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   Undertoad  Thursday Dec 29 02:06 PM

12/29/2005: 250 pounds of silly putty



The folks at the official google blog ordered a bunch of silly putty, which is apparently also known as "3M dilatant compound". This gent decided it might be interesting to put all the small batches of it into one big batch. Unfortunately they then learned that the stuff wouldn't break apart so easily!



glatt  Thursday Dec 29 02:23 PM

Silly putty is cool that way. I always liked how you could slowly stretch it like taffy or make a clean break by quickly pulling it apart.



jinx  Thursday Dec 29 03:09 PM

It looks like Peter Griffin.



Cyclefrance  Thursday Dec 29 05:18 PM

Is this the stuff that I remember from the boyhood depths of my subconscious mind when rolled into a ball shape would bounce very high and continue to do so??? I remember mine came in a plastic container that looked like it ought really to have contained a Dutch Cap, if you didn't know better (or were old enough at the time to know what a Dutch Cap was - being so young and innocent at that time, I, of course, didn't)



xoxoxoBruce  Thursday Dec 29 05:31 PM

Jinx, somehow the text witout the images doesn't seem the same.

I wonder, if you encased someone in Silly Putty, could they get out?



xoxoxoBruce  Thursday Dec 29 05:34 PM

Silly Putty came in a plastic egg.
Dutch caps came in a men's room vending machine.



Saknussem  Thursday Dec 29 08:47 PM

Ever stop and think that silly putty was the old school screen cap?

Instead of right click and "Save Picture As" we got to:
A) Go to Stadtmuller's Candy Store around the corner
B) Stare at the 84 GABILLION candies Mrs. Stadtmuller had
C) Resolve ourselves to BUY that damn silly putty
D) Go home, dodging the Brewer clan on the corner (psycho kids even back then)
E) Play handball with Sal the barber for a little bit
F) Go back in the house
G) Wait for Dad to be finished with The Long Island Press
H) Open the LI Press to the comics page
I) Plaster Silly Putty all over the place
J) Peel it up and
K) VOILA!!
L) 1960s Screen Captures!!!



wolf  Friday Dec 30 01:39 AM

Seeing that picture all I can think of is that I need a really big newspaper.

Or maybe like a billboard. That should be about the right size.

Cool.

And I love the smell of the stuff too. At least that is something that hasn't changed since childhood. Silly Putty still smells right.

So do Crayolas.



Cyclefrance  Friday Dec 30 05:02 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by xoxoxoBruce
Silly Putty came in a plastic egg.
Dutch caps came in a men's room vending machine.
We Brits couldn't handle the egg-shape container here - we would only try to boil it for breakfast. No ours definitely came in a half-spherical container with a flat lid, and it was called 'potty putty' in the UK. Also think you may have been going through the wrong door, Brucie baby - those Dutch Cap thingies were/are definitely a woman's contraption this side of the pond...


xoxoxoBruce  Friday Dec 30 10:10 AM

Quote:
Also think you may have been going through the wrong door, Brucie baby
Well, no wonder they won't renew my visa.


BigV  Friday Dec 30 12:11 PM

But how did they fit, xoBruce? I'm sure itsjulie wants to know. :snigger:



xoxoxoBruce  Friday Dec 30 03:53 PM

Fit? The ladies room door? Hey, I ain't that fat....yet. :p



barefoot serpent  Friday Dec 30 03:57 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by wolf
So do Crayolas.
and such a lovely shade of fleshtone, too


BigV  Friday Dec 30 10:20 PM

I meant the Dutch Caps..



xoxoxoBruce  Friday Dec 30 11:54 PM

Yeah...I know. I think it was one of our illustrious dwellers from Europe referred to condoms as Dutch caps but I won't even try to look for that thread.



wolf  Saturday Dec 31 02:44 AM

I think a Dutch cap is a diaphragm. I don't know why it's thought to be Dutch.

Perhaps you were thinking of the French Tickler?

Those European nations are pretty much interchangeable anyway, particulary since the formation of the European Union.



richlevy  Saturday Dec 31 09:15 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by wolf
I think a Dutch cap is a diaphragm. I don't know why it's thought to be Dutch.

Perhaps you were thinking of the French Tickler?

Those European nations are pretty much interchangeable anyway, particulary since the formation of the European Union.
It's sort of like saying 'The (French,English,Spanish) Disease' when referring to syphillis. Every country takes credit for the good things and tries to associate bad things with their rivals.

Although in this case it might have been due to the shape resembling an article of headwear associated with the Dutch.


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