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Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Sylvester Stallone

A well-dressed man came out the stage door.  A few people called "Sylvester!  Sylvester!" and I began shooting.  But no -- it wasn't Sylvester Stallone.  I'd been Pemlich'ed!

Meet Chuck Pemlich, legendary gum photo-bomber.  He travels around the country, turning up at gum-related events and weaseling his way into the photos.

You see him leaning in and smiling at Wrigley press conferences. Crashing the annual Dentyne Ball and posing with puzzled gum VIP's.  His face was all over the recent Bazooka rebranding coverage.

It occurred to me that Pemlich might target CelebriGum next, and I resolved to be vigilant.  But I wasn't vigilant enough.

There's Sylvester Stallone, just a few feet away from every gum photographer's nemesis. 

Well played, Pemlich.  You win... this time.


  1. I hope that piece of paper on the ground was ultimately recycled.

    1. Ah, noticing the wrong detail in a scene. Karl, you're a man after my own heart.

  2. I don't know if I've been insulted, or praised for my independent eccentricities. Frankly I couldn't think of anything to add to your witty observations on Mr. Pemlich. I think I've said too much already.