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Barney Smith’s Toilet Seat Art Museum

January 18, 2013

No, silly, this story’s not from the Wall Street Urinal – it’s from the Wall Street Journal!

Barney Smith, 91 years old, a retired master plumber turned artist, recently put the finishing touches on his 1,035th toilet seat lid, which will be displayed with his others in his oversize garage.

He began his collection about 50 years ago, when he bagged a small deer and was looking for a way to display the antlers and discovered that a lid worked perfectly. Since then, he has painted, engraved and adorned lids to mark earthquakes and Super Bowls and to honor entertainers, mayors and his wife, Velma Louise.

“If it’s not a lid, I won’t paint on it,” says Mr. Smith…

Best part: Barney Smith’s Toilet Seat Art Museum – has a FaceBook page. You should “like” it right now, shouldn’t you?

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