Talking Urinal To Prevent Drunk Driving – We Have Some Better Suggestions


Pink_elephantsGuys, imagine going to the bathroom and the urinal cake started giving advice on your drinking habits. That is the game plan of some enlighted bureaucrat in Santa Fe, New Mexico. What a great use of tax dollars.

Okay, for the record I really do not drink much anymore, but in the day I think I would have had a heart attack if I was at the urinal and it started talking to me. If I was well into my beers, the reaction would have been to destroy the urinal as anything that was possessed enough to talk to me while I was doing my business was up to no good.

If these moronic bureaucrats had any imagination, they would invest in a Dancing_hillaryholographic machine that portrayed pink elephants giving the advice. Or if they were especially cruel portray Madame Hillary and have her make suggestive offers. If they were accepted you know that guy had too much to drink.

The state has ordered 500 talking urinal cakes that will deliver a recorded anti-DWI message to bar and restaurant patrons who make one last pit stop before getting behind the wheel.
The top of the devices feature the state DWI slogan — “You drink, you drive, you lose.”

Some Albuquerque bars installed the devices this week.
And the state Transportation Department plans to distribute them to Santa Fe bars and restaurants as well as establishments in Farmington, Gallup and Las Cruces. via KOAT

Posted February 12, 2007 by
Bizarre, Fun | 10 comments

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  • Comments

    10 Responses to “Talking Urinal To Prevent Drunk Driving – We Have Some Better Suggestions”

    1. cat on February 12th, 2007 6:58 pm

      I have heard about listening your blind eye,but this to much.

    2. Maggie on February 12th, 2007 7:07 pm

      I am strongly against drunk drivers as I lost a nephew of 32 to it and he left behind 3 girls 6 and under. Take their keys before they drink at your house, flatten their tires,. fix the car so it don’t run. Do what you have to but a talking urinal isn’t going to mean a thing to a person whos intoxicated unfortunately or I would be all for it.

    3. mayan_moons on February 12th, 2007 7:20 pm

      Thats just so retarded and just another reason to be pissed (pun intended) at the government, wasting tax dollars on the crap they do.

    4. joe bear on February 12th, 2007 9:24 pm

      I have stolen keys and been dogcussed and hit,but I stopped some drunks from driving,or gave their dates a ride home

    5. mayan_moons on February 12th, 2007 9:45 pm

      Maggie…..i’m so sorry for the loss of you’re nephew. Three little girls under six without a daddy, makes me sad and angry that people drive when they’ve been drinking. It used to be called an *accident* when drunk drivers crashed into someone, i’m glad thats changed and there is no excuses.

    6. tuyvnsurvivor on February 13th, 2007 12:55 am

      My condolences Maggie and to the children.

      I am for any added warning, alert, advise, that can help save the bonecrushing, flesh smashing and slashing pain of a drunk onto the innocent lives. Maybe give a jury an easier decission.

      Now, reality is a respect has to be made for the tips from the urinal, and perhaps if there is too much respect made, the peeing in the parking lot will increase…strongest notice of that is when the sun bakes it at midday.

    7. jackie on February 13th, 2007 1:24 am

      Someone will wind up suing them because they were frightened so bad that they urinated on themselves and was forced to foregoe the embarrasment of smelling like pee in front of their drunk buddies or they were so freaked out that they thought they were losing their minds and went through psychological distress. I foresee big lawsuits. Piss on that idea.

    8. Patti on February 13th, 2007 1:39 am


      I’m sorry for your loss, too. But maybe these things will
      work for those that are aware of the dangers. You would
      think that if someone goes to the bathroom, their curiosity
      over these new gadgets would get them to use them. Maybe
      seeing that their alcohol level is too high to drive,
      they’ll order a cup of coffee and wait for it to come down
      before they get behind the wheel.

      I think that some people just aren’t aware of how easy it
      is to be above the level of being legally drunk. They can’t
      be that expensive and if it works, even for one or two, it
      would be worth it.

      I say try it and see.

    9. Richard on February 13th, 2007 5:36 am

      One wonders if lawsuits will be forthcoming on the idea that this will discriminate against women (presumably) … or come to think of it, maybe discriminate against men!

      Anyway, it’s only a matter of time until someone starts selling ads this way: “Once you’re done, come try our coffee at Al’s Diner” … you get the idea.

    10. Miss-Underestimated on February 13th, 2007 9:55 am

      Why is it that alcohol is a mind-altering drug, PROVEN, no less, but weed is illegal, which has PROVEN medicinal properties?

      I am not an advocate of either booze or weed, but the big $$$ pockets decide what is allowed in society.


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