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  1. Cow Crap Line of Clothes Coming Soon

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    June 1, 2017 by John Crapper

    Holy Shit!  Cow crap clothes coming soon to a store near you!

     A fashion line has been created by a Dutch designer made from cow manure.  It is being billed as a line of clothes that can reduce water pollution and methane emissions.

    The idea was conceived by Jalila Essaidi, a designer and entrepreneur who was asked by government officials to help reduce excess animal waste in the Netherlands.

    The Netherlands has excess manure that pollutes their waterways with high levels of both nitrogen and phosphate and produces algae blooms that kill fish.

    Essaïdi’s patented technology removes cellulose and acids from cow dung and converts them into a biodegradable plastic called Mestic, after mest, the Dutch word for manure. Mestic can be made into paper, textiles, and other items, replacing petroleum-based products.

    “It is a chemical separation method which allows us careful control of the nutrient composition of both the solid and liquid fraction of manure,” Essaïdi wrote in an email. “The farmer keeps the liquid fraction which now meets his desired nitrogen and phosphate levels. We take the solid fraction.”

    Apparently the advantage of using cow dung is that because of its remnant digestive system it breaks down the cellulose saving time, money, and energy.

    There are some environmental concerns.  Dana Perls, senior food and technology campaigner at Friends of the Earth is concerned.

    “These experimental technologies need to be transparent, particularly before being rubber-stamped as sustainable,” Perls wrote in an email. “We need to discuss potential concerns in addition to potential benefits, and we need strict and sensible health and environmental safety testing, regulations, and standards.”

    If it all works out the big question is will the consumer buy?

    Ramon Sanchez, director of the sustainable technologies and health program at the Center for Health and the Global Environment at Harvard University said,

    “It depends on cultural traits and how well informed is the consumer.

    All of the bacteria and fungi in dung are killed during the process of extracting cellulose, and cellulose itself is a chemical compound that is absolutely clean and is unlikely to produce any adverse health effects.”

    It all comes down to marketing, he added.

    So it may not be that long away you’ll be sporting your new poo-poo line of fashionables and have something not just to crow about but to moo about as well.

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  2. Trump’s Pre-Existing Condition -Thought Constipation Syndrome

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    May 4, 2017 by John Crapper

    Constipation

    Constipation (Photo credit: The Djudju Beast)

    Sometimes a person just wants a break
    from all the crap coming their way.
    Today is that day for me.

    So just for fun and relief I offer the following:

    Health Alert:  Our President is suffering from a disease called Thought Constipation Syndrome.  Treatment should be sought immediately.

    Need proof?  Review the following and reach your own conclusion.

    These are the common symptoms of Thought Constipation Syndrome (TCS).

    1. Narrow mindedness: The individual will repeatedly offer the same simple answer for numerous complex problems under discussion.

    2. Blatant prejudice: Large segments of mankind will be categorized as inferior, doomed to damnation or unfit because of a different color of skin or a different belief.

    3. Constantly displaying a “know it all” attitude: The individual will be obsessed with a compulsive need to convince you to their way of thinking.

    4. Constantly resorting to personal attacks in an attempt to win arguments: “If you think like that you’re just a loser.”

    5. Claiming to have had a life-changing spiritual experience: “I saw the light when I accepted Him as my savior and into my life.”

    Note:  Treatment should be sought if 3 or more symptoms are being exhibited by the patient on a regular basis.  

    The appropriate treatment for this condition is the administration of a Thought Mitigating Enema (TME). The use of TME for treating TCS is fairly new and a delicate procedure to administer. It is important, therefore, to have the procedure done at a Holy Shitters authorized clinic. The Brains for Shit (BS) Institute currently is the only authorized administrator of the Thought Mitigating Enema. It must be performed by a licensed Shitologist specially trained in the procedure.

    English: CT Scan

    ST Scan similar to CT Scan (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

    In general the procedure consists of the following. The Shitologist will first perform a Shitty Thought Scan (ST Scan) similar to the much more familiar CT Scan to determine the severity of the thought constipation. Once this is determined a Thought Mitigating Enema (TME) will be scheduled.

    The night before the scheduled procedure the patient will be instructed to do the required prep. This involves the self-administration of a fleets enema in order to clear the anal canal and intestines of fecal matter so the TME tube can be more easily inserted.

    After the patient is sedated a tube will be carefully inserted through the rectum and anal canal all the way to the brain. Once complete the Shitologist will next insert the blowout preventer electrode. This electrode is specially designed to monitor bullshit extraction and guard against the inadvertent removal of valid thoughts to prevent the patient emerging from the procedure not knowing their ass from a hole in the ground. Once this electrode is in place and functioning properly, the Shitologist will begin to administer the Bullshit Memory Release Injection or (BMRI). This injection consists of a special formula designed to flush ass-backward thinking (more commonly referred to as bullshit) out of a person’s brain to be expelled out through the anal canal.

    Once the shitty thought extraction is complete the practitioner will perform a second Shitty Thought (ST) scan to determine the amount of open-mindedness space created from the bullshit extraction process.

    Next, the Shitologist will insert a semipermeable reverse assmosis membrane through which the truth, but not the bullshit may more easily pass.

    After the procedure an Ass-forward Thought Counselor or AFT Counselor will meet with the patient to set up outpatient ass-forward thinking training sessions to equip the patient with strategies to avoid a relapse of the syndrome.  During counseling sessions the AFT Counselor will educate the patient about the Shitloop Cycle and the Sacrament of Holy Shitting. The goal is to increase the number of smart shits and minimize the frequency of dumb shits to prevent the reemergence of bullshit into the person’s mind and a reoccurrence of Thought Constipation Syndrome (TCS).

    English: A Bull shitting with a with a red circle

    No Bullshit Zone! (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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  3. Why There Are More Women Than Men – Picture Evidence

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    February 18, 2017 by John Crapper

    When I discover holy shit scenes I’m compelled to share.  Plus with the political news we’re being bombarded with these days everyone deserves a good laugh.  Enjoy!

     

    Here is, in pictures, why there is more women than men.

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  4. Trump Levity to Make Your Day

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    January 27, 2017 by John Crapper

    A little levity to make your day brighter. It’s gonna be great. You’re gonna love it!

    From our brothers in the Netherlands. Enjoy!

    And just in case you haven’t read this excellent post: Here’s What’s psychologically wrong with Donald Trump

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  5. An Inconvenient Poop

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    August 14, 2015 by John Crapper

    Being Poop John the First in the Church of the Holy Shitters I have obligations and a mission to accomplish. I am the “head”, after all, of

    a secular environmental religion, scientifically based, with a focus on the psychology of it all. Our ego is the culprit when it comes to dealing with climate change. We cannot save the planet. We can only save ourselves. Our current egotistical self-perception makes that prospect a dubious one at best. Meekness, humility and a realization that our shit does stink, guides us on our path to true sustainable living and climate equilibrium.

    Being the administrator of the Holy Shitters Daily Kos group I’m excited to share important poop news! Poop, after all, doesn’t get the attention it deserves. As such, there is a show opening in NYC that is of special interest to our religion.

    An Inconvenient Poop is making its World Premiere at FringeNYC! Opening Monday, 8/17 at 5PM at The White Box @ 440 Studios! From the website:

    What if the solution to climate change, world peace, and self-love was the one thing no one wanted to talk about? Professor Oscar von Shtein was going to give a thrilling FREDx Talk on the Classics, until Shawn “The Puru” Shafner took over the controls. Forced to explain why we feel the way we do about doo, now Oscar must face his own shit and save the day, before it starts to smell. Fascinating, hilarious, and a little bit uncomfortable, An Inconvenient Poop is a musical, one-man show. Breaking the potty taboo, it inspires audiences to take responsibility for our shit—literal, personal, communal—so we can liberate it, hold it to the light, and transform it from waste to resource. Join a revolution pushing for change from the bottom up, and proudly declare “I’m a pooper!”

