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Apologies- as someone born in the states- we realise we are a lot of the time an embarrassment to the rest of the planet. So sorry! very small percentage of us are intelligent and dont want to perpetuated negative stereotypes.
But hey- we’re nearly the only country where retarded assholes like this (complete idiot) can manage to travel abroad (Hey! For the past eight years plus we had an idiot like that making decisions for our country!)- and for that, I am a little bit sorry.
As to ‘why he goes back into the chem box’:
Some of these here in europe have small sinks and a waterreservoir. But this would be quite cause more irritation as to wha he washe his hands in piss in the first place.
So: Basicly he’s just ashamed and wants to evade the camera ;-)
I’ll go out on a limb and say that that was Sarah Palin’s dad, taking a break from touring the brothels of Amsterdam.
He totally wouldn’t have washed his hands if the camera crew was not there. He was walking for exit seen reporter and camera and thought better wash up this time. Once again screwed by the camera.
Wow. First of all, what is with a toothless American redneck in what seems to be Britain with a German reporter?!
Secondly, why a urinal at the entrance to the place where wieners would be seen by all?
She’s Dutch, not German.
It’s Dutch, not German. A festival in Holland.
This man is the next internet sensation.
I can’t figure out what a TV crew is doing filming there in the first place…
As a general rule Americans don’t wear clothing with red maple leaves on them.
Those people are known as Canadians. Normally I’m very fond of my Canukistani neighbors to the north, but this fella…. sorry guys, I’m trying to distance myself as much as possible.
It’s quite common, actually, for Americans to wear maple leaves while traveling abroad. It would seems it garners them better service and a generally more favorable reaction in many places.
I don’t believe this gentleman is the kind of guy who would think to trick foreigners about being a Canadian. Just accept the man and admit the term hoser was invented for a reason
…sorry, that was for Electrolatino.
Even still, I’ll take stupid American can’t post comments over washing hands in urine.
Um want to point out where you see a red maple leaf? Just because his hat has a red symbol on it… sorry – its not a maple leaf
blaine, son, there is not a single maple leaf on that man. are americans blind, too?
As a fellow Canadian, I really wish you were right to tell Blaine off, but if you try the higher-res version of the video he clearly has a maple leaf on his hat…
I think this is actually an American trying to disguise himself as a Canadian. That’s my story and I’m sticking to it.
that’s what i was wondering. does anyone speak dutch? what is she saying in the lead in?
She was basically wondering how messy the toilets were at the festival, and making a comparison between the contents of the urinal and beer.
#13: Chances are, there were no sinks.
Dude. Does it LOOK like water? :O
No time to brush? Eat some urinal mints.
that is a urinal just like the one at wrigley field in chicago… so gross.
Once again, America shows the world how much it loves gettin’ elbow deep in other peoples piss.
Well, at least he was trying to wash his hands. Right? Trying to look on the bright side of this.
It’s Dutch. They are filming at a pop festival and she says she hates how dirty the toilets are at those places. Then she says “ok let’s see how the toilets are here” spotting the guy washing his hands into the actual toilet ;P
I’ll have what he’s drinking.
Um, on second thought . . .
Cool, let’s go film in front of a festering pool of urine!
You’ve got to feel sorry for the guy, instinctively doing what any man emerging from a toilet with unwashed hands and being confronted by a cute girl with a TV crew would do – immediately try to demonstrate the good hygienic principles his mother instilled in him. It was a trap!
if it is not a sink, then why else would a female be allowed entry for filming. i think he just experienced some cognitive dissonance.
Your genius is very real.
In retrospect, the only thing that might have been funnier is if he just whipped it out and started evacuating while she filmed. Bonus points for creepy eye contact through out.
“if it is not a sink, then why else would a female be allowed entry for filming.”
Clearly, it is a urinal. Even as an American woman, I have seen one before.
