Monday, April 25, 2011

I'd be scared it was going to talk back to me!


I can hardly believe my eyes . . . Anthony Watts gleefully reports:

What sort of new appliance is so hip, so cool, so stylish, so sophisticated, so much a work of art ... that you’d put it in your glass penthouse living room, so that you could impress your hot model girlfriend? Don’t look just yet. I’ll give you a hint. It has an iPod dock, speakers, a light, motion sensor activation, motorized access, and a touch screen remote. It only costs $6400.




Yes that’s right, the new NUMI super toilet from Kohler flushes green dreams and your cash!




... imagine the howling that will now ensue with the worlds largest indoor plumbing fixture company ... reincarnating [the toilet] as a must have hipster item that is marketed in a way like a Ferrari is marketed to a guy with only one thing on his mind.


There's more at the link. Here's Kohler's advertising video for this . . . thing.







Personally, if I'm going to pay $6,400 for a toilet (plus tax, transport and installation charges, of course - let's not forget those!), I'm going to want the damn thing to perform routine urinalysis and stool sampling for my doctor while it's at it! I may as well get my money's worth, after all!





Peter

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

I bet they ordered 10 for the White House.

Gerry

Anonymous said...

Not as fun as the "Loo Loo" at least in the commercials. Look it up on 'tube.

Jim said...

Good grief, I'd be happy with a heated seat. Either that or the sort of flushing performance seen on airliners, what with the difference in pressure.

Jim

Glen said...

May I suggest to Kohler that "ThunderThrone" would be a nice trademark?

minimedic said...

Damn thing better unclog itself for 6 effing grand...

Wayne Conrad said...

Nice, but I don't have a type rating for it. I don't even want to think about the course to get one.

Old NFO said...

sigh... and I thought an $800 toilet seat from Japan was bad...

trailbee said...

Is this made in China? Looks like the proverbial elephant in the 'room.' :)

Graybeard said...

Linked back from my post on the Large Hadron Collider and the Higgs Boson.

YoelB said...

Can you open it up or flush it if the power fails?

Reg T said...

Lovely location for it - middle of what is apparently a large, open living space, surrounded by wall-to-ceiling glass.

Reminds me of something I've heard of concerning gays. Something called a "plate job", IIRC. I think Kohler needs to find themselves a new ad agency.

TrueBlueSam said...

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Sunday, March 9, 2008
Poets'Corner

Toilet Seats

While I am emulating Keats
My brother fabrics toilet seats,
The which, they say, are works of art,
Aesthetic features of the mart;
So exquisitely are they made
With plastic of a pastel shade,
Of topaz, ivory or rose,
Inviting to serene repose.

Rajahs I'm told have seats of gold,--
(They must, I fear, be very cold).
But Tom's have thermostatic heat,
With sympathy your grace to greet.
Like silver they are neon lit,
Making a halo as you sit:
Then lo! they play with dulcet tone
A melody by Mendelssohn.

Oh were I lyrical as Yeats
I would not sing of toilet seats,
But rather serenade a star,--
Yet I must take things as they are.
For even kings must coyly own
Them as essential as a throne:
So as I tug the Muse's teats
I envy Tom his toilet seats.


From: Rhymes For My Rags by Robert W Service 1956