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(Some Guy)   Why bars put ice in the urinals. No, it's not because some people like Budweiser on the rocks   (brokensecrets.com) divider line 128
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2013-07-31 11:01:19 AM  
duh
 
2013-07-31 11:01:35 AM  
I have been in a lot of bars and never....ever seen ice in a urinal.  Just sayin'

/ good idea though!
 
2013-07-31 11:02:18 AM  
Damn, I thought they were putting it there so I'd have somewhere to keep my beer cold while taking a whiz.
I'm pretty embarrassed right about now.
 
2013-07-31 11:02:52 AM  
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2013-07-31 11:02:54 AM  
Hey fella's
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2013-07-31 11:03:41 AM  
Keeps the smell down? Gives you something to melt while getting rid of rented beer?

Whatever you do, don't eat the mints.
 
2013-07-31 11:04:03 AM  
it encourages accuracy, and flushes automatically.  although the old ceramic fly glued to the urinal does wonders for accuracy as well.

however, it does give a little more splash back than a regular urinal.
 
2013-07-31 11:04:13 AM  
Honestly, I doubt any of these are the real reason bars do it. More likely is that they do it to discourage drunk people from pooping in the urinal.
 
2013-07-31 11:04:46 AM  
I find it really sad that guys need to be entertained as they take a piss.
 
2013-07-31 11:04:53 AM  

farkerts: I have been in a lot of bars and never....ever seen ice in a urinal.  Just sayin'

/ good idea though!


I think it's more of a dive bar thing.  So I see it quite often.
 
2013-07-31 11:05:03 AM  
What an excellent use of a greenlight.

Was the PLUG tag broken?
 
2013-07-31 11:05:07 AM  
Did the OBVIOUS tag take the day off?

What's next, a story about why they put rock salt in the porta-john urinals?
 
2013-07-31 11:05:23 AM  
If it's such a great idea why don't they make automatic ice machines for piss pots, huh smart guy? Huh smart guy?
 
2013-07-31 11:05:31 AM  
No, one of the commenters got it right.  Its there because the ice machine got too full and they needed to dump the excess ice.  They can't put it in sinks because you have to use the sinks, and they can't put it in the toilets because someone would try to flush it and clog the thing.  You put it in the urinal because thats the only place left short of tossing it out the back door.  Anything else it might do are just side benefits.  If this were not the case, you would see ice in *EVERY* urinal, not just one or two of them at a time.

And yes, you have to keep ice machines partially empty, otherwise it freezes up into a solid block.
 
2013-07-31 11:06:35 AM  
Always liked these
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2013-07-31 11:06:42 AM  

The My Little Pony Killer: I find it really sad that guys need to be entertained as they take a piss.




You mean it is different from women always needing to go to the bathroom together so they can have someone to talk to?
 
2013-07-31 11:06:51 AM  

Millennium: Honestly, I doubt any of these are the real reason bars do it. More likely is that they do it to discourage drunk people from pooping in the urinal.


How does ice discourage people from pooping in the urinal?
 
2013-07-31 11:08:16 AM  

The My Little Pony Killer: I find it really sad that guys need to be entertained as they take a piss.


Well I'm not going to hold my cell phone!

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2013-07-31 11:08:26 AM  
You mean I'm NOT supposed to chill my beer in it? Now you tell me!
 
2013-07-31 11:09:30 AM  
Old and busted: peeing on ice cubes

New hotness: peeing ice cubes

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2013-07-31 11:09:37 AM  

scottydoesntknow: Millennium: Honestly, I doubt any of these are the real reason bars do it. More likely is that they do it to discourage drunk people from pooping in the urinal.

How does ice discourage people from pooping in the urinal?


People find a freezing heel discouraging.
 
2013-07-31 11:10:37 AM  

btraz70: Hey fella's
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2013-07-31 11:11:27 AM  
Because guys are disgusting pigs who would rather wallow in urine than expend the effort to flush?
 
