Friday, January 31, 2014
For a good read, on the crapper or otherwise, check out Ronald Blumer's fine new book Wiped: The Curious History of Toilet Paper. It came my way because, well, when you operate a blog about dookies these things tend to make their way towards you, and while it's a modestly sized, self-published looking thingie, it's got a lot of insight and a lot of heart. Not all of the book is about toilet paper per se, there's some fine comparisons between paper & hand wiping, talk about the history of plumbing, and things of that nature. But it made me want to talk about these subjects with other people and analyze the systems that deal with our shit today (and those of the past as well), so it's a winner to me. Sure to make you think. Possibly will also make you poop.