I have always held a special place in my heart for toilets -- especially clean, white
toilets with sparklingly clean water in them. There is nothing quite so reassuring as
a healthy-looking, hygenic toilet in a nearby room.
Matthew Silver's "Gods of Porcelain and Plumbing" stands as a testament to this inherent
truth. His movie celebrates the toilet in all its glory, from its early days as an icon
of pagan worship to its incorporation into Christianity. He also explores the revelations
that everyday people can have when staring into its glistening white abyss.
As the film points out, toilets are a source of magic and mystery. Where does the human
waste go to when you flush? "Straight to heaven, I'll bet."
You can watch "Gods of Porcelain and Plumbing" for FREE on the Internet at
http://www.ifilm.com/ifilm/ skeletons/film_detail/ 0,1263,697819,00.html.
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