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(CBS New York)   Inoperable NYC railroad station elevator nicknamed a "vertical urinal". NYC subways still considered horizontal urinals   (newyork.cbslocal.com) divider line 50
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2013-03-16 01:38:02 AM  
What a pisser.
 
2013-03-16 02:38:56 AM  
Piss trough.
 
2013-03-16 04:01:46 AM  
Force catheters on everyone who enters the subway. It's the only way to be sure.

I've been seeing a lot of commercials on TV lately for catheters and even though I don't need one, it's made me think. What if I do need one some day? Why should I wait until I need one. The commercials make it sound so pleasant.

Or maybe just install a security camera and randomly assign some cop to look for these pissers and arrest them when they do piss in the elevator.
 
2013-03-16 04:14:36 AM  
FTFA: In Singapore, some elevators are equipped with "urine detection devices," which will cause an alarm to sound and make the elevator stop until police arrive and arrest the offender

This seems like a workable solution to me. If you gotta go then go find a place wherein you will not be obtrusive. That was the principle that I used back when.
 
2013-03-16 09:09:42 AM  
wtf is wrong with people
 
2013-03-16 09:10:21 AM  
Electrify the floor. Dog collar sort of jolt will take care of the problem :)
 
2013-03-16 09:10:40 AM  
So weird that we somehow got used to this, and call it the inevitable consequence of living in the big city.
 
2013-03-16 09:12:43 AM  
I always thought the maintenance was piss poor on that line.
 
2013-03-16 09:13:37 AM  

gryhnd: Electrify the floor. Dog collar sort of jolt will take care of the problem :)


+1, and install a camera linked to some TLC reality show to catch the hilarity.  I'd watch that.
 
2013-03-16 09:14:59 AM  
Inoperable NYC railroad station elevator nicknamed a "vertical urinal".
 
2013-03-16 09:15:01 AM  
"I say, what a marvelous infrastructure the fine folks who manage transportation have installed here."

"Quite."

"So, shall we relieve ourselves in it, on it, near it and scribble bullsh*t on the walls with discount spray enamel?"

"Rawther."
 
2013-03-16 09:15:50 AM  
Aren't all urinals vertical?
 
2013-03-16 09:16:11 AM  
Too many perople with uromysitisis poisoning
 
2013-03-16 09:16:15 AM  
Most of NY is a horizontal urinal.
How about making the floor 'tub-like' so the urine won't get to the rustable parts?
Nobody likes standing in their own piss.  That'll stop them.
 
2013-03-16 09:16:45 AM  

BumpInTheNight: gryhnd: Electrify the floor. Dog collar sort of jolt will take care of the problem :)

+1, and install a camera linked to some TLC reality show to catch the hilarity.  I'd watch that.


Pissy Poo Poo?
 
2013-03-16 09:18:27 AM  
They used the horizontal urinal prototype for the NY Marathon (looks SFW to me, but just to appease the FARK censors:   http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_skSB9sBcJsQ/Ry_n8a9gWRI/AAAAAAAABg0/1keERSm 2 jb4/s320/LongestUrinal.jpg
 
2013-03-16 09:19:10 AM  
farm1.staticflickr.com
 
2013-03-16 09:19:34 AM  

Happy Hours: Force catheters on everyone who enters the subway. It's the only way to be sure.

I've been seeing a lot of commercials on TV lately for catheters and even though I don't need one, it's made me think. What if I do need one some day? Why should I wait until I need one. The commercials make it sound so pleasant.

Or maybe just install a security camera and randomly assign some cop to look for these pissers and arrest them when they do piss in the elevator.


Well there are definitely fans of catherization for pleasure. Look up "sounding" sometime (with no filter). Some folks go right up into the bladder. Not my bag (so to speak) but it's got a pretty hard core following.
 
2013-03-16 09:24:19 AM  
But always remember as per FARK:: Yankees are way more civilized the those stupid southerners. My personal experience is usually just the opposite.
 
2013-03-16 09:27:16 AM  
BolloxReader: Happy Hours: Force catheters on everyone who enters the subway. It's the only way to be sure.

I've been seeing a lot of commercials on TV lately for catheters and even though I don't need one, it's made me think. What if I do need one some day? Why should I wait until I need one. The commercials make it sound so pleasant.

