The Year Without Toilet Paper

For his third book Colin Beaven went medieval. He has appropriately been given the name, “No Impact Man” based on his adjusted lifestyle. Beaven and his family are spending an entire year under a strict set of Earth friendly rules. Although the rules evolve with the process, they currently consist of only eating local organic food, no shopping for anything … Read More


The Human Waste Discussion

Last week, the New York Times ran a 3-day Q&A session about human waste with Rose George, author of “The Big Necessity: The Unmentionable World of Human Waste and Why It Matters. While a lot of the questions were NY-Centric, George meditates on a number of human waste-related problems affecting our society and the greater global community. The following are a … Read More


Out Of Toilet Paper Guide

The dreaded cardboard rollWe have all been in the situation where you find yourself on the can with no TP. Either you forgot to check before you sat down, or you decided to risk it with a slim-looking roll only to come up a few wipes short. The situation is very similar to running out of gas in the middle … Read More


TP: More Bang for Your Butt

  Having a chemistry degree really paid offConsumer Reports recently tested some of the most popular brands of toilet paper for strength, “greenness,” and cost-per-ply to find out what is the best buy for you, the ass-wiping consumer. What did they find? After rigorous lead shot dampening, dim light fondling, and flush simulation (see video below), it was found that … Read More