A toilet for Inspector Gadget

Roto-Rooter is offering a sweepstakes for the 'Pimped Out John,' a fully loaded toilet with LCD TV, Xbox, refrigerator and more.

Did you know the average person spends 11,862 hours out of his or her lifetime in the bathroom? That's equal to 1 year, 4 months and 5 days in what's usually a boring room, absent comforts like TiVo, video games and a stocked fridge.

Pimped Out John
You could win this 'Pimped Out John' Roto-Rooter

Roto-Rooter is coming to the rescue! (Thanks to BoingBoing for pointing it out.) North America's largest provider of plumbing and drain-cleaning services is offering an online sweepstakes for its "Pimped Out John," a bathroom throne for the gadget junkie.

The fully loaded Kohler commode comes with a Philips 20-inch LCD TV; Star Wars DVD; Xbox 360; Philips DVD player; Gateway eMachines laptop with robot arm, iPod with docking station equipped with a toilet paper dispenser; TiVo; stocked Avanti refrigerator with beer tap; magazine rack and subscriptions to Sports Illustrated, ESPN and GQ; bike pedal exerciser; cup warmer/cooler; and Roto-Rooter emergency service button.

What? No heated slippers?

You can register now through April 2 at RotoRooter.com. The winner will be announced on April 25, which, appropriately enough, is National Plumber's Day.

Wonder if Inspector Gadget has entered yet.

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