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(The Street)   "Creative uses for the humble corncob have come a long way from the outhouse"   (business-news.thestreet.com) divider line 47
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2012-11-26 01:59:05 PM
Two reds, one white.
 
2012-11-26 01:59:41 PM
a filler in cosmetics

I'm not sure if I should be impressed or disturbed...
 
2012-11-26 01:59:44 PM
Hemorrhoid remover?
Starfish Itcher?
Herpes Scab Remover?
biatchy Woman Tampon?
 
2012-11-26 02:00:33 PM
3.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-11-26 02:00:37 PM
i1143.photobucket.com
 
2012-11-26 02:00:44 PM
What about creative home uses for corn cobs? I ask because I eat corn oddly and end up with very clean cobs at the end.
 
2012-11-26 02:01:53 PM
modified toilet paper holders?
 
2012-11-26 02:02:37 PM
FTFA:
The first answer: Use it to replace sand for industrial blasting. The cob's woody ring is a biodegradable product that is as hard as diamonds, but unlike sand, soft enough to avoid pitting.

So it's as hard as diamonds, but softer than sand? Got it, time to stop reading.
 
2012-11-26 02:02:58 PM
Slob on my cob?
 
2012-11-26 02:03:09 PM
Urethra Massager.
 
2012-11-26 02:03:49 PM

Grapple: modified toilet paper holders?


That would be IRONIC...
 
2012-11-26 02:06:34 PM
My grandparents not only used it as alluded to in the headline, but also for cooking fuel. I don't long for the good old days....
 
2012-11-26 02:08:40 PM
you had to go there, didn't you.
 
2012-11-26 02:09:49 PM

stainedglassdoll: What about creative home uses for corn cobs? I ask because I eat corn oddly and end up with very clean cobs at the end.


go oooooooooooooon.
 
2012-11-26 02:10:27 PM
We corn cob residue as a gentler alternative to "sandblast" a portion of our structure that is made of wood. Worked fine. I do not know how that process would have worked for wiping of bottoms.
 
2012-11-26 02:11:30 PM

Milk D: stainedglassdoll: What about creative home uses for corn cobs? I ask because I eat corn oddly and end up with very clean cobs at the end.

go oooooooooooooon.


Like this: Link
 
2012-11-26 02:11:58 PM

SDRR: [i1143.photobucket.com image 600x431]


Um yea, so since the topic has been broached, how exactly did that whole deal work? Were they use once and dispose or more of a rinse and repeat type of deal? Did every member of the family have a designated stash of cobs or was it a free for all? Did mom admonish you if you busted into the fancy cobs as those were being saved for company? HOW in the hell did the whole cob thing work???

/Kinda like the three shells
 
2012-11-26 02:12:10 PM
I got to the world "corncob" in the headline and before I made it to the word "way" I was already thinking about anuses. There are things wrong with me and the internet that I fear are irreparable.
 
2012-11-26 02:14:28 PM
I haven't done any blasting with corn cob. I've used sand and dry ice, and the dry ice was nice because you could use it with a minimum of crap flying around.
 
2012-11-26 02:14:35 PM
"Creative uses for the humble corncob have come a long way from the outhouse"

Somebody, obviously, has not read Faulkner.
 
2012-11-26 02:16:03 PM
I'm guessing she might have a few ideas...

4.bp.blogspot.com 

/Grey's Anatomy
//Fifty shades of Sasha Grey
///Any more Sasha Grey puns?
 
2012-11-26 02:16:26 PM
Crawn Prawn


t0.gstatic.com
 
2012-11-26 02:17:52 PM
www.olemiss.edu
 
2012-11-26 02:19:35 PM
i48.tinypic.com
 
2012-11-26 02:25:31 PM
"When people ask what I do, it's hard to explain, 'Hey, we grind corncobs,'" said McElfresh,..."

That would actually be an awesome thing to tell people.
"I grind corncobs, baby. Slow grind, all night..."

CSB
About 20 ago, when I was just starting college on the Great Plains, I found out my local market had an extraordinary amount of bizarre soy-bean related protect that were super cheap. Form nuts to soy ink pens. To this day I will occasionally run into someone who thinks I worked for the "Nebraska Soybean Council". I only stopped when some goons from the actual Soybean Board got pissy with me for making cheap pamphlets full of flat-out lies and passing them out at my favorite bar,
Don't mess with lobbies that depend on subsidies, btw.
/CSB
 
2012-11-26 02:26:29 PM

Butthurted: SDRR: [i1143.photobucket.com image 600x431]

Um yea, so since the topic has been broached, how exactly did that whole deal work? Were they use once and dispose or more of a rinse and repeat type of deal? Did every member of the family have a designated stash of cobs or was it a free for all? Did mom admonish you if you busted into the fancy cobs as those were being saved for company? HOW in the hell did the whole cob thing work???

