Ernest Hemingway’s Urinal Fountain
It’s no secret that he had a reputation for being a heavy drinker, and when his favorite bar (Sloppy Joe’s) moved locations, Hemingway took one of the urinals and moved it into this Key West home, stating that he had “pissed away” so much of his money into the urinal that he owned it. He converted this urinal into a garden fountain, where it remains today as a prominent feature and serves as a source of water for the ground’s cats.
Another reason why Hemingway retains the title as “The Most Interesting Man In The World.” and almost certainly always will.
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“Laughter and tears are both responses to frustration and exhaustion. I myself prefer to laugh, since there is less cleaning up to do afterward.”
Kurt Vonnegut. November 11th, 1922 - April 11th, 2007.
The Chicago Public Library has a large selection of Vonnegut works. Click here to see the list.