Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Not-so-Easy Mac

S just burned up a container of Easy-Mac in the microwave. Smoke filled the house, the macaroni was black and the container melted. It smells terrible. Luckily, it's nice enough to open the doors and windows and let the place air out.


lowracer said...

I for one look forward to the day when the microwave will have a small camera in the door, and enough machine intelligence to recognize exactly what you're putting in it, and set the time accordingly. There would be no keypad on this microwave. It would simply know the right time for the food you stuck in it, and set itself. This microwave would also be able to recognize if you stuck in a fork or other metal item, in which case it would tell you to take the item out, or if you stuck in a kitten or an infant, in which case it would not start the oven, but instead would automatically call 911 and dispatch the cops to arrest you.

In those future days we will also have cars that drive themselves because they'll be able to "see" the road and other traffic and steer around it. Soon after these cars become commonplace, you would think that the laws restricting cell phone use while driving would be repealed, but alas it will take another 200 years before those laws are removed from the books. It's easy to get laws passed, almost impossible to get them repealed, even in our utopian future.


Lara said...

My M put a biscuit in the microwave to warm it up last week. She cooked it for far too long and we ended up with a burnt up blackened hockey puck biscuit. The microwave still smells weird, even though I scrubbed it out with vinegar and baking soda.

Amy said...

It's not easy being cheesy