It drips on her head most days, says Champaben, but in the monsoon season it’s worse. In rain, worms multiply. Every day, nonetheless, she gets up and walks to her owners’ house, and there she picks up their excrement with her bare hands or a piece of tin, scrapes it into a basket, puts the basket on her head or shoulders, and carries it to the nearest waste dump.
A chapter from The Big Necessity
, a book exploring the world of human waste: A Brief History of Class and Waste in India [more inside]
posted by Joe in Australia
on Feb 1, 2014 -
Your Old Crap Website
- This blog is to celebrate the time when web design wasn’t limited by web standards and convention, and when the office geek was given full reign to set up the website on his own since the bosses probably couldn’t see the point in having one.
posted by Artw
on Apr 24, 2010 -
Crap Detection 101
Howard Rheingold offers a fairly in-depth primer on media and internet BS detection. Lots of links
to resources for enabling critical analysis of various information sources included.
posted by telstar
on Jun 30, 2009 -
Post-Thanksgiving Friday Flash Fun: Damn Birds
is a point and shoot game with a humorous twist. You are a statue sick and tired of bird crap and have decided to defend your honor. [more inside]
posted by schyler523
on Nov 28, 2008 -
are marketing the Washlet
in America. A nicely designed site without any scatological references. Possibly NSFW intro. [flash]
posted by tellurian
on Jul 12, 2007 -
Thanks to global warming we are in deep shit. Biologist Gerry Kuzyk was hiking with his wife in the remote reaches of the Yukon when he caught the putrid scent of caribou dung wafting through the chill air.
Then he saw it -- the biggest pile of animal droppings he had ever seen, 8 feet high and stretching over a half-mile of mountainside.
posted by srboisvert
on Jan 25, 2003 -
. Oh, it's not like you weren't expecting it. I'm surprised it took this long, actually.
posted by Su
on Apr 20, 2002 -
Finally, a site
that lets you send dog shit anonymously to anyone in the world, wrapped up in elegant packaging with a nice label affixed to it with the greeting of your choice. I'll be ordering the PooPoo Grande.
posted by premiumpolar
on Mar 5, 2000 -