Monday, February 12, 2007

Whizdom

New Mexico, the state with one of the worst rates of driving while intoxicated, has purchased 500 talking urinal cakes to persuade patrons of bars and bistros to not drink and drive. They will be provided by the state's Transportation Department free of charge to restaurants and other establishments that sell alcohol: if the program is successful, the department will ask for future $21.00 Wizmark Interactive Urinal Communicators to be paid for by the businesses. The message given by a female voice is as follows:

    Hey there, big guy. Having a few drinks? Listen up. Think that you’ve had a few too many?           It’s time to call a cab or ask a sober friend for a ride home. It is safer and a hell of a lot 
    cheaper than a D.W.I. Make the smart choice tonight. Don’t drink and drive. Remember, 
    the future is in your hand.

Men are thrice as likely to get D.W.I.'s as women. However, the maker of the battery-operated micturition communicators makes a product for the ladies that flashes a like message on a closed stall door.

Cf. http://www.freenewmexican.com/news/56749.html

3 comments:

jharkansas said...

Aw, man, this is late night comedy material, if I've ever seen it!

jakeho said...

As Sgt. Friday might say, "Just the facts, sir, just the facts."

piperfromtn said...

I can hear a drunk at a urinal now:
"hey man, this thing's talking to me...
I better not have anymore...I'm hearing things..."