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Solid gold toilet stolen from Winston Churchillís birthplace
Associated Press ^ | September 14, 2019

Posted on 09/14/2019 6:40:46 AM PDT by Olog-hai

Thieves have stolen a solid gold toilet worth up to £1 million ($1.25 million) from the birthplace of British wartime leader Winston Churchill.

The toilet, the work of Italian conceptual artist Maurizio Cattelan, had been installed only two days earlier at Blenheim Palace, west of London, after previously being shown at the Guggenheim Museum in New York.

Police said the toilet was taken early Saturday by thieves who used at least two vehicles. …

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TOPICS: Arts/Photography; Chit/Chat; Local News; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: blenheimpalace; cattelan; churchill; gold; goldentoilet; mauriziocattelan; toilet; uk
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1 posted on 09/14/2019 6:40:46 AM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

Start combing the Dachas of Russian Oligarchs.


2 posted on 09/14/2019 6:41:49 AM PDT by Yo-Yo ( is the /sarc tag really necessary?)
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To: Olog-hai

It would be a shame to actually use such a beautiful toilet.


3 posted on 09/14/2019 6:45:08 AM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: Yo-Yo

A legitimate throne.


4 posted on 09/14/2019 6:46:47 AM PDT by Rebelbase
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To: Olog-hai

I think it’s important to note that this was a visiting display item, not a regular fixture of Blenheim Palace. The Marlboroughs have better taste than that.


5 posted on 09/14/2019 6:47:01 AM PDT by Tax-chick (One of the chief causes of premature death is fretting about your health.)
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To: Olog-hai

The gold toilet was named “America.”


6 posted on 09/14/2019 6:47:19 AM PDT by Meatspace
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To: Tax-chick
Because the golden toilet had been connected to the palace’s plumbing system, police said its removal caused “significant damage and flooding” to the building, a UNESCO World Heritage site. …
They actually hooked it up to the plumbing system, believe it or not.
7 posted on 09/14/2019 6:49:10 AM PDT by Olog-hai ("No Republican, no matter how liberal, is going to woo a Democratic vote." -- Ronald Reagan, 1960)
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To: Meatspace

I thought that Obama stole it.


8 posted on 09/14/2019 6:50:03 AM PDT by Olog-hai ("No Republican, no matter how liberal, is going to woo a Democratic vote." -- Ronald Reagan, 1960)
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"The toilet, the work of Italian conceptual artist Maurizio Cattelan, had been installed only two days earlier"

Churchill would have been appalled at the vapid stupidity of such an installation.

9 posted on 09/14/2019 6:50:15 AM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a Simple Manner for a Happy Life :o)
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The Marlboroughs used to have better taste ...


10 posted on 09/14/2019 6:51:07 AM PDT by Tax-chick (One of the chief causes of premature death is fretting about your health.)
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To: Tax-chick
The Marlboroughs have better taste than that.

Cuz the loo was just visitin'?

ROTF!

Nothing screams great taste like hosting a peripatetic gold porta potti!

11 posted on 09/14/2019 6:51:36 AM PDT by mewzilla (Break out the mustard seeds)
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To: Olog-hai

well ... shit....


12 posted on 09/14/2019 6:55:23 AM PDT by Rurudyne (Standup Philosopher)
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To: mewzilla

peripatetic precious porta potti!


13 posted on 09/14/2019 6:55:50 AM PDT by HangnJudge
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To: Tax-chick

Rednecks get reamed for using an old terlet for a planter.

But if it’s solid gold and useless, folks will pay thru the nose just to look at it.

Go figure.


14 posted on 09/14/2019 6:57:43 AM PDT by mewzilla (Break out the mustard seeds)
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To: HangnJudge
😂
15 posted on 09/14/2019 6:58:12 AM PDT by mewzilla (Break out the mustard seeds)
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To: Olog-hai

The Crapper Caper!!!


16 posted on 09/14/2019 7:00:22 AM PDT by Anti-Bubba182
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17 posted on 09/14/2019 7:04:06 AM PDT by Magnum44 (My comprehensive terrorism plan: Hunt them down and kill them.)
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To: Tax-chick

Thanks...I was pondering WHY a gold toilet was THERE...


18 posted on 09/14/2019 7:08:05 AM PDT by goodnesswins (Want to know your family genealogy? Run for political office.)
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To: mewzilla

Precious Purloined Piss Pot


19 posted on 09/14/2019 7:09:40 AM PDT by HangnJudge
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To: Pearls Before Swine
"Prior to the theft, visitors to the Cattelan exhibition could book a three-minute appointment to use the toilet."
20 posted on 09/14/2019 7:10:09 AM PDT by goodnesswins (Want to know your family genealogy? Run for political office.)
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