Atlas Shrugged: The Mocking

Friday, December 9, 2011

Add It To The List

Because I am a helpful sort of person, I wish to recommend this kitchen appliance to Mrs. Megan McArdle. It will be perfect for her cosy little nest.


It costs two thousand pounds so McArdle can once again buy her appliances abroad and amaze her neighbors by being the only one on the block with a coffee maker covered with Swarovski crystals.

15 comments:

Emily said...

The fact that it costs pounds instead of dollars is surely a plus for McArdle.

Susan of Texas said...

Because you can work it in oh-so-casually in your conversations.

Anonymous said...

Ahem ... that's neighbours, you philistine.

spencer

Substance McGravitas said...

There has to be some machine somewhere that only makes white sauce.

Anonymous said...

Swarovski Crystals? What is she, a poseur? Shouldn't they be real diamonds?

aimai

Susan of Texas said...

By the way, whatever happened to the sous vide that we heard so much about? It makes me wonder if the Vitavitavegamix will be stuck in a cupboard next year, replaced by the next new thing.

Anonymous said...

Yes. SATSQ. This year's thermomomomomomixelator will join the souvidaloca and the merely utilitarian teaspoons under the jammed counters. Whatever happened to the jerk who posted here occasionally who was obsessed with Nathan Myhrvold? He probably has a souviderator.

aimai

skippy said...

john cole has the best response to mcmegan's list...

Susan of Texas said...

Heh, that's great.

antonello said...

McArdle's a sort of appliance herself, is she not? Her column could use a suitable byline:

Megan McArdle, Gravy Boat;

Megan McArdle, Salt Pig;

Megan McArdle, Crock Pot Slow Cooker;

Megan McArdle, Froth au Lait;

Megan McArdle, Cuisinart Waffle Iron;

and, of course: Megan McArdle, Thermomix.

I don't quite see her as a Lemon Zester. Her notions are certainly lemons, but with precious little zest. And nix on the Figural Chicken Measuring Spoon; rather confounding.

"I am not a neat cook," McArdle informs us. And not a neat writer, either. Her mother's and grandmother's cooking style - "throwing up random handfuls of flour into the air" appears to be McArdle's modus operandi as a columnist.

KWillow said...

If you want to indulge your snobbishness when giving gifts, check out this wonderful site dedicated to Olden Days English Food:

http://www.historicfood.com/moulds.htm

I'd love to have all the moulds...

atat said...

" Whatever happened to the jerk who posted here occasionally who was obsessed with Nathan Myhrvold?"

Let's just be thankful he's gone. I think he may have been shamed by that whole episode. It wasn't that he was obsessed with Myhrvold; it was that he pretended to have read his book without realizing that it hadn't even been released yet.

pseudonymous in nc said...

McArdle's a sort of appliance herself, is she not?

The Megomix: it can't do anything properly, but you can impress your friends with how much it cost.

fish said...

Megomeasures-

All your measurements seem to be off by a factor of 10 but fortunately the errors always come out in your favor.

Brad said...

Hah! One of the things that amused me about the gift list was that when Megs really went off the rails she seemed to consistently be off by very nearly a factor of ten. Hence the $100 paring knives, $600 stockpots, and, of course, $1500 food processors. Maybe, in addition to her being a greedy shopaholic, her calculator has been playing hide-and-seek with the decimal point again.