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2013-07-09 10:34:48 PM

kc0bfv: Why is there a "/poopthread" at the end of the URL?


Well, it is NPR, so you have to expect a certain amount of juvenile bathroom humor.
 
2013-07-09 11:00:19 PM
I've been peeing in sinks for years, showers too.
 
2013-07-09 11:02:27 PM
My (now) wife caught me peeing in the sink when she was my (then) girlfriend. God bless her she still married me. It was just the perfect height honey.
 
2013-07-09 11:08:39 PM

lewismarktwo: Why would you need to wash your hands if all you did was pee?  My dick is cleaner than my hands.


No, it's not.
 
2013-07-09 11:17:06 PM
I read the entire article with Walter Bishop's voice in my head...
 
2013-07-09 11:18:30 PM

WhoGAS: Pray 4 Mojo: Waterless urinals already save a lot of water... because they're waterless... so the don't use any water.

/Plus... they smell really good.

Ya know how I know you're being sarcastic?  Because I've used those waterless stink bombs.

The ones at Seaport Village are the worst.


They actually aren't bad if the place actually changes the oil cartridges as often as they are supposed to.But who wants to change urinal cartridges?

So... of course... they stink to high heaven.

/Also... get used to it.
//They will be CA building code in another year or two.
 
2013-07-09 11:23:56 PM

fusillade762: What a waterless toilet may look like:



I actually used something very similar to this when I first moved to a rural part of Oklahoma.  The outhouse was really sketchy, the idea of shiatting into a dark box with a very real potential for pissing off a scorpion, poisonous spider or snake did not appeal to me.  I since got an RV and moved into a nice trailer park in Tulsa.

/Yeah, I know, all kinds of stereotypes in play
//Still better than Portland
 
2013-07-09 11:24:46 PM
Tons of Japanese toilets have this handwashing sink-into-the-tank thing going on.  I have no idea why it's not a more widespread thing.
 
2013-07-09 11:27:53 PM
Great. Now I just need someone to attach a urinal to my hamper for those nights when I'm really drunk.
 
2013-07-09 11:29:18 PM
wake me when they make a urinal that resembles 'her butt'

/cuz i would
 
2013-07-09 11:31:11 PM

strapp3r: wake me when they make a urinal that resembles 'her butt'

/cuz i would


Greg?
 
2013-07-09 11:32:21 PM

Baloo Uriza: fusillade762: What a waterless toilet may look like:


I actually used something very similar to this when I first moved to a rural part of Oklahoma.  The outhouse was really sketchy, the idea of shiatting into a dark box with a very real potential for pissing off a scorpion, poisonous spider or snake did not appeal to me.  I since got an RV and moved into a nice trailer park in Tulsa.

/Yeah, I know, all kinds of stereotypes in play
//Still better than Portland


The Portland rose garden should be in bloom either now or at least soon. It was one of the best botanical gardens I've been to... I liked what little I saw of the city when visiting my cousin.

/not a hipster
//guh
 
2013-07-09 11:40:26 PM

kc0bfv: Why is there a "/poopthread" at the end of the URL?


Probably to seriously screw with their analytics.
 
2013-07-09 11:43:01 PM

Baloo Uriza: fusillade762: What a waterless toilet may look like:


I actually used something very similar to this when I first moved to a rural part of Oklahoma.  The outhouse was really sketchy, the idea of shiatting into a dark box with a very real potential for pissing off a scorpion, poisonous spider or snake did not appeal to me.  I since got an RV and moved into a nice trailer park in Tulsa.

/Yeah, I know, all kinds of stereotypes in play
//Still better than Portland


1) RV is better than committing all the way and ending up in a "trailer" home that can never leave.

2) Nice trailer park? There  might be a handful of those.

3) Nice trailer park in  Tulsa? Pics or it didn't happen.

Spent an August weekend in Tulsa once. Once. And actually in a trailer home. No kidding.

Had to sleep with my head next to the swamp cooler to get any zzzzs at all, it was so hot and humid.

Had a bottle of Pepsi slip right out of my hand from the condensation that formed the second I stepped out of the 7-Eleven. It shattered on the sidewalk and I had to go back in and buy another one. (This was before soft drinks came in plastic bottles.)

Still, I'd take '80s Tulsa over '80s Lubbock.
 
2013-07-09 11:48:57 PM

ladyfortuna: The Portland rose garden should be in bloom either now or at least soon. It was one of the best botanical gardens I've been to... I liked what little I saw of the city when visiting my cousin.


