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2012-11-30 05:41:06 PM
RIP Bazooka Bill
 
2012-11-30 05:49:16 PM
Between this and the end of Nintendo Power magazine, I'm getting hit hard in the nostalgia.
 
2012-11-30 05:50:07 PM

Brontes: RIP Bazooka Bill


That sucker has to be so old by now he has to have someone else chew the gum for him
 
2012-11-30 05:53:06 PM

MaudlinMutantMollusk: Brontes: RIP Bazooka Bill

That sucker has to be so old by now he has to have someone else chew the gum for him


But his arms are so...huge
 
2012-11-30 06:48:08 PM

Brontes: RIP Bazooka Bill


i105.photobucket.com
RIP Bazooka Bill
 
2012-11-30 07:05:17 PM

FloydA: Brontes: RIP Bazooka Bill

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RIP Bazooka Bill


That's not Bazooka Bill, THIS is Bazooka Bill

www.blisteredthumbs.net
 
2012-11-30 08:18:51 PM
Did anyone ever rescue that prisoner in their bubble gum factory?
 
2012-11-30 08:35:32 PM
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RIP Bazooka Joe
 
2012-11-30 08:59:14 PM
Now Bazooka Joe is out of a job, and blame the unions.

It's gonna be tough finding employment in that field of work.
 
2012-11-30 09:12:20 PM
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RIP
 
2012-11-30 10:02:41 PM

Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: Between this and the end of Nintendo Power magazine, I'm getting hit hard in the nostalgia.


And Hostess going the way of the dodo.

STOP RAPING MY CHILDHOOD, LIFE!!!!
 
2012-11-30 10:21:38 PM
RIP bouzouki joe

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2012-11-30 11:11:37 PM
I miss candy cigarettes more. Real ones too. Why'd I quit?
 
2012-11-30 11:15:11 PM
Were they ever funny or interesting?
 
2012-11-30 11:33:33 PM

Makh: Were they ever funny or interesting?


When I was a kid, I preferred the Dubble Bubble comics with Pud.
 
2012-12-01 12:32:46 AM

Makh: Were they ever funny or interesting?


I'd say they were. Always wondered how he lost his eye... And what horrible facial mutilation required his freind to wear that turtle neck that way?
 
2012-12-01 12:56:13 AM
www.johntabita.com
 
2012-12-01 02:25:41 AM

bryen: miss candy cigarettes more. Real ones too. Why'd I quit?


Because they tasted like chalk?
 
2012-12-01 03:12:35 AM
What's the point of buying Bazooka Joe now?
 
2012-12-01 03:25:18 AM
As long as I can still buy this, we're good.
 
2012-12-01 03:31:26 AM
i.somethingawful.com
 
2012-12-01 03:38:59 AM

Brontes: MaudlinMutantMollusk: Brontes: RIP Bazooka Bill

That sucker has to be so old by now he has to have someone else chew the gum for him

But his arms are so...huge


He gums his gum.
 
2012-12-01 03:39:21 AM

fisker:


DAS WAISIS!!!
 
2012-12-01 03:48:43 AM

Makh: Were they ever funny or interesting?


When you are an 8 year old, yes.
 
2012-12-01 04:00:22 AM
Can't say I ever understood the appeal. Why would I want terrible gum and lame comics? Even popsicle sticks had better jokes.
 
2012-12-01 04:05:50 AM
Brontes: RIP Bazooka Bill

RIP Bushwick Bill
 
2012-12-01 04:36:17 AM
Saved up a billion or so, sent them in (along with S&H) and got a "pearl" handled pocket knife - which my mom took from me immediately.
 
2012-12-01 05:50:51 AM
I was so flustered by the Bazooka news, I nearly ruined this month's issue of Grit.
 
2012-12-01 06:33:42 AM

cretinbob: Makh: Were they ever funny or interesting?

When you are an 8 year old, yes.


From what I recall of encountering Bazooka Joe comics at that age, no.

Still, it's kinda sad seeing them go, sort of like the end of the Burma Shave road signs that I never got to see.

WHEN BUBBLE GUM


TASTES LIKE A CHIP


DON'T FRET


DON'T RAVE


READ THIS STRIP



BAZOOKA JOE


/got nothin
 
2012-12-01 07:03:07 AM
I am confused - there is gum in those comics? I thought they were actually wrapped around a hard pink stone that hurt to chew on.
 
2012-12-01 07:04:39 AM
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RIP Bazooka G.I. Joe
 
2012-12-01 07:06:12 AM

pissedoffmick: Saved up a billion or so, sent them in (along with S&H) and got a "pearl" handled pocket knife - which my mom took from me immediately.


I remember that phase when as kids we had stacks of Bazooka Joe strips in our pockets - a roll of cash at the table in Vegas couldn't do better.

Where the kid with the turtle neck pulled up to his nose ?
 
