Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Queens tourism ideas

From the website, Generally Awesome, comes this interesting idea to promote Queens tourism - humorous postcards of Flushing Meadows. Why not take it a step further and feature individual members of the Queens delegation of the City Council squatting upon each commode? Then we can throw additional money down the crapper by investing $$$ to make these postcards "scratch and sniff". Or should we save that idea for Newtown Creek?

18 comments:

georgetheatheist said...

Aren't you all by now tired with the sophomoric humor of equating Flushing with the hydraulics of a commode?. We "get" it by now. Ha-ha-ha. They changed the name of Hells Kitchen to Chelsea. Let's change Flushing back to Vlissingen. It promotes the historical roots and eliminates the grade school laughs. Start a petition.

Anonymous said...

No I'm not. I think the town was prophetically named.

Anonymous said...

I see somebody's
getting....heh, heh, heh....
uh...PISSED off!

Let's rename FMCP.....

Flushing MERDE(French for shit)- ows Corona Park....

yeah....Flushing Merde-ows!

Anonymous said...

It sounds like George is having a Crappy New Year.

Anonymous said...

How about replacing that scrapped proposal
of a colossal waterfront Queen Catherine statue
with a giant commode in an outhouse enclosure?

Its beckoning wide open door
would serve as a welcoming invitation
to our borough.

After all....Bloomberg & Co.
seem to think that Queens is is their chamber pot!

Complete this new East River landmark
with sound effects aimed towards Manhattan.

A deafening....."BA-WH-O-O-O-OSH"....
to ring .....or....uh...FLUSH IN each quarter hour!

georgetheatheist said...

I have a Crappy New Year every year.

Queens Crapper said...

I like the outhouse proposal. Perhaps we can have Crappy sit in it.

Anonymous said...

Definitely.... "Crappy" should be seated on it.....
looking constipated until he finally CUTS LOOSE.....
which would be exactly on each hour !

Anonymous said...

P.S.

"Crappy" should be waving
a little pennant that reads:

"How the LPC views our borough"!

Or......"FU....LPC".....
Which one do you think?

ken said...

no win situation, George. If Flushing went back to being called Vlissingen people would just take to calling it "Pissingen."

Roden said...

Vlissingen sounds like an erectile dysfunction med.

Anonymous said...

And if Vlissengen went back to its original owners, the Matinecocks. Sadly, this too has a pun inside.

sad said...

Legendary vaudevillian and 1950s TV pioneer
Milton Berle was quoted in a 1987 interview
with Newsday regarding the sorry condition
of the RKO Keith's theater
where he had once performed live on its stage.

(Repeating his original comedic line
that he had delivered to the audience)

"This is the only Flushing
that didn't go down the drain......
(he then added for the reporter's benefit),
maybe now it's a different story".

Anonymous said...

Let's face it......
located on the eastern bank of the creek
across from the former Great Corona Ash Dump.....
with that "piquant scent" arising from the water....
Flushing can never come out
smelling like a flower again
no matter what new name it's given.

A Rose ain't a Rose, ain't a Rose!

Sorry Gertrude.....R.I.P. .....both of you

Rebecca said...

Actually, these toilets aren't far off form what you DO see at Flushing Meadow Park (or is now Corona Park?). I have watched that place go down the proverbial crapper for 40 years. Such a shame that the site of the World's Fair has been allowed to sink so low. The sky rink is gonna fall down one of these days, the ice skating rink is in deplorable condition, trash every where. ARGH.

georgetheatheist said...

Hey Crapper. I did some research here. Can you lend a hand and link these 2 sites please:

www.vlissingen.nl - this is the official Flushing site in the Netherlands

&

Wikipedia's "Flushing, Netherlands"

Some interesting reading here. Did you know, folks, that there's a Flushing on the island of Tobago and one in Cornwall, England? That the name "Flushing" is derived from either the word "bottle" or "tide".

Check it out.

georgetheatheist said...

Addendum.

Wikipedia. Flushing, Michigan

Anonymous said...

Put the giant crapper on top of the sewage
retention tank (near the old Avery Ballfields)
built to hold Flushin'g shit....
until it could be treated and "released" !