October 12, 2003

American Culture's Race to the Bottom Continues

Nevada Outhouse Racers Aim at Royal Flush

AP - With names like "Pee II" and the "Urinator," they rolled down the main drag of this old western town to cheering fans and awe-struck visitors who questioned the locals' sanity....

"It's bizarre," said Brett Coleman, 30, a financial manager from Seattle visiting a friend in nearby Carson City.

"But it combines two popular things: restrooms and racing."

Even organizer Lou Tassone admits the event is a bit odd.

"It's always been kind of a wacky, crazy thing," he told the Reno Gazette-Journal.

The races began in 1999, when local business leaders first attached wheels to the outdoor commodes. Twenty-two outhouses and portable toilets took part in the competition Saturday and Sunday. [Yahoo! News - Oddly Enough]

Posted by Vanderleun at October 12, 2003 4:19 PM
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