Monday, December 12, 2005

Corporations are wierd.

Came across a couple of odd things tonight.

First, I collect non-sports cards. What I buy mainly falls into the realms of movies and comics (I'm sure that comes as a surprise). Tonight, I bought a pack of Topps Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith Widevision Movie Cards.

These types of cards typically contain a special insert that appears only one in so many packs. For example, these packs could contain a) Motion Flix-Pix cards with the odds per pack of finding one 1 in 9; or b) Chrome Art Cards with the odds per pack of finding one 1 in 6. Sadly, this pack contained no insert. However, the package notes: No Purchase Necessary. The back notes that you can send away for a chance to get these cards with the same odds. I could send up to 8 entries, with each having this chance to win an insert. Unless I'm Canadian. This is where it gets wierd. The last 2 sentences say, and I quote:

Potential Canadian winners will be required to first correctly answer a mathematical skill-testing question. Include on a 3 x 5 card the answer to the following skill-test question: 5 + 4 x 2 - 8 = ?

What?!? I am completely at a loss here. So basically, if you're American and stupid, you can get a chance to get these special inserts, but if you're Canadian, you have to be smart to get a chance? I have no idea what that's about. I'll have to ask some of my Canadian friends to see if they have any idea.

Secondly, we had a small superglue debacle tonight. Whenever my wife uses superglue, I suggest that it might be better if I were the one to do the gluing. Last time she ended up with three of her fingers bonded together. Tonight nothing got stuck together, but she had quite a few fingertips covered with 3M Super Glue Gel. So, to help, I thought I would go on-line and search for remedies for superglue on skin. I came across this handy item on the offical superglue site:

If lips are accidentally stuck together, apply a generous amount of warm water and encourage maximum wetting and pressure from saliva from inside the mouth. Peel or roll (do not pull) lips apart. It is almost impossible to swallow the adhesive as a liquid. The adhesive solidifies upon contact with saliva (moisture) and could adhere to the inside of the mouth. Saliva will lift the adhesive in 1-2 days, avoid swallowing the adhesive after detachment.

I'm not even going to ask.

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