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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 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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