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Creator of the Foam Finger Is Deeply Upset with Miley Cyrus
Atlantic Wire ^ | 08/29/2013 | Alexander Abad-Santos

Posted on 08/29/2013 1:35:10 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd

The foam finger, a staple at sports events around the country, is Iowan Steve Chmelar's baby. He created it in 1971. So when Miley Cyrus began touching Robin Thicke's manhood and pantomiming digital penetration with her foam finger at the VMAs on Sunday night, it hit Chmelar in a way that most of us can't truly comprehend.

"She took an honorable icon that is seen in sporting venues everywhere and degraded it. Fortunately, the foam finger has been around long enough that it will survive this incident," Chmelar told Fox Sports. Clearly, the foam finger was the victim at Barclays Center on Sunday night, an unwilling participant in Miley's much-talked about assault on culture.

~snip~

Miley, for her part, in case you missed it, used the finger to rub Robin Thicke's crotch, and then proceeded to hump it (the finger, that is) like an unfixed chihuahua. "For people who like that kind of entertainment, I'm sure that it met their needs," Chmelar said, adding: "If I had a choice between Julie Andrews singing 'The Sound of Music' and Miley Cyrus doing 'Can't Stop,' I'd go the Julie Andrews route."

(Excerpt) Read more at theatlanticwire.com ...


TOPICS: Music/Entertainment
KEYWORDS: chmelar; foamfinger; mileycyrus
I've seen a lot of things on TV. Yes I have. But I must say; I've never seen foam finger sex before.

Until now.

1 posted on 08/29/2013 1:35:10 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd
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To: Responsibility2nd

“it hit Chmelar in a way that most of us can’t truly comprehend.”

Actually, I fully comprehend what he’s going through as I was the one that first invented sticking out your tongue during live performances.


2 posted on 08/29/2013 1:40:46 PM PDT by MNDude
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To: Responsibility2nd

You don’t know where that foam finger’s been.


3 posted on 08/29/2013 1:41:02 PM PDT by DannyTN
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To: Responsibility2nd

Also, tongues everywhere were outraged!


4 posted on 08/29/2013 1:41:11 PM PDT by Deb (If you wanna laugh everyday, follow Deepak Chopra on Twitter)
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To: Responsibility2nd
bud light presents real american heroes (real american heroes)
today we salute you, mr. giant foam finger maker (mr. giant foam finger maker
without you, our teams would be in six or seventh place and feel as if they were in sixth or seventh place (can you feel it)
carefully, you craft uncanny representations of actual human hands (so big so real)
so that we may wave them annoyingly in the faces of our rivals (in your face)
they're enormous, yes, yet one size fits all. brilliant. (raise em to the sky now)
so crack open an ice cold bud light mr. foam finger maker, and know we speak for sports fans everywhere when we say, "no, you're number one". (mr. giant foam finger maker)
5 posted on 08/29/2013 1:42:25 PM PDT by colorado tanker
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To: Responsibility2nd

Fat fingers cause flash crashes.

Foam fingers cause...never mind.


6 posted on 08/29/2013 1:43:51 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (I’m not a Republican, I'm a Conservative! Pubbies haven't been conservative since before T.R.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

...and I thought Ashley Simpson at the Orange Bowl was the worst musical moment in tv history...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8PZRrnQYVN0


7 posted on 08/29/2013 1:44:01 PM PDT by massmike (At the heart of every Paul-bot argument is the fear that someone will keep them from their weed!)
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To: Responsibility2nd

I grew up with American Bandstand. The male singers all wore suits and the girls were all dressed up as well. Simpler time. (I would say better music but some would just call me an old fart, come to think of it, that is what I am, an old fart :)

Dick Clark is rolling over in his grave at what passes for musical entertainment today.


8 posted on 08/29/2013 1:45:34 PM PDT by CIB-173RDABN (I do not doubt that our climate changes. I only doubt that anything man does has any effect.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

It was no longer a foam finger. It was a foam “something” that begins with an “f”.


9 posted on 08/29/2013 1:58:27 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

Idle foam hands are the devil’s workshop;


10 posted on 08/29/2013 1:58:27 PM PDT by DannyTN
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To: Jack Hydrazine

Idle foam hands are the devil’s workshop;


11 posted on 08/29/2013 1:58:28 PM PDT by DannyTN
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To: CIB-173RDABN

A lot of the catchy old songs can be sung to by memory. This modern garbage is so forgettable—who is going to be singing ‘You make we wanna la la” in the future years? Todos basura!


