After All That Life Extending Drinking, Some Green Technology Should Come In VERY Handy

Especially if one’s a trifle…unsteady. This’ll keep you in one place for the potty visit and you’re back at the bar in a SNAP! ~ with none of those ugly forehead welts from falling onto the sink lip trying to wash your hands afterwards (which we know ALL of you nasty boys do).
Lava las manos!

(A warm Swill salute to WattsUpWithThat.)

21 Responses to “After All That Life Extending Drinking, Some Green Technology Should Come In VERY Handy”

  1. Skyler says:

    The entire reason for toilets is sanitation. This design seems to be like designing a car without wheels in order to save rubber.

    And it’s also a dumb idea because ICK!

  2. Syd B. says:

    I just know there would be times where I would reverse the two functions. Besides, I didn’t see a spot for the toilet paper holder.

  3. Mr. Bingley says:

    Kind of an interesting idea, actually.

  4. JeffS says:

    Skyler is spot on. Not to mention Sid is right, especially for drunks.


    Mr. B, it MIGHT work if they engineered in an anti-reversal function, if you get my drift.

  5. nightfly says:

    I have known people in college who would just go ahead in the sink, for precisely this reason. None of these people are my friends now.

  6. Mr. Bingley says:

    I can’t see reversing the two functions…sure, I could see…someone…combining them on the top level.

  7. JeffS says:

    I thought that you were a college graduate, Mr. Bingley. Or did you avoid living in the dorms?

  8. Mr. Bingley says:

    Aw heck, I’ve certainly peed in my fair share of sinks; but regardless of how totally blitzed I’ve gotten there was never any danger of me washing my hands in a urinal.

  9. JeffS says:

    I’m guessing that you never went to an engineering school, Mr. B!


  10. Skyler says:

    I have to say I once was in a bar, I think in Indiana, that had a urinal built into the bar. It was no longer functional, but it was very interesting. In the 19th century, or early 20th century, there were two sections, one for women and a much larger one for men and the built in urinal.

    I thought that was ick, too.

  11. JeffS says:

    Actually, strickly from an engineering perspective, it’s an elegant and functional solution. Reduced water use, less construction materials, smaller footprint, etc. It *does* make sense, and sanitation really isn’t an issue (assuming no drunks, of course).

    But many designers ignore the human factor in their considerations, and sometimes that means a bit of training. Or “cultural shift”. After all, who would welcome this sort of urinal in the States today?

  12. JeffS says:

    And here is the modern version.

    I would have a problem using either, for a number of reasons. But if you Gotta Go, you Gotta Go. That’s the ultimate form of “cultural shift”.

  13. mojo says:

    “…although I do wish the recycling facilities weren’t quite so explicit…”

  14. nightfly says:

    JeffS – I wonder how they keep people from just tossing their spent cigarettes into the holes.

    Here of course, nobody smokes anymore, so it wouldn’t be a problem.

  15. Mr. Bingley says:

    Nope, no Tool School for me, Jeff!

    (which you will readily believe if you ever see anything I’ve decided to “repair”)

  16. Mr. Bingley says:

    Given the crap they smoke in Europe, ‘fly, that’s probably a feature.

  17. JeffS says:

    ‘fly, invent a way to keep butts out of urinals, and you’ll be a zillionaire.

    And front line supervisors everywhere will thank you.

  18. JeffS says:

    Don’t despair, Bingster, my cooking skills are barely basic. So there’s balance in the world.

  19. mojo says:

    “Please do not throw butts in the urinal. It makes them soggy and hard to light.”

  20. JeffS says:

    HAW! Mojo wins the prize!

  21. Skyler says:

    We could design the perfect machine if it weren’t for the damn people.

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