As for a lady being allowed into that area, remember, this is the Netherlands; the Dutch, like so many Europeans, are comfortable with nudity. The Puritans left the country for a reason!
i’ve been swimming in raw sewage. i love it!
i love how the attendants jump into action and direct the guy to the sinks so he can wash off the urine, it just restores my faith in the kindness of others.
I can NEVER see any of your videos. Could you include the YouTube URL so I could go directly to YouTube?
I cannot understand what this guy was thinking. I tried every single avenue of “oh, whoops, I thought this was…” and none of them make sense. The trough is below your waist. It clearly has urinal cakes in it. And even after grabbing what is clearly not a bar of soap, what makes you see the foamy, stinking fluid and go “I need some of that for lather”
I will tell you why he did what he did. It is elementary my dear friend. The person had never intention of washing his hands. It is obvious from the jerk reaction that he gets when he notices the camera. He washes his hands because he does not want to be that guy, on camera, that does not wash his hands after using the bathroom. He is so overwhelmed in protecting his image that he does not realize what he is doing. Poor guy. An honest mistake; for the whole world to see; for an eternity; over and over. Everyone’s worst nightmare.
@alan_nishioka: Apparently she was going to check the urinals at this festival (5th of may, liberation day in Haarlem) for their cleanliness. Some investigative journalism there for you, makes me proud to be Dutch.
If you listen closely you can hear someone say “And that’s not soap.” right before he drops the urinal cake.
Dutch sounds like it’s backwards.
Actually, Swedish does:
I agree it was a trap. The guy is in a foreign country and probably isn’t completely familar with how things work there. He walks out of the porta toilet and sees a cute woman standing there. He probably is thinking, “Hey, what is a woman doing here?” He doesn’t want the woman thinking he is the type to not wash his hands and doesn’t identify the urinal as a urinal because why would a urinal be in a place where a cute woman is standing?
Not the sharpest blade in shed, but I agree it wouldn’t have happened if the woman wasn’t there.
Honestly, people. How urban are you?
Turn on a tap after a weekend away, in a rural area (no city water) and out comes bugs and mud. At a rural event, the definition of ‘water’ is considerably looser.
Next thing, you’re going to pretend that clean and clear city water was actually available at this rural event. The portable toilets and trough urinals are not actually an ironic hipster affectation, you know. The reporter is clearly a prissy princess.
The guy made an embarassing mistake. If you were him, think about your own assumptions in context. There’s a girl here, with a camera no less, so it can’t be a ‘private’ area (north american prissiness assumed here) Next, it’s a rural event and these ‘sinks’ are open to the environment, so they’re not going to be perfectly clear. When does he figure it out? The moment he touches the ‘soap’ and realises it’s a urinal cake.
Frankly, it could happen to anyone. Also, judgers who would never do this — you’re going to be caught *not* washing up! — ewwwww, so gross!
I’ve been to Haarlem and it is certainly not a rural environment. It is a dense city of 147,000 people.
Honestly man! How humorless are you? Do think that because we’re laughing about it that anyone here is judging the man more than wincing in empathetic embarrassment?
Looks more like a urban park day festival than any ‘rural’ event. There’s various buildings in the background, fences around. Everyone looks pretty clean and tidy excep’ ol’ piss hands there.
It really was obviously a urinal right from the start as well.
Anyone else notice how close the poster’s last name is to ‘beschissen”? Oh, the irony.
I’m pretty sure that’s Zap Rowsdower.
“I wonder if there’s beer on the sun?”
“Say what you want about the filthy grizzled guy, he does a good load of laundry.”
I first saw these at Oktoberfest in Munich in the early 80′s. They are for high-volume pissing. I would hate to see how one similarly handles a prune festival. “It’s not a shitter, is it?”
I submit that the gentleman returned to the chemical toilet in order to rinse the urine from his hands.
@ mr johnso.
To us dutch , the English language just sounds like English. And we speak German too!
The reporter is Dutch.
