originally posted by: a325nt
a reply to: tinktinktink
Yeah but how do I use those dam sea shells
You mean 'damn', right? Also, it's 'the three seashells', if you're saying what I think you are. The number is important.
Anyways, I don't think you can improve upon toilet paper. Sure, there are all kinds of water-based things, but they always require some kind of
technology, but toilet paper works in any place or situation, with running water or no running water, toilet paper works just as efficiently.
It's the simplest, easiest, quickest, most intuitive method for that type of cleansing, it simply can't be improved. The whole 'three seashells' idea
is the stupidest thing in the movie, I always groan when I see it. I mean, the movie has great ideas and lots of good in it, but THAT particular bit
is just not thought-out at all.
I have been wracking my brain trying to come up with something better than toilet paper, but besides some kind of showerlike bidet, japanese
electronic toilet or some kind of telekinetic, half-etheric molecular dissipation-transformation of the 'unwanted' matter, I just can't really wrap my
head around the idea that there could _EVER_ be something better than good, soft, sturdy toilet paper with perfect traction-to-smoothness-ratio.
I mean, how can you top that? Three seashells? Please, that idea should've been scrapped LONG before the movie was at any kind of preparation stage.
Oh no, that word almost has something to do with this topic, doesn't it..
The three seashells, no matter how you are supposed to use them, could never replace toilet paper, because it's peak product, it can't be improved
upon. You can add colors, scents, patterns, but it won't make it better functionally. Nothing can.
So unless you have some kind of 'molecular transmogrificator' that can detect 'unwanted matter' from body and absolutely can't harm the body or cause
any pain, and can dissipate or transform it to oxygen or something useful or harmless and completely remove it from your body/skin/whatever, or some
holodeck or replicator-style 'teleporter-of-certain-matter-from-inside-of-your-body' becomes reality, there's just NO beating toilet paper, it's the
best and optimal tool for the job.
I bet they use it even in worlds that are highly evolved (as long as they still use physical bodies that utilize this sort of nourishmental process),
because let's face it - what else could anyone do that's better?
Three seashells don't even SOUND plausible on any level! It's so stooooooooooooooooopiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiid!! (A point for anyone that realizes what
other movie I am referencing here)