Sawbones: A Marital Tour of Misguided Medicine: Mariko Aoki Phenomenon
January 4, 2022 5:48 PM - Subscribe

Have you ever had the sudden urge to go to the bathroom while browsing in a TJ Maxx or a book store? Well, apparently many people have. This phenomenon was first mentioned by Mariko Aoki to a Japanese magazine in 1985, and has recently made its way to TikTok. Dr. Sydnee and Justin investigate some different theories and philosophies around the sudden need to poop while book shopping. Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers
posted by zeptoweasel (3 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
"They should've sent a poo-et!"
posted by zeptoweasel at 5:48 PM on January 4, 2022

Previously on Ask MetaFilter: Bookstores: the natural laxative?
posted by roger ackroyd at 9:24 PM on January 4, 2022 [2 favorites]

The idea that Japanese book publishers are in bed with Big Toiletpaper is delightfully absurd. It's good to be reminded that silly, inconsequential conspiracy theories exist.

Fun episode.
posted by eotvos at 10:23 AM on January 10, 2022

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