So what if I've lost my mind?  

flagg134 36M
1430 posts
5/18/2006 4:44 pm

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So what if I've lost my mind?

The History of Toilet Paper

The first appearance of this wonderful invention was during the 14th century when it was made for use by the chinese Emperor. The first publicly available version wasn't made till 1857 by Joseph Gayetty who subsequently stamped his name onto every sheet. Obviously he didn't think about the ramifications before he did that. Poor guys name got dragged through so much shit.

Before the creation of "TP" there were many ways people would deal with the problem. The wealthy commonly used hemp or lace. While the less fortunate used corn husks, hay, leaves, seashells?, snow?, water and moss. The romans originally had sponges reminiscent of back scratchers that would be thrown into a bucket of saltwater for later use. During the 18th century people commonly used newspaper to clean themselves with due to the widespread availability.

Fast Forward to 1879 Scott is the first to invent rolls of toilet paper without printing their name on the tissue though. Starting in 1900 plumbing becomes more readily available to the public bringing flushing toilets to homes all over the us and europe. In 1935 Northern came out with a version which was "splinter" free ouch!!! Then finally in 1942 someone finally comes up with the idea to stick two pieces together and names it 2-ply. Making toilet paper more comfortable and pliable. Finally in the early 90's companies added moisturizers and aloe to the rolls.

Its the only product I can't see my house without even food isn't a must you can always wait or just go get some. When you have to go to the bathroom though you just have to go. In fact it has become so necessary that when Johnny Carson made a joke about it being in short supply in the 70's. It caused a paper shortage for 3 weeks as people simultaneously stocked up.

So where would be without this lovely simple invention that took eons to think of. I suppose where my mind is posting this right now in the shitter. Wiping our asses we reused rags, Newspapers and those damned mail order catalogues.


themisskrissy 56F
2302 posts
5/18/2006 5:14 pm

you need to get out more sweetie!!!


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sexymamma662003 31F

5/18/2006 5:25 pm

wow flagg, a little bored are we?


Rudy1166 50M
136 posts
5/18/2006 6:01 pm

Nowadays, the wealthy use $100 bills, our pensions and illegal immigrants......

SensuousWoman3 55F
3106 posts
5/18/2006 6:40 pm

Pet peeve: People who use 1-ply toilet paper. I hate 1-ply toilet paper!

I have friends that have their toilet paper embroidered with their monogram in each of their bathrooms. When they visited my house, I hand-embroidered my monogram on a roll for my one bathroom. I was trying to be noveau-riche. It wasn’t as lovely as theirs’ but it got a big laugh.

I first apartment was in a four-plex–all women. My neighbors used to tease me because I was always stocked up on toilet paper. Did I mention how many times there was a knock on the door with a sheepish neighbor asking to “borrow” a roll of toilet paper? A lot.

I am sure you couldn't have lived without those fun facts!

cactusass 55F

5/18/2006 7:10 pm

ah asswipes, i've known a few in my time.

flagg134 36M
1582 posts
5/18/2006 7:51 pm

TMK SM66: I'm not my normal self these days long hours and little sleep make flagg a dull man.

Rudy: Heh you said it out of the $70 billion tax cuts we save $20 while the wealthy get cutbacks averaging $82,000

SW3: We all hate one ply its one of the 584 reasons I don't like public bathrooms.

Hand embroidered TP how long did that take you and here I thought I had time on my hands making this post. Gotta love having women neighbors I must admit I've had to knock a couple of times because I forgot to pick some up.


header1979 37M
507 posts
5/18/2006 8:35 pm

Hey Flagg, this is a pretty shitty blog. lol

themisskrissy 56F
2302 posts
5/18/2006 8:37 pm

we buy the 12 double roll packs for each bathroom... when it gets down to three in a room a new pack is bought.. we never run
perhaps i am a bit anal

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phoenix639 49F

5/18/2006 10:58 pm

Im like krissy i always have way too many toilet rolls. I once ran out & had to use kitchen paper towels & blocked up the downstairs toilet. Not a pleasant job having to clear up.

