Oh dear. That’s so embarassing.

Discussion (31)¬

  1. Newtonian Q. Snookers says:

    I’m so happy to see that Mo has the toilet paper installed in the proper roll direction.

  2. John Cowan says:

    What’s proper about vertical installation? It should be horizontally installed, with the paper coming off the top.

  3. Bruce Vereshagen says:

    Don’t get too excited guys. That toilet paper must belong to Jesus. According to Mo’s own instructions he is supposed to ablute his ass with water and his left hand. On a similar note, I wonder which way Elizabeth II has instructed her body servant to orient her toilet paper? Or does the body servant do the wiping for her Henry VIII style?

  4. Shaughn says:

    The vertical one is the spare one, I guess. The other is instaled as it is meant to.

  5. Son of Glenner says:

    I hope we’re not going to get bogged down in remarks about toilet paper and related matters the way we got wrapped up in arguments about the finer points of fish & chips usage last time!

  6. M27Holts says:

    Toilet roll orientation is very important, just ask my wife…

  7. OtterBe says:

    Roll orientation IS important: ask anyone with a cat.
    Hey, didn’t the boys get a cat sometime back?

  8. Son of Glenner says:

    OtterBe: I don’t remember a cat, there was talk of getting a goat, but it never happened.

    BTW, cats are pretty horrible and disgusting!

  9. MattR says:

    Focussing on arse-wiping details is to debase the argument. Oh yeah, fair point. We’re talking about what the fairy godfather in heaven wants us to do with our personal hygiene. Deserves to be treated with utter contempt.

  10. Succubus ov Satan says:

    toilet roll orientation is on a par with which end you open an egg

  11. Denoferth says:

    The original patent drawing clearly shows the paper as shown in this cartoon indiacating the inventer intended it to be that way.

  12. Donn says:

    Better a cat than a dog. I understand the hadiths say so.

  13. M27Holts says:

    Purely from a practical, mechanical process, having the roll unfurl clockwise from the top just seems more efficient than anti-clockwise from thw bottom? Elementary my dear Watson…

  14. Son of Glenner says:

    M27Holts: Oh dear! “clockwise” and “anti-clockwise” are meaningless – which is which depends on which end you are looking at the roll. See comment by Denoferth.

    Succubus ov Satan: Quite!

  15. Unruly Simian says:

    When asked about the orientation of the roll I always respond with “Cats or kids?” because if you have either you want the roll backwards to prevent unintentional unrolling.

  16. M27Holts says:

    I’m not in a looking glass world. In my house the toilet roll holders (in all three bathrooms) are situated to the right hand of the toilet when you are sitting on it and in front of the toilet front lip about 60 cm from the floor…so the roll will always turn the same way. And it’s the reverse of what I said after several experiments…

  17. Laripu says:

    Ah, Author, I C what you did there.

    In the cartoon world, characters can hear each other’s spelling as they “speak”.

    Anyway, he meant “diarrhoea”. 🙂

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  19. Choirboy says:

    Mo’s bog roll orientation shows he’s as misguided in that as in everything else. After the mushy peas, though I’ll probably not pursue it! I wonder what Author feels about what has happened to his original agenda.

  20. Donn says:

    They need auto-correct.

  21. Anonymous says:

    The second C is unnecessary.

  22. Mockingbird says:

    I note we are back to our usual standard of conversation…

  23. Postdoggerel says:

    It may be a minor detail, but I hope Mo lifted his thobe. In the case of a paper fail the last resort is one’s shirttail.
    Some come here to sit and think…

  24. M27Holts says:

    I like to read on the khazi…

  25. Son of Glenner says:

    M27Holts: The Sun?

  26. M27Holts says:

    SOG. Insults eh. Everybody knows that those who buy the sun can’t read and just look at the pictures of topless wimmin. I am usually reading Dawkins, Hitchens, Dennett with a bit of Hawking, Diamond, Roach, Tegnark, Randi, cox, du sautoy, Lane, Gribbin, Ridley, Dreger, Freke, Lataster, Gandy, Harris, Krauss, Sagan etc

  27. M27Holts says:

    Should be Tegmark, I have also read a lot of Science Fiction and Science Fantasy…My reading list has matured from the books I read when I was a randy teenager and obviously I was seemingly obsessed with posh young ladies in Johdpurs and riding pinks…

  28. Son of Glenner says:

    M27Holts: Don’t be so defensive! Given your cited context I was thinking of an alternative use for The Sun, often considered the only thing that that paper is any good for. I sincerely hope you would not contemplate such a use for books by Dawkins etc. (I’ve even heard of some of the other authors you mention. You forgot to mention the wonderful Terry Pratchett, although I’m sure you have read him.) BTW the bible and similar books are not suitable for that purpose – the paper is far too thin.

  29. M27Holts says:

    Aye. Read loads of Pratchett, under science fantasy section above, plus Asimov, Heinlein, Dean Foster, Dick….

  30. M27Holts says:

    Abd anyway, got loads of old football magazines so I can wipe my arse on pictures of kenny dog-leish, far more satisfying…

  31. Succubus ov Satan says:

    also to be pedantic – middle eastern toilets are of a different structural design (tending to be at floor level)


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