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Mike and Ike Are Getting a Gay Divorce [Now Candy Makers are Perverting Their Product?]
OC Weekly ^ | 4/12/12 | Michelle Woo

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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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: ads; candy; culturewars; food; homosexualagenda; homosexuality
Gag.
1 posted on 04/13/2012 6:46:11 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: SoFloFreeper

Poor Baby Ruth.


2 posted on 04/13/2012 6:50:46 AM PDT by YourAdHere (Spike Lee's films are boring and unoriginal.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

IBTFPJ

(in before the fudge packing jokes)


3 posted on 04/13/2012 6:52:31 AM PDT by freedomlover (Make sure you're in love - before you move in the heavy stuff)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Stupid move.

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?


4 posted on 04/13/2012 6:54:05 AM PDT by Haiku Guy ("The problem with Internet Quotes is that you never know if they are real" -- Abraham Lincoln)
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To: SoFloFreeper

When I was a kid it was Quisp or Quake.

Nothing new under the sun.


5 posted on 04/13/2012 6:56:45 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: freedomlover

Never heard of them and I guess that’s because I live overseas and have no wish to go back there...


6 posted on 04/13/2012 6:57:02 AM PDT by Doofer (Still, a man hears what he wants to hear and disregards the rest.)
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To: Haiku Guy

not to mention it’s risky to be promoting Lemonheads in an election year...


7 posted on 04/13/2012 6:57:38 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: SoFloFreeper
Mike and Ike Are Getting a Gay Divorce

Oh, Henry!

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Seriously, though...I never could understand why they're called 'gay'

They're some of the most miserable people on the planet.

8 posted on 04/13/2012 6:59:08 AM PDT by MamaTexan (I am a ~Person~ as created by the Law of Nature, not a 'person' as created by the laws of Man)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

LOL!

I never quite got that idiot advertising then either...LOL


9 posted on 04/13/2012 6:59:48 AM PDT by WKUHilltopper (And yet...we continue to tolerate this crap...)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

And all this time I though Mike and Ike were two brothers who started the candy company... Who knew? /sarc


10 posted on 04/13/2012 7:01:24 AM PDT by BigEdLB (Now there ARE 1,000,000 regrets - but it may be too late.)
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To: Haiku Guy
The only people who buy Mike and Ikes are old farts like me.

:-). 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."

11 posted on 04/13/2012 7:10:32 AM PDT by KarlInOhio (You only have three billion heartbeats in a lifetime.How many does the government claim as its own?)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

Quisp and Quake were gay? Who knew? I thought they were just kinda flaky.


12 posted on 04/13/2012 7:13:06 AM PDT by andy58-in-nh (America does not need to be organized: it needs to be liberated.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

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.....


13 posted on 04/13/2012 7:13:29 AM PDT by baddog 219
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To: SoFloFreeper

Next thing you know, Bert and Ernie will be splitting up.


14 posted on 04/13/2012 7:17:56 AM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia (Be careful of believing something just because you want it to be true.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

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.


15 posted on 04/13/2012 7:20:03 AM PDT by BuffaloJack (End Obama's War On Freedom.)
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To: BuffaloJack

Ditto that.


16 posted on 04/13/2012 7:26:44 AM PDT by stevio (God, guns, guts.)
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To: KarlInOhio

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!”


17 posted on 04/13/2012 7:29:23 AM PDT by Haiku Guy ("The problem with Internet Quotes is that you never know if they are real" -- Abraham Lincoln)
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To: SoFloFreeper

I like Ike, but I never much cared for Mike.

He won the war for you didn’t he?


18 posted on 04/13/2012 7:32:18 AM PDT by Mr. K (If Romney wins the primary, I am writing-in PALIN)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Never had them.
Now I never will.
Ugh..................


19 posted on 04/13/2012 7:35:57 AM PDT by Red Badger (Think logically. Act normally.................)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

Melts in your mouth, not in your hand..................


20 posted on 04/13/2012 7:37:32 AM PDT by Red Badger (Think logically. Act normally.................)
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To: baddog 219

and “Milkduds” needs to be tossed in there


21 posted on 04/13/2012 8:01:29 AM PDT by NativeSon ( Grease the floor with Crisco when I dance the Disco)
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To: MamaTexan
I never could understand why they're called 'gay'

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.


22 posted on 04/13/2012 8:11:37 AM PDT by Reeses
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To: NativeSon; baddog 219

3 Musketeers, aforementioned Baby Ruth, 5th Avenue...


23 posted on 04/13/2012 8:16:07 AM PDT by Calvin Locke
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To: Haiku Guy
"I remember when you could see a movie for ten cents, and still have enough money for the streetcar ride home!”

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.

24 posted on 04/13/2012 8:19:29 AM PDT by norton (I will transmit this information to Vladimir.)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

When I was a kid it was Quisp or Quake

Don’t forget orange Quangaroos!


25 posted on 04/13/2012 8:19:36 AM PDT by jimmyo57
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To: Haiku Guy

Do old guys get hot temales?


26 posted on 04/13/2012 8:26:46 AM PDT by Oystir
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
Next thing you know, Bert and Ernie will be splitting up.

Well, they have been arguing a lot.

(Language warning).

27 posted on 04/13/2012 8:28:15 AM PDT by Maceman (Liberals' only problem with American slavery is that the slaves were privately owned.)
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To: MamaTexan
"...I never could understand why they're called 'gay'..."

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.

28 posted on 04/13/2012 9:01:40 AM PDT by rlmorel (A knife in the chest from a unapologetic liberal is preferable to a knife in the back from a RINO.)
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To: Reeses; stevio; BuffaloJack

See my post at #28. I am not the only one who feels this way, it seems.


29 posted on 04/13/2012 9:04:52 AM PDT by rlmorel (A knife in the chest from a unapologetic liberal is preferable to a knife in the back from a RINO.)
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To: Red Badger

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.


30 posted on 04/13/2012 9:20:40 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: rlmorel

How about the term “Sodomite”?


31 posted on 04/13/2012 9:40:32 AM PDT by stevio (God, guns, guts.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

They used to be my favorite candy but I will forgo them in the future. Idiotic marketing campaign.


32 posted on 04/13/2012 10:38:32 AM PDT by christianhomeschoolmommaof3
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To: Haiku Guy

I am not old or a fart and I love Mike and Ike’s. Won’t buy them now though.


33 posted on 04/13/2012 10:42:54 AM PDT by christianhomeschoolmommaof3
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To: SoFloFreeper

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.


34 posted on 04/13/2012 10:44:06 AM PDT by SamAdams76 (I am 31 days away from outliving Phil Hartman)
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To: norton
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.

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:).

35 posted on 04/13/2012 11:28:24 AM PDT by calex59
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To: SoFloFreeper

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.


36 posted on 04/13/2012 2:51:04 PM PDT by texanred
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