Monday, September 17, 2007

Urinals On The Street: The Post That Exposes New Trends

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Little did I know as I dived into the underbelly of international urinals just how deeply I would plunge.
First stop, Amsterdam, city of iniquity, home of hemp, place for the red light hump. Now host to something more.

The act of urinating on building walls and doorways was one so prevalent in Amsterdam that the masonry began to decay. Downtown streets began to reek; a solution had to be found before the entire city collapsed under a heap of urine soaked ruins. The lack of public restrooms as well as the practice of charging customers for use of facilities brought this problem to a head.
Why pay when you can spray?







Wouldn't the sight of this make anyone want to relieve themselves elsewhere?









The perfect solution seemed to be putting open air urinals on sidewalks and street corners">




yes, that's just what I thought
WTF kitty

Seems like this would have been sufficient? Now the problem wasn't where to go but how to direct the stream. Bad aim equals unsanitary urinals. Again sanitary engineers put their heads together to come up with a solution; put targets in the urinals so users have something to aim for. Images of flies were first used as targets and now some urinals even have an interactive video game inside. Does this remind anyone of teaching Jr. to aim by floating a cheerio in the toilet?

What's next, an electric shock if you miss?


Thailand loved the idea of having outdoor urinals at night for the passing drunkards but found them unsightly during the day. Hence their urinals disappear into the ground during the day. Abracadabra.


At least in China there is a screen to hide the waist area of its users.



Mexico goes high tech by installing into their urinals a device that says in a woman's voice "Hey, big guy.Having a few drinks? Think you've had one too many?" The message ends with: "Remember, the future is in your hand."





Vienna sports a urinal in the shape of a woman's mouth. Several similar ones were offered by Ebay, but were soon removed for bad taste.

My favorite photo comes from New Zealand. The walls of the restroom are covered with leering women. I'm sure any day now there will be outdoor urinals available there due to an epidemic of urine related performance anxiety.


This is urinal reporter Jean Knee signing off. Next up: Why male hand washing is down.

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Bee said...

STANDING O!!!!!

Bee said...

AS IN OVATION!!!

Bee said...

Uh... where I can I get a faucet like the one in the last picture?

shh! Don't tell anyone I asked!

Bee said...

.

elasticwaistbandlady said...

Why have you been keeping your urinal expertise from me, jean knee?!!!!!???

The Outrage!

Jean Knee said...

I'm sure you can get one on Ebay or male order one from Amsterdam

Jean Knee said...

I didn't realize until bee had this skunk thing going on and her hubs wouldn't pee on it, that urinals were so fascinating.
that post was just the tip












of the iceberg

Lisa said...

That is hilarious and gross and ??? My husband travels...I haven't heard of these fancy urinals. I must discuss....

Jean Knee said...

if he finds anything kewl, have him take pics in case I do a follow up story

Tori :) said...

OMGosh!!! I nearly peed reading this. How lame is it that guys are such big babies they have to have potties set up for them all along sidewalks??? Women have to wait in lines FOR.EVER.
I have never seen a penis faucet. I must research.

Tori :) said...

Bee- Thanks fo clarifying your "O."

Melissa said...

Speechless. Let's leave it at that.

Jean Knee said...

Tori- in Amsterdam the women had a demonstration to have portable bathrooms for women put on the streets, wherein they squatted in the streets and urinated. They got the portaables but the homeless would hole up inside them and lock the doors so no one could actually use them

Jean Knee said...

melissa, just give me a look like that kitty

No Cool Story said...

Can I juts say I'm glad I am a woman? And that I live in the US? In the 20th century? And that I'm ever so sorry I read "wherein they squatted in the streets and urinated"?
I could have gone all my life without knowing that info.

RUN kitty!!! RUNNNNNN!

No Cool Story said...

DH has never seen those Amsterdam things. Last week I'm trying to explain them to him: Surely no one uses those.

Brian o Vretanos said...

"We aim to please.

Please aim."

Lisa said...

NCS-I'm with you. Thank goodness for the USA.

All I heard about Amsterdam on the hubby's last trip was about the pot in the cafe's. Just last night I heard about the hookers in the karaoke bars in China and so it seems I am missing the "good" stuff. Because mouth shaped urinals and genital faucets are the "good" stuff...right???

Jean Knee said...

NCS- some crazy person is leaving my quotes all over

brian- good one, that could go in any john in the world.
thanks for speaking yank this time

Lisa- these weren't even the worst I saw during my research

Bee said...

jean knee said "yank"!
BWAHAHAHAHA!

Jean Knee said...

I meant like yankee= American
tk tks tsk tsk clicking my tongue at you

Brian o Vretanos said...

You mean a "Septic"???

Thoroughly Mormon Millie said...

Wow. All this because drunks can't keep it zipped up.

Special K ~Toni said...

HILARIOUS! Did you know my dream home will have a urinal? For real!

Bee said...

Ok jean knee, I'm going home now but want to leave you with this thought






.

Bee said...

OK I'm home now. Did you think about what I said?

Jean Knee said...

all I could think about was that creepy faucet until I finally had to hit the delete key

Kimberly said...

There's got to be an award for posts like this. And if not, someone really ought to invent one.

I'm most impressed by Thailand.

Bee said...

WHERE'S THE BEEF???!!!

Christy said...

Great tour! I didn't even know those existed.

Julie said...

AWESOME!!! No wonder Elastic likes you so much.

This reminded me of this post my brother wrote a while back. You might like it if you're going to write about men washing their hands (or not)....

Jean Knee said...

niiice

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