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  1. Sep 6, 2005 #1
    Cause I'm not. I'm scared of my room mate man. I saw her eating pancakes this morning, looked at her pan and man that's ****ing disgusting. The teflon is all scratched off and coming off, it's getting in her food. That stuff is close to the most toxic stuff in consumer products today, why is it still ****ing legal? I ran my finger along it, what did I feel? A soft, fuzzy sensation - sh'es eating that! :yuck: All This toxic **** we use in our daily lives now, and no one's telling us the proper way to use it, I tried telling her that it was unhealthy and she just shook her head and said "I'm not bothered" it's not a problem for her, you see she's been using that pan for years now and it hasn't hurt her since, nevermind that this is coming from a girl with an obsessive-compulsive disorder, who had cancer when she was 12 and has to take 3 kinds of pills (she's only 18 for christs sake, she was born a day before I was).

    All this **** in our lives and the fact that not only are we not being told how dangerous it, it's actually being advertised on TV (that's right! all those 'non-stick' cooking utilities being advertised. Teflon!) That's what scares me man. There's not even any real way to recycle them when they do get out of condition. And if we throw it away it pollutes the world and takes years to break down. That's what's ****ing scaring me.
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    Shut up smurf. You're ruining our plot to kill everyone whos stupid enough to buy off infomercials.
  4. Sep 6, 2005 #3
    How about this one.

    Study Finds Record High Levels of Toxic Fire Retardants in Breast Milk from American Mothers.

    Or: MTBE found in drinking water

    Or: Rocket fuel found in lake mead

    Or: Mercury found in fish

    We can't win
  5. Sep 6, 2005 #4
    I haven't seen a new teflon coated pan in forever. I see these nonstick ones but they aren't made the same way where the teflon or whatever comes off like that.
  6. Sep 6, 2005 #5
    I'm not scared of terrorism. I'm more scared of getting hit by a bus on my way to class, because it's thousands of times more likely. If you let yourself get all worked up about terrorism, the terrorists have already won.
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    I predict post #5 will be where this thread loses control of itself because smurf picks a dumb title.
  8. Sep 6, 2005 #7
    :rolleyes: Maybe it's aluminium. That's a big improvement.
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    You guys need to buy those oh so amazing kitchen utensils you see on tv. "Who doesn't have problems flipping eggs? With this overpriced piece of plastic, your incompetant ass will be able to actually flip an egg or a pancake for once".
  10. Sep 6, 2005 #9
    Personally I prefer the old cast iron ones, that are actually decent quality. Stainless steel isn't bad either.
  11. Sep 6, 2005 #10
    I hate the ones with the grooves in them. Somehow that is supposed to keep things from sticking but things always get stuck to it anyway. And they are a pain to clean.
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    Nah, that's in your deodorant and is linked to alzheimers.
    :rofl: Someone's been watching too many infomercials...Hah, your plot to take over the world backfired.

    Edit: I'm not afraid of terrorists except those in my own government.
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    At least ill smell good when i forget who my family are :rolleyes:

    And the only terrorists im scared of are democrats.
  14. Sep 7, 2005 #13
    I don't wear deodorant. It's stupid. If you smell that bad take a shower, don't put some paste on your skin that just clogs your pores. Sweating is healthy and a vital part of your body's functions.
  15. Sep 7, 2005 #14
    Is the Iron that gets in your food from the pan supplementing daily intake?
  16. Sep 7, 2005 #15
    No, I take multi-vitamins for any supplements I need.
  17. Sep 7, 2005 #16
    I don't either, and interestingly enough I have had one woman tell me I needed some deodorant, and another tell me I smelled good. Two separate instances on the same morning. I found that to be good information. Reinforces my belief in honesty.
  18. Sep 7, 2005 #17
    I will never wear deodorant for a woman, and I don't ever expect one to wear any for me. It's unnatural, there's nothing wrong with body odur. But I'm going to get so many distastefull replies for saying that, because society is so ingrained into thinking that odur is evil and you need to cover it up with whatever you can.
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    I suspect your room mate has more to complain about than you do Smurf :tongue:
    Perhaps she thinks eating teflon will coat her taste glands and so counteract odours?

    I'm not so sure Teflon is so deadly though, as wasn't G W Bush dipped in it as a baby? That's why they can never make any of the allegations against him stick. :biggrin:
  20. Sep 7, 2005 #19
    Pengwuino, remember this when you are arguing on an Internet forum: zingers aren't points. Just because you can launch ad hominems doesn't mean you've contributed anything.

    Having said that, I cannot live without my Teflon-coated pants.
  21. Sep 7, 2005 #20
    The cheap ones (the only ones poor people can afford) are sold in department stores here in Australia. They degenerate pretty easily too.

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