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note to self

under no circumstances should you leave microwaving popcorn unattended. even in your one-story, fairly open floor plan, two bedroom apartment. even for two minutes. even ever.

funny, i was just thinking this evening about the flaming fish i inadvertently created a year or two ago. which one smells worse: charred seafood, or burnt popcorn?

Posted on Wednesday, January 26, 2005 at 08:57PM by Registered Commentermdog | Comments9 Comments

Reader Comments (9)

amen, sister.

last week I left some micro popcorn unattended at work... to chilling (or should I say scorching?) results.

The scent of burning popcorn, added to acrid smoke issuing from the breakroom does little to ingratiate oneself with one's co-workers, I found.
Jan 26, 2005 at 09:05PM | Unregistered Commenterhappyhearn
I LOVE slightly burnt popcorn! It's the best.
Jan 26, 2005 at 10:43PM | Unregistered Commenterayn
you do, don't you? however: currently, said bag of popcorn is sitting outside, on my patio, in the snow. no slightness here by ANY means.

the smell, i think, is never going away.

Jan 26, 2005 at 11:02PM | Registered Commentermdog
My wife burnt popcorn just the other day. (I can still smell it at times.) Maybe all the microwaves have a conspiracy going and they are all in to get us!
Jan 27, 2005 at 09:49PM | Unregistered Commenterpaul
paul, seriously, I don't think your kitchen appliances have malevolent intentions.

they are inanimate objects after all.
Jan 27, 2005 at 10:48PM | Unregistered Commenterrachel
no, no: i think he may have something here...
Jan 28, 2005 at 08:21AM | Registered Commentermdog

last year, right before a final exam, one of my grade eight students put a microwavable cup-of-noodles in the mic, set it for 30 minutes, and left to write his exam.

we caught it before the smoke alarm went off, but the smell that lingered was HORRIFIC!

Jan 29, 2005 at 04:02PM | Unregistered Commenterlana
isn't that stuff in a styrofoam cup? ewww.
Jan 29, 2005 at 05:22PM | Registered Commentermdog
yup! double the acrid trouble! eww indeed! :P
Jan 29, 2005 at 07:54PM | Unregistered Commenterlana

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