Interview with Stuart Vener

16 Jun

Interview with Stuart Vener

Stuart Vener is a financial expert with an eclectic radio program that covers everything from mortgages to sex with dolphins.  Yes, I said sex with dolphins.  He’s a great host with a great sense of humor.  He loves potty humor, so he was willing to chat with us about our book and crap in general. Check out our interview with him as well as the rest of his show.  Our interview will air on June 17 at 10am EST on, as well as on Thursday June 20 at 9am EST on local talk radio stations in Tampa, Florida: AM1340, AM1350 and AM 1400.  

World Water Day is March 22

4 Mar





Thirsty?  Want a glass of water?  Go get one.  Easy, right?  Most of us can simply walk to the nearest tap and drink what comes out.  Over a BILLION people in the world can’t do that.  They have no access to clean drinking water—as a result, 4,500 children die EVERY DAY.

In 1993 the United Nations declared March 22 “World Water Day,” a day to bring awareness to the global water crisis.  This year’s theme is “Water, Water Everywhere, but Only if We Share.”   I thought I would just write a blog entry about how we all need to take shorter showers and follow the “if it’s yellow let it mellow; if it’s brown flush it down” philosophy.  But “Water Cooperation,” as the UN calls it, involves sharing water among communities in new ways and doing a serious reevaluation of how we manage existing resources.

As with most crises the world faces, the elephant in the room is population growth.  There are a lot of people on the planet and only a finite amount of resources.  So what can we do?  The UN isn’t merely asking Westerners to turn off the tap while brushing their teeth—that kind of behavior is helpful, but it’s literally only a drop in the bucket.

Most of us have become aware of the term “Carbon Footprint” in the past few years.  What is more surprising is the “Water Footprint” modern life impresses on the environment.  The majority of global water consumption isn’t from downing gallons of drinking water.  Agriculture is the main drain on the world’s water supply—farming accounts for over 90% of the world’s water consumption.  But we all need to eat.  In fact, most of our water intake actually comes from the foods we eat.  So how can we help mitigate water shortages and still feed the world?

“Sustainable” is the new buzzword in the world of all things “Green” these days, but there’s a good reason for that.  We can’t simply siphon off the world’s resources indefinitely and expect that this behavior will “sustain” life as we know it.  That’s insane.  The principles of “sustainability” are especially applicable to water consumption.  One of the best things you can do to save water is going to sound really weird.  It’s a little more radical than turning off the faucet when you brush.  Brace yourself.

Eat less meat.

Don’t freak out.  I didn’t say eat none.  Just less.  To produce one pound of beef it takes between 2,500 to 5,000 gallons of water.  To produce one pound of wheat it only takes 25 gallons.  Yep.  Grains and vegetables demand MUCH less water.

But take heart.  This behavior will not only lessen your individual impact on the environment and save water specifically, it will also help you personally.  Your overall health will improve.  Modern medicine backs this up—I’m not just some hippie telling you to hug a cow.  Google “Meat consumption and cancer” and see the scary stuff that pops up from reputable sources.  Yikes!

So eat less meat.  Your prostate and colon will thank you.  And you’ll lessen your “Water Footprint.”

Happy World Water Day!

For more information on World Water Day visit

Are you now depressed about the world’s water crisis?  Need a laugh? Buy Flush This Book and not only will you laugh, but you’ll be donating to two great organizations that help improve sanitation and access to clean water world wide.  We will donate a portion of our proceeds to the World Toilet Organization and DefeatDD.

World Toilet Day is November 19!

11 Nov

Have you hugged your toilet today?Every day I use a toilet.  How about you?  Every once in awhile some unforeseen act of God wreaks havoc with my routine and I need to hide behind a tree. But those incidents become fodder for the blog or the book.  They’re exceptions to the rule.  Most of the time my deposits are left in a toilet.  And I take that for granted.

This Saturday is World Toilet Day.  That’s right.  It’s a real thing.  You can Google it, and when you do, you’ll find the World Toilet Organization is behind the event.  In 2001, the World Toilet Organization declared November 19 a day to bring awareness to the global sanitation crisis.  Over 2.6 BILLION people don’t have access to proper sanitation.  That is a lot of shit.

Flush This Book is partnering with the World Toilet Organization to help their efforts to implement sanitation in developing countries.  It’s about dignity, and it’s about health.    Each year, nearly two million children under the age of five die from diarrheal diseases.  This is unacceptable.  A clean toilet.  A clean place to wash up after using a toilet.  In the 21st century, this isn’t too much to ask.

In honor of World Toilet Day, we’ve released an ebook edition of Flush This Book for only 99 cents.  A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the World Toilet Organization.  One of the great things that the WTO does is to provide quality toilets at very low costs to local vendors they help train in developing countries. They stimulate local economies in impoverished areas, provide low-cost toilet systems that are environmentally sound and raise the quality of life in areas that would otherwise be overrun by disease.  Please help us help them.

Officially stepping off the soapbox now. Debbie Downer has left the building.

For additional comic relief buy the ebook, enjoy the laughs and feel good about donating to a great cause.

For more information about the World Toilet Organization and what you can do to celebrate World Toilet Day click here:

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Buy Flush This Book now at Amazon and Barnes and Noble!

Guest Blog from Wendy Parker

15 Jul

“…I became certain I would drown in a Minnesota toilet.”









Ever have your posterior doused by an overly eager public toilet? Ever fear the EF5 vortex of those suckers will rip out your colon?  Guest blogger Wendy Parker understands.

Click on the link below and read Wendy’s hilarious rant on “Automatic Hell” in which she recounts the harrowing tale of a public loo with sinister sensor.

Listen to Jane’s hilarious interview on the Verbal Oragami radio show

15 Apr

From the Verbal Origami website: DK takes us into uncharted waters, we literally go to the shitter. That’s right tonight we bring in Jane Gari one of the authors of Flush This Book, a book all about bodily malfunctions. It’s a spirited look into one of life’s seldom talked about, but truly necessary functions, flatulence and bowel movements. First the host and author exchange some funny stories then the phone lines light up! Tonight its DK at the out house, not a water cooler. Weird news, funny parodies and prank calls are in the show as always. More news on the much speculated up and coming Coast to Coast Co-host search.

Listen here:

Verbal Origami Radio Show – prerecorded


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