Aug. 9th, 2006
popcorn + office + oops == theStink  
if you burn popcorn, you should lose all microwave privileges! :-P In fact, you should probably be required to wear a puffy, fluorescent jumpsuit.

I mean, how can you burn popcorn? Even I can't manage to do that, and I can seemingly turn anything food-related into an accelerant.

Insert bag.
Press POPCORN button.
Press START.

Now, I smell like a s'more.

Mood: caffeinated
Listening to: Spitalfield - Am I Ready?
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(no subject) - (Anonymous) on August 9th, 2006 - 10:50 pm
The People's Exhibit Adavidology on August 9th, 2006 - 10:52 pm
hehehe were u in my office today?
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Troy D.: Oh No!amnewsboy on August 10th, 2006 - 12:07 am
There's nothin' wrong with smelling like s'more.

And that "popcorn" button caused somebody to set a bag on fire in our conference room a couple of years ago. I think it took 3 days to get the smell out.
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Mike: me!akishmo on August 10th, 2006 - 06:54 am
Kinda the same story here at my old work. We had a 1200-watt microwave in our breakroom, and we told new employees to stay in the breakroom when popping popcorn (and to stop the microwave when the popcorn stops popping), because using the popcorn button would set the timer on the microwave about a minute and 30 seconds too long for a bag to fully pop >.>
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baltpup25: turkeybaltpup25 on August 10th, 2006 - 12:20 am
lol!!!!!!!! But at least burning popcorn doesn't mean a massive cleanup, like say, when a burrito explodes in the microwave.
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The People's Exhibit A: dohdavidology on August 10th, 2006 - 01:04 am
haha i managed to have a bag ignite in the microwave. It had been a while since I'd gotten my food, so I threw my fast food bag with a burger in it without even looking inside.

Next thing I know, the whole bag is on fire. The wrapper around the burger contained foil.
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baltpup25: hamburger and friesbaltpup25 on August 10th, 2006 - 01:10 am
lol! As a fellow burger hound, I can sympathize. I just hope it wasn't that yummy bacon burger you wrote about some time ago.

Yeah, so you change your name, Mr. Alt? :P
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matadormexicano on August 10th, 2006 - 12:21 am
ha! ive managed to burn popcorn a good three times in my lifetime. um, yeah...... *slips into the florecent jumpsuit*
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Milambermilamberrex on August 10th, 2006 - 12:24 am
i swear that the microwave at work is fucking possessed! and it apparently has a variable power supply too! using a mini-bag my home microwave has the popcorn done in 1:30 perfectly each time. the el cheapo microwave at the office, that has no buttons and only a rotary minute dial, keeps changing the damn time. the instructions clearly state to let the poppping noise die down to a pop every two to three seconds to know the popcorn is done. sometimes it takes 1, 1:10, or 1:30 for it to finish popping.

please don't revoke my popcorn privileges because the office is too cheap to get a decent microwave! :-P~
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Primus Dorrajimus: For Goodgethenix on August 10th, 2006 - 12:50 am
what if i can't smell something burning? do i still get punished?
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Davidfriendofjack on August 10th, 2006 - 01:30 am
At my first post-college job, the owner of the company hated the smell of burnt popcorn so much that he banned microwaves from the office altogether. Popcorn burners ruined it for everyone.
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Kyle: tammy fayegypsy1526 on August 14th, 2006 - 01:59 pm
Popcorn is forbidden from being popped in my office-building (yes the WHOLE building) because of such an event. So now people will have to settle for the SmartFood popcorn... which is crap.
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The People's Exhibit Adavidology on August 15th, 2006 - 04:19 am
whoa... that seems a rather draconian response.

...although, i think popcorn factory popcorn is better than that microwave stuff anyway. :-p
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