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  1. #1
    maxine in ri Guest

    Default Vaguely on-topic: Popcorn in my cabin filter

    About 2 months ago, I tossed some popcorn kernels out on the back lawn
    near the bird feeder. They had sorta dried out and didn't pop well
    any more.

    This past week, i changed the cabin filter in my car (maybe 20 feet
    from the bird feeder, and around the corner). Darned thing was full
    of popcorn kernels! Was this the revenge of the squirrels for not
    giving them fresh popcorn? Or the birds, for not putting it in the
    feeder and making them fly down into cat territory to garner them?

    Maybe that's why the cat likes to sit on the car in the morning:
    protecting it from hoarding squirrels!

    maxine in ri

  2. #2
    aem Guest

    Default Re: Vaguely on-topic: Popcorn in my cabin filter

    On Jun 14, 9:54 am, maxine in ri <weed...@gmail.com> wrote:
    > About 2 months ago, I tossed some popcorn kernels out on the back lawn
    > near the bird feeder. They had sorta dried out and didn't pop well
    > any more.
    >
    > This past week, i changed the cabin filter in my car (maybe 20 feet
    > from the bird feeder, and around the corner). Darned thing was full
    > of popcorn kernels! Was this the revenge of the squirrels for not
    > giving them fresh popcorn? Or the birds, for not putting it in the
    > feeder and making them fly down into cat territory to garner them?
    >

    Okay, I'll bite, what's a cabin filter? -aem

  3. #3
    aem Guest

    Default Re: Vaguely on-topic: Popcorn in my cabin filter

    On Jun 14, 9:54 am, maxine in ri <weed...@gmail.com> wrote:
    > About 2 months ago, I tossed some popcorn kernels out on the back lawn
    > near the bird feeder. They had sorta dried out and didn't pop well
    > any more.
    >
    > This past week, i changed the cabin filter in my car (maybe 20 feet
    > from the bird feeder, and around the corner). Darned thing was full
    > of popcorn kernels! Was this the revenge of the squirrels for not
    > giving them fresh popcorn? Or the birds, for not putting it in the
    > feeder and making them fly down into cat territory to garner them?
    >

    Okay, I'll bite, what's a cabin filter? -aem

  4. #4
    Nancy Young Guest

    Default Re: Vaguely on-topic: Popcorn in my cabin filter

    aem wrote:
    > On Jun 14, 9:54 am, maxine in ri <weed...@gmail.com> wrote:


    >> This past week, i changed the cabin filter in my car (maybe 20 feet
    >> from the bird feeder, and around the corner). Darned thing was full
    >> of popcorn kernels! Was this the revenge of the squirrels for not
    >> giving them fresh popcorn? Or the birds, for not putting it in the
    >> feeder and making them fly down into cat territory to garner them?
    >>

    > Okay, I'll bite, what's a cabin filter?


    (laugh!) I didn't want to ask so I googled, the worrisome thing
    is they make one for my car!

    nancy

  5. #5
    Nancy Young Guest

    Default Re: Vaguely on-topic: Popcorn in my cabin filter

    aem wrote:
    > On Jun 14, 9:54 am, maxine in ri <weed...@gmail.com> wrote:


    >> This past week, i changed the cabin filter in my car (maybe 20 feet
    >> from the bird feeder, and around the corner). Darned thing was full
    >> of popcorn kernels! Was this the revenge of the squirrels for not
    >> giving them fresh popcorn? Or the birds, for not putting it in the
    >> feeder and making them fly down into cat territory to garner them?
    >>

    > Okay, I'll bite, what's a cabin filter?


    (laugh!) I didn't want to ask so I googled, the worrisome thing
    is they make one for my car!

    nancy

  6. #6
    maxine in ri Guest

    Default Re: Vaguely on-topic: Popcorn in my cabin filter

    On Jun 14, 2:11 pm, "Nancy Young" <rjy...@comcast.net> wrote:
    > aem wrote:
    > > On Jun 14, 9:54 am, maxine in ri <weed...@gmail.com> wrote:
    > >> This past week, i changed the cabin filter in my car (maybe 20 feet
    > >> from the bird feeder, and around the corner). Darned thing was full
    > >> of popcorn kernels! Was this the revenge of the squirrels for not
    > >> giving them fresh popcorn? Or the birds, for not putting it in the
    > >> feeder and making them fly down into cat territory to garner them?

