Friday, December 26, 2008

Something to Think About

From the NY Times review of Rose George's The Big Necessity: The Unmentionable World of Human Waste and Why It Matters.

In Japan, where toilets are amazingly advanced — most of even the most basic have heated seats and built-in bidet systems for front and rear — the American idea of cleaning one’s backside with dry paper is seen as quaint at best and disgusting at worst. As Ms. George observes: “Using paper to cleanse the anus makes as much sense, hygienically, as rubbing your body with dry tissue and imagining it removes dirt.”


limagra said...

I wondered how long you'd have this blog before devolving into poop posts. Frankly (no pun intended), I'm surprised you lasted this long.

framiko said...

I beg your pardon? I'm trying to alert my readers to an important new book, using an interesting tidbit from a well-written review. That's what "the Fractions" is all about. Maybe you should just go back to dlisted or perezhilton.

limagra said...

Whatevs poo-poo pants. . .Hide behind the NYtimes if you like, but this blog has really gone to down the crapper.