January 10th, 2014

One Foot in the Grave Waste of Space


  1. 1
    A very special minority says:

    “Also, why does the woman only have one leg?”

    Aha! The one-legged black lesbian!


  2. 2
    Lord Carrington's Binoculars says:

    You know who this if for. You often see these chaps washing their feet at motorway services stations. Lovely.


    • 111
      broderick crawford says:


      As I came down through Dublin City
      At the hour of twelve at night
      Who should I spy but a Spanish lady
      Washing her feet by the candlelight

      First she washed them, then she dried them
      Over a fire of amber coals
      In all me life I ne’er did see
      A maid so sweet about the soul

      Whack for the Too Rye, ooh, Ray lady
      Whack for the Too Rye, ooh, Rye aye


  3. 3
    Anonymous says:

    Is this so they can wash their feet before using the prayer room?


    • 9
      The BBC loves spunking your money away says:

      Yes. They get paid (your money) so they can wash their feet.

      Beats working, I suppose.

      I wonder if they’d pay staff to take their kids to visit Santa’s Grotto, too.

      You know, equality and inclusivity etc etc.


    • 28
      Flying PIGS says:

      Maybe it’s for washing the feet of 8 year old brides.


    • 90
      Anonymous says:

      I recall back in the day having to leave the student union bar to attend to an urgent call of nature.

      Whilst stood at the urinal, there’s a sudden massive crashing sound coming from one of the cubicles behind me. I look around and lo and behold one of the schh, you know who’s has crashed through the cubicle door and is lying lying semi concussed on the floor. It was obvious that when you’re used to squatting and shitting through a hole in the ground then trying to perform the same feat whilst balanced on a toilet seat can prove a little more problematic. Apparently it was a common occurrence and having to wipe the seats to remove footprints became something of an occupational hazard. Gotta love diversity!


  4. 4
    Casual Observer 5 says:

    Foot wash facilities ?


    • 83
      Lager than life says:

      Fewer hops are used in Labour beer after their pub closures.

      Only one sock is ever needed for a job in north London.


    • 109
      Cost-of-Labour-crisis says:

      I wonder how much we paid for a so-called design consultancy to come up with this name?


  5. 5
    For added inclusivity says:

    Shouldn’t the sign be in Arabic?


    • 19
      RomaBob.... Beeg Issue, Beeg Issue! says:

      Correct answer, for our alternative friends who need to wash before a prayer :)


    • 29
      Ferguson Scottish says:

      In Salford Wayne and the boys won’t understand either


      • 72
        Moyes says:

        We now employ attendants at all our wash facilities. The boys don’t read, can’t read or just do something else. We have had enough of the dump on the floor.


    • 131
      Tom Catesby. says:

      Indeed, well spotted. The Beeboid diversity thought police department should be informed.


  6. 6
    Now who do we know that likes to wash their feet at 'work'? says:

    ‘Why does the woman only have one leg?’

    Because she disgraced her family by listening to pop music, so in order to maintain their honour, her father and uncle hacked it off?


  7. 7
    Holly says:

    She has two legs, that are ‘shut’.
    More women should take notice of the ‘subliminal’ message being sent.


    • 13
      Hobo humping Solbo babe says:

      I think you are over thinking things. Its the BBC, by the time they are women they are to old to be attractive


    • 17
      BBC Equality Unit says:

      Inshallah! She is no western whore!

      Her burqa could be a bit longer, though.


      • 78
        I should Coke-oh says:

        We tried a version with a burqa – just looked like a guy standing next to a cola vending machine.


  8. 8
    Standards! says:

    How about they shower/bath and wear clean socks everyday?


  9. 11
    Abbott charges Children's charity £15 a minute while drawing MP's salary says:

    Diane Abbott charged a Children’s registered Charity £150 for 10 minutes speaking at their event in City Hall. This was from 1.30 to 1.40 on 3rd December when Parliament was still sitting, so she also got double paid.



  10. 12

    This seems like a pretty ignorant and poorly thought out post. Surely these facilities exist for people who practice Islam, Hinduism and some sects of Christianity who all traditionally wash their feet before prayer?


    • 20
      Aziz says:

      It is being our foot wash facility, yes. We is not admitting unclean Hindus and Christians to our facility. It is ours. End of, innit?


    • 26
      Mong Watch says:

      Erm – the post is about office space, and an iffy (and totally unnecessary) gender sign.


    • 34
      You sure? says:

      Which Christians are required to wash before praying?

      When Jesus was questioned as to why his disciples did not ceremonially wash their hands before eating, He said that it was not what goes into the man that makes him unclean, but what comes out of him, from his heart.

      Washing with water will not clean a man spiritually.


      • 52
        Point of Information says:

        Christ did command Christians to wash their feet before praying.

        See John 13:14-15 (King James)


        However, the foot washing facilities for Christians would only be pertinent on Sundays, or Sat’urdays for 7th Dayers, which such devout Christians would not be working on as they are Sabbath days.


        • 67
          Our survey said: NEH NAAAH! says:

          No, you’re either not well acquainted with the subject or deliberately misconstruing the context of the verses quoted.