/Kinda like the three shells


Since you asked....my family had a small farm in the midwest and all of the corncobs were saved after the corn was shelled. They put them in an old silo to dry. Periodically, they'd take a bucketful of them into the kitchen (for cooking fuel) or to the outhouse.

It was a bit of a contrast from my other grandparents, who had not only "indoor", but also...um...staff.
 
2012-11-26 02:30:39 PM

The Martintuckian: Two reds, one white.


This.
 
2012-11-26 02:32:24 PM
They are great at rebellion against alien overlords...

www.longlivegames.com
 
2012-11-26 02:33:54 PM

Rezurok: FTFA:
The first answer: Use it to replace sand for industrial blasting. The cob's woody ring is a biodegradable product that is as hard as diamonds, but unlike sand, soft enough to avoid pitting.

So it's as hard as diamonds, but softer than sand? Got it, time to stop reading.


Is it stronger and harder than a bad girl's dream?
 
2012-11-26 02:38:43 PM

stainedglassdoll: What about creative home uses for corn cobs? I ask because I eat corn oddly and end up with very clean cobs at the end.


boing-oing-oing-oing!

stainedglassdoll: Like this: Link


ppplllllbbbttthhhh
 
2012-11-26 02:43:06 PM

The Martintuckian: Two reds, one white.


A++ Fast delivery! Would LOL again!

/If you don't get the joke, ask your great grandma.
 
2012-11-26 02:50:06 PM

The Martintuckian: Two reds, one white.


Damn, that was a very "wince-inducing" google search.
 
2012-11-26 02:55:42 PM
My grandmother made Corn Cob Jelly.
It was about the color of apple juice but sweet and vitrually without flavor.
I peeked, and yes, she did boil corn cobs to nake it.
 
2012-11-26 02:58:10 PM
They also make pretty nice pens

www.stickermetimbers.com
 
2012-11-26 03:36:47 PM
So... what you're saying is that they're more than just handy?
 
2012-11-26 03:57:14 PM
My grandma says "two reds then a white to see if you need another red".

She will be 90 this spring.
 
2012-11-26 04:01:44 PM

bbcard1: We corn cob residue as a gentler alternative to "sandblast" a portion of our structure that is made of wood. Worked fine. I do not know how that process would have worked for wiping of bottoms.


Crushed walnut shells work very well for the same purposes, and are rather more aggressive IIRC.
 
2012-11-26 04:13:55 PM

Robo Beat: bbcard1: We corn cob residue as a gentler alternative to "sandblast" a portion of our structure that is made of wood. Worked fine. I do not know how that process would have worked for wiping of bottoms.

Crushed walnut shells work very well for the same purposes, and are rather more aggressive IIRC.


Yes, but how well to they work as an alternative to sandblasting??? I'm not sure I need something that's "more aggressive".
 
2012-11-26 04:21:33 PM
Reason #682 Why Fark is such fun...

When a thread has two competing trains of thought; 1) Wiping your arse with corncobs and 2) Alternative mediums for sandblasting.
 
2012-11-26 04:52:24 PM

Robo Beat: bbcard1: We corn cob residue as a gentler alternative to "sandblast" a portion of our structure that is made of wood. Worked fine. I do not know how that process would have worked for wiping of bottoms.

Crushed walnut shells work very well for the same purposes, and are rather more aggressive IIRC.


You're not talking about the wiping of bottoms, I hope.
 
2012-11-26 05:25:19 PM
i49.photobucket.com
 
2012-11-26 06:07:17 PM
Corncob pipes are inexpensive and smoke very well. 
upload.wikimedia.org
 
2012-11-26 06:51:39 PM
Texas Aggies shove them in their anus before each football game so they are reminded that they are not allowed to sit down during the game.
 
2012-11-26 06:59:33 PM
i.imgur.com
 
2012-11-26 07:03:52 PM
Thank the Lord for the Sears catalogue.
 
2012-11-26 09:41:27 PM
Apartments?

home.kcmusa.org
 
2012-11-27 12:00:41 AM
ACI presents At Your Fingertips:Corncobs
 
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