Re: Urban Folklore

Judith M S Pine (jmsp@U.WASHINGTON.EDU)
Thu, 30 Nov 1995 14:42:30 -0800

Poodles, or cats, exploding in microwaves appears to be a variation on an
older "cat in the clothes drier" story. The cat in the microwave that
I've heard most frequently involves children who have bathed a cat and
want to dry it, put it in the microwave and create a messy explosion
instead. The cat in clothes drier, or in the washing machine, apparently
involves a woman, also involved in cleaning and drying a cat. It's very
interesting to see the movement from technologically incompetent female
to technologically incompetent juvenile, as the technology changes.

-Judy Pine
Grad student, lurker, etc.

On Thu, 30 Nov 1995, Jessie Strader wrote:

> Heard poprocks, doberman and Hubba Bubba. Tanning bed is new to me.
> Anyone hear about the poodle that exploded in the microwave (c.1983)?
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> On Thu, 30 Nov 1995, Jeremy Goldstein wrote:
> > I've heard the pop rocks story, how about these:
> >
> > The doberman that choked to death on the burglar' s fingers
> >
> > The spiders in the Hubba Bubba bubble gum
> >
> > The person who baked their insides on a tanning bed.
> >
> > Etc......
> >
> > Jeremy
> >
> >
> >