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Toilets have been on my mind a lot lately. Last week I temped a job at Harvard University and noticed that the toilet had two levers for the flush, one for the big jobs and the other for smaller, more … Read More

By / March 26, 2007
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Toilets have been on my mind a lot lately. Last week I temped a job at Harvard University and noticed that the toilet had two levers for the flush, one for the big jobs and the other for smaller, more discreet ones. Unfortunately, I flushed multiple times defeating its purpose because I had no idea what the symbols actually meant. I had seen this type of contraption in Israel (where water is scarce), but never before in the U.S. so I made note of it.

Then the other night, I heard Jay Leno poke fun at the use of compost toilets, the energy-saving, environmentally green alternative to toilet paper. And suddenly these toilets are turning up everywhere. There's even an entire site dedicated to it. Friday, as I waited 2.5 hours at the DMV to renew my driver's license, I then read an article about celebrities practicing green living solutions (Earth Day is next month already after all). About the time I read about Pierce Brosnan and his wife owning one of these composters, I thought back to Leno's apropos joke about a hose and a hair dryer being equally as effective as one of these $1600 machines. Moreover, can't celebrities afford to hire people to wipe their own asses?

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