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Talking Urinal Cakes Offer Drinking And Driving Advice
KOAT.com via The Drudge Report ^ | 2:41 pm MST February 10, 2007 | Staff

Posted on 02/12/2007 2:47:51 AM PST by Paleo Conservative

SANTA FE -- New Mexico has taken 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-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.

The state spent $21 for each talking urinal cake for the pilot program but will ask bars and restaurants to pay for future orders if the idea catches on.

The cakes have enough battery power to last about three months.



TOPICS: Business/Economy; Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; US: New Mexico
KEYWORDS: 2008election; billrichardson; dwi; urinals
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You just can't make up stories like this.

I couldn't fit the entire title of the article so here it is below.

Talking Urinal Cakes Offer Drinking And Driving Advice

DWI Message Played During Men's Last Pit Stop Before Driving


1 posted on 02/12/2007 2:47:56 AM PST by Paleo Conservative
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To: Paleo Conservative

:)


2 posted on 02/12/2007 2:49:25 AM PST by kinoxi
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To: Paleo Conservative

see:
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/1783139/posts


3 posted on 02/12/2007 2:50:24 AM PST by xcamel (Press to Test, Release to Detonate)
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To: Paleo Conservative

Are they the official "Hanoi Jane" urinal cakes?


4 posted on 02/12/2007 2:51:35 AM PST by Trteamer ( (Eat Meat, Wear Fur, Own Guns, FReep Leftists, Drive an SUV, Drill A.N.W.R., Drill the Gulf, Vote)
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To: xcamel

I sure hope the Admin Moderator doesn't consign this thread to the "General/Chat" forum the way the previous thread was. Governor Bill Richardson is going to use stuff like this for the basis of his presidential campaign in 2008 and what government can do.


5 posted on 02/12/2007 2:55:33 AM PST by Paleo Conservative
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To: Paleo Conservative
This reminds me of an old country skit where a person put a loud speaker in a pubic two hole outhouse.
6 posted on 02/12/2007 2:56:06 AM PST by HuntsvilleTxVeteran ("Remember the Alamo, Goliad and WACO, It is Time for a new San Jacinto")
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To: Paleo Conservative

This idea story is racist. How are they gonna tell the ladies?


7 posted on 02/12/2007 3:01:44 AM PST by Dallas59 (Case Closed)
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To: Dallas59

Don't you mean sexist?


8 posted on 02/12/2007 3:03:42 AM PST by Paleo Conservative
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To: Paleo Conservative

Betcha every one of those cakes gets stolen within hours of their deployment.


9 posted on 02/12/2007 3:10:27 AM PST by Fresh Wind (All we are sa-a-a-ying, is give Beast a chance.)
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To: Paleo Conservative

Oh piss on it...


10 posted on 02/12/2007 3:11:24 AM PST by endthematrix (Both poverty and riches are the offspring of thought.)
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To: HuntsvilleTxVeteran

Microphone?


11 posted on 02/12/2007 3:11:33 AM PST by tiger-one (The night has a thousand eyes)
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To: Fresh Wind
But will they wash their hands afterwards?
12 posted on 02/12/2007 3:12:19 AM PST by endthematrix (Both poverty and riches are the offspring of thought.)
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To: Paleo Conservative

I'm sorry, but this has got to be one of the stupidest ideas I have ever heard. $21 each? A talking urinal cake? Does it slur its words so the drunk understands it? Oh, puh-leaze.


13 posted on 02/12/2007 3:12:35 AM PST by opocno (France, the other dead meat)
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To: Paleo Conservative

Any what do the Ladies have for DUI cakes??


14 posted on 02/12/2007 3:12:46 AM PST by tiger-one (The night has a thousand eyes)
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To: Fresh Wind

What kind of person steals a urinal cake? Who changes the batteries?


15 posted on 02/12/2007 3:13:48 AM PST by Paleo Conservative
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To: HuntsvilleTxVeteran

put a loud speaker in a pubic two hole outhouse.

Pubic?


16 posted on 02/12/2007 3:15:26 AM PST by fivecatsandadog (Don't let reality ruin your day.)
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To: Paleo Conservative

One on one intimate conversation...

17 posted on 02/12/2007 3:16:08 AM PST by endthematrix (Both poverty and riches are the offspring of thought.)
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To: Paleo Conservative

Talking urinal cakes would probably do well on eBay.


18 posted on 02/12/2007 3:16:13 AM PST by Fresh Wind (All we are sa-a-a-ying, is give Beast a chance.)
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To: Paleo Conservative
"What kind of person steals a urinal cake"

They're rarely stolen, most times they are simply mistaken for an after dinner mint.

19 posted on 02/12/2007 3:17:32 AM PST by Proud_texan (Just my opinion, no relationship to reality is expressed or implied.)
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To: tiger-one

No it was a speaker and they waited until a woman went into the outhouse and say things like "Lady, Could you move over, I'm working under here".

