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Johnny Slick
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Originally posted by a snopester who shall remain nameless to protect his evil:
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It's like trying to get toothpaste back in the tube. Once it's out, it's out.
Ugh, that's nasty? Who are these people, trying to put toothpaste back into the tube? Don't they realize that we use that for our TEETH? Body wash I could maybe see, so long as it hasn't been around any naughty bits. But toothpaste? Pretty much once it goes into your mouth, it's lost any ability to aid anyone else's hygiene.

Honestly, before this post I thought this kind of behavior was beyond the pale. Now, the Poster Who Will Remain Unnamed has rocked my world and shocked my mouth. Nooooooooo!

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I've never heard this saying used, other than figuratively.

I've heard it mostly applied to feeding an infant with a spoon for the first time... "It's like trying to put the toothpaste back in the tube."

YMMV and all that.

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Johnny Slick
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Whatever. You're probably one of those people who try it.

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Couldn't they use mouthwash instead of toothpaste, and save themselves a ton of effort?
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Why be so rude Johnny? Nobody was just saying that they have only heard of this in a figurative sense. It wasn't a snarky reply, but just saying they have never heard of anybody actually DOING it. As far as I have heard it, it's just an expression for saying a task is very difficult.

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Johnny Slick
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Well, as far as I have heard, you're a toothpaste putter back inner TOO. And from what I can imagine BECAUSE I WOULD NEVER TRY IT MYSELF it's not so much hard as grooooooss.

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The snopester who shall remain nameless was paraphrasing the slightly more understandable phrase; "Money in the bank is like toothpaste in the tube. Easy to take out, hard to put back."

I'm pretty sure Earl Wilson said it, but don't quote me on that.

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As the nameless evil one, I confess that I was speaking literally. And it is gross. I agree with Johnny! The worst part is when they try to reuse it.
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Johnny Slick
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quote:
Originally posted by Miles Invictus:
Couldn't they use mouthwash instead of toothpaste, and save themselves a ton of effort?

An excellent point! Not only are these people disgusting, they're kind of stupid as well! Although I wonder if Listerine loses some of its "lister" the 2nd or 3rd time around.

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Johnny Slick
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quote:
Originally posted by Forgotten Fay:
Why be so rude Johnny? Nobody was just saying that they have only heard of this in a figurative sense. It wasn't a snarky reply, but just saying they have never heard of anybody actually DOING it. As far as I have heard it, it's just an expression for saying a task is very difficult.

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Originally posted by EvilGAnzevilfeld
As the nameless evil one, I confess that I was speaking literally. And it is gross. I agree with Johnny! The worst part is when they try to reuse it.

Yeah! Put that in your pipe and smoke it! I bet you feel PRETTY embarrassed now, Forgotten Fay! Well, let me tell you something. We will never forget! Not 9/11, not Pearl Harbor, and certainly not when you put the toothpaste back in the tube!

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I've never done it with toothpaste, but I will admit I have put shampoo back in the bottle.

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Johnny Slick
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Before or after you used it in your hair?

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 - There is sweet tea all over my moniter... should I put it back in the pitcher?

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I've done it with lotions, hair creams, soaps, and shampoos. I've never done it with toothpaste that had touched anything else (though I've sucked what was sitting around the opening back in). Put the tube up next to the substance and squeeze it from the sides, and it'll go back in again (well, some of it).

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I never heard it done literally! That IS gross... I thought it was just about the figure of speach. I just thought you didn't have to be rude to Nobody. They took it the same way I did.

Forgotten "I don't smoke" Fay

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Wow! Such a level of emotion over a metaphor.

I always discard any additional toothpaste that squeezes out of the tube, over and above what I need for my oral hygiene. But I do admit to having squeezed a tube of tomato puree, to return an unwanted portion to the tube. Am I a bad person?

Also I confess to having sometimes having 'let the cat out of the bag.' To reassure all cat lovers, or indeed bag lovers out there, there was no actual cat, and no actual bag involved.

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quote:
Originally posted by WildaBeast:
I've never done it with toothpaste, but I will admit I have put shampoo back in the bottle.

Hell, I've seen frat boys put the grain alcohol back in the punchbowl. Among other places.
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To reassure all cat lovers, or indeed bag lovers out there, there was no actual cat, and no actual bag involved.

You are mistaken. October 18, 1953- actual cat, actual bag, no survivors.

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Johnny Slick
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The real mistake was putting the cat in the bag in the first place. I know cats like enclosed spaces, but after a while they're just going to get stuffy and mean.

