for The Establishment

Poop. If it manages to find its way into our cultural lexicon, it’s likely the result of a Judd Apatow movie. There’s nothing wrong with scatalogical humor, in Judd Apatow movies or elsewhere. In fact, there are few things I love more than a good fart or poop joke. But, like many of the things that make us laugh, pooping is funny because it’s uncomfortable to talk about. It’s funny because it’s gross and it’s funny because it’s taboo. Not to do, of course, but to talk about doing (continued)