: Sniff dog’s breath in order to evaluate effect of dog’s diet on his chops-stench. Ratings: 1-10 (10 being worst) with additional categories of sweaty, salty, musty, fungal or decaying.
Job description: Pretty much self-explanatory. But I betcha they find some nasty shit, both literally and figuratively, inside those stinky little booths.
See the entire list at CNN.com
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Tagged dirty jobs, dog breath, foul, halitosis, odor, smell, stench, stink
Steve Jobs’ alleged reply to an e-mail inquiring why there are no diaper-changing tables in Apple’s NYC store:
From: Steve Jobs <email@example.com>
Date: January 3, 2008 10:33:14 PM EST
Subject: Re: apple retail store – soho nyc – baby diaper changing table???
There doesn’t seem to be a demand for it, and it usually is accompanied by rather pungent odors.
Right on, Stevie boy. We all know your shit doesn’t stink.
As a quaint, if practically irrelevant aside, my mother’s pet-term for No. 2 when I was a kid was “Doing a job.”
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Tagged apple, apple store, babies, baby, big apple, changing tables, diapers, job, New York, New York City, NYC, poop, Steve Jobs
A restroom in Luxor, Egypt, according to Urinal.net. This is another case of not having to be there to know that it probably stinks. Hummus, garlic, cumin…yeah, it’s a-simmerin’ under the relentless desert sun.
They poop differently ’round the other side of the planet. In fact, the Poop Report (see final link below) says that 2/3 of the people on the planet are squatters, rather than sitters. This may just be a cultural variant on crapping, or I surmise that there may be a practical purpose behind it: I knew a guy from India who told me it was not unknown for a cobra to come up the sewer line, so the activities of various indigenous vermin may have something to do with the whole “stoop-n’-strain” arrangement over yonder.
I know I wouldn’t want to be sitting on the pot when a cobra came up the toilet, looking to “…kill the big man and his wife, and the child…” (re: Kipling’s “Rikki-Tikki-Tavi”). In Egypt or India or anywhere else.
The Poop Report has an article on pooping in Egypt from a tourist’s perspective.
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Tagged bathroom, crapping, cultural, culture, customs, defecation, egypt, luxor, pooping, restroom, toilet, urinal, washroom
Masonry latrine in a Peruvian Village, photographed by Rick Walleigh in 2005. (source)
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Tagged bathroom, brick, House, latrine, masonry, outhouse, public, restroom, shithouse, toilet