Skip to comments.Talking Urinal Cakes Offer Drinking And Driving Advice (Talking Urinal Cakes? BRILLIANT!)
Posted on 02/11/2007 4:48:57 PM PST by NormsRevenge
New Mexico is taking its fight against drunken driving to men's restrooms around the state.
The state has ordered 500 talking urinal cakes that will deliver a recorded anti-D-W-I 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 D-W-I 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.
The state spent 21 dollars for each talking urinal cake for the pilot program but will ask bars and restaurants to pay for future orders if the idea catch on.
The cakes have enough battery power to last about three months.
But how do they taste?
Yeah, but who will ever CHANGE the batteries?
Besides, who can read that print when drunk?
That's very funny!
That'll be the new Bush reasoning behind needing illegal immigration...
"We need immigrants to change the batteries in the talking urinal cakes!"
But how do they taste?
Probably chicken. I hope to never know for sure.
and If i ever drive do thru New Mexico, I'm gonna just hold it until I get to Texas or Arizona first. I likes my privavcy. ;-)
Inevitably they will come out with joke urinal cakes. Imagine using a urinal and suddenly a voice from a joke urinal cake says, "I hate to tell you but size DOES matter!"
A talking urinal cake would make me VERY nervous. I hate it when some stranger talks to me from the next urinal over. I'm a gregarious guy but I do draw the line at conversing with strangers in the urinal.
Worst thread hijack attempt ever.
All I can say is, it better have a woman's voice. And she better sound hot, not like a nag. Otherwise, there's going to be trouble in that urinal.
It would be nice if they could give you restaurant tips and driving directions as well.
Inevitably they are going to come out with talking urinal cakes that sound like Richard Simmons.
Well that's one job the illegals can have.
Thanks, BTTT, and here's an excerpt and a link of interest:
Aztec, NM, artist leads statewide effort to paint portraits of people killed in DWI accidents
By Lisa Meerts The Daily Times
Article Launched: 02/11/2007 12:00:00 AM MST
AZTEC, NM When Nikki Smith arrived home from Santa Fe last November, the 10 p.m. newscast gave her a jolt.
Smith immediately realized she avoided driving through the exact spot where a drunken driver killed five members of a Las Vegas, N.M., family by just 40 minutes.
The senseless deaths on Interstate 25 in northern New Mexico both appalled and scared her. Memories of her own experiences soon returned.
Smith's daughter was involved years earlier in an automobile accident where alcohol was not involved. However, she said her daughter almost lost her life in the crash, adding the event dramatically affected the family.
"Our lives have never ever gotten back to normal," said Smith, an Aztec painter whose past work was commissioned by President Ford and President Reagan.
After the Las Vegas, NM, family accident, Smith decided she wanted to draw attention to the tragedies connected to drinking and driving. She considered options and chose to paint portraits of each person killed every year in alcohol-related crashes in New Mexico.
Her idea, designed to gradually expand to other states, grew overwhelmingly overnight.
"It's just been phenomenal," Smith said. "I can't keep up with it and it's only been a month."
This witch hunt is now going beyond ridiculous.
Well, I don't know about that...
But, (with a tip of my hat to Dave Barry)
Is an excellent name for a rock band!
Most pitiful attempt I've ever seen. Really lame.
I would imagine that if a urinal cake talks to you, you already know you've had enough.
You WOULD post a picture of that urinalist!
I'll add that to my list of Words I Never Thought I Would See Together.
as soon as I saw the headline,,
The Swimmer came to mind..
HellO! ... HellO!!
Then there's the "smart" urinal cake that responds to the user's "output":
"Gee, buddy, I hope your driving is better than your aim..."
"0.2% -- Urine trouble now!"
Someone has to come out with the Jane Fonda talking urinal cake!!!
I see a brisk business for a sharp inventor.
Hillery Urinal Cakes.
"Is that all you got shrimp?"
Will they be installing them behind the bushes and along the fence out back, as well? ;)
they could plant some there with Jesse Jackson's voice..
Stayz Out'da Bushes!!!
I would have thought the slogan on the cakes would be "Urine New Mexico. Don't drink and drive!"
lol.. a variation comes to mind but I will pass on sharing it ;-)
Thanks a lot. Now I have something to aim at.
Would they be a spin-off of the Talking Heads?
I just had a very bad visual and I'm trying to get it out of my head. Aaarrghh.
Maybe what they will need is customized messages that take into account individual ....proclivities...when you step up to the ceramic receptacle. Maybe a RFID button on your jeans that says, "I'm not gay, I swear. (Not that there's anything wrong with that". Then, you get a message from Brittany if you are in your 20s, or Nicole Kidman if you are in your 30s, or Heather Locklear if you are in your 40s, or Kate Jackson if you are in your 50s, etc. If you're 147, THEN you get Helen Thomas.
As you belly up, the voice says, "hey baby, show me what you got." Then it pretends to be impressed. Then, as you are doing what you went there to do, the voice can do some coaching: "that's it, right there, ooh yeah", or "slow down, not so hard, we've got all night", or some such.
Then, when it's over, it says "call me", in a pleading voice, as you zip up and scurry out the door.
This may just catch on.
...brought to you by Scared Straight.
I've driven through NM just twice, about 20 years ago, and I'm pretty sure I was the only one to have used most of those restrooms in years.
Is an excellent name for a rock band!
With special guests - Pissed on Batteries
Clip ends by saying: "Your future is in your hand"
Now that is funny!