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Gustaf and Stefan discuss the merits of steam ironing
Why do you hate ironing so much
Gustaf?- Because its so boring, and
besides, its not the sort of work that a
man with an engineers hands should
Thats sexist nonsense - I love ironing
you should get yourself a Traction Iron
me, and start enjoying yourself
eyes widened with delight as
Stefan raised the Traction Iron from its
special heat resistant box, running his
hand over its polished wooden handle.
It only takes about ten minutes to fire
the boiler and get a head of steam. Just
after Stefan completed some final
adjustments, the traction engine
spluttered confidently into life, its fly
wheel spinning rapidly as the twin
emitted a pleasant rattle, not unlike a
Notice how the divided rollers avoid
crunching the buttons.... and if you are
really lazy you can even operate it with
this remote, though I prefer the Hands
With dexterous efficiency, Stefan
manoeuvred the heavy little engine over
the crumpled shirt, its heated rollers
easily smoothing out every crease and
Can I have a go now? exclaimed Gustaf,
with unconcealed delight This is starting
to look like mans work after all.
needs a minor adjustment [xenzag, Jul 15 2006, last modified Jul 10 2012]
||haha! this idea has far reaching potential.. imagine the masculinisation of all domestic appliances, 2-stroke radio controlled racing vacuum cleaners, turbo charged washing machines etc
||(+) Tank version for military cadets?
||This is fantastic! Girls, pay attention; its the only way you are ever going to get your guys to actually want to iron the clothes.
||As a guy, I must say, I've always been unhapply with the idea of combining water, heat, and electricity into a handheld device just to have nice looking clothes.
||This device probably won't work any better than other irons, but at least you've managed to remove the risk of electrical shock from the equation.
||//As a guy, I must say, I've always been unhapply with the idea of combining water, heat, and electricity into a handheld device just to have nice looking clothes// me too, as a woman.
||i actually use irons to melt plastic
shopping bags together to make kites and
things. they work pretty well in that
regard, but i wouldn't want to use them for
||I've never ironed anything really, but I can see how that might change.
||the illustration makes it, nice one xen. [+]