WTF is up with the urinal illustrations at TaiMall?

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WTF is up with the urinal illustrations at TaiMall?

Postby maoman » Mon Nov 04, 2013 12:44

So I'm in the bathroom at TaiMall and I notice the following illustrations above the urinals:
Left Picture
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Middle Picture
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Right Picture
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I don't understand the narrative. Is this one continuous story, told in six panels? Is it three? Six? What is the message here? I'm confused.
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Re: WTF is up with the urinal illustrations at TaiMall?

Postby divea » Mon Nov 04, 2013 12:52

Keeps your mind away from the task at hand.

In hand.
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Re: WTF is up with the urinal illustrations at TaiMall?

Postby Fortigurn » Mon Nov 04, 2013 13:02

I enjoyed your story, and wish to sign up for your newsletter.

Edit: Yes it's one continuous narrative, and it's quite hilarious. Surprisingly good humour for this country. I wonder who put it there?
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Re: WTF is up with the urinal illustrations at TaiMall?

Postby Big Vern » Mon Nov 04, 2013 13:16

NanKan has undergone considerable gentrification over the past few years. Some people are finding it difficult to adapt to the behavioural standards that are now expected.

I only did it once for Christ's sake.
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Re: WTF is up with the urinal illustrations at TaiMall?

Postby TainanCowboy » Mon Nov 04, 2013 15:02

A much better sign....Image


or...

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Re: WTF is up with the urinal illustrations at TaiMall?

Postby shiadoa » Mon Nov 04, 2013 16:50

TainanCowboy wrote:Image


I get the idea...

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Re: WTF is up with the urinal illustrations at TaiMall?

Postby cranky laowai » Mon Nov 04, 2013 17:23

Perhaps it's a parable of what opponents of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act imagine will happen if ENDA passes in the U.S. :ponder:
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Re: WTF is up with the urinal illustrations at TaiMall?

Postby channamasala » Mon Nov 04, 2013 18:15

Uh, so is he pulling on what I think he's pulling on in the middle picture?
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Re: WTF is up with the urinal illustrations at TaiMall?

Postby maoman » Mon Nov 04, 2013 18:33

channamasala wrote:Uh, so is he pulling on what I think he's pulling on in the middle picture?

Yes. Which is why I don't understand what the message here is. Can somebody fill in the blanks, please?

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Re: WTF is up with the urinal illustrations at TaiMall?

Postby shiadoa » Mon Nov 04, 2013 18:52

channamasala wrote:Uh, so is he pulling on what I think he's pulling on in the middle picture?

Naïve old me presumed that was a depiction of a Mobile phone ringing :oops:
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Re: WTF is up with the urinal illustrations at TaiMall?

Postby Big Vern » Mon Nov 04, 2013 19:10

I showed the pictures to a group of university professors today and we reached a consensus that the pictures are something to do with transgender toilets. If you think about it the pictures kind of present the transformation (particularly pictures 3 to 4) and consequent confusion (picture 6).

When I get a chance I'll pop down to TaiMall and ask information if our guess was correct.
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Re: WTF is up with the urinal illustrations at TaiMall?

Postby Fortigurn » Mon Nov 04, 2013 21:47

maoman wrote:
channamasala wrote:Uh, so is he pulling on what I think he's pulling on in the middle picture?

Yes. Which is why I don't understand what the message here is. Can somebody fill in the blanks, please?


1. Man and woman figure in front of the bathrooms.
2. Man figure looks at woman figure around the wall, sees she looks different.
3. Man figure pulls pockets out of his pants; woman figure is confused.
4. Man figure uses inside out pockets to make himself look like he has a skirt; woman figure is alarmed.
5. Woman figure is concerned that they now look alike.
6. Sure enough, approaching woman is now confused as to which bathroom she should use.
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Re: WTF is up with the urinal illustrations at TaiMall?

Postby LostInTaipei » Mon Nov 04, 2013 22:09

Fortigurn wrote:2. Man figure looks at woman figure around the wall, sees she looks different.

Oh! That makes more sense than what I saw: banging his shoulder on the wall to undo dislocation, a la Lethal Weapon. I couldn't figure out how that fit into the narrative at all.
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Re: WTF is up with the urinal illustrations at TaiMall?

Postby channamasala » Mon Nov 04, 2013 22:32

I guessed it had something to do with transgender bathroom use, but really it looks to me in that one picture like our blue buddy there is wanking away. I mean there's even little motion lines.
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