Friday, June 10, 2005

This just in, from our correspondent in Munich:

The Chamber Pot Museum is closing down. And there's a fire sale on old potties!

Munich's Chamber Pot Museum is located in a complex alongside the a handful of other oddball museums, including the Empress Sisi Museum -- dedicated to Empress Elizabeth of Austria-Hungary, who like her nephew Franz Ferdinand was murdered in a rather grisly fashion (with a "sharpened triangular file").

Other museums in the group include the Easter Bunny Museum and the Bourdalou Museum.

The what?

The Bourdalou is a receptacle which served the needs of society ladies in the 18th and 19th centuries and enjoyed great popularity. This was a luxury item on which its makers lavished their most sumptuous decoration and intricate detail.
The Bourdalou Museum is connected with the Chamber Pot Museum, and that's closing down, too. And yes, I'm serious, the stuff's for sale.


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