Apr 26, 2007

A Shocking Reminder

These coasters were printed using a special invisible red ink, which spreads only when moistened. They were placed at tables and bar counters in Mumbai’s prominent bars and watering holes.

When a customer places his frosted, moist glass of alchohol on it, the red ink starts spreading; and the normal face starts bleeding. Alongside, the message reads: Just a reminder: Drunken driving kills.

As seen in AdHunt.com


Unknown said...

you've probably seen the urinal cakes that speak in a sexy voice at bars in new mexico. if not do a google search for them. the purpose is to prevent drinking and driving but they are so popular they are being stolen from their place (that means reaching into urine, which includes that which is not yours, to get a urine soaked product). Must be good !!! BTW, put some "friend's" blogs that are in English, even if you need to make some new friends :) and that doesn't count the business one.

San said...

I had no idea about the urinals that speak.. but after reading your post I have an image in my mind that I would rather not have! :)) :))

About my friends, you know, I don't make friends easy... and the few ones I have do not have a site. But check the post about Dogs and Bitches, there is one... ;)

Unknown said...

There is a real press release story about it, but I like the comments here better and if you follow the link you can hear it too: http://consumerist.com/consumer/sultry_voiced-urinal-cakes/sultry+voiced-talking-urinal-cakes-remind-men-not-to-drink-and-drive-246630.php

Courtesy of New Mexico's Transportation Department, some bars in the state have received electronic urinal cakes, which not only deodorize, but also provide advice.

"Hey there, big guy. Having a few drinks?" a female voice says a few seconds after an approaching male sets off a motion sensor in the device. "It's time to call a cab or ask a sober friend for a ride home."

"Big guy" ? Why, thanks for noticing, sultry-voiced urinal cake!

(You can hear the voice by clicking through to the article, scrolling down a bit, and watching the video. No actual urinal use is depicted.)

What would really be more helpful is a urinal cake that somehow measures your blood alcohol content, to see if you're genuinely sauced. Sexy voice optional. — MARK ASHLEY