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Do you usually read when you go to the bathroom?

Yes and I'm a guy
Yes and I'm a girl
No and I'm a guy
No and I'm a girl
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Postby Zohar » Thu Jul 05, 2007 6:11 pm UTC

I'm really surprised at the results of the survey. I was sure that more guys read in the bathroom than girls... I wonder if it's biased because this's XKCD? I wouldn't think so, it probably just means a higher percent of the entire population reads, not gender-specific.
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Postby Castaway » Fri Jul 06, 2007 12:15 am UTC

stuck wrote:I don't read in the john. I'm not in there for long enough. I eat well, you know? Also, if i had a reason to be on the john for a long time then I sure wouldn't be interested in reading - I'd probably be sick.

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Postby Kjartan » Fri Jul 06, 2007 12:41 am UTC

Well, currently on the stool(chair, not feces) in the bathroom we have 2 Dilbert books. Great bathroom material. A few weeks after the bathroom gets cleaned(EDIT: changed from months to weeks), there has usually accumulated a library of 5-10 items (books, magazines and newspapers).

Good bathroom material:
Comics (Dilbert and User Friendly)
Deeper Meaning of Liff(Has more than the original) by Douglas Adams and John Lloyd
Salmon of Doubt by Douglas Adams
'Why do men have nipples?" and 'Why do men fall asleep after sex' by Goldberg and Leyner
any joke/quote book

Basically, anything you can walk away from easily but can also spend a long time reading.

I've also been known to take my laptop to the bathroom.
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Postby hermaj » Fri Jul 06, 2007 3:59 am UTC

If there's something to read, I'll usually read it. Family friends of ours keep Readers Digest in their bathroom and I always read that. We don't have books in our bathroom at home, so I usually only take something in if I'm already reading it at the time.

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Postby Princess Marzipan » Fri Jul 06, 2007 4:22 am UTC

I play my DS on the shitter.

Beat that.

Edit: Never mind, Kjartan already did.
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Postby MFHodge » Sat Jul 07, 2007 1:52 am UTC

My Uncle John's Bathroom Reader collection.

Actually there is at least one book missing.

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Postby chrispy1 » Sat Jul 07, 2007 2:09 am UTC

I either do a sudoku puzzle or read my "bathroom" book. Yes, I have a book that I read only while in the can. Right now it's John Grisham's A Painted House.
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Postby Melissa63l » Sat Jul 07, 2007 3:25 am UTC

Yes yes yes, damn you all. I read!

I will make stupendous efforts to have *something* to read.

Failing that, ingredients, instructions, toothpaste labels!

Though, now when I don't have anything to read, I pull out my cellphone and play tetris.

Especially at work.


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Postby Pearly Infinite » Mon Jul 09, 2007 2:56 am UTC

You know, extended straining in the john can lead to haemorrhoids.

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Postby parkaboy » Mon Jul 09, 2007 2:59 am UTC

sometimes i get stuck in the bathroom because i find something to read. i'll get done doing my thing, wash my hands and then spend another 5 to 10 minutes in the bathroom reading. so far, NO ONE has asked me what takes so long. i find this odd.

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Postby UmbrageOfSnow » Mon Jul 09, 2007 3:31 am UTC

I tend to read non-fiction in the bathroom, things I really want to read but don't read elsewhere. Example: The Potato: How the Humble Spud Saved the Western World. Which is more interesting than you'd think.
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