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October 24, 2007


Presenting: the backseat toilet.

(Thanks to Janice Gelb)

Here's another story.

(Thanks to Don Faber and Chuck)


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I'm guessing you need a small Japanese butt to fit on the small Japanese toilet, much like the new NYC subway car seats not made for wide Western butts.

They must have some horrific traffic jams if they shit themselves in the car!!!

I know the need for these after the last time I was stuck in traffic after going to partaking of my local Indian Cuisine.

A line from a very bad movie comes to mind... Prairie Dogging it.

Note the key quote: "during major disasters such as earthquakes or when you are caught in a traffic jam." When did traffic qualify as a major disaster, except maybe in LA or Maimi Miami?

OWWWWWW - the mental image is hurting my eyes.

1. i'm 77" tall and have a hard time getting in and out of the FRONT seat of most cars.

2. getting into the backseat is unlikely enough, how am i going to get my pants down with my knees splayed out at acute angles and thrust up by my ears?

3. on top of this i'm sitting on a device that makes me effectively 3" taller.

4. by the way, did they say that this thing is made of CARDBOARD? how is that going to support my weight?

4. add to that scenario a jacket and tie.

5. finally you have this "curtain" - they make it sound like you're sitting in an open space, and you can simply "draw the curtain". the picture i have in my mind is more like trying to climb into a trash bag - i'm getting a little claustrophobic just thinking about it.

6. "why are we stopping here, daddy?" "move over kids, daddy needs to poop." (shuffle struggle mutter *zip* struggle shuffle mutter *toot*) "eeewwww!"

7. sounds pretty funny - where can i buy one?

*Reminds self never to get into a back seat if I see a roll of TP built into the front headrest*

mud - just when I think you can't get any funnier....Glory!

[Window rolls down] Mud: Son, can you pass me that magazine from the front seat?

Mud's kid: Dad, it's starting to rain....

The award for Completely Useless Paragraph Content Totally Unrelated to the Story at Hand goes to:

"Japan is situated on the Pacific "Ring of Fire" and accounts for about 20 percent of the world's earthquakes of magnitude 6 or greater."

But maybe the point is that it really is the Ring of Fire for OTHER reasons.

Nice, I only sent in the second article 2 days ago, but no credit to me, so typical

Two words: adult diapers

If there is one thing I learned from an astronaut, it is to wear Depends on long car rides.

Mud - my side hurts from laughing so hard @ your 10:16 a.m. post. I.can't.even.imagine (or maybe that's the problem...I can).

The Today show had portable Tot potties yesterday. They had folding plastic sides for portability, but they didn't look strong enough to hold a kid. What could be worse for toilet training than having the kid sit, sh!t, then collapse into his/her own poop? Oy!

*SNORK* @ daisymae!

Mud, sounds like the excuse the esteemed Senator from Idaho used to explain. "I'm tall, so I have a wide stance and my hands hang to the floor... if only I had a portable car toilet I wouldn't be having this press conference right now..." NTTAWWT.

water-absorbent sheet

Ahhh... so that's the Japanese word for 'diaper'. Good to know.

Having just read the second article:

But prospective customers will have to hang on until November 15

Holy constipation, Batman.

Yes, but is it low-flow? How many golf balls can it handle? Inquiring minds want to know.


there are of course myriad possibilities here...

you could use one of these:

in an airplane
at church
in the jury box
in a business meeting
at thanksgiving dinner
in a movie theater
in line at the DMV

Having stood in line for the lavatory in an airplane (and airport) I can vouch for the possible use of this gadget in those places... Especially after following a man who left behind aromas that made it seem he hadn't used a toilet or washroom (emphasis on the wash in say,two weeks... And they don't have air fresheners in airplane lavs anymore...

Kathy - you should just go in the woods, before your flight.

If a Kathybear goes in the woods...

...only logical technological advance in automotives after "ONSTAR"(TM-thinga-ma-jig)...

I'm picturing how this would look in a convertible.

(Thanks for posting, Dave)

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