Saturday, January 27, 2007

There is bathroom and... bathroom

I ran into 'Pimped out John' today. I was reading, in an article by Cynthia Fagen of the NYPost:
"We were trying to think of a way to reach out to younger potential customers," said spokesman Paul Abrams.
"Their parents and grandparents grew up on our jingle - 'Call Roto-Rooter, that's the name, and away go troubles down the drain' - but younger people are so distracted by different media, we thought that's exactly what we should put on.
"We were brainstorming the idea, 'What if we created the ultimate toilet and you would never have to leave the toilet?' " Abrams said, explaining that the average person spends 11,862 hours - or one year, four months and five days - in the bathroom.

Pimped out John is equipped with a 20" Philips LCD TV, an Xbox 360 console, a DVD player, a Gateway EMachine laptop with robot arm , an iPod docking station with a built-in toilet paper dispenser, a TiVo DVR, an Avanti refrigerator with a beer tap, and exercise bike, and an electric cup warmer.
The toilet will go to the winner of Roto-Rooter's online sweepstakes drawing April 25, National Plumber's Day. (Only for U.S.! sorry guys i know some of you europeans would love to have this thing and were already running to enroll for the sweepstakes!)
Total cost of "the ultimate seat of power" as they call it at Roto-Rooter: 5000$

There must be something perverted in those who designed this thing. Plus, back to the real world, s[Babi] came home after one month in Mexico

This is a bathroom of a hostel in Mazunte, South of Mexico. This bathroom comes with no fancy faucets, no flush and a nice bucket to fill before the use. Dont look for the hot water: there's no hot water. It is forbidden to throw anything in the wc because there is no sewage system.