By Jerry Clower


20 posted on 02/12/2007 3:24:18 AM PST by HuntsvilleTxVeteran ("Remember the Alamo, Goliad and WACO, It is Time for a new San Jacinto")
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To: opocno
one of the stupidest ideas I have ever heard

Nah...I think it's >BRILLIANT!<

Think of the advertising possibilities. You can work a similar device for the ladies room as well.

Awhile back I was kicking around the idea of an audio - or possibly visual advertisement that would be triggered by an IR/motion sensor in bathroom stalls.

FWIW a dozen or so years ago I came up with prototype "Greetings in a Can" where you'd give someone a soft drink or beer can for a holiday gift. When they poped the top they would hear a message you recorded.

I also came up with battery operated fish for people who don't like the problems associated with real aquariums. A variation actually made it into production but it wasn't me version....sigh.

Crazy ideas but I bet yunz would make a gazillion bucks!

I love capitalisim.

prisoner6

21 posted on 02/12/2007 3:26:22 AM PST by prisoner6 (Right Wing Nuts hold the country together as the loose screws of the Left fall out.)
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To: fivecatsandadog
Freudian slip? Public
22 posted on 02/12/2007 3:27:26 AM PST by HuntsvilleTxVeteran ("Remember the Alamo, Goliad and WACO, It is Time for a new San Jacinto")
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To: Paleo Conservative
"What kind of person steals a urinal cake?"

That's the funniest question I've heard all day - and oh so many punch-lines.
Reminds me of a sign I saw posted by a urinal:

PLEASE DO NOT THROW
CIGARETTE BUTTS IN THE URINAL -
- they get all soggy and hard to light

23 posted on 02/12/2007 3:32:50 AM PST by Psalm 73 ("Gentlemen, you can't fight in here - this is the War Room".)
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To: Paleo Conservative

It would be cool if the cake measured alcohol content and issued appropriate warnings.


24 posted on 02/12/2007 3:37:07 AM PST by rogue yam
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To: Paleo Conservative

the day I start conversing with urinal cakes is the day I get locked up in the loony bin...


25 posted on 02/12/2007 3:39:30 AM PST by camle (keep your mind open and somebody will fill it full of something for you)
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To: Psalm 73

how's about:

"if your hose is too short or your pump is too weak,
move closer dummy or you'll p!$$ on your feet"

"don't look now - the joke's in your hand"


26 posted on 02/12/2007 3:43:11 AM PST by camle (keep your mind open and somebody will fill it full of something for you)
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To: HuntsvilleTxVeteran
OK, just as good, if not better. A few years ago, here in NH we had a sicko get into port a pot and observe.
27 posted on 02/12/2007 3:44:31 AM PST by tiger-one (The night has a thousand eyes)
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To: Paleo Conservative

Great idea! If only they would say where to aim and please flush now! And for anyone who opens the door, without flushing an alarm should go off.


28 posted on 02/12/2007 3:48:20 AM PST by trustandobey
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To: Paleo Conservative

You know it's a bad night when you get in an argument with the urinal cake.


29 posted on 02/12/2007 3:55:43 AM PST by PBRSTREETGANG
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To: tiger-one
Do you mean he really fit in a portable toilet?
Maybe he put a TV camera in it?
30 posted on 02/12/2007 3:57:02 AM PST by HuntsvilleTxVeteran ("Remember the Alamo, Goliad and WACO, It is Time for a new San Jacinto")
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To: camle

If I'm in a bar and I'm drunk and sumthin starts talkin' to wee willy, I'm most likely to piss on myself, the wall and the three closest people tryin' to get out of there.


31 posted on 02/12/2007 4:06:12 AM PST by MARTIAL MONK
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To: Paleo Conservative

"Governor Bill Richardson is going to use stuff like this for the basis of his presidential campaign in 2008"

Here in Texas what Rick Perry doing we will get a Twelve thousand dollar cake in each urinal that will call you a state paid for cab.


32 posted on 02/12/2007 4:07:27 AM PST by hadaclueonce (shoot low, they are riding Shetlands.....)
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To: Paleo Conservative

Senator Ted Kennedy needs to use a lot of these.


33 posted on 02/12/2007 4:12:08 AM PST by johnthebaptistmoore
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To: Paleo Conservative

Minty Fresh!

34 posted on 02/12/2007 4:12:54 AM PST by Cvengr (Adversity in life and death is inevitable; Stress is optional through faith in Christ.)
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To: Paleo Conservative
DWI New Mexico Crisis

Wonders how many bucks the DWI industry generates each year in NM? Enough to buy a few of these funny little toys anyway.

35 posted on 02/12/2007 4:14:18 AM PST by OBXWanderer
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To: Dallas59

I did not know that a woman was another race.


36 posted on 02/12/2007 4:15:57 AM PST by 7thson (I've got a seat at the big conference table! I'm gonna paint my logo on it!)
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To: camle

You know, where they make those talking urinal cakes, someone is going to record your lines. Than someone will sue because they felt insulted.


37 posted on 02/12/2007 4:18:38 AM PST by 7thson (I've got a seat at the big conference table! I'm gonna paint my logo on it!)
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To: hadaclueonce
Here in Texas what Rick Perry doing we will get a Twelve thousand dollar cake in each urinal that will call you a state paid for cab.

are you listening to the talking cake?

