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2009-03-30 09:18:32 PM
www.foodmall.org

They should have called it "crouton cereal".
 
2009-03-30 09:26:42 PM
I wonder if it feels Worthless?

/loved that movie as a kid
//it's so dark
 
2009-03-30 09:28:58 PM
Toasters have improved a bit over the years ;)

i41.tinypic.com
 
2009-03-30 09:31:25 PM
I miss the old and ever-reliable manual turn toasters.

/you there, off the lawn!
 
2009-03-30 09:32:12 PM
pulp.orangephotography.com

/hot like grandma's toastmaster
 
2009-03-30 09:32:30 PM
"No muffins, no toast no teacakes no buns, baps, baguettes or bagels, no croissants, no crumpets, no pancakes, no potato cakes, no hot cross buns, and DEFINITELY NO SMEGGIN' FLAPJACKS!"

..."Ah, so you're a waffle man!" (new window)
 
2009-03-30 09:43:31 PM
Random old quote time:


2004-07-22 08:02:05 PM dramboxf

I'd probably kill someone if my toaster told me to do it.


2004-07-22 08:10:25 PM St_Francis_P

dramboxf, I think I'd hold out for a major appliance. Toasters say a lot of stuff they don't mean.
 
2009-03-30 10:08:12 PM
Bless you toaster and all the delicious toast you have produced over this glorious century, which I hope I hope will grow into the toast epoch.

Huzzah! A toast to toast! Your very being provides us with celebration!
 
2009-03-30 10:10:08 PM
The flying toaster is considerably younger.
 
2009-03-30 10:36:59 PM
img9.imageshack.us

Happy Birthday to you
Happy Birthday to you
Happy Birthday dear toaster
Happy Birthday to you
 
2009-03-30 11:08:50 PM
img148.imageshack.us

And it was all worth it for the Super Nintoaster.
 
2009-03-31 03:10:44 AM
It would be a little more interesting if their car lasted that long.

/how much is a toaster? 15bucks? You could replace it every 10 years or so and it would be a negligible expense
 
2009-03-31 03:30:27 AM
After Dark FTW
i375.photobucket.com
 
2009-03-31 03:31:15 AM
The latest:

i28.photobucket.com

/I believe I've posted this in some other toaster thread
 
2009-03-31 03:37:10 AM
I bought my 2-slicer in CVS c15 years ago. It still toasts the English muffins for my little pizzas - the only thing I ever toast at home. I am satisfied.

/Did use the fancy one in the lunchroom at work a few times when a spare bagel was lying around. It did the two sides of the bagel pretty good without any flipping. But we all know a commercial conveyor toaster is the only true machine for a real Hebrew-style bagel.
 
2009-03-31 03:37:33 AM
Thank you Toaster.

Now make me a pop-tart.
 
2009-03-31 03:41:06 AM
Toaster is a racist term!

/stop the hate!
//have had friends fling toast at me for saying that out loud before
 
2009-03-31 03:41:23 AM
wildsnowllama: After Dark FTW

Flying toasters?

img19.imageshack.us
 
2009-03-31 03:43:45 AM
eqtworld

Dude, toast is one of the most least aggressive foods on Earth. No need to hunt and kill it.
 
2009-03-31 03:45:54 AM
img3.imageshack.us
 
2009-03-31 03:53:35 AM
You know what they say; All toasters toast toast.
 
2009-03-31 03:56:37 AM
tehotherbilly: eqtworld

Dude, toast is one of the most least aggressive foods on Earth. No need to hunt and kill it.


it's totally asking for it

farm1.static.flickr.com
 
2009-03-31 04:01:02 AM
Tell this guy!
Link (new window)
 
2009-03-31 04:05:14 AM
Toaster turns 100. Slow news day

Nah. Something interesting is bound to pop up eventually.

/Pop-Tarts: one of the main reasons I haven't starved to death in college
 
2009-03-31 04:07:06 AM
I think there is a lightbulb in a fire station that has been lit continuously for like 105 years or something crazy like that

/mine last 7 months :/
 
2009-03-31 04:18:09 AM
eqtworld: I think there is a lightbulb in a fire station that has been lit continuously for like 105 years or something crazy like that

/mine last 7 months :/




Yep - 108 years and still burning. (new window)
 
2009-03-31 04:24:53 AM
i2.photobucket.com

"Toast, anyone? Crumpet? Would anyone like any kind of heated bread product?"
 
2009-03-31 04:27:06 AM
ScottRiqui: eqtworld: I think there is a lightbulb in a fire station that has been lit continuously for like 105 years or something crazy like that

/mine last 7 months :/



Yep - 108 years and still burning. (new window)


Damn!

What is the secret? Was the filament made of a meteorite that was one of a kind?

* dons tinfoil hat*

I bet GE has the technology in a vault somewhere and snipers with ninja backup surrounding it!
 
2009-03-31 04:27:33 AM
Toaster thread!

