• Exploding Congressional Urinal Drenches Press Corps in Metaphor

    Capitol dome, Washington DCI'm tempted to assume this a publicity stunt for that new Aaron Sorkin's new political press show HBO show, but his satire is usually much more subtle and a whole lot more believable

    This splash came from an exploding urinal [at the House Press Gallery in the U.S. Capitol]. More specifically, something suddenly broke in the piping of the third-floor urinal, and water began spewing from beneath the men’s room door.

    As the water flowed, it first surrounded the Associated Press’' working area, then spread toward both ends of the gallery, which was occupied by fewer than usual reporters and staffers, because the House is out of session until Tuesday.

    Needless to say, the media spent the afternoon dutifully reporting on the congressional leak.

    And now you're reading it here.

    Photo by Lester Lefkowitz/Photographer's Choice/Getty Images

    Tags: House of Representatives, Media


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