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Let's get this thing started. In my line of work, I find myself using both portable and public bathrooms quite a bit. There is often some really great artwork on the walls. Just as often there are things that are horribly offensive. Even more often, you'll find childish bathroom humor. Let me just say that I am here to chronicle what I find. I in no way condone or encourage defacing public property or the racist and/or hateful words and imagery captured in some of the images to follow. With that said, Let's get on with it.

Also. Newest posts are listed first. To see older posts, scroll down or use the archive to the right.

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Strike Three.

Larry the Anal Guy strikes again. I had trouble getting quality pictures today. The light was bad or something. Anyway, here is "git 'r' in the shitter" #3

I see this little drawing more than any other. I've probably seen it in 15 toilets. It's always very faintly drawn with pencil and it's always located in the exact same spot in every toilet. I've never taken a picture of it before because it's so hard to see. Today, I had to do it anyway. I've just seen this one too many times. It's a little smiley face head smoking a joint. That's it. Weird, but it's in two out of every three johns I visit. I may be mistaken but to the right of the little stoned guy, it looks like an attempt at a carved "git 'r' in the shitter".

That's all I've got for today.

Monday, March 30, 2009

How Do I Look?

Sometimes, you can find some extra amenities in these portable toilets. I'm not saying you're going to find running water or a bidet, but occasionally you get more than you expect. Today, I found a john with a mirror. So you can check your hair before returning to screeting concrete.

Good luck seeing your reflection in this.

Friday, March 27, 2009

One John, Three Arts.

I only visited one john today, but I came away with 3 photos.

This first one totally rules if you ask me.
Those are the vents around the top of the potty. Couple of simple eyes and menacing eyebrows and you've got yourself an hilarious potty god looking down on you whilst you pee pee. Awesome!

This next one is pretty standard yet slightly puzzling. Is there supposed to be an implied "you"? Is this the first wish of someone who just rubbed a lamp? Who knows.

And finally, another crude representation of a certain part of the male anatomy. Not as good as "dick" from a previous update, but still pretty good.
Okay folks. That's it for today. I really need your submissions to make this blog something great. So get out there and take pictures. Also, feel free to leave comments, email your comments or questions, and become a follower of this blog. I want to know if there is anyone out there reading this thing and what you think of it so far.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

The Enemy.

I've been struggling to find anything good lately. I think this picture can explain why.

Most of the johns I've visited lately have looked like this. All the graffiti sanded off. A crime against art if you ask me.

I have managed to find a few things worth sharing.

Get out your foil hats everybody!

A warning. (and my first regular public restroom addition)


I don't even know what to say about this one. Just plain weird.

And Finally, some unoriginal racism. I see this one all the time.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

St. Paddy's Day!

Happy Saint Patrick's Day! For today, I offer four carvings. These are always kinda hard to read. I attempted to adjust them to make them as legible as possible. Enjoy!

They all just happen to be from GREEN johns.

First up. We have some poetry. You "my" be able to read it. Good luck.

This one is even harder to read, but I just get a kick out of it for some reason.

It says: "Murray loves dick". Murray is just a funny name. Plus, we're left to wonder if Murray loves another gay dude named Dick or if he just loves Dicks in general.

I've never had turtle but I hear it tastes like chicken.

And finally. A legend.

That's it for today. I'm off on a mini vacation 'til Monday. I'll try and find something to post while I'm not at work and using portable johns. Thanks for looking and don't forget to follow Art of the John on Twitter.

Monday, March 16, 2009

Today's crop

Just four today, but one is a repeat offender.

It's our old pal, Larry the Anal Guy.

Next, we have a fine depiction of a guy enjoying a sub sandwich. (I'm pretty sure that's a sandwich)

I love this one. It would make an awesome bumper sticker. It's done in pencil, so it was a little hard to see. I tweaked it a little to try and make it more visible.
"No Dickheads"

And finally, an anatomy lesson.


Sunday, March 15, 2009

More DooDoo.

"Mexican Space Shuttle" Totally wrong but there's so much going on here, it's just great. I love that the port-a-potty professor stopped by to correct all the spelling and grammar.

In case you missed it. A little joke from from that same image.

Another one corrected by the professor.

More Racism. I see this one a lot as well as many variations.

This one is very ominous. Heed this warning!

This is another one I see a lot of variations on. It's amazing how many of these portable johns have holes drilled or carved in them.

Simple yet effective.

Awesome Spidey. He's definitely sensing evil doers.

A sad testimonial. However, sometimes I find a john that is amazingly clean and that even smells good.

I'll leave you with this tidbit of philosophy (that I'm sure you've never heard before). Think about it!

Okay. Til next time. Don't forget to follow this blog on twitter at: and if you have any pictures of your own, please send them to

Saturday, March 14, 2009

The World's Smelliest Galleries.

For this inaugural post, I'll just load up the images that I've taken so far and comment on them when I see fit.

Sometimes people feel so passionately that they carve their work into the wall rather than just simply bringing a sharpie with them. Here are two of my favorites.

Bathroom philosophy

("The real confucious say: two birds can fly together but only if they become one")

The one is just as thought provoking.

I love this Turd Monster.

Found this drawing on three separate occasions in three separate johns. Who doesn't love a good DP?

Some are just pathetic.

Others are just plain crazy! Muuuuu!

Best Diagram ever! Oh! That's Aaron and that's the dick.



Minimalist instructions. Very helpful.

Wow! Git 'r indeed.

I love this one. 9 lines never said so much.

A Port-o-let Valentine.

Okay. I'll stop there for now. I've got a bunch more. I'll try and get them up later or maybe tomorrow. I'll also set up an email address for user submitted pics. Thanks for reading.