Mar 5, 2010

Landfill Prizewinners Announced

In January, we urged everyone to nominate their favorite useless junk for the 2010 Landfill Prize. Well, the results are in and the junk is staggering! Friend of La Muse, Philip Evans, nominated the Operatic Pasta Timer, which came in #8:

"So, you want to cook pasta, you have no sense of time – or even a kitchen timer – and you've never learnt how to tell if your pasta's al dente (ie throw it at a wall and see if it sticks). You may be the one person on earth who needs the Al Dente Operatic Pasta Timer. It's a pasta timer in the shape of a little man, which has an inbuilt water-activated timer. When the water has been boiling long enough, the timer sings with an electronic computer voice. It sings opera. After 7 minutes, it sings The Triumphal March from Aida; after 9 minutes, The Chorus of Hebrew Slaves, from Nabucco, and after 11 minutes La Donna e Movile from Rigoletto. Here at Landfill Towers, we like fresh pasta that cooks in three minutes. Guess it would be soggy."
Check out the rest of the, er, winners over here.

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