Anyone who complains about the potency of today’s narcotics should keep in mind that in the early 1980s, they marketed a hormone gum called “Boobie Chew” that made women’s boobs bigger. Yes, the ad is fake (it’s apparently a Nick Danger sketch by Fireside Theatre), but the fact that someone even had the idea explains the drug culture of the era, both legal and otherwise. And it was an idea ahead of its time. Compared to today’s endless “Click here for a bigger penis” e-mails, breast enlargement gum sounds halfway plausible.
—Posted by David Kiefaber