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  • Should Men Sit Down to Pee? (Proof of the decline of Western Civilization)

    10/17/2013 8:03:11 AM PDT · by tom h · 178 replies
    Mental Floss ^ | October 15, 2013 | Meghan Holohan
    When Viggo Hansen, a county counselor from the Left Party in Sormland, Sweden, tried passing a law that required that men sit down to pee when using the public bathrooms, his motion caused a flood of reactions. Hansen argued when men sit down to pee it is better for public health because it reduces the splatter around the toilets and stops the spread of disease. Hansen is one of many—including the head of the environmental protection agency in Taiwan, Stephen Shen, who also tried mandating such an order—that believe errant urine is bad for public health. They argue that droplets...
  • Navy's new gender-neutral carriers won't have urinals

    07/12/2012 11:55:30 AM PDT · by QT3.14 · 98 replies
    CNN ^ | July 11, 2012 | Unattributed
    Updated at 6:17 p.m. ET] The U.S. Navy's new class of carriers will be the first to go without urinals, a decision made in part to give the service flexibility in accommodating female sailors, the Navy says. The change heralded by the Gerald R. Ford class of carriers – starting with the namesake carrier due in late 2015 – is one of a number of new features meant to improve sailors' quality of life and reduce maintenance costs, Capt. Chris Meyer said Wednesday. Omitting urinals lets the Navy easily switch the designation of any restroom – or head, in naval...
  • Erupting Urinal Soaks House Press Gallery

    06/04/2012 1:28:44 PM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 40 replies
    National Journal ^ | June 4, 2012 | Billy House
    A big splash occurred on Monday morning at the House Press Gallery in the U.S. Capitol. No, this wasn’t one of those unexpected guest appearances for celebrities to talk to reporters about some favorite cause. This splash came from an exploding urinal. More specifically, something suddenly broke in the piping of the third-floor urinal, and water began spewing from beneath the men’s room door. As the water flowed, it first surrounded the Associated Press’s working area, then spread toward both ends of the gallery, which was occupied by fewer than usual reporters and staffers, because the House is out of...
  • Mediscare

    06/02/2011 6:05:11 PM PDT · by Neoavatara · 19 replies
    Neoavatara ^ | June 2, 2011 | Neoavatara
    President Barack Obama on Wednesday met with Congressional Republicans to discuss the path forward in order to avoid default, and ultimately raise the debt ceiling. The meeting went as expected, with both sides basically blaming the other for the impasse. The most interesting exchange came when House Budget Committee chairman Paul Ryan said that leaders can either exacerbate the problem of demagoguery or tone it down. In his words, he thought they were having a year of cooperation with the White House and House Republicans able to work together on preventing the Bush tax cuts from expiring, and a budget...
  • The George W. Bush Urinal Reported by CBS News and MSNBC

    03/13/2010 8:04:28 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 46 replies · 1,656+ views
    The George W. Bush Urinal Reported by CBS News and MSNBC By Noel Sheppard Created 03/13/2010 - 10:04 A sculptor in San Francisco makes urinals in the likeness of former President George W. Bush, and two American media outlets actually reported it last week. This disgusting story appears to have first surfaced Monday on CBS's San Francisco affiliate KPIX. The following day, CBS News felt it necessary to share this vulgar farce with Americans from coast to coast by publishing [1] the segment at its website (video embedded below the fold): The folks at MSNBC couldn't resist this story, for...
  • Four copies of famous urinal discovered

    03/29/2010 12:50:09 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 30 replies · 1,296+ views
    upi ^ | March. 29, 2010
    LONDON,- A London art expert said four replicas of a urinal famously submitted as a sculpture in 1917 have recently been discovered, bringing the total to 19. Sarah Thornton, an art expert and contributor for The Economist, said four previously unknown copies of Marcel Duchamp's "Fountain," a urinal submitted as a piece of art, have recently been confirmed as authentic copies of the same urinal, The Times of London reported Monday. Thornton said one of urinals is in the possession of Arturo Schwarz, 86, a friend of Duchamp. Schwarz said he may attempt to sell the item for about $2.5...
  • Welcome to the ICBE

    10/18/2009 6:59:24 AM PDT · by em2vn · 2 replies · 372+ views
    Our mission here at the International Center for Bathroom Etiquette is to improve the bathroom going experience for everyone by educating people about proper bathroom etiquette. Every day across the world millions of people are unsatisfied with the way their trip to the bathroom turned out, and we believe that it doesn’t have to be that way.
  • Funny 0bama cartoon

    05/15/2009 3:30:29 PM PDT · by LiberConservative · 8 replies · 1,602+ views
    chicksontheright.com ^ | 4/17/2009 | chicksontheright.com
    Thought this was funny.
  • Unique and Strange Toilets and Urinals

    05/04/2009 7:59:57 AM PDT · by Notoriously Conservative · 17 replies · 1,493+ views
    Now That's Nifty ^ | 05 04 09 | Nick
    A two way mirrored toilet outside Tate Museum in London. Below is a view from the outside, and below that is a view from the inside. Stage fright anyone? The Sao Joao da Madeira shopping center in the Northern part of Portugal has a bathroom decorated with female mannequins who lurk eerily behind the urinals. I wonder what the bathroom stalls are like.
  • Golf Iron + Urinal = UroClub!

