(Photo via Uberhumor, funny photos, images & pictures)
I was a simple child. I sat in front of the pantry cupboard hoarding the pudding boxes. They were just perfect to stack and create architectural creations to spin on a lazy susan or to barricade the Bisquick in the far reaches of the cupboard next to the sink. They were no good empty, as they lacked the proper heft to stand upright, especially if the random SPAM can played the role of swing captain after mom swiped my instant chocolate or lime.
I ignored paper towel and toilet paper rolls wholesale, but my kindergarten through second grade teachers always scrawled them on their “most wanted” list for milk jug piggy banks and family tree photo holders. Apparently, the prodigy forever captured on the Uberhumor site was not exposing themselves to box packaging adhesives as I was, and diverted their energy in a more creative way. The site does have many viral images, mostly humorous ones, but I was expecting to see potty humor, not potty (paper roll) art. If you are hunting for it, check out the December 6th entries. Be forewarned: Not all of the site is family friendly.
The photos are not attributed, so there is no way to ask the artist, or extreme fidgeter, what their inspiration was. I can imagine them carefully placing the cutouts with tweezers, not unlike the “ship in a bottle” enthusiasts of yore. So, mysterious toilet paper roll genius, I owe you a cookie. It’s only a virtual one. Your anonymity has its price.