Dry your geckos perfectly, every time!

January 24, 2011

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Blog Guy, I know you’re a serious foodie, and I have a kitchen appliance question.

Sure. Williams-Sonoma, about $200.00.

Excuse me? I didn’t even ask the question yet.

INDONESIAIt doesn’t matter. Just go to their Website and you’ll find an expensive electrical appliance for every job you have in the kitchen.

I don’t care if it’s their Deluxe Slow Cooker for $279.95, the Belgian Waffle Maker for $199.95 or the Smart Grill and Griddle, 299.95.

Now, what’s your specific need?

How can I dry my coconuts for cooking?

They probably make an Electric Home Coconut Dryer, I’m guessing maybe $269.95.

PAKISTAN/Gosh, that sounds a bit steep. Can I also use that to dry my geckos?

Are you insane? No, you’ll need the Electric Home Gecko Dryer, $249.95.

Look, I can’t afford all that. Excuse me, I have to get back to drying my fresh batch of dung cakes now.

Dung cakes? Why dry them the old-fashioned way when there’s an Electric Dung Cake Dryer for just 199.95?

Really? That’s very tempting. Let me dry off my hands and make a note.

Stop! Throw away that towel and order the Electric Super Hand Dryer, $229.95…

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Top: A worker dries coconuts on a roadside at the coastal region of Chellanam, India, January 7, 2011. REUTERS/Sivaram V

Left: Dead geckos as seen before a drying process at Siwalan Tegal village in Probolinggo, Indonesia, December 17, 2009. REUTERS/Sigit Pamungkas

Right: A woman makes dung cakes on the outskirts of Lahore, Pakistan, January 19, 2011. The cakes are dried and used as fuel or in building mud houses. REUTERS/Mohsin Raza

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You know… I shouldnt have read this while having lunch…
Fortunately, I have a strong stomach….
And Lakeland here is quite comparable to Williams Sonoma..
49.95 for a Tangerine dish???? You are having a giraffe!!!

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive

For some odd reason when I look at that first picture, I keep thinking of the movie Monty Python and the Holy Grail.
Clip clop, clip clop, clip clop.

Posted by Nosmo_King | Report as abusive

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@Nosmo: LOL!

The geckos should have had Gieco and driven out of town.

@Shra: Are you wondering what the Poo-Patty houses smell like in the rain, too?

Posted by Onedoor | Report as abusive

I thought that, too, Nosmo. There are enough for a crusade!

The third pic also reminds me of “The Holy Grail”:

First Peasant: Must be a king.
Second Peasant: Why?
First Peasant: He doesn’t have s**t all over him.


Peasant: Oh, there’s nice lovely filth over here!

Posted by DoctorDoll | Report as abusive

@Nosmo, what is the average airspeed velocity of an unladen swallow?

Hmmm…the people drying the geckos must have their policies with a competing insurance company.

Posted by iflydaplanes | Report as abusive

I thought you might want to see this, BG… looks like Lamar lost it! http://www.freep.com/article/20110124/NE WS05/101240382/1007/news05/4-officers-sh ot-gunman-dead-in-horrifying-attack

Posted by Db8r | Report as abusive

Thanks, but I believe that’s a different Lamar.

Posted by rcbasler | Report as abusive

I believe Williams-Sonoma makes a dung patty maker for under $200. Dung patties are delicious served with gecko pate, also available at W-S in the gourmet food section for $115.95.

Posted by slick9 | Report as abusive

Dung patties and gecko pate, huh? That’s the sound of this blog hitting rock bottom…

Posted by rcbasler | Report as abusive

Actually, Spin, their new catalog offers a Home Electric Haiku-Writer, $289.95….

Posted by rcbasler | Report as abusive

Spin, you paid $189.95 for the blog-reading stand? That’s ironic. I paid only $149.95 for their appliance that WRITES blogs! Then again, maybe I should have gone for the more expensive model.

Posted by rcbasler | Report as abusive

Is William Sonoma diversifying into non-kitchen gadgets?
Can I get an Instant-Taser-Recharger?

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive

Basler, did W-S give you a discount on your blog-writer in return for a blog mention? 😉

Posted by Malteser | Report as abusive

No. Their gecko dryers are selling just fine without my help.

Posted by rcbasler | Report as abusive

Bottom? No… I’m pretty sure that this site has only begun to probe the depths.

Posted by ARJTurgot2 | Report as abusive

Dried coconuts=food; dried dung=burning and building, but one does one do with dried gecko?

Posted by CrowGirl | Report as abusive

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