Skip to comments.Talking Urinal Cakes Offer Drinking And Driving Advice
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.
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.
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
It would be cool if the cake measured alcohol content and issued appropriate warnings.
the day I start conversing with urinal cakes is the day I get locked up in the loony bin...
"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"
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.
You know it's a bad night when you get in an argument with the urinal cake.
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.
"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.
Senator Ted Kennedy needs to use a lot of these.
Wonders how many bucks the DWI industry generates each year in NM? Enough to buy a few of these funny little toys anyway.
I did not know that a woman was another race.
You know, where they make those talking urinal cakes, someone is going to record your lines. Than someone will sue because they felt insulted.
are you listening to the talking cake?
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..."?
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.