    Here is a “taste” of what you can expect if you’re one of the lucky few who get a ticket.

    Tickets are going like diarrhea!

    The Poop Project was founded by Shawn. I’ve met him. We’ve touched base from time to time as our paths seem to “naturally” flow together . He’s a talented and very intelligent guy. I guess you could say he “really knows his shit”. He’s not farting around with this stuff either. He’s been talking shit for quite some time. I can assure you we’ve had some pretty shitty conversations together too.

    When you’re Poop John the First of the Church of the Holy Shitters you notice people like this and you don’t flush them. He has a wonderful message nobody likes to hear but needs to be listened to by everybody. So I’m just letting this flow out to all of you. Flush it along. And, by all means, if you’re anywhere near New York City and can make one of these shows I’d highly recommend it.

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  6. An Inconvenient Poop! Let the Show Begin!

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    July 6, 2015 by John Crapper

    Holy Shit! This is our kind of show!  Be the first to go!

    An Inconvenient Poop

    Premieres at FringeNYC!!!!!

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    The POOP Project is proud to announce that our new show, An Inconvenient Poop, will trouble the bowels of the Five Boroughs this August at FringeNYC! Help us make a splash in the same festival that brought the world Urinetown: The Musical.

     

    From the website:

    What if the solution to climate change, world peace, and self-love was the one thing no one wanted to talk about? Professor Oscar von Shtein was going to give a thrilling FREDx Talk on the Classics, until Shawn “The Puru” Shafner took over the controls. Forced to explain why we feel the way we do about doo, now Oscar must face his own shit and save the day, before it starts to smell.

    Fascinating, hilarious, and a little bit uncomfortable, An Inconvenient Poop is a musical, one-man show. Breaking the potty taboo, it inspires audiences to take responsibility for our shit—literal, personal, communal—so we can liberate it, hold it to the light, and transform it from waste to resource. Join a revolution pushing for change from the bottom up, and proudly declare “I’m a pooper!”

     

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    The Poop Project was founded by Shawn.  I’ve met him.  We’ve touched base from time to time as our paths seem to “naturally” flow together . He’s a talented and very intelligent guy.  I guess you could say he “really knows his shit”. He’s not farting around with this stuff either. He’s been talking shit for quite some time.

    When you’re Poop John the First of the Church of the Holy Shitters you notice people like this and you don’t flush them.  He has a wonderful message nobody likes to hear but needs to be listened to by everybody.

    So I’m just letting this flow out to all of you.  Flush it along.

     

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  7. Some Gifts Just Stink!

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    May 28, 2015 by John Crapper

    Ever gotten a gift that just sucks? I mean it really stinks. My brother, of all people, gave as a wedding gift a hot dog bun warmer to my wife and I. I really didn’t know what to say about this thoughtful gift. Needless to say we’re not that close.

    On another occasion we received a huge ugly Plaster of Paris horse head as a X-mas present. The Russian couple we received it from stared right at us as we opened the monstrosity and feigned delight at having received it.

    I guess the silver lining is neither one of us ever forgot receiving these gifts. They were forever etched in our brains not to end up in the dust bin of forgotten OK gifts one has received over the years.

    Now there is help for people who find themselves searching for the right gift to give that hard to buy for friend, boss or family member. Look no further than the Church of the Holy Shitters to assist with unusual gift ideas that surprise.

    Previously recommended:

    For the health enthusiast:

    If you’re friend is not putting crap in their cereal bowl each morning they’re simply not eating the best!

    For the bulkier ones in your midst:

    Having trouble finding that perfect gift for the larger derrieres on your list. Poop John the First has the solution! American capitalist ingenuity offers you the Adjustable Advantage toilet seat. The seat handles up to 1,000 pounds and has two wings that expand out to either side to accommodate those over-sized posteriors. Plus it comes with a lifetime warranty.

    Photo illustration courtesy of North Coast Medical, Inc.

    Make sure all your wide friends are appreciated! After all if you are not comfortable while doing it, it is hard to be a happy pooper. And, as always there is a wide selection to choose from too!

    For the stinkier ones:

    Hate that stink? Spray it away.

    And for the sleepy ones:

    Need a shitty pick me up in the morning? How about Civet coffee, brewed from the seeds of coffee berries after they’ve been eaten and defecated by the Asian palm civet? It’s the most expensive coffee in the word. Remember, if your coffee hasn’t past through a digestive track it’s not the best! And holy shit don’t you’re friends deserve the best.

    To add to this list, the other day, I came upon a company offering a very distinctfull gift. The company is called Shitsenders. They will send your friend or enemy a fresh helping of some of the nastiest and stinkiest brown stuff you have ever seen.

    From their website:

    Looking for a great gag gift? Has some one really pissed you off? Don’t get mad, GET EVEN. Send that special some one a big stinky pile of shit. GUARANTEED ANONYMOUS

    We will send your friend or enemy a healthy helping of some of the nastiest, stinkiest, fresh shit packages you have ever seen. We have several varieties of shit that we can send, including a special shit of the month. Go to the order page to see what’s on special this month.

    They have a top ten list of reasons to send someone a package to help hasten your gift purchases and shorten your shopping list. They are:

    To your ex-husband/wife/boyfriend/girlfriend

    Neighbors pet crapping on your lawn

    For your mean boss

    For a salesperson or mechanic that ripped you off

    A Last minute gift for some one who has everything

    A gag gift

    For a rich gloating friend, to knock them down a peg

    To the teacher that gave your son/daughter a D

    Some one left you negative feedback on your auction

    You just don’t like them

    To assure you they are a legitimate concern providing a much needed service they offer numerous testimonials from their “satisfied” shitty customers. Here are a couple examples:

    I sent a pile of shit to my neighbor that lets her dog shit in everybody’s yard. She must have gotten the message because now she carries a plastic bag around with her and actually cleans up after the dog. She never did that before. Thanks for a job well done. Mary – San Francisco, CA

    I was passed over for a promotion at work about a month ago for a young single girl with 1/2 my experience by a boss 1/2 my age. He’s the know it all type and she’s a big flirt. This has been bothering me ever since it happened. Once I found your site I wasted no time in ordering the biggest pile of shit I could get. It was so satisfying to see him open that overnight envelope in view of about 6 other employees and that big bag of cow shit hit his desk. Everyone that saw it got a big giggle at his expense while his face turned red. Thanks shitsenders your right revenge is sweet. J.W.P. – Phoenix, AZ

    I’ve been making my list and checking it twice.  By its length I think this company is going to be highly successful.  If they ever go public I’m going to buy stock.

    Please note: The Church of the Holy Shitters is not connected in any way financially to any of the above companies or their products.

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  8. Holiday Gift Selections from the Holy Shitters

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    December 18, 2014 by John Crapper

     

    Need a little help with innovative suggestions to complete your last minute holiday shopping? Do you have those hard to buy for friends that cause you to come up with zip for gift ideas. Well, the Church of the Holy Shitters is ready to assist with unusual gift ideas that surprise and put unique presents under the Christmas tree never before seen or contemplated.

    When you are a nation in the deep throes of Consumer Diarrhea as exhibited by Black Friday and Cyber Monday, we feel a special obligation to draw your attention to these utilitarian gift choices. First, let me just share our number one gift choice for this season.

