Moby Dick typed on Toilet Paper

Auf Ebay kann man grade das Ergebnis einer Wette ersteigern: Moby Dick, abgetippt mit einer Schreibmaschine auf 4,7 Rollen Klopapier. People… what a bunch of… people.

My friend and I once joked that toilet paper should have instructions printed on them for certain people. One day, the conversation grew from there and turned into a wager that I couldn’t (or wouldn’t) be able to type out a novel on toilet paper. Yes, we did have some time on our hands but, as you can see by the following photos, i won the bet.

There are four full rolls, one roll (epilogue) is about 1/5 of a roll and one half-roll. All of the rolls of tp came out of a brand new — clean — package of 2-ply cottonelle. They’ve been handled very gingerly and infrequently. As you’ll see in the following photos, one or two rolls have a tear at the beginning, this is where I was trying to pull the paper through the typewriter.

I’ve kept this mod oddity in a box in a cool, dry place for the last 10 years and have only broken it out to prove to doubters that I actually did it

Moby Dick typed on toilet paper (via Dinosaurs and Robots)