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TP hybrid

Only the interface needs to be nice.
 
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The bottom line (heh!) - only the interface between bum and wipe need be soft and high quality. The 9ply idea linked avoids folding but does not conserve money or material - it is a big soft, highly processed wad, most of which is totally wasted.

The solution - long strips of TP of the absolute lowest quality. This would be gray and look like a thin egg carton or baking soda box. Appended to the end of the strip would be 5 inches of the most regally luxurious wipe, made only from the most delicate tips of baby cottonwoods. This section would so the wiping work, with the plebian section serving as a handhold. Advantage 2: the low quality TP barely holds together, and immediately disintegrates on falling to the bowl - easier to flush!

bungston, Dec 05 2003

9-ply http://www.halfbake...e money or material
Same problem, different solution. [bungston, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 05 2004]

9-ply http://www.halfbake...ft and high quality
Same problem, different solution. [bungston, Oct 06 2004]

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       It's not like regular plush toilet paper is so very expensive. Why are you spending so much time and energy thinking about this?
DrCurry, Dec 05 2003
  

       bungs (subject) + ton (quantity) = //so much time and energy thinking about this//
thumbwax, Dec 05 2003
  

       Or maybe a double toilet roll dispenser, with one roll dispensing "the good stuff" and the other roll dispensing the cheap cardboardy kind. Pull 'em together, rip, and fold so only the soft part is bumward.
phundug, Dec 05 2003
  

       //Why are you spending so much time and energy thinking about this//   

       You gotta ask, [Curry]? Your HB habit is at least as bad as mine.
bungston, Dec 05 2003
  

       Specifically referring to this fixation of yours on the application of toilet paper.
DrCurry, Dec 05 2003
  
      
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