    >
    > > Okay, I'll bite, what's a cabin filter?

    >
    > (laugh!) I didn't want to ask so I googled, the worrisome thing
    > is they make one for my car!
    >
    > nancy


    It's a part that filters out the dust and pollen (and popcorn) from
    the fresh-air vents in your car. The dealer had a "special" this
    Spring for $69 to change them, and that got me wondering. Then, when
    I had to look up a bulb number for my car, I happened on the
    instructions for changing mine. It looked easy, so I did it. cost me
    a grand total of $12 and change and 5 minutes. Maybe they were going
    to replace the hydrolic thingy that is on the glove box, too. Even at
    their rates, that seems rather steep.

    Check your owner's manual. It was relatively simple.

    maxine in ri

  7. #7
    maxine in ri Guest

    Default Re: Vaguely on-topic: Popcorn in my cabin filter

    On Jun 14, 2:11 pm, "Nancy Young" <rjy...@comcast.net> wrote:
    > aem wrote:
    > > On Jun 14, 9:54 am, maxine in ri <weed...@gmail.com> wrote:
    > >> This past week, i changed the cabin filter in my car (maybe 20 feet
    > >> from the bird feeder, and around the corner). Darned thing was full
    > >> of popcorn kernels! Was this the revenge of the squirrels for not
    > >> giving them fresh popcorn? Or the birds, for not putting it in the
    > >> feeder and making them fly down into cat territory to garner them?

    >
    > > Okay, I'll bite, what's a cabin filter?

    >
    > (laugh!) I didn't want to ask so I googled, the worrisome thing
    > is they make one for my car!
    >
    > nancy


    It's a part that filters out the dust and pollen (and popcorn) from
    the fresh-air vents in your car. The dealer had a "special" this
    Spring for $69 to change them, and that got me wondering. Then, when
    I had to look up a bulb number for my car, I happened on the
    instructions for changing mine. It looked easy, so I did it. cost me
    a grand total of $12 and change and 5 minutes. Maybe they were going
    to replace the hydrolic thingy that is on the glove box, too. Even at
    their rates, that seems rather steep.

    Check your owner's manual. It was relatively simple.

    maxine in ri

  8. #8
    Nancy Young Guest

    Default Re: Vaguely on-topic: Popcorn in my cabin filter

    maxine in ri wrote:
    > On Jun 14, 2:11 pm, "Nancy Young" <rjy...@comcast.net> wrote:
    >> aem wrote:
    >>> On Jun 14, 9:54 am, maxine in ri <weed...@gmail.com> wrote:
    >>>> This past week, i changed the cabin filter in my car (maybe 20 feet
    >>>> from the bird feeder, and around the corner). Darned thing was
    >>>> full of popcorn kernels! Was this the revenge of the squirrels
    >>>> for not giving them fresh popcorn? Or the birds, for not putting
    >>>> it in the feeder and making them fly down into cat territory to
    >>>> garner them?

    >>
    >>> Okay, I'll bite, what's a cabin filter?

    >>
    >> (laugh!) I didn't want to ask so I googled, the worrisome thing
    >> is they make one for my car!


    > It's a part that filters out the dust and pollen (and popcorn)


    I just had a funny thought of your car heating up and POP!
    POP POPPOP!

    > from
    > the fresh-air vents in your car. The dealer had a "special" this
    > Spring for $69 to change them, and that got me wondering. Then, when
    > I had to look up a bulb number for my car, I happened on the
    > instructions for changing mine. It looked easy, so I did it. cost me
    > a grand total of $12 and change and 5 minutes. Maybe they were going
    > to replace the hydrolic thingy that is on the glove box, too. Even at
    > their rates, that seems rather steep.


    Thanks for the info, I'll check it out. I wonder who stocked your
    car with the corn, that's pretty funny.

    nancy

  9. #9
    Nancy Young Guest

    Default Re: Vaguely on-topic: Popcorn in my cabin filter

    maxine in ri wrote:
    > On Jun 14, 2:11 pm, "Nancy Young" <rjy...@comcast.net> wrote:
    >> aem wrote:
    >>> On Jun 14, 9:54 am, maxine in ri <weed...@gmail.com> wrote:
    >>>> This past week, i changed the cabin filter in my car (maybe 20 feet
    >>>> from the bird feeder, and around the corner). Darned thing was
    >>>> full of popcorn kernels! Was this the revenge of the squirrels
    >>>> for not giving them fresh popcorn? Or the birds, for not putting
    >>>> it in the feeder and making them fly down into cat territory to
    >>>> garner them?

