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March 1, 1991 | BY CAL THOMAS
Most wars have a defining slogan that fixes them in the collective memory of the nations that fight them: "Remember the Maine," Spanish-American War; "Remember Pearl Harbor," World War II. For the Persian Gulf War, the slogan should be "Remember the $600 toilet seat. " The overpriced toilet seat was the symbol in the 1980s for critics of the defense budget. Political cartoonist Herblock once drew former Defense Secretary Caspar Weinberger with a toilet seat hanging like an albatross around his neck.
NEWS
April 24, 2014 | BY STEPHANIE FARR, Daily News Staff Writer farrs@phillynews.com, 215-854-4225
AMAN WHO beat up his pregnant girlfriend in an argument about a toilet seat claimed to be the victim of a robbery when cops found him last weekend, Upper Darby Police Superintendent Michael Chitwood said. Now that man, Marley Aris, is facing charges of assault on an unborn child, aggravated assault and false identification to law-enforcement authorities for the alleged incident Saturday night. About 11:30 p.m., police received an anonymous call about a domestic disturbance at an apartment complex on Hampden Road near Ludlow Street in Upper Darby.
BUSINESS
February 29, 2016
Take a trip to Japan and you're floored by the health-minded fastidiousness of the culture. Cab drivers wear white gloves, place lace doilies on the backseat head rests. Courteous cold sufferers hide behind a gauze mask to contain their germs. Hotel guests find slippers at their door (so please remove your dirty shoes). And most fascinating, when venturing into a hotel or even a public bathroom, visitors are greeted by an auto-washing toilet seat, most often bearing the Toto brand name Washlet, inviting you to enjoy a hands-free, paper-free, hyper-cleansing potty visit that's weird and wonderful at the same time.
NEWS
March 10, 1999 | by Mark Angeles, Daily News Staff Writer
Let's consider paper toilet-seat covers, derisively known as "lobster bibs," "bathroom bibs," "Texas T-shirts" and, for their unfortunate propensity to slide off the seat milliseconds before your ascension to the throne, "T.P. gliders. " They were probably invented about the same time somebody thought of really, really big key chains for gas station restroom keys, and they've endured to this day, perhaps because of maternal entreaties some of us heard as a child. "When I was a kid, my mother told me I should cover the seat when I use a public toilet, either with a seat cover or with toilet paper," said a 41-year-old man who requested anonymity.
REAL_ESTATE
July 14, 1989 | By Al Carrell, Special to The Inquirer
The best seat in the house has suddenly become a rocking chair. Since it's the toilet, I know it's not supposed to rock. It has also started leaking a little bit around the base. What can I do to stop both of these problems? The leak was probably caused by the rocking. There is a wax ring or putty seal that makes the seal between the toilet bowl and the flange that's connected to the drain pipe. The rocking broke the seal. To put in a new wax ring, you must take up the toilet.
NEWS
March 3, 1988 | Special to The Inquirer / BILL CAIN
FIVE-YEAR OLD Sam Maugans thows a roll of toilet paper through a hanging toilet seat at a Winter Carnival at the Hallowell Elementary School in Horsham. Saturday's carnival was sponsored by the Hallowell Home and School Association.
NEWS
June 16, 2000 | by Catherine Lucey, Daily News Staff Writer
You could say he committed a potty foul. His legs were submerged in tepid, urine-filled water. Lumps of fecal matter drifted daintily about his toes. And a toilet seat was wrapped snugly around his waist. A 50-year-old man got stuck in a portable toilet in a park at Welsh Road and Huntingdon Pike in Lower Moreland Township yesterday afternoon. He told officials that he had dropped his keys into the murky tank and stepped inside to retrieve them. The man even took his pants and shoes off before plunging in. After struggling to free himself, the luckless man cried out in despair.
NEWS
March 5, 1994 | By Jeff Gelles, with reports from Inquirer wire services
AT A LOW, LOW $29.95, HOW COULD IT MISS? For every guy who needs help with his aim-and-shoot in the dark, here's Bryan J. Patrie to the rescue. The invention by the Stanford engineering student: a gadget to detect whether your toilet seat is up or down. If down, the seat emits an inviting green glow. If up, it sends a bull's eye pattern - in red - to the bottom of the bowl. "Red serves as a warning to women, but to men, it's a guiding light," explained Patrie, 30. Patrie calls the device "His & Her WaterColor Intelligent NightLight.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 30, 2016
Q: I moved into an old house, and one of the bathrooms is original, I think - it's got some turquoise tile and a matching turquoise toilet. While I love the turquoise color, I can't figure out what color to paint the walls. Plus (and this part is kind of embarrassing), there's an old oak toilet seat with cracks and stains - its condition so unappealing that I haven't even used it yet. Where can I find a new seat to fit the old toilet? - E.E.K. A: It's so much fun to personalize your new space to make it feel like your own. Turquoise is a versatile color that is back in style, so you are ahead of the trends.
NEWS
March 8, 2013 | By Emily Langer, Washington Post
Roy Brown Jr., 96, the defiantly proud designer of the Edsel, the chrome-encrusted, big-grilled set of wheels that went down as one of the worst flops in automotive history, died Feb. 24 at a hospice in Ann Arbor, Mich. He had pneumonia and Parkinson's disease, his wife, Jeanne Brown, said. More than five decades after Mr. Brown's creation debuted and promptly vanished from dealerships across the United States, the term Edsel remains synonymous with failure. Among auto enthusiasts, however, the car generates deep nostalgia for a bygone era of American motoring.
