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(London Times)   British develop revolutionary non-stick chewing gum; kid who tried to steal prototype loses; gets nothing, GOOD DAY SIR   (timesonline.co.uk ) divider line
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2007-09-13 04:46:29 PM  
Win. I LOLd and no my co-workers are looking at me funny...

\+1
 
2007-09-13 05:16:59 PM  
Good one - made me chuckle.
 
2007-09-13 06:46:47 PM  
Great headline, great movie.....the original. I'd never allow myself to even glimpse at the remake.
 
2007-09-13 08:17:34 PM  
I SAID, "GOOD DAY!"

/+1
 
2007-09-13 09:16:12 PM  
wiki.ytmnd.com

/obligitory
 
2007-09-13 09:16:45 PM  
They should just get rid of chewing gum altogether. It is so gross.
 
2007-09-13 09:17:09 PM  
Candy is dandy, but liquor is quicker.
 
2007-09-13 09:17:26 PM  
LMAO! One of the best in a while. Thank you!

/favorite movie, every kid should see it.
 
2007-09-13 09:17:49 PM  
So shines a good headline in a weary world.
 
2007-09-13 09:18:36 PM  
What does he whisper when Charlie leaves the everlasting gobstopper? I am ancient and cannot hear. And git offa my damn lawn...
 
2007-09-13 09:19:37 PM  
I'm a blob of chewing gum stuck on a sidewalk, and I'm really getting a kick out of these replies.
 
2007-09-13 09:20:03 PM  

"In test tubes of water, the non-stick gum broke down into a white powder that would disperse in the wind."


This will go down well in Boston, where the moment the wind fails to blow away the white powder fast enough, Mayor Menino will shut down the city, call in Homeland security, and arrest two hippies that they will blame for causing a terrorist disturbance.


Gummmmmmmmmm in the wind. All we are is gum in the wind.

 
2007-09-13 09:20:30 PM  
Jackman5150

"So shines a good deed in a weary world."

I had such a crush on Gene Wilder when I was younger.
 
2007-09-13 09:20:40 PM  
"Violet! You're turning VIOLET!"
 
2007-09-13 09:20:52 PM  
img522.imageshack.us

/lesbian oompa-loomas are teh hawt
//I'd chew it
 
2007-09-13 09:22:17 PM  
Or people could just swallow their gum. That's what I do.
 
2007-09-13 09:22:21 PM  
Sombreradoraloca, muchisimas gracias!
 
2007-09-13 09:23:07 PM  
"It's hot and creamy! I can feel it running down my throat!"

/Finbarr sez: "Fnarr! Fnarr!"
 
2007-09-13 09:23:18 PM  
♫ Oompa loompa loopity-dum, I've got a non-stick polymer gum ♫
 
2007-09-13 09:23:20 PM  
peachpicker: /lesbian oompa-loomas are teh hawt
//I'd chew it


Is the one on the bottom a man? It's got sideburns...
 
2007-09-13 09:24:25 PM  
Barakku, does it matter? Hott Oompa on Loompa Action!!1!
 
2007-09-13 09:26:35 PM  
For all the people who complain about smokers using the world as their ashtray, do you have anything against gum chewers? A cigarette filter is light enough that it'll blow into the gutter and get snagged by the street sweeper usually, or will fall apart in the rain. Gum on the other hand...
img526.imageshack.us

/smoker and a gum chewer
//always throw my gum in the trash
///always put my butts in an ashtray if avalible
////otherwise i grind them into a cotton ball
 
2007-09-13 09:27:44 PM  
i wonder if it has a consistency that i will dislike compared to the gum of now.
 
2007-09-13 09:28:59 PM  
Clearly the answer is to publicly flog anyone caught spitting their gum onto the ground.
 
2007-09-13 09:31:06 PM  
Parthenogenetic

I lol'd
 
2007-09-13 09:31:26 PM  
Snozzberry flavor is the best.
 
2007-09-13 09:32:01 PM  
The only thing holding British teeth in and they render it non-stick?!?!?!!!eleventy1's
 
2007-09-13 09:32:57 PM  
Headline =
i200.photobucket.com
 
2007-09-13 09:34:14 PM  
Uh, wasn't stuff going by the name "Freedent"?
http://www.wrigley.com/wrigley/products/products_freedent.asp (pops)
Freedent
Non-Stick Chewing Enjoyment

Freedent gum won't stick to most dental work. It offers a non-stick chewing gum option in three great-tasting flavors: Peppermint, Spearmint, and Winterfresh. Experience the freedom of chewing gum without the stick.

