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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP20 Apr 2020 10:09 p.m. PST

…and What Came Before.

"At the onset of the 2020 coronavirus pandemic, store shelves were quickly emptied of toilet paper, revealing the commodity's prominent, yet unspoken role in modern-day society. Although humans have cleaned their bottoms for as long as they have walked the Earth, "three-ply" and "extra-soft" didn't always describe toilet hygiene. Before the introduction of mass-produced, commercially available toilet paper in the mid-1800s and the continued improvements made into the early 20 century, people relied on less luxurious ways to wipe their bums…"
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PK Guy Brent21 Apr 2020 5:56 a.m. PST

Why post this? It doesn't offend me, or bother me….but really – this is "The Miniatures Page". What on earth does this have to do with miniatures wargaming or military history? Anything? Anything? Buehler? Buehler?

JMcCarroll21 Apr 2020 6:31 a.m. PST

It's history. I'm willing to give it a pass.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP21 Apr 2020 11:38 a.m. PST

Thanks for that my friend… "General Historical Discussion Message Board"… NOT "General Historical Wargaming Discussion Message Board"…

Don't be Snowflake….


PK Guy Brent21 Apr 2020 1:45 p.m. PST

Don't tell me not to be a snowflake, pilgrim.

Personal logo Silurian Supporting Member of TMP21 Apr 2020 1:45 p.m. PST

Ouch. I like your posts Tango; I've got a lot of useful information from them, and you've shown me where to spend a bunch of my money in the past too!
I'd have imagined the historical articles would have some tangental reference to the subject of this site, but whatever, I'm not going to comment.
But … there's no reason for you to be rude.

Personal logo COL Scott ret Supporting Member of TMP21 Apr 2020 4:52 p.m. PST

I think that this discussion is crappy. I wish that I could wipe it out. However it keeps rolling, perhaps we can just flush the "hole" thing.

bandit86 Supporting Member of TMP21 Apr 2020 9:18 p.m. PST

Interesting thanks Tango

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP22 Apr 2020 11:50 a.m. PST

Glad you like it my friend!. (smile)


Robert le Diable23 Apr 2020 8:09 p.m. PST

So there's a Professor of …. what was it again? "Faeco-politics"? Merciful Heavens! Another interesting find, with a nicely judged hint for a most unusual Ancients diorama. "Gladiator gets wrong end of stick; thumbs down for Koprokephalos the Ionian".

A nineteenth-century German composer disliked an article by a noted contemporary critic, and wrote to him:
"Sir, I am at present seated in the smallest room of my house. Your article is before me. It will soon be behind me."

There's an Irish version of this, and it rhymes! Good Luck.

von Schwartz29 Apr 2020 6:30 p.m. PST

That's why we traditionally use the "right" hand to eat with, the other hand, the hand that is "left", is used for everything else, and I mean EVERYTHING.

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