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11 December 2009 @ 02:47 pm
So, what's the deal with urinals, anyway?
Antarctica, Winter 1982ivorjawa on December 11th, 2009 07:51 pm (UTC)
We can stand up when we pee.
We can even write our names in the snow.
ruthless compassion: martini handsaroraborealis on December 11th, 2009 08:00 pm (UTC)
But you can't hit a toilet?
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Rowan: Fallmzrowan on December 11th, 2009 07:55 pm (UTC)
They're faster to use than toilets? (I'm guessing.) They take up less space, making them more attractive to building designers. And they use less water, so they're environmentally-friendly! ;-)
Spikespike on December 11th, 2009 08:07 pm (UTC)
And by acting as "express lanes" in the men's room, they reduce latency for everyone, not just the people who use them.
(no subject) - goat on December 11th, 2009 09:53 pm (UTC) (Expand)
Chance: electric palm trees in the snowmiss_chance on December 11th, 2009 08:15 pm (UTC)
Fill them with ice to chill your champagne. Easier to manage than a bath-tub full.
ruthless compassion: blech!aroraborealis on December 11th, 2009 08:21 pm (UTC)
See icon.
Words of Fire on the Surface of the Worldinfinitehotel on December 11th, 2009 08:20 pm (UTC)
If nothing else, they provide men with a way to covertly assess the relative size of their penis.
blk: citdblk on December 11th, 2009 09:30 pm (UTC)
... but it's assessing the relative size of an unexcited penis, which really isn't saying a whole lot. Unless they like playing the "show-er vs grower" game.
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Susan Constantsconstant on December 11th, 2009 08:28 pm (UTC)
I thought this was a response to the comment directly above (http://aroraborealis.livejournal.com/844056.html?thread=9767448#t9767448, at the time of this writing) and I was very confused for a moment.
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Michael Grasso: ewmgrasso on December 11th, 2009 08:54 pm (UTC)
I don't get urinals either
Have you ever heard tales of... the baseball stadium urinal trough?

Chip: skiceo on December 11th, 2009 09:10 pm (UTC)
Re: I don't get urinals either
Those used to be more common; the only one I've seen in recent years is in the men's room of the Mad River Glen base lodge. When it needed to be replaced, instead of putting in actual urinals, they had one custom-made at significantly higher expense. They did a similar thing with their antique single chairlift. Peculiar place, MRG.
Re: I don't get urinals either - starphire on December 11th, 2009 09:20 pm (UTC) (Expand)
Re: I don't get urinals either - goat on December 11th, 2009 09:56 pm (UTC) (Expand)
Doug Orleansdougo on December 11th, 2009 09:10 pm (UTC)
m.entrope on December 11th, 2009 11:24 pm (UTC)
OMFG what a timely question. Today, for the first time, everyone I see calls me "sir" and I fear that I might have to go investigate the answer to your question soon.
maebethmaebeth on December 13th, 2009 01:53 am (UTC)
At my workplace, which was originally built for men only, we keep plants in them. No risk of over watering.
approximatorapproximator on December 13th, 2009 02:43 pm (UTC)
At my workplace in the lab, there is a privacy shield to either side of the urinal that has two parabolas of rusty pitted metal that shows the splash pattern. I think it's pretty clear based on the shapes that whoever uses it is inadvertently wetting themselves. Think of them as a way that men lightly mist themselves with pheromones (there must be some of those in pee and it sure sounds better than just peeing on ourselves).

I guess they are a subtle joke.