if the weight of the stack didn't kill you, then you probably wouldn't survive the infections that stack containedChrist. Does anyone recall the stack of grot in the bathroom of the Divis Flats OP in Belfast? That’s probably worth a fortune by now!
It was a thing of actual beauty, a tower of grot that went from the floor to nearly the ceiling - a stack of filth that had been added to by every Company since the OP was established, and like a tree trunk, you could age it by the date of the magazine you extracted. At the bottom lurked quite innocent 60s grot, which slowly gave way to the hairy motts of the 70s and hardcore German mags from the 80s.
Frankly, my biggest fear during that tour was not of IRA action, but the very real concern that I would be killed in an avalanche of pornography as I extracted something to read whilst on the can.
I can imagine the grins on the faces of my Coy at my funeral if that ever happened. “Well, it was a good way to go...”