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  • Could Bad Plumbing Bring the NFL to LA?

    A few weeks ago, the Oakland Athletics and Seattle Mariners ballplayers were disturbed by overflowing toilets spilling out into the dugout. The players were forced to elevate their feet or stand on the top step to avoid the mess, as covered in this Los Angeles Times article .

    The Oakland Coliseum is home to both the Athletics and Raiders: the only remaining dual-purpose stadium. As long as the Athletics are still in contention, the Raiders field must include the outline of infield dirt and artificial turf.

    There are additional concerns about the Coliseum , which was built during an era when form very distantly followed function.

    Fortunately, the Raiders lease ends after this season and their owner, Mark Davis, does not want to sign another short-term deal. He has looked into getting a new stadium and even considered moving the team.

    One of the most promising cities is Los Angeles, the second biggest media market in America and a city where the Raiders were briefly located.

    So could bad plumbing and clogged toilets be the straw that broke the camel’s back? We’ll just have to wait and see.

  • Best 5 Toilet Scenes in TV and Movies

    This list is exactly what it sounds like: the best scenes in TV and film that take place in front of, on top of, or near a toilet.

    5) All in the Family

    Did you know that the first person to flush a toilet on primetime television was Archie Bunker? That’s right, this now classic and wholesome TV was a bit controversial when it debuted in 1970. We can thank this innocuous moment for the other entries on the list.

    4) Lethal Weapon II

    Talk about sitting-on-the-edge-of-your-seat suspense! For those who have never watched this movie, Detective Murtaugh realizes that a bomb has been wired to explode as soon as he gets off the toilet. Unable to disable it, his partner, Martin Riggs, comes up with a creative plan to save their lives…

    3) Dumb and Dumber

    Although they have been focused on more prestigious roles as of late, Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels recently agreed to reprise their roles as Lloyd Christmas and Harry Dunne in an upcoming sequel. Until then, we will have to be satisfied with this hilarious scene after Harry drinks tea laced with laxatives and uses a broken toilet.

    2) There’s Something About Mary

    “We got a bleeder!”

    This scene will forever make men cautious when zipping up their fly. If you decide to look up this clip on YouTube (and it is there), be warned that it is NSFW.

    1) Breaking Bad

    This scene from season 5 is when Hank reads Gale’s inscription and (SPOILER ALERT) realizes that Walt is Heisenberg. That’s some intense bathroom literature!