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.
The Minneapolis-St.Paul airport has some of the best urinals I’ve ever had the pleasure of soaking with urine. Real stalls, full-height walls with storage cubbies and hangars, a marble back wall to stare at and see shapes in whilst micturating— these are a urinator’s dream! pic.twitter.com/5bzpzkVa6B
— Jason Torchinsky (@JasonTorchinsky) November 20, 2023
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.