    >>
    >>> Okay, I'll bite, what's a cabin filter?

    >>
    >> (laugh!) I didn't want to ask so I googled, the worrisome thing
    >> is they make one for my car!


    > It's a part that filters out the dust and pollen (and popcorn)


    I just had a funny thought of your car heating up and POP!
    POP POPPOP!

    > from
    > the fresh-air vents in your car. The dealer had a "special" this
    > Spring for $69 to change them, and that got me wondering. Then, when
    > I had to look up a bulb number for my car, I happened on the
    > instructions for changing mine. It looked easy, so I did it. cost me
    > a grand total of $12 and change and 5 minutes. Maybe they were going
    > to replace the hydrolic thingy that is on the glove box, too. Even at
    > their rates, that seems rather steep.


    Thanks for the info, I'll check it out. I wonder who stocked your
    car with the corn, that's pretty funny.

    nancy

  10. #10
    Edwin Pawlowski Guest

    Default Re: Vaguely on-topic: Popcorn in my cabin filter



    >> from
    >> the fresh-air vents in your car. The dealer had a "special" this
    >> Spring for $69 to change them, and that got me wondering. Then, when
    >> I had to look up a bulb number for my car, I happened on the
    >> instructions for changing mine. It looked easy, so I did it. cost me
    >> a grand total of $12 and change and 5 minutes.



    That is why I never go to the dealer for service. If I can't do it myself,
    a local reliable shop does it for me at less cost. You also reminded me
    that I have to replace min too. Did the engine air filter not long ago.



  11. #11
    Edwin Pawlowski Guest

    Default Re: Vaguely on-topic: Popcorn in my cabin filter



    >> from
    >> the fresh-air vents in your car. The dealer had a "special" this
    >> Spring for $69 to change them, and that got me wondering. Then, when
    >> I had to look up a bulb number for my car, I happened on the
    >> instructions for changing mine. It looked easy, so I did it. cost me
    >> a grand total of $12 and change and 5 minutes.



    That is why I never go to the dealer for service. If I can't do it myself,
    a local reliable shop does it for me at less cost. You also reminded me
    that I have to replace min too. Did the engine air filter not long ago.



  12. #12
    HiTech RedNeck Guest

    Default Re: Vaguely on-topic: Popcorn in my cabin filter


    "maxine in ri" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    > About 2 months ago, I tossed some popcorn kernels out on the back lawn
    > near the bird feeder. They had sorta dried out and didn't pop well
    > any more.
    >
    > This past week, i changed the cabin filter in my car (maybe 20 feet
    > from the bird feeder, and around the corner). Darned thing was full
    > of popcorn kernels! Was this the revenge of the squirrels for not
    > giving them fresh popcorn? Or the birds, for not putting it in the
    > feeder and making them fly down into cat territory to garner them?


    Might be both! This sounds like the result of the lunching critter sitting
    on your car roof to munch, dropping the occasional kernel, and not being
    able to retrieve it if it slides down the hood or windshield into oblivion.
    Suggest you "pop" the hood and check for more kernels in there, and also in
    other places where a dropped kernel might become inaccessible.

    By the way, it's been said that adding a little water to dried out popcorn
    kernels in a closed container (a tablespoon to a few cups) and letting it
    absorb will revitalize their pop-ability. Not that I'd suggest you do it to
    the ones you found....



  13. #13
    HiTech RedNeck Guest

    Default Re: Vaguely on-topic: Popcorn in my cabin filter


    "maxine in ri" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    > About 2 months ago, I tossed some popcorn kernels out on the back lawn
    > near the bird feeder. They had sorta dried out and didn't pop well
    > any more.
    >
    > This past week, i changed the cabin filter in my car (maybe 20 feet
    > from the bird feeder, and around the corner). Darned thing was full
    > of popcorn kernels! Was this the revenge of the squirrels for not
    > giving them fresh popcorn? Or the birds, for not putting it in the
    > feeder and making them fly down into cat territory to garner them?


