Keeping in mind SPI's effort to send much-needed portable toilets to New Zealand, here's a story on how folks in Christchurch are using humor to deal with their hardship. The story, "Toilet humour a relief for quake-hit NZ," highlights a website that Christchurch residents created to highlight the makeshift toilets that they've built in backyards. Keep in mind that they've been without running water or operating toilets for two weeks, and officials don't expect any relief for weeks -- or months. The site, www.showusyourlongdrop.co.nz, features photos of creative outhouses, some of them outfitted with little creature comforts that reflect the personality, and sense of humor, of the builders. According to the story, the web site is the creation of Jason Moore, a Christchurch man who was "inspired by photographs of Christchurch dunnies uploaded to Facebook. "The 31-year-old website designer said he was 'feeling a bit guilty' that his house was fine in the aftermath of the deadly quake and 'wanted to help out by putting some smiles on people's faces,' Check out the link, you'll enjoy the photos. And if you'd like to help, contact SPI.
Kiwis battle hardship with humor
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