The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #14593   Message #2783586
Posted By: Bryn Pugh
08-Dec-09 - 05:27 AM
Thread Name: The Bumblies - gravity-defying puppets
Subject: RE: The Bumblies
" . . . and I'm the one that's not very bright,
Yes, I am Bumblie Three . . ."

As a young student and at that time, a very heavy smoker, we used to take the 'silver' paper out of a cigarette packet, separate the 'tissue' paper from it ; shape the 'silver' paper into vaguely a 'chalice' shape ; having well wet the

tissue paper with spit, tuck that latter into the former.

The aim (in more ways than one) was to throw the so - called 'bumblie' to the ceiling.

If it stuck, apparently, it was the father and mother of a task to shift them.

Michael Bentine, IMO, was a genius - and I do not bestow this accolade lightly.