Why America Is Losing The Toilet Race

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I have a conceptual problem with heated toilet seats in that I always feel like they're warm because the previous person farted them all up to be damned

totally unnecessary bewbz of exploitation (DJP), Friday, 28 February 2020 17:21 (seven months ago) link

i feel like there's a fvckton of internet-of-things malarkey potentially embedded in this tech and the robots are just playing us for sitting ducks

mark s, Friday, 28 February 2020 17:23 (seven months ago) link

OTOH a Twitter account that posts every time I took a dump would be amazing

totally unnecessary bewbz of exploitation (DJP), Friday, 28 February 2020 17:24 (seven months ago) link

Hello, this is container 102145100010148 in Farsund, Norway. I am 3% full.

— Trashcan Life (@trashcanlife) February 27, 2020

mark s, Friday, 28 February 2020 17:26 (seven months ago) link

yeah i was against the toilet seat being warm at first for that reason and THEN I WARMED UP TO IT.
It's very soothing now.

Yerac, Friday, 28 February 2020 17:28 (seven months ago) link

it would be really awesome for first thing in the morning, that’s for sure

brimstead, Friday, 28 February 2020 17:29 (seven months ago) link

omg lol @ “farted them all up”

brimstead, Friday, 28 February 2020 17:30 (seven months ago) link

It's like being embraced upside down.

Yerac, Friday, 28 February 2020 17:30 (seven months ago) link

I should try to get a job at Toto.

Yerac, Friday, 28 February 2020 17:31 (seven months ago) link

two weeks pass...

Lifehack: if everyone in town has panic-bought all the toilet paper, get a bidet

DJP, Monday, 16 March 2020 07:40 (seven months ago) link

one month passes...

All I can see coming out of the young progressives/radicals on ILX these days is that they don't deal well with disappointment. I was as prepared as any of them to both act, donate, and vote in favor of Warren, if she survived the primaries or Sanders, if he survived. They didn't. I'm disappointed, too.

Biden has a good dozen or more black marks on his record. Major ones. I don't overlook them. I see them very clearly. The recent accusation by Reade is gaining and Biden's denials are losing credibility as further facts are gathered and aired. That is a wretched fact to face up to, but none of this is going to change the basic calculation of who, of the two choices who will occupy the office will do the least harm. Not harm to me. I'm granted enough privilege that is not a major concern, short of a catastrophe even beyond Covid-19. Harm to the least privileged. Harm to the earth. Harm to the nation's future. Between Biden and Trump, that is an easy choice.

I didn't fucking vote for Biden, give money to Biden, ask for Biden, and I don't exactly look forward to a Biden presidency. But I do feel an obligation to act in a way that will do the least harm.

And as I recall from November 2016, a lot of ilxors were seriously sick to their stomachs, even desperate at the prospect of four years of Trump. DJP started a serious thread about "Are you going to buy a gun?" We may not be able to swallow Biden with anything other than nausea and trepidation, but for god's sake, remember 2016 and 2017 and 2018 and 2019 and 2020, and figure out which illness is likely to be worse.

Dismissing Biden in precisely the same terms and with the same vehemence as you dismiss Trump is unsettlingly like equating them as equally politically bad. If you think that, you have not been paying attention to McConnell and all of Trump's allies, as compared to Sanders and the allies Biden will need to rely on. FFS, this isn't about inviting Biden to supper or a beer. It's politics.

Sorry. I had to say all that. Now I will bury it quietly somewhere.

A is for (Aimless), Tuesday, 28 April 2020 03:28 (five months ago) link

*soft water spatter noises*

let me be your friend on the other end! (Karl Malone), Tuesday, 28 April 2020 03:31 (five months ago) link

I think Aimless misspelled bidet

Mario Meatwagon (Moodles), Tuesday, 28 April 2020 04:23 (five months ago) link


Stoop Crone (Trayce), Tuesday, 28 April 2020 05:53 (five months ago) link

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