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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!

images.intomobile.com
 
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

www.cinesnob.net
 
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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www.angryflower.com
 
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.
 
2013-07-31 11:40:05 AM  
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Mr. Mackey: Excuse me! Can we get back to the issue, please? You all don't seem to understand how serious this is. Now who made dookie in the urinal?

**CLASS LAUGHS**

Mr. Mackey: Oh, you think it's funny, huh? M'kay. M'kay. You're going to think it's real funny when the police get here.
 
2013-07-31 11:40:06 AM  
"Please do not throw toothpicks into the urinals.  Our lice can pole vault."
 
2013-07-31 11:40:50 AM  

redmid17: 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.


Damn right. I hate urinals, I always rock the Slater on the john.
 
2013-07-31 11:41:01 AM  

Fano: 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.


The point is still that ladies can get their business finished without having the caretakers of the restroom hold their hands through it.

And again, I've never seen herds of women migrate to the restroom.
 
2013-07-31 11:42:07 AM  

Dwindle: 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 never quite understood why people don't usually wash their hands  before using the restroom.  Wrapped away in my clean underwear for most of the day, it is safe to say that my junk is the cleanest part of my body...until I walk into a restroom, unzip, and contaminate the clean zone with whatever I've been touching all day.

If I'm feeling dubious about germs (flu season or something), I wash my hands before going and then use a paper towel to flush, turn off faucets, and open the door before tossing it.
 
2013-07-31 11:44:26 AM  

The My Little Pony Killer: Mr.Hawk: women always needing to go to the bathroom together

Citation please?

I've never had group outings to the restroom.


The International Center for Bathroom Etiquette states "It is not only appropriate for women to go in groups (preferably holding hands and giggling), it is severely reprehensible for a girl to go alone."

Citation
 
2013-07-31 11:44:33 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?


Holy crap - your bar has a town dispenser?

:'(  I want a town dispenser.  I'd buy a tiny island somewhere in British Columbia and take my town dispenser there and make myself a town.

/Don't know why, but I'm feeling silly today
 
2013-07-31 11:44:39 AM  

The My Little Pony Killer: I've never seen herds of women migrate to the restroom.


For real? I have. A BUNCH of times.
 
2013-07-31 11:45:17 AM  

The My Little Pony Killer: Fano: 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.

The point is still that ladies can get their business finished without having the caretakers of the restroom hold their hands through it.

And again, I've never seen herds of women migrate to the restroom.


I'll put this bluntly, I'm guessing you haven't spent much time around groups of women then. It's not a hard and fast rule, but there is a reason the stereotype (especially at bars) exists.
 
2013-07-31 11:45:43 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."


"It's giving the cockroaches cancer"
 
2013-07-31 11:46:00 AM  

OldManDownDRoad: 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."


Please do not throw toothpicks into urinal - crabs can polevault.
 
2013-07-31 11:47:26 AM  

The My Little Pony Killer: And again, I've never seen herds of women migrate to the restroom.


All the time in college.  I don't think a single woman at a party has ever used the bathroom by herself.
 
2013-07-31 11:48:12 AM  
scottydoesntknow:

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

Which is exactly why the flush, sink control, and door opener should all be on the floor.
 
2013-07-31 11:49:04 AM  
www.quickship.com

Piss biscuit.
 
2013-07-31 11:50:24 AM  

chevydeuce: Why the fark do people NOT flush?  That always bugs me.....

Flush the god-damned toilet you farking pig....


Your hands were all on your junk and before you washed them you grabbed the bar to flush the urinal, I am not touching that thing.
 
2013-07-31 11:50:28 AM  

Sin_City_Superhero: The My Little Pony Killer: I've never seen herds of women migrate to the restroom.

For real? I have. A BUNCH of times.


It's been on quite a few TV shows too. I remember an episode of That '70s Show that had Jackie yelling at Donna to go to the bathroom with her. Then Fez (not understanding it's only women who do that) tells Eric to follow him to the bathroom and all the guys look at him like he's crazy.
 
