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chapped lip product dispenser lock preventing detested pocket product loss
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A small design change;
Tab stops unwanted advance.
No waxy pockets.
prometheus, Feb 03 2002

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'I thought this would be about
male chastity belts'.
phoenix, Feb 03 2002

       I want waxy pockets :-(
Helium, Feb 04 2002

       It would be a nice improvement. And the washing machine never really reaches into the pockets. Something I have always thought about is why not make Chap lip products into strips, like listerine did. Much more usable (although I suppose they would run out very quikly.)
wood2coal, Feb 04 2002

       My pockets are waxy, and I put my thumbs in pockets - hence "thumbwax". You should try it sometime Helium.
thumbwax, Feb 04 2002

       Couldn't do that.....I might find something nasty down there.   

       //Tab stops unwanted advance.//   

       Oh, looks like you're safe.
Helium, Feb 04 2002

       //detested pocket product//   

       Fluff, crud, little bits of almost identifiable paper. I'd like something to enhance loss of that product.
neelandan, Feb 04 2002

       prometheus, I know not from whence you originate, but chapsticks in UK have moved away from the push up contraption to a screw based advance scenario, wherein the screw is quite stiff to turn. So as long as you either screw it back down, or don't advance it too far, it never pushes the top off nor exudes waxy lip emoliant pocketwards. I have a medicated 'Chapstick' in my pocket right now (as I am wont to do), and yet have never been afflicted with waxy thumbs.
goff, Feb 04 2002

       I'm currently live in Boston, and when I went wandering about last night to witness a minor riot, I made sure to put my chap stick in my coat pocket instead of my pants pocket. You see, we too have the screw type dispenser, but when left in a/my pants pocket over the course of a day the screw mechanism is manipulated by the pocket gremlins, leaving it either advanced or retreated all the way. After a few occurances, I find that the wax threads are stripped and it will no longer advance, and you must dig at it with your thumbnail while cursing your lot. Then when I try to eat a plum it tastes like a wax plum instead of a real plum.
prometheus, Feb 04 2002

       I believe Bonnie Bell makes a lip balm which has a tab at the top of the cap with a hole through it and a length of cord through the hole. You just wear it around your neck. Of course, you might feel a bit girly wearing a chapstick necklace, but you wouldn't have waxy thumbs.
dana_renay, Feb 04 2002

       Ah yes, the pocket-gremlins. The little bastards that dial random numbers on my mobile. Perhaps I should just buy baggier trousers.
CoolerKing, Feb 04 2002

       Mine keep turning my personal CD off. OK when you are in the middle of a Sting track, but very annoying, when as this morning, it stopped it just as it was getting to the end of the third movement of Beethoven's 9th symphony. Had to listen to the whole thing again.
goff, Feb 04 2002

       I use a lip balm that comes in a 1-inch diameter, 1/4-inch deep tin, and the lid screws off. More economic because you can use up all of it right to the bottom, instead of having a stump that never gets used in the 'stick' type. It comes from Boots (toiletry/cosmetic/pharmacy/everything store in UK) 'Natural Collection' and the one I have right now is called "Fred 'n' Ginger: make your lips dance" and it tastes of ginger.
sappho, Feb 04 2002

       wouldnt it be wiser to put a discusting flavor in the chapstick so that you wont lick your lips and make it worst
i-Mer, Feb 05 2002

       [i-Mer] If you have disgusting tasting chapstick, no one will want to kiss you.
wannalearn, Feb 26 2002

       What about 'wurst flavo(u)rings?
thumbwax, Apr 03 2002

       The western approach is always is fight nature and force it to submit. The better way here is to cooperate with nature. Things come unglued in pockets. This is the natural way of the universe. The current non-wholistic western chapstick model must evolve to become lip balm, hand cream, paraffin fuel lighter, fabric conditioner, waterproofer, cologne, keychain, breath freshener and boot wax all in one. Also, towel.   

       This way, problems just become solutions.
Autonome, Oct 21 2002

       // lip balm, hand cream, paraffin fuel lighter, fabric conditioner, waterproofer, cologne, keychain, breath freshener and boot wax all in one //   

       "You want fries with that ? "
8th of 7, Oct 21 2002

       I love Medicated Chapstick but I can't find them in stores anymore. Bummer.   

       I get the chapstick gremlins all the time -- and cell phone gremlins (who called my boss one time). And now, I have meal worm gremlins (I feed meal worms to my fish). In the course of a day, 35 meal worms just disappeared!
phgnome, Aug 04 2003


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