2012-12-01 07:10:09 AM
At least they didn't turn Bazooka joe into a homosexual and have a gay marriage with his buddy
 
2012-12-01 07:18:23 AM
Funtivities sounds so hip and with it.
 
2012-12-01 07:21:56 AM

ElPollotonto: I am confused - there is gum in those comics? I thought they were actually wrapped around a hard pink stone that hurt to chew on.


*That* is the term I was looking for.

WHEN BUBBLE GUM
TASTES LIKE A STONE
DON'T FRET
DON'T RAVE
JUST READ THIS KOAN
BAZOOKA JOE
 
2012-12-01 07:24:08 AM
You'd think I woulda figured out that's not how it's pronounced by now, but clearly not.
 
2012-12-01 07:24:35 AM

cretinbob: Makh: Were they ever funny or interesting?

When you are an 8 year old, yes.


Also, ya gotta hear all those jokes before being able to say "I already heard that."

It's sorta like laying the foundation.
 
2012-12-01 07:26:41 AM
Aww.. I remember Bazooka Joes... I got them from the local sweet shop as it was the only place I could get them. Got some impressive bubbles blown with that gum.
I remember the cartoon strips fondly.. collected loads of them and they fitted brilliantly inside a matchbox too.
There was also this other bubble gum that tasted of sweetened disinfectant that had a tattoo in the wrapper of a smiley face...
HubbaBubba bubble gum wasn't the same... it was too sweet despite the large bubbles you could achieve, but being in the same house as a bubble-bursting mother who got a kick from that? yeah, I had chew that stuff either while I was out or while my mother was out, or late at night after I'd gone to bed or if I decided instead on a night of gaming on my zxspectrum 48k computer!
Ahh.. my bubble gum chewing days... when gum was cool... now they're trying to remove that cool..
shame on them!
 
2012-12-01 07:41:33 AM
Its no Chum Gum, so I scoff at this
 
2012-12-01 07:46:12 AM
RIP Bosozoku

i.imgur.com
 
2012-12-01 08:06:10 AM

pissedoffmick: Saved up a billion or so, sent them in (along with S&H) and got a "pearl" handled pocket knife - which my mom took from me immediately.


Did you leave her a hint about the BB gun in her Look! magazine?
 
2012-12-01 08:11:49 AM
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2012-12-01 08:13:55 AM

MrEricSir: Why would I want terrible gum and lame comics?


The gum used to be the best part. I expect they've cheapened ingredients several times since the 60s though.
Also Bazooka made the biggest bubbles, though you had to chew the heck out of it and use several packages.
 
2012-12-01 08:15:48 AM

Prey4reign: Funtivities sounds so hip and with it.


Regular activities keep kids busy. Funtivities keep them biz-zay. Consistently and thoroughly.
 
2012-12-01 08:27:18 AM
When I was deployed to Bosnia in 1996 they had this gum there that was like Bazooka Joe but instead of a comic you got a sticker of a naked woman. It was called Bikini Babes. Little kids had the stickers all over their bikes and the American soldiers put the stickers all over everything.

/I can't even being to imagine the shiat storm that would happen if that gum was allowed in America,
 
2012-12-01 08:32:45 AM

Dr.Mxyzptlk.: pissedoffmick: Saved up a billion or so, sent them in (along with S&H) and got a "pearl" handled pocket knife - which my mom took from me immediately.

I remember that phase when as kids we had stacks of Bazooka Joe strips in our pockets - a roll of cash at the table in Vegas couldn't do better.

Where the kid with the turtle neck pulled up to his nose ?


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2012-12-01 09:06:58 AM

Brontes: FloydA: Brontes: RIP Bazooka Bill

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RIP Bazooka Bill

That's not Bazooka Bill, THIS is Bazooka Bill

www.blisteredthumbs.net


I did not expect to see that on Fark.

I spent countless hours playing that game on my C64. A few years ago I payed it again using an emulator, and in retrospect I have no idea what it was I saw in it. It's a terrible game. Yet somehow I adored it despite owning many, many games which are far better.

I think it may have been the flamethrower. Not many of those in games at the time.
 
2012-12-01 09:07:01 AM

cretinbob: [paradiseleased.files.wordpress.com image 240x290] 
RIP Bazooka Joe


Nice reference! My nephew is a trombone player in high school, so we made him a bazooka out of PVC pipe. Great tone, limited range.
 
2012-12-01 09:13:43 AM
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couple of favourites as a kid
/yes, I have all my teeth...er..all the teeth I have are mine.
 
2012-12-01 09:44:34 AM

TheSwizz: As long as I can still buy this, we're good.


Back when i cleaned windows I was in some guys house and noticed some Big League Chew on the counter. At first, I thought "Wow. Haven't seen that stuff in a while." But upon further inspection I realized the package actually said Big League JEWS and had a photo of his two sons holding baseball bats in place of where the normal graphic would be. It was awesome.
 
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