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April 30th, 2003

Credit Card Bathroom Reader

Pingers, correct me if I’m wrong on this. Sometimes, when you get into the bathroom, you want to read something… but you might be in a situation in which you simply can’t carry a book or magazine in with you. What are you going to do? You certainly need to be entertained! Now!

That’s why I came up with my latest sure-fire red hot invention: a credit card-sized bathroom reader. This way, it not only fits in your wallet, purse, or pocket, but it’s always at-the-ready. And just think: novels like War and Peace would only be about 2 feet thick!

So it might not be best for novels. But it wouldn’t be bad for shorter things, like printed Pings.

Posted in Toilets

FROM: Matt
DATE: Wednesday April 30, 2003 -- 11:20:02 am
Paul- What about the mini pocket sized Bibles. Nothing like crapping while reading Revelations.



FROM: Ryan
DATE: Wednesday April 30, 2003 -- 11:36:02 am
There are tons of those, Matt! You can usually find a pile of them at any booksale for 25 cents or find a religious group handing them out for free... what better place to get God than on the throne?



FROM: Dave Walls
DATE: Wednesday April 30, 2003 -- 12:11:46 pm
Gameboy Advance SP. Lightweight, folks into your pocket...perfect for the crapper...unless you drop it in.



FROM: Greg C
DATE: Wednesday April 30, 2003 -- 2:01:05 pm
I already have one of those, it's called a Smartphone. Mine is the Kyocera Smartphone 6035 (I want the 7135), which is my phone plus a Palm Pilot w/8MB of memory.

That joke about the bible isn't a joke... reading materials in my Palm include the bible AND The Two Towers (I just finished reading Fellowship of the Ring on it). I also keep games and utilities on it as well.

It would be nice to have a credit-card sized PDA, although I don't think it's possible with today's technology.



FROM: Robert [E-Mail]
DATE: Wednesday April 30, 2003 -- 6:17:28 pm
Seriously, why are you people reading on the crapper? That's a place of business, not a bleedin' library.



FROM: Game Show Man Joe [E-Mail]
DATE: Thursday May 1, 2003 -- 12:32:21 am
Simple...it makes the business easier to do.



FROM: IanC
DATE: Friday May 2, 2003 -- 8:22:05 am
The other possible reason...
We crave haemorrhoids!



FROM: Marcus \"No I don\'t want to see\" Mackey
DATE: Monday May 5, 2003 -- 3:24:41 pm
Lemme guess... your Kyocera is a camera phone too?

I can see the next invention coming out of this... digital cameras now take motion video clips. Soooo... the new pocket porn in the bathroom revolution is on the way (especially if they find a way to automate this to a blogger).

Please... don't anyone tell George Michael. ::begging::

An issue of Mac Design or MacWorld or any of the countless auto racing magazines I get works fine enough for me. They're relatively small, flexible (roll it up), and rather than sit there and try to read 5,000 pages of microfine print... I just look/read a few pages and "done" (AutoWeek often works best for this because it's thin and has a soft binding).

Besides... if you have to sit on the toilet long enough to make it through the book of revelations, ya'll might want to lay off the chili or the bran muffins. Plus your legs are bound to fall asleep by the fourth page of reading...

::pins and needles::



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