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  1. Standard memberSeitse
    Doug Stanhope
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    26 Aug '15 06:39
    I've always been troubled by the secretive, almost
    shameful demeanor with which defecation is portrayed,
    even veiled. As if there would be something embarrassing
    with performing such a natural, needed process.

    Look at it this way: all cultures throughout history
    have cultural phenomena around which they bond, mingle
    and strengthen their ties, both within the family unit and
    in the society at large, e.g. cooking and eating, football,
    fist fighting, jousting, etc. Even activities today considered
    as outrageous in the Western world are used for humans
    to bond! From the top of my head: some African cultures bond
    through the rite of passage of communal circumcision and
    Maori get together to have their privates tattooed. So, why
    is defecation shameful? It cannot be other than because
    of feigned hypocrisy and foolish so-called hygienic
    standards.

    I envision family and friends gathering around a common room
    with several potties in which they all sit and evacuate while
    commenting the latest news or planning a holiday. And why
    not, even demystifying the supposed yikes factor around
    the act of emptying one's bowels!

    Just picture it:

    - Larry: oh, Susan, that sounded like a rusty trumpet, ha!
    - Susan: tell me about it! I've been meaning to eat more fiber
    - Jane: have you tried All-Bran, Susie?
    - John: that's a good one! so, what are we doing this weekend, gang?

    Can you picture a better way of friends and family to come
    together? Think about it! At our most vulnerable, which is
    while we take a dump, humans are capable of reaching out
    to each other and bond without the facade of everyday
    social niceties and masks. Bliss!

    So, I encourage you to tell me one good, logical reason
    why this should not be a thing.
  2. Standard memberlemon lime
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    26 Aug '15 07:26
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    Hoo boy... you can say that again!




    what did you say?
  3. Standard memberSeitse
    Doug Stanhope
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    26 Aug '15 07:33
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    Click the exclamation sign on the top corner, Adolf, go ahead.
  4. Standard memberSeitse
    Doug Stanhope
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    26 Aug '15 07:35
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    Give me a break. People would be taking a dump in different
    potties, though in the same area, facing each other.

    I am sure there are disinfectants and courtesy flush mechanisms
    which can reduce the risk. It's not as if a single person, in privacy,
    is not exposed tot that.

    I mean, we all get together naked for sauna anyway, and sweat in
    the same room and all. Why not crapping as well?
  5. Standard memberSeitse
    Doug Stanhope
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    26 Aug '15 07:40
    May I remind you... ?

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  6. Standard memberSeitse
    Doug Stanhope
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    26 Aug '15 07:50
    The post that was quoted here has been removed
    *taking notes*

    I like the way you think.

    I'm starting the Society of Honorable Individuals for Tolerance. Do
    you want to join? No membership fee, spots at the Board still available.
  7. Standard memberSeitse
    Doug Stanhope
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    26 Aug '15 09:05
    The post that was quoted here has been removed
    Which one would you like to get and where?
  8. SubscriberPonderable
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    26 Aug '15 10:331 edit
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    contribution alerted for objectionalbe contents (my translation)

    Originally posted by Seitse
    Click the exclamation sign on the top corner, Adolf, go ahead.

    So Adolf did click the exclamation mark I presume. But I assume Krieghoff not to be a natural German speaker albeit the use of "anstößig" for which he gets a bonus point.
  9. Standard memberSeitse
    Doug Stanhope
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    26 Aug '15 13:12
    Originally posted by Ponderable
    contribution alerted for objectionalbe contents (my translation)

    Originally posted by Seitse
    [b]Click the exclamation sign on the top corner, Adolf, go ahead.


    So Adolf did click the exclamation mark I presume. But I assume Krieghoff not to be a natural German speaker albeit the use of "anstößig" for which he gets a bonus point.[/b]
    Interesting. So we have a non-German Germanophile. I wonder
    what the little ubermensch's motivations are.
  10. SubscriberPonderable
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    26 Aug '15 13:40
    Originally posted by Seitse
    Interesting. So we have a non-German Germanophile. I wonder
    what the little ubermensch's motivations are.
    Your post implies that there is a person imaginable who is not Germanophile 😲
  11. Standard memberSeitse
    Doug Stanhope
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    26 Aug '15 13:55
    Originally posted by Ponderable
    Your post implies that there is a person imaginable who is not Germanophile 😲
    Me bad.

    So, can we go back to the topic at hand? Before the Boston Lard's army
    thumbs me down into banning.
  12. SubscriberPonderable
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    26 Aug '15 14:09
    Originally posted by Seitse
    Me bad.

    So, can we go back to the topic at hand? Before the Boston Lard's army
    thumbs me down into banning.
    No problem there.

    In fact pooping is a social function. If there is no topic for conversation comes up stories about toilets will work. Each person has to go there by foot, even the emperor 😉
  13. Standard memberSeitse
    Doug Stanhope
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    26 Aug '15 14:52
    Originally posted by Ponderable
    In fact pooping is a social function. If there is no topic for conversation comes up stories about toilets will work.
    A socially enabling narrative function, indeed.

    Next step is to actually turn it into a social gathering
    and a bonding exercise.
  14. Standard memberGrampy Bobby
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    26 Aug '15 18:00
    "I grew up with six brothers. That's how I learned to dance - waiting for the bathroom." ~Bob Hope
  15. Arch Stantons Grave
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    26 Aug '15 18:24
    When I pass out and foul myself its embarrassing.
    My supervisor has warned me they are starting alcohol testing for air traffic controllers.
    Schmucks, I never had a crash yet.
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