2013-07-31 11:51:18 AM  
Add a few limes and you're good to go
 
2013-07-31 11:51:32 AM  
what NOT to say at the urinal: dude, nice watch!
 
2013-07-31 11:52:21 AM  

Lor M. Ipsum: Dwindle: 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 never quite understood why people don't usually wash their hands  before using the restroom.  Wrapped away in my clean underwear for most of the day, it is safe to say that my junk is the cleanest part of my body...until I walk into a restroom, unzip, and contaminate the clean zone with whatever I've been touching all day.


W

hen I worked in the oilfield, we used to say that you could tell the field hands from the office guys because the office guys washed their hands after they took a leak.
 
2013-07-31 11:52:33 AM  

Edymnion: 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.


And you cannot throw it outside...?
 
2013-07-31 11:54:50 AM  

scottydoesntknow: Sin_City_Superhero: The My Little Pony Killer: I've never seen herds of women migrate to the restroom.

For real? I have. A BUNCH of times.

It's been on quite a few TV shows too. I remember an episode of That '70s Show that had Jackie yelling at Donna to go to the bathroom with her. Then Fez (not understanding it's only women who do that) tells Eric to follow him to the bathroom and all the guys look at him like he's crazy.


Crack has an article about women in groups to the bathroom. It baffles me that people *hadn't* heard of it

http://www.cracked.com/blog/7-female-behaviors-that-baffle-men-expla in ed21/
 
2013-07-31 11:55:26 AM  
From personal experience, I always found the bathrooms that have ice in the urinals to smell worse than other bathrooms.
 
2013-07-31 11:59:43 AM  

rubi_con_man: duh


ditto
 
2013-07-31 12:00:16 PM  
A guy who spits his gum into the urinal seems like the same kind of person who leaves a shopping cart in the parking lot.
 
2013-07-31 12:01:11 PM  

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

/ good idea though!


Are you saying that you're to good to piss on ice?
 
2013-07-31 12:01:14 PM  
I hear the women have a candy machine in better public bathrooms.
 
2013-07-31 12:03:33 PM  
Urinal ice will always make me think of this:
www.laughroulette.com

//hot like Andre's sister
 
2013-07-31 12:04:35 PM  

darth_badger: [www.quickship.com image 650x650]

Piss biscuit.


/csb:
I was at a multi-day music festival and had need of the porto. These were the fancy ones, with a separate molded plastic urinal. The porto operator thoughtfully placed one of these in each receptacle. Someone much wittier than me scrawled in Sharpie, with an arrow indicating said  biscuit: "Have A Mint."

I still giggle, 20 years later.

/festival pro-tip: Learn the route and timing of the honey wagon. Only way to be sure of a reasonably pleasant experience.
//always carry your own roll.
 
2013-07-31 12:06:12 PM  

Banchan: Urinal ice will always make me think of this:
[www.laughroulette.com image 500x282]

//hot like Andre's sister


Nice reference! Forgot about that.
 
2013-07-31 12:06:23 PM  
I'm obssesive about washing my hands after going to the bathroom, so i'm not afraid to flush a urinal. Also, i hate the smell of urine, so i have a motive to fluch the urinal. Also, i'm not an inconsiderate a-hole, so i choose to flush the urinal.

Unfortunately too many men don't wash their hands afterwards or are afraid of catching herpes from the handle and it turns into wall mounted bowl of piss soup in many mens' rooms.
 
2013-07-31 12:06:36 PM  

Dingleberry Dickwad: 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.


Y'all just keep telling yourselves that. And peeing on ice.
 
2013-07-31 12:11:14 PM  
I was in a bar in Florida that had a urinal trough full of ice. Talk about disgusting and awkward all at the same time.

www.urinal.net
 
2013-07-31 12:12:43 PM  

The My Little Pony Killer: Mr.Hawk: women always needing to go to the bathroom together

Citation please?

I've never had group outings to the restroom.


A common stereotype that has become a tv trope.
 
2013-07-31 12:14:41 PM  
Coolest group urinal ever:

cache.gawkerassets.com
 
2013-07-31 12:15:53 PM  
It doesn't hurt that it provides entertainment and encourages accuracy too.

