The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

10 May 2003

Urine for it now

According to Entertainment Weekly (issue #710, 16 May), Rebecca "Mystique" Romijn-Stamos says that if she really could shape-shift, she'd like to become a guy — "just to see what it's like to pee standing up."

Yeah, that'll get my ten bucks for X3.

Posted at 9:07 PM to Dyssynergy


She doesn't need otherworldly shape-changing abilities to accomplish this. Take a look at this link. Don't ask me how I found out about this - it isn't pretty.

Posted by: Joe Goodwin at 10:54 PM on 10 May 2003

Your link doesn't.

Posted by: Steve at 12:24 AM on 11 May 2003

Second try: http://www.restrooms.org/standing.html.

Posted by: Joe Goodwin at 5:55 AM on 11 May 2003

I mastered the art of doing this sitting down many years ago; my life is only marginally enhanced by this feat.

Posted by: CGHill at 8:57 AM on 11 May 2003

And for the sheer heck of it, I fixed the link in the first comment (which was missing one character).

Posted by: CGHill at 9:13 AM on 11 May 2003

Why do women always say that? No imagination I guess. If I could be a guy I'd do it just for the upper-body strength. I'd really like to be able to open new jars with just one twist. (Needless to say, I'd choose to have the body of a relatively healthy guy, not the spindly-armed specimem that is probably my real male physical counterpart.)

Posted by: Andrea Harris at 10:08 AM on 11 May 2003

I think Andrea is talking about me :-)

My wife wants to pee standing up, too...and I always tell that SHE CAN...but it will be a bit messy.

Posted by: David at 10:41 AM on 11 May 2003

Well, if I remember correctly, the transformations are not instantaneous, which suggests that Her Mystiqueness should be able to fabricate the appropriate hardware and do the deed without having to realign everything else in the physical plane.

Becky comes to us from the world of modeling, where original thought is not exactly encouraged, but I will always think of her fondly for that one shot in Sports Illustrated in which she and the swimsuit were separated by a meter or so.

Posted by: CGHill at 10:54 AM on 11 May 2003

Nah, if I were going to choose to be a guy, it would be for the sheer enjoyment of being able to walk into my house and not feel the slightest bit guilty over how messy it gets. Or being able to watch a t.v. show while tuning out everything else (doorbell, ringing phone, barking dog, crying child, fire alarm, etc.). Or never again being asked to pick up something at the store because I can't be relied on to get the right size and brand despite carefully worded, written instructions and pictures from magazines clipped to the list.

Posted by: Venomous Kate at 4:13 PM on 12 May 2003

Nah, if I were going to choose to be a guy, it would be for the sheer enjoyment of being able to walk into my house and not feel the slightest bit guilty over how messy it gets. Or being able to watch a t.v. show while tuning out everything else (doorbell, ringing phone, barking dog, crying child, fire alarm, etc.). Or never again being asked to pick up something at the store because I can't be relied on to get the right size and brand despite carefully worded, written instructions and pictures from magazines clipped to the list.

Posted by: Venomous Kate at 4:13 PM on 12 May 2003

Umm.... sorry about the double post there. Guess I really meant it. ;)

Posted by: Venomous Kate at 4:14 PM on 12 May 2003

Sigh...I was looking forward to another comment by Venomous Kate...

(ducks)

Posted by: David at 9:03 PM on 12 May 2003

You're a braver man than I am, Gunga Din.

Posted by: CGHill at 9:26 PM on 12 May 2003