Okay, maybe not. But if Linux isn’t involved, why the heck are these penguins fondling a toilet on a studio set for Laugh-In?

Toilet surrounded by penguins

The rest of the page at the Toto site has many other fascinating photos that reveal more about Japanese culture than I thought possible in a set of marketing photos from a maker of fine bathroom furnishings.

For example, what’s up with these guys?

Listening for rim scouring

Are they trying to channel Elvis? Are they trying to experience the rim-scouring cyclonic action?

Is this woman a toilet psychiatrist? Does she just like to talk to toilets that appear to talk back? Is it possible that she is so boring that she has to resort to friendships with animatronic waste disposal devices? Not that there’s anything wrong with that.

Talking toilet

And I don’t know about you, but I’m not interested in sitting on a toilet that has a bidet mode that uses cyclones. I mean, that’s got to hurt. Doesn’t it?

Spraying toilets [via Boing Boing]