Mike Vago
mikevago
Author of five books, including Selfdestructible, his first novel. He tells people he lives in New York, but he really lives in New Jersey.
Aug 3
1

I get it at bookstores, libraries, DVD stores, etc.   For me it was always just about like, the fact that it’s a weirdly mindful and relaxing thing to do.  Your breathing regulates and I don’t think it’s so much that you suddenly need to poo, it’s that the poo you were already brewing moves down the chute much easier.

Aug 3
1

Between the header image and a couple of other mentions elsewhere, my hometown bookstore is getting a lot of love the past couple of weeks.

Aug 2
2

South Asians say “hisssssss” to try to trigger that in their babies when potty training.

Aug 2
4

Pretty sure he’s reading the same book in the restaurant bathroom when Pumpkin and Honeybunny start their robbery that he’s reading on Butch’s toilet when he dies.

Aug 2
15

Oh look at you, with your fancy functioning bowels! If I could just decide to get all my poop out before leaving home I would, but my butt does not listen to my brain, it just sends the brain an emergency signal that says “you have 30 minutes or less to poop, get to it!”

Aug 2
5

Regarding an internal clock, when I was a kid I read a book about an escape plot from a German POW camp, and the English author described an old boarding school trick for waking up at a set time in the middle of the night. Bounce your head on your pillow before going to sleep three times for a 3 AM wakeup, four times Read more

Aug 2
1

Were you also able to know the time within a few minutes without looking at a clock? I do that as well as wake up without an alarm and have wondered if the two are related. The day/night cycle doesn’t seem to be a factor since I usually wake up before sunrise and know the time even if I’m inside all day or at night.

Aug 2
3

My wife also suffers from Mike Vago syndrome. Every time we go to Half Price Books within five minutes it’s “I’ve gotta Mike Vago!” 

Aug 2
8

I hope their best articles are compiled in an anthology called "Book Magazine Book."

Aug 2
4

I noticed this, and then began saving up to poop on the plane so I wouldn’t have any interruptions while running to catch my connecting flight. Read more

Aug 2
10

There are plenty of attempts to explain the Mariko Aoki phenomenon. One theory says... Read more

Aug 2
3

Association? I’ve read of people who when they were potty training, their parents would turn on the sink to help them go and then when those people would hear the sink run as adults they’d need to pee. So maybe these people would read on the toilet a lot so associate the smell of books with pooping, so when they walk Read more

Aug 2
6

So, a person spends more time in a bathroom and they’ll likely loose a poop?

Aug 2
14

“They’re selling bran muffins, it’s full of reading material — it’s entrapment!”

Aug 2
8

At last! The perfect Wormhole to read on the toilet! Now if you’ll excuse me...

Aug 2
9

Whenever I play hide and seek, I inevitably, as soon as I hide myself, have to go pee badly. Everytime. Inevitably, I also lose.  Read more