LONDON - Located in Westminister's Travelcard Zone 1, the historic landmark, GENTS at the Picadilly Underground Station will close June 1, 2009.
Reg Fleming, Station Manager, London Underground said, "rising paper costs, bog brush shortages and the scarcity of porcelain, gave us no choice, but to close the Gents."
Following the announcement of the news, many people felt they had to voice their opinion. Here are some of the comments:
Amy W. says:
OMG! I started my career in front of the GENTS. I'd tape my tits tight with duct tape and wear a Rasta hat and sing for whatever money people left. I think I met Blake there.
Crane & Kohler said:
I remember seeing Kenny for the first time, passed out in stall five, with his trousers on backwards and a doily on his head. We've been together eight years now and still visit the GENTS on our anniversary. We'll be at a loss.
Tony Benn says:
Even though I'm 84 years old I still give a crap.
Richard Timney says:
Good space for porno DVD rentals.
Sir Elton says:
Amy if you're done with the duct tape could I have it please.
Hurley Walker says:
If it wasn't for the porcelain in the GENTS, I don't know where I would have put my dinner from Veeraswamy's -- a rogan josh, two papadams and eight Kingfishers.
To mark the closing, piss artists Michael Caine, Graham Norton and Prince Harry will walk through crisscrossed bog brushes held high, while, The Choir of Trinity College, Cambridge sings, 'We Plough the Fields and Scatter.' A plaque will then be unveiled with the immortal words from Derek and Clive, THERE'S NO POINT IN SQUELCHING EVERY TIME YOU SIT DOWN