    12/09/2008 11:44:33 AM PST · by TexCon · 26 replies · 943+ views
    Thoughts From A Texan ^ | November 12th, 2008 | Joseph "Tex" Dozier
    Had a few too many at the clubhouse before hitting the first nine…? The fountain continually fluidly flowing near the green making you somewhat cross-legged…? Drank a few too many beers and now you’re playing golf with a popped collar while hitting on the refreshments chick and trying not to piss yourself…? Have you ran way too often to the “concealed” protection of the nearby woods only to find the pair behind you thinking you’re strangely signaling them to play through…? Meet the UroClub (THIS IS NOT A JOKE). “The only club in your bag guaranteed to keep you out...
  • N.M. orders 500 Talking Urinal Cakes

    02/15/2007 3:14:49 AM PST · by OnRightOnLeftCoast · 25 replies · 694+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | February 14, 2007 | Staff
    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-DWI message to bar and restaurant patrons who make one last pit stop before getting behind the wheel. "Hey there, big guy. Having a few drinks?" a female voice says a few seconds after an approaching male sets off a motion sensor in the device. "It's time to call a cab or ask a sober friend for a ride home."
  • Army Still Trips Over Cover-Up

    03/16/2006 6:37:49 AM PST · by Tulsa Ramjet · 35 replies · 963+ views
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution (Posted by Military.com) ^ | March 16, 2006 | Atlanta Journal-Constitution
    The honor code is carved into stone at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point: "A cadet will not lie, cheat, steal, or tolerate those who do." The words express the integrity expected of those who lead our men and women into battle, and they have a purpose: Officers who cannot be trusted have no place in positions of responsibility, not when the consequences of such a character flaw can be death, not when the American people put such confidence in those in uniform. But somehow, it is hard to square that admirable code of honor with the Army's behavior...
  • Dada, or just gaga? Art vandal fined

    01/25/2006 9:18:53 AM PST · by Republicanprofessor · 18 replies · 417+ views
    GlobeandMail.com ^ | Wednesday, January 25, 2006 | PIERRE-ANTOINE SOUCHARD
    Dada, or just gaga? Art vandal fined French court convicts 77-year-old man for taking hammer to Duchamp work PARIS -- A court has convicted a 77-year-old French man for attacking artist Marcel Duchamp's famed porcelain urinal with a hammer, rejecting the defendant's contention that he had increased the value of the art work by making it an "original." The court gave Pierre Pinoncelli a three-month suspended prison sentence Tuesday and ordered him to pay a $283,000 fine. Pinoncelli also was ordered to pay $20,318 to repair Fountain, a work worth millions of dollars that was chipped in the Jan. 4...
  • Rush blasts 'bigots' at Milwaukee 'Urinal' Sentinel

    11/03/2005 4:11:44 PM PST · by cougar_mccxxi · 24 replies · 1,336+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | November 3, 2005 | WND
    An editorial by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel suggesting Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas is not a real black is being blasted by radio giant Rush Limbaugh, who is calling the newspaper's editors "bigoted" and "Stalinist."
  • School Sued So Paper Can Run Items on Gays

    05/19/2005 8:33:42 PM PDT · by SmithL · 60 replies · 944+ views
    AP ^ | 5/19/5 | LAURA WIDES
    Los Angeles -- Student journalists sued their Bakersfield high school district Thursday in an effort to keep the school's principal from censoring student newspaper articles on homosexuality. The suit, filed by the American Civil Liberties Union, requests an emergency order to allow the paper to publish the stories in The Kernal's year-end May 27 issue. "The Kernal staff, along with the gay students we interviewed, we have lost our voices," said the paper's editor in chief, Joel Paramo, a plaintiff in the case filed in Kern County court. East Bakersfield High School Principal John Gibson said he blocked publication because...
  • Photo stickers of Bush were placed in urinals in some ministry offices in Brussels

