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Super Terrific Japanese Thing: Terror Paper

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Actually, I don’t know what to call this nonsense; “terror paper” was best that I could come up with on short notice. Suffice to say:

? This is Japanese toilet paper.
? The toilet paper has a short, 9-chapter novella printed on it.
? The novella is actually a horror story by the guy who created The Ring.
? The story is effectively three feet long, which I imagine is one chapter per square.
? It’s about $2 per roll.

Obviously, the easy joke here is that the story will scare you shitless, which my pals over at AnimeVice already made. But I think it would be far more terrifying to sit down on the toilet and begin reading, only to discover that someone shit all over the final chapter! The horror!

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Robert Bricken is one of the original co-founders of the site formerly known as Topless Robot, and its first editor-in-chief, serving from 2008-12. He brought the site to prominence with “nerd news, humor and self-loathing” as its motto, raising it from total internet obscurity to a readership in the millions, with help from his savage “FAQ” movie reviews and Fan Fiction Fridays. Under his tenure Topless Robot was covered by Gawker, Wired, Defamer, New York magazine, ABC News, and others, and his articles have been praised by Roger Ebert, Avengers actor Clark Gregg, comedian and The Daily Show correspondent John Hodgman, the stars of Mystery Science Theater 3000 and Rifftrax, and others. He is currently the managing editor of io9.com. Despite decades as both an amateur and professional nerd, he continues to be completely unprepared for either the zombie apocalypse or the robot uprising.