Skip to comments.Erupting Urinal Soaks House Press Gallery
Posted on 06/04/2012 1:28:44 PM PDT by Hunton Peck
A big splash occurred on Monday morning at the House Press Gallery in the U.S. Capitol.
No, this wasnt one of those unexpected guest appearances for celebrities to talk to reporters about some favorite cause.
This splash came from an exploding urinal. More specifically, something suddenly broke in the piping of the third-floor urinal, and water began spewing from beneath the mens room door.
As the water flowed, it first surrounded the Associated Presss working area, then spread toward both ends of the gallery, which was occupied by fewer than usual reporters and staffers, because the House is out of session until Tuesday.
Capitol Police officers, gallery staff, and other U.S. Capitol personnel moved to contain the flow. In doing so, they found a use, finally, for the gallery's stacks of unread newspapers, magazines, and other periodicals, as makeshift sponges and sandbags.
Employees from the Architect of the Capitol and other Capitol staffers managed to eventually stop the geyser. In came vacuums to suck up the water, and a section of the gallery carpeting was taken up leaving behind a sticky floor.
New carpeting is to be installed in the early morning on Tuesday.
Some concern remained that water may have seeped through the floor toward the Speakers Gallery on the second floor, next to the House Chamber. That was still being checked on Monday afternoon.
Proof that there is a God, and he has a fantastic sense of humor!
Piss on 'em!
And that, folks, as it should be! The universe works after all.
“Erupting Urinal Soaks House Press Gallery”
Yes ... and now all of those “reporters” and hack journalists smell, BETTER!
A pathetic fallacy if I ever heard one. The press forced out due to their own waste flooding the are.
I would dearly love to meet that man who cherry bombed the sh!tter and buy him a round of drinks!
Couldn’t happen to a nicer group of urinalists.
Ditto! LOL, I was thinking of posting precisely that when I read the headline!
Oh, my side hurts from laughing.
I love the Lord. He’s got me ROFL right now. Ah, that just made my day. Wow.
Turnabout is fair play.
“I would dearly love to meet that man who cherry bombed the sh!tter and buy him a round of drinks!”
In an earlier era, that would have been Bill Ayers, reported as a “tiny explosion with no casualties”.
Still nice the Associated Press was affected first.
Improved the MSM smell immensely.
Finally, they get some return fire!
That’s a #2 in that water! ;-)
“Still nice the Associated Press was affected first.”
That’s my favorite part, too.
Henceforth, The Associated Piss (Not that that’s really a change in the status quo...)
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