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Topic: Restroom Reading
Message: Posted by: stoneunhinged (Jan 30, 2009 02:35PM)
Or, in plain English: what do you read when doing your business?

I'm currently reading a book called "The Official Rules of Baseball", which is perfect for toilet contemplation. The author takes a rule, then gives some historical examples of how and why the rule developed.

So boys and girls, what are you reading these days...ah...while doing your business in the bathroom?
Message: Posted by: MagicSanta (Jan 30, 2009 02:37PM)
The ingredients of a shampoo bottle.
Message: Posted by: Vandy Grift (Jan 30, 2009 02:38PM)
Golf, Golf digest, and/or Backwoodsman Magazine. I used to keep actual books in there but the pages would get all messed up from the shower steam. So now I just keep magazines.
Message: Posted by: Gilgamesh_The_Librarian (Jan 30, 2009 04:03PM)
Tales from the Far Side - In fact I've put some of the funniest cartoons in frames in the bathroom and very nice the look too!!!
Message: Posted by: trey (Jan 30, 2009 04:22PM)
The Linking Ring.

Trey
Message: Posted by: Magnus Eisengrim (Jan 30, 2009 04:36PM)
How to Reassess Your Chess by Jeremy Silman
Message: Posted by: Vandy Grift (Jan 30, 2009 04:38PM)
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On 2009-01-30 17:22, trey wrote:
The Linking Ring.
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I keep that in there too. But only for wiping, not reading.
Message: Posted by: stoneunhinged (Jan 30, 2009 04:43PM)
LOL!
Message: Posted by: Jaz (Jan 30, 2009 05:27PM)
Anything that's on hand.
Message: Posted by: LobowolfXXX (Jan 30, 2009 05:32PM)
[quote]
On 2009-01-30 17:36, Magnus Eisengrim wrote:
How to Reassess Your Chess by Jeremy Silman
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Excellent choice, John.
Message: Posted by: Jaz (Jan 30, 2009 06:00PM)
[quote]
On 2009-01-30 18:27, Jaz wrote:
Anything that's on hand.
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I hope that wasn't taken in the wrong way. :lol:
Message: Posted by: Freak Prodigy (Jan 30, 2009 06:24PM)
My computer...as a matter of fact, I'm droppin' one now.
Message: Posted by: manks123 (Jan 30, 2009 06:47PM)
Whatever I'm reading beforehand

Stefan
Message: Posted by: Daegs (Jan 30, 2009 07:21PM)
"Poop: A Natural History of the Unmentionable"

http://www.amazon.com/Poop-Natural-History-Unmentionable-Nonfiction/dp/0763624373
Message: Posted by: Rupert Bair (Jan 30, 2009 07:45PM)
Readers Digest.
Message: Posted by: rossmacrae (Jan 30, 2009 07:48PM)
I was given a copy of the first [url=http://www.bathroomreader.com/]Uncle John's Bathroom Reader[/url] and I liked it so much I bought every succeeding edition.
Message: Posted by: Josh the Superfluous (Jan 30, 2009 07:51PM)
I used to read Expert Coin Magic.....too much lapping.
Message: Posted by: Father Photius (Jan 30, 2009 11:04PM)
Sears Catalog
Message: Posted by: Josh Riel (Jan 30, 2009 11:11PM)
I read the corn. It's like tea leaves, but you don't need to drink tea, just eat corn.
Message: Posted by: michaelmystic2003 (Jan 30, 2009 11:17PM)
I run to my bookshelf and grab some sort of magic book... except Art of Astonishment or Approaching Magic which are huge. Or, for lighter reading, MAGIC Magazine.
Message: Posted by: Magnus Eisengrim (Jan 31, 2009 12:12AM)
[quote]
On 2009-01-31 00:11, Josh Riel wrote:
I read the corn. It's like tea leaves, but you don't need to drink tea, just eat corn.
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When I grow up, I wanna be a little boy, just like Josh.

John
Message: Posted by: evolve629 (Jan 31, 2009 07:55AM)
The Wit and Wisdom of Mark Twain.
Message: Posted by: Josh the Superfluous (Jan 31, 2009 09:28AM)
[quote]
On 2009-01-31 00:17, Michaelmystic2003 wrote:
I run to my bookshelf and grab some sort of magic book... except Art of Astonishment or Approaching Magic which are huge. Or, for lighter reading, MAGIC Magazine.
[/quote]

Note to self: Don't buy used magic books from Michael.
Message: Posted by: Vandy Grift (Jan 31, 2009 12:12PM)
[quote]
On 2009-01-30 20:51, Josh the Superfluous wrote:
I used to read Expert Coin Magic.....too much lapping.
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Props. That's very funny.
Message: Posted by: Josh the Superfluous (Jan 31, 2009 12:23PM)
[quote]
On 2009-01-31 13:12, Vandy Grift wrote:
[quote]
On 2009-01-30 20:51, Josh the Superfluous wrote:
I used to read Expert Coin Magic.....too much lapping.
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Props. That's very funny.
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finally! LOL
Message: Posted by: Justin Style (Jan 31, 2009 12:52PM)
New York Daily News.