38 posted on 02/12/2007 4:37:29 AM PST by OBXWanderer
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To: OBXWanderer

What type of drinking advice and driving advice does the little minty fresh deliver?

"Beer on whiskey, sortof risky...
Whiskey on beer, never fear..."?

"Be sure to come to a COMPLETE Stop before proceeding at stop signs and stoplights..."?


39 posted on 02/12/2007 4:42:59 AM PST by Cvengr (Adversity in life and death is inevitable; Stress is optional through faith in Christ.)
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To: trustandobey

Next step, the urinal cake will be connected to the Internet, sample and test the urine specimen, photograph the donor, and turn red when alcohol levels exceed the legal limit for driving under the influence, then transmit a signal to your 'smart' car to disengage the ignition system, thereby causing the intoxicated patron to return to the bar and drink some more, while notifying the bartender of their liability in serving you more alcohol.


40 posted on 02/12/2007 4:48:18 AM PST by Cvengr (Adversity in life and death is inevitable; Stress is optional through faith in Christ.)
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To: Dallas59

"How are they gonna tell the ladies?"

Blub, blub, gurble, blub, bubble, blub gurble........


41 posted on 02/12/2007 4:54:34 AM PST by Rb ver. 2.0 (A Muslim soldier can never be loyal to a non-Muslim commander.)
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To: MARTIAL MONK
If I'm in a bar and I'm drunk and sumthin starts talkin' to wee willy, I'm most likely to piss on myself, the wall and the three closest people tryin' to get out of there.

I'm a little jumpy at my best. If the head starts talkin', my aim is going to get really nervous. I am approaching 50 now, so the only thing getting wet would be my shoes.

42 posted on 02/12/2007 4:59:27 AM PST by IamConservative (Any man who agrees with you on everything, will lie to anyone.)
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To: Rb ver. 2.0

Persimmons

There was a church down in Texas that had a very big-busted organist.
Her breasts were so huge that they bounced and jiggled while she played the organ.
Unfortunately, she distracted the congregation considerably.

The very proper church ladies were appalled.
They said something had to be done about this or they would have to get another organist.
One of the ladies approached her very discreetly and told her to mash up some green persimmons, and rub them on her breasts and maybe they would shrink in size but warned her to not eat any of the green persimmons though because they are so sour, they will make your mouth pucker up and you won't be able to talk properly for a while.
She agreed to try it.

The following Sunday morning the minister got up on the pulpit and said.
"Dew to thircumsthanthis bewond my contwol we will not hath a thermon tewday"


43 posted on 02/12/2007 5:02:31 AM PST by HuntsvilleTxVeteran ("Remember the Alamo, Goliad and WACO, It is Time for a new San Jacinto")
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To: HuntsvilleTxVeteran
Yep, and was seen by the female reliever, and arrested.
44 posted on 02/12/2007 5:06:18 AM PST by tiger-one (The night has a thousand eyes)
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To: Paleo Conservative

I'll pass. I don't like Wal-Mart's non-stop talking self-checkout registers, the last thing I want is a commercial while I'm in the bathroom.


45 posted on 02/12/2007 5:10:12 AM PST by DustyMoment (FloriDUH - proud inventors of pregnant/hanging chads and judicide!!)
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To: HuntsvilleTxVeteran

ROTF!


46 posted on 02/12/2007 5:14:57 AM PST by Rb ver. 2.0 (A Muslim soldier can never be loyal to a non-Muslim commander.)
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To: Trteamer
Are they the official "Hanoi Jane" urinal cakes?

That's the first image that came to my mind. :-)

47 posted on 02/12/2007 5:17:11 AM PST by meyer (Bring back the Contract with America and you'll bring back the Republican majority.)
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To: Paleo Conservative

That is too funny! What talking device will the women's restroom get? Maybe just a camera and a microphone. /sarc


48 posted on 02/12/2007 5:17:56 AM PST by rabidralph (Hoo-ray, Beer!)
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To: Paleo Conservative

If they want them to work, they better be bilingual...

...This concludes this Thread Hijack. You may not return to your regularly scheduled thread...


49 posted on 02/12/2007 5:22:47 AM PST by bondjamesbond (Have you ever noticed that whatever the problem, the government's solution is always "more taxes"?)
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To: Cvengr
Next step, the urinal cake will be connected to the Internet, sample and test the urine specimen, photograph the donor, and turn red when alcohol levels exceed the legal limit for driving under the influence, then transmit a signal to your 'smart' car to disengage the ignition system, thereby causing the intoxicated patron to return to the bar and drink some more, while notifying the bartender of their liability in serving you more alcohol.

This would set up some ingenious practical jokes involving the placement of vodka directly into the urinal while an unsuspecting party is using the facilities.

Realistically, I would not put such an idea past our beloved control-happy elected officials.

50 posted on 02/12/2007 5:23:19 AM PST by meyer (Bring back the Contract with America and you'll bring back the Republican majority.)
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