(updated 25 Jan 03)

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SMOKING POT BANNED

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is recalling 8,700 stainless steel frying pans that reportedly might explode when heated.

Kinda like the old Ford Pintos. (skibip@aol.com)

The ACME Corporation apologizes for any inconvenience. (FreeLooseDirt@sbcglobal.net)

Why not send half to Iraq and half to N. Korea, as a gesture of goodwill. (Baitsmotel6@aol.com)

I told her not to put so many peppers in the omelet. (rampage1984@msn.com)

For those who want to do a bang-up job of cooking. (tygrkhat40@yahoo.com)

But they're great for making kung pao chicken. (tbroox@aol.com)

I guess the manufacturers were frying blind. (mcsestretch@hotmail.com)

They should only be used for making popovers. (NITRAMXXX@AOL.COM)

Receptionist: "Hello." Terrorist: "I have placed 3 stainless steel fry pans in the building. The are all cooking eggs. You have 2 minutes to get out!" (kaycorbett@hotmail.com)

They will be repackaged and sold to al-Queda as "George Foreman Goat Grillers." (rsherman@netplexgroup.com)

So, plastique doesn't make a good insulator for the handle? (StanYan1@aol.com)

Is it too late to buy one for my wife? (polaris75@aol.com)

Well, as they say, "If you can't stand the random exploding utensils, stay out of the kitchen." (glacier@nwlink.com)

It's safe in my house. My wife hasn't picked up a frypan in years. (archerjoe@hotmail.com)

According to today's winner, SpinyNorma@aol.com, a pan in the hand might result with you in the bush:

The manufacturers will then sell them in China with the slogan, "Take a wok on the wild side." (SpinyNorma@aol.com)