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Imponderable #66: Michigan

26 Oct

October 26, 2012

Tonight’s Imponderable is beautiful in its simplicity. Unlike many of the items the Imponderable has featured, this is one I wished I thought of myself.

I wonder what the American Restroom Association’s position is on this? I write about toilets all the time here at bmj2k.com. Just put “toilet” into the search bar atop the page and see what I mean. From tribal villagers who choose cell phones over toilets to little children who dream of commodes for Christmas I’ve covered it all. But for once, I am all aboard on one.

This is a great business model. The owner of the restaurant/arena/building gets free toilet paper, thus saving money. The advertisers pay based on the distribution, which is the same model that the free newspapers at your local grocery store use. It is a proven successful model. And probably likely to be more successful. While you can stroll past those freebie papers at the end of the checkout aisle, sitting in the bathroom stall you are a captive audience. And who doesn’t read on the toilet? While I certainly want to spend as little time as possible on a public toilet, there have been time when I would have been bored enough to read the toilet paper. Sure, I am always complaining about rampant advertising and the fact that it is getting impossible to avoid dumb ads, I think this is too perfect a marriage to object too.

And who would not want to wipe their ass with a picture of one of the guys running for President?

Why didn’t I come up with this idea?
The Question is Imponderable.

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Imponderable #44: Bakersfield California

27 Apr

April 27, 2012

I’d like to say I had more information for you. I’d like to say that the airplane will be turned into, I don’t know, anything but an airplane, but I can’t. From other sources online, it is what it appears to be: the guy will bury an airplane and let you use the toilet. Ten out of ten for convenience, I guess. When you got to go you got to go.

So as I often ask in this arena, is this art? What is he trying to say? I don’t know and I found no clue online. But what could he be saying? I’m stumped.

From The Washington Post: Buchel creates fictitious environmental installations that comment on social and political forces. Some of his previous work has included setting up a community center for low-income London residents inside a blue-chip gallery, and creating a maze within a garbage dump in Paris’s famed Palais de Tokyo. Bucher was also involved in a legal dispute with MASS MOCA after the museum attempted to complete and exhibit his installation called “Training Ground for Democracy,” without his cooperation. Courts initially ruled in favor of MOCA, but Bucher won on appeal.

He set up a maze in a garbage dump. Yeah, because when you find yourself in a garbage dump the one thing you want is to spend more time there.

Would you travel into the desert in order to climb down a tunnel and look at an airplane? The question is Imponderable.

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