- Everlasting Gobstopper (Organizations, Companies, and Products)
"This one is the Everlasting Gobstopper of spending money."
Mmm...candy. Mmm...candy...that lasts forever? Roald Dahl, writer of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, is responsible for putting this concept into the heads of children (who are adults by now) everywhere. Sadly, as is true for most things in life, the real Everlasting Gobstopper is far less exciting. The jawbreaker-type candy lasts for a while, sure, but nowhere near as long as its name would suggest. Common sense tells us it's the fictional version that's being used as a comparison because the other would just mean money for an hour or so...and then nothing. More like the hooker of spending money.
- 3.19 "Weevils Wobble But They Don't Go Down"