My drama for the weekend

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    Mar 01, 2010 5:06 AM GMT
    My roommate was frying french fries yesterday night, and the oil caught on fire. No serious damage occurred (the fire scorched the cabinets above, but nothing major), but we did need to call 911 and have the fire department over to extinguish it. The amount of smoke was ridiculous.

    The whole apartment has a fine layer of soot over everything. You can’t see it except on white objects, but if you touch something your hands get black soot all over them.
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    Mar 01, 2010 2:34 PM GMT

    Holy singed shorthairs, Satyricon!! Are you OK?

    Will you have to move while clean-up happens?


    Doug
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    Mar 01, 2010 2:46 PM GMT
    You krazy New York kids with your frying!

    Always with the hijinks!

    * tousles Satyr's hair *
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    Mar 01, 2010 2:49 PM GMT
    You kids these days..always getting yourself into some riffraff or another.
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    Mar 01, 2010 2:50 PM GMT
    You're both grounded.
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    Mar 01, 2010 2:52 PM GMT
    when I was at my college dorm near san francisco. i heated pop tarts for 2 minutes in my microwave and when I opened it a big chunk of smoke came out! it filled the room and into the hall way. it had a weird smell too. i got yelled at by my R.A haha.. I didn't know it was that bad
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    Mar 01, 2010 3:10 PM GMT
    iguanaSF saidYou krazy New York kids with your frying!

    Always with the hijinks!

    * tousles Satyr's hair *


    *sighs wistfully remembering fondly the days when I had hair to be tousled*


    -Doug
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    Mar 01, 2010 3:35 PM GMT
    islandmscle saidwhen I was at my college dorm near san francisco. i heated pop tarts for 2 minutes in my microwave and when I opened it a big chunk of smoke came out! it filled the room and into the hall way. it had a weird smell too. i got yelled at by my R.A haha.. I didn't know it was that bad


    I'm not sure what the package said when YOU were in college, but now they advise to use a microwave for only 3 SECONDS
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    Mar 01, 2010 3:52 PM GMT
    Anon_1990 said
    islandmscle saidwhen I was at my college dorm near san francisco. i heated pop tarts for 2 minutes in my microwave and when I opened it a big chunk of smoke came out! it filled the room and into the hall way. it had a weird smell too. i got yelled at by my R.A haha.. I didn't know it was that bad


    I'm not sure what the package said when YOU were in college, but now they advise to use a microwave for only 3 SECONDS


    oh REALLY now? well I GUESS I didnt NOTICE it at the TIME.
    I have been USING the MICROWAVE to heat IT. and I do it for 25 SECONDS
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    Mar 01, 2010 5:07 PM GMT
    - Every kitchen should have its own hand-held fire extinguisher. In some locales it's even a legal requirement in apartments. And by US law all RV makers must provide them, like my own campers have had.

    - They're usually rated as Class B (combustible liquids, like kitchen cooking oil, and other common combustible materials), and Class C, which means a non-conductive chemical safe on electrical fires.

    - Carbon dioxide can be used on B and C fires, but is less effective against type A (wood and other combustibles). This is the kind that produces instant white frost on surfaces, and doesn't leave a residue.

    - Some dry chemical is good on all 3 fire types (ABC), making it suitable in a kitchen, but will leave residue behind. Other chemicals are rated for BC fires.

    - The older water style extinguishers are almost obsolete now, and only suitable for Class A fires. And can be hazardous to use on B and C fires.

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    Mar 01, 2010 5:10 PM GMT
    Dude, anytime you mention something about things catching fire and that you call 911, you have to tell us about the firefighters. Otherwise, what's the point of the story?

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    Mar 01, 2010 6:09 PM GMT
    Sedative saidYou're both grounded.


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    Mar 02, 2010 12:22 AM GMT
    meninlove: “Holy singed shorthairs, Satyricon!! Are you OK?

    Will you have to move while clean-up happens?”


    Yep, I’m ok, and no vacancy is necessary. Even the kitchen is largely ok now. We had to air out the apartment afterwards (it was smoky and stinky), so while that happened I wound up going out for the night… although it was so late by that point (I think around 1am or so) that by the time I made it into Manhattan (2:30?) I went to the Cock rather than checking out the newly gay Club 57’s Saturday night party.

    The benefit is that the Cock is Satyricon-friendly: there’s no pressure to talk or drink because it’s so dark, crowded, and loud nobody can really see you. The tradeoff, though, is that it’s really sleazy, although perhaps Fellini would have been proud.

    coolarmydude: “Dude, anytime you mention something about things catching fire and that you call 911, you have to tell us about the firefighters. Otherwise, what's the point of the story”

    You know, I didn’t really get to see them. Outside our apartment door, we had been storing our shoes out in the hallway, and one of the firemen told me, “Here’s what’s going to happen. Everything from here” (by our door) “to there” (by the ladder up to the roof) “is going to go in there” (the bathroom right inside the apartment entrance). That quote’s verbatim! So while they were here I was the busy little slave boy moving my roommate’s shoes (I only had a couple pairs). We’re actually supposed to maintain a clear access to the roof, so now my roommate bought a shoe holder so we won’t impede access.

    My roommate tells me that one of the firemen was cute, but I missed him while I was moving shoes. So, yes…

    Sedative: “You’re both grounded.”

    is probably appropriate. Although my roommate’s going to buy a fire extinguisher like Red_Vespa’s suggested.
  • coolarmydude

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    Mar 02, 2010 12:30 AM GMT
    Ummm, exaggerations go a loooooooooooonnnng way. Pics pulled from the web work as well. Try some creative licensing.

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    Mar 02, 2010 1:02 AM GMT
    Well, I'm glad your ok. Now keep that roomie of yours away from the fryer!