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  • n  a small outbuilding with a bench having holes through which a user can defecate

  • Al Capp's comic strip Li'l Abner walks a dangerous rope: it often picks its topics out of the headlines, and sometimes finds its humor in the neighborhood of the outhouse.
  • second arrest of in four years for sloshing around in the waste vault under a New England outhouse.
  • Comic Arthur Godfrey has probably caused the biggest uproar among would-be censors by exhibiting a miniature outhouse and describing it as his "office.
News & Articles

  • Kicking the Crap Out of MS
    An event in our region uses outhouses to help defeat MS.
    June 7, 2013 - WTAJ-TV Altoona
  • The Mothership Connection: Funktastic Career Tips From Funk Legend George Clinton
    He's been in the business for 60 years, and is still going strong. The founder and shamanistic frontman of the seminal funk bands Parliament-Funkadelic and the P-Funk All Stars reflects on his long career, and shares lessons he's learned along the way. George Clinton was born in an outhouse in North Carolina in 1941. At 13 he persuaded four friends to form a doo-wop band, the Parliaments. Years ...
    June 6, 2013 - Fast Company Magazine

  • Robert Byrd in Salon
    Byrd's foster father was a miner who frequently changed jobs, and Byrd recalled that the family's house was "without electricity, ...... no running water, no telephone, a little wooden outhouse."
  • Ron Artest in ESPN
    I don't mind being in the outhouse. I don't mind being the goat. I don't mind being the villain [or] hated,Artest said. "I've been that my whole career, so it's not like it's anything new. I don't mind people jumping on the bandwagon or...
  • Nick Novak in USA Today
    It's a short walk from the outhouse to the penthouse,Novak said. "This is what a kicker dreams about. There are ups and downs, and this was the up."

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