          Said verses refer to Christ’s example of humility in stooping to wash the disciples feet, demonstrating his willingness to serve, as an example to his followers, encouraging them to do likewise, not seeking their own comfort or honour, but other’s first.

          Try again.


        • 137
          Tom Catesby. says:

          Many of us know that those who run the BBC think they are God, but the beeb is a broadcasting organisation, what is all this shit? prayer rooms, foot washing rooms etc, not required.


    • 59
      Anonymous says:

      This is a poorly though out post Gatsby, surely you know people who practice Islam are separated by gender for prayer (and in the classroom), this starts by having separate entrances into the mosque as well as foot washing facilities. I believe (as in the classroom) it is convention that the chaps get precedents if only one door / facility is available.


    • 135
      Tom Catesby. says:

      Maybe, but the point is these facilities are not necessary at the BBC. employees can make their own arrangements to *uck off and pray in their respectice places of worship in their own time, not mine (£145 p.a TV licence payer).


  11. 14
    A. Person says:

    Or…the BBC have provided facilities for Muslim staff and guests to wash their feet before praying?


  12. 15
    Dickhead says:

    It’s for the black, one-legged lesbians so beloved by commentators like Littlejohn.


  13. 24
    Take that Dave. says:

    Nicola Maxey from the Met Office said the Prime Minister failed to draw the crucial distinction between weather and climate change.

    “What happened at the end of December and at the beginning of January is weather,” she said.

    “Climate change happens on a global scale, and weather happens at a local scale. Climate scientists have been saying that for quite a while.

    “It’s impossible to say that these storms are more intense because of climate change.”



    • 32
      David Cameron, failing eyesight, balding with PPE qualifications says:

      Look, my gut was telling me I believed that there might possibly be a link that I should have mentioned to the people, as I believed what my gut was telling me. Just because some expert, empirical evidence and other specialists in the field do not agree with my gut or me, does not necessarily mean that my gut is wrong, and I run the country not her. So there.

      I give you a cast iron guarantee that this is all climate change which can be fixed by carbon tax and more windmills, and public funds for my mates who make windmills and stuff. ** taps nose **


    • 42
      . says:

      It’s rather interesting of late that after years of the BBC saying that the science is settled that the Scientists (not those employed by the UN) are saying that the science is far from settled and the more they look the less they understand. And the catastrophic man made global warning sceptics are using science to back their argument while the warmists use “feelings” and ” I believe” to make their case.


      • 71
        Mark Austin, ITV, Arctic...convenient sections of cglacier collapsing for the cameras says:

        The science is settled, YOU are responsible for global warming


      • 88
        NSA says:

        When Roger Harrabin (English graduate) at the BBC and other environmentalists are using expressions like “the science is settled” then you know they don’t have the first understanding of the scientific process. The have no credibility.

        When alarmists such as James Lovelock are quoted in The Guardian that 80% of humans will perish by 2100 AD and “billions of us will die and the few breeding pairs of people that survive will be in the Arctic where the climate remains tolerable” then their extraordinary claims would indeed require extraordinary evidence. That’s extraordinary empirical evidence and NOT some unproven computer model.


        • 98
          Isaac Newton-John says:

          When Roger Harrabin (English graduate) at the BBC and other environmentalists are using expressions like “the science is settled” then you know they don’t have the first understanding of the scientific process. The have no credibility.

          How about gravity? Is that settled or still open to doubt?


          • NSA says:

            > How about gravity? Is that settled or still open to doubt?

            Einstein’s General theory is the best treatment of Gravity that we have so far and yet we know that it is not complete since it fails on the quantum scale. Some day it will be replaced with a more complete theory, so no, the science of gravity is not settled. In fact there are currently a number of competing theories of quantum gravity. Also there is the issue of dark matter and some other strange effects at cosmic scales for which GR cannot account.


      • 120
        Foureyed English Genius says:

        Science is NEVER settled. That is the whole point of it. Think Aristotle, think phlogiston!


    • 46
      altruism in industry says:

      Isn’t there a problem here that to say if there is climate change then you have to measure something and you have to do the measurement in a local place so you will be measuring weather ?


  14. 36
    Displaced Brummie says:

    Obviously her other foot is in the wash.


  15. 41
    Incapable Vince, deputy Chief Cockroach says:

    Talking about One Foot in the Grave……………….

    For the avoidance of doubt, I only look like Victor Meldrew.


  16. 43
    Mugatu says:

    What do you expect from the Sharia Broadcasting Corportation.


  17. 47
    P l e b says:

    So does it follow that the BBC also provide places for people to pray? I thought everyone was there to WORK.


    • 70
      The BBC is a cancer says:

      BBC, work?

      Cannot compute!


      • 97
        BBC top nob says:

        BBC, work?

        Cannot compute!

        So, Bright Boy, is we’re not working how come we’re managing tp pump out all this pro-Labour pro-EU propaganda? It doesn’t do it itself you know.


        • 110
          King Dave says:

          Parroting lies supplied by the EU is not work, nor is all the global warming/cooling/staying the same shite, nor is all the nig nogs are great nonsense.