Or maybe just install a security camera and randomly assign some cop to look for these pissers and arrest them when they do piss in the elevator.

Well there are definitely fans of catherization for pleasure. Look up "sounding" sometime (with no filter). Some folks go right up into the bladder. Not my bag (so to speak) but it's got a pretty hard core following.


And one set of Urethra sounds with credit card reciept for BolloxReader
 
2013-03-16 09:43:06 AM  

BigRightRear: But always remember as per FARK:: Yankees are way more civilized the those stupid southerners. My personal experience is usually just the opposite.


We appreciate your anecdotal evidence and should now all change our opinions. Also, I don't think 'civilized' means 'not d*cks.' It just means that blacks/gays/jews/women are allowed to use the same water fountains without getting stoned to death.

Back on topic: I don't understand how the NY subway can be such a shiat hole and the DC subway is almost pretty.
 
2013-03-16 09:44:49 AM  
This is one of the many reasons why the upper class does not empathize with peasants. You behave like animals, you get treated as such.
 
2013-03-16 09:45:08 AM  
This is why we can't have nice things here.   We seriously need to have public restrooms in NYC...to try and alleviate this shiat.
 
2013-03-16 09:49:43 AM  
INeedAName:
Back on topic: I don't understand how the NY subway can be such a shiat hole and the DC subway is almost pretty.

Because the DC is basically a commuter train and tourist transport and the NY subway is used by everyone.
 
Slu
2013-03-16 09:57:30 AM  

BigRightRear: But always remember as per FARK:: Yankees are way more civilized the those stupid southerners. My personal experience is usually just the opposite.


Not as per Fark, as per statistics.

http://anepigone.blogspot.com/2006/07/better-state-iq-estimates.html? m =1
 
2013-03-16 10:00:55 AM  
pippi longstocking: This is one of the many reasons why the upper class does not empathize with peasants. You behave like animals, you get treated as such.

Yeah this is one of the reasons most people that live in areas without mass transit are like Frack no we dont want it I'll drive my hummer to the gym in 26 minutes.
 
2013-03-16 10:19:07 AM  
New U-ork City has been a toilet for decades, the residents are just making if off(ici)al.
 
2013-03-16 10:25:50 AM  

Coming on a Bicycle: So weird that we somehow got used to this, and call it the inevitable consequence of living in the big city.


I didn't get used to it.  I moved.
 
2013-03-16 10:27:54 AM  
I have been to NYC on 3 separate occasions, and the main thing I remember from all of them is the smell of piss everywhere.  How people can live around that all day every day is beyond me.
 
2013-03-16 10:41:17 AM  
wHoodside RepRezent!

Not that I use the LIRR much but that's my station when I do have to use it.

To be fair, Woodside's a historically immigrant community with a large Celtic population. In keeping with the spirit of St. Paddy's Day, let's blame the drunk Irish... or the drunk Long Island kids coming into Manhattan for the parade.

401kman: This is why we can't have nice things here.   We seriously need to have public restrooms in NYC...to try and alleviate this shiat.


And what do you think those public restrooms would look like after a few months? It's amazing that the parks that do have them are able to keep them up.
 
2013-03-16 10:42:56 AM  

BolloxReader: Happy Hours: Force catheters on everyone who enters the subway. It's the only way to be sure.

I've been seeing a lot of commercials on TV lately for catheters and even though I don't need one, it's made me think. What if I do need one some day? Why should I wait until I need one. The commercials make it sound so pleasant.

Or maybe just install a security camera and randomly assign some cop to look for these pissers and arrest them when they do piss in the elevator.

Well there are definitely fans of catherization for pleasure. Look up "sounding" sometime (with no filter). Some folks go right up into the bladder. Not my bag (so to speak) but it's got a pretty hard core following.



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I had no idea it was that kind of story.
 
2013-03-16 10:47:48 AM  

Philbb: FTFA: In Singapore, some elevators are equipped with "urine detection devices," which will cause an alarm to sound and make the elevator stop until police arrive and arrest the offender

This seems like a workable solution to me. If you gotta go then go find a place wherein you will not be obtrusive. That was the principle that I used back when.


