Thursday, October 6, 2011

Friday Flash 55.....





London England, Circa 1861...
A lonely man sits in a pub, staring at his ale.

"Tom...Whats wrong?

'Whats wrong? I'll tell you...
I've put my whole life into my business. My product
will revolutionize plumbing. But will I ever be rich?
What will be my legacy? Who will remember the name of...
Thomas Crapper?'



If you or anyone you know has written a Friday Flash 55
Please come tell The G-Man
I will visit, read, enjoy, comment...Then Book
So from the Crappiest Host from coast to coast...
Have a Kick Ass Week-End!!!

Now Remember, I'm on Vacation, But I MAY be around some.
Be supportive of other 55ers. Visit a few, be gracious.
If you want to be read, Go Read Some and COMMENT!!!!!

52 comments:

Brian Miller said...

haha...i remember it a couple times a day...smiles. hope you are having a great trip...


and i am up!

hedgewitch said...

And if nothing else has done so, this poem should immortalize him. Also, the fact that everything is going down his namesake atm can't hurt either.

I'm playin, even though I cheated a bit for another prompt--the 55 is neatly tucked inside it--please don't throw that stein at me, G--I need your blessing or my weekend will be down the Crapper.

Some Haikus

cinnamons-wings said...

My dad replaced my toilet for my birthday one year. I remind him that it's the gift I've used more than any other in my life! Mine is up. http://razzamadazzle.wordpress.com/2011/10/06/cinnamons-wings/

Daydreamertoo said...

LOL

I think his name will never be forgotten... I even taught it to my teen... frequently tell her not to talk a load of ... crap!

Be back in the AM with my 55 ;)

Mama Zen said...

Finally, the recognition he is long overdue!

Mine's up, G-Man. Have a great vacation!

Matthew said...

Ah yes..... good old Thomas. What life would be like without him, I shudder to think.

I'm up!

izzy said...

A good tale sir- What is in a name-?
I fell into the Hallows early and probably won't return...

Janna said...

Perfect timing. I had three different kinds of high-fiber cereal today.

Details are perhaps best left to the imagination...
(*awkward pause*)

Thanks for another Friday 55. :)
Mine's here.

magiceye said...

the unsung heroes!!

check out the festival farce at http://bit.ly/nAdY6L

Jinksy said...

As a blogger, I write enough crap for his name never to be forgotten! And to prove it, here's my latest 55!
Enjoy your holiday, G-man...

Jannie Funster said...

That reminds me that a Mr. Titsling invented the bra, right?

Still vacationing? yay-hooooo! You deserve a fun time.

I'll be a-postin' my 55 at 5:55 a.m. here.

Daydreamertoo said...

Here's mine and no, it's not crap (at least I don't think so)others may beg to differ ... Haha

Wings

Margaret said...

I questioned your authenticity and googled the name.... Well what do ya know! Did you know he is also known for the ballcock? Now there's a word... I guess great stuff like this just can't be made up! LOL Enjoy the beautiful state of VA! Are you in the mountains?

First Kiss

Kikit said...

Enjoy your vacation. Mine's up too. :)

http://kikitavenue.blogspot.com/2011/10/ff-55-5-choices.html

Katherine Krige said...

Howdy G!

Haven't been around in a while, but I thought I would join the fun today. I have a few choice words for you here!

MomsJournal said...

Oh they remember here in Seattle. When the first toilets arrived they soon learned that everyone needed to regulate their movements with the tide lest they all have it come back up at them. ;-)

I'm playing this week. Mine will be up at midnight Pacific time.

Serena said...

I'm certainly grateful to him. Indoor plumbing rules.:)

Alice Audrey said...

Hey, mine went down the crapper this week, too.

Mine is here

Monkey Man said...

If only his name had been John Crapper, he would have had all the bases covered.

HERE is my 55 for this week.

Mijayami said...

I was too sick to write last week, but I'm back with an offering for you here.

MorningAJ said...

Just goes to show we'll never be remembered in the way we plan!

I wonder what the world will know by the name Galen in a couple of hundred years......

MorningAJ said...

Oops. I forgot

libraryscene said...

hiya G...vacay and you're writing about the crapper? Dang, you need to get to the pub...book it! As for me, sigh, roll eyes but I have a tribute to one who will be remembered for his crap. Why? He didn't think twice he just followed his heart ~

Doctor FTSE said...

Well, I tried! But it likely won't mean much to the under 50's. Read on!

moondustwriter said...

Has to be your best historical 55 yet - G
no 55s going down the tubes 4 you!!!

an apple a day

Happy Trails

anthonynorth said...

I've often felt sorry for old Mr Crapper. What a legacy. Nice one.


You'll find mine here.

Lydia said...

I thought the painting was lovely and I stared at it awhile before reading your great 55. As hedgewitch said, this should immortalize him...

Have a wonderful vacation!

mine: when blood is not thicker than water


secret agent woman said...

Ironically, everyone remembers it and it's a myth:
http://www.snopes.com/business/names/crapper.asp

mylittlewordz said...

Hi, just found this challenge and gave it a go here: http://mylittlewordz.wordpress.com/2011/10/07/whos-lizzie/

hope said...

Well I needed Monkey Man to be my Editor, so you were in charge of making me laugh. :)

Have a good weekend...mine's up.

gautami tripathy said...

Totally 'flushed"

LOL!

Here is mine:

peripherals

Eric 'Bubba' Alder said...

Happy Friday all!

Here is MY 55

Olivia said...

You have immortalized him within your words here..

http://oliviasmindlymatters.wordpress.com/2011/10/06/6925/

Weekend Hugs xoxo

Morning said...

Neat Scrambling!

Famous people makes sense to me only if I learned stuff from them, folks such you are gift to all 55 players on weekly basis!

Enjoy yourself and enjoy your company today!

I write one, here is
My 55 Story

Happy Friday!

Christine said...

Hope your having fun,
wrote this at work today, I know I'm late, but late than never

http://aninklingofsorts.blogspot.com/2011/10/made-it-past-55-gone-too-soon.html

Katherine said...

Crappiest Host? I think not!!! You rock G-Man & so does this shmelly post. I think all who've read your 55 will remember Mr Crapper at least once a day ... whilst performing their daily business.tee!hee!hee!

Donnetta said...

Oh, I remember that name some times more than others.

Mine is up. Better late than never. D

lime said...

funny. i've read books on the history of plumbing and when i was i seattle i found out all about the horrible problems they had with their crappers in the early days.

Caty said...

definitely a name to remember! :)Hope your having loads of fun on vacation!

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