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Erupting Urinal Soaks House Press Gallery
National Journal ^ | June 4, 2012 | Billy House

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 wasn’t 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 men’s room door.

As the water flowed, it first surrounded the Associated Press’s 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 Speaker’s Gallery on the second floor, next to the House Chamber. That was still being checked on Monday afternoon.


TOPICS: Local News; Miscellaneous; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: 2012; ap; capitol; congress; democrats; eaudetoilet; haha; iftheshoefits; liberalmedia; napl; peepeepress; poeticjustice; pop; pottyhumor; pressgallery; rawsewage; sewage; smellslikeurine; urinal; urinalism; urineluck; yellowjournalism
Here's some poetic justice for ya...
1 posted on 06/04/2012 1:28:59 PM PDT by Hunton Peck
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To: Hunton Peck

Proof that there is a God, and he has a fantastic sense of humor!


2 posted on 06/04/2012 1:30:31 PM PDT by VictoryGal (Never give up, never surrender! REMEMBER NEDA)
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To: Hunton Peck
Erupting Urinal Soaks House Press Gallery

Piss on 'em!

3 posted on 06/04/2012 1:30:51 PM PDT by The Sons of Liberty (Sworn to Defend The Constitution Against ALL Enemies, Foreign and Domestic. So Help Me GOD!)
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To: Hunton Peck; a fool in paradise; Daffynition; Slings and Arrows

And that, folks, as it should be! The universe works after all.


4 posted on 06/04/2012 1:31:33 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: Hunton Peck

“Erupting Urinal Soaks House Press Gallery”

Yes ... and now all of those “reporters” and hack journalists smell, BETTER!


5 posted on 06/04/2012 1:31:55 PM PDT by DogByte6RER ("Loose lips sink ships")
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To: Hunton Peck

6 posted on 06/04/2012 1:32:37 PM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: Hunton Peck

A pathetic fallacy if I ever heard one. The press forced out due to their own waste flooding the are.


7 posted on 06/04/2012 1:33:14 PM PDT by DeFault User
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To: Hunton Peck

I would dearly love to meet that man who cherry bombed the sh!tter and buy him a round of drinks!


8 posted on 06/04/2012 1:33:41 PM PDT by Gaffer
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To: Hunton Peck

Couldn’t happen to a nicer group of urinalists.


9 posted on 06/04/2012 1:34:10 PM PDT by JennysCool (My hypocrisy goes only so far)
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To: The Sons of Liberty

Ditto! LOL, I was thinking of posting precisely that when I read the headline!


10 posted on 06/04/2012 1:34:23 PM PDT by EdReform (Oath Keepers - Guardians of the Republic - Honor your oath - Join us: www.oathkeepers.org)
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To: VictoryGal

lololol!

Oh, my side hurts from laughing.

I love the Lord. He’s got me ROFL right now. Ah, that just made my day. Wow.


11 posted on 06/04/2012 1:35:32 PM PDT by butterdezillion
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To: Hunton Peck
Tomorrows headlines today:

Urinal Soaks Pissoir!


12 posted on 06/04/2012 1:35:56 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: Hunton Peck

Turnabout is fair play.


13 posted on 06/04/2012 1:37:49 PM PDT by IronJack (=)
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To: Gaffer

“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.


14 posted on 06/04/2012 1:39:28 PM PDT by treetopsandroofs (Had FDR been GOP, there would have been no World Wars, just "The Great War" and "Roosevelt's Wars".)
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To: Hunton Peck
NO DOUBT SHE WAS IN THE GENERAL VICINITY.

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15 posted on 06/04/2012 1:39:58 PM PDT by b4its2late (A Liberal is a person who will give away everything he doesn't own.)
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To: Hunton Peck

Improved the MSM smell immensely.


16 posted on 06/04/2012 1:40:25 PM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: The Sons of Liberty

Finally, they get some return fire!


17 posted on 06/04/2012 1:40:27 PM PDT by Hunton Peck (See my FR homepage for a list of businesses that support WI Gov. Scott Walker)
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To: Hunton Peck

18 posted on 06/04/2012 1:41:12 PM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

That’s a #2 in that water! ;-)


19 posted on 06/04/2012 1:42:30 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (A MUST WATCH: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=KeOLurcQaqI)
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To: treetopsandroofs

“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...)


