Monday, June 20, 2011
Posted by D. Daniel Sokol
Ruth Marcus (wife of FTC Chairman Jon Leibowitz) ran a column on Friday in the Washington Post about how their house was toilet papered. She thinks it was teeangers. We cannot rule out that it was not a company under investigation or found to be in violation of the antitrust laws or even, dare I suggest it, an inside job at the FTC (some Bureau of Competition lawyers blame the economists at the Bureau of Economics and vice versa). Given inter-agency squabbling in recent months, maybe it was someone at DOJ Antitrust. As Marcus writes:
It really was an impressive job. This was not a half-baked effort, a few rolls casually tossed here and there. It was a three-tree, double-ply extravaganza. The diligence of our attackers will stand them in good stead later in life.
At least one of the perpetrators had a pretty good arm. One of the rolls landed by the bedroom window, raising the question of how the dog managed to snore through the entire event. There was a shaving cream component and, my favorite touch, a Dada-esque field of plastic forks stuck in the lawn.
Update - June 21: A European asked me what is it to toilet paper a house. Apparently this is not done in Europe. I found a clip on youtube that speaks for itself.