Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Singapore — my kind of place?



...and, as an unrelated bonus:

18 comments:

Jon said...

That was entertaining and informative. Now if I could only save up enough money to move to Singapore and become a gum-dealer.

Jason said...

I used to ride the bus when I lived near San Francisco. Apparently there are some people who are incapable of chewing gum without making cracking noises about every third bite. That made for a LONG commute home.

I'm thinking I could get into Singapore.

DJP said...

Some of those "surprising facts" commercials are hysterical... like this one, and the one I'm about to add to the post.

Fred Butler said...

The only problem: Diet Mt. Dew taste like crude.

DJP said...

I'll have to defer to your experience as to the taste of crude.

Michelle said...

They say some people use an incredible amount of energy just trying to be normal. I relate to that. Carrying visions of a chainsaw-wielding ferret through today is not going to help me, Dan! :)

ThirstyDavid said...

Kudos to Singapore. Smoking is banned nearly everywhere, but I still have to see and hear gum-chewers chomping away. Does that make any sense?

Rita Martinez said...

which part? the one about gum being illegal? or the diet mountain dew?
Come on gum is great! its sweet and has no calories :P

DJP said...

Now now Rita, don't tell me that instead of that beautiful smile God gave you, people have to see chew chew chew chew chew chew chew chew....

Rita Martinez said...

Of course not people see both! :P

Rachael Starke said...

We just watched Charlie and the Chocolate Factory last night (the Johnny Depp version). HiDef picture and surround sound "enhanced" the skin-crawling quality of dear little gum-chewing Violet Beauregarde, and her deserved demise.

Ironically, I've been to Singapore, and my theory about the law against gum-chewing is it forces you to eat more of the local cuisine. They need all the inducements they can get...

Rita Martinez said...

see I don't look like Violet when I'm chewing gum I try to be discreet...seriously..

P.D. Nelson said...

You know after seeing the second commercial some how I don't think Tom Ascol drinks diet mountain dew. Maybe it s just me.

candy said...

Nice. Not only the chew, chew, chew but the sole of my shoe that inadvertantly picks up stale spit laden gum. Why aren't environmentalists up in arms at the amount of nondisintegrating gum that accumulates on our planet?

Rita Martinez said...

see I never throw gum on the floor..well maybe not never...but 99% of the time I don't throw it on the floor..cause I hate it when I get gum stuck on my shoes..after I'm done chewing all its tasty chewyness I wrap it in a piece of paper and throw in the trashcan :D

DJP said...

CandyWhy aren't environmentalists up in arms at the amount of nondisintegrating gum that accumulates on our planet?

Not only that, but I'm wondering why celebrities aren't hosting marathons to find a cure for the scourge of Dry-Mouth Disease that has set the jaws of our nation in such ceaseless motion?

ThirstyDavid said...

You would think the envirofascists and celebrities would be on top of this. After all, chewing gum is made by capitalist corporations, which we all know are evil. Why miss a chance to hurt them?

Rita Martinez said...

well we might just stop making rubber bands for that matter! its made up of the same thing as gum! only gum is yummier :P and some brands even make your teeth stronger! or so they say...it better be true is all I know!

hmm new word: mighten...I love these words on the word verification thingy...