Thursday, July 26, 2007

Goose Poop? Kill Em!

In Our Nation's Capitol, Canada geese are drawing complaints for pooping in the Anacostia River, making it more polluted. The solution? Kill those birds!

The National Park Service could kill around 600 of the birds, and even environmentalists support the duck hunt, as the critters are eating "vital marsh grasses" and such. Golf course owners don't like the avian poopers either because they eat the fairways.

So word to the wise - don't be an animal that poops in DC. Or eats golf course grass.


Tuesday, July 24, 2007

On the phone in the bathroom

Herb Benham of the Bakersfield Californian has a column on talking on the phone in the bathroom. He seems to think it's no big deal, while I think it's pretty dumb. I may talk on the phone while at home talking with a buddy, but otherwise, no thanks.

For example, if I'm in the bathroom at work and somebody calls, I'm not answering. And if somebody is on the phone while using the urinal or the stall, I make sure to flush. I think it's funny - "Hey! Are you in the bathroom!" Especially if it's a work related conversation - "Ok, send that document to me" ((pooping noises)) "What the hell was that!"

I just think it's impolite though. I don't want to find out the hard way that poop is coming out of your butt while you're talking to me. Unless it's the president of the United States on the phone, wait til you're finished crapping.

What do you think?


Monday, July 16, 2007

The Art of Poo

A poo-operative sent this to me the other day, it's Sprinkle Brigade, a website run by three guys who make art out of poo on the street. Pretty funny stuff. I kind of wish I had a bag of googley eyes to put on poo I see on the street.


And their blog

And if you like fancier-schmancier poo art, check out Chris Ofili, who made a painting of the Virgin Mary (and other things) using paint and elephant dung.

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Want some coffee? From a cat's butt?

Coffee is a great beverage. It wakes us up, warms us up, tastes great. Especially from a cat's butt.

The most expensive and rarest coffee in the world is Indonesian Kopi Luwak, which is extracted from the turds of the civet cat. For a mere $150-$600 a pound, you too can drink the stuff some critter was unable to digest. Where do I sign up!

Supposedly the digestive process makes the taste and aroma stronger - make your own joke here. Supposedly it's heavy and rich, caramel and chocolatey. I'd try it if somebody else bought it for me.

But really, who thought of trying this? "Hey, that cat just pooped some stuff out. Let's roast and drink it!"

And there are articles galore on it. A university study (from the University of Guelph, who earlier reminded us not to eat poop), as well as USA Today, BBC, CBC, the East Coast Family.

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Four places to go before you die

I sure love to travel. I also like writing about poo. Finally I can combine the two, with visits to such places as Butt, Tennessee, Bumpass, Virginia, Middefart, Denmark, and Mianus, Connecticut.

Know of any other shitty places to visit? Besides Newark.

Thursday, July 05, 2007

Fourth of July Poo

The nation's birthday has come and gone, bringing with it the Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest at Coney Island. In a shocking upset, American college student Joey Chestnut beat six time champion Takeru Kobayashi. Chestnut ate a record 66 dogs and buns to Kobayashi's 63.

We expect he's been spending a lot of time in the bathroom today. Hopefully your 5th of July has been less about visits to the necessary.

Article on Chestnut's savory win