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(X-Entertainment)   Wacky Wall Walkers - sticky rubber octopus toys that crawled down walls   ( divider line
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7493 clicks; posted to Main » on 17 Feb 2003 at 11:36 AM (15 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2003-02-17 10:31:47 AM  
I made my own.

After enduring a night of intense congestion, I'd take a hot shower. After a couple minutes of letting the steam loosen things up, I could hock up a nasal nugget rivaling some deep sea octopus. When launched upon the shower wall, it would land with a satisfying thud, hugging the surface with the viscosity of gaffers tape. Slowly, oh so slowly, the lung-cookie would decend toward its inevitable destination. Eventually the swirling drain would claim the sink-oyster - but not before displaying tenacity that would make most mucus proud.

That was one magic loogie.
2003-02-17 11:40:06 AM  
This is a
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2003-02-17 11:41:37 AM  
These also drove my cats nuts.
2003-02-17 11:42:01 AM  
My girlfriend gave me a spiderman wall walker. I could watch that thing for hours, and I'm not even a stoner. shiat they should put a warning on those things for those who are stoned.
2003-02-17 11:43:31 AM  
Bump, that was beautiful.
2003-02-17 11:44:33 AM  
Oh, the nostagia..

/vomits in the corner
2003-02-17 11:44:50 AM  
Those things didn't seem to last for long with me.
2003-02-17 11:45:33 AM  
Those things were teh r0x.
2003-02-17 11:46:45 AM  
Millions of dollars for a stick octopus
2003-02-17 11:47:51 AM  
Bump makes the world a btter place to be. I too, have been hawking loogies, but I could never attempt to match the eloquence and candor of that little ditty.
2003-02-17 11:49:45 AM  
Jeebus, it only took submitting this article about 10 times before it finally made the main page.
2003-02-17 11:49:56 AM  
I guess that should really read "sticky"
2003-02-17 11:52:00 AM  
Deja Vu??

This was just on here last week.
2003-02-17 11:53:20 AM  
I used to have one of these.
2003-02-17 11:54:42 AM  
We had a glow in the dark one when I was a kid. You know, the kind of glow in the dark toy that kids all think will "recharge its magical glowing ability if I put it on this light bulb"? The only accessibly light bulb we had was in a ceiling lamp, so we (myself and my 2 sisters) shut off the light, got the ladder from the garage and climbed up there, delicately placing the cool black sticky octopus on the bulb. AND THEN FORGOT COMPLETELY ABOUT IT while putting the ladder away before my Mom and Dad saw it in the house.

About 3 hours later we're all watching TV when my Dad goes down the hall to the kitchen. He flips the light switch on his way past, since its dark in the house now right? Next thing we know he's spraying the fire extinguisher in the hallway because the ceiling light, and part of the ceiling, is on fire. He thought it was an electrical fire in the socket, till he looked at the black, rubber coated lightbulb.

My sisters screaming "THE OCTOPUS IS ON FIRE!!" in tears, is one of my greatest memories. Thank you Wall Walker.
2003-02-17 12:01:07 PM  
Scottish_Allah: Thanks for the repeat.
2003-02-17 12:04:51 PM  
The coolest thing you could do with these was take them to a movie that sucked and throw them at the screen. They would creep down really slow, sometimes across the face of whoever was on the screen. It was awesome! I threw like 4 dollars worth of them at Mick Jagger's face during a midnight showing of "Her Satanic Majesties Request". Guaranteed to start a riot :)
2003-02-17 12:06:44 PM  
We used to drive teachers nuts with these. They'd turn their backs and someone would whip one onto the window or the black board or the teachers metal desk.

It was cool at the time, but then, so were parachute pants.
2003-02-17 12:10:06 PM  
Hell yeah, Wacky Wall Walkers farking ruled!
2003-02-17 12:11:24 PM  
Chess_the_cat: I wasn't the one who submitted it. I was pointing out the article got submitted to TotalFark 10 different times last week.
2003-02-17 12:26:05 PM  
To my knowledge, there are still a few of these glued to the ceiling of the main stairwell of my high school, courtesy of myself and a couple of friends. A local toy store sold them and we bought half a dozen and shot them at the ceiling, where they stuck beautifully. You could get little sticky people, too, which were also fun.

