ernie

Novelty Toilet Paper

Every time there is a political or generally villainous figure who is disliked by at least 30% of the population of the US someone decides that it would be hilarious to put this person on toilet paper. I guess the idea is that there is a group of people who would get some kind of pleasure wiping their butts with the face of their enemy.

Since I get to see remaindered products as part of my job, I can guarantee to you that these do not sell in large quantities.

I understand getting this as part of a collection of memorabilia or a misguided family member getting it for someone as a gift, but I wonder if there is anyone out there who dislikes Donald Trump so much that they have decided that from this point forward they are going to exclusively use one of the many styles of Trump toilet paper.

In my experience, people don't buy things with pictures of people they don't like. Things like Trump toilet paper end up being sold by the pallet for pennies on the dollar as closeout shows.

It also gets complicated because some companies sell novelty toilet paper with pictures of things that people supposedly like on them. For example, AK 47 toilet paper. I can't imagine someone who hates guns using it, but if you love guns, why would you want to wipe with bullets?

And, if your significant other put this heart paper on the roll for Valentine's Day what message would he/she be sending to you? In the end, Novelty toilet paper is more complicated that you think.
ernie

Wow

So, I came back for my yearly post and to check out livejournal. Big changes, I actually like them. It makes the place look like a way more modern website.

I imagine the hardcore people liked the old format. I think they waited to long for the big change.
ernie

Product sample of the year


When we asked for samples of tissues at work, they sent us a few boxes to show what they could do. This is the top of one of the boxes. I don't know what it was for or what it means, but it involves a bathroom, a fist and excitement!


ernie

Oh LiveJournal!

Dear LiveJournal,

I miss you! It has been too long since we talked, so I thought I'd write you a quick note to catch up.

I think part of the reason I don't talk to you as much as I used to is that I connect you with Roscoe the pug. Since he passed away, I've been avoiding you. Not that you should be shocked, I had started to avoid you as Roscoe started his long decline.

Everything else is going well. Lots of writing and work and other amazing stuff going on. I'm actually spread a little thin, so people aren't seeing me as much as they used to.

I do read LJ, but I don't really comment.

Oh, and, the only place I get negative comments is LJ. The person doing it does it anonymously, but I know who she is. It makes me not want to write here. I could turn off anonymous comments, but I get some great ones on old posts that I don't want to miss.

In any case, I'm trying to think of a new use for this space. It's still useful and I love the people here. The question is, Can I overcome the inertia and preconceptions of this old space or should I just find a new space?

All the best to you guys in the new year!

David