Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Is your bathroom a cause of political radicalism? Boing Boing

Is your bathroom a cause of political radicalism?

By William Gurstelle at 10:01 AM February 23, 2010

Guestblogger William Gurstelle is the author of several books, including Backyard Ballistics and the recently published Absinthe and Flamethrowers. Here's his blog.

bathroom bolsheviks.jpgI've been in some pretty terrible public bathrooms, some of which made me want to do various things, but I can't say they really affected my politics. But back in the 1930s, it was apparent to major paper companies that the best way fight the Red Menace was by eliminating scratchy toilet paper, which is why this poster strikes me as interesting.

<--Try wiping your hands each day on harsh, cheap paper towels and maybe you too, would grumble.
(Personally, I'd prefer even cheap paper towels over electric dryers although the new Xcelerator models are fun because you can make gross noises when you hold your hands just so.)


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