Song of the Day 02/11/2010

February 11, 2010 at 7:30 am (free song, mp3, music, qotd, song, song of the day, sotd) (, , )

On this day in 1967 – The Monkees announced that they would be playing all the instruments on all future recordings.

SOTD: Monkees – Mary Mary




Question of the Day:

Do you chew gum?



  1. nattya61 said,

    No. I used to, and after I quit smoking I chewed gum a lot. Now I’m just chew on my paperclip.

  2. Kel/y_H said,

    I’m actually pretty strongly anti-gum. Maybe it’s from being in choir and debate where you couldn’t chew it anyway, but when I see someone chewing gum it just kind of makes me cringe. I can’t watch Willie Wonka anymore because Violet Beauregarde just offends me.

    • Shannon said,

      Hey, I am offended on behalf of my kitten! 😉

  3. Nicole said,

    Not really anymore. When I was trying to lose the baby weight and then some I chewed gum non-stop to fight the temptation to continue snacking all day like I did when I was pregnant. It’s been about 3 months since I chewed any though…However, I saw a new flavor by Trident called Wild Blueberry Twist this morning and got a pack.

  4. Samkon said,

    Please don’t hate me, but yes, yes I do…

    …quite regularly…

    …I feel so ashamed.

  5. Steve said,

    Not really anymore. Like Nat, I chewed gum to help me quite smoking. Then I started smoking again. So I had to try something different. I moved to toothpicks, and now I chew on those every now and then. Mama Jean’s has some pretty good toothpicks made with Tea Tree oil and cinnamon flavored. I like those.

    • amber said,

      yeah, my husband used those tea tree sticks to help stop. he also used all kinds of other holistic stuff that he got from a program-then he restarted. 😦
      it all seemed to really help tho, reflexology, hypnotherapy, acupuncture, and essential oils on the ears, tongue, and third eye point.
      everything they told him, he’d be like, oh yeah, my wife has told me that.
      not that he listened when i told him to do this stuff of course, but that’s a whole different story isn’t it?

  6. John said,

    I used to chew sugar-free (i.e. artificially sweetened) gum quite a bit. About a year ago I gave up all artificial sweeteners. I don’t believe the research proves that they’re safe to ingest, whereas we have much more data on the effects of sugar, none of which shows it causing cancer (which is something that the research on artificial sweeteners has shown).

    I chew sugar gum now, but I do so sparingly, because it’s bad for my teeth.

  7. Kevin said,


  8. Megan said,

    I never used to chew gum. Braces and retainers prevented me from chewing gum. Then in college and affter when I chewed gum, I clenched my teeth and had worse headaches. I’m back on gum again in the afternoon to curb the bored munching.

  9. amber said,

    Very rarely. I used to chew it after lunch, but because of the sweeteners issue and because both the chewing AND the sweeteners can cause a gassy belly, i switched to altoids or listerine breathstrips (i know there are chemicals in the breathstrips, but they are very small, so i figure it’s minimal). and i know there’s sugar in the altoids, but the peppermint has the cooling and freshening effect i’m after, and i drink plenty of water and take religiously good care of my teeth, so i’m not too worried about the sugar.
    if i do chew gum now it’s usually because i’m out of mints, or because of some dire post-meal desire for cleaner feeling teeth.

  10. Shannon said,

    I chew gum to combat bad breath. I chew the dreaded sugar-free gum that may give me cancer because gum and mints with sugar don’t actually freshen breath, because sugar stimulates bacteria growth in the mouth which is where bad breath comes from. I am wreckless about my artificial sweetener intake because (a.) unless I begin to grow, forage, hunt, and slaughter all my own food, I will never fully know what is in all the food I eat (and coincidentally, if I start to do all that I won’t have time for a job), and (b.) everything gives you cancer. Sunlight leads to skin cancer, the most common cancer for women. And not going out in the sunlight leads to a vitamin D deficiency. You can’t win.

    I don’t chew gum that often, because it gives me headaches like Megan mentioned. Mostly I chew it when I am out being social and won’t be near my toothbrush again for a while. I’m very funny about my oral hygiene and concerned about my breath, so I actually keep a toothbrush and toothpaste at work with me.

  11. Bridget said,

    I don’t chew gum because it makes my stomach hurt. It’s like I trick the stomach acids into thinking food is coming, and it starts to grumble like crazy. Before I know it, acid reflux. Eewwww.

  12. Sabre said,

    Hells yeah I chew gum.

  13. Cbrice said,

    only after coffee when I am not around my toothbrush

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