Freedent was introduced in 1975 as the first non-stick alternative in chewing gum.

It is currently available in the U.S., Canada, Germany, France, and New Zealand.

============

Ah, I see, it releases oil and also turns into powder wherever it is stuck.
That is revolutionary.
 
2007-09-13 09:34:20 PM  
Nothing worse than finding leftover chewing gum once you've had your salad tossed.
 
2007-09-13 09:38:10 PM  
fappomatic: The only thing holding British teeth in and they render it non-stick?!?!?!!!eleventy1's

What are these British "teeth" you speak of sir? Do you have proof that such things exist? Selling chewing gum to the Brits seems as retarded as selling refrigerators to eskimos.

I guess they could gum the gum. Yum.
 
2007-09-13 09:38:50 PM  
+1

Very nicely done.
 
2007-09-13 09:43:13 PM  
skinink: "In test tubes of water, the non-stick gum broke down into a white powder that would disperse in the wind."

This will go down well in Boston, where the moment the wind fails to blow away the white powder fast enough, Mayor Menino will shut down the city, call in Homeland security, and arrest two hippies that they will blame for causing a terrorist disturbance.

Gummmmmmmmmm in the wind. All we are is gum in the wind.


i3.photobucket.com

/and, this.
 
2007-09-13 09:43:22 PM  
All my life I've dreamt of the three-course-meal gum...

tomato soup, roast beef and a baked potato with all the fixings, and blueberry pie with cream/ice cream

Wow....if someone could pull that off
 
2007-09-13 09:45:06 PM  
I have a three course cum-meal for you.


//what?
//Oh,gum?
///well,still.
 
2007-09-13 09:49:54 PM  
Wait, if it is not stick then what shape do they sell it in?
Cube? Sphere?

What?
 
2007-09-13 09:51:09 PM  
"Rules? We didn't see any rules posted, did we Charlie?"

Awesome.
 
2007-09-13 09:51:59 PM  
Zero0o: Headline =


Subby's got a golden ticket!
 
2007-09-13 09:54:21 PM  
fantastic
 
2007-09-13 09:56:11 PM  
scrumdiddlyumptious headline
 
2007-09-13 09:58:33 PM  
skinink: This will go down well in Boston, where the moment the wind fails to blow away the white powder fast enough, Mayor Menino will shut down the city, call in Homeland security, and arrest two hippies that they will blame for causing a terrorist disturbance.

Thank you for coming. We'll only be answering questions about gum from the 1970s and 80s.
 
2007-09-13 10:04:02 PM  
Red Fist Of Harmony
Nice!
Y'all remember this?:
-yes! the danger must be growing, for the rowers keep on rowing and they certainly show no signs that they are slowing. -STOP THE BOAT!

Awesome!
 
2007-09-13 10:06:55 PM  
it ALWAYS goes wrong at the dessert for some reason....

...and when I hit the "submit" button too.
 
2007-09-13 10:10:13 PM  
Just came in to add my voice to the "great headline" chorus. And to say that the snozzberries do, indeed, taste like snozzberries.
 
2007-09-13 10:10:35 PM  
Veruca went down on me.

/When she
//was older
///no kidding...
 
2007-09-13 10:14:27 PM  
In test tubes of water, the non-stick gum broke down into a white powder that would disperse in the wind.

I don't think you thought your cunning plan all the way through...
 
2007-09-13 10:19:52 PM  
robbinsc: "Violet! You're turning VIOLET!"

Missed a Violet. "Violet! You're turning VIOLET, Violet!

/Nits
//I pick 'em
 
2007-09-13 10:22:13 PM  
i98.photobucket.com
 
2007-09-13 10:33:03 PM  
sombreradoraloca: Jackman5150

"So shines a good deed in a weary world."

I had such a crush on Gene Wilder when I was younger.


Me too. Gene and David Bowie in Labryinth.
 
2007-09-13 10:34:47 PM  
magicalOne: Veruca went down on me.

/When she
//was older
///no kidding...


how far the mighty have fallen.
 
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