On TV, in magazines, dressing good, and lounging around

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I got an email a few days ago from a certain douchebaggy former PoopReporter who shall remain nameless (but you veterans know exactly who it is). He tells me "Turns out I'm a music savant" and "{I earn} 50-100 bucks and hour, + royalties, + contracts" and "Getting booted from {PoopReport} was the best thing that ever happened to me" and "You've probably seen news concerning me on TV" and "I was watching a special on toilets on TV, and your face popped up" and "I no longer sit aimlessly talking about poop" and "I couldn't be happier."

Of those claims, only the one about me could possibly be true. Because the National Geographic TV show I interviewed with back in July is finally airing. It's called Flushed, and it's part of NatGeo's series on "Everyday Things." It's been showing for a week or two now, and the producer tells me it's a big success (although he laments the fact that the team did a lousy job of alerting their interviewees to its imminent broadcast). It's being rebroadcast Saturday at 10 PM and Sunday at 1:00 AM. Can any PoopReporter record it for me? I don't have cable.

In more Dave news, Angie's List Magazine recently dedicated a whole issue to the toilet. I was interviewed for the feature article, which boasts a big ol' picture of my handsome mug. They quote me at length pontificating about the Victorian origins of the flush toilet as a tool of elitism -- one of the major themes of my book. Which means the article acts as a good introduction to what you'll get in April when the book finally comes out. Give it a read -- my part starts on page sixteen.

Last Wednesday I did an interview with SpikeTV for their upcoming show MANswers. There's not much online about the show yet, but from what I can gather, it's like Mythbusters "for men" -- that is, it answers questions that Johnny Fratboy has always pondered. My segment, for instance, was to answer the burning question of our times: can you die from pooping?

The interview took place at Union Hall, a classy bar/bocce parlor here in Brooklyn. I talked about the death of Elvis, The Big Wiper's grandfather, and poor Patrick Webster. Thanks to all the PoopReporters who helped me dig up those subjects out of the archives. I got pictures with my phonecam -- the quality of which, unfortunately, turned out to be comparable to the subject of this website.



You're just going to have to trust the fact that that's me, and that I look like a movie star. And if the quality was better you could see that I'm wearing a brand new PoopReport t-shirt. Which leads to my next announcement: just in time for the holidays, I'm proud to introduce four new t-shirt designs, all created by Dan Meth, the same guy who did illustrations for The Journal of Ass Production #2. I think they look great:



In addition to the new designs, we now sell dark brown t-shirts alongside white and khaki. The holidays are coming soon -- need you look any further for the perfect gifts?

And finally, one last bit of news: I got an email from Sumo Lounge, creators of hip beanbag furniture. Though I reminded them that my site is about poop and not trendy couches, they nevertheless insisted on sending me both of their products for no other reason than the fact that I have a website that entertains them. I skeptically agreed, and sure enough received two giant boxes, one of which was practically as tall as I am:

Free shit for no reason -- I guess this is what happens when you go totally Hollywood like me. I have no idea where I'll put these in my tiny apartment, but I'll keep you posted.

18 Comments on "On TV, in magazines, dressing good, and lounging around"

Double Flush's picture
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Yay Dave! I get National Geographic on my cable, so now I gotta remember to watch for you. My old VHS is busted so I can't record it =(

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Double Flush's picture
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Oh and I get Spike too, so let us know when to watch for you!

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Anal About Poop's picture
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I would have been funny if they had sent you gigantic caca brown bean bags.

healthy 1's picture
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Thanks for the story. I am going to watch this one. I used to watch National Geograpic alot, but haven't been as much latley.
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DungDaddy's picture
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Dave, who is the Douchbag? C'mon, just tell us who the douchebag is!

The Big Wiper's picture
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Ditto what DF says. Let us know the broadcast schedule for Spike TV. I can get it and will watch to see how you did. I will be holding up a placard with a rating from #10.0 to #0.0. Heh.

Serially, you already know I think you have the market on #2.0 cornered.

As for you-know-who claiming to be the Renaissance Man of all time---uh, I needed a big laugh today.

Pulling My Pants Down For Peace, Plop and Posterity!

DungDaddy's picture
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TBW, who is it?!

PooperGal's picture
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That's some great PR, Dave. Kudos on being discovered. Poop is hitting its stride as a topic of polite discussion in the mass media. Never thought the day would come, but hey, it's the 21st century. Anything goes.

Now, shoot for the cover of Forbes! Poop is a commodity, ya know.


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ghostlight's picture
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Congrats Dave!
You are certainly quite the Poopstar.
I would tape the show, but I don't get NatGeo on my satellite. I'll definitely be watching for you on Spike though.

the log of hazzard's picture
l 100+ points

Who's the guy who we hate? Perhaps to speed things up I can interest you in......a butterscotch candy? (Long live turd sandwich!)

Some are born crappy, some achieve crappiness, and some have crapiness thrusted upon them. (Do NOT be the last one)

the log of hazzard's picture
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oh yeah, and good job becoming famous!

Some are born crappy, some achieve crappiness, and some have crapiness thrusted upon them. (Do NOT be the last one)

Fudgepump's picture
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Here we are, with PR almost exactly six years old (anniversary date, Dave?), and the site and its founder are getting well deserved and increasingly serious attention. Well Done, Mr. P! A site all about poop, without the philosophical underpinning that Dave has provided, would have wound up being a site ONLY about poop, which PR clearly is not.

PooperGal's picture
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Absolutely, FP. This site has social context. It's the Thinking Man's/Woman's poop website.


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Nine Inch Log's picture
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Or perhaps it's the thinking turds website about humankind.

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Number One . . . I order you to take a number two.

PooperGal's picture
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That may be a little too surreal for most of us, 9"L!


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daphne's picture
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I can't believe he's still emailing you.

That's capitol I for insecurity.


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SamDamnit's picture
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Sweet! New shirts; just in time for Christmas.
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The Big Wiper's picture
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daph, he's still e-mailing Dave-O to stick out his tongue in cyberfashion. "Nyaaaah, nyaaah, nyaaah!" so to speak. His need for approval is as big as an 800-lb. gorilla in a fat suit.

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