          When I am King I shall have the wretched place burned to the ground, with all the scum still in it.


  18. 50
    Mugatu says:

    Isn’t there a Fatwa against unisex footwasing fascilities?


  19. 51
    BBC PC Department says:

    The image that you refer to is not a woman. It would be sexist to consider a person wearing a skirt to be a woman. We do not discriminate against people with one leg. It could be a kilt to which you refer. It could also be a person turned sideways. This toilet is provided for couples, as is clearly shown by the two persons holding hands, with no feet. The foot wash facilities refers to sinks that are 12 inches long. Foot will be replaced with 30 cm. Thank you for your comment.


  20. 54
    Anonymous says:

    Shouldn’t this read “Feet washing facilities” has the BBC lost the ability to communicate in English?


  21. 58
    Mugatu says:

    It’s a photo of the new TARDIS.


    • 61
      Dóctor Who is just Islamic indoctrination says:

      Hmm. You’ve got me thinking..

      Is the Dalek not an armour-plated burqa?

      And the Cybermen cannot touch gold (Muslims are not permitted to wear gold).

      And does the Tardis not spin around (turning to face Mecca)?

      My word, it’s obvious!


      • 74
        K9, the haram hound says:

        I’ve never seen Dr Who shagging 6 year olds, so I’m afraid your theory is faulty.


        • 75
          Dóctor Who is just Islamic indoctrination says:

          Muslims are allowed to keep dogs if they’re for protection. K9 was for protection, and therefore Halal, not Haram.

          Furthermore, Sir, the Dóctor’s time machine made a nonsense of an assistant’s age; he could quite easily transport a 20 year old back to the time when she was 6 (or, if he was being really horny, even younger).

          I rest my case.


          • Dóctor Who is just Islamic indoctrination says:

            And you wouldn’t have seen the actual shagging because the show’s on before the 9PM watershed.


      • 101
        Afrocutter says:

        Bollocks, Dr Who. I know several Muslims who wear gold jooowellery and other ornamentation.


  22. 62
    I know... says:

    Jesus Christ, that Australian shrill in charge of the Green Party is stupid. Truly truly stupid.


  23. 63
    Green Party says:

    Plastic this metal that. Nothing sourced in this picture from the countryside.


  24. 64
    Molly The Dog says:

    My toilet is the This Week sofa.


  25. 73
    Nellie Angry (Islington) says:

    Just typical of the cis-gendered patriarchal stereotyping of this blog that you assume the one legged figure in the photograph is a female, simply because “she” appears to be wearing a skirt and holding hands with a man.


  26. 80
    Rastus Mohammed O'Goldstein says:



  27. 86
    Anonymous says:

    This will no doubt be to keep Muslims happy as they are expected to wash their feet etc. before prayers each time.

    It’s better than at my office – the bathroom near the “multi-faith room” (aka unofficial Mosque) doesn’t have foot washing facilities, so they wash their feet in the sinks. Nice. There also seems to be something about washing your nasal cavity too so people suck water into their nostrils and blow that out into the sinks too. Double nice.


  28. 89
    sunderland is a Labour ghetto thats why its shyte says:

    When will the Tories have the guts to make the BBC subscription only?


    • 93
      Cato Street Conspirator says:

      ‘When will the Tories have the guts to make the BBC subscription only?’

      Never. as long as the BBC acts as an arm of government propaganda. Who would have known, for example, that the government was privatising the NHS if all they’d had to go by was Nick Robinson’s reports?


  29. 92
    Cato Street Conspirator says:

    ‘Also, why does the woman only have one leg?’

    In case the ghost of Savile is around? Legs tight shut.


  30. 104
    bargeman says:

    She is hopping mad!


  31. 107
    Chuckabrick says:

    That makes me feel sick.


  32. 113



  33. 116
    Anonymous says:

    +++ It’s for the Islamics innit… +++


  34. 117
    Anonymous says:

    The other got blown off in a bomb.


  35. 118
    Max says:

    She has two legs. I’m concerned as to why the gentleman only has one arm.


  36. 121
    Sue Brown says:

    They are criminal scum and the BBC should be closed down!


  37. 122
    Foureyed English Genius says:

    They are not “Foot washing facilities” at all. They are bidets. This is what happens when you let work experience interns write the labels!


  38. 123
    Hoppy says:

    Is this a hygiene thing before said foot is inserted into mouth?


  39. 124
    Jimmy Fox says:

    Public toilets used to have ‘wash and brush up’ areas and this is a left over from those days. Probably built specially for Michael, when he was leader of the Opposition, who always looked like he could do with some sprucing up.


  40. 125
    Xavier Onassis says:

    We had this garbage at the Driving Standards Agency – foot-baths installed in Driving Test Centres so the followers of the Great Prophet could ablute before prayer-time. What a waste of tax-payers (and license fee payers) money.

    Still. 10/10 for political correctness which is the main objective today.


  41. 128
    Delphius says:

    Nice to know the BBC are on top of their rampant verruca epidemic.


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