My Daughter’s Cake on TV, Plus, What the?…Ewwww!!!!

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The reaction GIF relates to the second item on my post today. You’ll see.

Couple of things for you today. First up, last Friday, a cake my daughter made appeared on the BBC’s “The Great British Bake Off: An Extra Slice”, in their failed bakes section. Yep, our motto is – if you fail at something, don’t hide it away, put it up for public ridicule! We’re highly delighted by the appearance of her cake on the show, as I’m sure you will be too when you watch it. Here’s the clip:

Next up, and let me make it perfectly clear that is second thing is in no way whatsoever, whichsoever, or howsoever, related to the first thing. Have you heard of the UroClub? It’s been around for a few years apparently but I hadn’t heard of it until I was unfortunate enough to encounter it on my Facebook timeline. At first I thought it was a joke, actually I’m still hoping that it is, but I have a horrible feeling it isn’t…

Apparently, not having anywhere to pee while you’re on the golf course is a big problem. It turns out that running off to pee in the woods is frowned upon (well I wish someone had told me sooner, not that I play golf, but I mean in general). And so some bright spark has invented a golf club that you can pee into. Yes really. Or that men can pee into at least, so far there thankfully isn’t a female version. The top half of the club is a hollow tube with a screw cap on the end. It even comes with a handy clip-on privacy towel to cover over your crotch area. They describe it as discreet. Discreet? I don’t think so, it’s bordering on obscene. Here it is in action:

Uroclub being usedAnd here are the instructions from the website:

Uroclub instructions

I can’t help noticing they’ve missed out quite a vital stage in the instructions, the stage that would go in between step 2, and step 3. I’d like to see a golfer doing that part discretely; hands fumbling around under the towel. Well I wouldn’t ACTUALLY like to see it, but you know what I mean.

The website tells us “The UroClub™ is intended to eliminate anxiety and any feeling of uneasiness on the course” Right, because peeing into a tube while people are standing around watching, waiting for you to take your shot and wondering why you’ve just clipped a towel over your crotch, is totally going to make you feel at ease. The website also says “Imagine, giving the appearance of taking a practice swing, while both privately and confidentially, you are able to relieve yourself without any embarrassment” Wait, so now they expect you to be swinging it while you’re peeing too. Really, I would rather see someone go off into the woods to pee than this. To clarify again, I wouldn’t ACTUALLY like to see it.

And here is the link to the website itself in case you can’t quite believe it and want to see it for yourself https://www.uroclub.com/ and if you really want to see more, you can seek out the commercial for it too on YouTube. I did.

Have you seen any surprising inventions lately? Or have you tried to bake a cactus cake that didn’t go to plan and was subsequently shown on national television?

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70 responses to “My Daughter’s Cake on TV, Plus, What the?…Ewwww!!!!

  1. I suppose…congrats are in order for your daughter? Thanks for the laughs this morning, V. The golfer peeing under a towel just about killed me.

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  2. It’s nice to see you back in the saddle. I’m sure I speak for your vast readership when I say you’ve been both missed. and remiss.

    The only potential problem I can foresee with the UroClub is if a golfer got “stuck,” if you catch my meaning. Inserting his club into UroClub might lead to an unforeseen thrill.

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  3. What advertising expert thought taking about taking a practice swing was a good idea? I understand they have to promote these crazy inventions, but swinging it around?

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  4. That’s a club I wouldn’t want to belong to…
    I just went through the same thing as a finalist only I didn’t know what was going on. Ha! Congrats to her!

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  5. thanks for this post today, it made me laugh out loud. here’s to your daughter –

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  6. Oh my goodness Vanessa that was hilarious. Not your daughter’s cake I’m only chuckling under my breath. But that club? That is something I don’t want to see in action. Still rolling on the floor over here.

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  7. The cake! I love it. I am the same when I try to copy pinterest ideas. Mine never come out as beautiful and I can’t figure out why! Kudos though for getting on TV for it. That’s so funny. And the UroClub…yeck. That’s a terrible idea. Just give the participants potty breaks to use the restroom. Why is that so frowned upon?

