September 14, 2008

Caught My Eye: Best Restroom in America & Others

We have covered this sort of news before.
The 2008 contest attracted nominations from a wide cross-section of businesses, including restaurants, hotels and casinos. Five finalists were selected based on exceptional hygiene, style and open access to the public.Ten of thousands of votes were cast at the program’s web site, which produced the following results:

1. The Hermitage Hotel, Nashville, TN (Click Here)
2. 21C Museum, Louisville, KY (Click Here)
3. Brio, Rockford, IL (Click Here)
4. The Signature Room at the 95th, Chicago IL (Click Here)
5. Smith College Museum of Art, Northampton, MA (Click Here)
On the weirder side are people trapped in balloons. All I have to say is "It was The MOOPS!

Flying the friendly skies is getting to be more interesting by the day. Apparently
some people
are utilizing the down time to enjoy adult entertainment. I don't have a problem with porn provided that the actors/actresses are consenting adults and no one is being hurt. (We're going to keep it simple and not get into the complexities of whether porn hurts people or not.)

But I can't help but wonder about people who think that it is ok to watch skin flix in the midst of 350 strangers. Something about that seems awfully strange to me. I wonder where this discussion will lead; as I am sure that there are plenty of action/horror/thriller/comedies or what we call films in general that blur the lines of what is appropriate for display in public.

Or should we say that given the cramped quarters of airline seats it is questionable as to whether anyone really has privacy on a plane.

I drove one of these cars a while back, it was a lot of fun.

And in the category of overpriced and probably unnecessary is the Table Top Photo Studio. As described:

Ideal for photographing items such as jewelry and collectibles for online auctions or insurance records, or for providing the proper environment for enhancing the hobby of photography, this is the complete tabletop photo studio for use with your own camera that includes two backdrops, a compact light box with an integrated diffuser screen, and two high output lights with adjustable, retractable legs. It comes with two background color choices to provide suitable contrast for both light and dark objects, and the light diffuser balances light while softening distracting shadows for crisp, clear photo lighting.
The backdrop folds flat for storage, and the set includes a handle and a built-in
carrying case for convenient portability.

Sorry, but a hundred bucks for this is ridiculous. There are a million ways that you can do the same thing with things that you already own.


Kate said...

I love porn. Love. But can't think what on earth would possess me to watch it on an airplane.

And really, what could be worse than being stuck too close to other people on an airplane for any length of time? Being aroused and stuck on that plane. Idiots.

Miriam L said...

Re: the photo studio. That football is thinking: "I'm ready for my close-up."

Jack said...


It is hard enough to fly without worrying about other nonsense.