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Is this bathroom nicer than Amanda Bynes’?

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Maybe a little. Not much though.

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Toilet paper: does it need to be advertised?

I can’t be the only one who hates this Quilted Northern ad.

I hated on Charmin’s ‘Sit or Squat’ promo equally hard here.

Is anyone influenced by advertising for a commodity like toilet paper? When I go to the store, I buy the best priced, soft, unscented product I can find. Unless something truly innovative comes along, I’m sticking with that approach and don’t want to ‘talk about what goes on in the bathroom.’

Whatever focus group or other research caused Northern to come up with this ad, I feel the need to point out that you all are weird. Be sure to read the comments after this article, by the way.

P.S. in searching for the gross Quilted Northern ad, I realized that not only does Northern have its own YouTube channel, but it also has videos for toilet paper crafts. Who thought this was a good idea? Raise your hand so I can forever shun you.

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NYC bathrooms. Focus on Papatzul.

At first glance, Papatzul‘s bathroom just looks dingy.

That wasn’t what led me to photograph this bathroom for a blog post. Instead it was the tiny size of this SoHo Mexican restaurant’s facilities, right down to the itty-bitty sink, that prompted me to pull out my camera.

Special, right?

NYC bathrooms. Focus on Boqueria

You don’t need me to describe New York City’s beloved attractions. Even if you have never visited New York City, you have surely seen the Statue of Liberty, Central Park and others depicted on TV or in film, or perhaps on the internet.

But what about real life in the Big Apple? Do you wonder about that?

I’m talking about bathrooms, people. And I find them hilarious (sometimes). Sometimes they’re appalling. Often they’re hard to find unless you’re willing to stand in line at Starbucks.

But worse, NYC bathrooms are often down a long, narrow, steep flight of stairs. Or so tiny you can barely turn yourself around, like on a Greyhound bus. Or both. This can even be true in nice restaurants, which is probably when I find the situation most interesting.

Example 1: Boqueria’s SoHo location (pictured above and below)

I included my hand in the second picture to give you a sense of scale.

Boqueria has two individual restrooms from what I can tell. Both are carved out of an area behind the kitchen. Can you imagine the process of constructing that little nook where the toilet resides?

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