Plumber's butt, transcended

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43 Responses to “Plumber's butt, transcended”

  1. vrplumber says:

    This photo was obviously staged.  I mean, what could he possibly be fixing under a sink that would require a mini-sledge hammer?  

    • Antinous / Moderator says:

      How else do you loosen up a fitting that hasn’t been touched in 30 years? I had a faucet replaced and the parts of the old one looked like something from a 2,000 year-old shipwreck.

      • vrplumber says:

        Well the P-trap looks to be PVC, which would be best removed with a hacksaw or reciprocating saw(if it couldn’t be removed by unscrewing the trap itself), and the faucet appears to be piped in above the sink, which is a non-traditional installation to be sure.

        Also, old faucet parts are the nasty, but nothing compared to the inside of a well-used grease trap. That smell is worse than sewage, or so they tell me.

        • bcsizemo says:

          Actually I have seen a lot of commercial sinks setup with the faucet installed off the wall so to speak like that.  Unusual for a home perhaps, but it also appears that it might be directly fed from a wall mounted hot water unit…(not something that you see in the US…at least not mounted where they are visible.)

    • Rich Keller says:

      You didn’t see Maggie’s centipede post, did you?

    • social_maladroit says:

      This photo was obviously staged.

      I wonder how much time they spent matching the male models’ skin tone to the female models’ skin tone.

    • fuzzyfuzzyfungus says:

      Percussive maintenance is the closest thing to a cross-platform standard that we have in this broken, postlapsarian world…

    • ‘a mini-sledge hammer’

      or, as people I know call it, a ‘hammer’…

      • vrplumber says:

        Well, the shape of the hammer head is similar to a full-sized sledge hammer, as opposed to a framing hammer, tack hammer, or ball peen hammer.

        +like for the effective zinger, though:)

    • nate wharram says:

      Good on you for not bothering to read the 6 sentences that comprise the entirety of the written portion of the article. If you had you would have seen the part where the photographer talks about staging this shoot over 3 days.  

      • vrplumber says:

        Good on me indeed for spotting the obvious staging error without needing to read the article, and then pointing out the flaw for comedic effect. Maybe I should have also pointed out that the sandwich was not OSHA-compliant, so that the joke was more apparent.

        Also, thanks for assuming I can read.   People like you are the reason the internet is an unfriendly environment for illiterates.

  2. Halloween_Jack says:

    You’d get a different effect entirely if either of these gentlemen had an ass half as hairy as mine.

  3. RJ says:

    Kinda makes the dropping-a-pencil-down-the-crack prank a little more perverted.

  4. The Markus Mueller link is broken. Should be http://www.m-mueller.org, but instead it points to a relative url.

    Also, I think the second “plumber” is female, which puts a meta-meta twist on this meta concept.

  5. picaflor says:

    These are not the plumber ass cracks I’ve  been subjected to

  6. Mister44 says:

    Seriously though – if this is an issue for you, Duluth Trading Co makes a really nice shirt that is 3″ longer than most t-shirt, keeping you covered up. They have a lot of DIY type clothing and gear. http://www.duluthtrading.com/store/mens/duluth-ingenuity/mens-longtail-t-shirts/mens-longtail-t-shirts.aspx?

    disclaimer – not an ad, I just like their stuff.

  7. Jan Bösenberg says:

    There is currently a trent towards tongue-in-the-cheek heroification of home improvers and craftsmen in German advertisement, which I think is great. Watch these Hornbach (retailer of home improvement and construction products) commercials, they are awesome:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ouvf_y61kts 
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DZLyUgQPLfg
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PNlVp8SWkic&feature=relmfu 

  8. allybeag says:

    Too slim, too smooth, too hairless, too clean. These are NOT real plumbers.

  9. Wait, no photoshop?

    I guess they must have used Lightroom instead…

  10. Boundegar says:

    I wonder why hot German women look so cross?  Hot American women usually smile for the camera.  Is this a cultural thingamajig?

    • as a German woman, I can tell you that we mainly look cross when our face is stuck above a plumber’s buttcrack

    • allybeag says:

       Would /you/ smile if you knew you were destined to gaze down a plumber’s buttcrack?

      Well, actually, yes, I probably would, but it’d be a sniggering smile, rather than a sexy one …

    • retepslluerb says:

      Oh! Those contortions are supposed to be smiles?  I always wondered why American models do their best to display three rows of teeths. 

  11. fuzzyfuzzyfungus says:

    It’s really kind of funny, and a bit sad, that plumbers would need slick advertising.

    You’d think that the “Listen up, ‘Civilization’, we are the thin copper(and/or PVC, copper ain’t getting any cheaper) line that stands between you and drinking the diluted shit of everybody in your vicinity.” message would really sell itself…

    • blueelm says:

      Yes, but plumbers also want you to choose their services. That’s where advertising come in. Who had the funny and sexy plumbers? Ah… it was our good confederation of craftspeople. They’re good people. We like them.

  12. theganges says:

    and ’twas how men found themselves lusting after other men’s butts…

  13. Deceptology says:

    If you like these, there exists a somewhat deceptive book called “Cleavage” created by Bethany Jean Fancher. http://www.deceptology.com/2011/01/somewhat-deceptive-book-called-cleavage.html

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