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Toilet Talk: My Address To The World Toi
Submitted by Dave
November 5, 2007, 7 Comments

(What is the World Toilet Summit? Find out here.) Today I'm going to talk about how the flush toilet negatively shapes attitudes towards sanitation. And I'm going to tell you what you need to know in order to counteract the ideological influence of the flush toilet. But first, a bit about me. In...

Dateline New Delhi: Live At The World To
Submitted by Dave
November 2, 2007, 7 Comments

As at any other conference, delegates arriving at the 2007 World Toilet Summit in New Delhi are handed a tote bag full of schwag. Unlike any other conference, however, our bags contained two small plastic containers of human waste. Composted human waste, of course. In one, a few powdery ounces of "...

How to Interrogate Terrorists: The Colon
Submitted by delusional pooper
October 29, 2007, 49 Comments

The Bush administration obviously lacks true out-of-the-box thinkers. There is an absolutely creative way to get the truth out of captured terrorists -- one that surely is not prohibited by the Geneva Conventions or any U.S. laws. In fact, this technique is actually doing something positive for...

The Great Stink: When England Was Disgus
Submitted by Dave
October 15, 2007, 17 Comments

On the morning of August 8, three inches of rain fell on Brooklyn. On the 3,200 Brooklyn acres that drain into the Red Hook Water Pollution Control Plant, 260 million gallons of runoff coursed into the sewers, mixing with millions of gallons of human waste already headed towards a treatment plant...

The Sanitary Visionary And Me
Submitted by Dave
October 10, 2007, 8 Comments

It's every author's dream that there exists some secret pocket of the world in which his work is fully appreciated. Realizing that dream is even more unlikely when the author's work has the word "poop" in its title. So it's a strange journey indeed that begins with founding a bathroom humor website...

All The Poop That's Fit To Print: E
Submitted by Dave
September 27, 2007, 8 Comments

Last week, the New York Times announced it was making all the content on its website free. Whereas once you had to pay to access articles dating back to the paper's founding in 1851, now this trove of history and knowledge is accessible to anyone with a login and password. Login: poopreport....

God's Scatological Ultimatum
Submitted by Dave
August 27, 2007, 36 Comments

Two hours before last May's The Tao of Poo, I walked into the Fleisher Art Memorial in Philadelphia for the first time and beheld a sculpted Jesus hanging from a cross twelve feet above the stage, his face twisted in the eternal agony that can only be understood by someone nailed to a crucifix and...

How Toilet Water Can Live Again
Submitted by Dave
July 31, 2007, 15 Comments

I'm not one of those writers who will tell you that I nervously sniffed the glass of former toilet water. Not me. I put my nose to the surface of the water and inhaled with gusto, with vigor, with complete faith in the technology that scrubbed out all the bodily fluids suspended in it only hours...

Ivy-Covered Stalls
Submitted by Logjam
July 6, 2007, 25 Comments

For the past thirty years, my workdays have been spent on the campus of a large northeastern university. During much of the year, the campus is abuzz with activity, and cold. But when the spring semester ends and the students head home to jerk off, the maples wake from their comas and the campus...

Free Speech vs. Turd Terrorism: When Is
Submitted by Dave
June 6, 2007, 8 Comments

While the Supreme Court has spent this term worrying about silly things like abortion, the death penalty, and workplace discrimination, this country just saw one of the most important poop-related court decisions since 2002, when a deputy sheriff was charged with felony vandalism after leaving fake...

Poop Culture: A Review
Submitted by The Big Wiper
May 4, 2007, 16 Comments

Editor's note: I know what you're thinking. "Dave probably edited out anything negative in this review." And you're right -- I'm not sure if I could have resisted the temptation. So this piece was edited not by me but by Bunga Din. The below represents the author's opinion -- I didn't make any...

Parents Without Hang-Ups
Submitted by nurterer
April 27, 2007, 49 Comments

Editor's note: we've had a lot of stories recently about traumatic bathroom upbringings -- about how parents, or teachers, or nuns were so militant, backwards, or neurotic about the bathroom that the poor little kids under their tutelage suffered psychological damage. The following story is exactly...

How Much Poop Does America Flush?
Submitted by Dave
April 26, 2007, 39 Comments

In my book, I claim America gives a porcelain burial to 108 million pounds of poop every single day. 4.5 million pounds an hour. 39.4 billion pounds a year. Now I'll prove it. Or, rather, I won't. Because my research uncovered a shocking gap in scientific knowledge: we don't actually know how...

Poop For Peace Day: April 18, 2008
Submitted by Dave
April 13, 2007, 32 Comments

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Nixon's Eighteen-Minute Gap
Submitted by Pablo Picasshole
April 1, 2007, 18 Comments

I was awakened by a knock at my door at 4:12 AM two weeks ago. It was the FBI. National Security Act charges were pending against me unless I revealed my source; I declined and am now a fugitive from federal prosecution. If this report is published, I can only hope that the mainstream media -- who...

Poop Humor vs. Poop Dialogue: Is There A
Submitted by Phoenyxx
March 29, 2007, 18 Comments

(Editor's note: the author has written about pooping issues from the disability perspective before. He continues his train of thought below.) I hope I don't sound like one of those pissed-off handicapped people whom I gripe about. I think I handle things fine, and I do try to keep a sense of humor...

The Extremes Of Excretion
Submitted by The Big Wiper
March 21, 2007, 43 Comments

My experience with the extremes of pooping began when I was about five years old when the Ringling Brothers, Barnum & Bailey Circus came to my hometown. From the stories my parents had read to me, I loved the circus before I even went. But the most indelible memory of this boyhood event didn't...

Bathroom Follies
Submitted by Jamie Benson
March 9, 2007, 24 Comments

Editor's note: a few weeks ago, I wrote about a performance out in LA that actually made me want to visit that city: the world premiere of Bathroom Follies, by Choreographer Jamie Benson and fashion designer Andrae Gonzalo. The performance, Benson tells me, was a great success. He's written in to...

Within You, Without You
Submitted by Toots N. McCrack
February 12, 2007, 19 Comments

At this time in my life, my days off were weekdays and my dog was an eight-month-old husky in need of running off excess energy. My favorite spot to avoid running alongside a curvy highway with no shoulder and the risk of poison oak was an abandoned elementary school down the road from my house....

Fecal Figures Of Speech
Submitted by The Big Wiper
February 2, 2007, 25 Comments

No less a comedic icon than George Carlin has tackled this complex issue. In one hof his HBO specials, he pointed out that our methods of expressing ourselves in regards to the process of pooping -- notably the wide variety of phrases it has generated -- are quite often conflicted, confusing, and...

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