He’s wearing a Canadian Tuxedo, so either he’s a Canadian or a very dedicated impostor.
Poor dude, in any case. It gives me the heebiejeebies.
Dude I think that’s a Canadian. No Toothless American Redneck would confuse that!
If this is recent, it’s likely at the celebrations commemorating the 65th anniversary of the liberation of the Netherlands, May, 1945 by the Canadian Armed Forces. Meaning the poor bastard is most likely a Canadian who’s relative(s) fought to liberate the Dutch near the end of World War II. I’m not sure if getting footage of the ‘pisbak’ is the best way to recognize these events.
Urination Under God!
Clearly, he’s a leftover ambassador from the Bush Administration years.
Urinal troughs like this were used in the bathrooms at movie drive-ins when I was a kid. “High volume” indeed, when the intermission rush-to-relieve occurred.
Back then (the 50′s and 60′s), besides the shoulder-to-shoulder crowding at the troughs, the bathrooms were always filled with thick clouds of cigarette smoke. I think it’s a sign of great social progress that one rarely sees cigarette butts in urinals anymore; back then, it seemed de rigeur to toss your butt — *ahem* your cigarette butt — into the urine. The mix of nicotine and piss made a remarkably obnoxious odor.
When traveling in Europe I always disguised myself as a Canadian, as I was too embarrassed to admit I was an American.
“You’ve got to feel sorry for the guy, instinctively doing what any man emerging from a toilet with unwashed hands and being confronted by a cute girl with a TV crew would do – immediately try to demonstrate the good hygienic principles his mother instilled in him. It was a trap!”
Seems like the right conclusion.
I bet he was just trying to get on TV and made a *really* bad choice.
Does anybody know what she asked the teenager attendant in the end? “Is it a pish-pott?”
She’s saying “pisbak”–piss trough.
I frankly don’t care what weird slow-news-day reason she had to look at the toilets. I’m just glad she got that footage!
Handenwassen Ultra Fail
Dutch don’t do the umlaut
Now I don’t feel so bad about crapping in a wall mounted urinal the first time I saw one when I was 7.
Did you sit on it? I occasionally see urinals that seem designed to be straddled, low and sticking out farther than a regular urinal. I’m not sure what the idea is, but it would definitely be a confusing first urinal.
Yes, I sat on it. It had water in the bottom of it like a toilet and no strainer or grate. It would have worked out fine except the paper was missing.
they dont have water there because they want to sell you bottled water :)
No comments on the weird split-level mullet haircut on the reporter?
i guess the guy brainfarted big time. people sometimes do that and it is especially stupid to be caught on film doing that.
at least no one was hurt though. i remember during my time in the emergency room as a student there was a little kid with problems in both ears. the left ear had a toy soldier stuck in it. the right one had a ruptured eardrum. why? grandma had tried to remove the toy soldier. by pushing with a knitting needle from the other side….
Wash yer hands in piss? Sounds good, when ya got shit fer brains.
“I submit that the gentleman returned to the chemical toilet in order to rinse the urine from his hands.”
He wanted to grab some toilet paper to dry his hands, or
Some portable toilets have hand sanitizer dispensers.
Well, ok, third possibility:
He was going to drown himself to end the embarrassment.
Urine is sterile. Pissing on your hands would leave them cleaner than touching a public rest room sink. And frankly, the smell is probably better than the industrial-grade liquid soap. Of course, one’s own fresh piss would be the handwash of choice. People with UTIs need not apply.
Also, urine is only sterile if you don’t have any bacteria along your urinary tract.
Urine is sterile in your body. Once it leaves your body it becomes food for certain types of bacteria. So urinating on your hands wouldn’t be very helpful.
Here’s the followup on this evolving story.
did the guy ever come back out?
I don’t think that I would’ve.
It’s nice to see Billy Carter in the news again!
That would be funny if the guy was an OCD hand washer, he’d be like “NOOOO LOOK AWAY!! THE SHAME!!!”