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The 1st Annual Toilet Bowl: Boston vs. New York

Posted by Paul Makishima, Globe Assistant Sunday Editor  April 29, 2008 12:59 PM

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Once again it's Us vs. Them. Beantown vs. The Big Apple. Final score? 667-142. We lose. Say it ain't so, Papi.
Actually, this isn't about baseball but restrooms in public places as measured by Imodium's Bathroom Finder, an admittedly unscientific, incomplete -- and potentially inaccurate -- yet for our purposes authoritative and informational source of Where to Go in America. (Thanks to Consumerist.com for the tip.)
OK, the battle of Us vs. Them is obviously unfair, they being not only much bigger but so full of it.
But let's see how we stack up against a handful of cities of our approximate size. At 142 we absolutely rock next to El Paso, Texas (94) and Milwaukee (134).
Sadly, though, we compare unfavorably with Seattle (247 -- but all that coffee those people drink...), Denver (200 -- I'm sure it's somehow related to that Mile High thing), and Washington (220 -- perhaps the only American city that could probably outdo New York in per capita generation, given the unfair advantage bestowed by Capitol Hill as well as the White House).
So we end up someplace in the middle. At least this time there's no Curse of the Bambino. Besides, who could wait 86 years?

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1 comments so far...
  1. How come the picture used for this article was from Lebanon? The picture is from an exhibition titled "Haven't 15 years of hiding in the toilets been enough?" by Nada Sehnaoul referring to the Civil War in Beirut, Lebanon

    Posted by Maya May 6, 08 03:45 AM
 
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