Still have my Grandmothers Sunbeam toaster circa 194x. Still works like the day it came from the factory. Had a new cord put on a few years back, but other than that, completely original, and the chrome - real chrome - still shines like a mirror. Only problem is it probably uses more electricity to toast two slices of bread than running my refrigerator all day. When you push the handle down, the lights sort of dim. Don't use it much, but it's neat to have.
 
2009-03-31 04:34:47 AM
I have several of the manual toasters, and even a '26 Toastmaster.
 
2009-03-31 04:35:07 AM
eqtworld: ScottRiqui: eqtworld: I think there is a lightbulb in a fire station that has been lit continuously for like 105 years or something crazy like that

/mine last 7 months :/



Yep - 108 years and still burning. (new window)

Damn!

What is the secret? Was the filament made of a meteorite that was one of a kind?

* dons tinfoil hat*

I bet GE has the technology in a vault somewhere and snipers with ninja backup surrounding it!



While the bulb's long life is certainly well outside the range of "normal", I think it has more to do with the fact that it's only a four-Watt bulb, and that power is being dissipated over a filament that's much longer and thicker than the filaments in modern bulbs.

In fact, the filament is so rugged that barring any kind of physical damage, it will probably keep working as long as the bulb itself continues to hold a vacuum. Also, since it's never turned off, it never experiences the large "in-rush" current that you get when you turn on a cold bulb. That's why light bulbs usually burn out when you turn them on, rather than just spontaneously going out after they've been on for a long time.
 
2009-03-31 04:49:36 AM
Unimpressed
img13.imageshack.us
/Guru meditation
 
2009-03-31 05:25:41 AM
Don't worry, subby, something will eventually pop up.
 
2009-03-31 05:28:40 AM
cedarpark: Don't worry, subby, something will eventually pop up.

Don't be so sure, this thing is no spring chicken
 
2009-03-31 05:33:42 AM
 
2009-03-31 05:37:37 AM
Due to Possible Risk of Fire, Never Leave Your Toasting Appliance Unattended.
 
2009-03-31 05:50:10 AM
Vern the Worm: Due to Possible Risk of Fire, Never Leave Your Toasting Appliance Unattended.

Due to Possible Risk of Apocalypse, Never Leave Your Toaster Unattended Near Security Mainframes
 
2009-03-31 06:10:18 AM
lamers TOASTY! (new window)
 
2009-03-31 06:27:25 AM
SpinStopper: Toasters have improved a bit over the years ;)

I thought these were over 150,000 years old...
 
2009-03-31 06:36:27 AM
A little piece of TOAST! (new window)
 
2009-03-31 06:51:02 AM
what one the first toasters may have looked like...

farm1.static.flickr.com
 
2009-03-31 06:53:56 AM
I like toast.
 
2009-03-31 07:05:15 AM
www.battlestarextras.com

/it has been hotlinked before...
 
2009-03-31 07:11:55 AM
Just because it's old, we shouldn't put a fork in it just yet.
 
2009-03-31 07:46:58 AM
I use an old Deco toaster from the late 1920s or early '30s. It's the kind with a door on either side of the central element...you have to turn the toast over halfway through, and there's no pop-up mechanism or off switch. You plug it in, it gets hot. It requires attention but produces excellent toast in very short order.
 
2009-03-31 07:54:00 AM
ScottRiqui: eqtworld: ScottRiqui: eqtworld: I think there is a lightbulb in a fire station that has been lit continuously for like 105 years or something crazy like that

/mine last 7 months :/



Yep - 108 years and still burning. (new window)

Damn!

What is the secret? Was the filament made of a meteorite that was one of a kind?

* dons tinfoil hat*

I bet GE has the technology in a vault somewhere and snipers with ninja backup surrounding it!


While the bulb's long life is certainly well outside the range of "normal", I think it has more to do with the fact that it's only a four-Watt bulb, and that power is being dissipated over a filament that's much longer and thicker than the filaments in modern bulbs.

In fact, the filament is so rugged that barring any kind of physical damage, it will probably keep working as long as the bulb itself continues to hold a vacuum. Also, since it's never turned off, it never experiences the large "in-rush" current that you get when you turn on a cold bulb. That's why light bulbs usually burn out when you turn them on, rather than just spontaneously going out after they've been on for a long time.


The bulb is not very efficient in terms of lumens per watt, this is the trade off to produce such a long lasting incandescent bulb.
 
2009-03-31 08:00:38 AM
We've overcome the fear and apprehension of the original toaster I assume. Mankind often wondered what dark and mysterious item would pop-up using this new fangled device. Turns out it was simply toasted bread.

All new things are viewed with skepticism at first.

Yeah Toast!

\Here's to you Mr. Toaster inventor?
 
2009-03-31 08:15:50 AM
ProdigalSigh: Yeah toast!(p)

I love that thing.
 
2009-03-31 08:19:11 AM
"I had the toaster set on 3....medium brown."
 
2009-03-31 08:25:54 AM
In honor of the day...
farm1.static.flickr.com

Had a couple as soon as I got home. Probably do some whole wheat toast for a BLT later.
 
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