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(Atlanta Journal Constitution)   Dentist offers $1 per pound in Halloween candy buy back, then sends sweets to troops overseas   (ajc.com) divider line 86
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2008-10-16 07:25:43 PM
aww that's sweet
 
2008-10-16 07:25:44 PM
How sweet.
 
2008-10-16 07:26:00 PM
What about sending toothbrushes?
 
2008-10-16 07:26:24 PM
Moonfisher: How sweet.

43 baby
 
2008-10-16 07:26:29 PM
Sorry, but I'm not sellin' whatever I get.

/he said munching a mini Mounds bar
 
2008-10-16 07:26:52 PM
Why does this dentist hate the troops' teeth?
 
2008-10-16 07:27:24 PM
Considering that sugar causes cavities, I'd say he's just racking up business for when the troops get back home.


/heartless cynic
 
2008-10-16 07:28:05 PM
Looks like I'm going to have to start effing removing all those razors I so meticulously hid

/all those hours wasted
 
2008-10-16 07:28:49 PM
It's nice buuuuuuut, chocolate doesn't exactly do well in 115 degree weather..

So they'll get stuck with all that hard or cheap candy that when trick-or-treating you never really wanted but you took anyway because you didn't want to be rude...
 
2008-10-16 07:29:30 PM
1. Buy the crappy stuff in bulk right after Halloween
2. Pour it all into bags
3. ???
4. Profit!
 
2008-10-16 07:29:57 PM
feffer: Why does this dentist hate the troops' teeth?

Candy doesn't have to have a point. That's why it's candy.
 
2008-10-16 07:30:21 PM
I know that fixing teeth is their thing and all but come on, lighten up and give the kids some candy. 15 Snickers bars in one sitting are not going to kill a kid's teeth.
 
2008-10-16 07:31:00 PM
Son of a biatch! This is what they meant when they said lifesavers were coming?
 
2008-10-16 07:31:13 PM
So should I lace it with saltpeter this year instead of arsenic?
 
2008-10-16 07:31:14 PM
zealot: Considering that sugar causes cavities, I'd say he's just racking up business for when the troops get back home.


/heartless cynic


Come and see the violence sexism inherent in the system!

/Unless Linda is a boys name now.
 
2008-10-16 07:31:46 PM
Isn't this going to make more adults rob children for their candy?
 
2008-10-16 07:34:43 PM
Children's teeth form cavities easier than that of adults, do they not? This deserves a "you're doing it wrong" application. The troops don't need candy! Unless, of course, it's eye candy. mmmm.
 
2008-10-16 07:34:43 PM
$1 per pound is quite a deal for him and won't amount to much of a Payday for the children. If he collects enough he may well end up spending over a Hundred Grand.
 
2008-10-16 07:34:58 PM
Then the government intercepts the package, and turns it into this Dentist for the money, he sends the candy to the troops...

repeat...

I think I found a way America can lower it's debt!
 
2008-10-16 07:35:04 PM
So if I don't give out candy, does that mean I'm unpatriotic?
Does that make me a turrst?

/handing out fish oil vitamins this year
 
2008-10-16 07:35:11 PM
NOW THAT'S A T-SHIRT!

/Sappy tag
 
2008-10-16 07:38:34 PM
What a cheapskate!
Go collect it or buy it yourself!
 
2008-10-16 07:38:48 PM
zealot

Considering that sugar causes cavities, I'd say he's just racking up business for when the troops get back home.


Sugar does not cause cavities. Bacteria, namely mutans streptococci and lactobacilli, eating sugar and pooping acid cause cavities.

Just saying.
 
2008-10-16 07:39:21 PM
Ronnie_Zman: So if I don't give out candy, does that mean I'm unpatriotic?
Does that make me a turrst?

/handing out fish oil vitamins this year


Those guys dressed as cops that will be pounding at your door? Yeah, those aren't Halloween costumes.
 
2008-10-16 07:39:41 PM
ultraholland: $1 per pound is quite a deal for him and won't amount to much of a Payday for the children. If he collects enough he may well end up spending over a Hundred Grand.

There it is again.
 
2008-10-16 07:41:17 PM
Theological Farker: There it is again.

Uhhh...Linda is a man's name, too.
/obviously DRTFA
 
2008-10-16 07:43:54 PM
ultraholland: $1 per pound is quite a deal for him and won't amount to much of a Payday for the children. If he collects enough he may well end up spending over a Hundred Grand.

Boooo.

/But I did smile.
 
2008-10-16 07:44:26 PM
Popular Science had an article a while ago about a scientist who genetically modified one of the bacteria, (streptococci maybe?) that cause cavities to produce alcohol instead of acid, he tried it on him and his partner and they said its still working great after a couple years but the government said he can't mass produce it because of the potential side-effects.

Like what? Healthy teeth? pfft.
 
2008-10-16 07:44:55 PM
That's a freakin' ripoff. I'd be pissed if my kid sold off $3/pound candy for $1 and a stroked conscience.
 
2008-10-16 07:47:22 PM
Dentists are muslim terrorists trying to undermine the troops!!!!!
 
