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01 Dec 2012 06:42 AM   |   13829 clicks   |   Gawker
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Brontes     
RIP Bazooka Bill

30 Nov 2012 05:41 PM
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Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener     
Between this and the end of Nintendo Power magazine, I'm getting hit hard in the nostalgia.

30 Nov 2012 05:49 PM
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MaudlinMutantMollusk    [TotalFark]  

Brontes: RIP Bazooka Bill


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

30 Nov 2012 05:50 PM
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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

30 Nov 2012 05:53 PM
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FloydA    [TotalFark]  

Brontes: RIP Bazooka Bill


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RIP Bazooka Bill

30 Nov 2012 06:48 PM
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Brontes     

FloydA: Brontes: RIP Bazooka Bill

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RIP Bazooka Bill


That's not Bazooka Bill, THIS is Bazooka Bill

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30 Nov 2012 07:05 PM
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PhiloeBedoe    [TotalFark]  
Did anyone ever rescue that prisoner in their bubble gum factory?

30 Nov 2012 08:18 PM
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cretinbob     
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RIP Bazooka Joe

30 Nov 2012 08:35 PM
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TommyymmoT    [TotalFark]  
Now Bazooka Joe is out of a job, and blame the unions.

It's gonna be tough finding employment in that field of work.

30 Nov 2012 08:59 PM
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PhiloeBedoe    [TotalFark]  
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RIP

30 Nov 2012 09:12 PM
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xanadian    [TotalFark]  

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!!!!

30 Nov 2012 10:02 PM
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Dead for Tax Reasons     
RIP bouzouki joe

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30 Nov 2012 10:21 PM
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bryen     
I miss candy cigarettes more. Real ones too. Why'd I quit?

30 Nov 2012 11:11 PM
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Makh    [TotalFark]  
Were they ever funny or interesting?

30 Nov 2012 11:15 PM
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Lorelle    [TotalFark]  

Makh: Were they ever funny or interesting?


When I was a kid, I preferred the Dubble Bubble comics with Pud.

30 Nov 2012 11:33 PM
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Darth_Lukecash    [TotalFark]  

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?

01 Dec 2012 12:32 AM
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Joelogon    [TotalFark]  
www.johntabita.com

01 Dec 2012 12:56 AM
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RedPhoenix122    [TotalFark]  

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


Because they tasted like chalk?

01 Dec 2012 02:25 AM
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CipollinaFan     
What's the point of buying Bazooka Joe now?

01 Dec 2012 03:12 AM
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TheSwizz     
As long as I can still buy this, we're good.

01 Dec 2012 03:25 AM
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fisker    [TotalFark]  
i.somethingawful.com

01 Dec 2012 03:31 AM
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Betep     

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.

01 Dec 2012 03:38 AM
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Head_Shot     

fisker:


DAS WAISIS!!!

01 Dec 2012 03:39 AM
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cretinbob     

Makh: Were they ever funny or interesting?


When you are an 8 year old, yes.

01 Dec 2012 03:48 AM
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MrEricSir     
Can't say I ever understood the appeal. Why would I want terrible gum and lame comics? Even popsicle sticks had better jokes.

01 Dec 2012 04:00 AM
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lordargent     
Brontes: RIP Bazooka Bill

RIP Bushwick Bill

01 Dec 2012 04:05 AM
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pissedoffmick    [TotalFark]  
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.

01 Dec 2012 04:36 AM
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thesloppy     
I was so flustered by the Bazooka news, I nearly ruined this month's issue of Grit.

01 Dec 2012 05:50 AM
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andrewagill     

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

01 Dec 2012 06:33 AM
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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.

01 Dec 2012 07:03 AM
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darth_badger     
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RIP Bazooka G.I. Joe

01 Dec 2012 07:04 AM
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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 ?

01 Dec 2012 07:06 AM
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stirfrybry     
At least they didn't turn Bazooka joe into a homosexual and have a gay marriage with his buddy

01 Dec 2012 07:10 AM
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Prey4reign    [TotalFark]  
Funtivities sounds so hip and with it.

01 Dec 2012 07:18 AM
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andrewagill     

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

01 Dec 2012 07:21 AM
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andrewagill     
You'd think I woulda figured out that's not how it's pronounced by now, but clearly not.

01 Dec 2012 07:24 AM
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SomeoneDumb     

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.

01 Dec 2012 07:24 AM
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CoRrUpTeDbUdGiE     
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!

01 Dec 2012 07:26 AM
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elffster     
Its no Chum Gum, so I scoff at this

01 Dec 2012 07:41 AM
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Sixxtwo     
RIP Bosozoku

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01 Dec 2012 07:46 AM
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bionicjoe    [TotalFark]  

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?

01 Dec 2012 08:06 AM
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tkirby     
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01 Dec 2012 08:11 AM
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Kurmudgeon     

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.

01 Dec 2012 08:13 AM
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Gaambit     

Prey4reign: Funtivities sounds so hip and with it.


Regular activities keep kids busy. Funtivities keep them biz-zay. Consistently and thoroughly.

01 Dec 2012 08:15 AM
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Onkel Buck     
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,

01 Dec 2012 08:27 AM
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StoPPeRmobile     

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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01 Dec 2012 08:32 AM
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Gordon Bennett     

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.

01 Dec 2012 09:06 AM
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UNAUTHORIZED FINGER     

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.

01 Dec 2012 09:07 AM
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weirdneighbour     
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couple of favourites as a kid
/yes, I have all my teeth...er..all the teeth I have are mine.

01 Dec 2012 09:13 AM
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SavvyLemur     

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.

01 Dec 2012 09:44 AM
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