2013-07-31 11:11:36 AM  

Mad Scientist: scottydoesntknow: Millennium: Honestly, I doubt any of these are the real reason bars do it. More likely is that they do it to discourage drunk people from pooping in the urinal.

How does ice discourage people from pooping in the urinal?

People find a freezing heel discouraging.


I figured most people just hovered over the urinal, not plop their asses straight down. I don't have any experience in it as I've never pooped in a urinal.

If anything I think it would be a nice cooling sensation on your bum.
 
2013-07-31 11:13:07 AM  
Why the fark do people NOT flush?  That always bugs me.....

Flush the god-damned toilet you farking pig....
 
2013-07-31 11:13:21 AM  

Mr.Hawk: You mean it is different from women always needing to go to the bathroom together so they can have someone to talk to?


I still have only one rule: I cannot talk or be talked to while I'm on the toilet and also cannot talk or be talked to BY someone who's on the toilet.images1.wikia.nocookie.net
 
2013-07-31 11:13:23 AM  
So that's where those yellow snow cones come from.
 
2013-07-31 11:14:13 AM  
Y'all need to go to better bars
 
2013-07-31 11:14:40 AM  
Never seen that.

Have seen a Block of Ice in the Toilet, with an Ice Pick Next to It. Never since then have I ordered anything on the rocks.
Why yes. The drinks weren't that expensive.
 
2013-07-31 11:15:42 AM  

The My Little Pony Killer: I find it really sad that guys need to be entertained as they take a piss.


Keeps us from talking and hanging out in there for 15 minutes like the ladies do.
 
2013-07-31 11:16:05 AM  
i don't know if i've seen ice in the urinal before.

i have seen ice in the horse trough thing before.  meh, if i'm pissing in a horse trough thing, i prefer if there's ice.  prevents splash back, and i don't particularly enjoy staring at pooling pee.  and, it's satisfying to watch the ice melt.  like i can actually destroy something in the real world.
 
2013-07-31 11:18:45 AM  
First of all: Guys, we weren't born in barns, can we please flush so we don't have to PRETEND we're all humans and get embarassed when ladies hear about our dirty little secrets?

Second of all: Please don't write articles ladies are going to see about our dirty little secrets.  It makes them have thoughts like "No one in my house is allowed to pee standing up," and it ruins the ease of urination for us all.
 
2013-07-31 11:19:14 AM  
I once saw this message scrawled above a urinal: "Please don't put your cigarette butts in the urinal. It makes them harder to relight."
 
2013-07-31 11:19:28 AM  
My goal was always to see how much ice I could melt. Gets a little awkward at a crowded trough though.
 
2013-07-31 11:20:41 AM  

Sir_Farkalot: First of all: Guys, we weren't born in barns, can we please flush so we don't have to PRETEND we're all humans and get embarassed when ladies hear about our dirty little secrets?

Second of all: Please don't write articles ladies are going to see about our dirty little secrets.  It makes them have thoughts like "No one in my house is allowed to pee standing up," and it ruins the ease of urination for us all.


The best part about being a man is you can make your own decision on how to urinate.
 
2013-07-31 11:21:48 AM  
If you think a guy's bathroom is bad, I'd hate to see your reaction to a woman's bathroom.

/holy crap
 
2013-07-31 11:25:28 AM  

offmymeds: I once saw this message scrawled above a urinal: "Please don't put your cigarette butts in the urinal. It makes them harder to relight."


And of course there's the old favorite, written high on the wall above the urinal, "If you can read this, you're pissing on your shoes."
 
2013-07-31 11:26:36 AM  
I always thought it was to prevent splashback.  I appreciate a place that does this.
 
2013-07-31 11:27:20 AM  
Just figured it gave us drunkards something to concentrate on to make sure we get it the urinal.
 
2013-07-31 11:28:48 AM  

puckrock2000: offmymeds: I once saw this message scrawled above a urinal: "Please don't put your cigarette butts in the urinal. It makes them harder to relight."

And of course there's the old favorite, written high on the wall above the urinal, "If you can read this, you're pissing on your shoes."


