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November 27, 2013

Varsity Theater in Minneapolis, Minnesota wins America's Best Bathroom Contest

The Varsity Theater, formerly The University Theater, was one of the last vaudeville houses in Minneapolis and hosted everything from minstrel shows, to comedians, to screenings of early silent films. In 2005, the current incarnation of The Varsity Theater opened its doors as a vaudeville house for the 21st Century. The restroom, decorated with ornate, gilded mirrors, sassy text plates, and bricks laid as if by a drunken mason on bender, invites guests into an Alice In Wonderland-like grotto – to relieve themselves and re-live childhood fairy tales. One part old-fashioned powder room one part lounge, this restroom allows concert-goers to take a break in an area from which one can still view and hear the stage. Bartenders even serve drinks over the back counter into the restroom area, offering a VIP experience to every guest. The sinks were designed with shower head-faucets with a foot pedal operation, a la grade school restrooms. The lounge and hand washing area is coed, creating quite a social atmosphere, particularly when concert-goers are trying to figure out how to activate the sinks and they need to ask one another for the tip – use your toes. And of course, the women’s side of the restroom features four times as many stalls as the men's side. In addition to hosting both local and national music acts the Varsity is a popular location for wedding receptions, private galas, and dream dates, coupled with dinner at their associated restaurant, Loring Pasta Bar.

Photos here with the runners up, including an classic arcade themed bathroom and glass bathroom.

Someone call Larry Craig and get a statement.
November 27, 2013

Obenshain will ask for a recount tomorrow.

The State has to pay since the difference was less than one half of 1 percent.

November 26, 2013

Walmart Cares: Advice for our Associates

From Brian McFadden

November 25, 2013

Tom Toles: Uh-oh

November 21, 2013

Submitted without comment:

HTML for Babies: Volume 1 of Web Design for Babies Board book
by John C Vanden-Heuvel Sr


I'm not the author and ok, I lied about the no comments: Is this a joke for programmers or filling a niche. After reading the reviews, some are obvious jokes, but some seemed disturbed that this book won't teach their babies coding.

Favorite of the reviews: "Eager to delve into the fray of HTML, I was quickly dismayed to see it is too complex for me to grasp at this age. Perhaps when I am two it will start to make sense."

November 20, 2013

Early Christmas

Rob Rogers must read DU.

Happy 18k posts for me!

November 15, 2013

Like Beer? You'll love Leesburg

It’s a great time to be a beer lover. New breweries are popping up while established brewmasters are experimenting with styles from around the globe. Beer bars spreading the gospel of craft beer are celebrating ales from their back yards as well as from across the ocean. Restaurants are offering special dinners that pair local produce with award-winning beers.

And all of this is just in Leesburg.

Whole article here:


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