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And this leads me to wonder - who let Johnny out of the bag?

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Johnny Slick
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I'll have you know that I'm still half in the bag!

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Okay, okay I break down under snopester interrrogation. Erwin Schrödinger was my long lost uncle.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Schr%C3%B6dinger's_cat

ETA Irony. [fish]

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Well I've occasionally squeezed out a little too much toothpaste - not ONTO anything, it was just still hanging on the nozzle. And I tried to unsqueeze the tube so it would get sucked back in. But it really didn't work.

So call me evil [Roll Eyes]

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geeze, Johnny, this has really rocked your world, have you finally had about 1/3 of what you can take?

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I don't put toothpaste back in the tube, that's messy. Instead, I spit the toothpaste into a cup. Every couple of days, rather than put fresh toothpaste on my brush, I swish the brush in the toothpaste residue cup and use that on my teeth.

Waste not, want not! [fish]

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OMG!!!!!111eleventyone11!!! So many wasteful people!!!11!!!

You all should be more like Norton II. Don't you people realize that toothpaste trees all over the world are being decimated by deforestation?

If you don't reuse and recycle your toothpaste, toothpaste trees will eventually become extinct. What will you do then?

I'll tell you what you'll do - you'll have to use baking soda to brush your teeth. Yuck! That'll teach you to be wasteful!

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quote:
Originally posted by wanderwoman:
OMG!!!!!111eleventyone11!!! So many wasteful people!!!11!!!

If you don't reuse and recycle your toothpaste, toothpaste trees will eventually become extinct. What will you do then?

Exactly. Do you people think that toothpaste trees grow on trees?

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This icon is me spitting out de-listered Listerine.


quote:
Originally posted by Johnny Slick:
Although I wonder if Listerine loses some of its "lister" the 2nd or 3rd time around.

Please may I use this for my sigline, Johnny?

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quote:
Originally posted by Forgotten Fay:
I just thought you didn't have to be rude to Nobody.

Now, I'm no expert, but I believe Johnny's response might just have possibly been what I hear is commonly referred to as a "joke."

But I'm no expert.

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This is probably one time when it's appropriate to point out someone's newbie-ness. Fay has only been here 2 months - and Johnny has been sporadic in his Johnny-ness. So, she probably didn't quite understand that Johnny fluctuates wildly between lucidity and insanity.

Love ya, Johnny!

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quote:
Originally posted by Roadie:
So, she probably didn't quite understand that Johnny fluctuates wildly between lucidity and insanity.

And often in the same sentence!

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quote:


posted by wanderwoman:

You all should be more like Norton II. Don't you people realize that toothpaste trees all over the world are being decimated by deforestation?

If you don't reuse and recycle your toothpaste, toothpaste trees will eventually become extinct. What will you do then?


Toothpaste trees, as we all know, like paper pulp trees come from managed forests, and reach maturity at around ten years.

Since decimate means to remove or kill one in every ten, replanting will ensure a steady supply of toothpaste for the foreseeable future.

And yeah, that baking soda toothpaste is awful stuff!

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quote:
Originally posted by Johnny Slick:
I'll have you know that I'm still half in the bag!

That might go a way toward explaining the OP...

In Don Rosa's "Life and Times of Uncle Scrooge," there's a scene where one of the characters accidentally breaks a "new fangled" electric light bulb. (The story is set in the 1880's.) The owner complains that now he'll have electricity leaking out all over the floor.

Later, a bus-boy is seen sweeping up the glass-shards...and, when he dumps the dust-pan, there is an electrical bzzz/zap...

On a far more NFBSK theme, anyone ever try to put the ejaculate back into the tube whence it emits?

Silas (And I've got no excuse at all, being cold sober.)

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quote:


By silas Sparkhammer:

The owner complains that now he'll have electricity leaking out all over the floor.


Anecdotal, per my parents (who frankly are full of c##p) my grandmother used to believe the same thing. During the first half of the 20th century, it was possible to buy an adaptor thingie, that plugged into a light fitting (having removed the lamp) and could be used to power another electrical appliance. No longer available, probably because it's downright bloody dangerous.

Anyway, according to parents, my grandmother was concerned that the lamp be replaced immediately after removing the adaptor, lest the light fitting 'leak' electricity.

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On a far more NFBSK theme, anyone ever try to put the ejaculate back into the tube whence it emits?

I've never heard of it, but if you google enough, there may be some specialist sites.

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