You may have read about the Church protesting against this billboard. Basically, uptight Religious Americans again. [rolls eyes]
But what is so special about this toilet? Why, just like the Shave Everywhere campaign, they have a website to tell you! (Make sure you watch the “happiness” section to see how…..um…..Crappy…..your bathroom experience has been until now.)
As Mark Morford says:
“Obviously, you are meant to see these ads and say to yourself: “Wow, I want a happy butt! What the heck kind of product could make my butt smile like that,” and please don’t say a bottle of vodka and a large strap-on and a tube of really good lubricant and a lost weekend in Vegas because this is a family website and virgin Christians toddlers might be reading this right now and could see these words and turn to you and ask just what a butt plug is and why some of them look like, you know, the baby Jesus. And then we’d get letters….
Clicking on a given face/butt brings that actor to life, as they literally walk you through the Washlet’s features, with said actor often strolling over to a toilet itself, fully dressed, and sitting on the thing and sort of creeping you out because, well, they’re just sitting there, speaking straight to the camera about how, at the press of a remote-control button, the little water jet pops out and rinses your perenium and then the blow dryer blasts your taint and the air purifier neutralizes any ghastly smells as the heated seat makes you feel yummy all over and wow you simply must have this gadget to make your life more complete.”
The funny thing is, this is a product designed to appeal to Americans, who are determined to believe Down There is the source of all bad things. You don’t have to touch That Place, or deal with it at all.
Anyway, I thought as the resident dirty girl, it was my duty to bring this to your attention.