2008-10-16 07:47:37 PM
Hydrostatic_Equilibrium: Popular Science had an article a while ago about a scientist who genetically modified one of the bacteria, (streptococci maybe?) that cause cavities to produce alcohol instead of acid, he tried it on him and his partner and they said its still working great after a couple years but the government said he can't mass produce it because of the potential side-effects.

Like what? Healthy teeth? pfft.


Drunken toddlers?
 
2008-10-16 07:47:42 PM
Theological Farker: zealot: Considering that sugar causes cavities, I'd say he's just racking up business for when the troops get back home.


/heartless cynic

Come and see the violence sexism inherent in the system!

/Unless Linda is a boys name now.


Sexism? Really?
 
2008-10-16 07:49:30 PM
GhostFish: Sexism? Really?

Hey, sex sells.

ultraholland: Uhhh...Linda is a man's name, too.

Like that boy named Sue?

/sorry, for the record, not trying to be an ass. It just amuses me that everyone sees Dentist and automatically assumes he. I bet if it was about a nurse everyone would be saying she.

//I know I know, who let her out of the kitchen long enough to finish med school?
 
2008-10-16 07:49:55 PM
Double FAIL.

(1) Paying money to make your customers need you less because you think candy is bad for teeth. (2) Then sending the same things you think are bad for teeth to troops who don't have access to top notch dental care.

If you're going to do the first FAIL, send the troops something useful.
 
2008-10-16 07:52:03 PM
dreadlocksFTW: (2) Then sending the same things you think are bad for teeth to troops who don't have access to top notch dental care.

Best dental care I ever got was in the Army. Cheapest too.
 
2008-10-16 07:52:58 PM
Theological Farker: dreadlocksFTW: (2) Then sending the same things you think are bad for teeth to troops who don't have access to top notch dental care.

Best dental care I ever got was in the Army. Cheapest too.


I'm glad for you. Unfortunately I've heard the exact opposite from a few people.
 
2008-10-16 07:53:56 PM
To hell with that -- I'll just make my kid sell his candy to the fat kid at school for $5!
 
2008-10-16 07:54:30 PM
The Drunk IT Guy: It's nice buuuuuuut, chocolate doesn't exactly do well in 115 degree weather..

So they'll get stuck with all that hard or cheap candy that when trick-or-treating you never really wanted but you took anyway because you didn't want to be rude...


Fail.

FTFA: "King recommends they keep chocolate."
 
2008-10-16 07:54:59 PM
Theological Farker: /sorry, for the record, not trying to be an ass. It just amuses me that everyone sees Dentist and automatically assumes he. I bet if it was about a nurse everyone would be saying she.

I'm sure it doesn't amuse you, otherwise you wouldn't stoop to name calling. Oh look! Another opportunity to address rampant gender inequality!

Lighten up, Francis/Frances

/^There, happy?
 
2008-10-16 07:55:49 PM
dreadlocksFTW: I'm glad for you. Unfortunately I've heard the exact opposite from a few people.

Like everything else, your mileage may vary. I had some great doctors in the army, I had some horrible doctors in the army. I was fortunate and had good dentists when I needed them. Got things taken care of quickly too. Dentist decided I needed my wisdom teeth pulled, I had an appointment w/in 48 hours and it was done by the end of the week.

/bad doctor story...I had boot shock and an ingrown toenail....bastard ripped out half of my toe nail w/out any anesthesia....after the nurse peeled me back off the seeling the doctor said "oh, you shouldn't have been able to feel that with the boot shock."
 
2008-10-16 07:56:11 PM
This is not news.

/oh yeah
 
2008-10-16 07:56:30 PM
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2008-10-16 07:58:02 PM
ultraholland: I'm sure it doesn't amuse you, otherwise you wouldn't stoop to name calling. Oh look! Another opportunity to address rampant gender inequality!

Name calling? Didn't realize I did...*re-reads posts*....nope, don't see it. Sincerely sorry if I did. Guess I'm being "That guy" in this thread.
 
2008-10-16 07:59:33 PM
Jestergirl
Thank JEEBUS! I was beginning to think I was the only one!
 
2008-10-16 08:01:31 PM
Theological Farker: Guess I'm being "That guy" in this thread.

You are. You took a lame joke about candy and turned it into a gender issue.
 
2008-10-16 08:05:35 PM
Ronnie_Zman: Looks like I'm going to have to start effing removing all those razors I so meticulously hid

/all those hours wasted



what? No pills to knock out the cute rugrats out? ;)
 
2008-10-16 08:05:52 PM
ultraholland: You are. You took a lame joke about candy and turned it into a gender issue.

*Picks up his ball and goes home*
 
2008-10-16 08:09:39 PM
Theological Farker: ultraholland: You are. You took a lame joke about candy and turned it into a gender issue.

*Picks up his ball and goes home*


Read your profile. Just curious....you list political candidates I've never heard of yet I don't see Ron Paul. Wasn't he a major one? Why isn't he listed
 
2008-10-16 08:10:36 PM
Theological Farker: *Picks up his ball and goes home*

*spits on playground, bullies someone else*
 
2008-10-16 08:12:46 PM
This man is taking away candy that he feels is dangerous to our health, and sending it to our troops.

He is clearly an enemy, and he must be stopped.
 
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