RememBear This: Bazooka Gum
The Original Bazooka Joe! What a cool cat. Really…the cat’s pajamas this guy was. Practally a Miles Davis of my era. Look at him with his eye-patch. Although the flavor of this gum lasted all but 30 seconds it stayed chewable for hours on end…..and for $.05 you got a piece and a comic! What better deal is there really?
Comics were all the rage for me at that time. I collected Spawn & Savage Dragon and couldn’t get enough of Shel Silverstein’s Where the Sidewalk Ends, A Light in the Attic or Falling Up. I would read Calvin and Hobbes religiously and who can forget Gary Larson’s The Farside! Oh to be young and carefree again, chewing my Bazooka having a good read.
It’s always nice to get what you paid for (the gum) and receive an extra little bonus (the comic). Kind of like a fortune cookie, you get your dessert and and little mental dessert too. Or like the rice candy you get from the Vietnamese pedicurist…..oh never mind, I wouldn’t know about that….I meant the candy cane from the barber.
What’s your favorite little bonus treat?