i know it when i see it

The hotel on my recent trip was perfectly located – within walking distance of the city market, and the river district. Considered a “3-star” place, it could have used a little update to the room decor.

Specifically, the bathrooms. Old style tub, craptastic water pressure, and limited countertop space – space on the sink was so limited you pretty much have to stow some toiletries on the back of the toilet, and excercise care not to accidently send your toothpaste for a swim.

Contemplating the meaning of life one morning, i noticed the print across from the toilet. Thought perhaps it was just me, but after discussing it with friends at the workshop – who had the same print in the bathroom – it wasn’t.

Does anything strike you as odd about this little bit of artwork?

“There once was a monkey from Nantucket…*”


For what it’s worth, i didn’t know the classic obscene version of this limerick, but was coached by one of the Dawg Boyz, who also found this particular bit of artwork inspiring…

32 thoughts on “i know it when i see it

  1. I’ve seen that monkey before. And thought the same thing.

    Me Da taught me that particular limerick – the obscene version, o’ course – way back when I was a wee lad. And some other gooders as well.

    Should have seen the bathroom we had in the room at the Summerland Resort & Spa in Summerland, BC. It was the direct opposite of what you describe above. Lovely. Now I have to re-create it at home…..

    • Wow. Your Dad? (sigh) You said it wasn’t a particularly traditional upbringing…

      The best bathroom i’ve ever found was at the Hotel 1000 in Seattle… a spectacular bathroom at home is not a waste of time – think about how much time we really spend in there?

    • The monkey has a rather well endowed… tail… which is placed in a manner to look like his, erm… ummmm….. “monkey man thing”. Trust me, it’s not worth enlarging!

  2. It certainly gives you something to think about if you don’t have a magazine and you’re in that room for a lengthy visit. Did you catch the artists name?

  3. I tried writing a limerick last night that was naughty and clever and tight, but I’m not very dirty and I am very nerdy, so I wrote about space chimps and flight.

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