I will be giving my very exciting presentation, Toilet Paper is Confusing, at Nerd Nite Austin, TX on Wednesday, November 13th at the North Door!
The talk is around 20 mins long, with PowerPoint accompaniment and some vintage examples and various TP-related props.
Doors open at 7:30, and the show starts at 8pm, and it is free. I believe that I have been tasked with going first– so get there by 8pm if you want to find out wtf this is all about.
Please share this with any other toilet paper users/enthusiasts/experts/etc you think might be interested in this hopefully-enlightening endeavor!
I asked a bunch of my friends to leave me voice messages stating their names, occupations, and the sheet dimensions of the toilet paper in their bathrooms. I noticed something. A whole of them had the same sheet dimensions – which means they were using the SAME brand – and possibly even the same style/configuration! What’s going on there? Who’s buying what, and why?
In the Wild West of toilet paper regulation [or lack thereof], there is only one rule.
Our toilet paper is the best!
Prove it? Nope.
My mom put me on this path. Coupon cutting, low-price-obsessing, penny-pinching, unit-price-calculating… She enjoys it. It stresses me out.
Let’s take a whimsical journey through time. We’ll visit bathrooms of the past, present, and… well, just the past and present. Come with me on a journey into the darkest corners of my bathroom cabinet, where fascinating measurements are waiting to be discovered.
Yes, I suck at choice, but it’s not completely my fault. Sometimes it feels like the universe [capitalism] is conspiring against me. Let’s take a quick break from toilet paper to talk about pens, theft, and that awesome barely-squishy pad they give you to bear down on when you sign credit card receipts at restaurants.