12 posted on 08/29/2013 1:59:48 PM PDT by tflabo (Truth or Tyranny)
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To: DannyTN

Nerfelzebub


13 posted on 08/29/2013 2:01:36 PM PDT by Hegewisch Dupa
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To: Responsibility2nd

I suppose we should all be thankful it wasn’t a vuvuzela.


14 posted on 08/29/2013 2:02:54 PM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: Responsibility2nd

Oh great... Many drunken college students will have foam fingers on national TV this fall!


15 posted on 08/29/2013 2:07:03 PM PDT by MacMattico
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To: Responsibility2nd

Seriously, is it all that bad that I don't own a television set or watch what apparently settles for television programming these days?

Pop culture... I believe I've taken a pass on this sorta stuff.

16 posted on 08/29/2013 2:07:55 PM PDT by Rodamala
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To: Responsibility2nd
"She took an honorable icon that is seen in sporting venues everywhere and degraded it.

Right up there with the sacred "Cheesehead".

17 posted on 08/29/2013 2:08:21 PM PDT by USS Johnston (All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing. ~ Edmund Burke)
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To: Tijeras_Slim
vuvuzela

There's gotta be a dirty anagram there somewhere.

18 posted on 08/29/2013 2:13:10 PM PDT by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: Charles Martel

19 posted on 08/29/2013 2:16:29 PM PDT by USS Johnston (All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing. ~ Edmund Burke)
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To: Responsibility2nd

I hope Miley was wearing a sponge when she did that foam finger


20 posted on 08/29/2013 2:42:11 PM PDT by over3Owithabrain
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To: USS Johnston

Apparently Miley found the foam finger “spongeworthy”


21 posted on 08/29/2013 2:47:41 PM PDT by over3Owithabrain
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To: massmike

Re: Michael Jackson’s performance at the 1993 Superbowl
http://www.johnspeedie.com/healy/Holding.mp3


22 posted on 08/29/2013 2:58:16 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Things are only going to get worse.


23 posted on 08/29/2013 2:58:43 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: Responsibility2nd
She's twerping.

Here's some twerking (1:07) by a young Josephine Baker.

A later 2:03 video. Better video, dancing, with less twerking.

She was an interesting woman. She did extensive spying with the French Underground during WWII - After the war, for her underground activity, Baker received the Croix de guerre and the Rosette de la Résistance, and was made a Chevalier of the Légion d'honneur by General Charles de Gaulle.

More info at the link.


24 posted on 08/29/2013 3:23:26 PM PDT by caveat emptor (!)
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To: Responsibility2nd; BenLurkin

‘I’ve seen a lot of things on TV.’

For many years, ‘entertainers’ have needed great schtick to stand out from the others in the crowd.
Schtick has gone waaaay over the top.
And it brings the necessary result: we’re all talkin’ bout it, Willis.

As said years ago: ‘just spell my name correctly . . . .’

HATE our grandkids seeing this ap-cray.


25 posted on 08/29/2013 3:25:11 PM PDT by USARightSide (S U P P O R T I N G OUR T R O O P S)
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To: over3Owithabrain

What would SpongeBob do?


26 posted on 08/29/2013 5:23:37 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (I’m not a Republican, I'm a Conservative! Pubbies haven't been conservative since before T.R.)
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To: BenLurkin

Super Bowl XLV - Christina Aguilera Flubs National Anthem

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ul_UTWSsgsA


27 posted on 08/29/2013 6:46:29 PM PDT by massmike (At the heart of every Paul-bot argument is the fear that someone will keep them from their weed!)
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To: MNDude
"I was the one that first invented sticking out your tongue during live performances."

*snicker*

28 posted on 08/30/2013 10:13:44 AM PDT by hummingbird (Don't be afraid of the big words.)
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To: Deb; All
Real American Heroes: Here's To You, Mr. Giant Foam Finger Maker

p.s. you've got unanswered mac mail :(

29 posted on 08/30/2013 11:49:03 AM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: Servant of the Cross

My email isn’t working. I’ve fallen outta the cloud & can’t figure out how to get back in.


30 posted on 09/03/2013 11:23:00 AM PDT by Deb (If you wanna laugh everyday, follow Deepak Chopra on Twitter)
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To: Deb
Well ... at least your twitter is working FABULOUSLY!

You are hysterical, as always. It is the perfect forum for your witty and brilliant one-liners! #liberalsoutraged

31 posted on 09/03/2013 12:14:25 PM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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