Monday, February 12, 2007

Public Urinal Ads

In New Mexico, public service ads are moving to the urinals:

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."

[..] 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, Mahesh said.

The cakes have enough battery power to last about three months.
I expect radical feminists will have something to say about this, as they were quite vocal about mouth-shaped urinals, though they will likely remain mute on the subject of taxpayer dollars going toward talking urinal cakes that will do nothing to prevent drunks from getting behind the wheel if so inclined.

Also sharing this special public service announcement with Mitchieville.

1 Comment:

Libby van dyke said...

I'd love to rest my ass on a mouth-shaped toilet - switch the waterline from cold to hot and flush . . .