The guy stuck in the elevator for 41 hours would've appreciated such a warning system.  I think he peed twice and got no results.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p_bMhNI_TY8">http://www.youtube.com/w atch?v=p_bMhNI_TY8
 
2013-03-16 11:02:51 AM  

thisiszombocom: wtf is wrong with people


um.  .  .   not to belabor the obvious but, they hadda pee.
 
xcv
2013-03-16 11:03:12 AM  

Lollipop165: wHoodside RepRezent!

Not that I use the LIRR much but that's my station when I do have to use it.

To be fair, Woodside's a historically immigrant community with a large Celtic population. In keeping with the spirit of St. Paddy's Day, let's blame the drunk Irish... or the drunk Long Island kids coming into Manhattan for the parade.

401kman: This is why we can't have nice things here.   We seriously need to have public restrooms in NYC...to try and alleviate this shiat.

And what do you think those public restrooms would look like after a few months? It's amazing that the parks that do have them are able to keep them up.


It doesn't have to be anything fancy or copacetic, just a drain behind a low wall for modesty. Some foreign cities have public urinals right on the sidewalk that unlock at night. But in America pissing in an ally outside a bar at 3am would get one on the sex offender list so they go somewhere more discrete, like an elevator.
 
2013-03-16 11:06:27 AM  

Elbarfo: I have been to NYC on 3 separate occasions, and the main thing I remember from all of them is the smell of piss everywhere.  How people can live around that all day every day is beyond me.


That wasn't piss, it was the smell of your own fear.  NYC doesn't have time for the weak.
 
2013-03-16 12:09:01 PM  

Civil Discourse: NYC doesn't have time for the weak.


Apparently they have plenty of time for weak bladders, though.
 
2013-03-16 12:14:14 PM  
I remember watching a documentary years ago, about some NYC low income housing project. You know, one of those massive apartment buildings which today are being torn down.

Along with graffiti being sprayed on the interior walls, narrow hallways painted with some cheap, glossy paint and common areas that resembled those in abandoned mental hospitals, they had elevators that broke down a lot.

The occupants commented about the urine smell in the elevators from people peeing in them.

I was surprised that people would urinate in such a necessary piece of machinery needed to get around in their own homes. I couldn't grasp the uncaring mind set such folks had. I mean, to me, that was like peeing in the mud room of your own house, or on the porch.

I saw another piece on elevator repair men who mentioned the damage done to elevators from folks peeing on them and how they disliked going into the bottom of the shaft to fix things because of it.

I ride elevators periodically in local businesses and the only thing that annoys me about them in some instances is that they smell like feet.

I guess I need to consider myself lucky.

I recall the folks in those big projects biatching about poor maintenance, the graffiti and sullen young men clustering in the common areas causing trouble. I figure that maybe they should have started policing themselves instead of depending on the land lord.

Seems to me the many huge condo's I've been in didn't have that problem because the tenants themselves enforced the rules and each had a manager who lived on site with the ability to kick repeat offenders out or levy stiff fines.

I can understand why the huge housing projects from the 70's are now being emptied and torn down.
 
2013-03-16 12:22:35 PM  

Molavian: Civil Discourse: NYC doesn't have time for the weak.

Apparently they have plenty of time for weak bladders, though.


No, they don't have time for weak bladders.  That's the problem.
 
2013-03-16 01:20:02 PM  
FTA: "She said she thinks officials need to find a way to keep people from relieving themselves in the elevator, especially since there are restrooms on the mezzanine level."

When the LIRR sttion restrooms are open obviously people should use them.

And 24-hour public restrooms should also be considered: don't tell me there's nobody in a big city qualified to provide maintenance, supervision and perhaps security for them. Maybe keeping them clean can be part of "workfare," and there are always plenty of cops who need to moonlight or ex-cops who want to supplement their pension they can hire to keep them safe.

Tourists need to go potty too: how many times have y'all farkers been touristing or shopping in a big city when you'd suddenly had to GO? Clearly and clean safe public restrooms are a definite plus for that reason too: they'd put it in the tourist guides, "Let's Go" and so on.

Then people who won't deposit bodily waste in the appropriate receptacle can be fined or charged. Urine alerts sound like a good idea. Seriously.

As for why DC's public transit is cleaner, don't you assume half the people you see around are some kind of cop? Not just DC cops but federals: FBI, DEA, Secret Service, Park Police etc. Stand at a bus stop downtown and mention something about "that bomb we made," see how long you stay there. People will hold their bladders in surveillance-heavy situations.
 
