Monday, July 18, 2016

"Gooey, Drippy, Oozy, Cold 'n Clammy"

"It didn't go away completely—one still finds oozy, yucky toys on sale and green goop on certain shows for kids. (Kobe Bryant got slimed on Nickelodeon last week.) But I'd submit that 21st-century slime is just a trickle of its former self. The marketers for the Ghostbusters remake will try to sell us slime again: in slime-filled Twinkies, for example, or rebooted ecto-flavored green Hi-C. But slime may simply be too slow and viscous for the modern world."

Daniel Engber in Slate offers a cultural history of slime.

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