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Friday, June 7, 2013

FanGum Photo Contest Winner Gets His Prize!


Remember the FanGum Photo Contest during the winter?  Lots of people sent in their own creatively staged gum photos.  Paul Shaffer picked the winning entry, which was submitted by Mark Gentle. 

That's a Lockheed A-12 spy plane from the '60s, at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center, Huntsville, Alabama.

Mark's prize: he has the honor of seeing his own gum included in a CelebriGum entry.

Mark sent the actual gum from his winning photo.  No wonder it looked so large on the front spear of the plane; that's a serious multi-piece wad of gum.

Now, the celebrities!


Making his first-ever CelebriGum appearance, it's author Stephen King!


And a repeat CelebriGum honoree: actor Johnny Galecki of "The Big Bang Theory"!

Congratulations again, Mark!


I will now mail your gum back to you.  Keep it in a safe place as befits a priceless piece of history.

12 comments:

  1. Hmm, still moist eh? You didn't have to chew to rehydrate that did you Steve? Oh well, congratulations to Mark, though I would have shown up in person had I won. I coulda been a contender.....

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    1. TMI Department: the gum, which Mark had kept frozen since its star turn on the A-12, arrived disturbingly juicy. Mark didn't seem to have chewed it very much, which is understandable since it was such a large wad. I washed it and blotted it dry as best I could, but it was still a bit damp when I put it on the ledge, hence the sticky spot.

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  2. Mark's gum was a NATURAL. It really held it's own against the seasoned Late Show gum and even (dare I say it) stole the spotlight in a couple of the shots. Excellent entry, Mr. Young.

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    1. Thanks... it's a pleasure shooting when the camera loves the gum.

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  3. This blog has taken a most unpleasant turn.

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    1. As opposed to the usual, when a sooty, hardened piece of gum is the centerpiece.

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  4. Didn't one guy even have a webcam trained on a piece of gum? That was cool.

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    1. Yeah, that was cool. Unfortunately, that gum didn't seem to have much staying power.

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    2. Hey!!!! My wife made me get rid of it. It was grossing her out. The cam is still working though.

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