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Posted: 9/1/2015 3:59:19 AM EDT
It was a little more involved than I thought.

I thought it was entirely Johnny Carson's fault, but it actually started in Congress!
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I forget   was the sugar   scare   before or after .
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Yep.  My ex made sure we had a half a closet full of TP.
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The original neckbeards.


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Link Posted: 9/1/2015 8:13:49 AM EDT
Hard to believe toilet paper wasn't even invented until WWII.
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Yes, indeed it is.

 




The use of paper for hygiene purposes has been recorded in China in the 6th century AD, with specifically manufactured toilet paper being mass-produced in the 14th century.[1] Modern commercial toilet paper originated in the 19th century, with a patent for roll-based dispensers being made in 1883.






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Joseph Gayetty (and the Chinese,) are not sure if you are serious.
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The use of paper for hygiene purposes has been recorded in China in the 6th century AD, with specifically manufactured toilet paper being mass-produced in the 14th century.[1] Modern commercial toilet paper originated in the 19th century, with a patent for roll-based dispensers being made in 1883.
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The use of paper for hygiene purposes has been recorded in China in the 6th century AD, with specifically manufactured toilet paper being mass-produced in the 14th century.[1] Modern commercial toilet paper originated in the 19th century, with a patent for roll-based dispensers being made in 1883.


I remember using some stuff in Yugoslavia in the 80's that was flat folded sheets like tissue but the texture and wiping effect was closer to construction paper.  You could see the chunks.
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The use of paper for hygiene purposes has been recorded in China in the 6th century AD, with specifically manufactured toilet paper being mass-produced in the 14th century.[1] Modern commercial toilet paper originated in the 19th century, with a patent for roll-based dispensers being made in 1883.


I remember using some stuff in Yugoslavia in the 80's that was flat folded sheets like tissue but the texture and wiping effect was closer to construction paper.  You could see the chunks.


Apparently, they had a hard time keeping splinters out of the earlier versions of manufactured toilet paper.  Maybe it wasn't until WWII that the processing methods improved to the point that you could wipe carefree without worrying about splinters.
Link Posted: 9/1/2015 10:00:56 AM EDT
My mom and her siblings used the Sears catalog when they were kids.
Link Posted: 9/1/2015 10:04:21 AM EDT
It's fascinating how things like this happen.
Link Posted: 9/1/2015 10:08:09 AM EDT
Still too young back then to worry about toilet paper.



Then again, we still used the Sears catalog and the slick pages always went last (neighbor's dad on a farm)
Link Posted: 9/1/2015 10:09:43 AM EDT
I was born in 73 and I always wondered why my grandmother had every closet stacked to the ceiling with TP as I was growing up.

Never made the connection until now.

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Try 1891 . . .


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A co-worked who visited the Soviet Union said it was referred to as a "clever combination of waxed paper and steel wool".
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No shit...
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Before my time
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LOL

This is the GD I love  

Link Posted: 9/1/2015 10:40:07 AM EDT
Same thing happening to 22lr... except it's a lot harder to make than toilet paper.
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Johnny got a raw deal on that one.

Link Posted: 9/1/2015 1:10:25 PM EDT
Great....another thing that I have to panic buy.  [grabs fedora, heads to Walmart.]
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Heh, heh, heh, heh.

"I am Cornholio! Hands up, don't  poop!"

Aheh, heh, heh, heh.


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They used shitzus before then

 
Link Posted: 9/1/2015 1:51:23 PM EDT
I remember the lines around the stores, the rationing, the big government  "Just hold it In" campaign.

The Moratorium on 2 ply.

The Ban on Bran.

Go try and find a Sears catalog from '73. Try, I dare you.

None survived.

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