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(Daily Mail)   Parents warned about new junior high fad: smashing and snorting Rockets (Smarties for you Brits). Sadly, unlike the stupid snap bracelet crap, this one has youtube videos   (dailymail.co.uk) divider line 122
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2014-01-19 04:05:23 PM  
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THESE are the smarties i grew up with. much nicer than that other shiat.
 
2014-01-19 04:06:20 PM  

SoundOfOneHandWanking: Rockets are entirely different from Smarties.

/never heard of Rockets
//must be a West Coast thing


Or you could scroll up a few posts for a picture!

(US) smarties == (CA) rockets

Neither one has anything to do with 'brits'.  As was said, subby is an idiot.
 
2014-01-19 04:06:57 PM  
The worst thing I ever did was hand a packet of Revels to the kid with the peanut allergy and try to get him to play Russian Roulette.
 
2014-01-19 04:07:38 PM  
Real men snort snickers.
 
2014-01-19 04:11:29 PM  
At least it isn't Cheetos.

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Those things are DANGEROUSLY cheesy.
 
2014-01-19 04:12:19 PM  

Old Man Winter: I wonder who comes up with this stuff.  "Hey, Billy, I heard you can get high by stuffing a baby turtle up your ass."


c.f. Toad Licking
 
2014-01-19 04:25:22 PM  

nacker: Real men snort snickers.


We got a kid to snort crushed Altoids back in high school. It was pretty hilarious once we realized he wasn't actually dying. Then we tried a little bump, to prove we were cool too. It was the most refreshing brutal pain ever.
 
2014-01-19 04:25:45 PM  
Smarties?  Please, those are so amateur.  Come back and talk to me when you do blue Sweet Tarts.


/was stupid in middle school
//shiat burns like mad
 
2014-01-19 04:30:43 PM  
They're smarties here in the north east and the midwest.  WTF is subby talking about?
 
2014-01-19 04:31:03 PM  
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That chocolate is a powerful high.
 
2014-01-19 04:33:39 PM  

NewportBarGuy: Let me know when they can do a giant pixie stick. Amateurs!



Just adjust the 'stick' a bit?

www.activerespawn.com
 
2014-01-19 04:35:31 PM  
Really? New? People did that after every Halloween (the only time you actually see Rockets).
 
2014-01-19 04:36:51 PM  

StrikitRich: [4.bp.blogspot.com image 380x280]

Are Smarties the gateway to snorting Pop Rocks and Coca-Cola?


24.media.tumblr.com
 
2014-01-19 04:43:29 PM  
I'm not that old so this probably doesn't mean anything but kids were smoking smarties when I was in grade school. This isn't a fad...it's just kids doing what they do best - imitate adult behavior. So, yeah we didn't snort the smarties...we snorted pixie stix; they already came with a straw.
 
2014-01-19 04:45:14 PM  

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: In high school we snorted pixie sticks. It was fun blowing blue and red snot.


I snorted Countrytime Lemonade mix once. Made my nose bleed orange.
 
2014-01-19 04:46:24 PM  

gwowen: aimtastic: British Smarties are basically plain M&Ms and nothing like the American Smarties that kids are snorting. Rockets are the Canadian version of American Smarties. The nearest UK equivalent to American Smarties are Fizzers.

Which is just a long way of saying subby is stupid.

Fizzers?!? Never heard of them. Those smarties look like Refreshers [www.thegreatbritishdiet.co.uk image 500x345]



Do you like Tizer?  It may still be available in your area...

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2014-01-19 04:48:52 PM  

Any Pie Left: I was in junior high science class, back in the seventies, when a girl I had a crush on, decided to do something to amuse her druggie classmates. The science teacher was passing around a petri dish with a white powdery substance that we were going to identify, using chemical tests.  She up and snorted a pinch of it like it was coke, got a huge laugh... for ten seconds... and almost immediately, she was all red-faced, tears and snot flowing like a hydrant.. coughing... the teacher grabbed her and dragged her to the nurse's office, class was on hold for half an hour until he came back, disgusted with the lot of us for being "stupid clowns". Well, not me, of course. I was a nerdy teacher's pet in that class... but I also knew enough not to snort an unknown chemical substance on a dare, to impress some pot-heads.  I got over my crush on that girl pretty quick after that.



So what was in the 'petri dish'???
 
