[Sca-cooks] How do you answer such a question

Phil Troy / G. Tacitus Adamantius adamantius1 at verizon.net
Mon Feb 9 20:04:02 PST 2009

On Feb 9, 2009, at 10:11 PM, S CLEMENGER wrote:

> Spatula of Power? Oh. My. Gawd.
> --Maire, rotflmao!

Figure of speech. There is no Spatula Of Power, per se, although I do  
own an enormous maple rolling pin named Joyeuse, and my lady wife  
inherited from my late mother (more properly, liberated from her  
personal effects) a particular pair of rubber gloves which render her  
invincible in the face of all forms of grime, which we have dubbed The  
Mighty Rubber Gloves Of Power. AFAIK, they're just really old- 
fashioned, heavy-duty rubber gloves which used to be sold in every  
supermarket in the 1960's. but now have been superseded by cheaper,  
lighter, less protective versions.

I know many here favor some variant on The Wooden Spoon of Office;  
I've got a good one, but apart from being very large, very heavy, and  
hand-carved from an oak-tree boll by my brother, it confers no special  
powers I'm aware of.

A spatula just happened to be what I was holding in my hand at the  


"Most men worry about their own bellies, and other people's souls,  
when we all ought to worry about our own souls, and other people's  
			-- Rabbi Israel Salanter

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