Making It More Than A Toilet

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Recently, an email arrived from a guy named Chuck. He had an idea of how to multi-task his toilet here on his blog, and he thought we might appreciate it.


Toilet Terraforming

Lately, I've been working on tons of different projects, but every day I take time out to think, to ponder, to touch my oversoul... to think and reflect in my own way.

Where do I take this time? Do I go to the woods, to nature, as suggested by the traditional Transcendentalists?

No. I do my pondering on a much smaller pond than Thoreau's Walden. I do most of my really deep thinking in the same place and position as most of you... on the toilet.

Recently, I was philosophizing, and the oversoul reached out and touched me... Not like that! No... but it did touch me... deep down, and this idea came to me, this idea that has to be my single most viable and marketable idea to date. It combines two things that people love: gardening and pooping. Moreover, this idea promises to enrich and simplify people's lives with minimal effort. Everything I just said can be summed up with one symbol: $

What is this brilliant idea?

A planter that replaces the lid on the back of your toilet, allowing you to grow flowers or herbs in your bathroom, allowing you to get in touch with nature while you are getting in touch with your crossword puzzle, Uncle John's Bathroom Reader, and your deep philosophical ponderings.

I know. I know. You have no gardening skills at all. You have killed everything from ficus to ferns, from daisies to daffodils. You either overwater or forget to water your plants. Here in lies the beauty of this idea, you never have to water these plants! A wick hanging down into the toilet reservoir soaks up just the right amount of water to keep your bathroom garden perfectly watered.

Think about it. You could have a little herb garden or wonderful smelling flowers growing in your bathroom, acting as living potpourri. Try telling me people don't like potpourri. Go ahead try. You can't! People don't just like potpourri, they love the word, "potpourri." Next time you go to a party, drop the word, "potpourri," and see what happens.

Are you a naysayer? Do you think this idea won't sell? Try telling that to the guys who invented the Chia Pet. They will laugh in your face, take this idea, and make another couple of million dollars, because the price points are perfect and this idea has that kitschy quirky "it factor."

In my research for this, I came across a self contained herb garden selling for $180.00. If there are people out there dropping that kind of cash on herbs that you can't smoke, then I know you can move at least a million units of the Toilet Gardener® for $19.95 at Walgreens or $59.99 at Brookstone.

Don't let the Chia Pet guys laugh in your face. Take this idea and make millions of dollars with it... and send me some of that money, or at least a complimentary Toilet Gardener®, so I can rename my toilet, Chuck's Pond....

....As you can see, I did find one reference to a retro toilet designed to hold a plant, but I am sure that the self watering mechanism was not a part of their design, and that is the genius part of this idea.




Thanks for allowing us to republish your idea, Chuck! Now it's your turn, front page readers. Do any of you have a toilet multi-tasking idea brewing?

14 Comments on "Making It More Than A Toilet"

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Very interesting, Chuck, and I loved the photo you found of the old toilet tank. I have to ask, though; have you considered what lighting would you use for the plants if the bathroom has no window?


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Good idea, you should try to get some money to throw at it. Chuck's Hydropoonic Pootanical Garden, and you heard about it first right here on Poopreport. Don't outsource your customer service to India though, it'll probably just piss them off. Good luck.
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I just went to Chuck's Web site, www.ideasbychuck.com and discovered a longer version of this article currently on his front page under the October 25 blog. What particularly poopworthy news is this, you may ask? He has the same picture Bilgepump uses as his avatar in the forums!!
Unfortunately for me, I am still half asleep and sufficiently surprised at my discovery that I cannot think of anything particularly witty to add to this revelation. Anyone?

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Also, that fish toilet is really cool, but my still-semiconscious mind can't figure out how one would keep from seriously traumatizing the fish while retaining flushing power.
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I like you, Chuck. You and me, we think along the same lines. You want to put the herb garden in the bathroom. I just shit in my neighbor's garden. Your gift might make you rich, but my gift is priceless. Just ask the neighbor.
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What makes Chuck think that the people who buy the self-contained herb gardens are growing only herbs they can't smoke??

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Poothagoras -- that IS Bilgepump. He uses the outdoor terlet when there are no cats around.

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How I beat IBS

When you say the word “poop,” your mouth makes the same motion your butthole does when pooping…
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Why use the indoor facilities when there are cats around, IBSNM? Is it that he prefers the domesticated cats over the feral ones? Or is it that he doesn't want to show the world that, when he wipes, he has a pussy between his legs?
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It was a funny shot, Deja.
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Thanks for all your comments. I have addressed some of the lighting issues in the comment section of my blog, but I can go ahead and respond here too or #2 as you like it.

The toilet gardener is the perfect gift to give along with a new skylight, or you could simply get a full spectrum bulb for your bathroom. They probably sell them lots of places, but they have them here - http://www.naturallighting.com. We had some in my basement at home to make my mom feel better. This bulb may or may not actually cut down on mildew in your shower... I don't know enough about it. Furthermore, I promise this isn't some sort of overly elaborate ploy to get people to buy these light bulbs.

As to any and all photos you may have seen before, I just try to pull the most pertinent/funniest photos for my postings to go along with any and all photoshop mock ups that I might do. Since I am not making any money off my blog, I don't feel bad.

If you are interested in me and want to find out more crap about me:

CNN Expose - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hTzgdvd-J28

I promise that this is a link to a CNN Expose about me and not dogs humping or something like that... If you were hoping for something like that, sorry...

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I still want to know how that fish tank toilet works....
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Well as long as the toilet isn't doubling as a dishwasher or a kiddie pool I guess it's ok.
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I want Ron Popiel to market this baby on infomercials....the ronco poop-a-matic

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It bugs me that the fish tank toilet has goldfish in it. That tank can't be larger than five gallons, and goldfish need lots of room. Why always poor goldfish and not on male beta who can take a five gallon home very well? Dammit man!


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