2014-01-19 04:51:19 PM  
Shoot it up

www.peoples.ru
 
2014-01-19 04:56:32 PM  

Old Man Winter: I wonder who comes up with this stuff.  "Hey, Billy, I heard you can get high by stuffing a baby turtle up your ass."



It didn't get me high. I was lied to.
 
2014-01-19 04:57:15 PM  

FlashHarry: [img.fark.net image 400x267]

THESE are the smarties i grew up with. much nicer than that other shiat.


They look like Spree from the label.  Are they similar?
 
2014-01-19 05:09:03 PM  

Tellingthem: [ts2.mm.bing.net image 227x165]
I remember snorting these back in the mid 80's...and I'm sure kids were doing the same well before then.


There were kids doing it when I graduated high school in 2006.
 
2014-01-19 05:10:59 PM  
Once got a kid to snort an altoid in Jr High. That did not look like a pleasant experience.
 
2014-01-19 05:12:20 PM  
When I was a kid we tried this with the concentrated kool-aid powder. Man, that stuff burned and stained your mucus for a long time.

/Any parents who are surprised by this have a poor memory or are faking surprise.
 
2014-01-19 05:14:21 PM  
This just in: Middle schoolers are stupid.
 
2014-01-19 05:20:14 PM  
but does it get you high (blood sugar)?

/my friend wants to know
 
2014-01-19 05:22:29 PM  

bratface: Any Pie Left: I was in junior high science class, back in the seventies, when a girl I had a crush on, decided to do something to amuse her druggie classmates. The science teacher was passing around a petri dish with a white powdery substance that we were going to identify, using chemical tests.  She up and snorted a pinch of it like it was coke, got a huge laugh... for ten seconds... and almost immediately, she was all red-faced, tears and snot flowing like a hydrant.. coughing... the teacher grabbed her and dragged her to the nurse's office, class was on hold for half an hour until he came back, disgusted with the lot of us for being "stupid clowns". Well, not me, of course. I was a nerdy teacher's pet in that class... but I also knew enough not to snort an unknown chemical substance on a dare, to impress some pot-heads.  I got over my crush on that girl pretty quick after that.


So what was in the 'petri dish'???


I'm wondering as well. Based on the description of her reaction and the expectation that for the class it must have been something both common and benign my guess is finely ground table salt.
 
2014-01-19 05:23:40 PM  
They learned it from watching you, Parents! They learned it from watching you!

//well, if they're kids of stockbrokers, politicians, musicians, hollywood elite, that guy down the road that's always twitching, etc..
 
2014-01-19 05:33:05 PM  
What's next?  Free-basing Atomic Warheads?  Chasing the dragon with the Cherry Chan Clan?
 
2014-01-19 05:33:37 PM  
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Solution: Global Warming

/thinking of the children
 
2014-01-19 05:44:20 PM  

gwowen: aimtastic: British Smarties are basically plain M&Ms and nothing like the American Smarties that kids are snorting. Rockets are the Canadian version of American Smarties. The nearest UK equivalent to American Smarties are Fizzers.

Which is just a long way of saying subby is stupid.

Fizzers?!? Never heard of them. Those smarties look like Refreshers [www.thegreatbritishdiet.co.uk image 500x345]

^This.

The packaging on those Rockets even looks the same as Refreshers when you get them in those multipack sweetjar things. You know, the ones with Parma Violets and Swizzle lollies and shizz.
 
2014-01-19 05:47:14 PM  

Serial Killer X: gwowen: aimtastic: British Smarties are basically plain M&Ms and nothing like the American Smarties that kids are snorting. Rockets are the Canadian version of American Smarties. The nearest UK equivalent to American Smarties are Fizzers.

Which is just a long way of saying subby is stupid.

Fizzers?!? Never heard of them. Those smarties look like Refreshers [www.thegreatbritishdiet.co.uk image 500x345]
^This.

The packaging on those Rockets even looks the same as Refreshers when you get them in those multipack sweetjar things. You know, the ones with Parma Violets and Swizzle lollies and shizz.


Don't pollute this thread with talk of Parma Violets - simply the worst abomination on God's clean earth.
 
2014-01-19 05:50:10 PM  
I did this once back in 6th grade. Must be a mexican border thing.

www.latinmerchant.com

/Nose wouldn't stop running for 2 days...
//Kids do stupid things.
 
