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Talking Urinal Cakes Offer Drinking And Driving Advice (Talking Urinal Cakes? BRILLIANT!)
KFDA NewsCheannel 10 ^ | 2/11/07 | AP

Posted on 02/11/2007 4:48:57 PM PST by NormsRevenge

SANTA FE

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.


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Humor; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: aadd; alcohol; bigbrother; billrichardson; donutwatch; drinking; drivers; driving; drunk; drunkdrivers; dui; dwi; kingbill; madd; nannystate; newmexico; richardson; savethemales; talking; talkingurinalcakes; urinalcakes; urinals; urinalscreens

1 posted on 02/11/2007 4:48:58 PM PST by NormsRevenge
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To: NormsRevenge

But how do they taste?


2 posted on 02/11/2007 4:49:39 PM PST by cripplecreek (Peace without victory is a temporary illusion.)
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To: NormsRevenge
The cakes have enough battery power to last about three months.

Yeah, but who will ever CHANGE the batteries?

3 posted on 02/11/2007 4:49:54 PM PST by DouglasKC
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To: NormsRevenge
This is sexist!

Besides, who can read that print when drunk?

4 posted on 02/11/2007 4:53:24 PM PST by Eclectica (Ask your MD about Evolution. Please!)
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To: DouglasKC

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!"


5 posted on 02/11/2007 4:53:46 PM PST by CaliPhant
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To: cripplecreek

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. ;-)


6 posted on 02/11/2007 4:56:57 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ......)
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To: NormsRevenge

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!"


7 posted on 02/11/2007 4:58:05 PM PST by PJ-Comix (Join the DUmmie FUnnies PING List for the FUNNIEST Blog on the Web)
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To: NormsRevenge

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.


8 posted on 02/11/2007 4:59:50 PM PST by PJ-Comix (Join the DUmmie FUnnies PING List for the FUNNIEST Blog on the Web)
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To: CaliPhant

Worst thread hijack attempt ever.


9 posted on 02/11/2007 4:59:58 PM PST by 1rudeboy
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To: NormsRevenge

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.


10 posted on 02/11/2007 5:00:23 PM PST by Defiant (Hillary 2008: Because America needs a nude erection, not an Obama Nation.)
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To: NormsRevenge

It would be nice if they could give you restaurant tips and driving directions as well.


11 posted on 02/11/2007 5:01:22 PM PST by Chi-townChief
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To: Defiant
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.

Inevitably they are going to come out with talking urinal cakes that sound like Richard Simmons.

12 posted on 02/11/2007 5:01:36 PM PST by PJ-Comix (Join the DUmmie FUnnies PING List for the FUNNIEST Blog on the Web)
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To: Defiant
Hey, Big Boy!

13 posted on 02/11/2007 5:02:58 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ......)
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To: CaliPhant

Well that's one job the illegals can have.


14 posted on 02/11/2007 5:06:44 PM PST by cripplecreek (Peace without victory is a temporary illusion.)
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To: NormsRevenge; Quix

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."

http://www.daily-times.com/news/ci_5204516


15 posted on 02/11/2007 5:10:53 PM PST by JockoManning (http://www.prayers.org/)
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To: NormsRevenge; inneroutlaw; traviskicks; Gabz; spareme

This witch hunt is now going beyond ridiculous.


16 posted on 02/11/2007 5:26:02 PM PST by elkfersupper (Science bounces off the courthouse wall like virtue off a whorehouse.)
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To: NormsRevenge

17 posted on 02/11/2007 5:30:30 PM PST by dfwddr (Duncan Hunter '08 -- the real thing.)
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To: CaliPhant
"We need immigrants to change the batteries in the talking urinal cakes!"

Well, I don't know about that...

But, (with a tip of my hat to Dave Barry)

Talking Urinal Cakes

Is an excellent name for a rock band!

18 posted on 02/11/2007 5:35:05 PM PST by Mad Dawgg ("`Eddies,' said Ford, `in the space-time continuum.' `Ah,' nodded Arthur, `is he? Is he?'")
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To: 1rudeboy

Most pitiful attempt I've ever seen. Really lame.


