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MiddleFingerMom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-11 07:34 PM
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Does anyone else remember the McDonald's coffee stirrer coke spoon?
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Drug lore that is true -- I amember these and how quickly McDonald's moved
to distance itself from the product.
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Link goes to Snopes.com
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"...McSpoons were commonly sold ten to a bundle in that town {Columbus, OH - MFM}
and twelve to a bundle in Detroit."
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COLUMBUS OH IN YOUR FACE!!!!!
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http://www.snopes.com/business/origins/mcdspoon.asp
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femmocrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-11 07:48 PM
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1. Yes.... and they do well on eBay!
Check out those office closets, people!
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pacalo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-11 07:48 PM
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2. I remember that. The spoon end was so teensy it was practically useless
for coffee. :rofl:


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MiddleFingerMom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-11 07:56 PM
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3. One of the links I followed on my Google Search...
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was a comment from an artist who said there was nothing better for mixing gouache.
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gouache
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Major Nikon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-11 08:42 PM
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4. It beat the hell out of the little straws they give out now
I mean WTF are you going to do with a straw other than snort a line with it?
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hobbit709 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-01-11 08:11 AM
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15. Didn't hold that much coke either.
At least not in the mass quantities that was consumed back then in my circle.
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Major Nikon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-11 08:45 PM
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5. And to think they still haven't banned Pixy Stix
Giving straws full of white powder to kids. Who thought that one up? The guy who came up with the idea for candy cigarettes?
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Chan790 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-11 11:47 PM
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6. You've clearly never tried to snort pixy stix.
Edited on Fri Sep-30-11 11:48 PM by Chan790
One of the things they add to the sugar to make it taste good, in addition to flavoring powder, is citric acid which makes it tart on the tongue. I made this mistake as a young boy...one time.

Did it register?

Let's put it this way...In my life, I've done more shit than HST and Dr. Leary combined ever imagined in every way you can imagine (To wit: I worked in the NYC film industry.)...but I've never snorted anything since then. Needle drugs are more appealing than the recollection of that. I hate needles.

Imagine a sniffer full of rock salt and lemon juice...that's what it feels like...and it feels like it's going to burn straight into your brain and out your face. That same citric acid is used in aversive therapy to make cocaine undesirable to addicts. I'm not entirely certain that the "real" reason the citric acid is in there isn't to dissuade kids from growing up to be the sort of people who try coke.
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kentauros Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-01-11 12:23 AM
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7. Now imagine Pixy Stix filled with cyanide.
Halloween. 1974. Deer Park, Texas. Ronald Clark O'Bryan: The Man Who Ruined Halloween.
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Frank Cannon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-01-11 08:02 AM
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14. Ha! I did that once on a dare.
I thought I was the only kid in America dumb enough to try that. Your description is apt.
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sakabatou Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-01-11 12:28 AM
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8. Don't have stuff like pixie sticks now?
Fun Dip

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xmas74 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-01-11 01:00 AM
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9. They still have Pixie Sticks.
The kid gets them every year while out trick or treating.
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sakabatou Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-01-11 01:27 AM
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11. I never got them when I went out
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xmas74 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-01-11 01:00 AM
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10. nt
Edited on Sat Oct-01-11 01:00 AM by xmas74
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Rhiannon12866 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-01-11 01:34 AM
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12. I remember those!
They replaced them with a similar plastic model that was a square little paddle, didn't work nearly as well. But both of them worked a hell of a lot better than those little straws that we're stuck with, these days. I always find undissolved sugar in the bottom of my cup. :(
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spinbaby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-01-11 02:30 AM
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13. I have one of those
Picked it up in Japan where they're still using 'em.
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HopeHoops Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-01-11 09:47 AM
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16. I've got a bunch of them. I periodically sell one on eBay.
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