Skip to comments.Mike and Ike Are Getting a Gay Divorce [Now Candy Makers are Perverting Their Product?]
Posted on 04/13/2012 6:46:02 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
In the realm of celebrity divorce news, this one is a true shocker. Mike and Ike--yes, the dudes of capsule-shaped candy fame--are headed for Splitsville. I know, right?They seemed so happy. Or, at least, chewy. Who will get strawberry and who will get lime?
The break-up is a marketing campaign to get young people to start talking about the once-popular candy again. Apparently, the couple is headed in two different directions--Mike wants work on his music and Ike rather work on his art. New packaging has logos with either "Mike" or "Ike" scribbled out with what looks like a black marker.
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Poor Baby Ruth.
(in before the fudge packing jokes)
The only people who buy Mike and Ikes are old farts like me. This makes me much, much less likely to buy them in the future.
So they are pissing off their existing customers in order to chase new ones. What makes them think that todays modern youngster is going to like Mike and Ikes?
When I was a kid it was Quisp or Quake.
Nothing new under the sun.
Never heard of them and I guess that’s because I live overseas and have no wish to go back there...
not to mention it’s risky to be promoting Lemonheads in an election year...
Seriously, though...I never could understand why they're called 'gay'
They're some of the most miserable people on the planet.
I never quite got that idiot advertising then either...LOL
And all this time I though Mike and Ike were two brothers who started the candy company... Who knew? /sarc
:-). They always struck me as one of those candies you saw in the back of the movie concession stand with the Hot Tamales which were never sold and had to be dusted off occasionally. Maybe they starred in some old anecdote thtat started "I remember when Ike and Mikes were a nickel and the box was twice as big as now. Back then you could get two penny candies for a cent."
Quisp and Quake were gay? Who knew? I thought they were just kinda flaky.
I hear that there are a lot of Snickers about this.....
For one of them... divorce will be a Payday..
Ike had a Twix with another man...
Ike was into S&M....Mike M&M’s
Mike was getting a little Chunky
Ike wouldn’t Butterfinger...
I’m not touching Milkyway.....
Next thing you know, Bert and Ernie will be splitting up.
I’m fed up with faggots, queers and homos invading every part of our culture. Now they have to put a slant on movie candy.
As my daughter says, every time I get started... “I remember when you could see a movie for ten cents, and still have enough money for the streetcar ride home!”
I like Ike, but I never much cared for Mike.
He won the war for you didn’t he?
Never had them.
Now I never will.
Melts in your mouth, not in your hand..................
and “Milkduds” needs to be tossed in there
Perhaps they should hijack the word 'glaucous' instead, which means bluish-green or greenish-blue. The blue boys are green with envy over joining the military, getting married, having children, and other aspects of normal life, and seek to destroy the targets of their envy.
3 Musketeers, aforementioned Baby Ruth, 5th Avenue...
Ahhh, yes, Saturday matinee at the Temple theater. A double feature plus ten cartoons and a couple of Sky King, Rocket Man, Flash Gordon, or Lash Larue serials as well.
When I was a kid it was Quisp or Quake
Don’t forget orange Quangaroos!
Do old guys get hot temales?
MamaTexan, the reason the term "gay" is used is because we (all of us) allow liberals to set the stage and terms of issues, including the language of those issues.
Liberals hated it when Americans caught on to the meaning of the word "liberal" and changed it to "progressive". They hijacked the word from its ORIGINAL political meaning, which was...surprise...a term to denote a conservative. (Note: the Soviet codename for Julius Rosenberg was "LIBERAL". That probably isn't a coincidence, and the thought of a bunch of humorless Soviet bureaucrats laughing about this "coincidence" back in the Kremlin is an interesting picture to paint...)
There was once a time when the term "homosexual" was uniformly applied to people who have sexual relations with others of their own sex. The practice rightly elicited negative reactions from people because it is abnormal, corrosive, destructive, unhealthy, and antithetical to the laws of nature. Everyone understood this. Liberals felt the term "homosexual" was too direct (as it indeed is, defining EXACTLY in its etiology what it means) and as a matter of course, tried to find a word to define homosexuals that would not elicit the same response from normal people.
They now treat the term "homosexual" as "hate speech". Try it. Just use the word homosexual in a conversation about same-sex issues, and watch the others in the conversation. The discomfort shows visibly. (I am not a bomb thrower, but I refuse to use the word "gay" in this context.)
They have hijacked the word "gay", and it is nearly impossible to engage it in general use with its original meaning (either in conversation or writing) without evoking at least an echo of the current usage.
They have fully corrupted the word. And it is not an accident.
See my post at #28. I am not the only one who feels this way, it seems.
This thread is making me nostalgic for the days when you’d all walk down to the candy store, buy a box of Atomic Red Hots, and then double-dog dare some kid to put the entire box in his mouth.
How about the term “Sodomite”?
They used to be my favorite candy but I will forgo them in the future. Idiotic marketing campaign.
I am not old or a fart and I love Mike and Ike’s. Won’t buy them now though.
The executives who approved this ludicrous ad campaign should be sacked immediately and then those who replace them should also be sacked for good measure.
Yep, I remember them well. My brother and his best friend and I would gather bottles all week just so we could get the 15 cents needed to get into the Matinee. I remember the serials and always being put out when next weeks episode showed the hero jumping out of the car 40 feet before the car went over the cliff, when the prior episode clearly showed him in the car when it went over.
We figured them out pretty quick and knew what was going to happen the next week, we would bet on just how the "hero" escaped from what ever doom was upon him:).
I was actually approached to do a “painting” by “Ike”. They are splitting up but it’s not supposed to be a gay divorce as such. One can choose to view it that way but it’s a little easier to scan it as being written by the people who actually wrote it... Younger semi-professional quasi-adults.