    If you’re not putting crap in your cereal bowl each morning you’re simply not eating the best! Having trouble finding that perfect gift for the larger derrieres on your list. Poop John the First has the solution! American capitalist ingenuity offers you the Adjustable Advantage toilet seat. The seat handles up to 1,000 pounds and has two wings that expand out to either side to accommodate those over-sized posteriors. Plus it comes with a lifetime warranty.

    Photo illustration courtesy of North Coast Medical, Inc.

    Make sure all your wide friends on your shopping list are appreciated this holiday season! After all if you are not comfortable while doing it, it is hard to be a happy pooper. And, as always there is a wide selection to choose from too! Butt wait. For a limited time you can have two for the price of one.  Call today!

    Hate that stink? Spray it away.

     

    And finally, need a shitty pick me up in the morning? How about Civet coffee, brewed from the seeds of coffee berries after they’ve been eaten and defecated by the Asian palm civet? It’s the most expensive coffee in the word.  Remember, if your coffee hasn’t past through a digestive track,  it’s not the best! And holy shit don’t you’re friends deserve the best.

    On behalf of the Church of the Holy Shitters I would like to wish all poopers happy pooping this holiday season and a wonderfully shitty New Year! Let’s all raise our glasses this New Year’s Eve in appreciation for all the smart shits in our lives! Once again:

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  9. Shit – Help Me Find Him!

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    October 9, 2014 by John Crapper

    Sometimes I just like to unplug from all the problems. Humor is where I go. This week that’s where I want to be. Life has been throwing a lot of shit my way lately. If your like me and want a break from dealing with all the shit in your life too for a couple of minutes please read below.

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    I don’t know Shit. I wish I did. I think knowing him is important. I’ve been told many times that I don’t know Shit and it’s kind of getting on my nerves.

    There are a lot of people in this world that do not know Shit either. With so many people around that don’t know Shit it really makes it harder for me.

    Where can I find Shit? Can you tell me? I understand if you’re one of those people that lose Shit all the time. I can’t even find Shit so you’re ahead of me.

    Sometimes people say I look like Shit. As I get older it happens to me more and more. The trouble is I hear people telling other people that look nothing like me that they look like Shit too. So that really confuses me.

    So since I’m really getting nowhere trying to look for Shit on my own I’ve decided to start an investigation and hire a professional. I’ve got to get to know this person. I have things I want to accomplish and we all know you can’t get ahead in this world if you don’t know Shit. So I’m on a quest to find him.

    That’s one of the reasons I’m posting this here. I figure if you guys don’t know Shit who does?

    So far my investigation hasn’t turned up Shit. It’s been really log jammed.

    I’m not even sure if Shit is this person’s last name or first. Working under the assumption it’s his last name the first could be Dip, Dumb, Smart, or Big. If it’s his first name then he could have a last name of Head, Hole, Forbrains, or Outofluck.

    Any help you could provide would be much appreciated. If you or anyone you know knows the whereabouts of Shit please advise.

    Once I get this guy located I’m making sure I don’t lose track of Shit again!

    Thanks for your help!

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    UPDATE:  I received this unsourced report in my e-mail from a friend and have yet to determine the source.  (Let’s just say it’s from my private investigator but if anyone knows the source on this please let me know.  I take credit for writing the above inquiry but not what follows below.)  The spelling error in this report does give me cause for caution and suspicion I have actually found the person I’ve been searching for.

    WHO IS JACK SCHITT??????
         For some time many of us have wondered just who is Jack Schitt?

       We find ourselves at a loss when someone says, ‘You don’t  know Jack Schitt!’

        Well, thanks to genealogy efforts, you can now respond in an intellectual way.

        Jack Schitt is the only son of Awe Schitt.

        Awe Schitt was married to O. Schitt, the fertilizer magnate, and  owner of Needeep N. Schitt, Inc. They had one son, Jack.

        In  turn, Jack Schitt married Noe Schitt. The deeply religious  couple produced six children: Holie Schitt, Giva Schitt,  Fulla Schitt, Bull Schitt, and the twins Deep Schitt and Dip  Schitt.

       Against  her parents’ objections, Deep Schitt married Dumb Schitt, a  high school  dropout.  They had a son Tuff Schitt,  who grew up to be a radical union leader at the fertilizer company, Needeep N. Schitt.

       After  being married 15 years, Jack and Noe Schitt divorced. Noe  Schitt later married Ted Sherlock, and because her kids were living with them, she wanted to keep her previous name. She  was then known as Noe Schitt-Sherlock.

       Meanwhile, Dip Schitt married Loda Schitt, and they produced a  son with a  rather nervous disposition who was nick-named Chicken Schitt.

      Two  of the other six children, Fulla Schitt and Giva Schitt, were  inseparable throughout childhood and subsequently married the Happens brothers in a dual ceremony.

       The wedding announcement in the newspaper announced the Schitt-Happens nuptials.

       The Schitt-Happens children were Dawg, Byrd, and Horse.

       Bull Schitt, the prodigal son, left home to tour the world.

       He recently returned from Italy with his new Italian  bride, Pisa Schitt.  They had a son, Godda Schitt.

       Now  when someone says, ‘You don’t know Jack Schitt,’ you can  correct  them.

        Sincerely,

        Crock O. Schitt

        NOTE:  PLEASE PASS THIS ON TO ANYONE WHO NEEDS A  LAUGH.

        REMEMBER:  IF YOU DON’T, THEN YOU MIGHT POSSIBLY BE RELATED TO FULLA SCHITT OR GIVA SCHITT.

    P.S.  Thanks for reading.  I now return you to all the other crap happening in your life.  Have a wonderful day!

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  10. SOWP – Stupid Old White People

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    June 5, 2014 by John Crapper

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    Today I just want to have fun and not be serious so please indulge me.

    Just to set the record straight right up front. I’m a 63 year old white male.

    I’m also an English as a Second Language teacher. I’ve been doing it for over twenty years.  I love it.  Teaching the language  I’m continually fascinated with the weird quirks and bizarreness found in it.

    For instance, why do we park on a driveway and drive on a parkway? Doesn’t make any sense.

    How come you can buy a complete chess set in a pawn shop? Doesn’t make any sense.

    I constantly tell my students that English is Crazy.

    Being an ESL teacher, I find myself spending an inordinate amount of time thinking in creative ways regarding its use. All language is a living, changing, dynamic process. What is acceptable language use today was not so 50 years ago. What will be acceptable language use 50 years from now, you can rest assured, will not resemble how we write and speak today.

    Realizing this, it is fun for me to be minutely involved in contributing to this morphing process and offer a little language change for future generations.  So without further ado let me introduce the newly minted acronym -SOWP.

    As baby boomers age in this country there are just a lot more older people around everywhere. And I’ve noticed a lot of people hovering around my age level acting in stupid ways.

    How can you tell when you see a SOWP in action. They will typically enter a building and stand in the doorway and gawk around for about 10 to 15 seconds with mouth open, before entering. They will stand in the middle of an isle blocking both directions while they stare at cans or bottles on the shelf as if in a trance. They will tilt their heads back severely while looking up, mouth gaping open, in a vain attempt to peer through their bifocals to read product labels.

    When driving they are easily identified. First clue is the type of car they typically drive. You know the ones – old, big, gas guzzling relics from an age gone by.  SOWP drivers usually fall into two distinct categories – pedal to the metal or slow mo on the go! Both are wrecks waiting to happen.

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    ( credit: Wikipedia)

    Turn signal use usually notifies other drivers of where they have just turned rather than where they will turn. Another typical turn signal practice is to signal turning left right before executing a right turn.

