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February 1, 2008 12:25 PM   Subscribe

Cutlery pen caps l Top 10 Picks of the Dining in 2015 competition.

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posted by nickyskye (10 comments total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
The "Exhaust Burger" reminds me of an article from a MAD comic way back in the day. The premise was that you could grill/smoke your meat over the engine, while keeping salad fresh in your hubcap. There was a picture of this guy grinning stupidly as he dished salad out of the hubcap.
posted by nzero at 12:42 PM on February 1, 2008

Also, I want some of those herb terrariums. :(
posted by nzero at 12:48 PM on February 1, 2008

Wait, so sometime between now and 2015 we'll all start using pens and... and, I suppose, pencils and whatnot to convey thoughts by writing them on paper again? Huh.

That cutting board bowl is pretty awesome.
posted by gurple at 12:49 PM on February 1, 2008

Have to disagree with gurple about the cutting board bowl. Unless the flat part in the middle is huge, it's just not big enough to work on. And, if it is big enough to function as a useful cutting board, the bowl would be too big. However, I do enjoy saying "gurple" outloud.
posted by qldaddy at 1:24 PM on February 1, 2008

I can't think of a scenario where cutlery would ever need to be that portable, except, possibly, if the BMI ban goes through, the 30+ crowd might need it for easier access to take-out?
posted by necessitas at 1:25 PM on February 1, 2008

This vinyl is rotted within 60 days.
posted by kuujjuarapik at 1:28 PM on February 1, 2008

There's many a time a fork pen cap would have been a big help to me--I always bring lunch to work but often forget the cutlery!
posted by hurdy gurdy girl at 1:43 PM on February 1, 2008

For some of us, cooking on your engine block is old news.
posted by ahimsakid at 2:37 PM on February 1, 2008 [2 favorites]

I don't think the idea of using a pen as a piece of cutlery is all that revolutionary; I mean, how many times have you been in a meeting where food was provided and had someone reach for the last slice of pizza; the one that you wanted.

You take your pen and slam it into their hand to establish that, no, they are not, in fact, going to be eating your pizza today.

Sure, you would have used a knife if it was nearby, but you improvised.

I suppose the fork topped pen cap might give you better penetration though.
posted by quin at 2:49 PM on February 1, 2008

^nzero - I remember that MAD article. Related: Dashboard Chocolate Chip Cookies
posted by not_on_display at 8:06 PM on February 3, 2008

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