RunPee.com is a thoughtful Flex-based website that “helps your bladder enjoy going to the movies as much as you do”. It was developed by Dan Floro aka polyGeek who has a simple realistic premise: Every movie has a few scenes that aren’t crucial to the plot that you can miss and not be lost.
I initially shrugged it off, but with the monsoon and some not-so-great but must-watch movies around the corner I see how useful the site can be. Why do you think movies broadcast on TV have commercial breaks? I am going to use this website for this weekend’s X-Men Origins: Wolverine and next weekend’s Terminator Salvation.
From the website, users can find out all the approximate pee-times in a movie, identify them from the situation, and find out what happened during the pee-break.
The website logo has a funny animation where ‘n’ tries to hold its pee, scrolls off to the right of the screen, returns back from the other side, leans towards ‘u’ and asks, “What did I miss?” Like one of the users Bryan Turriff suggested, it would have been funnier had it been ‘P’ which ran.
The content comes from the users, what polyGeek calls a wiki-pee-dia. Read some of the hilarious suggestions users give to make the website better. I hope to see a feature to add movies itself, not just peetimes, so that Indian users could start using it. We need it more than anyone else.
The website has a few glitches, like with the various sorting keys of movies, and the real estate used by the website. But it still has the ‘beta’ tag.