this week in unintentionally grim-sounding recruiting headlines
What is the proper way to install a toilet paper roll? Should it feed from the front/top or back/bottom? I vote front/top.
I find that when it's back/bottom, it has the tendency to unroll so that the end falls to the floor which is problematic, especially in public restrooms where the floor is always wet, and the hanging toilet paper ends up getting wet, too.
The current preference in my house seems to be "leave the roll sitting somewhere dangerously close to falling into the toilet and wait until someone else does it."
If you put it from the back/bottom, iut can get stuck to the wall after a shower.
Also, I am only slightly obssessed with this subject. I find myself switching every roll to the top, no matter whose house it is. Gotta be on the top.
My wife is crazy about this. I don't think she can wipe until the roll is the right way. That was the way until my 1 year old daughter got into the bathroom and had a great time spinning the TP roll until it was all on the ground. We all had a good laugh, and now it sits on the counter.
I switch it if it isn't.
Agree with all previous rationales about wall stick and tendency to unroll, but i will propose two more.
1) I have never had TP with stuff printed on it (do they even make that anymore?), but if you shelled out for that crap for some reason, you'd want the design to show up correctly, right? I just imagined having Michigan toilet paper. Could be interesting, but i guess i'd rather wipe my ass on an OSU logo (if i could bear to have it in my place).
2) Hotels. They've got to do something decorative with the TP roll to let you know that the room has been cleaned or something. Typical option is the triangle, and that would never work coming from the bottom.
In conclusion, it has to be over the top.
First "Chili Recipes" now this. Kudos to you.
I wonder if this is the kind of thread Brian had in mind when he started this blog.
My brother works for a wireless internet company. They've gone partially to e-billing, but have left an option to still have paper statements for $1 a month. Someone put the following note on the bottom of their bill:
that is framed. Classic.
Probably a Sparty
... cannot process logic.
... I mean it just gets in the way of everybody enjoying football together. I hate that.
Who are you? I'm just curious...
Like the kid in elementary school that picks on you n teases you.
If you were Bouje asking that question, I could answer you.
Just kidding Bouje... (nervous grin... checks points...)
How do you post pictures and videos directly into your post?
For videos, if it's youtube there should be a "embed code" you can copy/paste into your post.
For images, if you have the link for the picture you can put the following code in your post:
[angle bracket]img src=' (place the link here) ' [angle bracket]
So just substitute in "<" and ">" and you're good to go.
Placing a width="250px" in there will also help out as far as not taking over the side-bar.
Also, nice avatar. Sad to see him go so soon. Hope he lands on FOX.
it all before another page starts. I'm officially addicted.
my buddies at work call it soda and I call it pop. I've called it pop ever since I spent five years on the east coast. Whatyado when someone calls it soda pop?
And another thing, ever noticed that the "chip clips", the 4-5" long ones barely open far enough to take a dorito bag that has been folded more than once?
You bring in the new 30 lb bag of dog food and grab the string on the end to open the bag and the string breaks and you can't open the bag? What's up with that, couldn't they use the same technology the USPS does and embedd a nylon "string" from the inside that is guaranteed to open the bag?
The jar is round. The mug is round. Why not call it roundtine?
holy thread batman
just grew a beard getting to the bottom of it.
meanwhile why do I hear every winter there's a shortage of road salt? aren't we sitting on a gimungo deposit of salt? doesn't it snow pretty consistently this time of year in michigan? every year? what gives? damn myopic government.
there was some municipality that struck a deal with a spice manufacturer to buy all of their soon-to-expire garlic salt after just such a shortage. Whole town smelled of garlic for weeks.
Someone has a giant poster for Kobe's 25,000th point that looks like a giant camel toe from a distance.
At the moment I'm obsessed with The Moth, RISK (by former MTV's The State actor Kevin Allison) and something called Historyzine, which provides a stirring account of the War of Spanish Succession.
My enduring podcast love will always remain with WNYC's Radiolab.
Also, the best pie is Pecan. End of discussion.
BUT is it pronounced puh-CON or PEE-can?
No "This American Life"?
quit asking so many stupid,ass-kissing,off-topic, fucking questions so we can get out on time. Everyone hates you! Fuck!
I effing hate that guy!
Had a kid in materials science class freshman year that insisted you could ice skate because your weight compressed the ice until it became a liquid. Took 20 minutes before the professor just agreed to look it up after class. We had an email with several links to sources proving him wrong before we got back to our dorm rooms (only a 2 minute walk for us).
SHUT UP! YOU WEAR SUNGLASSES INDOORS! YOUR WEAK BEARD MAKES YOU LOOK LIKE A PEDOPHILE!
this explanation only applies to ice at temps more than 27 degrees, iirc. it does not explain why ice is slippery at temps well below 0 F.
i liek pie :)
How old is the youngest person on this blog I've always wanted to know how many younger people are blogging.
I'm 19, but there are a few high school age folks here too.
I graduated in 1987 from U of M. There, I said it. Even though I'm old enough to be the mom of the 19 year-old (freaky), I still went to fan day last year and stood in line for an hour to get all the QB's to sign my son's baseball cap, and was totally psyched to talk to all of them (Denard was the friendliest).
I think my son is the youngest on here - he's 9. I have no idea what his user name is. He's already hiding shit from me.
And you, ma'am, are an amazing woman. I thought this was a dude-only forum, and you have asploded that myth. Shame on me.
I wish my mother was as cool as you, and I can only pray that I marry a woman as tolerant as you are of my internet tendencies. As reductionistic as it might sound: double-X-chromosome + understanding of my internetz tendency = marriagebait
Again: thank YOU for your service.
I'm barely 17, but my twin brothers who are 14 occasionally post on here.
When I started driving, I could fill up for $.89/gallon any day of the week. That was 8 years ago. I filled up today for $2.55
I think you meant eighteen years ago.
You know, I was going to say the same thing. I started driving in '95 and gas was around .89 back then, but I thought it was around 2.50 eight years ago, that was like right after 911.