Toilet Makers’ Names Hidden From Cricket World Cup Spectators Who Need To Pee!

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God Forbid That You Should Know Who Made The Toilet Where You Pee… Unless They Paid The Cricket World Cup Promotional Fee!

This just gets better and better. The best comedy writers in the world couldn’t have come up with the hilarious absurdities that are the foundation for Cricket World Cup’s… er… success?

If you want to know what really went wrong with Cricket World Cup – read this Times Online article.

Thanks so much to Moving Back To Jamaica blog for alerting us to this fabulous explanation of how cricket died…

Everything’s Banned At The Accountancy World Cup

This is a personal question, but when you visit a public convenience do you notice who made the ceramic furniture? Does your heart lift when you see “Armitage Shanks” on the cistern? Can you think about anything else for the rest of the day?

Bureaucrats at the cricket World Cup are worried that spectators will leave with only urinals on their mind, which hardly says much for their faith in the quality of the cricket. At grounds across the Caribbean, strips of black tape have appeared across the makers’ names on toilets, soap dispensers and hand dryers. Tape has also been put across fax machines, telephones and televisions. There has been so much black tape that one journalist wondered whether it was an odd way of marking the death of Bob Woolmer, the Pakistan coach.

But no. The International Cricket Council (ICC), the body that runs the game, fears that sponsors (or “official partners”) will lose out with so many other brands about to grab the attention. There may not be an “official lavatory bowl partner”, but if a product has a name on it, it must be covered over. It is a ludicrous example of the way accountants and lawyers control the game. Never mind match-fixing, cricket has a bigger problem with legal money…

… continue reading this article at Times Online (link here)

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13 responses to “Toilet Makers’ Names Hidden From Cricket World Cup Spectators Who Need To Pee!

  1. Get In The Action

    They did say they would give the sponsors a “clean” venue. Too bad we don’t have a late night Jay Leno or Letterman in the Caribbean – the material from this fiasco is too good.

  2. True Native

    Oh, no – I don’t believe it! Years ago I read a book by French author, Gabriel Chevallier, entitled “Clochemerle”, concerning the ramifications over plans to install a urinal in Beaujolais village square, France. It was one of the funniest books I ever read. A BBC film was made in 1972, based on the book. So now we have here the comedy of the CWC chemical loos. Fantastic!

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  4. Was there an official:

    1. Condom sponsor?
    2. Watch sponsor?
    3. Cellphone sponsor?
    4. Toilet paper sponsor?
    5. Shoe/slipper sponsor?
    6. Umbrella sponsor?
    7. Sock sponsor?
    9. Wallet/handbag sponsor?
    9. Pen/pencil sponsor?
    10. Bottled-water sponsor?

    See? It isn’t that bad. LOL.

  5. Ooops, the list should’ve read:

    1. Condom sponsor?
    2. Watch sponsor?
    3. Cellphone sponsor?
    4. Toilet paper sponsor?
    5. Shoe/slipper sponsor?
    6. Umbrella sponsor?
    7. Sock sponsor?
    8. Wallet/handbag sponsor?
    9. Pen/pencil sponsor?
    10. Bottled-water sponsor?

  6. Jerome Hinds

    The Bystander
    April 3rd, 2007 at 2:48 am
    Ooops, the list should’ve read:

    1. Condom sponsor?
    2. Watch sponsor?
    3. Cellphone sponsor?
    4. Toilet paper sponsor?
    5. Shoe/slipper sponsor?
    6. Umbrella sponsor?
    7. Sock sponsor?
    8. Wallet/handbag sponsor?
    9. Pen/pencil sponsor?
    10. Bottled-water sponsor
    _______________________________

    Bystander,

    Do not forget to add the :

    Barney Sponsor ?

  7. D'Arts

    I was gonna make some smart a`ss reply, then i decided to just eff it and go to bed.

  8. james

    As the greed of practically everyone involved in CWC from government to ICC to LOC to private business turns the whole sorry mess to sh*t, it’s appropriate that we can step back and look at how they’ve flushed it down the (unbranded) toilet. I’m not one for toilet humour and I don’t want to yank anyone’s chain but this is taking the piss…
    Sorry.

  9. Illogic Run Amok?

    I don’t understand. Tell me this is a nightmare.Pinch me.Somebody.ANYbody.Pinch me.

  10. Laughable?

    Q: What did the spectator miss when he went to the toilet?
    A: The entire West Indies Innings.

    Q:Where do West Indian batsmen perform their best?
    A: In Advertisements.

    Q: When would Marlon Samuels or Chris Gayle have 100 runs against their name?
    A: When they are bowling.

    Q: What is the most proficient form of footwork displayed by West Indian batsmen?
    A: The walk back to the pavilion.
    Q: How to increase the chances of West Indian batsmen playing out the entire 50 overs?
    A: Try giving them two innings to begin with, then try three and so on.

    Q:What is the West Indian version of a hat-trick?
    A: 3 runs in 3 balls

    Q: What is the height of optimism ?
    A: Dwain Smith coming out to bat applying sunscreen on his face.

  11. Chase

    Laughable

    this is all I have to say to your comment…………hahahahahahhaahahhahahahhaha!!!
    Now that sh*t was funny…mainly the last one.

  12. D'Arts

    the first one got me cracking up

  13. No - Name

    Laughable?,
    If ever you are out of a job you could be a stand up comic!!!
    LOL…..yOU is a real idiot!!!