How to Use Your Modest Internet Fame to Get What You Want

I just want to be clear. This strip is meant solely as a joke. None of my readers owes me a thing.

That said, one of those Japanese toilet seats would be super-awesome! 

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Reader Comments (62)

According to this:

you can get a Nexus One starting at $179 (with a new T-mo contract).

That's cheaper than a Japanese Toilet.

March 11, 2010 | Unregistered Commentersgeier

I love my N1.... :D

March 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCmraLvr2

Brilliant. You will let us know when Google ponies up with an Android phone, right? I suggest re-running the exact strip day after day while substituting for other products (say an iPhone 3G for example).

March 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterChuck

I used to work for Google.

So close.

March 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMax

Although not common, when I stayed in Aichi-ken the seat would automatically lift as soon as you entered the room... scared the crap out of me the first time. XD

In all the hotels/homes I've been at (which have been many) they've had the sophistamacated gadgets with heated seats and a ridiculous amount of buttons offering everything from "bidet" to "flushing noise to cover toilet sounds". But often public toilets (train stations, parks, schools, ect) have the squat toilets... not so nice! :P

Great comic, as usual! I'll miss my Japanese toilet seat when I return home next year... Mmm, warm...

March 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterQueenofmuffins

I've never seen the echo of a voice in a bathroom represented in a comic dialogue bubble before, and yet as soon as I saw it I knew what those jagged lines meant...


March 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterRedmond

Now you just need a fancy Japanese toilet seat that fits in your pocket and makes phone calls.

March 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAlex

In a civilized society, both sexes put the damn lid down, so everybody's equally inconvenienced. And poop spray doesn't go all over the bathroom.

March 12, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterjeric

Japanese toilet seat, eh?

I bet it's smaller but more efficient.

March 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterEric

You'd have to learn Japanese to use it properly. I'm in Korea right now and quite honestly I'm scared to touch any buttons at all!

March 13, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJess

I live in Japan, and your wit is sorely missed in this land of inane media. If it were not for authors like you and the internet, I would have self electrocuted myself on one of those Japanese Captain Kirk toilet seats be now.

March 13, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJoe

I can't give you a new Android, but I can give you a six-year-old Palm Treo running Windows Mobile 4!

It's got Tetris!

March 13, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterNotVito

LOL good one! I have fun reading the comments too, your fans are even funny. And I was sooo happy to see your comment about working on an android app... my G1 is lacking in basic instructions. Now excuse me while I go google deluxe japanese toilet seats cos.... I am clueless

March 13, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterASKme

I Can Give You Herpes!!

March 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKraazy8

I live in Japan... It's a shame this strip didn't come out 2 weeks earlier, as I moved apartments and took my old electric toilet seat from my old place. I could have sent it to you, but now it's installed at my office.

If people can get together 35,000 yen, I'll be happy to send you one.. My parents have one installed at their house, so I know it works with American electricity...

March 15, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDrew

Nexus One would be a great name for a japanese toilet seat too. Google should expand.

March 15, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKrupuk

Lust for Google Nexus One phone? Hmm, wonder what people who'll read this comic in a year or two will think of that... had a good laugh off this one, though. :)

March 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterNiri

Scott, I would be glad to steal someone's regular toilet seat and turn it into a Japanese toilet seat for you...namely by painting the kanji characters for "flaming hemorrhoids" or something like that on it.

April 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJiggly McSickfingers

First time i went to japan i didnt know anything about their special toilets except that they had those 'squating' ones...
So you can imagine my surprise when i found one in the first tea house i went to and i started pressing random buttons only for--

July 5, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterann

panel 2 is friggin' gold.

August 10, 2010 | Unregistered Commentersonny

Omg this was definatly one of your best. I just found your site through and have been working backwards through. Definatly my favorite. Oh one more thing, do people always rag on your typo's? They must really get a kick from it...

January 21, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterTara phoenix

I hate to say it, but I have done this, and was met with success. For awhile I was an admin/artist for a large artistic community, and when I whined about wanting a program/tablet upgrade, I was given it. LIKE MAGIC.

I swear I wasn't actually asking for it. People are just fantastic.

April 13, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterNylak
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