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Tuesday, September 19, 2006

I Gotta Get Me One Of These...

You know…given my current condition, I’ve actually considered giving this contraption a whirl.

Leave it to the enterprising Japanese to invent a wheelchair with a built-in handy-dandy toilet that cleans, dries and deodorizes the occupant's rear-end. The Mainichi Daily News reported Saturday that a Nagasaki company, Japan Oasis, spent some six years developing the all-in-one toilet and wheelchair they expect will benefit the disabled and the elderly who can purchase it or rent it for a nominal fee. No one would ever be the wiser as to what was going on in the chair except for the fact that users will be required to don special trousers and underpants, the report said. When nature calls, they would simply evacuate through a hole in the chair. Then a nozzle would spray out water that ostensibly cleans the user before warm air finishes off the area. Shuichi Suehiro, president of the venture firm, is applying for a patent on the device that should be a dream come true for caregivers of the elderly and the incontinent.
United Press International


14 Comments:

At 8:14 AM, Blogger M.E Ellis said...

LOL, it cleans your ass? How bizarre!

:o)

 
At 8:15 AM, Blogger Carrie said...

Um, rent one? That is just really weird.

 
At 8:23 AM, Blogger Sandra Ruttan said...

Yeah, I'd skip the rental. And I wouldn't buy it used.

 
At 10:22 AM, Blogger James Goodman said...

Isn't it though, M.E.?

On so many levels, Carrie.

lol, Neither would I, Sandra.

 
At 11:09 AM, Blogger lime said...

i was going to tell you i could show you how to pop wheelies and spin just on the backwheels but um....i've reconsidered. the sloshing would be kind of disturbing.

 
At 12:43 PM, Blogger snavy said...

Gives new meaning to the term "port-o-potty" ...

 
At 5:30 PM, Blogger MissWrite said...

LOL@ new term for port-o-potty.

That picture can't possibly be meant to represent the chair they're speaking of, can it? Where...I mean, there's no place for...

anyway, going by the description, I think they should plan for a huge rush of purchases from many other than the elderly and handicapped communities.

 
At 8:17 PM, Anonymous Jerry said...

Goody,
"No one would ever be the wiser as to what was going on in the chair"

If my butt's getting a rinse, I'm thinking I'm gonna have a funny expression on my face.

 
At 3:10 AM, Blogger Bernita said...

A bidet on wheels?

 
At 5:21 AM, Blogger James Goodman said...

lol, Lime. Yep, bad idea. :D

Indeed, Snavy. :D

No, Miss Write, this was the picture they had with the article, but it looks like the old model to me. :D

Me too, Jerry. :D

lol, Bernita. I think you've nailed it. :D

 
At 2:39 PM, Blogger anne frasier said...

oh
my
god

 
At 2:56 PM, Blogger James Goodman said...

lol, so...it made an impression, Anne?

 
At 10:36 PM, Blogger anne frasier said...

i had to come back to see if it was just a bad dream.
nope.

;)

 
At 5:01 AM, Blogger James Goodman said...

lol, no such luck. :D

 

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