Maybe It’s the Founder’s Name

Thursday, July 15th, 2010

“Cesspool” – it’s an unpleasant word to describe unpleasant things. It’s often used as a pejorative, describing awful places like the swamp of Washington D.C. or the 5 block radius in the Bronx around Yankee Stadium. At best, it’s a technical term related to waste storage under the ground.

Cesspool definition

With definitions like that, it’s not something one would expect to find in the name of a business. And yet?

Mr. Cesspool in the field

It’s like someone fed all the words related to toilets into a computer, and then had it to come up with the most unappealing possible name. Hell, it’s not even accurate – the waste isn’t stored underground. Honestly, when I saw it, I nearly pissed myself laughing. Fortunately, it’s a toilet, so pants catastrophe averted.

Thanks to Mr. Cesspool, I can also answer the question which has gone unanswered lo these many years: “Do people give you strange looks when you take a picture of a porta-jon?”.

Yes. Yes they do.


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