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Old 20th March 2009, 11:14 AM   #1
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Smarties - the new gateway drug

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB123750945477390601.html

Something else for folks to get hysterical about. Won't someone think of the children!!!
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Old 20th March 2009, 11:21 AM   #2
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So that's why I never got into drugs. I don't like Smarties .l
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Old 20th March 2009, 11:30 AM   #3
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Poseurs. The cool kids are all mainlining Bit-o-Honey's these days.
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Old 20th March 2009, 11:59 AM   #4
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"I have made it clear to our students that possession of Smarties (or similar candy) will result in a Class II offense," which usually means detention, the note said.
Wow. Just--Wow.
[hangs head, walks slowly away]
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Old 20th March 2009, 01:09 PM   #5
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Smarties are powdery and tart???

I was about to point out that I didn't think Americans even -had- smarties, but apparently they use that name for a candy we call Rockets.
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Old 20th March 2009, 01:33 PM   #6
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Wow, wait'll they discover pixy stix.

Here in NC, they still sell candy cigarettes in some stores.
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Old 20th March 2009, 02:07 PM   #7
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When I was a kid, we used to call Smarties "doctor pills".

If only I had been enterprising enough to sell them at school...
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Old 20th March 2009, 02:10 PM   #8
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wow, wait'll they discover pixy stix.
and what of fundip?
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Old 20th March 2009, 02:12 PM   #9
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O my god I love Smarties once a big tiger took my last Smartie and I chased it down and strangled it with my bare hands
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Old 20th March 2009, 02:19 PM   #10
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Originally Posted by Mark the Hiker View Post
When I was a kid, we used to call Smarties "doctor pills".

If only I had been enterprising enough to sell them at school...
Lol smarties were part of my Hunter Thompson briefcase. They represented the "laughers" part of the "whole galaxy of multi-colored uppers, downers, laughers, [and] screamers."




I didn't have tequila so I substituted Jager but otherwise everything is represented.

Oh, and because what's the point of the prop without the costume?



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Old 20th March 2009, 02:23 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by Magnifico2.0 View Post
O my god I love Smarties once a big tiger took my last Smartie and I chased it down and strangled it with my bare hands
A tiger? In Africa?
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I would stab my way through a stadium full of puppies to get to a Smartie.
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Old 20th March 2009, 05:41 PM   #13
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Originally Posted by billydkid View Post
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB123750945477390601.html

Something else for folks to get hysterical about. Won't someone think of the children!!!
Adults should be taking this seriously. It'll be no laughing matter when the kids start freebasing 'Snickers'...
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Old 20th March 2009, 05:53 PM   #14
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I once had a Smarties stuck in my ear. Didn't work.
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Old 20th March 2009, 05:59 PM   #15
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Well when I was a kid we just tried to get others laughing so hard while they were drinking their milk that it would come out their nose, now kids are blowing ‘smartie’ dust out their noses. I have never smoked cigarettes but I do enjoy an occasional cigar so I guess I might have been a Necco Wafer ‘smoker’.
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Old 20th March 2009, 06:05 PM   #16
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Originally Posted by Autolite View Post
Adults should be taking this seriously. It'll be no laughing matter when the kids start freebasing 'Snickers'...
People already do that at the Texas State Fair. They're called "deep-fried Snickers bars."
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Old 20th March 2009, 06:43 PM   #17
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Dr. Shikowitz says Smarties may cause irritation to throats and noses -- and even lungs if inhaled -- but are not likely life-threatening because they eventually will dissolve. "I still don't think it's a great idea," he says.

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Oren Friedman, a Mayo Clinic nose specialist, cautioned that frequent use could lead to infections or even worse, albeit rare, conditions, such as maggots that feed on sugary dust wedged inside the nose.

After some digging, I found that the scientific term for this condition (maggots infesting the nasal cavity) is nasal myiasis.

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Pneumocephalus: a rare complication of nasal myiasis
American Journal of Otolaryngology, Volume 27, Issue 2, March-April 2006, Pages 133-135

Abstract: Infestation of ear, nose, and throat by maggots, the larvae of the fly (genus Chrysomyia) [J Laryngol Otol 1976:393-399], is termed “myiasis.” Prevalent in tropical countries, atrophic rhinitis is the most common predisposing factor for this condition. The maggots burrow into delicate membranes and feed on underlying structures, causing considerable destruction of tissues, resulting in complications such as extensive erosion of the nose, face, and orbit, with rarely meningitis and death as a result of intracranial involvement [J Laryngol Otol 1989;103:489-491]. We report a rare complication of pneumocephalus after atrophic rhinitis with nasal myiasis.
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Old 21st March 2009, 06:09 AM   #19
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After some digging, I found that the scientific term for this condition (maggots infesting the nasal cavity) is nasal myiasis.
Thanks. This will replace many things in my nightmares.
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Old 21st March 2009, 06:34 AM   #20
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OMFSM!

It must have been a slow news day, that is teh stupidest thing ever.

Have they ever been to a school?

Kids talk about dope and sex all the time, and they worry about Smarties, meanwhile....

you can buy drugs...
you can buy alcohol or drink your parent's...
you can use your parent's medications...
you can get the crap knocked out of you by your parents...


Must have been a slow news day!
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Old 21st March 2009, 12:18 PM   #21
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Originally Posted by madurobob View Post
Wow, wait'll they discover pixy stix.

Here in NC, they still sell candy cigarettes in some stores.


Not to mention, licorice cigars!
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At least they're talking about real Smarties, and not those crap Canadian monstrosities.
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Good lord!
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I used to love these as a kid:



It's a licorice pipe, in case you're wondering. I ate those like candy (because, well, they are candy), occasionally pretending to smoke them. As a result, I used cannabis casually while in college and I still enjoy the occasional beer; licorice pipes also made me an atheist. No wonder some concerned mothers are lobbying to ban them.
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Man, I feel bad for this school. All this starts up right after the controversy surrounding the gang-raping of glazed donuts finally died down.
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At least they're talking about real Smarties, and not those crap Canadian monstrosities.
Noooo! The Canadian (actually British) things are the real and original
Smarties, what you call smarties are "refreshers".

Smarties are a little known but vital part of the British army's "hearts and
minds" arsenal. Been used by generations of British soldiers to pacify local
kids, from Berlin to Borneo and from Belfast to Basra (to venture no further
than the Bs). Also used as patent medicine by the S.A.S. in Indonesia.
Tribespeople eventually invented all sorts of ailments cureable only by the
administration of a couple of smarties.
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Wait wait wait, now junk food leads to weed? Boy, am I confused.
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Noooo! The Canadian (actually British) things are the real and original
Smarties, what you call smarties are "refreshers".

Smarties are a little known but vital part of the British army's "hearts and
minds" arsenal. Been used by generations of British soldiers to pacify local
kids, from Berlin to Borneo and from Belfast to Basra (to venture no further
than the Bs). Also used as patent medicine by the S.A.S. in Indonesia.
Tribespeople eventually invented all sorts of ailments cureable only by the
administration of a couple of smarties.

I heard that was Hexie blocks...
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Where do Minties fit in all this?
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I was wondering how the hell anyone could breathe those tasty Nestlé chocolate candies... until I realized they were referring to those disgusting pill-like powdery candy that I always threw away at Halloween. Still retarded, but makes a bit more sense I guess.
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Adults should be taking this seriously. It'll be no laughing matter when the kids start freebasing 'Snickers'...
I've known several people who snorted lines of Pixy Stix.
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I occasionally snort Wizz Fizz.
Better than snorting a whizzz!!
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