Embedded Systems Conference
Breaking News
Comments
Newest First | Oldest First | Threaded View
Page 1 / 16   >   >>
Max The Magnificent
User Rank
Author
Re: MY Mum...
Max The Magnificent   9/24/2014 1:24:42 PM
NO RATINGS
@SuperSkeptic: Unfortunately, she often omitted one critical element: turning the burner OFF before the water all boiled away!

Many years ago, I had just started dating someone in England. She had two young daughters who were 7 and 9 at the time. One day I was invited round to supper -- the youngest daughter stuck her head thriough the door and said "we're going to play with the kids next door" -- her mom replied "how will you know when your supper's ready?" and the kid immediately responded "we'll smell it burning" LOL

SuperSkeptic
User Rank
Author
MY Mum...
SuperSkeptic   9/24/2014 1:19:16 PM
NO RATINGS
...was "barbecuing" vegetables long before the current trend.  She used to put them in a saucepan, add some water, and turn on the burner.  This worked particularly well with cruciferous veggies like Brussels sprouts, cauliflower, broccoli, etc.  Unfortunately, she often omitted one critical element: turning the burner OFF before the water all boiled away!  Being a frugal household, we were expected to consume them regardless.... all the while "enjoying" the aroma concentrated in our small eat-in kitchen.

mhrackin
User Rank
Author
Tied at the top!!!!
mhrackin   9/19/2014 11:25:01 AM
NO RATINGS
Or were, until this post gets counted.....

mhrackin
User Rank
Author
Re: Just a few more...
mhrackin   9/19/2014 10:21:52 AM
NO RATINGS
I do believe that i copied it from Amazon... so....

Max The Magnificent
User Rank
Author
Re: Just a few more...
Max The Magnificent   9/19/2014 10:19:04 AM
NO RATINGS
@mhrackin: See the resemblance???

I don't know why, but that little figurine makes me happy -- I want one for my desk (it could hang out with my "Big Bang Theory" bobble heads :-)

mhrackin
User Rank
Author
Re: Just a few more...
mhrackin   9/19/2014 9:37:09 AM
NO RATINGS
See the resemblance???

 

Image result for brussels sprouts

mhrackin
User Rank
Author
Re: Just a few more...
mhrackin   9/18/2014 2:50:51 PM
NO RATINGS
@max: "...Little Green Sprout":

Well, that sounds like a perfect description of the typical Brussels one.... IIRC, his head bore a strong resemblence to one!

Max The Magnificent
User Rank
Author
Re: Just a few more...
Max The Magnificent   9/18/2014 2:48:09 PM
NO RATINGS
@mhrackin: ...wasn't the Jolly Green Giant's sidekick a little "kid" vegetable named "Sprout"?

I think his full name was "Little Green Sprout"

mhrackin
User Rank
Author
Re: Just a few more...
mhrackin   9/18/2014 2:42:39 PM
NO RATINGS
Re The Sprout: wasn't the Jolly Green Giant's sidekick a little "kid" vegetable named "Sprout"?  Nobody brought that up on the Sprout blog IIRC!

Max The Magnificent
User Rank
Author
Re: Just a few more...
Max The Magnificent   9/18/2014 1:54:39 PM
NO RATINGS
@mhrackin: It may be time to start resuscitating the Mighty Sprout as well.

All Hail The Mighty Sprout!

Page 1 / 16   >   >>


Top Comments of the Week
Like Us on Facebook

Datasheets.com Parts Search

185 million searchable parts
(please enter a part number or hit search to begin)
EE Life
Frankenstein's Fix, Teardowns, Sideshows, Design Contests, Reader Content & More
Max Maxfield

March 28 is Arduino Day -- Break Out the Party Hats!
Max Maxfield
6 comments
Well, here's a bit of a conundrum. I just received an email from my chum David Ashton who hails from the "Unfinished Continent" Down Under. David's message was short and sweet; all he said ...

Bernard Cole

A Book For All Reasons
Bernard Cole
1 Comment
Robert Oshana's recent book "Software Engineering for Embedded Systems (Newnes/Elsevier)," written and edited with Mark Kraeling, is a 'book for all reasons.' At almost 1,200 pages, it ...

Martin Rowe

Leonard Nimoy, We'll Miss you
Martin Rowe
5 comments
Like many of you, I was saddened to hear the news of Leonard Nimoy's death. His Star Trek character Mr. Spock was an inspiration to many of us who entered technical fields.

Rich Quinnell

Making the Grade in Industrial Design
Rich Quinnell
16 comments
As every developer knows, there are the paper specifications for a product design, and then there are the real requirements. The paper specs are dry, bland, and rigidly numeric, making ...

Special Video Section
After a four-year absence, Infineon returns to Mobile World ...
A laptop’s 65-watt adapter can be made 6 times smaller and ...
An industry network should have device and data security at ...
The LTC2975 is a four-channel PMBus Power System Manager ...
In this video, a new high speed CMOS output comparator ...
The LT8640 is a 42V, 5A synchronous step-down regulator ...
The LTC2000 high-speed DAC has low noise and excellent ...
How do you protect the load and ensure output continues to ...
General-purpose DACs have applications in instrumentation, ...
Linear Technology demonstrates its latest measurement ...
10:29
Demos from Maxim Integrated at Electronica 2014 show ...
Bosch CEO Stefan Finkbeiner shows off latest combo and ...
STMicroelectronics demoed this simple gesture control ...
Keysight shows you what signals lurk in real-time at 510MHz ...
TE Connectivity's clear-plastic, full-size model car shows ...
Why culture makes Linear Tech a winner.
Recently formed Architects of Modern Power consortium ...
Specially modified Corvette C7 Stingray responds to ex Indy ...
Avago’s ACPL-K30T is the first solid-state driver qualified ...
NXP launches its line of multi-gate, multifunction, ...
Radio
LATEST ARCHIVED BROADCAST
EE Times Senior Technical Editor Martin Rowe will interview EMC engineer Kenneth Wyatt.
Flash Poll