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  1. #1
    Blinky the Shark Guest

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    metspitzer wrote:

    > I was Googling for some recipes for it.
    >
    > Salsa and Smoothies are about it.
    >
    > Anyone actually use one of these?


    The people who also bought the Pocket Fisherman.

    > What for?


    Think Bass-O-Matic.


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  2. #2
    metspitzer Guest

    Default Magic Bullet

    I was Googling for some recipes for it.

    Salsa and Smoothies are about it.

    Anyone actually use one of these?

    What for?

    Tnks

  3. #3
    Chile Fiend Guest

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    metspitzer <[email protected]> wrote in
    news[email protected]:

    > I was Googling for some recipes for it.
    >
    > Salsa and Smoothies are about it.
    >
    > Anyone actually use one of these?
    >
    > What for?
    >
    > Tnks


    They have them at Costco so I was able to actually get a good look at
    one. If you lived in a tiny apartment and didn't own a blender, food
    processor, stick blender, or juicer, then it might be a nice small space
    saving tool that could do a decent job filling in for those other tools,
    but since I own a house and already have those tools and more I saw no
    real appeal.

    Could be a neat tool for camping/RV use, or possible for a breakroom at
    work given the small size. For me though, when I see terms like "Cyclonic
    Cutting ZoneŽ", I tend to think "cheap gimmic junk."

  4. #4
    Sky Guest

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    metspitzer wrote:
    >
    > I was Googling for some recipes for it.
    >
    > Salsa and Smoothies are about it.
    >
    > Anyone actually use one of these?
    >
    > What for?
    >
    > Tnks


    Spouse and I were gifted with a "Magic Bullet" last Christmas. Want to
    guess where that 'magic bullet' is now? It can still be found in its
    original box, unopened and unused. It was a thoughtful gift, but it
    will probably get regifted at some point in the future years.

    Sky, who has enough 'kitchen accessories' as it is

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  5. #5
    blake murphy Guest

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    On Fri, 27 Jun 2008 09:40:49 -0500, Sky <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    >metspitzer wrote:
    >>
    >> I was Googling for some recipes for it.
    >>
    >> Salsa and Smoothies are about it.
    >>
    >> Anyone actually use one of these?
    >>
    >> What for?
    >>
    >> Tnks

    >
    >Spouse and I were gifted with a "Magic Bullet" last Christmas. Want to
    >guess where that 'magic bullet' is now? It can still be found in its
    >original box, unopened and unused. It was a thoughtful gift, but it
    >will probably get regifted at some point in the future years.
    >
    >Sky, who has enough 'kitchen accessories' as it is


    whenever i see 'magic bullet,' i always think it's a reference to
    'magic wand':

    <http://www.funtimz.co.uk/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=60>

    you can imagine my confusion.

    your pal,
    blake

  6. #6
    metspitzer Guest

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    On Fri, 27 Jun 2008 18:58:15 GMT, blake murphy
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >On Fri, 27 Jun 2008 09:40:49 -0500, Sky <[email protected]>
    >wrote:
    >
    >>metspitzer wrote:
    >>>
    >>> I was Googling for some recipes for it.
    >>>
    >>> Salsa and Smoothies are about it.
    >>>
    >>> Anyone actually use one of these?
    >>>
    >>> What for?
    >>>
    >>> Tnks

    >>
    >>Spouse and I were gifted with a "Magic Bullet" last Christmas. Want to
    >>guess where that 'magic bullet' is now? It can still be found in its
    >>original box, unopened and unused. It was a thoughtful gift, but it
    >>will probably get regifted at some point in the future years.
    >>
    >>Sky, who has enough 'kitchen accessories' as it is

    >
    >whenever i see 'magic bullet,' i always think it's a reference to
    >'magic wand':
    >
    ><http://www.funtimz.co.uk/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=60>
    >
    >you can imagine my confusion.
    >
    >your pal,
    >blake



    Yeah I know. It is like that word association joke.

    What does this remind you of?
    The answer is always "tits"


  7. #7
    Dave Bell Guest

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    metspitzer wrote:
    > I was Googling for some recipes for it.
    >
    > Salsa and Smoothies are about it.
    >
    > Anyone actually use one of these?
    >
    > What for?
    >
    > Tnks


    Despite all the nay-sayers, we have one and use it frequently.
    Primarily for smoothies and shake-like things, true, but it's so damned
    convenient for that, I don't feel it's wasted.
    We also have a Vita-Mix, which will indeed do a far better job handling
    ice cubes and larger quantities, but a lot always gets left behind, to
    be cleaned up. With the Bullet, I can toss in some fruit, crushed ice
    from the fridge, yogurt or ice cream, blend for 30 seconds, and I'm done.
    The blade head cleans up with warm water in seconds, and the set we have
    comes with colored plastic rings that cover the thread on the "jar", so
    it's easy and neat to serve directly.
    Lately, I've been putting in an inch and a half of crushed ice, enough
    Margarita mix to a bit above the ice, and a couple scoops of vanilla ice
    cream. Instant lime smoothie...

