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Toilet bowl – badum*tssss*

Yes, the summer fête season is in full swing. This is a game that…gave someone an excuse to bring six toilets to a cricket ground.

Since I broke my D40, I’ve been relying on a little digital Pentax camera for blog snaps. For its age and size, it takes great pictures (this isn’t one — I saved the .jpg at low resolution because all that bitsy grass was killing my file size). I’ve also set it up to “meow” convincingly when I turn it on (got to love the Japanese!).

It was my exit gift from my old job, though, so I always think of it as the camera that cost 25 years of my life.


Comment from Janna
Time: August 6, 2014, 11:28 pm

Afraid to ask, but what is the toilet “game”?

Comment from Stark Dickflüssig
Time: August 6, 2014, 11:53 pm

It’s probably exactly like beer-pong.

Comment from P2
Time: August 7, 2014, 3:18 am

Bog pong

Comment from mojo
Time: August 7, 2014, 5:15 am

Are those terlets? Look more like, yannow, them bum-washie things. Whataya call ’em, bidets.

Comment from Uncle Badger
Time: August 7, 2014, 9:27 am

I think you had to hoof or throw a ball into them …

Oh, how Stoatie’s little eyes lit-up when she saw them. I’ve learned to tell when she spots a potential blog post. Or bog post, in this case.

Comment from Davem123
Time: August 7, 2014, 2:23 pm

There appear to be at least three different styles of toilets involved. There must not be an overseeing body to set rules and standardize equipment. A “Royal Lawn Toilet Bowling Society”, so to speak.

Comment from Anonymous
Time: August 7, 2014, 3:10 pm

It’s probably exactly like beer-pong.

Then I’m not playing, cause I can’t drink a toilet bowl full of beer. (Please, please, please let it be beer in there)

Comment from David Gillies
Time: August 7, 2014, 5:49 pm

Presumably the lenses on your D40 are still OK. Amazon seem to want about a hundred sovs for the body only. I’ve been toying with the idea of getting a DSLR, but my 14MP Sony Cybershot is small enough to take everywhere (a camera’s no use if it’s stuck in a cupboard at home when you need it) and the camera on my iPhone is now so good I use that as my primary device.

Comment from Deborah
Time: August 7, 2014, 6:40 pm

Cellephone cameras have a bit of distortion though, when it comes to depth of field. Things in the foreground are ever-so-slightly off (in my opinion). Naturally, all the photos I get of my granddaughters are taken with the cell phone camera …

Comment from Uncle Badger
Time: August 7, 2014, 8:04 pm

I bit the bullet and ordered a new Nikon today. Her Stoatliness will soon have a ‘new’ D40 🙂

Comment from Nina
Time: August 7, 2014, 9:16 pm

You’re a good badger, Uncle B. No wonder Stoaty loves you so much. 🙂

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: August 7, 2014, 9:48 pm

Other way around, David Gillies. The lens is go-bust. There are little bits of the focusing mechanism banging around in there.

The body isn’t in great shape, though. It’s got boogers on the sensor and stuff.

I’m rough on my gear.

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