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matcom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-27-04 12:50 PM
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"Talking Toilets" Will Counsel Citizens
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AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - The citizens of Amsterdam may now take counsel of talking toilets that expound on the perils of smoking or the futility of war and berate them on hygiene and cleanliness.

The first such toilets, fitted with sensors to detect exactly what visitors do and to pass comment if appropriate, were installed in a central Amsterdam cafe Thursday. Creator Leonard van Munster, who sees the project as an artistic venture, will build more if the demand arises.

"You might consider sitting down next time," the toilet told a male Reuters reporter politely in a female robot voice. The next user was told that "The last visitor did not take heed of basic rules of hygiene."

Depending on circumstances, the toilet might remind you to wash your hands or ask you to lift the seat.

http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&cid=573&nci...
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demnan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-27-04 12:54 PM
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1. Gawd!!!!
Can't even go to the can anymore without being nagged!
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GOPisEvil Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-27-04 12:55 PM
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2. "Mix in a salad, tubby!" "Oooof, you're heavy!"
Oh yeah...this will go over REAL well...
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THUNDER HANDS Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-27-04 12:56 PM
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3. "Hey, can a brotha get some lysol in here!"
oh yeah, this will go over very well :D
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GOPisEvil Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-27-04 12:58 PM
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4. "You might want to come back later."
"The person who used this previously left a MASSIVE stink bomb."
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Screaming Lord Byron Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-27-04 12:59 PM
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5. INAPPROPRIATE TOUCHING! INAPPROPRIATE TOUCHING! ALERT! ALERT!
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guitar man Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-27-04 12:59 PM
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6. Talking toilets, nothing new
Don't we already have one or two of those in the white house?
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underpants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-27-04 01:00 PM
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7. Great! This a-hole likes getting a Running Start on me!
Hilarious cross thread reference from earlier. Whoo boy was that clever. :thumbsup: for ME!
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DinahMoeHum Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-27-04 01:02 PM
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8. "Don't forget to wipe your ass, folks!"
:evilgrin:
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