soon after they published this article the university painted over the walls and erased my scrabble game i started on the tiles. sad day
OT: Best Public Bathroom at UM?
No one goes in the Space Research Building, and if you hit the restrooms in the back hallway by the faculty offices on the second floor, there's usually good reading material. Biker's World, Sports Illustrated, The Atlantic, Sky & Telescope. I consider this a win.
I used to stop in SRB almost every morning on my way from the orange lot to GG Brown. You could set up shop in there for about 15 minutes and go undisturbed every time.
Honorable mention to the Media Union as well.
You just ruined a beautiful secret. I frequently had classes there, and those single stall bathrooms in the office hallways were an oasis. How will you be able to sleep at night knowing that you have destroyed it? Next you'll tell everyone about the frequently empty CAEN lab on the 2nd....fuck.
I'd argue that this definitely isn't OT -- I've spent quite a few hours reading MGoBlog while on the can.
IIRC the weirdest bathroom was the one in the computer lab in the basement of the Union (not the Tapp room). It wasn't even on the same level of the lab's floor, it was about 1.5 feet above. Maybe it was left over from when the swimming pool was there. I think it was also really cramped inside.
Also, the bathroom in front of the elevators on the 1st floor of the Grad Library was horrible. It was so cramped inside that you couldn't even wash without getting some pee on yourself. Fun times!
I used that one often last year when I lived in West Quad. It always frightened me because there's a bunch of pipes with what looks like asbestos coming out of them.
That bathroom has a light above the outside of the door that you can turn on and off from inside--IIRC by pulling on a cord or a switch. It looks like it was to get help when it maybe had another use in the past. It cracked us up when my friend discovered it during a late-night programming session in that lab.
Are you George Costanza?
2nd floor West Hall hands down. Check it. Near anthro department.
I don't know dude, I use that bathroom a lot and I'm not crazy about it. Low marks on privacy/intangibles/graffiti and cleanliness is average.
Stamps is new, and sparkling clean.
Oosterbaan, however not public they might be, are way up there for me.
My worst? CSE building right off the lobby. You have to wonder if some toilets are specifically designed to be capable of handling large volumes of Panda Express.
Back in the 80's, few students ever stepped foot inside of Rackham so it was a great place to use the bathroom - always clean, empty and warm! It also has a nice reference room on the second floor to study (if you're looking for a new place).
In HH Dow, there is a stall where someone wrote "Best position (with diagram)" and someone drew up the offensive side a football play and pointed to the RB and added "especially when Brandon Minor is healthy"
I also am a fan of one of the ones in EECS, I think, that says "Fuck sharks"
I think one of the Dow ones was in the "bad designs on campus" because it was very conducive to collisions. They would get decent marks for low usage though.
If only I had known the volume of injuries this year would bring for our running backs, I would have changed it.
4th floor of the Union in the hallway with the student group offices, or the School of Public Health (the new building). The SPH bathrooms are just plain fancy.
For throwback and variety, I would also submit the bathrooms in the basement of the Grad.
I feel like George Costanza right now... Another piece of pie here!
I just read all the replies and now have to take a dump. Excellent work gentlemen.
Once again I made a comment
But I just didn't like it
So let's just imagine Ronnie pooping
I'm a fan of the first floor EECS building bathroom. Lots of stalls and urinals, abundant, witty programming/engineering jokes, and quite possibly the nicest faucets on campus. They have a high, curved spout with two hot/cold handles and water that's always warm. My bathroom of choice.
The worst is the restroom in the basement of the Law Library Reading Room. They could clean the minute before you go in, and the 80 years of smoke fumes coating everything makes it look like a filthy gas station crapper. You can see it was really really nice once---in 1932.
Why do I think this is going to be a nominee in our "Best of" and "Year in Review" Thread awards...
is the sixth floor stacks in the Grad.
If you read the crime notes a lot in the daily, you should get this...