Man on Toilet

Bidet Culture Throughout the World

After using the toilet we have two basic choices for cleaning ourselves; we can wipe ourselves with conventional toilet paper or embrace the Bidet Culture and wash off with a bidet toilet. The need to clean ourselves is not a new dilemma; we have always tried to keep ourselves clean and germ-free after using the toilet. What’s new is the options available for cleaning. Back in ancient times, the solution was using corn cob husks, leaves, or sponges. As we evolved we used newspapers or the Sears Shopping Catalog.

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Spaloo Urges You to Flush For a Cause!

Last week, I showed you the Clorox “Ode To The Commode” ad that is, well, just that… a commercial dedicated to the toilet (which is, of course, right up my alley).

It turns out that Clorox not only created a cool commercial, but they are also promoting their Flush For A Cause campaign where they are collecting “flushes”. For each person that comes to their Facebook page and flushes their toilet, they will donate $1 to the World Toilet Organization (WTO). Read more

Cleaning a Toilet is More Interesting Than Lebron

Anyone who has been flipping through the stations recently in an effort to get away from news stories on Lebron James and his decision to play for Miami (Really? Do we need to hear anymore?!) may have stumbled across a new Clorox commercial: Ode to The Commode. “Cleaning a Toilet is More Interesting Than Lebron.”

This ad does a great job of running down all of the common terms and nicknames for a toilet (from “latrine” to “porcelain throne”), while displaying a slideshow of various types of toilets over the years. Some may not think of this as a superb commercial, but to a toilet guy, it’s pretty neat.

Check it out here:

Of course, I only rate it an A-…. it’s clearly missing a Spaloo!

PS: Do you think Lebron refers to his toilet as the “throne” since he thinks he’s king?

A Slight Change to the Declaration of Independence

Happy Independence Day! On this day 234 years ago, the famous Declaration of Independence was approved and adopted by Congress, allowing the thirteen colonies to become separate independent states no longer under control of the British Empire.

doiI realize this document is more than just important, and I certainly mean it no disrespect by what I’m about to do… Read more

Memorial Day

memorialdayI hope everyone had an enjoyable Memorial Day weekend. With many people having an extra day off from work, the “unofficial” start of summer is often a long weekend of rest and recreation. With most of the country enjoying warm and sunny weather, camping, boating, fishing, and grilling may have been top on your to-do list.

But let’s not forget the true meaning of Memorial Day. Originally Decoration Day, Memorial Day is a day reserved to honor those who have died in the service of our country, and traces back to the days of the Civil War. Chances are that someone in your family, or someone you know, has given their life as a soldier.

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Lost Without a Toilet

lostTonight, millions brace themselves for the final episode of the ABC TV drama, LOST. This has been a long time coming. If you are like me, you have been watching these island inhabitants for 6 years now.

When I reflect on just how long I have been rooting for Jack, Kate, Sawyer, Hurley, and the gang, I realize it’s been quite a journey for all of us. My youngest was a baby when the show first started, and we didn’t have DVR either. I remember rushing to get him to bed, and crossing our fingers that we would make it through an entire episode with no interruptions. The show is and was addicting. It’s hard to believe that we’re at the end.

Anyone who watches LOST knows there are endless amounts of questions still lingering, and that’s just for the storyline itself. Did you ever wonder about the day to day happenings on the island, or the “behind the scenes” so to speak? Like, how does Kate’s hair always look so nice? Or, how is it that Hurley hasn’t really lost any weight? What are the rules when it comes to claiming food? And, most importantly, what is the island toilet etiquette? Imagine Lost without a Toilet or a Spaloo Bidet?

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What it Really Means to Celebrate Earth Day Every Day

This Thursday, April 22nd marks the 40th anniversary of Earth Day. While this isn’t necessarily a “holiday” that one should “celebrate”, it should be a day of reflection, education, and committment.

earthdayEarth Day was started on April 22, 1970 by Senator Gaylord Nelson. According to Nelson, the idea actually took root in 1962 during John F. Kennedy’s presidency.

40 years later, the planet is plagued with more problems than ever and increasing awareness is crucial. Some people argue that everyone should be eco-friendly every day, and therfore having one day a year that spotlights environmental issues is commercializing or dismissing the severity of the problem. Perhaps. But, here’s the thing. So many people aren’t truly aware of some of the issues, let alone how they can help. Maintaining an outlet of education and creating a stream of motivation can certainly not hurt.

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Why I Would Love For C.C. Sabithia To Need a Spaloo

Happy Easter!

Today was a beautiful Easter Sunday in most of the country. Spring is finally here! Whether you hid or found eggs, attended church, or put yourself in a sugar coma after raiding your kids’ Easter baskets (ok, so what can I say, the Cadbury Eggs get me every year), I hope you enjoyed your day. Tonight, however, is reserved for baseball.

opening-nightThe Boston Red Sox are officially starting their 2010 season with an opener racked with rivalry. Opening Day (or Opening Night I guess) is happening now against the champion New York Yankees. Why start the 2010 season off with anything less than the largest rivalry in baseball?

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Hemorrhoid Sufferers: You Must Read This!

dont-suffer-from-hemorrhoidsWhile browsing through WebMD the other day, I found an astonishing statistic. More than 10 million Americans suffer from hemorrhoids and more than half are estimated to be over age 50. While no one likes to talk about hemorrhoids, I felt that I must bring the subject up, since there are simple ways that may help relieve and heal the discomfort associated with hemorrhoids, and perhaps even prevent them from returning.

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Going Green

eco_friendlyI hope everyone had a nice St. Patrick’s Day this past week. There certainly was a lot of green around- the Chicago River, shamrocks, food coloring enhanced beer, as well as all of the cash that was spent on corned beef and cabbage and cover charges at cramped Irish bars.

Speaking of green, what have you been doing lately to be green? We hear a lot these days about going green, or eco-friendly. Every day there are more and more products coming to market that help make homes more environmentally friendly. There are numerous shows on television that highlight how to make smart renovations or build a home that saves energy, uses recycled materials, or promotes sustainable living. HGTV has even been giving away eco spec homes, this year’s latest wonder in Plymouth, Massachusetts.

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