    SOWP fashion also falls into two distinct categories One is the “I just got out of bed and ate breakfast and half of it is on my shirt for later and I might reek of bacon – that’s why I put on so much perfume or cologne types. They have reached the age where they can be who they want to be.

    Then there are the “I’m as young as I look” group. The men look like disco daddies wearing their hunk a hunk of burning love muscle shirts,sadly without muscles, but plenty of gray hair, age spots and large blue veins. Adorning their bodies are usually gold chains. The women – shrink-wrapped barbie dolls wearing too much make-up, gaudy nail polish on ridiculously long fake nails, with bleach blonde hair driving around in convertibles scaring other drivers while believing all the stares they’re getting are because they still look hot.

    And then there is the SOWP  noise.  Why is it SOWPs are always snorting, sniffing, farting, grunting, moaning, groaning, belching and clicking without regard to the proximity of others?  They also incessantly clear their throat especially while on the phone. One endearing trait I’ve noticed in my neighborhood is a SOWP who routinely blows his nose while standing in the living room window but my wife always reminds me not to do this.

    Verbally SOWPs are extremely adept at making up shit. The line between truth and bullshit is very foggy for them.

    If the shoe fits wear it. I’m guilty as charged. I’m a SOWP!

    The mind is the first thing to go but the mouth is the last thing to stop. (Shitbit by Poop John the First)

    Please note:  If you are so inclined to actually think you are old and smart this acronym works for you too.

    SOWP – Smart Old White People

     

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  11. The Noise in Our Lives

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    January 23, 2014 by John Crapper

    I contend there is more noise bombarding us, clouding our thinking and impeding our judgement than ever before. This increase in noise pollution has been an insidious yet consistent phenomena in our lives, yet we are largely unaware of it and its implications.

    As stated in Wikipedia

    Noise pollution affects both health and behavior. Unwanted sound (noise) can damage psychological health. Noise pollution can cause annoyance and aggression, hypertension, high stress levels, tinnitus, hearing loss, sleep disturbances, and other harmful effects. Furthermore, stress and hypertension are the leading causes to health problems.

     

    This increase has been slow and subtle but it has significantly altered our perceptive abilities and served to increasingly isolate us from our natural surroundings.

    I first became aware of this phenomena when camping. One of the main allures and the predominant reason I love to camp is that it allows me to “get away from it all”. In a very deliberate fashion you are uprooted from most of the modern world connections and immersed in nature and all of its quiet beauty. Gone is the hustle and bustle of the city and the constant roar it makes from the never-ending human activity Traffic noise is minimal. You can hear the wind rustling through the trees and the birds chirping on their branches. The stars in the night sky are no longer obscured by the bright blinding city lights. You are content to sit for hours by the campfire and hear nothing but the crackling of the wood and watch nothing but the flames dance around the logs.

    While camping I realize just how much the noise level has increased. Camping harkens back to a simpler time in our existence when man didn’t have or require so much stuff. Life was lived closer to the earth. Life was lived in a more manual manner. It was a slower pace and much more in tune with the natural rhythm of our environment. Power for daily tasks was derived mostly from ourselves and animals. It was also a quieter life.

    A TV in this environment seems foreign and obtrusive. Every time I go camping I quickly have a peace come over me that I never feel in the city. There is a rekindled awareness of the close relationship between myself and the natural world around me. What I like most is the quiet. For me it is a spiritual experience.

    I know I’m exposed to a lot more noise on a daily basis than I was when I was a kid too. First off I’m around a lot more people every day and people make noise. When I go for a drive I encounter more cars, when I go for a walk I pass by more people. But that is not nearly the whole story.

    I lot of the modern conveniences we now have not only reduce manual labor but make a lot of noise when we use them.

    MakitaA big category that comes to mind is power tools. Stop and think for a moment just how many of the ones you use are power. We have power screwdrivers, saws,drills and sanders. We have weed eaters, leaf blowers, hedgers and clippers. We have lawn mowers, pressure-washers, cultivators, jack hammers and compressors. I could go on and on. But it was not that many years ago that these power tools didn’t exist.

    Now consider this. For each of the tools I mentioned above compare its noise factor to the manual version. See what I mean. Some of the tools mentioned above even come with the recommendation to wear earmuffs while using.

    When my wife and I walk in our neighborhood we are constantly accosted by the noise of one of these tools that is particularly annoying – the leaf blower.   I even have a special name for it. I call it the “blow boy”. It is the noisiest damn thing. Compare it to the docile leaf rake and you get my drift.

    Everything beeps these days too. Lock your car – hear the beep. Unlock the car – hear the beep. Don’t put your seatbelt on – hear the beep. Don’t hang up the phone and hear the beep. Makes me go beeping crazy!! Wasn’t that many years ago that the only thing that beeped at you was the alarm clock and I still hate the sound of that sucker!!

    It also seems to me that some people these days are addicted to being around noise. I swear over half I encounter passing on the sidewalk have some kind of electric device plugged into their ear. I wonder if they even remember what a bird sounds like?

    I would love to see a renaissance of manual tool use. I would love to go for a walk and see people using push mowers and raking instead of blowing leaves. It would be refreshing to see another person besides me using a sickle to cut down weeds instead of that damn noisy weed-wacker. I swear I can get the job done faster, better and for sure a hell of a lot quieter using one. Plus I stay in better shape using it.

    But who am I kidding. It’s not gonna happen. We love to use outside sources of power to do the jobs we once did with our own. We would rather plug it in or start it up. Why swing a hammer when you can shoot a nail? No reason to strain a wrist screwing in a screw. The increased noise and the reduced physical activity is a small price to pay, right?

    Power to the people!  Make some noise!

    I’m not Amish but they have a point!

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  12. SkyMall Shopping – Dogs

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    January 2, 2014 by John Crapper

    There is nothing a super-consumer won’t do to provide comfort and convenience for their pets. Your Fido deserves the very best. SkyMall’s selection of canine accessories is unsurpassed.

    Let’s check just a few of the many items available to make your dog’s life worth living.

    First off let’s get Fido relaxed.  There is nothing more distressing than the sight of  a dog stressing from all the pressures of their dog eat dog world?  The perfect solution is the Thundershirt providing calming pressure to sooth and calm.

    Next let’s get your canine friend trained to poop in the right place!  No reason your dog should crap out the entire lawn.  With this dog training device you can quickly train your puppy to use a designated area.  Place the block down and watch it draw your pet (along with all the other pets in the neighborhood) like a magnet with its special scent that is irresistible to both male and female dogs.

    For the couch potato who can’t be bothered to walk the dog the Porch Potty is the perfect solution. Throw in the scented fire hydrant and you may never have to step outside with Fido again!

    Having trouble keeping your dog in bounds? The PetSafe®  Wireless Receiver Collar keeps Fido trapped in up to a 3/4 acre area. And remember if it’s PetSafe® it’s also safe to strap on your Alzheimer’s dementia suffering relative to keep them safe from roaming the neighborhood too!

    PetSafe®  Bark Control Collars will likewise silence a yappy 4-legged pet or 2-legged relative in a safe and gentle fashion. You never have to listen to useless yapping again!

    Make sure your pooch can step up to the best seat in the house with PupSTEP Stairs.

    If your pet is too feeble to negotiate steps to reach couches and chairs the combination pet ramp and staircase is the perfect solution.

    Don’t like the idea of  your dog jumping on the furniture? PetSafe’s® Scatmat® teaches them good manners by gently prodding them off with low-voltage inducement. Having trouble with guests overstaying their welcome? Use ScatMat® to gently prod them into leaving too!  Yours for only $79.95.