I remember my mom hating the Wall Walkers because they left grease spots on the paint, but they remain one of the coolest cereal box prizes I ever got.
2003-02-17 12:27:15 PM  
how 'bout Wacky Wall Walkens ?

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2003-02-17 12:31:54 PM  
This easily falls under: "Who gives a fark"
2003-02-17 12:32:04 PM  
Ya'll ever see the totally oval shaped ones that came with Honey Smacks?
2003-02-17 12:36:59 PM  
I miss those things. I could watch them for hours, which is really sad. I'd love to have one now, wonder what my cats would do.
2003-02-17 12:40:11 PM  
Yeah, I had the oval/peanut shaped kind. They were fun!
2003-02-17 12:48:37 PM  
i had one of those when i was a kid! man, i guess that just shows how old i'm getting when things i had as a kid are considered "retro" now.
2003-02-17 01:11:50 PM  
I don't approve of playing with phalluses.

I dont like the idea of throwing something that could be my package against the wall and seeing it slowly slide down.
2003-02-17 01:39:37 PM  
If these in any way resemble your package, you should promptly seek medical attention...
2003-02-17 01:59:39 PM  
"Soon I moved on to Sugar Smacks, which were interesting but had the unfortunate side effect of making a five-inch area around my mouth stickier than a used condom."

I can see two possible ways of interpreting this sentence, neither of which I would like to think about.
2003-02-17 02:07:45 PM  
Showing my age, but not only did I have a couple of these, but I still have the orange one and the bloody thing still works!
2003-02-17 02:09:47 PM  
How did this get posted?
2003-02-17 02:36:42 PM  
My brother threw one of those on the ceiling in his bedroom and it stuck there. He thought it looked cool so he left it. For 10 years.
When he got a job and moved out of town my parents painted his room.
The damn octopus had molecularly bonded to the ceiling. We had to get it off with an industrial solvent.
2003-02-17 02:58:16 PM  
I had forgotten about these little bastards, until my mom bought some Spiderman themed ones for my kids. Yes, they leave greasy spots on the walls, yes, they stick in the carpet, PERMANENTLY, and yes they need to be rinsed in warm water every 5 damn seconds.
2003-02-17 03:03:14 PM  
there's something similar i've seen at some job fairs recently. the same sort of sticky material on a somewhat anthropomorphic dart. throw that baby up on the window, and the cat is mesmerized. just sits there and stares at it. doesn't even flinch.
2003-02-17 03:41:07 PM  
I know folks have already told a similar story but the same thing
happened when I was in like 2nd or 3rd grade (i.e. 1983ish). Someone
flung one of those things at the highest ceiling in our school library.
Last time I was in the building it was still there. I'll have to check at
the next reunion. I guess after that I can pop in the bathroom, turn
out the lights and pay "Bloody Mary."
2003-02-17 03:43:02 PM  
02-17-03 01:39:37 PM Nullandvoid
If these in any way resemble your package, you should promptly seek medical attention...

Or a Japanese schoolgirl.
2003-02-17 04:03:47 PM  
Ok, thanks for that flashback, Ted Striker. I haven't thought about Bloody Mary in years. I used to be scared shiatless to go in the bathroom - ANYWHERE - if the lights were out. And God help me if the lights in the bathroom went out, before I got the door open. Man, I was such a spaz.

2003-02-17 04:28:05 PM  
those were so cool. Best part was, after getting dirty, you just wash them off and there all sticky again. Ingenious.
2003-02-17 05:09:02 PM  
Honestly, what's the problem here? There have been more repeats in the past week than in the whole previous sex months.

If you're going to submit, at least have the decency to glance at the front page every day and keep up.
2003-02-17 05:21:52 PM  
I used to have one. It always scared the crap out of me though I thought it was alive or something. That and it was sticky.
2003-02-17 09:43:50 PM  
There have been more repeats in the past week than in the whole previous sex months.

What? Is this a sex month? When were these previous sex months? Why didn't anybody tell me?
2003-02-18 01:55:36 AM  
Are these things still available? When I was a kid, I was to stupid to make those things work right...
2003-02-18 04:07:45 PM  
BadBatsuMaru wrote:

Honestly, what's the problem here? There have been more repeats in the past week than in the whole previous sex months.

Maybe the problem is... you need to get laid? (Read the above very closely.)

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