    02/27/2005 5:25:35 PM PST · by Jeff Blogworthy · 30 replies · 1,052+ views
    Staten Island Advance ^ | 2/26/05 | TERENCE J. KIVLAN
    Belgians get scolding from Vito Photo stickers of Bush were placed in urinals in some ministry offices in Brussels Saturday, February 26, 2005 By TERENCE J. KIVLAN WASHINGTON -- Photo stickers of President Bush and the American flag placed in urinals in some Belgian ministry offices in Brussels right before the president's European tour have Rep. Vito Fossella mighty peeved. But the lawmaker's ire, expressed to the Belgian prime minister at the Belgian Embassy here, may have been misdirected. Although Fossella (R-Staten Island/Brooklyn) accused the prime minister of responsibility for the stickers, Serge Wauthier, an embassy spokesman, noted that the...
  • Urinal Named As Most Influencial Art

    12/01/2004 12:57:36 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 22 replies · 932+ views
    LONDON - A porcelain urinal is the most influential work of modern art, according to a survey released Wednesday. The poll of 500 arts figures ranked French surrealist Marcel Duchamp's 1917 piece "Fountain" — an ordinary white, porcelain urinal — more influential than Pablo Picasso's "Les Demoiselles d'Avignon," Andy Warhol's screen prints of Marilyn Monroe and "Guernica," Picasso's searing depiction of the devastation of war. Duchamp pioneered the use of everyday objects as art, an aesthetic that questioned the nature of art itself. Art expert Simon Wilson said the choice of Duchamp's urinal "comes as a bit of a shock."...
  • Headstone for Yasser Arafat - "A working urinal"

    11/19/2004 4:18:35 PM PST · by Imnotalib · 8 replies · 770+ views
    ANSWER ^ | 11-17-04 | ANSWER
    On November 12, a talk show host of a powerful radio station in Sacramento, California wrote the following as his grand finale punch line about the passing of Palestine Authority President Yasser Arafat: "The appropriate headstone over the stiff would be a working urinal." In the same Sacramento Union article, Williams wrote: “Get this straight: Yasser Arafat was a blood-soaked, sub-human, vile, reprehensible, murderous animal". And added: "If there is a crueler pile of camel manure than Palestine, then it has got to be the total fiction of a Palestinian 'people' ... " There is much more.
  • German men told they can no longer stand and deliver.

    08/19/2004 8:54:05 AM PDT · by gunnygail · 20 replies · 1,109+ views
    Telegraph ^ | 19 Aug 04 | Kate Connolly
    German men are being shamed into urinating while sitting down by a gadget which is saving millions of women from cleaning up in the bathroom after them.
  • German Men Told They Can No Longer Stand and Deliver (Stehpinkeln verboten!)

    08/18/2004 12:57:39 PM PDT · by quidnunc · 191 replies · 4,537+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | August 18, 2004 | Kate Connolly
    German men are being shamed into urinating while sitting down by a gadget which is saving millions of women from cleaning up in the bathroom after them. The WC ghost, a £6 voice-alarm, reprimands men for standing at the lavatory pan. It is triggered when the seat is lifted. The battery-operated devices are attached to the seats and deliver stern warnings to those who attempt to stand and urinate (known as "Stehpinkeln"). "Hey, stand-peeing is not allowed here and will be punished with fines, so if you don't want any trouble, you'd best sit down," one of the devices orders...
  • Urinal At New York Airport Sparks Controversy

    03/18/2004 3:30:53 AM PST · by Therapist · 23 replies · 314+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 03/18/2004 | Paula Conway
    March 16, 2004 - New York - KISSING IN THE MEN'S ROOM AT THE VIRGIN CLUBHOUSE Even though they allow for high-volume servicing and back-in-a-flash trips to the john, the point-and-shoot-a-stinky-deodorizer-cake oddity known as the men’s restroom urinal has been, for women, a constant enigma. But nothing will prepare you for the men’s room in the newly-designed Virgin Airways Clubhouse in New York’s John F. Kennedy airport, terminal 4: Urinals shaped like a woman’s mouth, dolled up with red lipstick, wide open and ready for business. “In anything that we do there has to be a smile, and that’s the...
  • Redford Building Retrofit:Green

    11/17/2003 6:50:27 AM PST · by em2vn · 16 replies · 121+ views
    wired.com ^ | 11-17-2003 | reuters
    <p>SANTA MONICA -- In the Robert Redford Building, toilets flush themselves with rainwater -- except for the urinals, which use no water at all -- the floors are made of bamboo and the carpets from hemp.</p> <p>All of which help make it, the actor said during a dedication ceremony in the Los Angeles suburb of Santa Monica on Thursday, one of the "greenest" buildings in America and a glimpse into the environmentally friendly future.</p>