Oh, the International Rose Test Garden is awesome.  For about the first 8 nanoseconds before my allergies kick in.  After spending almost all my life in that city, I've actually grown allergic to the pollen of fir trees and roses.  And Portland's got a lot of both, being largely constructed on drained and diked-off pine bog, and landscaped with roses.  I enjoy the garden, but it's a struggle for me.

/not a hipster
//guh


Portland was so much better before the population doubled during the Clinton administration, when being genuinely unique and interesting was valued instead of rejected in favor of ironic conformity.  When it still had America's best transit system and was well on it's way to making the most extensive cycleway and transit networks on the continent, instead of having a NIMBY shiatfit to rip it all out.  When people actually cared about the hunger and unemployment rates and strived to make both zero, instead of just shrugging their shoulders and calling it good when one in five people is hungry and nearly three out of twenty is out of work.  It was an awesome city, then they abandoned everything they stood for, and in doing so went from a place the natives would never leave to one the natives don't want to go back to.  It's actually surprising how many Portland natives I find in Tulsa.  You know you're doing something horribly wrong when your biggest supporters are moving to an indian reservation in the middle of the big empty for a better standard of living.
 
2013-07-10 12:00:49 AM

100 Watt Walrus: 1) RV is better than committing all the way and ending up in a "trailer" home that can never leave.


I've been leaning away from permanent or semi-permanent structures in general just because it's a whole heap of bills and bullshiat and locks you into a landlord who has a vested interest to part you from as much money as possible.  And don't get me started on mortgages.  Screw everything about that.  Worst case scenario with this, I call a buddy with a big pickup and a kingpin, hook my fifth-wheel trailer, and drag it someplace else, no packing required other than putting some fragile stuff on the floor and hooking a bungie across so it can't slide around.

3) Nice trailer park in  Tulsa? Pics or it didn't happen.

The RV parks are substantially nicer than the trailer parks you find semipermanent trailers in.

Spent an August weekend in Tulsa once. Once. And actually in a trailer home. No kidding.

Had to sleep with my head next to the swamp cooler to get any zzzzs at all, it was so hot and humid.

Had a bottle of Pepsi slip right out of my hand from the condensation that formed the second I stepped out of the 7-Eleven. It shattered on the sidewalk and I had to go back in and buy another one. (This was before soft drinks came in plastic bottles.)


You had to go a long-ass way to find a 7-Eleven...it's almost a two hour drive west, 4 or 5 hours depending on construction and turnpike toll plaza lines south, and I've honestly not found one in a four hour drive's radius east or within a hundred miles north to the nearest one.  Sure it wasn't a QuikTrip?

Still, I'd take '80s Tulsa over '80s Lubbock.

Haven't been to Lubbock yet, but I've been to Dallas and Amarillo.  Amarillo's really unremarkable save for the Cadillac Ranch.  Driving into Dallas is like flying into freaking Coruscant:  Trying to get around DFW makes getting around in LA look like getting around in Manhattan, KS.
 
2013-07-10 12:14:15 AM

kc0bfv: Why is there a "/poopthread" at the end of the URL?


I LOL'd!

Good job subby!
 
2013-07-10 12:15:35 AM

cyberspacedout: I remember being at an old camp site when I was 12, and used an outhouse with what looked like a sink that had a water faucet and a metal basin. Then sometime after I washed my hands, I noticed other kids peeing in it. The faucet was just a makeshift flush mechanism. I should've guessed, but still, ya gotta label those things...


Wow. Normally I love travelling, but that CSB gives me the willies that I'll do something stupid and get ripped to shreds by an outraged mob.
 
2013-07-10 12:16:19 AM

Baloo Uriza: 100 Watt Walrus: 1) RV is better than committing all the way and ending up in a "trailer" home that can never leave.

I've been leaning away from permanent or semi-permanent structures in general just because it's a whole heap of bills and bullshiat and locks you into a landlord who has a vested interest to part you from as much money as possible.  And don't get me started on mortgages.  Screw everything about that.  Worst case scenario with this, I call a buddy with a big pickup and a kingpin, hook my fifth-wheel trailer, and drag it someplace else, no packing required other than putting some fragile stuff on the floor and hooking a bungie across so it can't slide around.

3) Nice trailer park in  Tulsa? Pics or it didn't happen.

The RV parks are substantially nicer than the trailer parks you find semipermanent trailers in.

Spent an August weekend in Tulsa once. Once. And actually in a trailer home. No kidding.

Had to sleep with my head next to the swamp cooler to get any zzzzs at all, it was so hot and humid.

