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Old 01-03-2011, 03:00 PM   #41
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This thread has been circling the bowl for some time.
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Old 01-03-2011, 03:15 PM   #42
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Hopefully, it won't wipe you out.
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Old 01-03-2011, 03:21 PM   #43
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About time for the Starship Enterprise thread shift?

You know, "circling Uranus, looking for Klingons."
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Old 01-03-2011, 03:29 PM   #44
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This thread has been circling the bowl for some time.

Well it's bowl season you know, Go Buckeyes, hope they wipe the razorbacks right off the field tomorrow evening.
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Old 01-03-2011, 03:41 PM   #46
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Well it's bowl season you know, Go Buckeyes, hope they wipe the razorbacks right off the field tomorrow evening.
Well, they'll definitely end up as either #1 or #2 in the bowl...
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Well, they'll definitely end up as either #1 or #2 in the bowl...

I'm just hoping they don't get flushed down the bowl, like Michigan and Michigan State did this past weekend ! Big Ten teams don't have a good record against SEC teams.
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I'm just hoping they don't get flushed down the bowl, like Michigan and Michigan State did this past weekend ! Big Ten teams don't have a good record against SEC teams.
Yeah, some of these matchups don't look good on paper...
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I read this story years ago:

Supplies were short for several days after the landings at Normandy on D-Day, June 1944. An Army Captain who had recently come ashore headed to the latrine area to find a Private rationing toilet paper-3 sheets only. The Captain said "I want more than 3 sheets Private!" The Private replied "Sorry Sir. General's orders. But I think you'll find 3 sheets to be plenty. One up, one down, one polish."
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Some years ago I inadvertantly came across a high tech paperless public toilet being piloted in Manchester, England.

On entering said toilet I sat down and as I did my business, I looked around for toilet paper but instead saw instructions that instructed me that I should wipe myself using my fingers and then place them in the high tech cleaning device that had looked like a toilet paper holder. It was too late now, so I did as instructed and after cleaning myself using my fingers I placed them in the hole indicated. A big hammer slammed down on my fingers causing me to immediately whisk them out and stick them into my mouth.







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The preceding story is a joke and I apologize to any offense caused to the good people of Manchester.
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Some years ago I inadvertantly came across a high tech paperless public toilet being piloted in Manchester, England.

On entering said toilet I sat down and as I did my business, I looked around for toilet paper but instead saw instructions that instructed me that I should wipe myself using my fingers and then place them in the high tech cleaning device that had looked like a toilet paper holder. It was too late now, so I did as instructed and after cleaning myself using my fingers I placed them in the hole indicated. A big hammer slammed down on my fingers causing me to immediately whisk them out and stick them into my mouth.
Now we need a smiley that combines roflol and vomiting at the same time, the reaction that the above story induces (and a big roll of TP to cleanse the oral regions of the vomit).
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Now we need a smiley that combines roflol and vomiting at the same time, the reaction that the above story induces (and a big roll of TP to cleanse the oral regions of the vomit).
This is the best I can do..........

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This thread reminds me of that story "At the house of the Japanese Ambassador". I don't remember who told it.
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Having traveled to Japan, I can confirm their toilet seats have a cleansing jet of water when needed. Therefore there was no need for TP (although it was available too).

http://japanesestuff.net/toilets/japan%20toilet.jpg

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We spend around $15 per year per person on toilet paper (3 ladies in the house plus me). A luxury I would not give up in order to get me 0.003 years closer to FIRE. I try to encourage my young daughters to use less than 50 sheets per wipe, but that is mainly from a plumbing/operational desire, not a cost reduction desire.

I don't know how this is possible. A 12-pack of Charmin costs about $8 at the commissary. According to my wife, we sometimes go through a roll a day. $15 per person per year seems pretty cheap to me...but to honest, I've never really tried to conserve the paper, unless I'm specifically aware that we're down to the last roll and I'm actually "in the driver's seat" at that moment...
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Fuego, it is time to post your toilet paper tower picture.
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This is the best I can do..........

..this is for you Alan...

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Brilliant smiley - thanks.
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