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2012-08-06 08:50:49 PM  
When you replace the roll, it's top over.

Baby Wipes for those that are civilized.
 
2012-08-06 09:59:33 PM  
"I ate; I shat."
 
2012-08-06 10:02:09 PM  
Poop thread!

/leaves before it starts being flung about
 
2012-08-06 10:03:50 PM  

djkutch: When you replace the roll, it's top over.

Baby Wipes for those that are civilized.


Preach it brother. It should be legal to murder people who put the roll behind the back.

/If you ever go to China, take baby wipes and napkins. There are no napkins or toilet paper in the whole country.
 
2012-08-06 10:04:29 PM  
In 1935, Northern Tissue advertised its toilet paper to be "splinter-free."
Well, at least one time, the label "new and improved!" seems to have been justified.
 
2012-08-06 10:08:27 PM  
The Romans (what have they ever done for us!) used a sponge attached to the end of a stick

25.media.tumblr.com
 
2012-08-06 10:10:19 PM  
Outhouse and a Sears Roebuck?
 
2012-08-06 10:12:18 PM  

gregscott: In 1935, Northern Tissue advertised its toilet paper to be "splinter-free."
Well, at least one time, the label "new and improved!" seems to have been justified.


Ow.
 
2012-08-06 10:13:34 PM  
Coffee filters if you're desperate, they are cupped nicely.
 
2012-08-06 10:13:42 PM  
upload.wikimedia.org

Approves of this thread.
 
2012-08-06 10:13:47 PM  
"Cast your aspersions and diversions," he said willfully.

"For, I wield the Sun."

;)
 
2012-08-06 10:14:24 PM  
img513.imageshack.us
 
2012-08-06 10:24:59 PM  
Aw come on, who among us have never dragged their ass on a carpet?
 
2012-08-06 10:25:58 PM  

RogermcAllen: djkutch: When you replace the roll, it's top over.

Baby Wipes for those that are civilized.

Preach it brother. It should be legal to murder people who put the roll behind the back.

/If you ever go to China, take baby wipes and napkins. There are no napkins or toilet paper in the whole country.


How the hell do they tp someone's house then?

No wonder they're all trying to sneak into the US.
 
2012-08-06 10:28:12 PM  
An article about toilet paper's history, on Gizmodo. Apropos, I suppose... as they would know a thing or two about putting shat to paper, so to speak.
 
2012-08-06 10:28:20 PM  

Cargo: Approves of this thread.


Then you'd know he's way over-dressed for this thread...
 
2012-08-06 10:28:29 PM  
What's the over/under on this thread turning into 1.bp.blogspot.com?
 
2012-08-06 10:30:38 PM  
Wow, what a lazy excuse for an article. Not only are many of its facts lifted straight from Wikipedia, it also steals the wikipedia image:

upload.wikimedia.org
 
2012-08-06 10:30:45 PM  

PedanticSimpleton: An article about toilet paper's history, on Gizmodo. Apropos, I suppose... as they would know a thing or two about putting shat to paper, so to speak.


Is it possible to win a thread? I think this just won the thread.
 
2012-08-06 10:31:09 PM  
Baby wipes: I laughed, then tried, and got instantly converted.

/Can-doo watermelon-scented brand makes your butt smell like Midori
//next phase is a Toto Washlet or installing a Shattaf
 
2012-08-06 10:37:21 PM  

Mutt Farkinov: PedanticSimpleton: An article about toilet paper's history, on Gizmodo. Apropos, I suppose... as they would know a thing or two about putting shat to paper, so to speak.

Is it possible to win a thread? I think this just won the thread.


If I understand pop culture correctly (and I probably don't), then the way to win an argument is to either post:
A- TEAM OVERHAND
B- Retweet this if you feel me, #OverhandTP for life
 
2012-08-06 10:37:29 PM  

Znuh: Baby wipes: I laughed, then tried, and got instantly converted.