Had a bottle of Pepsi slip right out of my hand from the condensation that formed the second I stepped out of the 7-Eleven. It shattered on the sidewalk and I had to go back in and buy another one. (This was before soft drinks came in plastic bottles.)

You had to go a long-ass way to find a 7-Eleven...it's almost a two hour drive west, 4 or 5 hours depending on construction and turnpike toll plaza lines south, and I've honestly not found one in a four hour drive's radius east or within a hundred miles north to the nearest one.  Sure it wasn't a QuikTrip?

Still, I'd take '80s Tulsa over '80s Lubbock.

Haven't been to Lubbock yet, but I've been to Dallas and Amarillo.  Amarillo's really unremarkable save for the Cadillac Ranch.  Driving into Dallas is like flying into freaking Coruscant:  Trying to get around DFW makes getting around in LA look like getting around in Manhattan, KS.


Ohhh, an RV park. That's an entirely different kettle of fish.

You might be right about the QuikTrip. I should have just said "convenience store." It was across the street from a bowling alley. I remember that. There was only Coke at the bowling alley, so I had to go elsewhere to get my Pepsi fix.

Now that I've added bowling to the mix, I think the two of us may be stuck in a white trash vortex:

- mobile home
- trailer park
- Tulsa
- swamp cooler (instead of A/C)
- bowling alley

For the record, I don't smoke or drink beer, have all my teeth and no tattoos, and no wife beaters.
 
2013-07-10 12:24:58 AM
who amongst us has not pissed in a sink or two in our time.
 
2013-07-10 12:33:39 AM

mcmnky: MrEricSir: But what if I take a shiat? Does that mean I have to stand in line for the urinal when I'm done to wash my hands?

Then you use one of these:

[www.inhabitat.com image 537x461]


Seems awkward to use. Do you straddle the toilet to reach it or stand to one side? If it is in a stall, that rules out the latter. It'd just never get used. Who wants to have their legs up against the toilet everyone has peed all over.
 
2013-07-10 12:41:36 AM

Majick Thise: Looks like an 'upper decker' just waiting to happen


Yeah, if there's alcohol involved, or a variety of little social groups like dumb teens or rednecks, there's no way those sinks are not going to get thoroughly abused.
 
2013-07-10 12:43:53 AM
I added poopthread because it was the only way to get the link to not insist it had already been submitted.  Also, poopthread

/submitter
 
2013-07-10 12:44:08 AM

fusillade762: What a waterless toilet may look like:

[resources1.news.com.au image 650x366]


Nothing But Net: Ever been in jail?  They've been using these poop-cum-sink stations for years.

Cum-sink?


He didn't get the name "nothing but net" by playing basketball....
 
2013-07-10 12:47:12 AM
I for one will not be using a restroom with these things, if I see this guy walking out of it.

dmf.org
 
2013-07-10 12:52:16 AM

Smeggy Smurf: I added poopthread because it was the only way to get the link to not insist it had already been submitted.  Also, poopthread

/submitter


Perhaps it had already been submitted?
 
2013-07-10 12:52:52 AM

sendtodave: Smeggy Smurf: I added poopthread because it was the only way to get the link to not insist it had already been submitted.  Also, poopthread

/submitter

Perhaps it had already been submitted?


With a better headline*

/dammitsomuch
 
2013-07-10 01:08:44 AM

fusillade762: What a waterless toilet may look like:




Nothing But Net: Ever been in jail?  They've been using these poop-cum-sink stations for years.

Cum-sink?


Called that the poop chair when I was in the field. It was January in PA so I just refrained from eating too much during the day.

Far cleaner than the few outhouses they provided onsite.

Sucks to be a girl.
 
2013-07-10 01:15:05 AM

ciberido: lewismarktwo: Why would you need to wash your hands if all you did was pee?  My dick is cleaner than my hands.

No, it's not.


Deadly coliform bacteria!

theredlist.fr
 
2013-07-10 01:18:47 AM
Meh. Get back to me when they invent a shower recess they want me to shiat in.
 
2013-07-10 01:21:42 AM

zzrhardy: Meh. Get back to me when they invent a shower recess they want me to shiat in.


So you can heel it down the drain?
 
2013-07-10 01:36:05 AM

ciberido: lewismarktwo: Why would you need to wash your hands if all you did was pee?  My dick is cleaner than my hands.

No, it's not.


So, our crotches are all completely covered in potentially fatal gut germs, and you can't even wash them off.

Uh, so, how do I put this delicately?

What about oral sex?
 