So since then ive never ran out.

frassy_sass 54F

5/19/2006 12:41 am

I really never paid that much attention to 1 or 2 ply...until I met the husband. He is VERY discrimating when selecting his toilet paper..he is a 2 ply man ALL the


MeLikeKmunch2 59M

5/19/2006 12:50 am

You no trick Kmunch, Flagg!! Me know what Flagg doing!! ME see Flagg in Kmunch Blog!! Flagg try get back at Kmunch for prank Kmunch play in New york couple year ago!!! MAke Kmunch wonder where Kmunch be without toilet paper try trick Kmunch!!!

MeLikeKmunch2 59M

5/19/2006 12:53 am

No trick Kmunch!! Kmunch too smart!!!!No play prank on Kmunch!!Kmunch rule world now!!!You no stop Kmunch, FLagg!!!You thought Kmunch gone didn't you!!Kmunch no gone!!Liv Inlavalova gone!!Kmunch not gone!!Liv Inlavalova come back!! No Profile but still talk Kmunch!!! No matter!!Kmunch rule world Now!!!Now Kmunch go!!!

MeLikeKmunch2 59M

5/19/2006 12:56 am

Kmunch Back now!! You think people fall for toilet paper trick!!!Me Know you smarter!!Up to something!!!You no trick Kmunch MAke Kmunch think wipe Kmunch bum with newspaper!!Kmunch too smart!!Kmunch have best blog in world now!!Wild crazy party come soon!!!No stop Kmunch!!Soon flagg be in hottub full of milk with sexy lady in special hottub Kmunch make soon!!!Yoou no trick me flagg!!!

MeLikeKmunch2 59M

5/19/2006 12:57 am

Kmunch rule world now!!!

nightstalker172 36M
1258 posts
5/19/2006 5:04 am

'He doesnt know how to use the 3 seashells ' Sorry I was quoating a movie again...Demolition Man is what thats from I dont know why it just made me think about that when you mentioned seashells and we would finaly have use for junk mail

phoenix639 49F

5/19/2006 12:33 pm

Look what shite came to your blog at the mention of toilet paper.

Eugh gross, plus massive letters like a pre-schooler needs.

themisskrissy 56F
2302 posts
5/19/2006 12:52 pm

    Quoting phoenix639:
    Look what shite came to your blog at the mention of toilet paper.

    Eugh gross, plus massive letters like a pre-schooler needs.
i was thinking more along the lines of the backed up toilet...eeeeeeeewwwwwwwwwwww.............

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phoenix639 49F

5/19/2006 1:37 pm

Krissy pmsl hun.

I aint cleaning up that shit hun.

flagg134 36M
1582 posts
5/20/2006 1:42 pm

Header: What can I say my mind was in the crapper.

TMK: Thats a bit much I buy 24 packs when they are on sale somehow I run out because I don't pay attention.

Frassy: Love both new pics nothing wrong with liking 2 ply comfort is quite important.

LLL/Stealth Celeb/Kmunch: If you insist on posting here Please stay on topic and do so in font size 3 or less my blog my rules ok.

Fit: I just hope they don't manufacture toilet paper in Flagg city I'd rather that not be my namesake. Another use for toilet paper was during the gulf war soldiers camoflauged the tanks with it.

Night: I remembered that and they never explained how it worked always left me wondering. Sounds downright uncomfortable even painful.

Phoe TMK: ROFL Thats what I get for writing about shite.

Sexyeyes: It would take an industrial strength disinfectant to clean up this nonsense.


cactusass 55F

5/23/2006 4:27 pm

i think the worst bumwipe is the kind they used to use in gas stations.
those hard brown folded paper squares.

MissAnnThrope 56F
11488 posts
5/23/2006 6:20 pm

You forgot to mention the Sears catalogue! No outhouse in this country at the turn of the century was stylish or well-appointed without it! It was indeed used for toilet paper.

flagg134 36M
1582 posts
5/24/2006 9:33 pm

Fit: Now I'm left wondering who would know me there though yes I would like to visittthe UK its not in the cards this year though hopefully soon enough though.

DBG: hardly imagine using moss or in India your left hand and water EWWWWWW!!!!

Missann: I actually knew that I can only imagine the peoples cheerful reaction when they came out with the glossy pages.


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