The World Is Your Oyster, The City Is Your Bathroom, With This Bizarre Toilet Sharing Idea

Cloo app for iPhone

Wait, is this a joke?

The people responsible say no, but still: I have my doubts.

CLOO claims to be something like AirBnB, but for bathrooms. The idea is that in a big city, you’re more likely to be within reach of a bathroom belonging to a friend of a friend than near to a public one that’s actually worth making use of.

With the Cloo app on your phone, you search for nearby bathrooms, alert the owner that you need to pee, and hopefully they accept and invite you inside before it’s too late. Afterwards, you even get to rate the experience.

Just imagine: “Great bathroom! A++++! Good selection of magazines! Would pee again!”

The thought of strangers coming into my house and using my bathroom gives me the creeps, quite frankly. Who knows what they might even get up to? Euw. I don’t even want to go there.

Here’s the promo vid:

CLOO’ from Hillary Young on Vimeo.

So far, this appears to be just an idea. Don’t bother searching the App Store for it, even if you’re using your iPhone on the toilet (DON’T DENY IT, WE ALL DO IT).

If you need a half ton of salt to take this story with, I have some stored in my bathroom. Let me know if you need it.

  • FriarNurgle

    Fetish webcam sites just got a surge in new content. 

  • nathan

    its a decent idea but not the best, but as a person who suffers from needing the toilet a lot it can be really uncomfortable and an app like this would actually be great.. maybe a little tweeking is needed though

  • Jomo25

    George Costanza would be proud.

  • VGISoftware

    This thing will live or die based on its “merits.” But its “strangeness” is just that: even without a “social network” link, I can’t imagine even FRIENDS calling to use my bathroom as the primary or sole reason for a visit, to say nothing of a friend OF a friend.

    This would only work in a big city, and it seems to me that people who opt to live in such an environment would accept the “pee factor” along with all the slings and arrows of such–just like the poor souls who opt to live in remote areas should accept the fact that they may not have wi-fi or cellular service.

  • elvergallo

    This is the famous iToilet idea from George Constanza in the Seinfeld Reunion Show that appeared in Curb Your Enthusiasm!! Comedy genius from Larry David!! LD rocks!!

  • cliqsquad

    “Just imagine: “Great bathroom! A++++! Good selection of magazines! Would pee again!”
    Loved this… I thought the social networking app to be used when pooping was bad enough. In fact I smell funky merger in the works. 

  • richard

    How long until NBC universal starts a lawsuit for copyright infrindgement. Cloo is now the name of the former Sleuth channel.

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