#83 Flushing a toilet with blue water in it

We used to pee in ponds.

Believe it — back before the third millennium BC there was no such thing as toilets. It was sometime around then we all agreed that pooping in the corner was to be frowned upon and so began the dawn of “The Age of Cleanliness.”

One place toilets first popped up was Mohenjo-daro, a site in Pakistan that was home to one of the most advanced societies on Earth back around 2600 BC. They had brick roads laid out in grids, swimming pools, vented rooms, and even a giant condo where 5000 people crashed. On top of that, they built toilets into the sides of their homes — with wooden seats and flush chutes that drained out into a street sewer system.

We never looked back from there and today many of us are lucky enough to have toilets close by. For disgusting pit-scratching, fart-popping animals like us, having easy access to a loo is a beautiful thing. Sure, sure, keep them in a special room — with a lock, fan, and pink cableknit toilet paper cozy — but keep them close, my friends, because nature calls us all a few times a day.

Nowadays let’s give thanks we’re not peeing in ponds too often.

But once in a while let’s enjoy pretending we still are.

AWESOME!

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35 thoughts on “#83 Flushing a toilet with blue water in it

  1. My next door neighbors growing up always had blue toilet water, and it fascinated my sister and me. Definitely awesome!

    Oh, also, the invention of the toilet and all things plumbing related: SUPER AWESOME.

      1. Yeah, it’s tough to imagine life before all these toilet goodies. Indoor plumbing, toilet paper, blue water — it’s like heaven on earth. And don’t get me started on sinks!

        One thing I sometimes like thinking about is that bathrooms sort of equalize us all. Like, I don’t care how much money you got, you’re using the same toilet paper I am and that’s that.

        Okay, maybe you got an extra ply or two.

        That sounds nice.

    1. LOL! Just change the words “sing” to “pee” and you’ve got yourself a pretty little tinkle song too! LOL:)

    2. Kathy, Kathy, Kathy, what are we going to do with you? Now you’ve got me thinking of all sorts of disgusting color combinations. I hope jdurley doesn’t *tick* my comment.

        1. Wait, wait, wait, I’m confused. Do you just say TICK, or do you actually MARK the post with a tick? There is quite a big difference. We will need to register the proper documentation with the authorities.

  2. This took me 2.5 hours to find. Not obsessive, only passionate! And besides it was fun to go on a sentimental journey in Awesomeland.
    Today’s *pretty blue* awesome could include #342 and email message from Jackie.L. with #250:)
    *tick*tick*tick*tick*tick!

        1. I do really like blue. Brings out my shimmering blue eyes and makes them sparkle like sun on the sea.

          Sorry, I have no idea what I’m talking about.

  3. I just came across your blog after reading about you on Annabel Candy’s page, which I also found today. Keep up the great work, you are an inspiration to “newbie” bloggers like me hoping that other people will enjoy to read what I write as much as they do you.

    1. Carissa, we need to immediately start hypnotic therapy and uncover the terrible blue toilet water incident you had in your childhood.

  4. Merry Christmas to me! It’s a big fat bathroom-related post! A few days late, but I will overlook this fact in the spirit of the season.

  5. I started buying that magical blue disk to drop in the tank last year after loving blue toilet bowl water as a kid; I doubt I can ever go back to the boring clear water again

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