Create novelty tissue paper with the SOPA or PIPA bills on it. Add your comment to the reel as well!
Don't ask me how I thought of this...
I would like to develop custom toilet paper with the SOPA and PIPA bills printed on them. SOPA/PIPA on TP is a gag outrage item that offers users a chance to express themselves regarding these two proposed bills in untold new ways. Let SOPA PIPA finally have some practical use for once. Share it with your friends. Share it with your family. Or share it with your local representative!
If you wanted a way to demonstrate your feelings regarding the SOPA/PIPA issue now is your chance!
Yea, yea I know there are shops that can do tissue paper printing for you, however this idea is slightly more complex. Just slightly.
People who contribute can share their comments on the roll itself!
On these TP rolls, I'll allow for a section of text to include messages from other contributors so that you can have fun while unraveling it!
They will be pasted at the end of the SOPA or PIPA bill text. This is so that you can read what others have posted regarding SOPA, PIPA, their opinion of our legislation, the rain in Seattle, their mother-in-law's constant complaining in the car... you get the picture. It's a paper based discussion board that feels great between your fingers!
I understand the controversy brewing in the online community over these two proposed bills so I expect the product will be used partly as a compliment to performance art, demonstrations and gatherings and partly as a way for owners to communicate group affiliation (owning a pair like a secret handshake).
--- UPDATE I'm compiling the news stories about this project at the bottom. So you don't have to feel alone... and remember I can't do this without your support, so tell your friends and TP the world!
I will use the money to purchase the allotted orders as well as to assist with marketing (website, twitter, word of mouth etc.) I'll also need a warehouse to store them in. In the end though I'm relying on you, the kickstarter community, to give this product idea momentum alongside your SOPA/PIPA rallying cry. Thanks.
Ok well what do you know? Someone's written a story on this Kickstarter project! Many thanks to Andrew Couts at DigitalTrends.com
Here's the piece! http://www.digitaltrends.com/web/sopa-and-pipa-return-as-toilet-paper/
Alright another update! Special thanks to Grant Gross Washington correspondent, IDG News Service for writing up this article! The word is getting out!
Believe it or not but I rely on your help to get notified of articles. So if you see it mentioned in an article give me a buzz!
Someone tells me Tom's Hardware did a piece on this?!? I happen to love their forum.
An article from Tech Dirt!!! We still have some time left!
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
pledged of $2,000 goal
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Funding Unsuccessful This project reached the deadline without achieving its funding goal on March 27, 2012.
Feb 27, 2012 - Mar 27, 2012
Pledge $1 or more
$1 gets your name on the reel. After the SOPA/PIPA text I'll include a section called "Contributors" where everyone who contributed will be listed. I'll receive the names after the project ends, kickstarter rules. (If you don't want to be listed just email me.) Finally you can proudly put your name on money that'll go down the drain!Estimated delivery: May 2012
Pledge $3 or more
You can add your name to SOPA and PIPA contributor list and get a roll in the mail... choose SOPA or PIPA. Remember to include your mailing address!Estimated delivery: May 2012
Pledge $5 or more
You can add your name to SOPA and PIPA contributor list and get both rolls in the mail.Estimated delivery: May 2012
Pledge $10 or more
You get on the Contributor list and in addition to that you get to add a paragraph of 250 words or less (font 10) under a section called "Bathroom Reading." Here you can write anything you want, please no profanity - there may be children reading - but it could be a message about SOPA/PIPA, could be your website, could be something even more creative! (And you receive both SOPA and PIPA rolls in the mail)Estimated delivery: May 2012
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"Bathroom Reading." 500 words or less. (font 10) You might be reading this thing for hours!Estimated delivery: May 2012
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You can add one 2x2 inch or less image to your 500 words or less "Bathroom Reading" paragraph. Image will be printed only in black ink color. Sorry. (And you receive both SOPA and PIPA rolls in the mail)Estimated delivery: May 2012
Pledge $25 or more
All of the other rights plus a T shirt that says "FLUSH SOPA/PIPA. I DID." (Please send me size)Estimated delivery: May 2012
Pledge $100 or more
All of the things gift wrapped with a personal message to you. It's the least I could do!Estimated delivery: May 2012
Pledge $500 or more
I'll custom print any BILL in congress you want onto a roll of tissue paper just for you.Estimated delivery: May 2012