Microwave popcorn is disgusting, well, except for Newman's Own.
Microwave popcorn is shit.
Oh yeah, and someone left their car keys in the men's room. You may claim them at the front desk
There's nothing worse than when a coworker makes microwave popcorn. Yech. The office smells like stale butter for the rest of the day. Makes me want to take a shower.
This is a great time to point out that someone is leaving their dirty dishes in the sink in the kitchen. This is a place of work people and your mother doesn't live here so please clean up your own messes!
Microwave popcorn is 10 times worse than clipping your nails at your desk. FYI
I heard it was Nick Licata who has been eating all of that microwave popcorn.
this is our government in action.
And would whomever takes the last cup of coffee, PLEASE make a fresh pot?
Oh, and leaving two table spoons full of coffee in the bottom of the carafe to burn and get all crunchy doesn't count as "there's still some left in the pot", either.
“listen to the pop, to know when to stop.”
Sounds like a euphemism for something. Not sure what though.
Oh, and by the way, that shit is toxic. Really. The artificial butter is toxic and killing workers in the factories making those tasty little smoke bombs. I think California is seriously looking at the hazards...
Microwave popcorn is evil. That's not "stale butter" you're smelling; it's poisonous chemicals that have nothing to do with lovely old butter. Microwave popcorn gives me an instant migraine headache, and whenever someone breaks the rules and makes it here, I get up and walk out of the building. I can't believe they haven't banned it there a long time ago.
I thought that microwave popcorn was only allowed at home - like smoking cigarettes.
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Microwave popcorn is part of the agriculture-military-industrial complex shoving cheap corn down our throats in every processed food imaginable. This is why Jones Soda (sweetened by sugar, not corn syrup) is a threat to Starbucks and the rest of the agribusiness establishment.
Popcorn makes you fat
"I can't believe they haven't banned it there a long time ago."
Fer Chrissakes Fnarf, who allowed them to have microwaves and on whose dime were they purchased? Let's get to the root of the
Hahaha...sounds to me like someone's figured out a way to get a free break for 20 minutes or so on sunny afternoons! Brilliant!
...off to burn some microwave popcorn...
20 minutes my ass. I go home and lie down with a cold washcloth. I have the support of my boss on this as well. It's a fucking health issue.
Oh, and like Jones Soda isn't a corporation, and doesn't get their sugar from agribusiness. Uh-huh.
there is nothing more disgusting than coming in and the whole office smells of pop corn and that butter that smells like warm paraguayan parrot turds.
Yeah, right, Fnarf, Jones Soda is just as big as corn syrupy Coke and Pepsi. Get real. Agribusiness doesn't like sugar because it means more work to sell their corn extract products.
Speaking of corn, what is it about microwave popcorn that causes the headaches? I know that diacetyl, which provides the butter flavoring, is blamed by some for damaging the lungs of popcorn industry workers. Wilkipedia says that the PFOA - pentadecafluorooctanoic acid, which is used to make Telfon, is also used in microwave popcorn bags, which migrate into the popcorn oil under the microwave process.
thanks everyone! my love for microwave popcorn has just left me. Teflon? Diacetyl? And here i thought it was just some corn in a paper bag.
Who said anything about "as big as"? You suggested that Jones is some kind of a threat to Starbucks (huh?) and "agribusiness", but they ARE an agribusiness. And so is Big Sugar. Is evil supposed to be directly proportional to size? The reason Coke and Pepsi use HFCS is because it's cheaper; the reason Jones uses sugar is because it's a way to stand out in the market. A market they are competing in with Coke and Pepsi.
But then, I suppose you'll stop drinking Jones when they get big beyond a certain threshold -- because we gain moral value by consuming some corporate products but not others. Right? Or is Jones simply cooler because the CEO shaves his head?
It's easy to throw around words like "agribusiness" but hard to know what you're talking about.
No 14 (ECB) - Thanks, pretty funny.
If all it takes to bring City Hall to a halt is the scent of burned popcorn, then what does that say about the City of Seattle?
OK, after the EIGHTH building evactuation they issue the edict "if this problem continues..."?!
Actually, I don't think it's that hard to know what "Agribusiness" means if you've done any reading of Fast Food Nation, Omnivore's Dilemma, What to Eat, etc. But that would mean having some knowledge about it before shooting your mouth off.
Well, at least we know now what they have been doing at City Hall. I was worried it would be worse.
Every experience I've had with microwave popcorn meant waking up with my face on the stale bag.
It's not just City Hall; it's the whole damn City of Seattle.
Oh, and #14 was freakin' hilarious. I have now bookmarked that site.
"There's nothing worse than when a coworker makes microwave popcorn. Yech. The office smells like stale butter for the rest of the day. Makes me want to take a shower."
Obviously you don't have any Southeast Asian co-workers.
Microwaved fish sauce is the nastiest thing EVER!
If anything should be outlawed it should be this chemical warfare.
This calls for a Microwave Popcorn Licensing Ordinance.
Not for the majority of City employees, who microwave microwave-popcorn properly; but only for those few irresponsible ones who bring the City to grief.
Sugar, yummmm! FWIW, Jones' Soda got bumped from Starbucks, true, but beat out Pepsi to take over, starting this season, as the official soda at Qwest Field.
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