---- For you drunken simpletons.
 
2013-07-31 12:17:32 PM  

The My Little Pony Killer: Fano: 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.

The point is still that ladies can get their business finished without having the caretakers of the restroom hold their hands through it.

And again, I've never seen herds of women migrate to the restroom.


You've... never had to clean a public womens' room, have you?

I have. Two summers; one at a teen camp, one at a movie theater.

Women are far, far more vile and disgusting creatures when it comes to public bathrooms. I am speaking of the collective result, of course, not all individuals.
 
2013-07-31 12:18:20 PM  
I've seen 2-3 women at a time go into a single-toilet female restroom in a bar.  I've seen this happen more than once.
 
2013-07-31 12:18:42 PM  

The My Little Pony Killer: The point is still that ladies can get their business finished without having the caretakers of the restroom hold their hands through it.


You need to get out more.
 
2013-07-31 12:20:11 PM  

darth_badger: [www.quickship.com image 650x650]

Piss biscuit.


My Grandpa always called those Polish breath mints....
 
2013-07-31 12:21:11 PM  

Guadior42: darth_badger: [www.quickship.com image 650x650]

Piss biscuit.

/csb:
I was at a multi-day music festival and had need of the porto. These were the fancy ones, with a separate molded plastic urinal. The porto operator thoughtfully placed one of these in each receptacle. Someone much wittier than me scrawled in Sharpie, with an arrow indicating said  biscuit: "Have A Mint."

I still giggle, 20 years later.

/festival pro-tip: Learn the route and timing of the honey wagon. Only way to be sure of a reasonably pleasant experience.
//always carry your own roll.


Always carry your own baby wipes.

My fav on a festival was 'DANZIG' written on the poop house wall with a big arrow pointing down to the poop and pee at Fun Fun Fun Fest.

http://funfunfunfest.com/
 
2013-07-31 12:23:19 PM  

Mongo No.5: 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.




Too bad the rest of that country has those god-aweful toilets, with the poop shelft. Gross.
 
2013-07-31 12:30:00 PM  

zenobia: Y'all just keep telling yourselves that. And peeing on ice.


I've done maintenance work for several companies over the years (lights, plumbing, electrical,etc.). Women's bathrooms in my experience fall into two categories, both at extreme ends of the cleanliness spectrum from each other. They're either spotless clean, with flowers and spray and hand lotion and all that crap, or they look like something straight out of a prison in some third-world hellhole. The disgusting ones I've been in beat any men's room I've ever seen for sheer nastiness. Say what you want about men, we don't toss "napkins" in a lump in the corner.

/likes peeing on ice
 
2013-07-31 12:31:56 PM  

Lor M. Ipsum: I never quite understood why people don't usually wash their hands before using the restroom.


Maybe they were just chopping habaneros?
 
2013-07-31 12:34:00 PM  
Whoops, missed the "don't" in that question. In any case, chopping habaneros is a very good reason indeed to wash one's hands before taking a leak.
 
2013-07-31 12:37:31 PM  

OldManDownDRoad: ...up-town folks.


cdnbakmi.kaltura.com
 
2013-07-31 12:37:45 PM  

robbiex0r: I've seen 2-3 women at a time go into a single-toilet female restroom in a bar.  I've seen this happen more than once.


Watching 2-3 of them go in and 4-6 of them come out is the impressive one.
 
2013-07-31 12:38:09 PM  

pinchpoint: I've done maintenance work for several companies over the years (lights, plumbing, electrical,etc.). Women's bathrooms in my experience fall into two categories, both at extreme ends of the cleanliness spectrum from each other. They're either spotless clean, with flowers and spray and hand lotion and all that crap, or they look like something straight out of a prison in some third-world hellhole. The disgusting ones I've been in beat any men's room I've ever seen for sheer nastiness. Say what you want about men, we don't toss "napkins" in a lump in the corner.


As someone who's also done maintenance work, I'm in full agreement. Men seem to be naturally neater than women when it comes to public bathrooms. That job nearly drove me to celibacy.