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NEWS
March 20, 2016
DEAR ABBY: One of my close friends may be "ghosting" me. "Sarah" and I have known each other since middle school. We went to high school together and roomed together during our freshman year of college. We both transferred to different schools after that freshman year, but we made it a point to keep in touch. I was the first person she came out to. I helped her move into her new apartment the summer before grad school. In general, I think I've been a good friend to her. Last summer, we both moved back to our hometown - she for med school and I for a new job. I was excited that after five years, we were living in the same city again.
BUSINESS
February 29, 2016
Take a trip to Japan and you're floored by the health-minded fastidiousness of the culture. Cab drivers wear white gloves, place lace doilies on the backseat head rests. Courteous cold sufferers hide behind a gauze mask to contain their germs. Hotel guests find slippers at their door (so please remove your dirty shoes). And most fascinating, when venturing into a hotel or even a public bathroom, visitors are greeted by an auto-washing toilet seat, most often bearing the Toto brand name Washlet, inviting you to enjoy a hands-free, paper-free, hyper-cleansing potty visit that's weird and wonderful at the same time.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 30, 2016
Q: I moved into an old house, and one of the bathrooms is original, I think - it's got some turquoise tile and a matching turquoise toilet. While I love the turquoise color, I can't figure out what color to paint the walls. Plus (and this part is kind of embarrassing), there's an old oak toilet seat with cracks and stains - its condition so unappealing that I haven't even used it yet. Where can I find a new seat to fit the old toilet? - E.E.K. A: It's so much fun to personalize your new space to make it feel like your own. Turquoise is a versatile color that is back in style, so you are ahead of the trends.
NEWS
April 24, 2014 | BY STEPHANIE FARR, Daily News Staff Writer farrs@phillynews.com, 215-854-4225
AMAN WHO beat up his pregnant girlfriend in an argument about a toilet seat claimed to be the victim of a robbery when cops found him last weekend, Upper Darby Police Superintendent Michael Chitwood said. Now that man, Marley Aris, is facing charges of assault on an unborn child, aggravated assault and false identification to law-enforcement authorities for the alleged incident Saturday night. About 11:30 p.m., police received an anonymous call about a domestic disturbance at an apartment complex on Hampden Road near Ludlow Street in Upper Darby.
BUSINESS
January 10, 2014 | By Jeff Gelles, Inquirer Columnist
LAS VEGAS - I never fully bought the common notion that the vast annual Consumer Electronics Show here was like "the Super Bowl for geeks. " Then I caught Collin Anderson and Johan Abadie touting their latest product by wearing toilet seats around their necks, and I finally came around. Anderson and Abadie wore the seats as proudly as any Green Bay fan wears a Packers Cheesehead or a Philly fan paints his face Eagles green, at a media event promoting their latest product, ScreenDr Antimicrobial cleaning solution.
NEWS
March 8, 2013 | By Emily Langer, Washington Post
Roy Brown Jr., 96, the defiantly proud designer of the Edsel, the chrome-encrusted, big-grilled set of wheels that went down as one of the worst flops in automotive history, died Feb. 24 at a hospice in Ann Arbor, Mich. He had pneumonia and Parkinson's disease, his wife, Jeanne Brown, said. More than five decades after Mr. Brown's creation debuted and promptly vanished from dealerships across the United States, the term Edsel remains synonymous with failure. Among auto enthusiasts, however, the car generates deep nostalgia for a bygone era of American motoring.
NEWS
December 14, 2012
DEAR ABBY: I must respond to "Always His Mom," who asked what to do with her grown son's baby teeth. She can contact the college of dentistry close to her and ask if the school would like to have the baby teeth. When I was in dental school, we used deciduous teeth (baby teeth) to study the dental anatomy of children. It's rare to have a complete set from one person, which would make these a good learning aid for students. When I was in school, the deciduous teeth were nearly smooth because of the number of students who had handled them, making them very difficult to identify.
TRAVEL
January 15, 2012
I was staring at a beautiful tree frog - its tiny, bright green body with huge black eyes and cute little pods on its feet that were perfectly designed by nature to stick to any surface. There was only one problem: Those cute little pod feet were perched on the toilet seat I was about to use, and they weren't letting go. This was not a camping trip or a portable toilet in a national park. This was our home life in Australia's bush country. After a month in cosmopolitan Sydney, we were itching to see "the real Australia" - the land famous for wide-open spaces and wild kangaroos.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 29, 2010 | By Natalie Pompilio FOR THE INQUIRER
A print can be as beautiful as any museum piece, as messy as a newspaper, as complex as a world map, or as simple as a concert poster in a bar bathroom. A print can also be a sculpture, a wall hanging, a carving, an evolving design. It is integral to contemporary art. That's one of the qualities that the organizers of Philagrafika 2010 hope to show to visitors when the festival begins today. Running through April 11, Philagrafika features more than 300 artists from 18 countries utilizing more than 80 venues throughout this region, ranging from museums to businesses and even a boat.
NEWS
August 2, 2005
RE MICHAEL De Leo's letter "Dems and libs are for America, but against Bush": It must really hurt to be a "frothing liberal"! You start your tirade by calling all who follow the president "sheep" - nice way to begin a discussion! You, as most lefties, always put down the president, yet never do you offer an alternative plan. Instead, you are content to further the idiocy of the Michael Moore movie, and you MUST be the last on the planet to think it was a reality film!
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