Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Look mom, I can stretch the truth!

13 comments:

David said...

Last time I tried to pick up newspaper print with silly putty it didn't work. :( I guess they don't print newspapers with the same kind of ink these days.

Anonymous said...

@David - It seems more likely that silly putty has changed. There's always a way to make it less toxic, easier to get out of carpet, etc. I wouldn't be surprised if they changed the formula at least once a year.

Joshua Wagner said...

I know that is how WE read the newspaper as kids- through the reverse and hazy lenses of silly putty.

I was relieved when I found out I wasn't dyslexic after all these years. These have been the best two weeks of my life frankly- all thanks to a mother with a warped sense of humor, and a putty known as "silly."

Thanks so much silly putty!
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Tom said...

Dave is correct, they have changed the ink formulas in the last 15-20 years (depending on locality) to a non-petroleum based ink (usually soy oil based) and a "cold" printing process which ensures that the ink rubs off less.

The basic formula for silly putty hasn't changed since 1943, although they have come up with new colors.

Simone S. said...

LOVE the title!

cmoe44 said...

"All perception of truth is the perception of an analogy."
H.D. Thoreau

Anthony said...

True enough, but they'll get it backwards. :)

sonipitts said...

@anthony
True enough, but they'll get it backwards.

Does it make sense, then?

Anonymous said...

@Tom - Thanks. I learn something new every day!

Anonymous said...

Awesome. XD If only it worked on computer screens...

tina said...

I don't want my kids reading newspapers. I tell my husband he can't leave his Newsweek on the dining room table in their eyesight.

(They're still little)

Anonymous said...

GENIUS

Anonymous said...

Got any ideas that work on adults?

 
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