"The reefer is called a roach because it resembles a cockroach... cockroach... cockroach."
"What the f&*$! are these people talking about," my attorney whispered, "You'd have to be crazy on acid to think a joint looked like a goddamn cockroach!"
Fear & Loathing had it right. Paper roaches look absolutely nothing like cockroaches. They are very useful for making hand rolled cigarettes however, that keep ash, debris and bits of tobacco out of your mouth.