When geeks discuss euphemisms for going to the bathroom, you end up with some oddball entries. One of Robbie Rane's buddies suggested "toss Boba Fett in the sarlacc" as a reference to doing your doo-duty. That was all it took to set Rane off on a quest to turn his toilet into a sarlacc pit.
In case you need a quick refresher, the sarlacc is a tentacled, spiny, burping, large-mouthed creature known to eat just about anything that gets near its pit. Bounty hunter Boba Fett once very nearly got munched to death by a sarlacc on Tatooine.
Transforming a toilet into the Pit of Carkoon, complete with hungry sarlacc, requires Rane's decal set and a willingness to completely drain the water out of your commode in order to apply the decals. The set includes sarlacc tentacles and teeth, a falling Boba Fett, Tatooine's two suns, a sail barge, and Chewbacca and Han Solo rescuing Lando.
The instructions also include this disclaimer: "The maker of these decals is in no way responsible for anything bad that happens to your toilet or plumbing. I am only responsible for the joy of turning every bowel movement into a galactic battle."
The toilet sarlacc kit has proven so popular that the first run, which went on sale just last week, is already sold out. Rane is working on launching a second round, which he expects to come in lower than the original set's $25 price tag. He is accepting names for a wait list in the meantime.
Perhaps this project will inspire even more immature geeky bathroom-related phrases, such as "Pardon me, I need to take the Enterprise out of dry dock." or "Excuse me a moment, I have to go release the Golden Snitch." Of course, it may only be a matter of time before someone figures out how to turn a toilet into the gaping toothy maw of a sandworm from "Dune."