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Thursday, July 17, 2008

Mylanta for my Captcha Ache

When I was a kid -- maybe 7 or 8 or so -- I used to sneak into my parents' bathroom and steal Maalox or Mylanta from the medicine cabinet. Sometimes I would steal as many as 4 at a time, and I never even had a belly ache. It was just like candy to me, or at least it was an acceptable candy-like alternative when my sweet tooth got really desperate. I actually really enjoyed the delicate texture and light lemony flavor.

These days Tums are the antacid of my household, but I don't do any sneaking around to get these little nasty nuggets into my belly. I must say that they are disgusting compared to my beloved Mylanta. Even Maalox -- a definite step down from Mylanta in flavor and texture -- is way better than Tums. Tums are chalkier than a classroom chalktray at the end of May, and just about as tasty.

I miss Mylanta.



And now, in other news:

























P.S. That font is called "Hobo std". Just thought you'd like to know.

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14 comments:

melliferouspants said...

In my family we call that "Recreational Mylanta."

If I had a wiener I'd make Captcha eat it. That's how much I HATE it. Hobo std? Not so much. ;-)

Sovknight said...

Captcha is of the Devil, like Algebra. Both are pointless combinations of letters that serve only to frustrate. It is evil and wrong.

I like Pepto Bismol. Actually, I love that stuff. I thought I was the only one.

feed the world with PEZ said...

Captcha is a waste and sometimes its hard to see the letters. What would be better is to just have a picture of an object like an apple or a wiener.

Sra said...

Pants: Recreational Mylanta -- I like it. I want to feed the Captcha my Hobo std infected wiener.

Sov: I like to call it Pepto Bismo. Algebra is not pointless. It is beautiful. Well, actually Calculus is beautiful, and Algebra is just the toolset to do Calculus. ODE's are not beautiful, though. I had to bust my ass to pull an A in that class, with my scholarship on the line. I managed and haven't done mathematics since. I miss it sometimes.

PEZ: I reckon most of the time it's hard to see the letters, which is why CAPTCHA is a villain that must be fed Hobo std infected wieners. Or apples.

labarceloneta said...

Wasn't "Captcha Ache" the last king of the Inca?

I've never taken anything for an upset stomach. When I was about 14 months old, mi abuelita, Linda, fed me red-hot mole (read as mole-ay, not mole - we don't eat rodentia in clan Jackson. Well, not on Ma's side, at least). Sure, I made Linda Blair look like a rank amateur in the wake of ingesting that mole, but my lifelong ability to eat anything - even Dave's Insanity Sauce - with nary an ill-effect was established.

I might consider recreational Mylanta just to fit in with the cool kids, however.

labarceloneta said...

Oh, and Captcha does indeed suck, but as authentication methods it beats the hell out of having to put a drop of blood in the PC every time we do stuff.

Not that I do that or anything. Stop looking at me!

Sra said...

Well, I guess Captcha is better than those goddamned security questions that kept me from accessing my own auto insurance account online. Mother effing bitches!

Interestingly enough, as soon as you started writing Spanish words, I automatically pronounced mole with the ay on the end. I've always been pretty good at picking up pronunciation systems of languages even if I don't know much about the language. Except French, of course. There's no logic in French pronunciation ;)

Natalie said...

ok...i was feeling quite clueless in the whole captcha conversation so i googled it. i didn't realize that's what it was called. i don't guess i hate captcha, but i have had to try and try again on some of them!

The Over-Thinker said...

My most favorite captcha that I was ever asked to re-type was ButTmIX

No joke.

Sra said...

Classic!

Phil (dad) said...

Isn't captcha that stuff i've been putting on my hambergers and meatloaf all these years?

I always wondered why the supply of mylanta went down fast...and I with my nightly reflux needs! Oh well, at least your were getting some calcium at an early age.

Sra said...

Isn't it fun when your kids grow up and reveal things they couldn't reveal under your roof? :)

The Over-Thinker said...

My most favorite captcha that I was ever asked to re-type was ButTmIX

No joke.

labarceloneta said...

Oh, and Captcha does indeed suck, but as authentication methods it beats the hell out of having to put a drop of blood in the PC every time we do stuff.

Not that I do that or anything. Stop looking at me!

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