Southern Thing Column

Kathy Griffin too crude even for Squatty Potty commercial

The following is my weekly column for The link below takes you to the site to read the full column.

It was 2:45 on a rainy Monday afternoon when I realized I had become the Weird News Reporter … I’ve written about outsider art, female werewolves, Stonehenge replicas, tombstones with faces on them, psychics, a plethora of dumb crooks and a nude pastor (don’t worry, his congregants were naked, too).

So it’s not surprising a few folks thought I should weigh in on the Kathy Griffin debacle this week. If you’ve been living in an ice cave in the Arctic, here’s the recap: Griffin got in herself into a pickle when she posted a photo in which she was holding a fake severed head that resembled our Commander in Chief, Donald Trump. I can’t even muster an ironic “bless her heart.” … Then came the news that the comedian was fired from her gig as the Squatty Potty spokeswoman. Squatty Potty, for those ice cave dwellers who don’t suffer from gastric distress, is a stool-like toilet accessory that is supposed to help people with their (whisper) eliminations.

After that, I had to ask myself: Can a self-respecting weird news reporter ignore the Squatty Potty angle? Turns out, my answer was no. Click here to read the full column on

2 thoughts on “Kathy Griffin too crude even for Squatty Potty commercial”

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