By Cory Doctorow at 2:40 am Fri, Apr 29, 2011
Why print the recipe for two servings on one egg?
On ne fait pas d’omelette sans casser des oeufs
Really? People need a recipe for an omelette? (There’s only one way to make an omelette?)
Can’t they just watch someone they know make an omelette? Or maybe watch someone in a movie, a TV show, or a restaurant make one? God forbit that they actually learn to observe, eh? Do they think that omelettes come from factories in Philadelphia, or in China? I shudder at the thought of them realizing where eggs come from.
/make mine ‘baveuse’
You do realize this isn’t supposed to be a practical suggestion for a regularly available product, right?
Some people retain knowledge best when it’s written, not to mention that written language is incredibly versatile in how it’s stored and transmitted (Hey! I bet you could even print a recipe on an egg…)
I knew I wouldn’t be able to follow the recipe after I cracked the egg, so I had to photocopy my egg first.
I knew I wouldn’t be able to follow the recipe after I cracked the egg
Same as an aircraft which Michael Collins mentions in his book Carrying The Fire. The ejection procedure is written on the canopy and the first step is “Eject Canopy”.
“Step 2. Troubleshooting why the canopy didn’t eject.”
Somewhat related, and from real life.
Microwave popcorn. #1 was Remove Plastic, #2 was Unfold Bag
The thing is, the instructions were printed inside the folded section, so the instructions weren’t visible until after you’d already done them.
If you want to make an omelet, you’ve got to not break a few eggs.
You’ve got to taste the eggs you’re not eating…
The other 11 eggs in the dozen are printed with the safety warnings in eight languages.
Can anyone tell me what comes first- the chicken or the omelette?
That would be fun to own.
“I came first.”
“Help, let me out of here!”
To make the omelet I have to crack the egg with the recipe. But if I crack the egg I lose the recipe but then I can make the omelet. *head spins*
To make the omelet I have to crack the egg with the recipe. But if I crack the egg I lose the recipe but then I can make the omelet.
Simple- it’s SchrÃ¶dinger’s omelet!
Wasn’t that recipe supposed to be titled “Last Will and Testament”? :-)
I think that in the future, BB should refrain from this whole “empedoclean snacks” meme.
I like that font. What is that font?
An omelet requires a recipe? That’s a lot like needing a recipe for ‘scrambled eggs’.
It look like its been drawn on with a pen
On the well-founded suspicion that no one got the joke: ‘baveuse’ means runny/not-quite-firm.
It also means lippy.
/and I also really suspect that there are lots of people who think omelettes are manufactured in large factories. Y’know, the same places where they manufacture Sliced Apples. (These folks use Apply computers and subscribe, but don’t read, to Make.)
//oh, and get off my lawn!
The writing on the egg is done with a pen in a font from a group of fonts called HERSHEY. It is made to be used by a plotter which is a printer that makes marks with a pen. This plotter draws on spherical objects. See http://www.johndeckert.com/artist/eggbot.html for other examples. And also, http://www.evilmadscientist.com/article.php/eastereggs
Much more helpful when they try that with a chicken
A better link for info on this usage of the Hershey fonts: http://www.evilmadscientist.com/article.php/hershey
Just use a different egg. Duh.
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