/Can-doo watermelon-scented brand makes your butt smell like Midori
//next phase is a Toto Washlet or installing a Shattaf


The first time i saw kandoo products, i was working inventory. If youve ever been in a grocery store in the early morning and seen people with giant calculators strapped to their thighs, that was us. Anyway, i was running on about 2 hours of sleep, the job had very odd hours, but anyway, i saw that frog, and i turned to my buddy who was working the aisle behind me... "is this frog wiping its ass?" "yes, yes it is" and i just lost it, funniest thing id ever seen, laughed so hard i cried, had to go take a break right then.

girltomom.com

/over is proper
//under is ONLY acceptable if you have cat(s)
 
2012-08-06 10:40:43 PM  
Ha,Ha you guys don't know how to use the three shells?
 
2012-08-06 10:44:16 PM  
Cyno01: "is this frog wiping its ass?" "yes, yes it is" and i just lost it, funniest thing id ever seen, laughed so hard i cried, had to go take a break right then.

[girltomom.com image 130x162]

/over is proper
//under is ONLY acceptable if you have cat(s)

That's actually what made me try the product - it was so utterly nuts that the little voice in my head said 'oh, come on, if they're putting that on the side to sell it...'

That and it's great for freaking out guests.
 
2012-08-06 10:44:30 PM  

djkutch: Baby Wipes for those that are civilized babies.


fixed
 
2012-08-06 10:46:49 PM  

Mutt Farkinov: Cargo: Approves of this thread.

Then you'd know he's way over-dressed for this thread...


Nah. My comment is in reference to his wonderful date conversation about the history of toilet paper (I think it was with the zoo employee that couldn't hear in one ear, but don't remember and don't feel like looking it up).

Him taking his shirt off to go to the bathroom was a stupid idea in what is otherwise one of George's best stories.
 
2012-08-06 10:56:42 PM  
Muslims say "What? You have to get papers for your toilets?"
 
2012-08-06 11:12:02 PM  
This is really getting me pissed off. It is the third time I have attempted to write a comment...the previous two disappeared into cyberspace somewhere. The Great Toilet Paper Shortage of 1973 began as a bit of humor on the Johnny Carson Show when in response to the gas shortage and oil embargo of 1973, he did a comic bit on a toilet paper shortage. Unfortunately, people took him seriously and the next day began making runs on their supermarkets, buying up all the toilet paper in sight. It took him a couple of days to convince the American people that there was no shortage except for the one they made up by buying up all available stocks of toilet paper. After a week or so the stock of toilet paper returned to its normal state.
 
2012-08-06 11:18:02 PM  
YOUR TOILET PAPER
IS HISTORY


www.nytmare.org
 
2012-08-06 11:35:33 PM  
Another great moment from the History of Toilet Paper.

countoncross.files.wordpress.com
 
2012-08-06 11:55:02 PM  

Znuh: //next phase is a Toto Washlet or installing a Shattaf


The ~$30 bum gun. It's a life-changer. How could I ever have thought that paper would do an adequate job?
 
2012-08-07 12:01:38 AM  

MAYORBOB: Another great moment from the History of Toilet Paper.

[countoncross.files.wordpress.com image 465x330]


There was something seriously wrong with that man.
 
2012-08-07 12:05:33 AM  

phojo1946: This is really getting me pissed off. It is the third time I have attempted to write a comment...the previous two disappeared into cyberspace somewhere. The Great Toilet Paper Shortage of 1973 began as a bit of humor on the Johnny Carson Show when in response to the gas shortage and oil embargo of 1973, he did a comic bit on a toilet paper shortage. Unfortunately, people took him seriously and the next day began making runs on their supermarkets, buying up all the toilet paper in sight. It took him a couple of days to convince the American people that there was no shortage except for the one they made up by buying up all available stocks of toilet paper. After a week or so the stock of toilet paper returned to its normal state.


As a 1974 model year american, I had never heard of that and had to look it up myself.

Guess that was Carson War of the Worlds moment huh?
 
