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Bob Dylan -- Tangled Up in Poo

3/17/2009 10:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Malibu residents are in a funk over a portable toilet on Bob Dylan's property -- saying the moveable crapper is releasing toxic fumes that are seriously hot boxing the community.

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Residents say their complaints to Dylan about his dumper -- which is said to be mainly used by his security guards -- have gone unheard for about six months, and one couple has even installed five industrial-sized fans on their property to keep the stink away, according to the L.A. Times.

The stench is so potent, people say it's making them sick -- but it appears that Bob just doesn't give a crap.

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pocahontas    

Wish the sleaze media would check things out before they put out CRAP like this story.

1944 days ago
17.

songanddancegrl    

Those whiney Malibu brats!! Like putting fans in your yard would really do any good. They should be so lucky to live near Dylan. They'd complain about Jesus Christ himself if he owned a property there.

1944 days ago
18.

stanno    

Bob Dylan has probably not been on his property to smell since the dudes been on tour for the last twenty years. He may stop in here and there but he also has a home in New York and lives in hotels all over the world. Good to know that he doesnt give a SH*t what those jerks think!!!!!!!!!!!!!

1944 days ago
19.

celebutaunter77    

Eric Cartman said it best....."GOD DAMN HIPPIES!"

1944 days ago
20.

MichLuv    

bob dylan is one of the greats... and one of my personal faves! but this story makes me sad...

1944 days ago
21.

Ballistic    

I'll bet that Joan Baez lets the help use the potty. He's a putz.

1944 days ago
22.

ConsiderTheSource    

TMZ, get your act together.- you didn't even look into who this family is. The woman is an activist, she's paranoid. I did a Google search on her, and she's a rabid activist of all sorts.

She's AGAINST fluoride in drinking water:
http://www.malibutimes.com/articles/2007/09/26/news/news3.txt

And her main issue isn't the 'smell' but as she says in an MSNBC article: 'The Emmingers accused Dylan of "renting a toxic, hazardous, carcinogenic chemical toilet" and "plopping it down" next to their home, in a rural section of the city overlooking the ocean.'
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/29711507/

So she's against Bob Dylan putting a perceived 'cancer-causing' Port-a-Potty anywhere near her house. Not because of the smell (which she dramatically plays up), but because of the chemicals. You can read her original Letter to the Editor here, on pg. 15: http://www.malibusurfsidenews.com/

It can't smell that bad, because in that letter she says it is emptied once a week:' Unfortunately, the toilet is nowhere near his house, but the hazardous chemical vapors out-gassing from it infiltrate my living space 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
(worse on foggy nights), and every Friday morning a truck refills it with more poison.'

Come on now. I'm not even a journalist and I found all this with 15 minutes of Googling.

1944 days ago
23.

Malibu OG    

This complete non-sense! i walk by there every day. there is NO smell!!!! its not malibu residents, its one crazy lady! i expect tmz to cover this, but la times loses credibility in my eyes for doing so... the irony, the same lady had a porter potty on her property when they redid her house.... guess her blank dont smell....

1944 days ago
24.

Mexicans Aren't Human    

Bob Dylan doesn't think his hired servants should be allowed to step into his house to use the bathroom. Another hypocritical liberal. I guess Mexicans and rich Jews shouldn't mix. This guy is the over rated musician of all time.

1944 days ago
25.

TIFF    

MALIPU

1943 days ago
26.

duhTMZ    

To all the s***heads in Malibu...what is Malibu spelled backwards? U-BI-LAM (prounounced U - BE - LAME) !

Ha ...to the snobs

1943 days ago
27.

anthony    

there is nothing wrong with having security on your property................. i dont understand why he does not allow them to use the bathroom in the house..............i dont think he lives in a shack??????????? he should simply schedule a daily replacement for the portable bathroom..............or spend the extra money to rent the more expensive portable bathrooms........

1943 days ago
28.

wickedorchid    

Another aging ex-hippie sellout.

1943 days ago
29.

THese sternies are mean people who have no feelings    


You Malibu Barbies should feel HONORED to be near his peep's poop , he is a genius and can make people cry with his songs so get real, like you don't stink ? sssshhhhheeeesssshhhhh

1943 days ago
30.

goldieok    

unless the entire 3rd fleet of the us navy is using the port a john - the neighbors are full of crap

1943 days ago
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