    Why not give your dog its own couch more comfortable than the one you lay on!  Now you can with the Comfy Couch Dog Bed.  Yours for just $99.95!

    To give your dog a unique resting option how about a pair of matching PetCrate end tables complete with chew-proof metal bars. Buy the pair for a mere $500.00.

    Do your barkers just hate laying around in wet grass? Our elevated dog bed keeps them comfortable and dry.

    How about the Elevated Dog Bed with shade for extra luxury?

     Can’t stand the thought of not having your hound dog around to hound you?  Your problem is solved.
     
     

    PetSafe®  also offers a wide selection of dual function pet fountains. Use any of these all year long for your pets drinking pleasure. For that special Drunks Can Still Drink After They Drop party these fountains offer continued beverage access long after the ability to stand has been lost.

    Does your dog have halitosis breath? How about you?  That could be a real problem.  Fix the problem withTropiclean fresh-breath products. They will eliminate periodontal disease without the need for brushing in just 30 days!

    Because you love your dog you need to know your mutt’s lineage. Help answer this question with the Wisdom Panel® Insights ancestry report available for just $69.99.

    You’ve just about got your dog’s problems licked but you still need one more item.   Give a Lick! Receive a Lick!  Let your imagination run wild and give your dog a real treat (and maybe yourself) with LicketyStik®  Disclaimer:  LicketyStik® cannot be held liable for any injury due to bites.  Owner assumes ass risk.

    Damn, where is that bite training program?

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    Super-consumerism is a major problem in the United States and increasingly in the rest of the world.  The above post takes a humorous poke at this serious problem.  Consumption is inescapable for survival.   Capitalism is a great economic system capable of providing much in goods and services.  Our Church reminds us that capitalism is a great system to produce anything that people can be convinced to buy.  It is a terrible system to conserve.  We can no longer produce and consume all that we want that capitalism can provide.  It is not sustainable.   As followers of the Church of the Holy Shitters we strive to practice Soft and Fluffy Consumerism.  This means we look at things from a waste-end perspective before deciding to purchase any product.  What we buy and how we spend our money matters!  For more detailed discussion of this issue please read this article on decrapulation.

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  13. Talking Heads

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    November 14, 2013 by John Crapper

    Disclaimer: This guy is no relation to me even though we have the same name. First off he is a toilet and I’m a man. This video does provide proof though that other people have thought about talking heads and points to the distinct possibility that they do exist.

    Ever wonder what toilets would say if they could talk? “No,” you say. Not a question real high on your list?

    Well, with a name like John Crapper and holding the official title of Poop John the First in the Church of the Holy Shitters, I have pondered this question at length. Let me share with you some of my thoughts in this regard.

    If toilets could talk they would talk shit. We would know much more about their most important holiday –World Toilet Day (November 19th). I’m sure they would tell us they get pissed on all the time and they get pissed off about shit being ignored all the time.

    If toilets could talk I’m sure they would say they put up with a lot of shit every day. I bet they would claim they put up with more shit than anything or anybody else. They would probably tell us that no matter how important or regal the person is sitting on them their shit in fact does stink just like everybody else’s.

    One thing for sure, if heads could talk I’m sure they would say they have met a lot of assholes. Most would say they have to put up with the same assholes day in and day out. They would say for sure they catch people with their pants down all the time. I guess they would say they have their head up someone else’s ass all the time too. Or maybe they would say they have someone’s ass in their head all the time. Depends of which way they look at things I guess. Either way I’m sure they would say they have a pretty shitty outlook on life; that every day is a pretty shitty one! That’s not necessarily a bad outlook for a toilet probably. Makes them feel wanted I’m sure. And we all know how wanted they are at times. A person can sure have a pretty shitty feeling when in need of the comfort of a toilet. I’m sure you’ll agree that many times a toilet is your best friend.

    If the toilet was located in a public restroom shared with other toilets would they compare notes? Would they tell each other a person who reads on the toilet is a smart ass? Would they consider those that don’t a dumb ass? Would they know when they have a tight ass sitting on them. I would guess they would talk about the epidemic of obesity we have. They would probably scream out in terror and pain when a fat ass is sitting on them.

    How about all the private habits conducted by people behind closed doors that could be revealed if toilets could talk. You could just imagine what things the toilet of the President could reveal. Toilet knowledge could provide governments with all kinds of crap on people. I bet it would make it easier to discern the facts from bullshit too. Let’s face it. Assholes have no choice but to reveal themselves to toilets.

    Do you think toilets would have debates between themselves on what the difference is between an asshole and a butthole? Is there a difference?

    As far as politics is concerned I would think toilets would tend to think of asses as bipartisan. They would say you have your left bum; you have your right bum; and they meet in the middle in a bipartisan way. I’m sure they would tell us that whatever the bums come out with it usually stinks!

    I would think one of their most pressing issues would be sanitation too. One would have to assume that toilets would talk about shit more than anything else. It sort of dominates their lives. They would advise all of us of the pressing need for all people in this world to have access to toilets. They would lecture us for sure on how dramatically a toilet can change a person’s life. They would ask us to give a crap about people who lack adequate sanitation.

    In our religion the toilet is our temple. In our practice of the Sacrament of Holy Shitting in striving to have smart shits, ideas such as these deserve our consideration and attention. We are committed to thinking about shit and treating our Shit as a holy substance.

    Thinking about this it dawns on me that toilets probably would say a prayer every day too. It would go something like this. “Give us this day our daily Shit and forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us; and lead us not into diarrhea but deliver us from bullshit. Amen.”

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  14. Commandment #5 – A Closer Look

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    November 7, 2013 by John Crapper

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    The Church of the Holy Shitters 10 Commandments

    1. Thou shalt pursue the understanding of Shit.

    2. One who taketh a shit must giveth a shit.

    3. Thou shalt not act like your shit doesn’t stink.

    4. Thou shalt not poke one’s nose into other people’s shit.

    5. If thou hast nothing constructive to say than don’t say shit.

    6. Thou shalt not buy unnecessary shit.

    7. Thou shalt not giveth someone shit.

    8. Thou shalt conserve shit.

    9. Thou shalt not take other people’s shit.

    10. Thou shalt treat someone else’s shit the same way you would want your shit treated.

    I really have nothing further to add to this commandment of:  If thou hast nothing constructive to say than don’t say shit so I will just STFU (Shut the Fuck Up!).

    If you could make someone be quiet who would you STFU?  I’ll give you a couple of people on my list.  Please add yours!

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    Diarrhea of the mouth is worse then diarrhea of the butt!

    (Shitbit by Poop John the First)

    Every day I live I am forced to add more names to the list of people I consider assholes!

    (Shitbit by Poop John the First)

     

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  15. Thought Constipation Syndrome (TCS) Treatment

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    September 5, 2013 by John Crapper

    Constipation

    Constipation (Photo credit: The Djudju Beast)

    Health Alert:  Our President is suffering from a disease called Thought Constipation Syndrome.  Treatment should be sought immediately.

    Need proof?  Review the following and reach your own conclusion.

    These are the common symptoms of Thought Constipation Syndrome (TCS).

    1. Narrow mindedness: The individual will repeatedly offer the same simple answer for numerous complex problems under discussion.

    2. Blatant prejudice: Large segments of mankind will be categorized as inferior, doomed to damnation or unfit because of a different color of skin or a different belief.

    3. Constantly displaying a “know it all” attitude: The individual will be obsessed with a compulsive need to convince you to their way of thinking.

    4. Constantly resorting to personal attacks in an attempt to win arguments: “If you think like that you’re just a loser.”

