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[edit] Merge

I suggest we merge this article with The Jolly Dumple. Polymascotfoamalate is not an item in its own right, it's merely the substance the Dumple is made from. Should more products made from it appear, then it would be worth creating an article for it. But not now. Loafing 05:43, 26 November 2006 (UTC)

I'm not sure this really fits The Jolly Dumple too well. It's an article about the dumple itself, and a section about the material of which the costume for the dumple is made seems out of place to me. Heimstern Läufer 05:49, 26 November 2006 (UTC)
Well, to be honest, I think the current mention in the Dumple article — "The costume is made of a highly combustible material called polymascotfoamalate." — is all we need. There isn't really anything else to say about it. Loafing 05:53, 26 November 2006 (UTC)
I wrote that sentence. I think it's all that's needed too, despite how fun it is to say "polymascotfoamalate" (feed it to the babies). --DorianGray

I don't think this page should be merged. If someone with a bit of a chemical background comes and explain in the article what the symbols of the material mean, then the article will be complete. Elcool (talk)(contribs) 08:55, 27 November 2006 (UTC)

Well, the symbols don't really mean anything (other than that they kind of spell out "mascotfoamalate"). There is no element with the abbreviation "Ms", and that there is an element with the abbreviation Fm is probably a coincidence. From the little I remember of chemistry, superscripted numbers on elements usually indicate isotopes, but some of these indices are letters and come after the element, not before. So, with respect to the chemistry info, I don't think there's too much to add here.
All this being said, I think polymascotfoamalate should have its own article: it has other uses. For example, you can "feed it to your babies", etc. Trey56 09:02, 27 November 2006 (UTC)
Well, from what I remember (which is not much) is that plus and minuses indicate ions. What I meant by requesting more info about the symbols was not to interpret their meaning, but like you said: Those letters represent a made-up element, and the plus represent this or that and so on. And yeah, there should be info on the proposed uses of it by the Old-Timey characters. Elcool (talk)(contribs) 09:11, 27 November 2006 (UTC)
Yeah, good point about the ions. And it would be good article info to briefly explain why these symbols make no sense. Trey56 09:14, 27 November 2006 (UTC)
Merge this with The Jolly Dumble before I puke. TheYellowDart(t/c)

[edit] Asbestos

I always felt strongly that Polymascotfoamalate was meant to be a parody of Asbestos. Notice that only good things are said about it in Old-Timey cartoons (although massively exaggerated) - similarly, Asbestos was used heavily in the real world much more in the past - at least until it was determined to be potentially hazardous. Also, asbestos is fire resistant - compare with "flame pro-tardent". Does anyone agree with me, and if so, how notable is it? --Jay (Talk) 23:48, 17 December 2006 (UTC)

Hmmm, considering that the main (positive) property of asbestos is fire resistancy, and that PMF is highly flammable, I don't see the parody. It's also pretty common for materials to be held in high regard decades before they are found to be a major health hazard. So, I disagree. Loafing 23:53, 17 December 2006 (UTC)
I always thought of Thalidomide (yeah, I know it's a drug, not a building material), but I'm not sure it's a specific reference to particular chemical/material (although thalidomide has the "feed it to the babies" connection). Trey56 23:54, 17 December 2006 (UTC)
I agree with Jay. when I first saw the toon, I thought of Asbestos, too. saying that the two substances are unrelated because their primary actions are opposite makes no sense to me. I think there's a connection, and that it's notable. No Probalo! 14:30, 31 March 2007 (UTC)
I would throw Carbon Tetrachloride into the fray to establish a that and the other thing Flashfight 04:28, 23 November 2007 (UTC)
I think Polymascotfoamalate is a reference to how a veriaty of dangerous chemicals were used in everyday life, like putting mercury on top hats or making water radioactive. 12:00, 26 fEB 2008 (utc)
Surely this is also a reference to the Saturday Night Live sketch about a can of goo that turns out to be both a floor polish AND a dessert topping.

I thought of Chlorofluorocarbons, but Asbestos makes just as much sense.

[edit] subscript mortgages

at the end of the body of text, the final "t" in the formula should really be subscript and not above the c. i tried reformatting the math but i had some trouble. any help? TheDude 04:04, 18 October 2007 (UTC)

The change I made was putting a {} around the entire ct expression. wbwolf (t | ed) 04:18, 18 October 2007 (UTC)

[edit] Cleanup tag

The prose is really awkward (and there's at least one "you" wording in there.) I think the chemical analysis is interesting but it needs to be tightened up considerably. - 17:18, 24 August 2009 (UTC)

[edit] Chemical Analysis

Does anyone think that we should get rid of that part? Anyone at all?

I don't. — Defender1031*Talk 23:39, 24 August 2009 (UTC)
Well, to be a bit less frank, I believe it's sort of an interesting read that someone obviously worked on, and it should be kept because of that. --Mario2.PNG Super Martyo boing! 23:42, 24 August 2009 (UTC)
Should we keep nonsense just because someone worked on it? I say no! --Periodic Table Greg 22:22, 16 February 2011 (UTC)
No, that's the part where it goes into detailed analysis about the etymology of Polymascotfoamalate. it needs to be kept. also, we generally wait for consensus to delete something that large rather than letting ppl get away with suddenly deleting large segments of information just b/c they think it shouldn't be there. The Knights Who Say Ni 22:53, 16 February 2011 (UTC)
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