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December 25, 2008

BehindTheMedspeak: Micturition and its discontents — Episode 2: The Problem of the Lid


No, we're not in analysis and I'm not interested in your id — I said "lid."

You may recall last week's Episode 1, in which I explored the rapidly expanding science of urine microdrops and their ultimate destination.

Well, I've been thinking a lot about this subject, with my meditations being spurred on by a ton of email on the subject the great majority of which I'm not at liberty to share with you here should I wish to remain a G-rated/Disney-approved (watch out, joe, lawyerbots are standing by, ready to cease-and-desist you as you post these words...) site.

One thing that occurred to me is that if indeed from this day forward I put the lid down before flushing, then when I settle in with my newspapers and magazines and books and whatnot for an extended read, my erstwhile backrest will be covered with microparticulate material consisting of what's been in the toilet bowl in the recent past since I last blowtorched the surface.

This is not a happy thought, suffice it to say.

I am not sure how to proceed.

Some sort of lid condom?

Would that work?

Is there a market for same?




FunFact: If you do as they did in the photo up top and put in a drain when you build your bathroom, you'll find it ugly and off-putting for a long, long time — and then, one day, after something horrible goes down — or doesn't, as the case may be, out of the... don't do it, joe... blue — you'll say to yourself, "that joe, he's not as dumb as I thought."

No — he's dumber.

But I digressed.

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Sorry udi; Butt doesn't seem to let your OCD let you think the truth which is that it is fresh HDPE that doesn't reloop. However if that's not good enough chech this out:

Butt remembers that BOJ talks about the particulate nano spray that is misting everything insitu.

Posted by: O | Dec 25, 2008 3:59:21 PM

oh, no, wait a minutes O. that thing in chicago's airport bathroom just makes a continuous loop, never really changing the seat cover, it just goes round and round. oh, no way, no way!

Posted by: udi | Dec 25, 2008 2:24:32 PM

This is a great start but we are not covering the literal back spray

Posted by: o | Dec 25, 2008 1:58:18 PM

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