Flies also contribute to neatness.
 
2013-07-31 12:49:37 PM  

Guadior42: darth_badger: [www.quickship.com image 650x650]

Piss biscuit.

/csb:
I was at a multi-day music festival and had need of the porto. These were the fancy ones, with a separate molded plastic urinal. The porto operator thoughtfully placed one of these in each receptacle. Someone much wittier than me scrawled in Sharpie, with an arrow indicating said  biscuit: "Have A Mint."

I still giggle, 20 years later.

/festival pro-tip: Learn the route and timing of the honey wagon. Only way to be sure of a reasonably pleasant experience.
//always carry your own roll.


what is the honey wagon?

/no, I don't spend time at multi-day music festivals, so I really don't know
 
2013-07-31 12:54:33 PM  

offmymeds: OldManDownDRoad: ...up-town folks.

[cdnbakmi.kaltura.com image 574x484]


4.bp.blogspot.com

"Very cosmopolitan . . . "
 
2013-07-31 12:55:17 PM  

zenobia: Dingleberry Dickwad: 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.

Y'all just keep telling yourselves that. And peeing on ice.


Except it was several women telling me this, so yeah.
 
2013-07-31 12:56:11 PM  
danno_to_infinity:

what is the honey wagon?

The guy who pumps out the Port-o-san, also in rural areas the guy who pumps out the septic tank every couple of years.
 
2013-07-31 12:56:24 PM  

danno_to_infinity: what is the honey wagon?


It's that big fancy tanker truck with the hose and vacuum pump that drives around a dips the hose into that little hole at the back of the portos.  If you need more of an explanation than that, ask your Dad.
 
2013-07-31 12:57:21 PM  

offmymeds: OldManDownDRoad: ...up-town folks.

[cdnbakmi.kaltura.com image 574x484]


every time I see that picture, I think the guy in the backless chair is going to be found dead.  stomach higher than head, passed out drunk.  One urp, burp or barf and it's fluids in the trachea and rock star demise is Imminent.
 
2013-07-31 01:13:50 PM  
Ice lowers the temperature of the urine as well, reducing the rate of evaporation of volatile chemicals - which is what makes urine smell bad.
 
2013-07-31 01:23:33 PM  

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.


People do that?

What bars are you going to?
 
2013-07-31 01:32:06 PM  

Lor M. Ipsum: Dwindle: 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 never quite understood why people don't usually wash their hands before using the restroom.



There are times when you do, or at least want to.

Like if you've been chopping jalapeno peppers.  You certainly want to wash your hands before that.

/One of my scoutmasters learned that lesson the hard way.
 
2013-07-31 01:41:57 PM  
Worked at a gas station the summer before college (A fairly big exxon, one that had a deli).

The ladies restroom was the worst of the two, more crap on the fllor and seat, more trash everwhere, mirror had crap all over it, and that damn sanitary napkin "trash can" (box on the wall).  Seriously women, how hard is it to make sure that your damn bloody pads actually make it INTO the damn box in the wall?  I swear, I would go into the restroom to clean it and there would be more tampons and pads on the damn floor then in the disposal area!
 
2013-07-31 01:46:11 PM  

mithras_angel: 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.

People do that?

What bars are you going to?


The best kind!

While I have never seen that (thank god) I was at a bar where they had one bathroom, and this "bathroom" consisted of a sink that you have to squeeze past to get to the single toilet.  Also, there was no door, so you were open to the world.  It was a lot easier to just piss outside.

/also, this bar had a leaky ceiling and a dirt floor
//I was part of the upper echelons of society back in the day!
 
2013-07-31 02:17:05 PM  

beachboy: Coolest group urinal ever:

[cache.gawkerassets.com image 640x360]


Wow. A mood urinal! Never saw that before.
 
2013-07-31 02:28:00 PM  

Burr: Worked at a gas station the summer before college (A fairly big exxon, one that had a deli).