    5. Claiming to have had a life-changing spiritual experience: “I saw the light when I accepted Him as my savior and into my life.”

    The appropriate treatment for this condition is the administration of a Thought Mitigating Enema (TME). The use of TME for treating TCS is fairly new and a delicate procedure to administer. It is important, therefore, to have the procedure done at a Holy Shitters authorized clinic. The Brains for Shit (BS) Institute currently is the only authorized administrator of the Thought Mitigating Enema. It must be performed by a licensed Shitologist specially trained in the procedure.

    English: CT Scan

    ST Scan similar to CT Scan (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

    In general the procedure consists of the following. The Shitologist will first perform a Shitty Thought Scan (ST Scan) similar to the much more familiar CT Scan to determine the severity of the thought constipation. Once this is determined a TME will be scheduled.

    The night before the scheduled procedure the patient will be instructed to do the required prep. This involves the self-administration of a fleets enema in order to clear the anal canal and intestines of fecal matter so the TME tube can be more easily inserted.

    After the patient is sedated a tube will be carefully inserted through the rectum and anal canal all the way to the brain. Once complete the Shitologist will next insert the blowout preventer electrode. This electrode is specially designed to monitor bullshit extraction and guard against the inadvertent removal of valid thoughts to prevent the patient emerging from the procedure not knowing their ass from a hole in the ground. Once this electrode is in place and functioning properly, the Shitologist will begin to administer the Bullshit Memory Release Injection or (BMRI). This injection consists of a special formula designed to flush ass-backward thinking (more commonly referred to as bullshit) out of a person’s brain to be expelled out through the anal canal.

    Once the shitty thought extraction is complete the practitioner will perform a second Shitty Thought (ST) scan to determine the amount of open-mindedness space created from the bullshit extraction process.

    Next, the Shitologist will insert a semipermeable reverse assmosis membrane through which the truth, but not the bullshit may more easily pass.

    After the procedure an Ass-forward Thought Counselor or AFT Counselor will meet with the patient to set up outpatient ass-forward thinking training sessions to equip the patient with strategies to avoid a relapse of the syndrome.  During counseling sessions the AFT Counselor will educate the patient about the Shitloop Cycle and the Sacrament of Holy Shitting. The goal is to increase the number of smart shits and minimize the frequency of dumb shits to prevent the reemergence of bullshit into the person’s mind and a reoccurrence of Thought Constipation Syndrome (TCS).

    English: A Bull shitting with a with a red circle

    No Bullshit Zone! (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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  16. Thought Constipation Syndrome – Enema Within!

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    August 29, 2013 by John Crapper

    Constipation

    Constipation (Photo credit: The Djudju Beast)

    Constipation

    1. a condition of the bowels in which the feces are dry and hardened and evacuation is difficult and infrequent.

    2. Informal: a state of slowing down, sluggishness, or inactivity.

    3. Obsolete: the act of crowding anything into a smaller compass.

    4. Holy Shitters definition: A person full of shit.

    Enema

    Enema Man

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    The injection of liquid into the rectum through the anus for cleansing, for stimulating evacuation of the bowels, or for other therapeutic or diagnostic purposes.

     

    When I was a young boy and in a state of constipation my Mom would get out the enema bottle, fill it with warm water and call me to the toilet for the treatment. Insert tube, switch flow on,wait for water bottle to empty, hold fluid in to allow fecal matter to soften and release. Not a pleasant procedure but instant relief when the OK to release was finally given. Effective treatment to get the flow below corrected and on track.

    We are all familiar with constipation. When you are in this condition it is hard to think straight. When the flow from below is not there the flow at the top isn’t either. When you are plugged from below you are plugged above. For a person’s thoughts to flow things below need to be flowing also.

    Shitologists at the Brains for Shit (BS) Institute have recently discovered a new form of constipation. They have labeled it:

    Thought Constipation Syndrome

    1. A condition of the brain in which the bullshit and shitty thoughts are hardened and evacuation is difficult and infrequent.

    2. Informal: a state of slowing down, thought sluggishness, or thought inactivity.

    3. Obsolete: the act of crowding thoughts into a smaller compass.

    4. Holy Shitters definition: A narrow-minded asshole.

    Statements that may be indications of TCS:

    “I have the truth.”

    “I have been born again.”

    “I have the way.”

    ” I follow the path of righteousness.”

    “It is my way or the highway.”

    “Let me tell you…”

    “Have you been saved?”

    When a person starts to feel they have all the answers; when they restrict their inflow of information to single sources such as one book or one news channel or when they excessively and compulsively tell you all they know while refusing information offered by others, chances are they should be evaluated for Thought Constipation Syndrome. (TCS). If the condition is confirmed treatment should be immediately sought. At present the only effective treatment for this condition is a thought enema.

    Thought Enema

    The injection of a special truth serum into the rectum through the anus to the brain, for cleansing, for stimulating evacuation of bullshit, or for other therapeutic or diagnostic purposes such as stimulating ass-forward thinking.

    My next post will discuss in greater detail the symptoms of TCS, outline the basic procedure of a thought enema and advise where that treatment can be obtained.

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  17. Assmosis/Osmosis

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    August 22, 2013 by John Crapper

    Followers of the Church of the Holy Shitters need to know how to identify, fight against, and guard against bullshit. How bullshit is acquired within an individual, how it is dispersed between individuals and how the bullshitization process can be arrested and reversed are all of prime concern to our religion. Intense shitological studies conducted by Shitologists at the Shit for Brains Research Center have shed light on these processes. Although much more research needs to be conducted researchers have recently achieved a greater understanding of bullshitization by studying its similarity to the well know process of osmosis. They have coined the term Assmosis to codify these concepts. Below are their latest findings.

    Osmosis: The movement of a solvent through a membrane separating two solutions of different concentrations. The solvent from the side of weaker concentration usually moves to the side of the stronger concentration, diluting it, until the concentrations of the solutions are equal on both sides of the membrane. The pressure exerted by the molecules of the solvent on the membrane they pass through is called osmotic pressure.

    English: Simple device illustrating Osmosis.

    English: Simple device illustrating Osmosis. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

    Osmotic pressure provides the energy driving osmosis and is important for living organisms because it allows water and nutrients dissolved in water to pass through cell membranes.

    Informally, “osmosis” is the process by which information or concepts come to a person without conscious effort: i.e. “Living in Paris, he learned French slang by osmosis.”

    Reverse Osmosis: A process by which a solvent such as water is purified of solutes by being forced through a semipermeable membrane through which the solvent, but not the solutes, may pass.

    Schematics of a reverse osmosis system (desali...

    Schematics of a reverse osmosis system (desalination) using a pressure exchanger. 1:Sea water inflow, 2: Fresh water flow (40%), 3:Concentrate Flow (60%), 4:Sea water flow (60%), 5: Concentrate (drain), A: High pressure pump flow (40%), B: Circulation pump, C:Osmosis unit with membrane, D: Pressure exchanger (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

    or stated a little differently:

    The movement of a solvent in the opposite direction from osmosis in such a manner that the solvent moves from a solution of greater concentration through a membrane to a solution of lesser concentration.
    The American Heritage® Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2007, 2004 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.  All Rights Reserved.

    Assmosis: The movement of bullshit between two humans of different intellectual concentrations. The bullshit from the side of the weaker concentration usually moves to the side of the stronger intellectual concentration, diluting it, until the concentrations of the solutions are equal on both sides. The pressure exerted is called assmotic pressure. Assmotic pressure provides the energy driving assmosis and is important for living humans because it allows bullshit to pass through brain cell membranes.