  8. #8
    Leonard Blaisdell Guest

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    In article <LEg9k.6423$[email protected]>,
    Dave Bell <[email protected]> wrote:

    > metspitzer wrote:
    > > I was Googling for some recipes for it.
    > >
    > > Salsa and Smoothies are about it.
    > >
    > > Anyone actually use one of these?
    > >
    > > What for?
    > >
    > > Tnks

    >
    > Despite all the nay-sayers, we have one and use it frequently.
    > Primarily for smoothies and shake-like things, true, but it's so damned
    > convenient for that, I don't feel it's wasted.


    Here's a picture of the *original* ancestor of the Magic Bullet ;-)
    <http://i27.tinypic.com/2zdsu48.jpg> It's long retired and I doubt the
    order form would yield much.

    leo

  9. #9
    Wayne Boatwright Guest

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    On Fri 27 Jun 2008 08:03:52p, Leonard Blaisdell told us...

    > In article <LEg9k.6423$[email protected]>,
    > Dave Bell <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >> metspitzer wrote:
    >> > I was Googling for some recipes for it.
    >> >
    >> > Salsa and Smoothies are about it.
    >> >
    >> > Anyone actually use one of these?
    >> >
    >> > What for?
    >> >
    >> > Tnks

    >>
    >> Despite all the nay-sayers, we have one and use it frequently.
    >> Primarily for smoothies and shake-like things, true, but it's so damned
    >> convenient for that, I don't feel it's wasted.

    >
    > Here's a picture of the *original* ancestor of the Magic Bullet ;-)
    > <http://i27.tinypic.com/2zdsu48.jpg> It's long retired and I doubt the
    > order form would yield much.
    >
    > leo


    Somehow I think it would be rather difficult to make smoothies and shakes
    with it.



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    Wayne Boatwright
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    next Kleenex?
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  10. #10
    Leonard Blaisdell Guest

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    In article <[email protected] 0>,
    Wayne Boatwright <[email protected]> wrote:

    > Somehow I think it would be rather difficult to make smoothies and shakes
    > with it.


    Nevertheless, it's the father of every mass produced gadget out there as
    sold on TV. I'd be happy to concede to an earlier example. I just can't
    think of one. Perhaps that would have been the day that they drug a
    blender out of a bar and unto us.


    leo

  11. #11
    Wayne Boatwright Guest

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    On Fri 27 Jun 2008 08:45:37p, Leonard Blaisdell told us...

    > In article <[email protected] 0>,
    > Wayne Boatwright <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >> Somehow I think it would be rather difficult to make smoothies and

    shakes
    >> with it.

    >
    > Nevertheless, it's the father of every mass produced gadget out there as
    > sold on TV. I'd be happy to concede to an earlier example. I just can't
    > think of one. Perhaps that would have been the day that they drug a
    > blender out of a bar and unto us.
    >
    >
    > leo
    >


    Popeil Pocket Fisherman

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  12. #12
    Leonard Blaisdell Guest

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    In article <[email protected] 0>,
    Wayne Boatwright <[email protected]> wrote:

    > Popeil Pocket Fisherman


    I vaguely remember trying to make a salad with one of those. It kept
    flinging shards of lettuce on the kitchen window. I'd been drinking and
    didn't really pay much attention to the directions. Boy, that takes me
    back!

    leo

  13. #13
    Mark Thorson Guest

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    Leonard Blaisdell wrote:
    >
    > In article <[email protected] 0>,
    > Wayne Boatwright <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    > > Somehow I think it would be rather difficult to make smoothies and shakes
    > > with it.

    >
    > Nevertheless, it's the father of every mass produced gadget out there as
    > sold on TV. I'd be happy to concede to an earlier example. I just can't
    > think of one. Perhaps that would have been the day that they drug a
    > blender out of a bar and unto us.


