I am not sure whether the newest weapon against drunk driving will deter or compel men to drink. Across the country, men will use urinals only to have the urinal cakes suddenly start to speak to them. The talking urinal cakes say things like “Listen up. That’s right, I’m talking to you. Had a few drinks? Maybe a few too many? Then do yourself and everyone else a favor: Call a sober friend or a cab. Oh, and don’t forget to wash your hands.” When finding himself conversing with the urinal cake, the question is whether the subject will say “Man, I have had too much” or “Man, I need a drink.”
It is not clear if a few bad cakes get more confrontational with things like “oh, really nice, thanks buddy” or “I’m melting, melting.” I could imagine a few campaign ads involving the “trickle down economic theory of Romney” or “Obama’s approach to the Constitution’s principle of separation of powers.”
The new devices are called Interactive Urinal Communicators and will be deployed in states like Michigan where four hundred of the cakes will be distributed by the Office of Highway Safety Planning, a division of the Michigan State Police.
The cakes are not cheap: $21 each and last for about three months.
I can only imagine a guy who finally had a break through in therapy and accepted that the television was not really speaking to him. He goes out to celebrate with friends and stops in the bathroom . . .
Source: Detroit New