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October 11, 2009 | Unregistered Commentermatis

When your in town, it must be Urinetown!

'round 'ere we call it Jarate >.>

October 11, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterzaraithe

This has been an inspiration.

October 11, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterI.P. Knightley

If you catheterize a city bus full of drunken hoboes you might be on to something.

October 12, 2009 | Unregistered Commentermike

It reminds me of those commercials telling everyone to invest in "gold".

October 12, 2009 | Unregistered Commenteramber

Link for the interested (search "hydrogen from urine" for more hits):

That actually sounds not bad at all. Even if we don't use hydrogen in cars, we can use it to generate electricity. After all, even a nuclear reactor only boils water to power some turbines.

As to your razor review, I'm fine with it, since it is a sincere problem for you and I think no one believes you're sugar coating anything.

October 12, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSabine

Master-Blaster runs Urinetown!

October 12, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterChuck

Is that shadow on her head in panel 2 a chicken? Coincidence or secret message?

October 12, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterThe Eidolon

Is that a chicken in her hair in the second panel?

October 12, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterWayne

As a '78 OU graduate, I am both proud and disgusted.

October 12, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterZeke

So next time I get drunk and pee in my friends fuel tank it'll be fueling his hydrogen powered car. Well that takes all the fun out of it. I'll just have to pee in his window then. He usually keeps it cracked during hot weather.

October 12, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJason

*panicking* you're not going to invade my house and collect OUR urine, are you?

October 12, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterIzzy

In case you're serious, I did the math on that one way back in mid-August." rel="nofollow">Forum post

A family of four can go a total of about three miles per day on the urea they produce, given a hyper-efficient car and no energy cost to purify the urea.

Synthetic urea watered down into a thick paste is the only plausible fuel, by the way. Extracting urea from urine would take a lot more energy than the fuel would produce.

October 12, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJoel

MUAD DIB! MUAD DIB! MUAD DIB! (but do we get to eat the spice?)

October 12, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJiggly McSickfingers

But what about our lemon trees? Won't somebody think of the lemon trees!

October 12, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterEarlofthercs

And remember kids...please do not jar!

October 12, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJames

Brilliance, sheer brilliance.

October 12, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBaron_Uberstein

Funny thing is, pretty much any water you drink was probably pee at some point. That expensive bottled water may very well have been dinosaur wee-wee long ago. The rain? It comes from evaporation off the oceans. You know the oceans, right? FISH PEE IN THERE!

October 13, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDr. D

Urine correct! I mean your right about pee.
Here I stand in the silent bliss.
Listening to the falling piss.
I'll stop taking Flomax.

October 13, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJames Yeamans

Hahaha, so many non-believers. I work at this lab and I'll tell you it's not a one-step process, but we are making progress. I'll let others tell you about it.
If you want technical and scientific details, read this paper (
And there are few other articles on the web (,

October 13, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDamilola@Kaizen

Thank you for putting the glasses back on your wife. She never looked right without them, especially since I'd seen a photo of her on her website. (Nice fonts, Missy.)

October 13, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterFrankleeMiDeer

What do you think that thing in her hair in Panel 2 looks like?

I think it looks like a rooster.

October 16, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterRoger

Do you think that they'll call this new fuel Urinol?

October 17, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterEddie

its road-runner - MEEP MEEP!

October 21, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterB

ahahaha, looks like someone hasn't heard of NEWater!

November 29, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKare

@zaraithe: Yep. I get it straight from Mann Co., great for showing spies who's the boss.

March 18, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterADSF



April 26, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterOrbrunner

I take no pride in being able to say this, but I, from personal experience, know that there is a problem with simply stockpiling urine. this experience comes from drinking a LOT of soda, having a lot of empty bottles around, having no toilet in the basement where my room is, and a long wait before I finally realized I had to clean up my makeshift urine receptacles. urine ferments, and gets little cloudy things that look like snot floating around in it. the fact that it changes over time should make it difficult to keep it in a usable condition for when they finally make hydrogen cars.

May 23, 2011 | Unregistered Commentersigurdgram

This about this: I don't think any of us have ever had a drop of water that wasn't pissed out of some creature many thousands of times in history. Even if you excised a cake of ice from a quarter mile into the Antarctic, you still couldn't guarantee that it wasn't urine at one point. Moon water may not be urine, since that was thrown off of Earth before the evolution of the bladder.

July 27, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterArchive Binging
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