April 2, 2008

Pii You

Think Geek is known for its fake products created for April Fools. The following product was just such a joke, and appeared on the website yesterday. It’s a Wii game (and accessory) to give one the experience of virtual standing urination called “Super Pii Pii Brothers.”

Warning: This video night not be safe for your workplace

As it depicts simulated urination

Viewer discretion is advised.

Amazing Virtual Pee Experience from Japan

According to the Japanese text on the box “Super Pii Pii Brothers promotes good bathroom skills and allows women to experience for the first time the pleasure of urinating while standing.” What we say is that virtual peeing is damn fun!

If you try to add it to your cart, you’ll be informed that you have been duped, you credulous sonofagun!

In any case, we already have a way for women to experience standing urination, via the Lady J apparatus, which is not a hoax. They don’t call it an apparatus, but I do because it sounds better than “little urine-covered plastic thing.”

There are other devices. And even methods for peeing-while-standing (I like to abbreviate it as PWS) with no artificial assistance.

The question is this: are women interested in PWS, or do men keep creating these devices and web pages because they only imagine that women are missing out.

Further, if it was just the squick-factor that prevented you from using a urination device, does the possibility of a virtual urination experience overcome the physical unpleasantness of a jury-rigged penis1?

Because, seriously, someone in Japan will create a virtual peeing game if they think there’s enough of a market. WarioWare: Smooth Moves practically has this functionality nailed down in a couple of its mini-games. It could be done. If only people would admit they wanted to play it.

1 No, I did not write this post solely so that I could use the phrase “jury-rigged penis.”

Posted by James at April 2, 2008 8:59 AM
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From statistics to virtual peeing. Yes, this is a very focused blog. This is why I can't answer the question "what's your demographic?"

Posted by: James at April 2, 2008 9:33 AM

Dude! I laughed so hard I...

Sorry, I couldn't say it.

Google / Virgin Atlantic's "Virgle" Project was pretty funny, too.

Posted by: Bull at April 2, 2008 10:04 AM

Hilarious. The attention and level of detail that goes into spoofs these days...

Next April they'll introduce the sequel, "Scat Cat".

Posted by: Mike at April 2, 2008 10:43 AM

Not a lot of women spending time on pregnancy simulations for men. That also involves a lot of peeing.

Posted by: Maggie at April 2, 2008 11:36 AM

There's the Empathy Belly.

Not much of a game, though. It promises:

Fatigue, irritability, and much, much more!
Posted by: James at April 2, 2008 11:47 AM

That was pretty funny. I especially liked the cat. It makes it seem that much more like a Japanese video game.

Posted by: briwei at April 2, 2008 11:57 AM

I have always said I do not have penis envy, but I do envy men's ability to pee by the side of the road without endangering their tushies by squatting into what may be poisoned ivy.

It's not so much that women want to pee while standing up, it's the abilty to pee with ease in difficult situations. You guys can just stand behind a tree, for example, while we have to go in search of a thicket.

Posted by: Patti M. at April 2, 2008 12:57 PM

What Patti said. Totally. There's also more concern about getting clothing out of the way.

Posted by: Julie at April 2, 2008 1:35 PM

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