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happy toaster

Like a hot knife through butter.
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ok this is a simple ideas but a goody, whats say we wack a little slot to hold a butter knife on the side of a toaster. so when our hot little crumpet is ready so too is our laser like implement of rock butter slicing.

Caution: don't try this at home those big slots and knives don't mix!

taution, Jun 26 2001

Talkie Toaster's Red Dwarf Page http://www.geocitie.../Area51/Vault/1121/
As refered to by [RobertKidney]. [Aristotle, Jun 26 2001]

Butter in a metal tube http://www.halfbake..._20a_20metal_20tube
Probably common in the 1900s [hello_c, Jun 26 2001]

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       Well why not? If you keep your non-whipped real dairy butter in the fridge then a hot knife would indeed be handy for cutting of said butter.
Dog Ed, Jun 26 2001
  

       You'd have to keep the handle cool somehow.   

       Alternatively, include a little reservoir for the butter itself. When the toast pops up, the toaster automatically squirts the now-molten butter on.
egnor, Jun 26 2001
  

       Come on - how does this match the title? I was highly disapointed when it turned out that you hadn't re-invented red dwarfs talky the toaster.   

       Actualy this isnt a bad idea...
RobertKidney, Jun 26 2001
  

       Actually this doesn't work - as someone who often has tried to put butter into my jacket potato after having just cut the said potato with the same knife. Sure. it cuts through the butter - but you try keeping that knob of butter on the knife between the butter pat and the potato - it's the slippier than a fish in a teflon wetsuit.
goff, Jun 26 2001
  

       My fish is so slippery on his own that I've never been able to get the teflon wetsuit on him. He prefers leather, anyway.
beauxeault, Jun 26 2001
  

       You can hold the butter above the hot food, while carving off slices with the hot knife. Of course, you can't do this politely. OF course, when I'm serving food to be buttered to people who care, I cut little pats of butter beforehand, and the hot knife is good for that.
hello_c, Jun 27 2001
  

       Any similarity to talkie the toaster is purely coincedental although I have been pushing the idea for years in the desperate hope someone would rescue me from my hard yellow hell!
taution, Jul 03 2001
  

       I echo all the comments re the title.   

       I was going to say baked, because I got this really cool bright yellow toaster with one red end and one green end, that's practically the definition of a "Happy Toaster". I tried to write a story about it, but it ended up all like a cross between Milton's Paradise Lost and Stuart David's Nalda Said, i.e. not happy, only with significantly less trees. And the demons were stupider. But I digress. Use margarine. As long as you don't pronounce it with a hard 'G'.
pottedstu, Sep 21 2001
  

       I CAN believe it's not butter...
StarChaser, Sep 23 2001
  

       beau, don't polish yer fish so much, and you won't have that prob.
RayfordSteele, Feb 04 2002
  

       I could see this being popular with stoners - hotknives *and* snacks.
calum, Feb 06 2002
  

       Butter in a squeeze-bottle? For some reason this strikes me as being distinctly sinister and unnatural.
salachair, Feb 06 2002
  

       An AI Koan, from The Jargon File:   

       "A disciple of another sect once came to Drescher as he was eating his morning meal.   

       'I would like to give you this personality test', said the outsider, 'because I want you to be happy.'   

       Drescher took the paper that was offered him and put it into the toaster, saying: 'I wish the toaster to be happy, too'."
bristolz, Apr 30 2002
  
      
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