    Informally, “Assmosis is the process by which bullshit is absorbed into a person’s mind without conscious effort. i.e. Living in the U.S., he learned that George W. Bush kept us safe from terrorism by assmosis.

    Reverse Assmosis: A process by which cognition such as human thought is purified of bullshit by being forced through a semipermeable membrane through which the truth, but not the bullshit, may pass.

    or stated a little differently:

    The movement of a good correct thought in the opposite direction from assmosis in such a manner that the thought moves from a solution of greater bullshit concentration through a membrane to a solution of lesser bullshit and greater truth.

    Shitologists have identified many sources of assmotic pressure causing human assmosis. Traditional faith-based church pulpits are a major source. Another is media outlets such as Fox News Channel and conservative talk radio shows such as Rush Limbaugh. By carefully mixing their messages in spin-cycle water they are able to insert bullshit into a person’s brain. Through the process of assmosis an individual absorbs the mixture and incorporates the bullshit contained into their everyday thought processes resulting in significant distortions of the truth.

    Once researchers identified assmosis it didn’t take long to discover reverse assmosis. To understand it better we must once again look at osmosis.

    Osmosis is a natural process. When two liquids of different concentration are separated by a semi-permeable membrane, the fluid has a tendency to move from low to high solute concentrations in order to achieve chemical potential equilibrium.

    The largest and most important application of reverse osmosis is the separation of pure water from seawater and brackish water; seawater or brackish water is pressurized against one surface of the membrane, causing transport of salt-depleted water across the membrane and emergence of potable water from the low-pressure side.

    It is a similar process with reverse assmosis. Reverse assmosis is the process of forcing bullshit from a region of high bullshit concentration through a semipermeable membrane to a region of low bullshit concentration by applying a pressure in excess of the assmotic pressure. The most important application of reverse assmosis is to the separation of pure truth from the bullshit. Bullshit is pressurized against one surface of the membrane, causing the transport of bullshit across the membrane and leaving the truth as the residual.

    The discovery of assmosis and reverse assmosis have significant implications for man’s ability to tackle some of our most pressing environmental problems. For instance the idea of clean coal is an oxymoron but because of assmosis it creeps into people’s thought processes as being a reality. The same is true of the idea of safe nuclear power. Safe nuclear is not a reality but through the application of assmotic pressure and the resulting assmosis people are led to believe that it exists.

    Assmosis is a naturally occurring process allowing bullshit thinking to enter our minds. Left unchecked it has been and will continue to dilute truth and distort our thinking. By the successful encouraging of reverse assmosis, this infiltration of bullshit into our thinking can be counteracted and truth can once again prevail.

    Ass-forward thinking, practiced by the Church of the Holy Shitters, is one source of greater pressure to encourage reverse assmosis and overcome assmosis in our minds.

    Studying by osmosis

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  18. Bullshit – A Close Look

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    August 8, 2013 by John Crapper

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    Bullshit

    1. Foolish, deceitful, or boastful language.
    2. Something worthless, deceptive, or insincere.
    3. Insolent talk or behavior.

    In all usages, the term can be shortened to “bull” or “BS”.

    Being a Holy Shitter we try hard to determine the difference between bullshit and truth. But what exactly is bullshit? We throw the word around all the time acting as if we know what it means yet upon closer examination we find that that is not the case at all.

    Unfortunately there is very little research on this particular subject. However, one essay I found by Harry G. Frankfurt entitled On Bullshit has helped me tremendously to gain a deeper understanding of the word.

    Everyone seems to inherently know we are exposed to a lot of bullshit these days. Most people credit themselves with being able to recognize it when they are exposed to it. But what are its elements?

    With regard to things we produce or manufacture, bullshit seems to be associated with carelessly or shoddily made items. The word shit certainly suggests this. Excrement is not made with deliberation. It is just emitted after all nutrients from food are extracted. So when you say something is bullshit you are not describing a quality product.

    Yet, other things labeled bullshit do require careful deliberation and craftsmanship. Take for instance the sophisticated techniques used by slick marketers and advertisers. Think of the extensive psychological testing they perform before crafting their message. Think about some of the public relations messages we receive daily. Think about the speeches from our politicians. Certainly they are drafted with care but we still conclude much of their messaging is bullshit. In all of these examples the bullshitter is studiously and conscientiously trying to get away with something.

    Is the something a bullshitter trying to get away with a lie? At first thought you might be inclined to say yes. But on closer examination one finds it is not always the case. Bullshitting it turns out is just a lack of concern with the truth. That is the essence of bullshit.

    Consider the bull session (which for our purposes is the sanitized version of the bullshit session). These sessions commonly occur during many social occasions. As Harry Frankfurt states in his book

    “the characteristic topics of a bull session have to do with very personal and emotion-laden aspects of life – for instance, religion, politics, or sex. People are generally reluctant to speak altogether openly about these topics if they expect that they might be taken too seriously. What tends to go on in a bull session is that the participants try out various thoughts and attitudes in order to see how it feels to hear themselves saying such things and in order to discover how others respond, without it being assumed that they are committed to what they say…

    Each of the contributors to a bull session relies, in other words, upon a general recognition that what he expresses or says is not to be understood as being what he means wholeheartedly or believes unequivocally to be true.”

    There is also a connection between the terms hot air and bullshit. Hot air is associated with speech devoid of real content or meaning hence the connection with bullshit. Furthermore, there are also similarities between hot air and excrement. Just as hot air is speech removed of all useful content, excrement is matter from which everything useful to us has been removed. Hot air cannot serve as communication just as excrement cannot serve as sustenance.

    There is definitely a relationship between a bluff and bullshit. Here is the definition of the word in the American Heritage Dictionary.

    Bluff
    1. To mislead or deceive.
    2. To impress, deter, or intimidate by a false display of confidence.
    3. Games To try to mislead (opponents) in a card game by heavy betting on a poor hand or by little or no betting on a good one.

    Bullshitting, like a bluff, seems to involve some desire to mislead, deceive, impress, or intimidate by a false display of confidence. Bullshitting also seems closer to a bluff than to telling a lie in that lying involves a deliberate utterance of a falsehood for the purpose of distorting the known truth. The essence of bullshitting is not that it is a known falsehood but that it is a phony statement. It is uttered without concern for the truth not in the deliberate motivation to distort it. The bullshitter is guilty merely of faking things. As Henry G. Frankfurt remembered his father saying: “Never tell a lie when you can bullshit your way through.”

    The consequences for getting caught in the act of bullshitting seem to be less severe than for lying. People just tend to be more tolerant of the bullshitter versus the liar. People even seem to credit a certain amount of skill and talent to the person who can successfully “bullshit his way through”. Thus we have the term “the bullshit artist”. There is no such term associated to the chronic and compulsive liar. That is because a liar must have a certain knowledge of the truth and invent a lie under the guidance of that truth to cover it up. It is impossible to truly lie unless the truth is first known. The bullshitter on the other hand just makes up shit as he goes along unconcerned with what is or is not the truth. As Harry Frankfurt states in his book On Bullshit:

    The bullshitter “is neither on the side of the true nor on the side of the false. His eye is not on the facts at all, as the eyes of the honest man and of the liar are, except insofar as they may be pertinent of his interest in getting away with what he says. He does not care whether the things he says describe reality correctly. He just picks them out, or makes them up, to suit his purpose.” …”he does not reject the authority of the truth, as the liar does, and oppose himself to it. He pays no attention to it at all. By virtue of this, bullshit is a greater enemy of the truth than lies are.” (emphasis mine).

