Sunday, August 23, 2009

It's a man's game. Really.

Once again, I find myself hesitating and yet ultimately capitulating to write about something that wouldn't be "polite dinner conversation." It's regarding drunk driving - sort of.

To varying degrees we each hate and fear drunk drivers. Given. But as a responsible pub proprietor, how do you educate a patron that maybe he's had too many cocktails to drive? You let them play while they pee. (I warned you!)

Bathrooms in several Frankfurt bars have been installed "pressure sensitive inlays set within urinals, enabling users to play while they pee." A screen comes on in front of the urinal with a driving game. To turn the car right, you pee right; to go left, you pee left. Did y'all get a poor score? Then you're probably too drunk to drive. Brilliant and disgusting at the same time. More info here