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dropped bumpons

Discussion in 'The Voting Booth' started by Bob Shirk MCPF, May 6, 2002.


dropped bumpons

  1. bumpon lands sticky side up

  2. bumpon lands sticky side down

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  1. Bob Shirk MCPF

    Bob Shirk MCPF CGF II, Certified Grumble Framer Level 2

    If you drop a bumpon will it land sticky side up or sticky side down? This question was prompted by some one wondering why they always end up with an odd bumpon.
  2. The King

    The King SPFG, Supreme Picture Framing God

    Thank God this poll doesn't involve a question about countries or provinces!

    I do feel left out, though. Normally when I drop a Bumpon, it lands on its edge, though I have been unable to duplicate this in front of reliable witnesses.
  3. Framerguy

    Framerguy PFG, Picture Framing God

    This is the kind of question that pops into my mind when I am unwrapping an SE mat cutter blade. I can never remember from one blade to the next whether the sharp edge is pointing towards me or away from me. Why don't they wrap those blades with the bevel on the up side of the blade?

  4. Frank Larson

    Frank Larson CGF II, Certified Grumble Framer Level 2

    Silly question.....they're rubber, if it lands sticky side up it will bounce until it finally lands sticky side down! [​IMG]
  5. CharlesL

    CharlesL PFG, Picture Framing God

    Bob was clever. He didn't specify rubber. Coulda been felt bumpons....
  6. The King

    The King SPFG, Supreme Picture Framing God

    Isn't Bumpon a trade name, like Jello, Kleenex and RollerBlades? Or are we talking about generic bumpers? For that matter, if you drop a bowl of Jello, which side will land up?

    I actually don't ever remember dropping a Bumpon, but I use the clear ones, so my floor could be covered with them, and I'd never know, especially if they landed sticky-side down.

    Maybe that's why I no longer have sore feet at the end of the day!!
  7. D_Derbonne

    D_Derbonne PFG, Picture Framing God

    They must land sticky side down or I'd be walking around with bumpons stuck to the bottom of my shoes! :eek:
  8. Bob Shirk MCPF

    Bob Shirk MCPF CGF II, Certified Grumble Framer Level 2

    The thing that prompted this question was someones signature asking why they always have one odd bumpon left on a sheet. I recently noticed that droped bumpons (the clear flat type) seem to land sticky side up, I think that this is caused by the aerodienamics of the bumpon. This made me realize why I seldom have an odd bumpon.

    It also brought to mind an experiment that I conducted along these lines a few years ago. As we all know cats always land on their feet when dropped and toast always lands buttered side down when dropped. So being mechanically iclined I took our large house cat and attached half a loaf of toasted garlic bread to it's back, buttered side up. This created an interesting phenominon. When I pushed the cat off the kitchen chair the cat was levitated and began to spin. Apparently both the cats feet and the buttered toast were struggling to hit the ground first. I toyed with the idea of attaching a pulley to the cat and running a drive belt from the cat pulley to my blender to make margaritas without consuming electricity but I relized the spinning cat would probably puke and I hate to clean up cat puke so I abandoned the whole idea.
  9. B. Newman

    B. Newman SGF, Supreme Grumble Framer

    Somebody has waaaay too much time on their hands...

    Betty [​IMG]
  10. Kit

    Kit SGF, Supreme Grumble Framer

    Bob, The cat was spinning because it was trying to eat the garlic toast.

    Cats are very fond of garlic butter, which is why you often will see farm cats herding the cows into patches of wild garlic.

  11. CharlesL

    CharlesL PFG, Picture Framing God

    When I was a boy, we had a calico that grew his own garlic. Seemed inordinately partial to leeks as well.
  12. Mitch

    Mitch <span style="color: red"><b><i>Charter Member</i><

    "I recently noticed that droped bumpons (the clear flat type) seem to land sticky side up,..."

    Seriously Bob, I think you are wrong on this one. I have dropped many a bumpon and have never had to remove any from the bottom of my shoes.

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