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Old 07-16-2006, 09:17 PM   #11
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Oh, keep the stories coming! I am !!! Wish I had something to offer to this subject but I can't think of anything as funny as the flaming ducks or as gross as the spurting blood!
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Old 07-17-2006, 09:40 AM   #12
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I don't know if this was odd per say, but a few years ago I had some friends over to enjoy our pool on a 90+ degree day. A buddy of mine made margaritas and he made then STRONG. After one drink we were all completely drunk.

Well it came time for me to start cooking on the grill. I turned it on and waited for it to preheat. 20 minutes later I went to put the food on and had to call my wife over (she was pregnant so she had not been drinking) to tell me if the grill was hot yet. Turns out it wasn't even on

She will never let me live that one down.
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Old 07-17-2006, 10:00 AM   #13
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GB:

My grill has malfunctioned that way too.
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Old 07-17-2006, 10:04 AM   #14
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I am glad I am not the only one Andy. I blame it on the fact that it was so hot outside that when I held my hand over the grates it really did feel like it was on
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Old 07-17-2006, 10:08 AM   #15
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Wow!.. You should pobably keep the rest of the story to yourself!
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Old 07-17-2006, 10:10 AM   #16
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The problem is I don't remember the rest of the story. I didn't even remember the grill thing till DW told me
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Old 07-17-2006, 10:24 AM   #17
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I hardly know where to begin. My family has always called me "Lucy" after Lucille Ball, and some of my kitchen faux pauxs could have been good material for her show.

The Pizza that Ate the Kitchen:
We had friends over, and I was making a pizza from scratch, which I often did back then. But when I checked my yeast, it was out-dated. I figured it probably still had some life left in it, but to be on the safe side, I used 2 packets instead of one.
I got the pizza in the oven with all the toppings on it, and we sat around drinking a few beers. When I opened the oven to check the pizza, the durned thing was a good 8 inches tall! I stabbed it with a fork in several places, it sank down some, and I figured it would be all right.
But when I opened the oven to check on it again, it was even taller than before. My husband and guests, who were sitting at the counter, were getting a big charge out of the situation. My husband decided I needed some help, so he got the pizza out of oven and started slapping it with a spatula.
We were all about 3 sheets to the wind by that time, and laughing so hard we were in tears.
We didn't go hungry...we ended eating the toppings off the pizza with our beer. And you know how beer is...there's a pork chop in every can.
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Old 07-17-2006, 10:25 AM   #18
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Don't know if this counts, but here goes....

A couple years ago, our kitchen was prepping a big Luau-type party for the members at the country club. We even went so far as to get a few whole suckling pigs, cleaned, that we were going to roast. My then-sous-chef had even taken a few pictures with her camera of the little piggies before they were cooked.

Apparently, a week or so after the party, she got an email from someone in PETA, trying to convert my co-worker over to the dark side. The email contained images of animals going through the "disassembly process" at a slaughterhouse, and urged my co-worker to not buy any animal products or by-products.

My co-worker then replied to that email, stating that she loved meat, would never dream of giving up eating meat, and enclosed the picture of the little piggie, ready to be roasted.

She never heard back from them.
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Old 07-17-2006, 11:22 AM   #19
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I'm going to have to think on this one....these stories are the best I've seen in ages! Keep the giggles coming!

PS - Qsis-----fantastic site!
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