In case you missed it, I’m attaching a YouTube video of a porta potty that was pushed down Central Avenue in Albuquerque last week during a high wind weather event. Someone cleverly enhanced the video with a sound track of the song “Dust in the Wind” by the group Kansas.
When I first read the story in the Albuquerque Journal about the mobile toilet, I envisioned the unit tumbling down the street, end over end or on its side. But as you can see in the video, it was basically just skating along completely upright on Central, part of the old Route 66. The more I looked at the video, it seemed that the portable toilet had just decided to make a run for it. It escaped — it was finally free! Maybe it got tired of what disgusting things people did inside it. Maybe it didn’t like its location. Maybe it just declared freedom from its sedentary life. Maybe, as the song suggests, it just wanted “get your kicks on Route 66.” It was as if something had “hit the fan” — or a gust of wind in this case.
Okay, if you have a better pun, send it to me and I’ll post it, as long it’s not too offensive and it passes the sniff test. Yuk Yuk.