What would you ask to borrow from your favorite art museum?

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    Honestly, given my wife's shopping habits, I think I'd ask to borrow the museum's shelving units and storage space.
     
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    Is all for the option to change my mind after making a wrong choice.
     
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    Toilet was 18k gold, I'd hold out for 24k, Russian gold.
     
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    I was having a think about this over the weekend.

    Much as I like lots of old museumy things, they do tend to belong in museums. I'd be terrified of breaking some Han Dynasty pottery or whatever.

    But thinking of museums I've been to over the last few years, I remembered what it is I'd like.

    Miraikan (The National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation (Miraikan)) in Tokyo is full of useful things. But most of all, it's where Asimo lives. Borrowing Asimo would be cool.

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    If that was a real Honda it would have the Honda belt buckle.;)
     
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    Given my experience of my mother-in-law's CR-V, if Asimo were a real Honda, it would have a horrible ride, would be rusting around the windows, and the paint on the bonnet would be peeling because the engine overheats.
     
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    I speculate that gold commode can become an icon of Trump's 'arc'. hkmb's manufacturing friends ought to get started. Various sizes and plating options.
     
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    When you said this, I thought, "There is no way that there aren't already gold toilets in the paradise of good taste that is Guangdong Province."

    So I checked Alibaba. Sure enough, there are loads of gold toilets available. They make the white ceramics in my house look positively peasanty.

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    Cheap, too.

    Gold, and yet cheap. And full of s---. No, it doesn't remind me of anyone.
     
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    Given what "Trump" means in British English, it doesn't seem at all inappropriate for a toilet.

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    And I like what they've done with the "U" in the English name. The Chinese name "小普" is nicely bilingually lavatorial too.

    Meanwhile, in actual car news....

    Chinese carmaker dumps Trumpchi model name to avoid Trump link | Business | The Guardian

    I never understood why they had it anyway. "传祺" ("Chuanqi") isn't simplified for English speakers by calling it "Trumpchi". "Chuanchi" would have been fine.



    PS.... The picture reminds me of my brother-in-law. One of the in-laws' favourite family tales is of the time they went to a furniture, kitchen and bathroom store when he was about 4. He wandered off while my mother-in-law and father-in-law were choosing furniture. He didn't realise that the display toilets were display only, and came back very proudly to tell his parents that he'd done a poo all by himself.
     
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    I'd like to borrow the air filtration system...museum quality air and perfect humidity would be much more healthful than the mix of dust and pollen in most houses.
     
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    Wyeth good. I'd go for Monet. But very broadly, folks, do go to art museums. A painting in person is way better than looking at it via your display screen.
     
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