Remember a while back when I did that article about Big League Chew? Of course you do, because you read that article every day as if it's some kind of holy scripture that gives meaning to your life. It just had that much of an impact on you. Well buckle-up buddy, because it looks as though I spoke too soon.
You see, when I wrote about this the old, unopened pack of Big League Chew from 1981 that I managed to procure, it had a promotional offer for a t-shirt on it that was covering up part of the awesome drawing. Still, the character's nose was in plain sight and I described it as "the most unintentionally phallic cartoon nose in the history of man." Now, however, I'm thinking it wasn't so unintentional after all.
I recently acquired an old Big League Chew promotional sticker from 1980. This sticker, has no offer on it; it simply shows the entire character and all I can say is WOW. Take a look:
Tell me, what instantly catches your eye here, eh? There's nothing "unintentional" about this. What we have here is something purely blatant, and while I wish they still kept the badass package designs like this, I can understand why their marketing team decided to change how the characters looked. I mean come on...
Well, now that I'm done talking about that, let's discuss something completely non-phallic: PickleMan! Hope you guys are enjoying the new "PickleMan and the Green Thumb of Triumph" game, we had a lot of fun making it over the past few weeks and there's more classic-style games like it on the way. Also, just to clear up any potential confusion, this game is not the same one that was being promoted in the teaser trailer from a while back. This one was just something fun we wanted to do on the side since the "big" PickleMan game keeps getting delayed. So whaddaya think of the new game so far? Did you manage to take down Mr. Bad? Did the bat sink its yellow fangs into you? Did Sister Nun Lady give you a whoopin' with her yard stick?
Oh yeah, I'm finally moving to downtown Burbank this Thursday. If all goes well, I'll be back online by Friday. Talk to you all then!
Just so that everybody can stop sending me emails by the truckload, I'll go ahead and announce it now: Our mission to get Gymkata released on DVD by having tons of people vote on it during Amazon's DVD Decision 2006 was a success! Amazon is now accepting orders for Gymkata on DVD and it will ship January 2007! VICTORY! Behold the fruits of our labor:
Jonathan (Guest) on 08/29/2006 11:30 am
I'm sure that the protruding cheek is just a tumor that was caused by the chemicals in the gum, they were just warning customers(wasn't that nice of them).
peety (Guest) on 08/29/2006 12:15 pm
HMMMMM they assosiate peinis with gum....
Angryhydralisk (Liked the flash game very much.) (Guest) on 08/29/2006 4:01 pm
Holy shit that picture is freaky. But yeah, that article was one of the best.
James (Guest) on 08/29/2006 4:04 pm
Looking at the package now, I forgot how much the player looks like a back alley pedophile. Or a guy you would see at a truck stop. The gum is still good though, even if the spokesperson is a penis chinned baseball player. Did anyone notice the nose as well?
Good luck with the second move Rog!
Darnin (Guest) on 08/30/2006 7:07 am
Nice. Also, January 2006 is already past...
Keith L. Dick (Guest) on 08/30/2006 7:40 pm
Great Job!!!... I personally would have picked a better movie to get put on DVD... hehe
Angryhydralisk (Guest) on 08/30/2006 8:10 pm
Hey, it means one less DVD to see in the cheap bootleg rack for 19 bucks too many at the second-rate comic-con of your choice.
kokomo61 (Guest) on 08/30/2006 8:18 pm
In addition to the obvious phallic symbolism on "Big League Chew" packages, the package touts -
"Man Size Wads". John Holmes would be proud.
protofunk (Guest) on 08/30/2006 8:33 pm
Shame you couldn't get MST3K the movie re-released on DVD.
Electric Storytime (Guest) on 08/30/2006 8:47 pm
Finally, English majors will be able to understand all those literary allusions to The Village of the Crazies.
meester (Guest) on 08/30/2006 9:00 pm
This is one great movie, but there was an even better martial arts/gymnastics movie made in the 80s/90s. Sadly I can't remember the name of this cinematic triumph, but it involved a high school teacher in the mean streets of Miami. He taught his students a little about martial arts, and a lot about themselves, in their quest to beat a local drug dealer. One... no, TWO, cookies to anyone who can remember the name of this silver screen tour de force.
Thor (Guest) on 08/30/2006 9:13 pm
"Only The Strong" maybe?
meester (Guest) on 08/30/2006 9:32 pm
Sweet Jeebus, that's it! Watching the trailer for this cheesefest brought joyful, reminiscent tears to my eyes. Man, I love the Internets. As promised, two cookies for Thor (they are chocolate swirl): (@) (@)
-RoG- (Guest) on 08/30/2006 9:54 pm
kokomo61, aye, I talked all about the delicious "Man Size Wads" in my Big League Chew article. It's more than a mouthful, so stuff your face with some big league flavor!
Meester / Thor,
Yep! "Only The Strong" is awesome because it's the only movie that I've seen, to date, that focusses on Capoeira fighting to solve crime. "I've got major news for you. The world can be as big as you want it to be, or as small as your tiny little hood."
Anyay, thanks again for all the support guys. We couldn't have gotten Gymkata released on DVD with out each of you!
Hugh_Janus (Guest) on 08/31/2006 8:10 am
Well I always thought Baseball players were dicks anyway
wraithplayer84 (Guest) on 08/31/2006 7:01 pm
holy s***!...thats all i can say..
Darnin (Guest) on 08/31/2006 7:39 pm
No one pays attention to me :(
Anyway, as I said, hasn't January 2006 already passed? Also, WHAT IS WITH CRAZY HOMELESS PENIS CHIN GUY????????????????
Darnin (Guest) on 08/31/2006 7:42 pm
Nvm, it's changed. :p
Ryan Doltono (Guest) on 09/03/2006 6:00 am
Floppy cock and swollen testicle and boys were heaping these wads into their mouths....
Now there's the oozinator, which I still think was unintentional.
Ivan (Guest) on 09/08/2006 6:33 pm
They weren't kidding about those Man-Sized wads they advertised
Yaoi Huntress Earth (Guest) on 09/29/2006 4:06 pm
So that's what those people at the Ninja Burger RPG were babbling about.
I-Mockery Blabber (Guest) on 10/16/2006 2:24 pm
[...] Speaking of the Creature from the Black Lagoon and other monsters, I just put up my huge tribute to The Monster Squad - one of my favorite 80’s flicks. Check it out and let me know what ya think! Also, for some insane reason, it’s not out on DVD - but just like with Gymkata, I’m hoping we can help change that. At the end of my article, you’ll find the contact info for Sony/Tri-Star so you can send them a letter and tell them to release it! Please take the time to send them a letter so maybe everybody can one day see Horace kick Wolfman straight in the nards! [...]
Joseph (Guest) on 07/19/2010 9:14 am
even though I admit the many resemblances to "manhood" I still think it was not really planned, just a more innocent time, I remember and old expression "Shoot the wad" referring to gambling..But I would not use that any more.
(I saw and old show on television where the man asked another gentleman.."care to shoot the wad?"
any way.. no one seems to mention any where on the web how the gum taste different now.."I personally think it tastes shitty,plus you can not even blow a decent bubble with it now.
I looked at the ingredients and read it contains
ASPARTAME an other new added stuff!!
I checked old labels from the 80's
what's up with that?!! I know companies think consumers want less sugar but they should make two versions. I spit the new version of BIG LEAGUE right out in the trash!!!
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