Monday, April 28, 2008

Random Stuff From The Web:

More fascinating crap than you ever wanted to know about Japanese bathrooms.

Just in case you want to try this at home, kids: The Intimist.

9 comments:

Breda said...

um, no thanks...

Zendo Deb said...

I think you are spending too much time surfing the web and not enough time on the great American novel - or whatever it is you are (or aren't) writing.

Tam said...

I'm pacing in impatience, waiting to hear back from an editor...

Less said...

I always thought it was funny that "keshoshitsu" was polite Japanese for powder room...

HAI!

butch_s said...

The Intimist is a Chinese knockoff of the Toto Washlet. Toto's site is www.washlet.com, but the their "happycheeks" intro probably isn't work safe.

Mikee said...

I spent several months in 1999 working in a Japanese semiconductor research plant, doing demonstration testing of a new machine they were buying from my US company. The engineering office had bathroom stalls whose seats had adjustable temperature control. Ahhh, I fondly recall many the cold morning I sat in luxury atop those thrones!

And I will only mention in passing the Ultraviolet-sanitized turbojet hand drier, which warmly dried my hands after washing, in about 3 seconds flat.

There is a quiet grandeur in making very pleasant those most necessary of life's functions. Sign me up for a luxury bathroom asap!

Matt G said...
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Matt G said...

"She Who Must Be Obeyed has suggested that the flag of Japan - a red circle on a field of white - might very well be symbolic not of the Rising Sun, but of a Brown-Eye scrubbed raw in an attempt to achieve perfect cleanliness.

Indeed. Nippon: Land of the Rising Sun...and the Spotless Bung."


Second bunghole color change that we've been referred to in the last week by your blog, Tam.

This is a disturbing trend. ;)

Kristopher said...

An amusing trend. A blog meme?

Would more beer help?