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    • CommentAuthormrsthing
    • CommentTimeNov 11th 2011
     
    I'm out of popcorn! :shocked:
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      CommentAuthorchris14
    • CommentTimeNov 11th 2011
     
    OMG, oh nooooooooooooooooooooooooo! That's horrible, MrsT!
    • CommentAuthorzelda
    • CommentTimeNov 11th 2011
     
    Well, pop somethingelse! Like the boils on the cat! I'll go to the store and get some...sshhh..helpless people.
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      CommentAuthorcassbtt
    • CommentTimeNov 11th 2011
     
    I have a relative who keeps giving me food for birthdays and Christmas, as if I need some sort of C.A.R.E. package or I'll die. Worse, it almost always contains that microwavable popcorn. I have bags and bags of it, from years ago, occupying my cupboard. Popcorn is about the last thing I'd made for a snack - a good piece of toast will do fine.

    However, I did make a batch a few months ago, while "Deep Blue Sea" was on T.V. Problem is, I burnt it, and the stink the stink the stink! Then, I didn't want it to go to waste so I tried eating the "non-burnt" popcorn at the top, but even though it was unburnt, it was saturated with burnt taste and smell!

    Yuck!

    (Hope I haven't put anybody off p'corn for life)
    • CommentAuthorzelda
    • CommentTimeNov 12th 2011
     
    Well, please send it to Mrsthing. My wand is in the shop!
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      CommentAuthorchris14
    • CommentTimeNov 12th 2011
     
    I usually burn it, too. When the microwave ends, it doesn't pop properly and I always put it back for more minutes and therefore it burns... :-)
    • CommentAuthormrsthing
    • CommentTimeNov 12th 2011
     
    I HATE MICROWAVEABLE POPCORN!

    However, I love burnt popcorn.

    I had some very old popcorn left over from some school fundraiser or other, and I popped the last of it tonight. In a pan on the stove, none of this nuclear crap. It was delicious, but there is no more.

    It has ceased to be, etc., etc.
    • CommentAuthorzelda
    • CommentTimeNov 12th 2011
     
    Here take this old fashioned kind and pop it over the fireplace. You do have a fireplace. I have a firplace.
    I would like a little of it pls.
    • CommentAuthormrsthing
    • CommentTimeNov 12th 2011
     
    I have never used my fireplace in the 21+ years I've lived here. It dries out the air too much and would damage the piano. Also, smoke aggravates my and Mr. Thing's asthma and Miss Thing's allergies. I pop my popcorn in a pot over the stove.
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      CommentAuthorchris14
    • CommentTimeNov 12th 2011
     
    The traditional way is much more fun, indeed.
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      CommentAuthorkumbaya
    • CommentTimeNov 12th 2011
     
    Popcorn is the way people with cats selling their houses disguise the smell of cat's urine.

    I know that sounds like another of my random statements, but it's not. It's the truth.

    Why doesn't anybody believe me? It's true, I tell you.

    Arse.
    • CommentAuthorzelda
    • CommentTimeNov 12th 2011
     
    Naughty, Thumb!

    May I still have some real popcorn, MT?
    • CommentAuthormrsthing
    • CommentTimeNov 12th 2011
     
    If I had a cat that could sell my house, I wouldn't need to sell my house! :rolling:

    And I do know that people selling their houses do bake bread or make popcorn just prior to a home tour so that it smells more homey. I strongly doubt that anything but dynamite can cover the scent of cat pee.
    • CommentAuthormrsthing
    • CommentTimeNov 12th 2011
     
    Zelda: I'll mail you some popcorn, but it'll be cold by the time it gets there.
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      CommentAuthorkumbaya
    • CommentTimeNov 12th 2011
     
    'If I had a cat that could sell my house, I wouldn't need to sell my house!"

    Oh, very clever MrsT - you got me good there :clap:

    Dynamite can also solve the problem with the cat, by the way. In the garden. When nobody's looking.
    • CommentAuthorzelda
    • CommentTimeNov 12th 2011 edited
     
    Miss Kitty Realty Company Yes, you qould do quite well, MT. I wonder where you would train her? Catalonia? (ooohhh, bad).

    Some one with a phone camera would surely catch the murder on film, Thumb...SPCA...scary people...fanatics.
    • CommentAuthormrsthing
    • CommentTimeNov 12th 2011
     
    It's not the SPCA you need to worry about, it's PETA!
    • CommentAuthorzelda
    • CommentTimeNov 12th 2011
     
    Do they bother with the mere cat? I thought it was just the mink, fox, and ermine they cared about. Damn, good thing I got rid of that cat jacket!
    • CommentAuthormrsthing
    • CommentTimeNov 14th 2011
     
    No, PETA cares about all animals. If it's got fur, fins, or feathers, they're out to protect it.


    Bought more popcorn today, btw.
    • CommentAuthorzelda
    • CommentTimeNov 15th 2011
     
    Did you burn it?
    • CommentAuthormsknight
    • CommentTimeNov 15th 2011
     
    Ah yes, PETA - definitely a force to be worried about. A very, very large freezer facility was installed at one of their offices to house the animals they put down. Slightly at odds with their mission statement!
    • CommentAuthorzelda
    • CommentTimeNov 15th 2011
     
    I find many radicals are at odds with their mission!
    • CommentAuthormrsthing
    • CommentTimeNov 16th 2011
     
    No, I did not burn my popcorn.

    I wasn't aware PETA took animals in, let alone put them down, msknight!
    • CommentAuthormsknight
    • CommentTimeNov 17th 2011
     
    Yeh, Peta are ... um ... let's just say I don't take them at face value these days. Here's one good account, if not totally ... well ... I don't automatically believe anything these days. http://www.nathanwinograd.com/?p=1199

    Penn & Teller did a, "Bullshit" investigation on Peta a while ago. Was a bit concerning.
    • CommentAuthorzelda
    • CommentTimeNov 17th 2011
     
    Ihad no idea of this illogical change of direction. I had to skim it twice.

    Damned if I give up my Mink coat,now!
    • CommentAuthormrsthing
    • CommentTimeNov 18th 2011
     
    I don't know whether to believe it either, msknight. I'd like to know more about where he got his information from.
    • CommentAuthormsknight
    • CommentTimeNov 18th 2011
     
    Well, there is more than him out there. Just google "peta animal freezer" and you'll come up with all sorts of reading material. One particular quote from another site stated, "8 adoptions out of …. 2,366 animals taken in. Yes, a 97.3 percent kill rate, their “best” since 2006. Since mid-1998, the group has killed 23,640 pets."

    It's messy. The walk in freezer was back in 2002, if I recall. From what I read, and I have to admit that I'm only drawing a conclusion from the bits and pieces that I've read over the years, people wouldn't be too much against PETA if they weren't so over the top and, in doing so, setting some very high standards, publicly, for themselves, with all the high drama. So when things like this come out, they fall a long way.
    • CommentAuthorbiggalalla
    • CommentTimeNov 19th 2011
     
    made into fodder no doubt .
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      CommentAuthorkumbaya
    • CommentTimeDec 3rd 2011
     
    Cold case.
    • CommentAuthorzelda
    • CommentTimeDec 3rd 2011
     
    Keeping the mink!