19 posted on 02/11/2007 5:35:38 PM PST by Jean S
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To: NormsRevenge
If I still were drinking just the idea that a urinal cake was talking to me would make me swear off drinking forever. It wouldn't matter what it was saying.
20 posted on 02/11/2007 5:40:22 PM PST by Cheburashka ( World's only Spatula City certified spatula repair and maintenance specialist!!!)
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To: NormsRevenge
I wonder if it will also say things such as "Damn, cut back on the asparagus!"
21 posted on 02/11/2007 5:43:24 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: NormsRevenge

I would imagine that if a urinal cake talks to you, you already know you've had enough.


22 posted on 02/11/2007 5:57:01 PM PST by fzx12345 (This tagline has been left blank unintentionally.)
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To: NormsRevenge

You WOULD post a picture of that urinalist!


23 posted on 02/11/2007 6:05:34 PM PST by Charles Henrickson (Helen of Thomas: The face that launched a thousand quips.)
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To: Mad Dawgg; mikrofon; martin_fierro
talking urinal cakes

I'll add that to my list of Words I Never Thought I Would See Together.

24 posted on 02/11/2007 6:07:28 PM PST by Charles Henrickson (We're talking urinal cakes here.)
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To: NormsRevenge
How would you like to be "in position" when a laughing urinal cake goes off?
25 posted on 02/11/2007 6:09:02 PM PST by mikrofon (And you just *can't* walk away...)
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To: Charles Henrickson

as soon as I saw the headline,,

The Swimmer came to mind..

HellO! ... HellO!!


26 posted on 02/11/2007 6:13:53 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ......)
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To: Charles Henrickson; martin_fierro

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!"


27 posted on 02/11/2007 6:15:21 PM PST by mikrofon (Urinalysis, please)
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To: Tijeras_Slim; mikrofon; Charles Henrickson; NormsRevenge
New Mexico is taking its fight against drunken driving to men's restrooms around the state.

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28 posted on 02/11/2007 6:33:38 PM PST by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: martin_fierro

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?"


29 posted on 02/11/2007 6:39:15 PM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Will they be installing them behind the bushes and along the fence out back, as well? ;)


30 posted on 02/11/2007 6:42:34 PM PST by CheyennePress
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To: CheyennePress

they could plant some there with Jesse Jackson's voice..

Stayz Out'da Bushes!!!


31 posted on 02/11/2007 6:44:25 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ......)
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To: NormsRevenge

I would have thought the slogan on the cakes would be "Urine New Mexico. Don't drink and drive!"


32 posted on 02/11/2007 6:51:47 PM PST by Theresawithanh (Don't be rediki... riducke...rudicki...stoopid!)
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To: Theresawithanh

lol.. a variation comes to mind but I will pass on sharing it ;-)


33 posted on 02/11/2007 6:54:27 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ......)
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To: NormsRevenge

Thanks a lot. Now I have something to aim at.


34 posted on 02/11/2007 7:02:45 PM PST by Defiant (Hillary 2008: Because America needs a nude erection, not an Obama Nation.)
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To: Mad Dawgg

Would they be a spin-off of the Talking Heads?


35 posted on 02/11/2007 7:07:07 PM PST by Eccl 10:2 (Pray for the peace of Jerusalem - Ps 122:6)
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To: PJ-Comix
Inevitably they are going to come out with talking urinal cakes that sound like Richard Simmons.

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.

36 posted on 02/11/2007 7:12:53 PM PST by Defiant (Hillary 2008: Because America needs a nude erection, not an Obama Nation.)
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To: NormsRevenge

...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.


37 posted on 02/11/2007 8:03:46 PM PST by SunkenCiv (I last updated my profile on Saturday, February 3, 2007. https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Mad Dawgg

Is an excellent name for a rock band!
___________________________________________________________

With special guests - Pissed on Batteries


38 posted on 02/11/2007 8:25:30 PM PST by Grizzled Bear ("Does not play well with others.")
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To: Defiant

Listen here:

http://www.freenewmexican.com/video/wizmark.flv

Clip ends by saying: "Your future is in your hand"


39 posted on 02/11/2007 9:42:43 PM PST by CedarDave (The "Mark Levin Show" live feed has the best bumper music on the net. Listen tonight!)
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To: Defiant
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.

Cheers!

40 posted on 02/11/2007 11:00:57 PM PST by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: grey_whiskers

Now that is funny!


41 posted on 02/11/2007 11:58:24 PM PST by Defiant (Hillary 2008: Because America needs a nude erection, not an Obama Nation.)
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