It's a rocket, it's a car, it has candy and needs better wheels! | Mental Poo

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

It's a rocket, it's a car, it has candy and needs better wheels!

If you're familiar with the chemical reaction that happens when you drop Mentos candies into a bottle of soda thus producing a 30' high soda volcano, then you can imagine my enthusiasm when I saw this in a store in the mall:

"The ROCKET CAR powered by Mentos"....?

that the cartoon guy on the box NEEDS A HELMET?!?!?


So of course I get this for the kids for Christmas and the first nice day we had here in New England in March we fired that puppy up.

Me, being the media mogul that I am, put together this riveting nail-biting edge-of-your-seat video of the entire rocket car extravaganza.


Maybe 'rocket car' was a bit of a stretch here to write on the box.

I can't believe I bought this helmet for nothing.


Unknown said...

That is awesome! Maybe if you shook it up a little and got it angry then it might be a little more rocket like.

But maybe not! What a let down!

Travis said...

Lord I hope this wasn't a paid advertisement...

Knight said...

Holy shit that was amazing!

So, uh.... how many mentos did you use exactly? You really did look like you were afraid of that badass rocket. Hmmm

middle child said...

I um....yeah. Well at least you aren't a rocket scientist. You'd be out of a job. But you are a good dad and that's what really matters.

Unknown said...

That puppy isn't exactly going to break the sound barrier, is it?
Great job putting the video together!

Paul, Dammit! said...

Some thoughts:

1) Our accent sounds wicked funny on camera.

2) Someone's making some money off 4 wheels and an industrial-sized tampon insert.

3) You can always force feed the whole 2-liter bottle of soda to your kid just before sending him back to his mother. Screw 'up to 100 feet;' he'll do five, six miles of laps around her living room, easy. At 10pm.

4) = Profit.

Going Like Sixty said...

ahahahaha. You gotta love marketing, god bless 'em.
Not since I sent away for a gen-u-wine skyhook have I been so disappointed.
You even had to give it a shove? C'mon Midge, give 'em hell. I expect to see a Facebook page soon, or at least and FAA, FCC, CPA, ASPCA I-Team Investigation!
Gotta protect the youngsters.

AccordingtoJewels said...

The absolute most amazing thing about this post was the song. I got all tingly just from the Crue! :)

You're right lack of climax. So the question can you rig it to make it insanely effective? Don't tell me you haven't thought about strapping a Co2 cartridge to that bottle & shooting it with a BB gun...because it's the first thing I considered!!! DO IT!

Carey said...

That made me... thirsty.

Anonymous said...

are you serious!?!

Tyler said...

hahahahaha aaaaaw that is kind of sad

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