2013-03-16 01:51:11 PM  
The one thing about DC Metro is that the stations are nicer than BART... but the trains are disaster areas. I think the DC Metro trains make BART look clean & modern, and I check the seat on BART for pee before I sit down.
 
2013-03-16 01:52:29 PM  
When I was living in San Francisco, a buddy visited from NYC and he was really impressed with BART (SF's subway/elevated rail system).  He said to me, "dude, your subway system is like from the future".

BART began operations in 1972.
 
2013-03-16 01:56:09 PM  

xcv: Lollipop165: wHoodside RepRezent!

Not that I use the LIRR much but that's my station when I do have to use it.

To be fair, Woodside's a historically immigrant community with a large Celtic population. In keeping with the spirit of St. Paddy's Day, let's blame the drunk Irish... or the drunk Long Island kids coming into Manhattan for the parade.

401kman: This is why we can't have nice things here.   We seriously need to have public restrooms in NYC...to try and alleviate this shiat.

And what do you think those public restrooms would look like after a few months? It's amazing that the parks that do have them are able to keep them up.

It doesn't have to be anything fancy or copacetic, just a drain behind a low wall for modesty. Some foreign cities have public urinals right on the sidewalk that unlock at night. But in America pissing in an ally outside a bar at 3am would get one on the sex offender list so they go somewhere more discrete, like an elevator.


So much this.

Stupid neurotic "values".
 
2013-03-16 02:02:12 PM  

SirEattonHogg: When I was living in San Francisco, a buddy visited from NYC and he was really impressed with BART (SF's subway/elevated rail system).  He said to me, "dude, your subway system is like from the future".

BART began operations in 1972.


NYC subways began in 1904 so yes there is a bit of a difference.
 
2013-03-16 02:47:41 PM  

The Gordie Howe Hat Trick: Aren't all urinals vertical?


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Although I do remember from when I was a wee lad going to Fenway Park where there was just essentially a bathtub in the middle of the bathroom that everyone stood around.

Quite traumatic.
 
2013-03-16 03:28:43 PM  

ZackDanger: The Gordie Howe Hat Trick: Aren't all urinals vertical?

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Although I do remember from when I was a wee lad going to Fenway Park where there was just essentially a bathtub in the middle of the bathroom that everyone stood around.

Quite traumatic.


I remember one back at Candlestick Park way back when the Giants played there (and before it had various corporate names). They used to be fairly common. I remember one in my elementary school back in the 80s, built back in the 50s. I wouldn't be surprised if they've replaced it with individual urinals by now. I don't know if they're even still made, but troughs did save a lot of space - and water, too, since they'd probably get flushed less often.
 
2013-03-16 03:54:27 PM  
ZackDanger:  Quite traumatic.


You'll want to avoid Wrigley field as well.  The only difference is their urinal trough is stainless steel.
Whatever. It's gross.
 
2013-03-16 04:48:48 PM  

401kman: INeedAName:
Back on topic: I don't understand how the NY subway can be such a shiat hole and the DC subway is almost pretty.

Because the DC is basically a commuter train and tourist transport and the NY subway is used by everyone.


Well, part of it is the oldest part of the DC subway was built in 1975.   The entire NYC subway was built before then.   DC had the advantage of looking at what is wrong with many other existing subways.   This is why the walls are constructed to be unreachable, no pillars to speak of, statoins long enough to bring full 8 car trains in, etc..

On the ohther hand, about 15% of the NY Subway stations have public rest rooms.   NONE of the DC Metro have them though you can beg the station master to get her lard butt up out of the chair in the kiosk and open one up for her.   It's the only exercise she gets all day.
 
2013-03-16 07:04:43 PM  
"Inoperable"?
Surgery keeps improving.
Get a second opinion.
 
2013-03-16 07:34:26 PM  
I remember going to Maple Leaf Gardens as a kid and standing at the long steel urinal trough as a veritable river of urine flowed by from the dozens of people upstream. I held it till I got home. More recently, in Guelph (Ontario), hey experimented with outdoor pissoirs. I thought they worked alright but I think they are gone now.
 
2013-03-16 10:34:04 PM  
Hmm, there was one of those steel troughs in a crowded men's room at a rock concert I attended a few years ago. With so many streams being emptied into it at once, there was a surprising amount of heat emanating from the urinal.
 
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