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  8. Love the cake! But the other … we-e-ell … at least it’s harmless, I guess? What if it gets stuck?

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  9. The cake is why I don’t bake! 😉 Mine would be worse.
    As for the club….they had to do something to make golf exciting! ha! This wasn’t it………Just glad it’s just pee and not number 2!!! ack!

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  10. I’m sure any man who would use it would clean it out well each and every time right? Or if he did, it would be at the kitchen sink.

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  11. Okay, I’m here! Are you happy now?! 🙂
    So cool of your daughter to let her cake be showcased like that. What fun she is! And it didn’t really look that bad. Undoubtedly better than I would’ve done.
    The UroClub. Wow. Just wow. I suppose if a group of them all decide that they’re going to use them then it won’t be so weird. But, yeah, I’d still prefer the walking into the woods approach. No joke about the practice swing. I mean, really? No, thank you!

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  12. That clip is hilarious – well done to your daughter for showing her cake! What a great sense of humour she must have 😀

    The golf club is really weird. I’m imagining if they didn’t screw the top back on properly there may be a bit of a mess when they take a big swing (LOL) 😀

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  13. I read the earlier post and caught the video. Can I say, “Good show?” 😀 😀 Congrats again, anyway.
    You always manage to bring entertaining stories to our attention. Thank you for brightening an otherwise ho-hum life. 😀 😀 😀

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  14. I preferred Alanna’s version – it had a lot more character and I am sure was just as delicious to eat as the original. Well done Alanna!

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  15. I don’t play golf anymore, but when ya gotta go, you gotta go – what a brilliant idea. Now if they could do that with hiking sticks…..

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  16. Good to see you, V! I did a blog about wacky inventions and the urobag was one of them. Anything for men’s convenience!

    The cake was too funny, but bravo to her for trying. My sister (an adult) tried to make a Humpty Dumpty cake for our niece which was an epic fail. She managed to transform it into a beehive cake, which many a guest commented was a rather unusual theme for a cake. We’re still laughing about it 15 years later! 🙂

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    • Oh ha! I’m not surprised you featured it too, we have a similar sense of humour 🙂 When I read your comment I worried that it was a post I had actually commented on and then completely forgotten about! So I had to seek it out, but no, thankfully it wasn’t a post I saw, it looks like it was during the summer when I wasn’t blogging.

      Haha, I think we’ve all had some cake fails over the years!

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  17. Hysterical. So much funny stuff out there waiting to be noticed

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  18. Good for your daughter- something about the Apple not falling far from the tree? You must be very proud. And the golf club pee? -unbelievable, obscene, and totally hysterical.

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  19. I am dying laughing at this post. So glad Alana or at least her parents, have the ability to laugh at herself and spread the news…And the Uroclub..laughing so hard…I need to use the restroom! Please don’t make me watch!

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  20. Excellent family motto!

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  21. I was here before and enjoyed it; but since “SUZIE SENT ME” I enjoyed it a second time.
    Now if they could only invent a pole for fishermen. Oh, no, wait; they have the entire river, lake or sea. Forget it.
    Nice to visit you. Later Vanessa-J

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  22. Susie sent me and so glad she did, she always knows how to have a wild time. Now following and glad to have found you in this giant virtual haystack! Hope this weekend treats you kindly. 🙂

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  23. Susie sent me over. Oh my, the golf club is just too much. And by the way, I don’t think your daughter’s cake deserved ridicule. It was very cute!

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    • Hi Audrey, thanks for coming over from Susie’s 🙂 Ah but without the ridicule aspect there would be no cake appearance on the show! It’s funny how there are certain situations where we can be delighted to be ridiculed!

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  24. That’s exciting for your daughter! I love that show, and there is always next year! That invention is too crazy! Reading a few other comments, I agree with Exile that getting stuck could be awkward. Great post!

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