Tuesday, August 31, 2010

HEADS UP

The Lennon 'Loo'

There are many names given to the 'facilities' around the world and quite a few designs. Known as the 'loo' in the United Kingdom, the 'john' in the United States, and the 'head' to seafarers. Last week saw the sale of one such piece of equipment in the United Kingdom. It belonged to John Lennon, of Beatles fame, and was expected to fetch a few hundred English pounds however it fetched 9,500 English pounds. They still use pounds in UK never having changed to the euro used by most EU countries. NAUTICAL LOG thought that was pretty extraordinary, until this morning when our attention was drawn to another nautical Blog, which shall remain nameless.

As a result of the lifestyle of the last few decades it has become required by many industries to have a counter-drug-use programme. Approved clinics are authorised to conduct drug tests prior too and during employment. The Maritime Industry of course requires these and has a programme of random drug testing. One gets a call and has to report by a certain time to the clinic for that random test.

To the complete amazement of NAUTICAL LOG one such visit has been recorded in a series of photographs taken it would seem with one of those phones with a built in camera. These have been published by the random drug 'testee' in his nautical Blog. NAUTICAL LOG has not been able to see an educational benefit from this Post one can only therefore presume that the towing business is slowing down and some 'shock advertising' was needed.

Thankfully only the clinics equipment and a staff member were shown in the published photos and the 'testee' had the good taste and wisdom to refrain from displaying his personal equipment. Thus the result is poor taste, perhaps, depending on ones perspective, in Posts and no pornographic images - thankfully. Toujours la politesse!!

Good Watch.

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