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2021-05-12 7:36:29 PM  
A STANDALONE MULTI-STORY OUTHOUSE IS an odd sight to encounter, and one that raises the question: Why the second floor?

For an outhouse, I think the real question is why the first floor?
 
2021-05-12 7:37:34 PM  
Don't kink shame me!
 
2021-05-12 7:39:39 PM  
Why would you build a two story outhouse?

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2021-05-12 7:40:22 PM  
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2021-05-12 7:40:58 PM  
gives new meaning to the the "upper decker"
 
2021-05-12 7:45:57 PM  
Well you can have a Gay old time in this one.
https://www.roadsideamerica.com/story​/​2527
 
2021-05-12 7:46:15 PM  
They usually have "Management" on the top floor, "Labor" on the bottom
 
2021-05-12 8:07:43 PM  
There's one in Arkansas (or at least there was 20 years ago). Drove by it on the way to a Scout summer camp. The 2nd floor had a sign saying something like "Closed until they can figure out how to make it work".
 
2021-05-12 8:12:20 PM  

scottydoesntknow: There's one in Arkansas (or at least there was 20 years ago). Drove by it on the way to a Scout summer camp. The 2nd floor had a sign saying something like "Closed until they can figure out how to make it work".


Ahh! Found it! In Booger Hollow, AR

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"Upstairs closed 'til we figur out plummin'."

I think that's where I got my Roadkill Cafe shirt. It was amusing to my 13-year-old self.
 
2021-05-12 8:15:50 PM  
Officers and enlisted.
 
2021-05-12 8:16:36 PM  
Trickle down economics.
 
2021-05-12 8:26:10 PM  
If there's an issue with the main line then the top floor toilet should work better, until it's too bad and the whole thing fails. So, trouble flushing downstairs? Keep it dropping upstairs as you figure out ground level. On that note, build an outhouse with the toilet upstairs and the downstairs is just surplus toilet paper storage. (Surplus gas should be disposed of upstairs.)
 
2021-05-12 8:48:50 PM  
so I could have the top and my ex-wife could use the bottom
 
2021-05-12 8:58:58 PM  
Know Before You Go


phrasing?
 
2021-05-12 9:00:50 PM  

moos: gives new meaning to the the "upper decker"


Upper upper decker.
 
2021-05-12 9:15:23 PM  
There's nothing more American than a two-story outhouse. It is our economic and political system reified.
 
2021-05-12 9:24:38 PM  
Not everyone into watersports can afford a trip to Moscow to stay in a high-end hotel.
 
2021-05-12 9:36:55 PM  
Simpsons did it!

Oh, God, stop! The Simpsons
Youtube rMekckJqIwQ
 
2021-05-12 9:45:55 PM  
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2021-05-13 12:05:53 AM  

SoundOfOneHandWanking: Know Before You Go


phrasing?


Dammit, you beat my ass to it.
 
2021-05-13 12:08:10 AM  

BumpInTheNight: [Fark user image 114x53]


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She's not alone... (SFW)
 
2021-05-13 12:08:17 AM  

Madaynun: Well you can have a Gay old time in this one.
https://www.roadsideamerica.com/story/​2527


At least your link explains the setup.
 
2021-05-13 12:11:21 AM  

Xcott: A STANDALONE MULTI-STORY OUTHOUSE IS an odd sight to encounter, and one that raises the question: Why the second floor?

For an outhouse, I think the real question is why the first floor?


So, think of a literal hole in the ground.

Okay - got it?

Now, think of walls and a roof around it so you don't freeze your balls off.
 
2021-05-13 12:13:06 AM  
Apparently some folks aren't privy to certain facts.
 
2021-05-13 12:17:44 AM  
TotalFark

Liters

/obvious
 
2021-05-13 12:18:08 AM  
So you can shiat on people from a great height?
 
2021-05-13 12:22:51 AM  
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2021-05-13 12:23:03 AM  
Of course it would be in Michigan. Guess it's.not enough for Ohio State football to shiat all over them, they do it to themselves too.
 
2021-05-13 12:25:36 AM  

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That can't be real.
 
2021-05-13 12:30:05 AM  

casual disregard: some_beer_drinker: [retconpunchdotcom.files.wordpress.com image 614x490]

That can't be real.


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ok, this iS real
 
2021-05-13 12:31:28 AM  
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Sometimes u need the extra space.
 
2021-05-13 12:33:44 AM  

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That can't be real.

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ok, this iS real


That shouldn't be real.
 
2021-05-13 12:34:41 AM  
I have an outhouse, my place was built in 1924.
Its a two seater, still has the actual toilet seats. Back about 1972, with the honest to god sewer system in place, they sent cease amd desist orders to all the places still using septic tanks or pit outhouses. Mine is currently a woodshed, holds a cord of firewood and keeps it nice and dry, actually its the emergency wood supply for if i run outa firewood for the stove during winter...
 
2021-05-13 12:37:03 AM  
2 story would give you some nice ventilation.  Imagine the top seat is set on top of a barrel with no bottom to sort of catch splatter and direct things down, and then that is air gapped by 8-10' before falling into the pit.  Then you just leave the first floor windows open to get a cross breeze to clear out the smell so it doesn't rise up into the 2nd floor bathroom.
 
2021-05-13 12:37:48 AM  

kbronsito: [thumbs.gfycat.com image 240x135] [View Full Size image _x_]

Sometimes u need the extra space.


How many courics is that?
 
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2021-05-13 12:39:49 AM  
The sound is totally giggle worthy.

Wait for it...
 
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2021-05-13 12:39:59 AM  
...splat!
 
2021-05-13 1:08:16 AM  
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The same reason you make a double decker couch, duh
 
2021-05-13 1:11:18 AM  
Sounds like a good fix for "the ballot machines being hacked". Whoever is running for office sits in bottom floor, cleanest candidate at the end of the day wins.
 
2021-05-13 1:12:10 AM  
I imagine that the second story is a bi like this.

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Maybe not the same echo.
 
2021-05-13 1:19:04 AM  
There is a state park near me and I was talking to the ranger one day (she was cute) while she asked if we had any alcohol in out backpacks. We just opened them up and showed her we had none.

She told us of some guys who came out of the hills with mud up almost their waists and were excited about finding some artifacts in the sinkholes up there.

She said she didn't have the heart to tell them there were no sinkholes. They were the old outhouse pits they were fishing around in.
 
2021-05-13 1:24:26 AM  

moos: gives new meaning to the the "upper decker"


Well I see that I'm too late to make the upper decker joke, but I'm leaving satisfied.
 
2021-05-13 1:36:14 AM  
To conduct experiments testing the 'shiat rolls downhill' saying?
 
2021-05-13 1:38:27 AM  
I think the real question is "why wouldn't you build a three story outhouse"? We have the technology people! Or why hasn't some obscenely wealthy person in Dubai built a two hundred story outhouse?

I thought we were living in the future! What the hell are these damn engineers wasting their time on?
 
2021-05-13 1:42:26 AM  
Personally, I'd have put a toilet at the top of Orthanc.  Just imagine the view!
 
2021-05-13 1:52:58 AM  
In college I did a paper on three story outhouses. They were used in cities and would explode now and then.
 
2021-05-13 1:57:21 AM  
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2021-05-13 2:38:55 AM  
It's called "Trickle Down" for a reason

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2021-05-13 4:06:52 AM  
They got nothing on the folks from Zanesville, Ohio
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Y-Bridg​e​_(Zanesville,_Ohio)
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2021-05-13 4:25:30 AM  
They are called long-drops here, so a two story one seems even more appropriate.
 
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