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World toilet day: November 19th

November 10, 2009

toiletRocky notes that some of his most popular posts involve “toilet humor.”  Mindful of the risks of “straining too hard,” but desirous of maintaining the “flow” on this subject, Rocky notes that November 19th is World Toilet Day.

Although Trophy Wife serves on the boards of numerous charities,  she refuses to become an officer of the World Toilet Organization.    Her apathy towards this venerable, yet disrespected charity, is typical amongst philanthropists. 

Fifty years ago, no one discussed Breast Cancer in polite company. According to the World Toilet Organization, toilet problems face the same taboo today.

Rocky urges his readers to visit the World Toilet Organization website (http://worldtoilet.org/ ) and learn about their work, including  the World Toilet College, where they help train people to “help themselves and others.”

The website includes a quote from Jimmy Carter, identified as  “Ex-President” (not to be confused with “ex-Lax”):

“Now instead of my being famous for negotiating peace, I’m famous for being the Number One latrine builder.”

November 19th is World Toilet Day.  Consider a donation. Or even better, volunteer and “dive- in,”  head-first!

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  1. masteroftheuniverse
    November 10, 2009 at 5:31 pm

    Did John Crapper invent the modern toilet? Inquiring minds want to know.

    Jeff

  2. November 10, 2009 at 9:21 pm

    “Most popular” should never be confused with “best”. I literally get hundreds of hits a week on a post I did about the nutria. How many people are that interested in an animal that is suspiciously reminiscent of a Tribble?

  3. November 10, 2009 at 9:23 pm

    Fakename: Rupert Murdoch (and Rocky) beg to differ. 😉

  4. November 10, 2009 at 9:28 pm

    Good point. Who am I to judge the worth of journalism when Rupert Murdoch is around to do it for me? Wonder if we could do a joint post about flushing a nutria down a toilet….? We could be the new Huffington and not even know it.

  5. November 11, 2009 at 6:05 pm

    If you Google the good Sir Crapper, you will learn that while he did not invent it, he did improve and popularize it.

    Of all the modern conveniences (shower, hot water, refrigerator, stove, etc.) I suggest that the indoor toilet is probably the one most folks would want to have if they could only have one.

  6. November 11, 2009 at 6:09 pm

    Spencer: Rocky respectfully disagrees. He believes that the Thermos Bottle is the most important modern invention … because it keeps hot things hot, and cold things cold.

    Rocky marvels, “how can it tell the difference?”

  7. November 11, 2009 at 6:33 pm

    Fakename notes that the time on your blog, Rocky, is 40 minutes ahead of hers. It would only be 10 minutes ahead of hers if you lived in Nova Scotia, but…now I am obsessing about whether I could give up one of the other things “Spencer” named in order to keep the toilet. I’m having a hard time with the hot water…

  8. November 11, 2009 at 6:35 pm

    Actually it’s an hour ahead of mine. A failure to fall back? Now that I think of it, I doubt I did either, wordpress-wise.

  9. November 11, 2009 at 5:41 pm

    fakename: WordPress didn’t know about Eastern Standard Time. It should be fixed now.

  10. November 12, 2009 at 6:16 am

    Hi there,
    I work for the World Toilet Organization and just wanted to share with you a new website we have launched with all sorts of information about how to celebrate World Toilet Day. Check it out here: http://worldtoiletday.com/

    thanks,
    Jenny

  11. November 12, 2009 at 7:23 am

    Oh. My. The World Toilet Organization.

  12. November 12, 2009 at 8:13 am

    Fakename: You should be “flushed” with embarrassment as you evidently thought that Rocky makes this stuff up? No, it’s real, very real. Rocky verified that Jenny is legit. Her IP address is the same domain as World Toilet Organization (which is based in Singapore).

    Jenny: Thank you for your visit to Rocky’s blog!

  13. November 20, 2009 at 5:24 pm

    Rocky, (and Jenny) this is good. You can’t learn too much about toilets.

    As this was very informative, can you suggest where else I might be able to get some more toilet training?

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