20 posted on 06/04/2012 1:42:47 PM PDT by Hunton Peck (See my FR homepage for a list of businesses that support WI Gov. Scott Walker)
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To: VictoryGal

My exact thoughts


21 posted on 06/04/2012 1:43:33 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Hunton Peck

LOL! Well Boehner and McConnell sure weren’t going to shoot back, so we had to call in a “Drone Urinal”!


22 posted on 06/04/2012 1:43:42 PM PDT by The Sons of Liberty (Sworn to Defend The Constitution Against ALL Enemies, Foreign and Domestic. So Help Me GOD!)
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To: Revolting cat!; Hunton Peck

23 posted on 06/04/2012 1:52:06 PM PDT by Daffynition (Our forefathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: Hunton Peck; Slings and Arrows; Revolting cat!; JoeProBono

“Holy cow!” < /Seinfeld >


24 posted on 06/04/2012 1:53:32 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Washington could not tell a lie, Nixon could not tell the truth, Obama can't tell the difference.)
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To: Hunton Peck

Anderson Pooper usually has to pay extra for that.


25 posted on 06/04/2012 1:55:36 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Washington could not tell a lie, Nixon could not tell the truth, Obama can't tell the difference.)
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To: Hunton Peck

Well deserved.


26 posted on 06/04/2012 2:04:30 PM PDT by bgill
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To: Revolting cat!

They should mount life preservers on the House Press Gallery walls.


27 posted on 06/04/2012 2:04:48 PM PDT by Average Al (Forbidden fruit leads to many jams.)
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To: Gaffer

And dinner at the restaurant of his choice


28 posted on 06/04/2012 2:05:02 PM PDT by Freestate316
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To: Daffynition

Another reason to elect that man to Congress!


29 posted on 06/04/2012 2:05:27 PM PDT by Hunton Peck (See my FR homepage for a list of businesses that support WI Gov. Scott Walker)
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To: Hunton Peck

Pi$$ 0n ‘em all!
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30 posted on 06/04/2012 2:10:32 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they were.)
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To: Hunton Peck

Another sign to the mainstream media: Urine trouble!


31 posted on 06/04/2012 2:19:11 PM PDT by DeaconBenjamin (A trillion here, a trillion there, soon you're NOT talking real money)
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To: Gaffer
I would dearly love to meet that man who cherry bombed the sh!tter and buy him a round of drinks!

Yep, this *does* sound similar to what happened to Principal Skinner's mother (in the ladies' room, right next door)...


32 posted on 06/04/2012 2:36:43 PM PDT by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: Hunton Peck

Yellow journalism.


33 posted on 06/04/2012 2:40:45 PM PDT by eartrumpet
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To: Revolting cat!; MeekOneGOP; Conspiracy Guy; DocRock; King Prout; Darksheare; OSHA; martin_fierro; ..
G-d is merciful - true justice would've been a sewage line.


34 posted on 06/04/2012 3:36:24 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows



Who dropped a whole truckload of fizzies into the varsity swim meet? Who delivered the medical school cadavers to the alumni dinner? Every Halloween, the trees are filled with underwear. Every spring, the toilets explode.


35 posted on 06/04/2012 3:47:17 PM PDT by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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To: Hunton Peck

Proof that Karma’s a beotch.


36 posted on 06/04/2012 3:53:38 PM PDT by Polyxene (Out of the depths I have cried to Thee, O Lord; Lord, hear my voice.)
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To: Hunton Peck
Just tell the reporters that it's raining.

-PJ

37 posted on 06/04/2012 4:03:42 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too (If you can vote for President, then your children can run for President.)
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To: Hunton Peck

Can this be made a daily event?


38 posted on 06/04/2012 4:08:06 PM PDT by Rockingham
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To: Rockingham
Erupting Urinal Mystery Solved


39 posted on 06/05/2012 7:52:03 AM PDT by Iron Munro (John Adams: Two ways to enslave a country. One is by the sword, the other is by debt)
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To: Hunton Peck
how fitting! :-D

40 posted on 06/05/2012 7:54:28 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (WA DC E$tabli$hment; DNC/RNC/Unionists...Brazilian saying: "$@me Old $hit; different flie$". :^)
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To: Iron Munro
LOL! ...isn't that the truth! :-D

41 posted on 06/05/2012 8:00:16 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (WA DC E$tabli$hment; DNC/RNC/Unionists...Brazilian saying: "$@me Old $hit; different flie$". :^)
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