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If superstars went to the bathroom…
According to the founder of the World Toilet Organization, the reason people are so reluctant to talk about hygiene is that it isn’t cool. He may have a point.
Television and movies show us what’s cool, and they don’t show toilets. Sure, Fonzie frequently checked out his hair in the bathroom, but you just saw a mirror.
All of this could have been different if the toilet lobby had gotten into product placement early on.
Imagine the coolest characters in movie history. What if…
- Dirty Harry emerged from the men’s room to blast the punks, waddling with his trousers around his ankles…
- The last line in the immortal “Casablanca” was, “Louis, I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship. Stop a sec, I gotta wizz…”
- In “The Great Escape,” Steve McQueen escaped the Nazis by pulling his motorcycle into a rest stop and slipping into a men’s room stall.
- The iconic quote was: “Bond, James Bond. You got a crapper I can use?”
Above: Actors Hugh Jackman and Kate Winslet slide down a large inflatable toilet slide for the premiere of the animated feature “Flushed Away” in New York City in a 2006 file photo. REUTERS/ Lucas Jackson