11:15 AM --
More intrusively annoying nanny-state idiocy via The Albuquerque Tribune:
New Mexico is taking its fight against drunken driving to men's restrooms around the state.
The state has ordered 500 talking urinal cakes that will deliver a recorded anti-DWI message to bar and restaurant patrons who make one last pit stop before getting behind the wheel.
"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..."
The devices, manufactured by New York-based Healthquest Technologies Inc., were invented by Richard Deutsch. He said there's no other device like it on the market.
Well, that makes sense. Hard to imagine what other device might be "like" a talking urinal cake.
I'm sure we'll soon find out.
— Larry, Attack Monkey, Light Reading