2012-08-07 12:19:11 AM  
i.imgur.com
 
2012-08-07 12:37:52 AM  

Cerebral Knievel: phojo1946: This is really getting me pissed off. It is the third time I have attempted to write a comment...the previous two disappeared into cyberspace somewhere. The Great Toilet Paper Shortage of 1973 began as a bit of humor on the Johnny Carson Show when in response to the gas shortage and oil embargo of 1973, he did a comic bit on a toilet paper shortage. Unfortunately, people took him seriously and the next day began making runs on their supermarkets, buying up all the toilet paper in sight. It took him a couple of days to convince the American people that there was no shortage except for the one they made up by buying up all available stocks of toilet paper. After a week or so the stock of toilet paper returned to its normal state.

As a 1974 model year american, I had never heard of that and had to look it up myself.

Guess that was Carson War of the Worlds moment huh?


Farkers made it so that I had to drive around from motel to motel to get enough TP for the motel I was managing. Supplier would just shrug and raise the price.
 
2012-08-07 12:37:56 AM  
Can someone dig up a video clip of Johnny Carson causing the Great Toilet Paper Shortage of 1973?
 
2012-08-07 12:42:33 AM  
I guess they could try marketing some kind of X-treme toilet paper (bathroom tissue, for the more semantic-sensitive) like maybe make it in dazzling colors or outfit the toilet paper holder with LED's.
 
2012-08-07 12:51:38 AM  

LarryDan43: Coffee filters if you're desperate, they are cupped nicely.


Dryer sheets. With the bonus of a spring fresh and static cling-free ass.
 
2012-08-07 12:53:28 AM  

Znuh: Baby wipes: I laughed, then tried, and got instantly converted.

/Can-doo watermelon-scented brand makes your butt smell like Midori
//next phase is a Toto Washlet or installing a Shattaf


I'd rather go straight to the fancy multi-function Japanese toilets. God that would be nice... I've never even used one but I can just imagine.
 
2012-08-07 12:56:11 AM  

Easy Reader: I guess they could try marketing some kind of X-treme toilet paper (bathroom tissue, for the more semantic-sensitive) like maybe make it in dazzling colors or outfit the toilet paper holder with LED's.


ladyfortuna: I'd rather go straight to the fancy multi-function Japanese toilets. God that would be nice... I've never even used one but I can just imagine.


i.ytimg.com

Not sure what's happening here, but I'm sure it's fantastic.
 
2012-08-07 01:00:43 AM  

LordOfThePings: What's the over/under on this thread turning into [1.bp.blogspot.com image 224x225]?


There's no debate.

Mode B is preferred if you're an adult. You can easily find the end of the roll.

Mode A if you have small kids or pets. As they paw the roll from the front it won't unroll.
 
2012-08-07 01:06:15 AM  

i.ytimg.com
 
2012-08-07 01:14:49 AM  

LordOfThePings: Not sure what's happening here, but I'm sure it's fantastic.


"Rook Ma, NO HANDS!"

pblllllllltt!
 
2012-08-07 01:16:07 AM  

ThisIsntMe: Ha,Ha you guys don't know how to use the three shells?


www.cineol.net
 
2012-08-07 01:16:29 AM  
A good Marine only uses one sheet.
Fold it in half, tear a piece from the fold.
Stick a finger through the hole and into a hole.
Pull it out and slide the sheet off finger, wiping it clean.
Then use the torn off piece to clean under finger-nail.
 
2012-08-07 01:17:17 AM  

LordOfThePings: What's the over/under on this thread turning into


lh4.googleusercontent.com

/who gives a sh*t?
 
2012-08-07 03:33:56 AM  
I've read better written and more entertaining articles about toothpicks.
 
2012-08-07 06:29:52 AM  

fusillade762: LarryDan43: Coffee filters if you're desperate, they are cupped nicely.


bible pages.

/or koran, whatever
 
2012-08-07 06:59:12 AM  
Check out the American Biffy Company. Got one. Works great. Still need paper, but just enough to dry off. I wonder what percentage of the worlds population uses paper.
 
2012-08-07 07:12:49 AM  
Does using single-ply paper really save anyone money? That's the only reason to buy it, right? My sister-in-law buys it, and I just have to roll out twice as much after doing my business.
 
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