peace pooping
April 15, 2005 10:23 PM   Subscribe

Poop is the one experience all human beings have in common. Did you "take some time to think when you take your time to stink" on Poop for Peace Day? Well, if not, the day after is a perfect time to properly honor this noble holiday. Sure is hard to argue with this: "We all poop, which means we're all human, which means we're all brothers and sisters." [via skimble]
posted by mediareport (34 comments total)

 
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posted by Dom at 10:41 PM on April 15, 2005


Sure is hard to argue with this: "We all poop, which means we're all human...
Bullshit.
posted by weapons-grade pandemonium at 10:47 PM on April 15, 2005


Further reading...

[Sorry, I couldn't resist. ]
posted by Dr. Zira at 10:50 PM on April 15, 2005


Bullshit.

Oh boy, it's fuckin' Socrates in the house.

*flings poop at Socrates' head*
posted by mediareport at 10:52 PM on April 15, 2005


That's twice you missed.
posted by weapons-grade pandemonium at 11:01 PM on April 15, 2005


*wipes poop on Socrates' back*
posted by mediareport at 11:02 PM on April 15, 2005


*sees poo flinging*

Did I step into the wrong filter? Isn't this what monkeys do?
posted by pieisexactlythree at 11:07 PM on April 15, 2005


I remember first reading about this in a little kid's weblog (poopreport.com credits Trystyn with the initial idea) a couple years ago. An interview with Praeger. I didn't make it through all the comments, but the section on childbirth poop was informative (I had been led to believe this didn't happen, in the past.).
posted by PY at 11:26 PM on April 15, 2005


[quote]Poop is the one experience all human beings have in common.[/quote]
Wrong.
posted by McBain at 11:49 PM on April 15, 2005


There's a Japanese bookstore in San Francisco that had a whole slew of these books - Everyone Farts, Everyone Eats, Everyone Poops, Everyone does this that or the other thing - I found them right before my nephew was born in 1999. The one I wanted to buy was "The Gas we pass."

Think I will do so now. Thanks for the reminder.
posted by goofyfoot at 12:36 AM on April 16, 2005


Colostomy bags people. That way you don't need to poop and the article becomes even less relevant.
posted by crocos at 4:34 AM on April 16, 2005


We all poop, which means we're all human

do explain...
posted by quonsar at 5:31 AM on April 16, 2005


But animals poop too, and they're not human. I'm so confused!
posted by LittleMissCranky at 5:42 AM on April 16, 2005


I learned html and web design while I was in my mother's womb (it was one of those distance learning classes) and my site went live a few days after I was born...

Welcome to my site. There will be some talk about poop.


:) Thanks, PY; Trystyn's site is great. And thanks, too, to all of you who've been good enough to apply your rigorous logical thinking skills to this obviously complex and difficult situation.
posted by mediareport at 6:15 AM on April 16, 2005


Other things humans share :

Birth, death, air, food, and also all those tiny little mites that come out at night to dance around on our faces, copulate, and feast on skin flakes and the tasty, sustaining oil that flows from our sebaceous glands and out our pores.
posted by troutfishing at 6:30 AM on April 16, 2005


But animals poop too, and they're not human. I'm so confused!
That's why I chose "bullshit".
posted by weapons-grade pandemonium at 6:37 AM on April 16, 2005


Constipated....need coffee, a cigarette and some anxiety to get things moving...
posted by alteredcarbon at 7:29 AM on April 16, 2005


Oh, good reading mediareport, I'll bring my laptop to the loo with me when I can "go" also.
posted by alteredcarbon at 7:31 AM on April 16, 2005


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posted by Faint of Butt at 7:32 AM on April 16, 2005


"Coffee and cigarettes: the strongest laxative you can buy without a prescription"

I think that joke dates back to "Not Necessarily the News".
posted by clevershark at 7:56 AM on April 16, 2005


Everyone Poops

Or the Family Guy versions, Nobody Poops But You and You're A Very Naughty Boy And That's Concentrated Evil Coming Out Of You.
posted by ROU_Xenophobe at 8:53 AM on April 16, 2005


Well, shit, no one told me about Poop For Peace day. One can hardly participate in such a movement without having been informed.
posted by five fresh fish at 11:09 AM on April 16, 2005


One can hardly participate in such a movement without having been informed.

Oh!
posted by Baby_Balrog at 11:46 AM on April 16, 2005


now a bowel movement is something i can really get my ass behind.
i just passed on a job at a wastewater treatment plant where all of the city and surrounding area's toilet treats end up.
the gross materials; non-digestables, tampons, disp diaps, tp etc are filtered off and the remaining sludge is settled out, dried/pelletized and sold as fertilizer for lanscaping firms.
wipe well and have a green day.
posted by emdog at 1:03 PM on April 16, 2005


Gotta be more to it than that. That shit's gotta be digested, aerobically and anaerobically. And tested for heavy metal content, too, I should think.
posted by five fresh fish at 1:17 PM on April 16, 2005


fff, you think correctly.
i shortened the process considerably and the 'product' goes from aerobic tanks to aerobic tanks and back to aerobic tanks while being treated and de-treated before it gets to the stage where the water is put back into the river and the remains dried and tized.
posted by emdog at 2:32 PM on April 16, 2005


Poop is the one experience all human beings have in common.

What about urination?
posted by grouse at 6:02 PM on April 16, 2005


What about urination?

Jesus fucking H. christ on a goddamn stick. It's a fucking *quote* from the third fucking paragraph of the fucking page those words actually fucking link to. Did you not read that far before posting, or did you really think that was the most important thing to say?

Holy fucking Moses, some of you people are silly. And I say that as someone who just posted a "Poop for Peace" link.
posted by mediareport at 6:51 PM on April 16, 2005


This post is turning to, uh, poop.
posted by crocos at 7:22 PM on April 16, 2005


Aw, c'mon, MR, don't get pissed off!
posted by five fresh fish at 8:38 PM on April 16, 2005


The poopiest post ever.
posted by nofundy at 12:21 PM on April 17, 2005


I don't understand why you're upset, mediareport.

I found it somewhat irritating that after clicking on Dr. Zira's link, my Amazon Page You Made became dominated by, well, things that belong in the bathroom:
Customers who bought the items in your history also bought:
  1. The Gas We Pass: The Story of Farts (My Body Science) by Shinta Cho
  2. The Potty Book - For Boys by Alyssa Satin Capucilli
  3. Love. Angel. Music. Baby. ~ Gwen Stefani
  4. Too Big for Diapers (Too Big Board Books) by JOHN E. BARRETT
posted by grouse at 3:17 PM on April 17, 2005 [1 favorite]


Well, for those of you interested in a more interesting and serious examination of the inter-species and inter-cultural dynamics of poop, Merde by Ralph Lewin is a great read.
posted by KirkJobSluder at 4:21 PM on April 17, 2005


Yes. Yes, it is.
posted by mediareport at 7:53 AM on April 18, 2005


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