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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 34
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2013-07-31 11:13:07 AM
5 votes:
Why the fark do people NOT flush?  That always bugs me.....

Flush the god-damned toilet you farking pig....
2013-07-31 11:11:27 AM
4 votes:
Because guys are disgusting pigs who would rather wallow in urine than expend the effort to flush?
2013-07-31 11:02:52 AM
3 votes:
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2013-07-31 05:46:38 PM
2 votes:

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 11:48:12 AM
2 votes:
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 11:42:07 AM
2 votes:

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 11:39:49 AM
2 votes:

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 11:13:21 AM
2 votes:

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 11:06:42 AM
2 votes:

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 11:05:31 AM
2 votes:
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 02:17:05 PM
1 votes:

beachboy: Coolest group urinal ever:

[cache.gawkerassets.com image 640x360]


Wow. A mood urinal! Never saw that before.
2013-07-31 12:38:09 PM
1 votes:

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 12:17:32 PM
1 votes:

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 12:06:23 PM
1 votes:
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 12:04:35 PM
1 votes:

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 12:00:16 PM
1 votes:
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 11:52:21 AM
1 votes:

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 11:50:24 AM
1 votes:

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 11:44:26 AM
1 votes:

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 11:38:10 AM
1 votes:

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 11:32:09 AM
1 votes:
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 11:27:20 AM
1 votes:
Just figured it gave us drunkards something to concentrate on to make sure we get it the urinal.
2013-07-31 11:21:48 AM
1 votes:
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 11:20:41 AM
1 votes:

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 11:18:45 AM
1 votes:
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 11:16:05 AM
1 votes:
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 11:06:35 AM
1 votes:
Always liked these
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2013-07-31 11:05:07 AM
1 votes:
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 11:04:46 AM
1 votes:
I find it really sad that guys need to be entertained as they take a piss.
2013-07-31 11:04:13 AM
1 votes:
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 11:04:03 AM
1 votes:
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 11:03:41 AM
1 votes:
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 11:01:35 AM
1 votes:
I have been in a lot of bars and never....ever seen ice in a urinal.  Just sayin'

/ good idea though!
2013-07-31 11:01:19 AM
1 votes:
duh
 
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