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We’re back from the City of Angels, and Jason may have gained new insight into why I consider Minneapolis-St. Paul to be the best airport in America. Not only is the terminal layout extremely logical, it has excellent, award-winning toilets.

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Unsurprisingly, Jason appreciates a fine urinal, describing the ones at MSP as “the best urinal stalls.” That’s it, full-stop. Look, it’s transportation-adjacent, so it makes some sense having them on our site. Plus, a word on those stalls made Canopysaurus chime in with:

Reporting on airport restroom urinals is the epitome of yellow journalism.

For those unfamiliar with yellow journalism, it’s a term from the late 19th century for publications that value sensationalism over factual reporting. The term itself may feel unusual, but it actually comes from comic strips. As PBS explains:

The term yellow journalism came from a popular New York World comic called “Hogan’s Alley,” which featured a yellow-dressed character named the “the yellow kid.” Determined to compete with Pulitzer’s World in every way, rival New York Journal owner William Randolph Hearst copied Pulitzer’s sensationalist style and even hired “Hogan’s Alley” artist R.F. Outcault away from the World. In response, Pulitzer commissioned another cartoonist to create a second yellow kid. Soon, the sensationalist press of the 1890s became a competition between the “yellow kids,” and the journalistic style was coined “yellow journalism.”

Look, we’re all mentally twelve, otherwise we wouldn’t be playing with cars for a living. Marrying gross humor with a clever inside baseball double entendre drills into our hearts. Anyway, if you’re booking a cross-continental trip that requires a layover and one of the options is MSP, do it. You won’t regret it.

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Old Hippie
Old Hippie
6 months ago

“Security? Yeah, I want to report a guy on drugs in the bathroom.”

“How do you know he’s on drugs, sir?”

“Well, he’s been standing in the urinal for ten minutes staring at the wall and muttering about taillights!”

PS: Hangars in the urinal? Man, those must be BIG!

Mr Sarcastic
Mr Sarcastic
6 months ago

Noone gets paid to report news they get paid for clicks. Even before newspapers went on a political bent and falsified news so yeah bloggers aren’t journalists but journalists caused the fall.

Mr Sarcastic
Mr Sarcastic
6 months ago

Not sure where that COTD comes from. Didn’t see a good comment, it isn’t a daily feature, and there is no specs to measure what qualified as COTD.

Balloondoggle
Balloondoggle
6 months ago

Sadly, it feels like “yellow journalism” is now just “journalism”. Since it’s all about the clicks it’s hard to find something that isn’t sensationalized.

Anoos
Anoos
6 months ago
Reply to  Balloondoggle

A man walked into an airport bathroom. You’ll never believe what happened next.

Anoos
Anoos
6 months ago
Reply to  Balloondoggle

The one thing cardiologists wish you would stop doing at the urinal.

Anoos
Anoos
6 months ago
Reply to  Balloondoggle

This one trick can save you hours at the urinal.

Anoos
Anoos
6 months ago
Reply to  Balloondoggle

All successful CEOs do this one thing when their tackle is out in public.

Balloondoggle
Balloondoggle
6 months ago
Reply to  Anoos

OMG YOU GET IT!!!!! You understand!!! I’m not alone anymore!

Torque
Torque
6 months ago
Reply to  Balloondoggle

Or intentionally click bait article headlines…

“Biden swear he hates this country…”

This common car will kill you”

TOSSABL
TOSSABL
6 months ago

Has anyone contacted the Minneapolis-St Paul tourism people? I can just imagine that call: “Just wanted to let you know that we’ve voted your area the best place to stop over!”
…..?
”Well, mainly cause you’ve got the best urinals we’ve seen!”

‘M-St P: The Best Place to Piss (away your time)’

Anoos
Anoos
6 months ago
Reply to  TOSSABL

Minneapolis: A great place to not leave the airport bathrooms.

New slogan?

They can get Senator Wide Stance to do the ads.

Last edited 6 months ago by Anoos
Salaryman
Salaryman
6 months ago
Reply to  TOSSABL
TOSSABL
TOSSABL
6 months ago
Reply to  Salaryman

61 categories of Loo of the Year: they’re serious about this. Or, maybe just feeling flush?

and, while I would never make fun of someone’s name, the surname does fit the subject here. You seem to have a handle on it

Last edited 6 months ago by TOSSABL
Salaryman
Salaryman
6 months ago
Reply to  TOSSABL

I will say, that it is an amazing ego boost to walk into bathrooms around the world and see my name written there.

TOSSABL
TOSSABL
6 months ago
Reply to  Salaryman

[thumbs up]
…something something Quality is Job 1?
-I can’t quite make it work

Anoos
Anoos
6 months ago

That lower luggage bay is directly in the splash zone.

DriveSheSaid
DriveSheSaid
6 months ago

It may be the ‘ epitome of yellow journalism’ but it should be in contention for a Peelitzer Prize.

Cool Dave
Cool Dave
6 months ago
Reply to  DriveSheSaid

You better watch that wordplay, looks like urine trouble!

DriveSheSaid
DriveSheSaid
6 months ago
Reply to  Cool Dave

Nay, this is my Magnum Opiss.

Shop-Teacher
Shop-Teacher
6 months ago
Reply to  DriveSheSaid

COTDCOTD!

DriveSheSaid
DriveSheSaid
6 months ago
Reply to  Shop-Teacher

Are you saying I’m Number One?

StillNotATony
StillNotATony
6 months ago
Reply to  DriveSheSaid

You certainly are! I’m letting you know by pointing at you! I’ll let you guess which finger I’m using, though.

Shop-Teacher
Shop-Teacher
6 months ago
Reply to  DriveSheSaid

Also, yes!

Let’s not talk about #2. That would be uncouth.

Phantom Pedal Syndrome
Phantom Pedal Syndrome
6 months ago
Reply to  Shop-Teacher

Data?
According to the captains log…

Bongo Friendee Harvey Park
Bongo Friendee Harvey Park
6 months ago
Reply to  Shop-Teacher

That one gets the poolitzer prize.

DriveSheSaid
DriveSheSaid
6 months ago
Reply to  Shop-Teacher

Title: On the Origin of Feces

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