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1973 (btw, is it just me, or do I look like the first-season Bobby Brady in this pic?????):

1973 (btw, is it just me, or do I look like the first-season Bobby Brady in this pic?????):
I watch the ripples change their size, but never leave the stream of warm impermanent sand. So the days flow through my eyes but still the days seem the same. And these children that you spit on as they try to change their world are immune to your consultations. They're quite aware of what they're going through.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Super Elastic Bubble Plastic:

I don't know how many of you remember this. I had it once, but it was pretty nasty stuff. I don't think you could sell it today, since I'm sure it would violate every EPA law there is...

26 comments:

Fabien MORISSET said...

Yes I remember, my parents bought one to me while we were on holiday. The smell of this thing is something I can still remember today, very strong, I loved it.
Thanks for your great blog!

joe said...

I won't forget the smell either. It's burned itself into my brain..

grannyann said...

They do sell that stuff. My grandson had some this summer, almost had to use a half tube to make a big bubble.

joe said...

I'm surprised they still sell it. It's hazardous as hell...
Btw, I didn't have much luck with it either, I'm afraid. Regular blow bubbles were more fun.

chloejessica said...

Yep can't forget that smell! But I loved them! But I could never get a big enough ballon. And I never had the multi colored one!

Mnmom said...

I think kids just huffed it

Freida Bee, MD said...

I also used to love letting my skin soak in and absorb green slime, which, incidentally, my son got from a grocery store gum-style machine the other day. There's no way that stuff's healthy either.

joe said...

Chloe: I don't think anyone can forget that smell.

MnM: Maybe i should've tried that back then. At least i would've had some fun with this stuff.....

Freida: Yeah probably not..

FilmFather said...

I totally forgot about this stuff but totally remember it, knowhatimean?

I think I also remember getting frustrated with it, that I couldn't make big bubbles like that punk on the box.

Emmalea said...

Hi BRIAN A!
There are photos of Brian B with these bubbles. It will crack you up when you see him in one shot. He got bored as Mom was trying to get the bubbles made-went to sleep so the bubbles are arranged around him. At the time I was thinking its like dream bubbles. Now - remembering that pundgent smell - he will look totally passed out from the fumes! I'll try to find the photo and put it on whatmydadsaw blog.

Chris said...

I remember trying to blow the ginormous balloons they blew on TV... never could quite make it.

I do remember trying to blow it up next to my uncle, who was smoking a cigarette... I still can hear my dad screaming, "Jesus Christ! That thing's nothing but gasoline! Get it out of here before you kill us all." My dad was no fun...

joe said...

F.F.: I know exactly what you mean.

Emma: "Brian A"??? I'm looking up and down this page and don't see a "Brian A".. maybe I'm just missing it... ;^)

Chris: My dad wasn't either. I couldn't blow a big bubble and he kept telling me "I was doing it wrong"... jerk.

Dad.. said...

I did, but mine never worked like the commercials would portray it!

joe said...

See they lied to us.... it could never be done... and we fell for it..

joe said...

.. i feel so used...

Kim said...

We had this stuff, it smelled really bad but it was great.

joe said...

So were you able to blow a big bubble? Or did you fail miserably like the rest of us..

Shawn said...

Love the site BTW! My family get this stuff (maybe a safer/less toxic version, everytime we visit Galena, Ill. There's a great old-fashioned toy shop there called ATOMIC TOYS - I think they're on the web as well. here's my blog!
www.isontheair.blogspot.com

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Garry said...

Thanks for this information

Bubble Plastic is available at Birthday Supplies

KiraNJ said...

ahh Super Elastic Bubble Plastic! the cheap versions today and no comparison! That stuff used to get me high when I was 7!

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indy said...

In Europe, at least here in Portugal, it was called "Europe Ballon" (we pronounced it in french).
It was great fun!!!
My grandmother left one glued in the ceiling because she found it amusing and later on a memory of our childhood.

dragongourd said...

Oh, I remember that stuff. Loved it. I think the biggest bubble we got out of it was about the size of a basketbball. I remember trying to hurry and pinch it off so it wouldn't collapse.

joe said...

Oh the fun we all had with hazardous chemicals..

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