New York Post.
Message: Posted by: daffydoug (Jan 31, 2009 02:51PM)
[quote]
On 2009-01-30 15:35, stoneunhinged wrote:
Or, in plain English: what do you read when doing your business?

I'm currently reading a book called "The Official Rules of Baseball", which is perfect for toilet contemplation. The author takes a rule, then gives some historical examples of how and why the rule developed.

So boys and girls, what are you reading these days...ah...while doing your business in the bathroom?
[/quote]

Love to read stuff on my Palm Pilot. An occasional game of Pacman...
Message: Posted by: tparrett62 (Jan 31, 2009 02:55PM)
The Coldest Winter by David Halberstam. Excellent history of the Korean War.
Message: Posted by: MagiClyde (Jan 31, 2009 07:19PM)
[quote]I was given a copy of the first Uncle John's Bathroom Reader and I liked it so much I bought every succeeding edition.[/quote]

While I don't read anything in the bathroom while doing my "business", I, too, have discovered the Uncle John's Bathroom Readers. The only problem I have with my collection is that I don't know if I'm missing no. 9 or 11 from my collection, as one of them is not numbered in terms of its place in the scheme of things. And yes, it is one of the annual books.

I've even taken advantage of their Christmas special and loaded up (so to speak ;) ) on most of the other books in the collection. They are all worth getting.

I am also proud to say that one of those books actually won me tickets to go see Barry Manilow because of a trivia game one of the local stations plays every day.
Message: Posted by: ClintonMagus (Jan 31, 2009 08:18PM)
[quote]
On 2009-01-30 17:36, Magnus Eisengrim wrote:
How to Reassess Your Chess by Jeremy Silman
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Have you ever fallen asleep and fallen in? :P
Message: Posted by: Brian Proctor (Jan 31, 2009 09:30PM)
Normally just the phone numbers on the wall. They always state that it will lead to a good time.
Message: Posted by: ed rhodes (Feb 1, 2009 12:22PM)
I had a copy of Cecil Adams' "The Straight Dope" which I liked for light reading.

http://www.straightdope.com/

Asimov's two biographies were also good. Lot's of short bits in there.

Now, it's usually a copy of Magic or MUM.
Message: Posted by: Douglas Lippert (Feb 1, 2009 12:31PM)
I read whatever I was reading before I go deuce, which is mostly magic.

I feel dirty having written that. Odd topic indeed..

Best,

Doug L.
Message: Posted by: Matt Watts (Feb 1, 2009 08:14PM)
Soap and shampoo bottles are my favorite.A good Linking Ring comes in handy too.Old genii magazines from the 70's are nice.
Message: Posted by: ed rhodes (Feb 2, 2009 10:25PM)
I always liked Mark Twain's letter to a critic who'd been less than kind to one of his books.

Dear Sir;

I am currently in the smallest room in my house. Your review is before me, shortly it will be behind me.

Yours

Mark Twain.
Message: Posted by: ed rhodes (Feb 3, 2009 04:14AM)
Apparently I'm wrong. (This is news?) Apparently it's a composer named Max Reger.
Message: Posted by: Rotten (Feb 3, 2009 10:46AM)
Consumer Reports Magazine. I used to keep "Fart Proudly" by Benjamin Franklin on the tank just for a laugh.
Message: Posted by: magicgolferman (Feb 3, 2009 03:43PM)
I enjoy reading through the encyclopedia of card tricks.

See, I am currently learning and creating tricks to add and perform, but when I see something...it usually spark an idea. Or, I just take that idea and run with it.

good times.

also, sometimes--i read golf digest, good stuff.
Message: Posted by: EsnRedshirt (Feb 3, 2009 07:37PM)
I don't read in the bathroom. Come on people- don't you know that sitting on the toilet too long can cause hemorrhoids?

-Erik
Message: Posted by: trey (Feb 4, 2009 02:59PM)
[quote]
On 2009-01-30 17:38, Vandy Grift wrote:
[quote]
On 2009-01-30 17:22, trey wrote:
The Linking Ring.
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I keep that in there too. But only for wiping, not reading.
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You should read it. I always find a few good articles.

Trey
Message: Posted by: Vandy Grift (Feb 4, 2009 03:06PM)
I've read it.