An MP in the U.K. has called for the introduction of tea trolleys — manned by a bevy of beautiful young ladies, natch — at airports as a salve for weary travelers.

The managing director for Waitrose, who also supports the idea, said, “I do a lot of foreign travel and I have been progressively disappointed with how poor it feels when you return home. The whole experience is pretty bleak. I thought wouldn’t it be nice if, when you arrived in the UK, you were greeted with a nice cup of tea.”

But for the concomitant sexism, I’d say it’s not a half-bad notion.

The New York Times reviews a public toilet — and no, it’s neither as sexy or as dirty as it sounds. Also, I can’t tell if this article is supposed to be tongue-in-cheek, evidence that the Gray Lady does indeed have a sense of humor, or whether they just knew that the story would score huge coverage in the blogosphere, never remiss to pass up an easy poo joke. The world may never know.

 (Also, they had a “first flush” ceremony. I’ll never look at my beloved Darjeeling the same way again.)