    If you want to know the whole story, go here:

    http://www.gladwell.com/2000/2000_10_30_a_pitchman.htm

  14. #14
    Leonard Blaisdell Guest

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    In article <[email protected]>,
    Mark Thorson <[email protected]> wrote:

    > If you want to know the whole story, go here:
    >
    > http://www.gladwell.com/2000/2000_10_30_a_pitchman.htm


    Thanks for the link Mark.

    leo

  15. #15
    Mike Van Pelt Guest

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    In article <LEg9k.6423$[email protected]>,
    Dave Bell <[email protected]> wrote:
    >Despite all the nay-sayers, we have one and use it
    >frequently. Primarily for smoothies and shake-like things,
    >true, but it's so damned convenient for that, I don't feel
    >it's wasted.


    Same here. My wife tends to buy more bananans than we'll go
    through before they go bad, so, when any leftover bananas
    get to that perfectly ripe point, and we don't want to eat
    them right then, we peel them, wrap them in plastic wrap,
    and put them in the freezer.

    When strawberries or blueberries are on a really good sale,
    we stock up and freeze them, too.

    Then, for a smoothie, take frozen fruit, milk, and just a
    couple tablespoons of ice cream, run it through the Magic
    Bullet. It seems less prone to get that "air pocket around the
    blades, blending stops" problem than our regular blender.

    It does have kind of a "cheap and flimsy" look to it, so I'm
    not sure how long it will hold up. But we've had it for about
    a year now, and it's still going strong.

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  16. #16
    blake murphy Guest

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    On Fri, 27 Jun 2008 21:41:07 -0700, Mark Thorson <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    >Leonard Blaisdell wrote:
    >>
    >> In article <[email protected] 0>,
    >> Wayne Boatwright <[email protected]> wrote:
    >>
    >> > Somehow I think it would be rather difficult to make smoothies and shakes
    >> > with it.

    >>
    >> Nevertheless, it's the father of every mass produced gadget out there as
    >> sold on TV. I'd be happy to concede to an earlier example. I just can't
    >> think of one. Perhaps that would have been the day that they drug a
    >> blender out of a bar and unto us.

    >
    >If you want to know the whole story, go here:
    >
    >http://www.gladwell.com/2000/2000_10_30_a_pitchman.htm


    that was fun, mark. thanks.

    your pal,
    blake

  17. #17
    sf Guest

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    On Sat, 28 Jun 2008 03:57:48 GMT, Wayne Boatwright
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >On Fri 27 Jun 2008 08:45:37p, Leonard Blaisdell told us...
    >
    >> In article <[email protected] 0>,
    >> Wayne Boatwright <[email protected]> wrote:
    >>
    >>> Somehow I think it would be rather difficult to make smoothies and

    >shakes
    >>> with it.

    >>
    >> Nevertheless, it's the father of every mass produced gadget out there as
    >> sold on TV. I'd be happy to concede to an earlier example. I just can't
    >> think of one. Perhaps that would have been the day that they drug a
    >> blender out of a bar and unto us.
    >>
    >>
    >> leo
    >>

    >
    >Popeil Pocket Fisherman


    The Chop-O-Matic predates the Veg-O-Matic. It was actually his
    father's invention, but Ron sold it on TV in the '50s.
    http://www.npr.org/programs/morning/...02/june/ronco/

    The Ronco Spray Gun was Ron Popeil's first product.
    http://www.popeilfamilystore.com/roncoproducts.html
    (Wow! His daughters are knockouts!)


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  18. #18
    Kswck Guest

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    "metspitzer" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news[email protected]..
    >I was Googling for some recipes for it.
    >
    > Salsa and Smoothies are about it.
    >
    > Anyone actually use one of these?
    >
    > What for?
    >
    > Tnks


    You will use it repeatedly for about a month. Then it will go into the
    closet for the rest of time. Mine did.



  19. #19
    Mark Thorson Guest

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    sf wrote:
    >
    > The Ronco Spray Gun was Ron Popeil's first product.
    > http://www.popeilfamilystore.com/roncoproducts.html
    > (Wow! His daughters are knockouts!)


    His daughter, you mean. Lisa is his ex-wife.

    http://www.popeilfamilystore.com/info.html

  20. #20
    Mark Thorson Guest

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    Mark Thorson wrote:
    >
    > sf wrote:
    > >
    > > The Ronco Spray Gun was Ron Popeil's first product.
    > > http://www.popeilfamilystore.com/roncoproducts.html
    > > (Wow! His daughters are knockouts!)

    >
    > His daughter, you mean. Lisa is his ex-wife.
    >
    > http://www.popeilfamilystore.com/info.html


    Oddly, there's another Lisa Popeil:

    http://www.popeil.com/bio.html

    That's Ron's sister.

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