2014-01-19 05:55:02 PM  
Bah, I got the nickname Smartie Crack when I was in 8th grade because I would grind up smarties into a fine powder like that. Didn't snort it though, as I wasn't that dumb.
 
2014-01-19 06:00:06 PM  
Some kids are plain stupid and will do anything for attention. I had a classmate who would crush glass into powder and then eat it because some of the other boys in the class thought it was really cool. Worse is he would sometimes do it with broken glass from a fluorescent light tube, which of course means he was eating a nice helping of mercury with his glass.
 
2014-01-19 06:07:59 PM  
I came her for a shot of disco stu being hooked on the white stuff since the 70's. Leaving dissapointed.
 
2014-01-19 06:09:32 PM  
Is this like rainbow parties?
 
2014-01-19 06:28:39 PM  
We used to use Polo mints, the more "hard core" used the lemon lime ones.
 
2014-01-19 06:28:41 PM  

drop: SoundOfOneHandWanking: Rockets are entirely different from Smarties.

/never heard of Rockets
//must be a West Coast thing

Or you could scroll up a few posts for a picture!

(US) smarties == (CA) rockets

Neither one has anything to do with 'brits'.  As was said, subby is an idiot.


Especially since "Smarties", to a Brit, are M&M-ish, so he'd be steering 'em in the wrong direction.

upload.wikimedia.org
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2014-01-19 06:29:00 PM  
Obligatory thought-picture of "gold paint face huffer guy" photoshopped with smarties on face.

/take two schmoz-pez and call me for the mourning
 
2014-01-19 06:48:59 PM  
Why on Earth would you want to snort almost pure flavored sugar?

I mean, I guess you can get the feeling as snorting a real drug, minus the high and possible death.... but it just seems royally stupid.
 
2014-01-19 06:59:58 PM  

Relatively Obscure: Won't be long before they switch to the hard stuff

[www.collectingcandy.com image 800x449]


This was actually popular to snort when I was in high school, 'bout 15 years ago.
 
2014-01-19 07:00:22 PM  

Issame: I've never heard them called 'rockets' and I'm native US.  XD


They're called rockets in Canada because we have chocolates called smarties.
 
2014-01-19 07:26:51 PM  

NewportBarGuy: Well, according to Gordon F*cking Ramsay, it's that green sh*t he throws on everything:

[i43.tinypic.com image 500x375]


No, that's arugula.
 
2014-01-19 07:29:25 PM  

Glitchwerks: On Thursday, parents at Portsmouth Middle School were shocked to receive an email from the administration warning them of the risks their kids could face when snorting Smarties, including lung infections; nose-wedged maggots; bleeding and nasal passage scarring; allergic reactions and even smoker's cough.

WTF?!  I ain't googlin' that, I don't wanna know.


I think a Google search on bullsh*t would be a little easier.
 
2014-01-19 07:32:04 PM  

supayoda: NewportBarGuy: Well, according to Gordon F*cking Ramsay, it's that green sh*t he throws on everything:

[i43.tinypic.com image 500x375]

No, that's arugula.


Looks like dandelion.
 
2014-01-19 07:45:36 PM  
Did this all the time when I was growing up in the 80s. We even used pixi stix as cutter.

Didn't help that my friend at the time had a mom who was a massive cokehead.
 
2014-01-19 07:52:03 PM  
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'When you eat your Smarties
do you eat the red ones last?
Do you suck them very slowly
Or crunch them very fast
Eat that candy and milk chocolate
But tell me when I ask
When you eat your Smarties
do you eat the red ones last?'

Used to go around the house singing that when I was a kid.
One of the best marketing campaigns by a candy company ever.

/not a 'Brit'
 
2014-01-19 07:53:14 PM  

TuteTibiImperes: Who the fark calls smarties rockets?


Apparently the Americans? Although I've never heard of Rockets and actually ate some Smarties today.

/ leftover Halloween candy FTW
 
2014-01-19 07:55:49 PM  

JohnnyRebel88: FlashHarry: [img.fark.net image 400x267]

THESE are the smarties i grew up with. much nicer than that other shiat.

They look like Spree from the label.  Are they similar?


not at all. they're basically british M&Ms.
 
2014-01-19 07:59:21 PM  
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