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Pez Bar

For all the naughty little Bakelings out there. This product is not intended to clean anything or anyone.
 
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Munching on some Pez today at work, I noticed they look like miniature bars of soap. This got me thinking...

A pez brick that's individually packaged and as big as a standard bar of soap. The wrapper has a bogus name printed on it and is designed to look like a normal bar of soap. When mom makes you put a bar of soap in your mouth, a little preplanning and maybe some sleight of hand will allow you to ride out the punishment in style.

21 Quest, Oct 14 2009

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       I think it's cute - bun for fun. +
xandram, Oct 15 2009
  

       + For the idea, + for calling me naughty,
+ for calling me a bakeling. (first time I believe.)
Bonus Points for the impracticality of it 2.
Total Net Gain=5
blissmiss, Oct 15 2009
  

       The idea behind the soap-in-mouth punishment is that you're literally going to wash the filth out of your mouth. It's usually done as punishment for children using foul language, designed to associate swearing with a nasty taste. Ever seen the 1983 movie "A Christmas Story"? It's a classic, and has a famous scene involving this punishment. My mom used to use it on me and my siblings.
21 Quest, Oct 15 2009
  

       Oh. Well they enforce it here. Used to, anyway. Boy, did it work! I learned *very* quickly not to swear around Mom. Dad was a little more cool about it.
21 Quest, Oct 15 2009
  

       We did it one time, but it was more for the fun of just saying we did it.
  

       I do like the idea of a big solid brick of candy. They sell candy logs (think big candy canes without the bend) and those are fan-fucking-tastic. Ooh! <grabs for fake soap> +
daseva, Oct 15 2009
  

       (-) It kind of squicks me that you think this is fun or acceptable. I mean, amongst consenting adults, go ahead, eat all the soap you want - but to force children to eat soap for something they said seems barbaric.
jutta, Oct 15 2009
  

       That's why I made the Pez Bar, Jutta. To help the kids get through it. Besides, you're not supposed to *eat* the soap. You just hold it in your mouth for a few minutes then rinse.
21 Quest, Oct 15 2009
  

       Whatever. Neither of these is the kind of lightweight thing that I'd find it appropriate to counter with a prank or sleight of hand.
jutta, Oct 15 2009
  

       In a real fantasy universe, the adults will have fake fake soap. Which is simply soap packaged in something close to the pez bar. As the vicious cold rivalry ensures, the warring factions will develop advanced means of subterfuge: sprayable coatings that can cover any bar, fake fake fake soap, fake sprayable coatings, fake fake sprayable coatings, pills and injections that block out the activity of taste buds, fake pills and injections, dummy mouths that attach to the side of your face, dummy mouth recognition tools, dummy mouth recognition recognition tools, etc.
daseva, Oct 16 2009
  

       jutta- I do not think that anyone was made to actually EAT soap. The term is a threat to scare kids so they won't have *dirty* mouths. Even if one time I did try to stick a bar of soap in my daughter's mouth as she was swearing at age 14, it turned into a laughing matter, because no one is going to willingly let it happen.
xandram, Oct 16 2009
  

       "go wash your mouth out with soap"
  

       pretty common, growing up, whether it was an actual punishment or just a threat, it's a pretty classic phrase. He isn't promoting child abuse, [jutta].
CaptainClapper, Oct 16 2009
  

       Thought this was going to be an upscale little cafe' where you chose between millions and millions of fun little dispensers full of candy.
Sparkyplugclean, Oct 16 2009
  

       No offense, but that would have been a better idea.
  

       It's come to my attention that the social activity of beer drinking in bars serves to either a) tend the fires of alcoholism or b) make otherwise directionless souls look like they're doing something while they pray for new and old companionship.
  

       Pez Bars would serve the latter group nicely. Coke goes great with pez. Diabetic clinics could be set up next door.
daseva, Oct 16 2009
  

       I wouldn't necessarily call it a *better* idea... but it's certainly just as good. Post it and I'll bun it! Call it the Candy Bar.
21 Quest, Oct 16 2009
  
      
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