This Week's Sign of the Downfall
The Golden Duce
Winston Churchill was born in Blenheim Palace, but now it’s mostly a museum. One of its most famous pieces is a full-sized toilet made out of solid gold that’s titled “America.” You don’t have to be an art critic to get it. Anyway, last week, four men were arrested/charged for stealing “America” (that much gold is worth $6 million), and for destroying part of the 18th century building with flood water. See, the toilet was actually connected to the plumbing, because as it turns out, you can pay a small fee to crap all over America.