2013-07-10 02:12:38 AM

sendtodave: ciberido: lewismarktwo: Why would you need to wash your hands if all you did was pee?  My dick is cleaner than my hands.

No, it's not.

So, our crotches are all completely covered in potentially fatal gut germs, and you can't even wash them off.

Uh, so, how do I put this delicately?

What about oral sex?


You shake hands with (and share doorknobs with) many people. If you go down on the same number of people each day, there will likely be health consequences.
 
2013-07-10 02:43:50 AM
LordOfThePings:

theredlist.fr

Deadly coliform Colorforms bacteria!

FTFY
(we both must be really old)
 
2013-07-10 03:03:27 AM

sendtodave: ciberido: lewismarktwo: Why would you need to wash your hands if all you did was pee?  My dick is cleaner than my hands.

No, it's not.

So, our crotches are all completely covered in potentially fatal gut germs, and you can't even wash them off.

Uh, so, how do I put this delicately?

What about oral sex?


Scroll down, it's the next question answered on that linked page.
 
2013-07-10 04:17:52 AM

Medic Zero: sendtodave: ciberido: lewismarktwo: Why would you need to wash your hands if all you did was pee?  My dick is cleaner than my hands.

No, it's not.

So, our crotches are all completely covered in potentially fatal gut germs, and you can't even wash them off.

Uh, so, how do I put this delicately?

What about oral sex?

Scroll down, it's the next question answered on that linked page.


Oh.

Thanks!
 
2013-07-10 04:20:50 AM

Nothing But Net: "Cum" means "with" in Latin. Why? What were you thinking?


You keep using that purdy Latina-speak and I'll with in my pants right here.
 
2013-07-10 06:50:54 AM

strapp3r: wake me when they make a urinal that resembles 'her butt'

/cuz i would


www.dollymix.tv

meh, close enough
 
2013-07-10 07:56:27 AM
static.comicvine.com
Approves.

Oh wait...you said LATVIA. My bad...
 
2013-07-10 08:03:31 AM
Being over 6 feet tall this looks like I would have to pee in the top half. That, or it will be mounted too high for short men and children.

Epic fail detected.
 
2013-07-10 08:07:44 AM

some_beer_drinker: who amongst us has not pissed in a sink or two in our time.


Does it count if you pee in a cup and empty it into the sink?
 
2013-07-10 09:46:11 AM

bv2112: Yeah, when I am filled with beer in a baseball game I will really want to wait for each person to wash their hands after they take a leak. Terrible idea.


Most of the beered fans aren't going to wash their hands anyway.
 
2013-07-10 09:58:40 AM

digitalrain: some_beer_drinker: who amongst us has not pissed in a sink or two in our time.

Does it count if you pee in a cup and empty it into the sink?


Too short to pee directly in the sink?
 
2013-07-10 10:57:24 AM

100 Watt Walrus: Now that I've added bowling to the mix, I think the two of us may be stuck in a white trash vortex:

- mobile home
- trailer park
- Tulsa
- swamp cooler (instead of A/C)
- bowling alley

For the record, I don't smoke or drink beer, have all my teeth and no tattoos, and no wife beaters.


Well, Tulsa's a  lot more tolerant, funky and cosmopolitan than Portland.  As in, almost no comparison, completely different leagues. I smoke and drink beer, both largely bad habits acquired in Portland.  No tattoos, but missing two teeth, one from a fight when I was a police officer in Portland, the other slipping face-first into a curb in Portland.  No wife-beaters, but I do have my fair share of white undershirts...with the heat and humidity we get, you want something between your expensive work clothes and your sweaty body.  Unless you like ruining dress shirts regularly.
 
2013-07-10 11:42:40 AM
" I take a whiskey drink, I take a vodka drink, and when I have to pee, I use the kitchen sink"

--Homer Simpson
 
2013-07-10 11:51:26 AM

sendtodave: Smeggy Smurf: I added poopthread because it was the only way to get the link to not insist it had already been submitted.  Also, poopthread

/submitter

Perhaps it had already been submitted?


With a better headline no doubt
 
2013-07-10 01:06:34 PM

bv2112: Yeah, when I am filled with beer in a baseball game I will really want to wait for each person to wash their hands after they take a leak. Terrible idea.


....unless they are able to add more surinals (tm) by being able to remove sinks.
 
2013-07-10 01:32:46 PM
People don't already pee in sinks?  oops.

On the other hand, when the toilet lines at the stadium get long enough, I've seen guys just give up, pee in the sink, then use their handwashing to rinse down the pee splashes.  I'm not offended.
 
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