    Is there more bullshit in our modern world then there was before in days gone by? That’s really hard to say. There are certainly more ways to communicate the bullshitter’s message to a greater number of people than ever before. This creates more opportunities for more people to speak to other people about things they know nothing about creating the environment for more bullshitting to happen. Cameras these days are everywhere and every utterance is recorded and replayed for the masses. Those in public life are frequently asked to comment on issues and situations about which they are to some degree ignorant.

    People also tend to expect and accept more bullshit in the lives it seems these days. There is a widely held belief that finding reliable sources for hearing the truth are becoming fewer and harder to pinpoint. It is common to hear people say “Everything you read and hear on the news these days is bullshit.” There is a generally held belief anymore that it is getting much harder to know how things truly are.

    This skepticism in our ability to find out the truth leads to a desire simply to be true to ourselves. We strive to be sincere. The trouble is, attaining the goal of complete sincerity when dealing with others is probably impossible for us to achieve. It is probably complete bullshit!  But we try.

    Wisdom is the tool we use to discern truth.  According to Webster:

        Wise

        1. having the power of discerning and judging properly as to which is true or right: possessing discernment, judgement, or discretion;

        2. possessed of or characterized by scholarly knowledge or learning.

    The first thing I must say is that the definition provided by Webster is a little too polished and nuanced for the Holy Shitters. It needs to be stated just a little more succinctly I think. So let me give you the definition according to Poop John the First of the Church of the Holy Shitters for the word wise. A wise person is a person who possesses the ability to see through the bullshit and find the truth. Here we will continue to examine this subject in great detail with the goal of giving people more insight and tools to use to “see through all the crap” be they lies or just plain bullshit.

    English: A Bull shitting with a with a red circle

    No Bullshit!! (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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  19. Wipers vs Washers

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    July 25, 2013 by John Crapper

    A toilet paper roll

    A toilet paper roll (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

    “The global toilet paper industry is worth $15-20 billion and according to the most recent statistics available, the average American uses 57 sheets a day.”

    Here is a little Church of the Holy Shitters experiment. Take a finger and place it in some feces. Next, wipe the finger as many times as desired with toilet paper to remove the material. Use either 4-ply or 2-ply. It really doesn’t matter. Smell your finger. What does it smell like? Would you consider it clean? Would you eat finger food with this finger without washing it first?

    English: Yelle

    “Using paper to cleanse the anus makes as much sense, hygienically, as rubbing your body with dry tissue and imagining it removes dirt. It is truly ass-backward. Islamic scholars have known for centuries that paper won’t achieve the scrupulous hygiene required of Muslims. In a World Health Organization publication that attempts to teach health education through religious example, Professor Abdul Fattah Al-Husseini Al-Sheikh quotes the Prophet’s wife, Aisha. She had “never seen the Prophet …coming out after evacuating his bowels without having cleaned himself with water.”

    “Paper cultures are in fact using the least efficient cleansing medium to clean the dirtiest part of their body.” A study conducted in Oxfordshire, England by Dr. J.A. Cameron in 1964 surveyed the underwear of 940 men and found fecal contamination in nearly all of them that ranged from “wasp-colored “ stains to “frank massive feces.” Ah shit – this is too much information! I’m not going to tell you about the women.

    Interestingly, the Japanese, although using the most advanced toilets in the world, are still wipers not washers.

    Why is it that most of our highly advanced technological societies are wipers? As Poop John the First of the Church of the Holy Shitters I find this quite ironic. We use water to clean ourselves when taking a shower. We use water to wash our dishes and clean our floors. We use it to wash our cars. Yet when we sit down to take a dump, we reach for a roll of toilet paper and wipe the crap from our crack. This, I find, an interesting quirk of our hygienic lifestyle. Wouldn’t it be cleaner to wash our butts afterwards? How many times after doing your deed do you wonder if you “got it all”? How many times does the finger break through? You know what I’m talking about. And as we all know the sink is not close enough to avoid touching the clothes to get to it to wash your hands! Sometimes the truth hurts but what is a Poop for if not to level with his flock.

    I’m here to tell you there is a better way. It is the Church of the Holy Shitters way. It is high time to convert to being a washer. It is easier on the environment. It is easier on your wallet. (One of these days I’m going to figure out how much the average person spends on toilet paper in a lifetime. I know it’s a shitload.)

    It is already in use in selective parts of our world. For example, when I lived in Thailand most toilets (not caving to western customs) had sprayers installed similar to what we see in the US on kitchen sinks. When you were done with your business you grabbed the sprayer and washed yourself. Clean, hygienic, easier on the environment and cheaper on the wallet. I called it the “bum gun”.

    English: Toilets in Thailand

    When I bring this idea up with friends in the USA I get instant rejection of the idea. “It’s too cold here; the cold water would shock a person.” “It would never fly here. The wiping custom is too ingrained in our culture.”

    Until we jump out of the box and remove the blinders clouding our perception in this regard, we will continue to be a nation of dirty assholes.

    Oh yeah – I forgot to tell you the final part of the little experiment above. Don’t forget to wash that finger!

     
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  20. Shit vs Crap

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    May 16, 2013 by John Crapper

    As Poop John the First of the Church of the Holy Shitters it is important for me to bring up shit since it is an integral part of our religion. The word shit is part of our Church name. It is also routinely bleeped out in the media. How it is used in our language with all of its various connotations is worthwhile examining.

    The word crap is a word closely associated with the word shit but does not have as bad a reputation. It is often used as a more acceptable substitute for shit. As an English as a Second Language (ESL) instructor with over 20 years of experience, I am certainly aware of the many quirks that exist in the usage of the English language. One of my favorite sayings to my students is “English is CRAZY. All rules are broken!.” How we use shit and crap certainly falls into the English is CRAZY category and calls into question the logic of having the word shit routinely banned on the airways and in print media while the use of crap has no such restriction. So let’s take a Holy Shitters look at the two words.

    Upon initial reflection you might be tempted to jump to the conclusion that the two words are totally synonymous. In many instances they are synonyms. After all you can take a shit or crap; you can give someone shit or crap; you can be full of shit or crap; and you can look like shit or crap. There are numerous synonymous uses of the two words.

    But when we look a little deeper differences emerge. For instance a person can shoot craps but can’t shoot shits. Conversely, a person can shoot the shit but can’t shoot the crap. Someone can be a shit but it’s impossible to be a crap. The shit can hit the fan but its not the case with crap. It is possible to be up shit’s creek without a paddle but crap’s creep can’t be paddled out of with or without a paddle. More often than not you will hear a person being accused of talking shit rather than talking crap. On the other hand people tend to be guilty of buying more crap than shit.

    What’s really interesting is that shit tends to be used in association with both good and bad things whereas crap almost exclusively refers to bad only. It is common, for example, to hear someone say: “This is really good shit”. You never hear the phrase: “This is really good crap”. One also hears: “He really knows his shit”, referring to a person’s excellent knowledge in a certain area. You never hear: “He really knows his crap”. Isn’t it ironic, in light of this, that the powers that be choose to ban the use of the word shit on the airways, but have no problem with crap being spoken! Just a little bit crazy don’t you think.

    I’ve tried to think of all the differences between the two words. It is an ongoing process. I could use your help. Please add the ones you’re aware of below. It will help in our effort to rehabilitate the word to its rightful and deserving position in our language and thoughts. It is time to end the unjustified restrictions currently imposed on its use. It is time to end the blatant discrimination of our constitutionally guaranteed right to have the freedom to practice our religion!

    As my mother would say so eloquently: “Right now the situation is a bunch of crap!”

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Our climate is changing. I'm humorously serious about addressing it. I'm convinced my ego is the main culprit. My religion, Holy Shitters, demands I humble myself and celebrate the fact my shit stinks.
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