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No-Plumbing Disease
Submitted by John Sauer
March 1, 2009, 17 Comments

A few days ago at a DC-style networking session for public health folks, I introduced myself as the Communications Director for Water Advocates. I am used to receiving surprised - and even shocked - expressions when people learn that poor sanitation and unsafe water cause the illnesses that fill...

The Wrong Kind Of Block Party
Submitted by The Big Wiper
February 26, 2009, 62 Comments

I work in an industry that provides materials and services to libraries -- mostly of the public variety, not academic. As such, I am always in libraries doing sales presentations, which can be quite lengthy, sometimes lasting all day. These involve my laptop, and I am often tempted to surf my...

Pooping With Mr. Pepys, Part 1
Submitted by mark of stain
February 24, 2009, 23 Comments

The Diary of Samuel Pepys is a unique record of life in the 17th Century. Pepys (1633–1703) was an English civil servant who recorded his day-to-day activities from 1660 to 1669. During that time, he witnessed the restoration of the British monarchy; the Great Fire of London; the plague epidemic of...

Unisex Toilets: A Proposal
Submitted by fernando
February 3, 2009, 67 Comments

Public toilets are social equalizers. They erase distinctions between the genders. In them, men and women are stripped of their differences. Social class, wealth, race, age, culture, nationality, and even religion are set aside. Two men at the urinal are equal. Two feet under a stall have the same...

Hate The Demodex!
Submitted by fenfa
January 14, 2009, 52 Comments

I don't know how many times I've read Taro Gomi's Everyone Poops to my little son, but enough to know that the humanist philosophy undergirding it is very similar to the basic unifying theme of PoopReport. "Everyone eats, so everyone poops," Gomi reminds us. Pooping is not disgusting, it's not an...

I Dream Of Steamie
Submitted by paul turdie
December 10, 2008, 29 Comments

I was having one of those dreams again. We all do. You have to go to the bathroom. The hall grows longer as you do the chocolate shuffle, cautious of dislodging anything. You sweat and panic until you finally push the door out of the way and let loose that tight balloon knot to make warmth in the...

Andres Serrano's "Shit" a
Submitted by Mark
September 29, 2008, 28 Comments

Andres Serrano is an American photographer most known for his Piss Christ, which showed a statue of Jesus submerged in what was supposedly artist's urine. It caused great controversy when it was exhibited in 1989, and was used as evidence in campaigns to dissolve the National Endowment for the...

Think On This Thing
Submitted by G Ras
September 10, 2008, 13 Comments

Editor's note: this is the kind of stuff you miss if you're not on the forums. In this moment of free time from guaranteeing my children's future (a future that would scare the shit outta me; I guess that's why I am a workaholic. I'll die and they take their last look at me (or sniff; I haven't...

The Summer Of All Things Fecal
Submitted by Captain Craptastic
September 9, 2008, 28 Comments

As a senior-year nursing student, I had the opportunity to participate in a work-study program for ten weeks at a local hospital in a medium-sized city in northern California. My assignment was in the Intensive Care Unit on the night shift from midnight to eight-thirty in the morning, three shifts...

I Poop And I Vote | Discuss The Movement
Submitted by Dave
August 26, 2008, 32 Comments

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If Big Brother Started Watching
Submitted by MSG
June 6, 2008, 35 Comments

MSG writes: The essay that follows is, of course, totally fictional and speculative. But it is only a beginning. What I am hoping is that some enterprising writers might continue this story in the comments, taking it in whatever directions you might like. DATE: 21 Jan 2010 TIME: 9:13 a.m. PLACE:...

Those Who Write On Bathroom Walls...
Submitted by Dave
May 29, 2008, 81 Comments

Editor's note: found on Flickr.

Poop For Peace Day: April 18, 2008
Submitted by Dave
April 18, 2008, 27 Comments

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The Bearable Lightness Of Having Pooped
Submitted by Lord Ponkleton
April 8, 2008, 33 Comments

When I came across this remarkable website for the first time (that is, earlier today), I thought to myself this: "Holy shit! I'm not alone!" As I look back at my life, I find that there is one thing that has bound together each individual experience of mine. One nutty glue that has always managed...

The Poop Story As A Path To Feminine Emp
Submitted by snowpea
April 2, 2008, 82 Comments

I had a discussion a while back with a woman who strongly believed that it was impossible to reconcile raucous defecation with femininity. My argument was that prodigious bowel habits, while perhaps not meshing with an out-dated, unsophisticated view of femininity (a view that values subordination...

Faces Of Feces: Questioning Cross-Cultur
Submitted by snowpea
March 26, 2008, 41 Comments

I recently read an article about a study done at a large university that examined farts. This involved outfitting volunteers with a pair of airtight shiny Mylar pants with a sensor attached to the inside, near the rectum. When the subject floated an air biscuit, the sensors would detect the...

Introducing US Patent 7263727: The Hygie
Submitted by Viacheslav Zhurin
March 20, 2008, 67 Comments

Why would a physicist who worked for about fifty years in space-related projects (electric propulsion utilized on satellites for station keeping, maneuvering, etc.) and thin film technology now be working on the efficiency and hygiene of the toilet? When I was young student in Moscow State...

When All Food Is Good Food
Submitted by Professor Schitz
February 13, 2008, 47 Comments

While fumbling with a cylindrical container of Pringles, I was hit with an idea about nutrition. Conscious of the empty calories I was about to consume, I imagined that some day, all foods -- wholesome fruits, vegetables, and meats, as well as crunchy snack foods -- might be improved. Apply modern...

No Child's Behind Left Behind
Submitted by MSG
February 7, 2008, 49 Comments

Should poop education be included in health classes? I teach in a high school (not health, by the way), and have quite accidentally found out a disturbing ignorance about poop among otherwise intelligent students. They know, of course, every last thing about sex. But I saw a paper from a ninth...

(Self) Portrait Of A Shameless Shitter
Submitted by PoopMagnet
December 29, 2007, 27 Comments

Hello. I am a Shameless Shitting artist, as this self portrait attests. This image is on an artist community website where it is currently third among thousands of pieces of artwork in the most-viewed gallery. When you go to this link it will count as a vote toward second or even first place (...

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