My favorite:

"If you can piss above this line, the volunteer fire department would like to talk to you."

Also: it was common for roadhouses in the South to have, as a urinal, a simple trough - usually made by cutting a water heater tank in half lengthwise - with a few blocks of ice in it. Ice cubes was for the up-town folks.
 
2013-07-31 11:32:09 AM  
Some bar owners say it works even better than urinal cakes because it actually flushes the urine instead of just trying to deodorize it.

Yep. First saw this at the brewery I worked at. I thought maybe my boss was getting rid of ice(Glass gets broken in the ice machine, and you suddenly have to dump hundreds of pounds of ice), but then I realized that was all of the ice he dumped, and he only did it on the really busy nights. Worked like a charm. Not only does it melt and flush, but it's more of a barrier to get through. With a urinal cake, it just kind of sits there next to the urine, so as a result, it smells like piss AND urinal cakes. The ice is like having a million little P-traps in the urinal, plus the other factors mentioned. Lasts a lot longer than you'd think, too.
 
2013-07-31 11:32:10 AM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: Because guys are disgusting pigs who would rather wallow in urine than expend the effort to flush?


While I'm not arguing the "disgusting pig" bit, flushing #1 can be considered wasteful of resources in areas with poor plumbing or when moderate-to-heavy drinking is involved and the urine is mostly water anyway.
 
2013-07-31 11:32:51 AM  

farkerts: I have been in a lot of bars and never....ever seen ice in a urinal.  Just sayin'

/ good idea though!


You obviously drink W-A-Y too little...   :-)
 
2013-07-31 11:33:11 AM  

redmid17: My goal was always to see how much ice I could melt. Gets a little awkward at a crowded trough though.


Just be polite: "Excuse me, pissing through."
 
2013-07-31 11:37:05 AM  

Lor M. Ipsum: Benevolent Misanthrope: Because guys are disgusting pigs who would rather wallow in urine than expend the effort to flush?

While I'm not arguing the "disgusting pig" bit, flushing #1 can be considered wasteful of resources in areas with poor plumbing or when moderate-to-heavy drinking is involved and the urine is mostly water anyway.


That would involve touching something in the restroom. Nice thing about being a guy, you don't have to touch a single thing besides yourself.

This is why you often see a sink running in the restroom. What's the point in washing your hands, then touching the disgusting handle and then dirty town dispenser?
 
2013-07-31 11:38:03 AM  

farkerts: I have been in a lot of bars and never....ever seen ice in a urinal.  Just sayin'

/ good idea though!


Yeah, this. Also agree that it's probably just for disposal of excess ice without having to waste water melting it in the sink.
 
2013-07-31 11:38:10 AM  

teylix: If you think a guy's bathroom is bad, I'd hate to see your reaction to a woman's bathroom.

/holy crap


That.
When I was in the military and living in the barracks back when barracks had community latrines and showers, I was told by a few female friends that the women's latrines were typically worse than the men's latrines that they'd seen. Partly because women are more likely to attempt the hover technique and fail and then not bother to clean up after themselves.
 
2013-07-31 11:39:21 AM  
Poor man's Sink the Bismark?
 
2013-07-31 11:39:21 AM  

Mr.Hawk: women always needing to go to the bathroom together


Citation please?

I've never had group outings to the restroom.
 
2013-07-31 11:39:49 AM  

Dwindle: Lor M. Ipsum: Benevolent Misanthrope: Because guys are disgusting pigs who would rather wallow in urine than expend the effort to flush?

While I'm not arguing the "disgusting pig" bit, flushing #1 can be considered wasteful of resources in areas with poor plumbing or when moderate-to-heavy drinking is involved and the urine is mostly water anyway.

That would involve touching something in the restroom. Nice thing about being a guy, you don't have to touch a single thing besides yourself.

This is why you often see a sink running in the restroom. What's the point in washing your hands, then touching the disgusting handle and then dirty town dispenser?


I just use the patented kick method. If I can't flush it with my shoe, it won't be flushed.
 
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