Europe can't handle poop (apparently)

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A few weeks ago I had a great interview with one of Europe's biggest newspapers. Three million Europeans, the reporter promised me, would soon be learning all about Poop Culture. It was to be a full page on the cover of their arts section dedicated to my theories on, among other things, the media's aversion to taking poop seriously.

More prophetic my interview could not have been. I received this email from the reporter a few days ago:


Oh Dave I'm so bummed!

The article was supposed to run last Sunday. I submitted it and my editor-in-chief loved it. We bought some cool pictures for the layout and it looked great.

But... it wasn't in there. Turns out people from 'higher-up' were shocked when they heard about the subject and pulled it out last minute. It's so weird to have people do exactly what we were warning against in the article itself! As if they didn't read it...

It's the first time this has happened to me in the three and half years since I've been working for the paper.

This is the problem with poop: no one wants to touch it. The reporter did say she'd try to submit the article to some other publications, but she didn't hold out much hope.


If you're in New York City this September, you can witness the birth of a movement. Remember Bobby Tisdale from the Poop Culture book release party? He and I are going to be co-hosting a poop culture/poop comedy series at Rififi in the East Village. Called "I Doo Indeed," it will feature poop-related stand-up comedy and storytelling from NYC's funniest comedians, punctuated with history and context from your humble webmaster.

(The debut of I Doo Indeed has been pushed back until September because Bobby has to film a pilot for Comedy Central. Let's hope the pilot fails miserably so he can focus on what's *really* important.)

But if you're not in NYC, you'll still be able to join the fun. We'll be uploading videos to IDooIndeed.com -- and if we get enough subscribers, we'll certainly be able to justify taking the show on the road. Check out IDooIndeed.com to get yourself on the mailing list.

In the meantime, I've got a sneak peak for you. First off, here's a few minutes of Bobby Tisdale and I on stage at Rififi a few weeks ago, talking about what we've got planned.

And next is the best eighty seconds of comedy from the Poop Culture book release party, edited down by Paul.

Finally, a couple of cool media sightings. First: Poop Culture is ushering in the Golden Age of Poop. And second: the Detroit Metrotimes has a crush on some of our ladies.

24 Comments on "Europe can't handle poop (apparently)"

Miss Simone Scat's picture
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I liked the MT article. Thanks for posting it dave.
Producing waste since 1967

Producing waste since 1967

GottaGoGirl's picture
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Whoa...My name in lights! Well, sort of. Cool.

I love that picture of you, Dave (on the link).

MousePoo's picture
l 100+ points

Pity. Sounds like those "higher-ups" need some constipation relief.

Poop as a "no go"(har har) topic?

Years back the UK(?) edition of Glamour had a feature on the "12 sexual positions of Christmas."

doniker's picture
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wow dave, I didn't know you were Jewish.

Fudgepump's picture
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I don't know why, but after I read this the courtroom scene from "A Few Good Men" flashed into my mind. Nicholson thundering at Cruise from the stand - "You want the POOP?! You can't HANDLE the POOP...."

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You're famous GGG!

Sorry to hear about the shut down Dave. Yet another example of being shit on (pun intended) by the Man.

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What do you mean you didn't see it? It was right next to the toilet!

Bad kitty! Bathtubs are NOT litterboxes!

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Bummer, Dave. Keep plugging away.

SamDamnit's picture
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I find it surprising that Europeans are so averse to ppop. The squares in London and Amsterdam, were covered in bird poop. The Germans have little shelves in their toilets, so they can look at their poop, and the French use the word "merde", like we would use "drat".
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Mary Queen of Scats's picture
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Really Sam? A poop peep show mirror you say?

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No no, honey. Kitties don't sit on the potty.

Bad kitty! Bathtubs are NOT litterboxes!

Anonymous Coward's picture

No comment to any of this including some of the names people have been coming up with...

Bilgepump's picture
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Thank goodness for that, Anonymous, because we probably wouldn't give a rat's ass what you had to say anyway....

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CeliacSpew's picture
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Hi Dave !
It is so true what you say about Europeans! I'm an American who has been living in France for 13 years. I can't find any French people who laugh at poop. For example, the diarehea scene from "Dumb and Dumber" or when Fat Bastard says "I didn't have corn"! - They just don't like it. When I lent my "open minded" boss an American movie with scatological humor, he couldn't even make it to the end. He said that poop humor is for the common uneducated masses. So I looked up "humor" on wikipedia, clicked on "toilet humor", and there was a reference to "Poop Culture". I read it and now I'm a squirting member !

Here's to achieving solid phase.

prarie doggin's picture
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It surprises me also, especially when some of those French cheeses smell worse than anything I have been able to produce.

daphne's picture
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Don't you dare give up, young man. Don't let that French cheese beat you!


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prarie doggin's picture
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I'm pretty confident the French will surrender.

Thunderbox's picture
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That`s a no-brainer, prarie doggin, it`s standard operating procedure for the Frogs in all situations.

The voice of sanity

prarie doggin's picture
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Yes, I've heard that their tanks are equipped with rear-view mirrors so they can watch the war.

Chocolate Shark's picture
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What day in September?

ChiefThunderbutt's picture
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It's not a French cheese but I once ate some very questionable limburger on which the rind had become very sticky
and off-color. The cheese tasted OK but you should have smelled the explosive crap I took a few hours later. I feel sure that the sewers of Paris never reeked so badly.

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Loocretia Kornmush's picture
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I know it's considered bad to stand up for the French and I dislike them immensely even though my own father spoke mostly French. However, France surrendered to protect their artworks, architecture and ancient cities from ruin. What was stolen from them by Hitler and his cronies are slowly being returned.
Everyone conveniently forgets about the French underground and the work that they did to further the war effort, returning downed pilots to their units, passing information all at enormous risk of life and limb. Be fair, give them the credit they deserve. Merde!

Cannabem liberemus!

Bilgepump's picture
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It would be easier, Loo, to give them credit when due, if only they would bathe a bit more frequently.
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The proper order is kiss me, then go smell the other dog or cat's butt. I cannot stress this enough.

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thepinksock's picture
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yo have u ever noticed how the bleep out pictures of fecale matter on T.V.? Does anyone know why?

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thepinksock's picture
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srry about the random comment didn't know where else to put it

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ChiefThunderbutt's picture
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thepinksock.....probably because poop is considered disgusting by most people and those with a scat fetish would be the only ones who would want to look.


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