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Bathroom reading material

Postby cdhopper » Mon Jan 22, 2007 11:40 am

What's your perfect bathroom reading material? I've decided that at home, Calvin and Hobbes is the way to go. But at work, it's Parade from the Sunday paper.

What's the perfect read for you in your bathroom - home and/or work?

And a follow up question - have you ever read an entire book, a "real book" exclusively in the bathroom?

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Postby narcoleptish » Mon Jan 22, 2007 12:05 pm

I just have to mention something about parade.

Does anyone else think that the guy who writes the Q&A column inside the front cover (walter scott I think??) makes up his own questions?

I find it very hard to believe that ANYBODY wants to know some of that stuff.
Such as:

I was a big fan of julia benjamin from the tv show "Hazel". Did she ever find love?

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Postby pulseCzar » Mon Jan 22, 2007 12:24 pm

Call me crazy but I don't read anything. I'm all for getting the job done and moving on ASAP. I just don't understand how sitting on hard plastic and reading amidst foul odors is, in any way, enjoyable.

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Postby Henry Vilas » Mon Jan 22, 2007 12:41 pm

I read the Isthmus, of course.

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Postby roadkill bill » Mon Jan 22, 2007 12:49 pm

All those newsletters, semi-junk mail, memos, articles someone gave you, and other assorted things you feel you "need to look at" before throwing in the recycling, are the perfect thing for the bathroom. You have just enough time to make a decision as to whether it needs to be read, filed, or tossed.

Yes, I have read an entire book in the loo. It was written in very short chapters that were each self contained stories on a theme.

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Postby depinmad » Mon Jan 22, 2007 1:04 pm

entertainment weekly, vanity fair, sunday times magazine section.

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Postby blunt » Mon Jan 22, 2007 1:48 pm

narcoleptish wrote:I just have to mention something about parade.

Does anyone else think that the guy who writes the Q&A column inside the front cover (walter scott I think??) makes up his own questions?

I find it very hard to believe that ANYBODY wants to know some of that stuff.
?


Does anyone else think that the "smartest women in the world" Mensa bitch Von Sant is incredibly stupid?
What's Next In This Series are for Highlights magazine.
And her cultural intelligence is so far below the radar it gets vacuumed up by Roomba.

As for bathroom material, anything short and snack-sized:
Any Schott's Miscellany book
http://www.miscellanies.info/index2.html

Pronoia: the Antidote for Paranoia: How the Whole World Is Conspiring to Shower You with Blessings.
http://www.planeta.com/planeta/06/0606bookpro.html

Encylopedias of the....
Bizarre
Occult
Strange Museums
UFOs
Psychic Archeology


And of course:
Isthmus, Rick's Cafe, and The Onion are also fine and double as emergency TP except for the Isthmus now that it's stapled.

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Postby gargantua » Mon Jan 22, 2007 3:00 pm

pulseCzar wrote:Call me crazy but I don't read anything. I'm all for getting the job done and moving on ASAP. I just don't understand how sitting on hard plastic and reading amidst foul odors is, in any way, enjoyable.


Give yourself a courtesy flush, my friend.

I favor the Local section of WSJ....can check the lottery results and read the weather stuff on the back. Sometimes there is even an interesting story.

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Postby Prof. Wagstaff » Mon Jan 22, 2007 3:57 pm

Most of my magazines end up on top of the crapper and the length of the average Science News story seems almost eerily entangled with the amount of time it takes for me to take care of my business.
Other reading materials commonly found in my bathroom include:

the community newsletter
a Leonard Maltin movie guide
The Book of ___ Lists (Could be movies, could be rock, could just be whatever.)
the Collector's Choice catalog (I rarely buy any of their overpriced CDs, but their catalogs are great)
The Isthmus
The Onion or one of their books
rulebooks to whatever PC game I happen to be playing
a rotating assortment of The Official Handbook Of The Marvel Universe comics

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Postby Peanutbutter » Mon Jan 22, 2007 4:28 pm

Uncle John's Bathroom Readers are, well, perfect for reading in the bathroom. A book filled with all kinds of information & trivia, arranged so you can open it up to any page and start reading. What more can you ask for?

They've been putting a new edition out every year for almost 20 years, and they are just the thing to take your mind off what you are doing.

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Postby cdhopper » Mon Jan 22, 2007 5:09 pm

Just thought of a couple more:

Liner notes for new CDS that I just bought.

"Screwjack" by Hunter S. Thompson.

And although it's not reading, I also enjoy solving the Rubik's Cube while in the bathroom.

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Postby donges » Mon Jan 22, 2007 5:14 pm

Sidebar question:
Once a fine piece of literature has been taken into the bathroom, is it acceptable for it to come back out to mingle with the un-sullied works in the rest of the house?

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Postby Henry Vilas » Mon Jan 22, 2007 5:29 pm

cdhopper wrote:And although it's not reading, I also enjoy solving the Rubik's Cube while in the bathroom.

I have a hand held video poker game. I'm up to 1,200 points.

donges wrote:Once a fine piece of literature has been taken into the bathroom, is it acceptable for it to come back out to mingle with the un-sullied works in the rest of the house?

As long as you don't use it for tp, it should be fine.

More germs in the kitchen than in a typical bathroom, although I don't know if yours is typical.

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Postby blunt » Mon Jan 22, 2007 6:15 pm

The "you-got-your-peanutbutter-on-my-chocolate" scenario should never happen.
My hands only touch the book until I put it down to wash.
Then the book and I exit the bathroom cleanly.

And I'm with gargantua:
one should never allow foul odors to congregate enough to sit and read in----COURTESY FLUSH!
Never let shit sit---git rid of it!

And as for the hard plastic.........

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Postby pulseCzar » Mon Jan 22, 2007 7:29 pm

My couch is still more comfy!


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