    Might be both! This sounds like the result of the lunching critter sitting
    on your car roof to munch, dropping the occasional kernel, and not being
    able to retrieve it if it slides down the hood or windshield into oblivion.
    Suggest you "pop" the hood and check for more kernels in there, and also in
    other places where a dropped kernel might become inaccessible.

    By the way, it's been said that adding a little water to dried out popcorn
    kernels in a closed container (a tablespoon to a few cups) and letting it
    absorb will revitalize their pop-ability. Not that I'd suggest you do it to
    the ones you found....



  14. #14
    maxine in ri Guest

    Default Re: Vaguely on-topic: Popcorn in my cabin filter

    On Jun 15, 2:32 am, "HiTech RedNeck" <hitechCOLOR-OF-
    BLOODn...@ameritech.net> wrote:
    > "maxine in ri" <weed...@gmail.com> wrote in messagenews:[email protected]..
    >
    > > About 2 months ago, I tossed some popcorn kernels out on the back lawn
    > > near the bird feeder. They had sorta dried out and didn't pop well
    > > any more.

    >
    > > This past week, i changed the cabin filter in my car (maybe 20 feet
    > > from the bird feeder, and around the corner). Darned thing was full
    > > of popcorn kernels! Was this the revenge of the squirrels for not
    > > giving them fresh popcorn? Or the birds, for not putting it in the
    > > feeder and making them fly down into cat territory to garner them?

    >
    > Might be both! This sounds like the result of the lunching critter sitting
    > on your car roof to munch, dropping the occasional kernel, and not being
    > able to retrieve it if it slides down the hood or windshield into oblivion.
    > Suggest you "pop" the hood and check for more kernels in there, and also in
    > other places where a dropped kernel might become inaccessible.


    Gotta get the timing belt serviced soon, so I'll let the guys at the
    the
    local shop be bemused by those. I'll never forget the time I acquired
    a
    2' screw driver that someone had left inside the engine
    compartment<g>.
    I did return the ring I found another time, tho. That one surprised
    me.

    > By the way, it's been said that adding a little water to dried out popcorn
    > kernels in a closed container (a tablespoon to a few cups) and letting it
    > absorb will revitalize their pop-ability. Not that I'd suggest you do it to
    > the ones you found....


    Er, no, not those. They're somewhere in the Johnston Landfill by now.
    <g>

    maxine in ri

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    maxine in ri Guest

    Default Re: Vaguely on-topic: Popcorn in my cabin filter

    On Jun 15, 2:32 am, "HiTech RedNeck" <hitechCOLOR-OF-
    BLOODn...@ameritech.net> wrote:
    > "maxine in ri" <weed...@gmail.com> wrote in messagenews:[email protected]..
    >
    > > About 2 months ago, I tossed some popcorn kernels out on the back lawn
    > > near the bird feeder. They had sorta dried out and didn't pop well
    > > any more.

    >
    > > This past week, i changed the cabin filter in my car (maybe 20 feet
    > > from the bird feeder, and around the corner). Darned thing was full
    > > of popcorn kernels! Was this the revenge of the squirrels for not
    > > giving them fresh popcorn? Or the birds, for not putting it in the
    > > feeder and making them fly down into cat territory to garner them?

    >
    > Might be both! This sounds like the result of the lunching critter sitting
    > on your car roof to munch, dropping the occasional kernel, and not being
    > able to retrieve it if it slides down the hood or windshield into oblivion.
    > Suggest you "pop" the hood and check for more kernels in there, and also in
    > other places where a dropped kernel might become inaccessible.


    Gotta get the timing belt serviced soon, so I'll let the guys at the
    the
    local shop be bemused by those. I'll never forget the time I acquired
    a
    2' screw driver that someone had left inside the engine
    compartment<g>.
    I did return the ring I found another time, tho. That one surprised
    me.

    > By the way, it's been said that adding a little water to dried out popcorn
    > kernels in a closed container (a tablespoon to a few cups) and letting it
    > absorb will revitalize their pop-ability. Not that I'd suggest you do it to
    > the ones you found....


    Er, no, not those. They're somewhere in the Johnston Landfill by now.
    <g>

    maxine in ri

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