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May 27 2012

Sunday Funnies

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  1. 1
    'Tis Himself

    I don’t get the last one.

  2. 2
    machintelligence

    I think it’s a smoke detector. I set mine off once in a while when cooking. I agree the joke is not outstanding,

  3. 3
    barbrykost

    ‘Tis, the smoke alarm is going to start buzzing and screeching. That song accompanies most of my cooking, which is why I prefer take-out.

  4. 4
    Ellie

    I would have had that last one one on my fridge in my previous apartment. Sometimes the alarm would go off for a boiling teakettle. If I wanted to make toast, I had to move the toaster on to the stove, directly under the exhaust fan, otherwise, it was “Get out the towel and wave it at the ceiling until your arms fall off.” I couldn’t use the oven for anything that needed a temp hotter than 350 degrees. However, now I know it was only singing along with the cooking/toasting/water boiling.

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    'Tis Himself

    I had a link to amazon.com in a post which apparently was eaten by moderation. Here’s my post without the link:

    Oh. Okay.

    Being a good cook, married to a good cook, and the son of two good cooks, I don’t associate smoke alarms with cooking. If your food is smoking so much it sets off a smoke alarm, then you don’t know what you’re doing. You might want to get Cooking for Dummies. (I’ve looked at it, it’s a decent cookbook, covering the basics quite well.)

    After reading Ellie’s post, I realize that besides getting a cookbook, you might want to look into getting a new smoke alarm.

  6. 6
    Chris Rodda

    I guess the smoke alarm one is only funny to people who have had the experience of having an overly conscientious smoke alarm. ;-)

  7. 7
    Trebuchet

    My problem with the smoke alarm one was that I didn’t recognize it as such!

    Mayan civilization had pretty much collapsed long before the arrival of the Spanish, by the way. They didn’t see that coming, either.

  8. 8
    neXus

    Fabreeze or other air cleaners can shut off some smoke alarms – a useful fact that I found out with my last roommates.

  9. 9
    wilsim

    @nexus – don’t spray that teflon overhead while you are cooking. It doesn’t seem healthy. When I use those air fresheners I have to change the cat’s water, and dump out any drinks anyone had uncovered in the same room – it leaves a filmy layer on the top of most liquids.

    However the smoke detector joke did make me laugh out loud. It made me think of my wife, who has had a few of dinners cause the siren. I showed her the frame, at which point her face twisted up into a disapproving grimace. It would have made me laugh even more if she didn’t take such things so personally.

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    Gvlgeologist, FCD

    They all made me LOL. Bravo!

    And yeah, I got the last one, too.

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