Let’s All Pee In the Penguin

penguinurinal I can’t imagine buying one of these, and I don’t think it’s just because I only have daughters. But there are enough different models of toddler urinals that there must be substantial demand.

But why? Peeing standing up is not something boys need training in; they’ll be doing it all on their own the moment they’re able to stand on two legs. Is the idea to make them feel like big boys? Or do parents feel a need to reinforce their little man’s masculinity? I’m telling you folks, your problem won’t be teaching your boy to pee standing up; it will be to keep him from peeing standing up in inappropriate places.

Or perhaps they’re marketed to parishioners of this pastor, for whom men peeing while sitting constitutes a grave sin. God might even smite you dead right while you’re sitting on the crapper.

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James Hanley is former Associate Professor of Political Science at Adrian College and currently an independent scholar.
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2 Responses to Let’s All Pee In the Penguin

  1. Scott Hanley says:

    Y’know, if you weren’t keeping God busy and distracted with your sit-down peeing, this stuff wouldn’t happen: http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/badastronomy/2011/12/15/galaxy-cluster-collision-makes-a-splash-a-million-light-years-long/#.UcNrvpwQPzs

  2. Matty says:

    That must be interesting to explain to children
    “What does God do?”
    “He watches you on the toilet”

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