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Mega-Roll
I went to CVS yesterday to pick up some necessities, the most important among these being toilet paper.

Now I have always been a fan of Charmin's "double" roll, which is the size of two standard rolls of toilet paper on one tube. Change the paper half as often! Just think of all the extra free time you'll have in your life.

So you can well imagine my thrill at discovering the CHARMIN MEGA-ROLL. "The sheets of 4 regular rolls in 1!" That's right people FOUR. You'll practically never have to change the toilet paper roll again! You'll have time to invent a...well... something cool.

It's unbelievable. The 6-roll package was too heavy to lift comfortably with one hand. Each roll is so big, it doesn't fit on a standard holder. But don't worry: the package actually comes with an Extender.

I'm not making this up -- I couldn't make this up! It's a little plastic doohickey that fits in the holes where your original toilet paper holder attached to the wall, only it juts out to make enough room for the enormous mass of toilet paper now taking up most of the spare room in the bathroom.

If you don't believe me, check out the demo on their website. It involves bears -- with bows on their head!

It's amazing. It's stunning. It's almost bigger than my cat.... It's MEGA-ROLL.

I think it'd make a great pokeman character.
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bjorng From: bjorng Date: July 8th, 2005 03:13 am (UTC) (Link)
I have one of those extenders in my bathroom!
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kevinnickerson From: kevinnickerson Date: July 8th, 2005 03:23 am (UTC) (Link)
Being cheap, I get the Kroger Ultra doubles instead of the name brand, but the quads sound interesting. At work we seem to get halves, which is to say I don't think I've ever used the bathroom when the roll wasn't on the last 2 squares. They keep a dozen extras on the lid of the toylet at all times.

I'm not sure of this 6-pack idea though. I like the 24 packs (dozen I guess if it's quads). That makes for fewer trips to the store.
renniekins From: renniekins Date: July 10th, 2005 04:44 pm (UTC) (Link)
Well, 6-pack that holds 4 rolls each does equate to a 24 pack of regular. But yeah, I'll have to wait and see how long this stuff actually lasts. I only have one bathroom, and usually it's just me, so i expect I'll have it for awhile.
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renniekins From: renniekins Date: July 10th, 2005 04:47 pm (UTC) (Link)
Nah, the extender wasn't too difficult to use.

Cool, that WAS some delightful animation on her website!
lillyrayne From: lillyrayne Date: July 8th, 2005 04:26 am (UTC) (Link)
You post seems to have inspired me. I cant wait to buy this. It jsut seems so fun.
elizilla From: elizilla Date: July 8th, 2005 05:25 am (UTC) (Link)

A vote against it

It sounds like the horrible commercial toilet paper things, where they have a roll that's a foot across and covered in a plastic shroud. I hate those things.

Especially when I'm in some convention hotel, trying to balance on a pair of high heeled girl shoes, and not drag my unbound hair over some filthy bathroom surface. Or when I'm in the bathroom at the ski lodge and wearing a parka, bibs, and ski boots.

Have you ever noticed that they put those toilet paper dispensers about six inches off the floor? And the opening is on the bottom. I hate when I can't get the toilet paper out without leaning over so far that I have to hold my hair up to keep it off the floor!
theobviousname From: theobviousname Date: July 8th, 2005 12:25 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: A vote against it

It doesn't look as bad as that - just a spindle with arms so that the centre of the roll mounts forward of the actual attachment points. The disadvantage I see with it is that it's not going to hold the roll vertically - the roll will always drop so that it's resting on the lower edge of the holder (until the roll is small enough for it to hang). That will mean you have to drag tissue off the roll against the friction of the roll on its holder. Minor ergonomic quibble, true, and not nearly as bad as having to find the end of the roll up inside the bottom of a solid plastic dispenser. (In fact, parents of small kids might actually find it useful. :)
min8ive From: min8ive Date: July 8th, 2005 12:51 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: A vote against it

Oooo, I hate that--everytime you pull you just get a little shred in your hand, and some on the floor. You can unwind it around the roll, but then you end up with a tiny wadded mass wrongly shaped for the job.
renniekins From: renniekins Date: July 10th, 2005 04:50 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: A vote against it

Yuck, no it's definitely not that bad. Still at the height as my current roll, just bigger.

I DO hate those foot-long monstrous ones! Especially since you can never find the damn end of the roll, so you keep flipping it around and tugging at it...

At least my hair is not as long as yours, so I don't (usually) have to worry about it hitting the floor.
drteeth26 From: drteeth26 Date: July 8th, 2005 06:47 am (UTC) (Link)
Bigger than your cat? Which one?

I can see the lil' furball being scared half to death by something like that. Then again, cats freak out at the weirdest things. :)
theobviousname From: theobviousname Date: July 8th, 2005 12:27 pm (UTC) (Link)

Less waste?

The biggest advantage I see is 1/4 as many empty toilet paper tubes (as well as 1/4 the wasted paper at the ends of the roll, since there always seem to be a couple sheets at the end that get uselessly shredded) going into the waste stream. Even if they're being recycled, it's still wasted energy...
bob_the_mighty From: bob_the_mighty Date: July 8th, 2005 01:11 pm (UTC) (Link)
MEGAROLL, use rollingwipingblazingbumattack!!!

>;-D
retepsnave From: retepsnave Date: July 8th, 2005 01:58 pm (UTC) (Link)
... sadly can't find the LJ icon...
but I saw a gif that showed pic of Charmin baby and then the bear and said the bear ate the baby...
oddly funny and only bearly (no pun intended) associated with your post...
;-)
renniekins From: renniekins Date: July 10th, 2005 04:51 pm (UTC) (Link)
hee! That does sound funny!
From: cscott Date: July 8th, 2005 07:33 pm (UTC) (Link)
renniekins From: renniekins Date: July 10th, 2005 04:51 pm (UTC) (Link)
Well....DARN IT! You shoulda called. (;
polaron From: polaron Date: July 8th, 2005 07:54 pm (UTC) (Link)

THANK YOU !!!

I. So. Need. This.

thankyouthankyouthankyou....

:))
renniekins From: renniekins Date: July 10th, 2005 04:52 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: THANK YOU !!!

My pleasure...enjoy!
greyyguy From: greyyguy Date: July 9th, 2005 12:34 am (UTC) (Link)
It does sound like some strange Asian thing. I can picture a cartoon of a toilet shouting "MEGA-ROLL ATTACK!" and toilet paper shooting out at the attackee :)

My sister has that, and I laughed ay it being bigger then my nephew's head.
jebra From: jebra Date: July 10th, 2005 04:30 am (UTC) (Link)
I've a certain amount of grudging admiration for a company that uses "bears in the woods" to sell toilet paper.

Not that I buy it from them, mind you.

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