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Rubber Toilet   (+37, -3)  [vote for, against]
for the sake of having a toilet made of rubber

For accidents where people slip on a bar of soap or a banana peel (happens all the time) and hit their heads on the toilet, it would be safer and less painful to have a rubber toilet than a ceramic one.
-- jellydoughnut, Jun 04 2006

Soft Toilet http://www.whitney....burg-1966-420-1.jpg
This should keep your tender bonce from getting bounced. [DrCurry, Jun 04 2006]

The collapse of toilets in Glasgow http://www.ncbi.nlm...46638&dopt=Abstract
Medical journal article detailing collapsing toilet hazards [oneoffdave, Jun 07 2006]

Should clean just as easily. Why not? Bund!
-- epicproblem, Jun 04 2006


// Should clean just as easily //
...or not.
With modern materials, though, I think you should be able to nano-coat it to make it sensibly hygienic... bun.

And [jelly], don't be so snotty. I've forgotten to bun ideas after I've anno'ed in the past. I'm sure there was no malice involved.
-- moomintroll, Jun 04 2006


What's the matter with the can I'm priving?
Can't you smell that it's out of style?
Should I get a set of white wall toilets?
Are you gonna crap the miracle pile?
Nowadays you can't be too experimental.
Your bounce back poo's gettin you excremental.
Hot stunk, cool dunk, even unflushed old chunk
It's still just a bowl to me.

-- 2 fries shy of a happy meal, Jun 04 2006


<dances>
-- pigtails_and_ponies, Jun 04 2006


Even though I think plastic would be better, bun for the general idea.
-- galukalock, Jun 04 2006


Rubber Toilet for the sake of having a toilet made of rubber {BUN}

For accidents where people slip on a bar of soap or a banana peel (happens all the time) {BUN}
-- zeno, Jun 04 2006


Also has the advantages of being generally more comfortable for long-term use, and I assume it would be warmer too.
-- fridge duck, Jun 04 2006


moomintroll -I wasn't trying to be snotty and I didn't think [epicproblem] was being malevolent, so I was trying to poke fun at his/her forgetfulness.
-- jellydoughnut, Jun 04 2006


haha. aw, jelly - my words of kindness should sink into your gelatinous heart more than a stale croissant.

truly bund now, and may we releive ourselves in alternate materials for years to come. also, [fridge duck] makes a good point - warmth may be signifigantly improvified.
-- epicproblem, Jun 04 2006


Useful also for those tend to tumble toiletwards tangled in back-to-front pants that required reorientation.
-- calum, Jun 05 2006


The only thing that worries me about a rubber toilet is that I can slip off and hit my head on the porcelin tile wall. Oh heck, I will bun it anyway!
-- Jscotty, Jun 05 2006


The only thing that worries me about a rubber toilet is that I can slip off and hit my head on the porcelin tile wall. Oh heck, I will bun it anyway!
-- Jscotty, Jun 05 2006


Heck, [jscotty] just make the walls rubber too. Then add a strait-jacket, and you're golden.
-- DesertFox, Jun 05 2006


[Jscotty], would you be any relation to Scotty JX?
-- normzone, Jun 05 2006


useful if you make a mistake when you are drawing something - just hag a piece out of the bowl to rub it out +
-- xenzag, Jun 05 2006


I'd be all about this, but only if every time I sit down it can have a little speaker that plays one of those classic big-rubber-ball-bouncing noises.

[rcarty]: better yet, can it plunge itself?
-- shapu, Jun 05 2006


It should come with a porcelain plunger.
-- jutta, Jun 05 2006


But then we wouldn't have the time flux capacitor!
-- luxlucet, Jun 06 2006


A rubber toilet may reduce the number of injuries caused by shattering conventional ones [link]
-- oneoffdave, Jun 07 2006


It might help erase some of those hard to reach marks.
-- bungston, Jun 07 2006


Why has no one thought of this before? Perhaps urine and excrement are harder to remove from plastic and rubber than they are from ceramic?

Still, this is a step in the right direction. Seven buns from me.
-- spiritualized, Jun 08 2006


+ Belated Bun. I must have hit my head on the toilet and have been unconscious for days.

PS- In reference to the croissant not showing up, I have noticed that sometimes it takes several minutes, it's not always that the person has *forgotten* to bun it.
-- xandram, Jun 08 2006


Doesn't rubber perish if it remains wet over a long period of time? I remember being told that hot water bottles would perish and burst if left filled.

I still like it, though. Can mine be red?
-- squeak, Jun 09 2006


Interesting question: would dogs attack this and attempt to chase it across a yard?
-- shapu, Jun 09 2006


what's the point of having a rubber toilet
-- FireElf, Jun 09 2006


I agree with the silicone suggestion... might want to offer an opaque version in several colors though? I don't think most people really want a clear toilet.
-- brewer, Jun 10 2006


//what's the point of having a rubber toilet// - Well, you see [FireElf], for accidents where people slip on a bar of soap or a banana peel (happens all the time) and hit their heads on the toilet, it would be safer and less painful to have a rubber toilet than a ceramic one. I don't think I can explain it much better than that.
-- wagster, Jun 10 2006



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