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Monday, March 12, 2007


I'm scraping the carbon off my burnt toast when it occurs to me, why is there a setting on my toaster that burns toast? Why would anyone want that?


Blogger Fewclewz said...

Perhaps toasters are manufactured specifically for a type of bread that has more resistance to heat than the stuff we are used to??

Perhaps toasters are manufactured that way, to allow prospective husbands (going through the bed testing of their prospective wives), to ascertain whether or not she can actually cook?

10:55 PM  
Blogger Tickersoid said...

You might well have hit the nail on the head there Fewclewz. I'm, however, inclined to think that the manufacurers are cunts.

11:16 PM  
Blogger Fewclewz said...

Yes well, you know what dear old Da used to say whenever ANYTHING went wrong or wasn't up to snuff??

"It's all a Communist Plot!"

11:36 PM  
Blogger Tickersoid said...

Dear old Da.
I remember how we used to come to him when something didn't work and hang on his silence until his eyes lit up and he'd anounce, "I know why it's not working, It's broken!"
He was serious. Thought we hadn't realised.

11:48 PM  
Blogger Fewclewz said...

Of course, you could have just toasted another piece of bread!

3:26 AM  
Blogger Snooze said...

I guess they're set for freaks like me. I kind of like the burnt bits.

4:07 AM  
Blogger Lippy said...

It's the "You need to buy a new toaster" setting!

10:29 AM  
Blogger frobisher said...

To offset your 'carbon footprints' or 'carbon toast' in your case you must plant a tree in the back garden

10:44 AM  
Blogger phlegmfatale said...

maybe it's a nostalgia thing for some folks - reminds them of mum.

1:27 PM  
Blogger MJ said...

*looks carefully for holy images*

2:25 PM  
Blogger l said...

At least you scraped the carbon off....I'm too lazy and just slather on extra jam or peanut butter to mask the flavor.

7:32 PM  
Blogger Tickersoid said...

Fewclewz- I can't toast another slice, it's the post war 'waste not want not' ethos.

Snooze- So it's all your fault. One lady in Vancouver has dictated the settings for the whole world.

Lippy- Are you saying your toaster doesn't burn toast. Mind you what should I expect for £4.60.

Frobisher- I'm not planting anything on the cliff face that constitutes my back garden. Instead, I'll commit to washing my sideplate at a lower temperature.

Phlegmfatale- Oh yes, waking up to the sound of scraping toast. It's all comming back to me.

MJ- I'll paint the image of the virgin Mary in water on the bread before it goes in. We'll make a fortune.

I- I'm the same with shell in my fried eggs. Just eat them with a bit of crunch.

8:07 PM  
Blogger Snooze said...

Vancouver? God, no.

I'm a Toronto girl.

9:39 PM  
Blogger Tickersoid said...

My appologies!

10:04 PM  
Blogger awaiting said...

Maybe some bread is a bit resistent to toasting...or a maintain a high insensitivity to heat and therefore require a much higher level of heat in order to toast.

Yeah, I'm reaching!

10:55 PM  
Blogger Tickersoid said...

Very astute of you, Awa' then again, if I'd acknowleged that it wouldn't have been funny:-)

11:48 PM  
Anonymous Loz said...

I know!

I quoted your question about toast to a friend. "This is funny", I thought. I added that the last two settings on mine were for "Fire" and "Must now replace burned toaster".

His answer came instantly, and ended all mirth within a 600m radius for at least an hour (there was a pub within that radius, and it was indeed very solemn when we were there. This may not be proof, though).

"Frozen bread", he joylessly intoned.

I could weep. That's just not the spirit!

Anyway, don't freeze bread! Buy it when you want it!

3:32 AM  

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