John Carruthers
jcarruthers
Quasi-legal popup operator, beer writer by day (and also night), author of two cookbooks.
2/8/20
4:04 PM
1

Oh gods this reminds me so much of PBS’s “hotdog special” .

2/8/20
8:32 AM
1

Hot Pockets. Might have to thaw them to embed the spikes but two or three could fit in each end for even more power. They’ve probably got enough water and salt in them to conduct electricity. And if they explode it can be Allison’s revenge! Just don’t make her eat any more.

2/7/20
12:31 PM
4

I was seeing them for around $30-40 which seems reasonable to me.  Of course, I’d have to have a working one, because I’d have to try it.

2/7/20
12:30 PM
1

We had one of these when I was a kid. My step-dad taught CPR classes on Saturday mornings at the local high school and my mom helped out. My brother and I were on our own to roam the halls until the class was done around 2pm (like a little kid The Breakfast Club). Mom would bring a pack of hotdogs and some buns in a Read more

2/7/20
12:25 PM
10

I got halfway through the article, to the point where you started doing ill-advised experiments on other items, and suddenly I realized I had not read the byline ahead of time and I had unwittingly stepped into The Carruthers Zone. Read more

2/7/20
12:24 PM
1

Once, my my days as an aspiring physicist I built an arc welder that exploded nails. I wonder if I could apply this knowledge to create a DIY hotdogger.  Wearing a welding mask is probably the safest way to use this anyway. Read more

2/7/20
12:18 PM
2

Interesting. Nostalgia makes a few different tabletop hot dog cookers. I have the toaster, unfortunately, it doesn’t really work that great, but it looks nice. Read more

2/7/20
11:41 AM
10

Old enough to remember the ‘80s Mr. Wizard segment about electrocuting a hot dog.

2/7/20
11:08 AM
4

I really wish you didn’t say this. It’s going to be a long, rainy weekend here and I’m looking for a project.

1/29/20
6:11 PM
1

would like to give a huge round of applause to natalie peeples and allison corr for that truly excellent header graphic.