The ladies restroom was the worst of the two, more crap on the fllor and seat, more trash everwhere, mirror had crap all over it, and that damn sanitary napkin "trash can" (box on the wall).  Seriously women, how hard is it to make sure that your damn bloody pads actually make it INTO the damn box in the wall?  I swear, I would go into the restroom to clean it and there would be more tampons and pads on the damn floor then in the disposal area!


I love the joke with the school that has a problem with girls putting lipstick on the mirror, and the janitor shows the girls how he cleans the mirror.
 
2013-07-31 02:49:39 PM  

Mr.Poops: From personal experience, I always found the bathrooms that have ice in the urinals to smell worse than other bathrooms.


*clicks profile*

Yep, figured.  See my above post.  Most of the bars that have ice in the urinal are farking shiatholes.  My favorite kind.
 
2013-07-31 03:10:28 PM  

blatz514: Mr.Poops: From personal experience, I always found the bathrooms that have ice in the urinals to smell worse than other bathrooms.

*clicks profile*

Yep, figured.  See my above post.  Most of the bars that have ice in the urinal are farking shiatholes.  My favorite kind.


My kinda place as well. As the Ol' Man used to say: "You wanna go some place wearing a tie and ordering a martini, or do you wanna get drunk and maybe get laid?"

CSB: Speaking of dive bars in the South (where I first started drinking, roadside places like the 461 Club outside the metropolis of Greenville NC) it was common for the bathroom to be so bad that most guys whizzed out back. To keep the mess to a minimum bar owners would take a section of concrete road culvert and bury it a couple feet into the ground. The military also does this at advanced bases - gives you a hole to piss in. Anyway, you'd step out back on a hot September night, sidle up to the lip of the culvert, unzip, all switches in the "On" position, and the next thing you heard was the unmistakeable buzz of an Eastern Diamondback. Fetchin' and steppin' commenced.
/CSB
 
2013-07-31 03:28:09 PM  

OldManDownDRoad: My kinda place as well. As the Ol' Man used to say: "You wanna go some place wearing a tie and ordering a martini, or do you wanna get drunk and maybe get laid?"


We have the EAA going on here this week.  I think the rich type love coming to our shiatty bars to see how the locals drink.  Then leave in awe wondering how someone could drink so much and still be able to function.

/Wonder if Harrison Ford will be out....
 
2013-07-31 04:11:04 PM  

OldManDownDRoad: My kinda place as well. As the Ol' Man used to say: "You wanna go some place wearing a tie and ordering a martini, or do you wanna get drunk and maybe get laid?"


why not both?

guess i've lived in new orleans too long... the same night would usually run the gamut of the nicest bars to the crappiest bars, and everything in between, in no particular order, other than what you felt like drinking next.
 
2013-07-31 04:34:00 PM  

pute kisses like a man: OldManDownDRoad: My kinda place as well. As the Ol' Man used to say: "You wanna go some place wearing a tie and ordering a martini, or do you wanna get drunk and maybe get laid?"

why not both?

guess i've lived in new orleans too long... the same night would usually run the gamut of the nicest bars to the crappiest bars, and everything in between, in no particular order, other than what you felt like drinking next.


That's true, but sometimes you gotta be careful. I went to a reception after work not long ago wearing my usual jacket and tie. Had a few drinks, then remembered I had to meet a pal at a biker bar out on the highway. So I strolled into the place and - dead silence. Everyone in the place was staring at me. Checked myself, then went back to the car to ditch the jacket and tie. Walked back in and sat down to wait on the friend. The bartender said: "They thought you was a cop."
 
2013-07-31 05:01:28 PM  

blatz514: OldManDownDRoad: My kinda place as well. As the Ol' Man used to say: "You wanna go some place wearing a tie and ordering a martini, or do you wanna get drunk and maybe get laid?"

We have the EAA going on here this week.  I think the rich type love coming to our shiatty bars to see how the locals drink.  Then leave in awe wondering how someone could drink so much and still be able to function.

/Wonder if Harrison Ford will be out....


