The popularity of chewing gum has plummeted in the last four years, with sales dropping 11 percent. Can there be any explanation other than the decades-long campaign by right-thinking moms, etiquette experts, theater attendants and sound-sensitives who just cannot deal with your smacking right now?
Today in political types who don't know how to use the phone, a Wisconsin Congressman is drawing criticism for saying he'd like to "smack around" a constituent — all while her voicemail was recording.
The first lady topped a French magazine's list of "personalities you want to smack." Explains the magazine, "Possibly the idea of the singer and the president creates an image of the couple that is too perfect to be true."