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North Carolinian Toilet Paper Sculptures

Feb 27, 2009

People often given Calvin Turrentine a weird look when he tells them his hobby. You might get weird looks, too, if you made sculptures out of toilet paper.

“A lot of people think I’m crazy until they see what I’m doing. After they see my work then, they believe me.”

Turrentine is a toilet paper sculptor, crafting forms out of water and layers upon layers of toilet paper. His favorite subject: animals. To bring these sculptures to life, Turrentine then paints them and sprays them with an adhesive to keep the shape and color from wear and tear. He uses recycled toilet paper for his projects, and says it’s a cheap hobby, having spent $2 on several rolls. That and the watercolor paints mean he can sculpt for less than $10.

Turrentine, who also makes metal jewelry, said he’d like to teach his craft to children in art classes and he may apply for a grant from the Durham Arts Council. Turrentine said it might take some time, but most people are convinced one they see the result.

“One of my friends … he said, man if I didn’t see it, I wouldn’t believe it, but I’m seeing it and I do believe my eyes.”

So how about you dear readers, do you have any toilet paper art you’d like to share?

Who is Mr. Whipple?

Feb 20, 2009

Up until 1964, the world did not have a man to associate with the softness and convenience of Charmin Toilet Paper. Then came Mr. Whipple.

Known, loved, and loathed for appearing in countless advertisements for over 20 years, Mr. Whipple has since become an American icon, even going so far as being rated the most recognizable face in North America during the late 1970’s.

The character, a supermarket manager, was featured in hundreds of television, radio and print commercials in the United States and Canada from 1964 to 1985. The highlight of each spot: in unvarying repetition, Whipple scolds customers who “squeeze the Charmin,” while hypocritically squeezing it himself.

The very first commercial set the tone of the advertising campaign. Mr. Whipple is seen looking off-camera at a female customer, commenting that first she’s squeezing the grapefruits, then she’s squeezing the melons, and then when she gets to the Charmin, that’s the last straw, and he walks over to her and utters his famous plea “Please don’t squeeze the Charmin!” for the first time. The phrase stuck, blooming into one of the most successful advertising campaigns in toilet paper history.

So who is Mr. Whipple?

Played by character actor Dick Wilson, Mr. Whipple is actually based on the Benton & Bowles advertising agency president (and Charmin campaign developer) Mr. George Whipple. He sold the rights to his name to Procter & Gamble for the campaign and thus a star was born. Thanks to Mr. Whipple, Charmin became the number one toilet paper brand in America – a feat that just can’t be flushed!

If you’re looking to see why Mr. Whipple squeezed the Charmin, you’ll have to try it yourself. offers Charmin Toilet Paper to you at the best price on the net, so you can be sure that your home or business is equipped with squeezable, soft toilet paper.

The TwoDaLoo: A Two Seater Toilet

Feb 16, 2009

2 Seater Toilet

While browsing the internet, I stumbled across this new invention on

Yes, that IS a two-seater toilet.

We aren’t really sure what to say either. While we are usually excited about all new products related to toilet paper,  nobody here is racing out to add this to their bathroom. The website  claims it “brings couples closer together and conserves water supply” but we think we will stick with the old fashioned method of sharing a shower. Let us know what you think by commenting below- will any of you be trying the TwoDaLoo?

ACHOO! Preventing Cold and Flu from Spreading In Your Home

Feb 11, 2009

As cold and flu season rears its ugly head in thousands of home across the US, it’s important to remember that you have the power to stop the cold or flu in its tracks in your home. Here are a few easy, quick tips that can help keep your home germ free, especially during this challenging time of year:


Wash Your Hands
Cold and flu viruses may be spread by indirect contact. Washing your hands is the best way to prevent getting sick, especially if you wash with an Antibacterial Soap. Keeping lots of Hand Sanitizer on hand is also a good bet for preventing illness.

Sanitize Common Areas
Doorknobs, toilets, trashcans, and countertops. These are the areas where germs can lurk and colds can be passed. To stop sickness in its tracks, use a disinfectant like Clorox to rid your home of bacteria, viruses, or other harmful germs. offers a great selection of disinfectants to help you get your home germ free.

Drink More Water
According to, water can help strengthen your immune system, keeping the flu at bay. And if you do get sick, water flushes your system, re-hydrates you and washes out the toxins. An adult should drink eight 8-ounce glasses of fluids each day. If the color of your urine is close to clear, then you are getting enough. If it’s deep yellow, drink more water.

Japanese Poetry Saves On Toilet Paper

Feb 6, 2009

A Japanese group campaigning for decreased toilet paper usage has created an innovative and inspiring approach to cutting consumption in public rest rooms, according to the top news Reuters news source in Tokyo, Japan, The group has pasted poetry in bathroom stalls, hoping to reduce the amount of toilet paper used. This move is driven by a recent study by the Japan Toilet Labo research center that reported pasting a “toilet poem” at the eye level of a person seated in the cubicle can help cut toilet paper use by up to 20 percent.

“That paper will meet you only for a moment,” reads one poem. “Fold the paper over and over and over again,” says another. Or just: “Love the toilet.”

Now the group is looking to have its posters displayed in 1,000 public toilets.

“We asked ourselves what we could do for the environment in the toilet?” said Ryusuke Nagahara of the Japan Toilet Labo. “The answer is to save toilet paper and save water.”

Toilet Paper use in Japan has been increasing in recent years, according to an industry body, possibly because of a rise in the number of public toilets, where people tend to use more paper.

“It’s because it’s free,” said an official at the Kikaisuki Washi Rengokai. “At home, people are more inclined to scrimp.”

Unique Toilet / Beautiful Toilet

Feb 1, 2009

Unique Toilets

What a beautiful toilet! It’s so unique! WOOOOOOOOOWWWW


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