You're up in Oshkosh area? I'm over in La Crosse.
*long distance wave*
 
2013-07-31 05:05:56 PM  

blatz514: OldManDownDRoad: My kinda place as well. As the Ol' Man used to say: "You wanna go some place wearing a tie and ordering a martini, or do you wanna get drunk and maybe get laid?"

We have the EAA going on here this week.  I think the rich type love coming to our shiatty bars to see how the locals drink.  Then leave in awe wondering how someone could drink so much and still be able to function.


Pilots, eh? The Ol' Man was a pilot - they do like to put it away. As for the locals, including a woman of Polish extraction from Pewaukee I dated a while back, Haysus Christo what a bunch of alkies. I thought Southerners liked to drink but the people in Pewaukee almost ruined my kidneys when I went up for a wedding. I figure they must be using it as anti-freeze.
 
2013-07-31 05:09:13 PM  
How cool would it be to put dry ice in there?
 
2013-07-31 05:16:22 PM  

thornhill: Edymnion: 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.

And you cannot throw it outside...?


Outside is usually walking areas, as a business owner you generally try to avoid putting objects like banana peels and ice on the ground.
 
2013-07-31 05:16:47 PM  

robbiex0r: blatz514: OldManDownDRoad: My kinda place as well. As the Ol' Man used to say: "You wanna go some place wearing a tie and ordering a martini, or do you wanna get drunk and maybe get laid?"

We have the EAA going on here this week.  I think the rich type love coming to our shiatty bars to see how the locals drink.  Then leave in awe wondering how someone could drink so much and still be able to function.

/Wonder if Harrison Ford will be out....

You're up in Oshkosh area? I'm over in La Crosse.
*long distance wave*


Yep.  I already had you farkied as LAX.  If you ever take Hwy 41 through Oshkosh, wave, you can see my apt. building from the highway.
 
2013-07-31 05:17:33 PM  

Debby7813: How cool would it be to put dry ice in there?


Pretty cool if you made contact.
 
2013-07-31 05:19:37 PM  

OldManDownDRoad: blatz514: OldManDownDRoad: My kinda place as well. As the Ol' Man used to say: "You wanna go some place wearing a tie and ordering a martini, or do you wanna get drunk and maybe get laid?"

We have the EAA going on here this week.  I think the rich type love coming to our shiatty bars to see how the locals drink.  Then leave in awe wondering how someone could drink so much and still be able to function.

Pilots, eh? The Ol' Man was a pilot - they do like to put it away. As for the locals, including a woman of Polish extraction from Pewaukee I dated a while back, Haysus Christo what a bunch of alkies. I thought Southerners liked to drink but the people in Pewaukee almost ruined my kidneys when I went up for a wedding. I figure they must be using it as anti-freeze.


We don't have a lot to do around these part but drink heavily.  As for my Harrison Ford reference.  He and John Travolta used to hit up the local shiat hole in town every EAA.  I'm guessing the locals probably don't harass them too much.
 
2013-07-31 05:40:07 PM  

Debby7813: How cool would it be to put dry ice in there?


It would be -70 F.
 
2013-07-31 05:46:38 PM  

Dingleberry Dickwad: 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.


I agree....all the new wave germaphobes are making public restrooms more disgusting than they need to be.
All that hovering, and not flushing so they don't have to touch anything just compounds the problem...quit being so scared of the insignificant, we are all going to die someday...enjoy your life, and stop being so f ing neurotic.
 
2013-07-31 06:29:26 PM  
i.imgur.com

The Dutch are very proud of this.
 
2013-07-31 06:30:57 PM  
Actually, urine is good for getting the taste of Budweiser out of your mouth.
 
2013-07-31 07:19:57 PM  

OldManDownDRoad: 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.


Army latrine:  "Flush twice.  It's a long way to the mess hall."
 
2013-07-31 08:22:16 PM  

The My Little Pony Killer: Fano: 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.

The point is still that ladies can get their business finished without having the caretakers of the restroom hold their hands through it.

And again, I've never seen herds of women migrate to the restroom.


I've seen ice in urinals in two bars. They were both dives. Also, their urinals didn't flush, so the melting ice was the only flushing gong om.
 
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