The amazing thing is that he did more than 500 commercials for Charmin over the course of 20 years.
For years, I've been using bargain brands like White Cloud but they've cheapened their TP so much (sheets way too thin and scratchy) that they're no longer a bargain. I only recently went back to using Charmin.
I was just reading an article in AWP Journal that talked about how contemporary novelists tend to stand uncomfortably close to their narrators and reveal too much intimate info, which doesn't allow the reader a safe distance and more perspective. Is telling you what brand of toilet paper I prefer an example of that?
My first (still unpublished) novel had dozens of scenes that took place in the bathroom. I'm proud of that fact. I think there's no better way to illustrate the degree of emotional intimacy and the boundaries (or lack of boundaries) between characters than the way they relate to each other in the bathroom.
Turn ons: strong but squeezably soft
Turn offs: weak and scratchy