The Post-It

Christie: So, Mi-chelle! What are you up to?
Michele: Oh, okay. Um, I invented Post-Its.
Christie: No offense, Michele, but how in the world did *you* think of Post-Its?
Michele: Uh…
[looks across the room at Romy talking to Billy Christianson]
Romy: And I thought of them completely by myself. I mean, all Michele did was say: “What about making them yellow?”
Michele: [turns to the A Group] Actually I invented a special kind of glue.
Christie: Oh really? Well then I’m sure you wouldn’t mind giving us a detailed account of exactly how you concocted this miracle glue, would you?
Michele: No. Um, well, ordinarily when you make glue first you need to thermoset your resin and then after it cools you have to mix in an epoxide, which is really just a fancy-schmancy name for any simple oxygenated adhesive, right? And then I thought maybe, just maybe, you could raise the viscosity by adding a complex glucose derivative during the emulsification process and it turns out I was right.

(Romy & Michele’s High School Reunion)

On a post about the Post-It Note, I felt I had to include that iconic scene about inventing the sticky yellow paper.  But did you know that the Post-It Note has many more secret (maybe not-so-secret) uses?  Here are 30 if them:

  1. Name tag
  2. Worried about people stealing your food? Create a Food label
  3. Temporary tattoo
  4. ABC Gum Disposal Wrapper
  5. Always awake eyes
  6. Re-gift (change name on product)
  7. Dart-board target
  8. Instant mustache
  9. Eye patch
  10. Flip-book
  11. Beauty mark
  12. White Trash dental floss/toothpick
  13. Alien 3rd eye (in the back of your head?)
  14. Origami square
  15. Add a suffix or title to your name
  16. Uni-brow
  17. Hide a uni-brow
  18. White Trash Business card
  19. Miniature mural or wall art
  20. Dropped food on your shirt? Hide the stain with a post-it!
  21. Sun-visor in your car not long enough? Stick a post-it on your window
  22. Replace those old glasses frames, change out the color daily
  23. Replace the standard picture frame people with your own drawing
  24. Clean/Dirty Dishwasher sign
  25. Weapon of choice (Death by papercuts!!!!!!)
  26. White Trash home-rolled cigarette paper
  27. Paper doll clothing
  28. Miniature calendar
  29. Tape
  30. Writing a note to yourself. Duh!

I am responsible for what I say but not for what you understand.

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