Monday, July 09, 2007

TAKE THAT, SHOJI TABUCHI

Going to (and in) Branson requires one thing: a pit stop at Shoji Tabuchi's bathroom. Not the one at his home (though we're sure it's nice) -- we're talking the cans at Tabuchi's theater. They're magnificent.

But a city in China may have created the most over-the-top bathroom in the world. CNN reports:
Officials in the southwestern Chinese city of Chongqing plan to ask Guinness World Records to have the free four-story public bathroom listed as the world's largest, state-run China Central Television reported Friday.

"We are spreading toilet culture. People can listen to gentle music and watch TV," said Lu Xiaoqing, an official with the Yangrenjie, or "Foreigners Street," tourist area where the bathroom is. "After they use the bathroom they will be very, very happy."
We're flush with factoids -- more than 1,000 toilets, more than 30,000 square feet. An Egyptian facade. Recorded music. Bet there's not a version of Tabuchi's "Flight of the Bumblebee" anywhere within earshot.

1 comment:

Jack said...

You missed a perfect moment to jab old Shitty Tabuchi.