How does one become a toilet wall?
Step 1: you start with a well-meaning advertising campaign designed to cheer up the citizens of your country (Germany) because you think they might be a bit down in the dumps and grumpy over a faltering economy.
Step 2: come up with a really, really lame slogan such as "Du bist Deutschland" meaning “You are Germany”
Step 3: plaster your country with feel-good advertising celebrating the heroes of your country ie: Albert Einstein, Beethoven, etc.
Step 4: come face-to-face with the complete and utter disdain of the citizens of said country in regards to your precious advertising campaign.
Step 5: (and we’re sooooo familiar with this step): blame the bloggers. Jean-Remy von Matt who was in charge of the advertising campaign was a wee bit upset when it was scorned by the newspapers and bloggers.
Weblogs, he wrote in the internal memo, are "the toilet walls of the Internet.... What on earth gives every computer owner the right to exude his opinion, unasked-for?... And most bloggers really just exude.I’m a toilet wall !!! You're a toilet wall !!! We're all toilet walls !!
PS: I’m a toilet wall in the ladies room of a very high class restaurant..you know, the kind that is tastefully decorated and has an attendant.
PPS: if some of you look around and see faded wood grain, I hate to be the one to tell you but, you're probably a toilet wall in an outhouse. If so, give me a shout and I’ll toss ya a bar of scented soap and some of that really soft toilet paper.