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Wednesday, March 08, 2006

Potty Humor


Sometimes you don't even have to go looking for the juvenile potty jokes. Sometimes they just come to you. From yesterday's New York Times:

TOUGHER TOILET SEATS PLANNED FOR FATTER CITIZENS
Standards Australia, the group in charge of the country's design rules, said it would probably recommend "an increase in the strength of toilet seats to accommodate the increasing size of humans." The percentage of Australians who are overweight or obese has jumped about 10 percent over the last decade, according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics. It is expected that the new standard will accommodate a 330-pound user.

So were 300-pound Australians actually cracking toilet seats? Or were they merely experiencing discomfort? Might they prefer a slightly larger circle to accomodate their buns? Or is it just a stronger circle to accomodate their buns? Or do they want to keep the smaller circle--who wants to feel like they must supersize?--and just reinforce it structurally? How do you structurally reinforce a toilet seat?

How the hell did the question of the toilet seats ever come up down there?

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