Saturday, November 19, 2005

Tag, I'm It (As Opposed to Tagamet)!

I'm tagged by Dazzlin'Dino to follow the Post-A-Joke meme set up by Aaron at Grandinite. Seems like the feelings are starting to run a little high and hot on the blogosphere, and it's time to cool out a little.

Says Aaron: "So here’s the deal, you tell a joke and tag one (or two or three or however many) other person(s). It’s that simple.

"You could even rattle one off in the comments on this post."

So, I left an hors d'oevre in the comments at BPOC, and here's the entree (actually -- a dessert):

Why Engineers Don't Write Recipes
Chocolate Chip Cookies

Ingredients:
1. 532.35 cm3 gluten
2. 4.9 cm3 NaHCO3
3. 4.9 cm3 refined halite
4. 236.6 cm3 partially hydrogenated tallow triglyceride
5. 177.45 cm3 crystalline C12H22O11
6. 177.45 cm3 unrefined C12H22O11
7. 4.9 cm3 methyl ether of protocatechuic aldehyde
8. Two calcium carbonate-encapsulated avian albumen-coated protein
9. 473.2 cm3 theobroma cacao
10. 236.6 cm3 de-encapsulated legume meats (sieve size #10)

To a 2-L jacketed round reactor vessel (reactor #1) with an overall heat transfer coefficient of about 100 Btu/F-ft2-hr, add ingredients one, two and three with constant agitation. In a second 2-L reactor vessel with a radial flow impeller operating at 100 rpm, add ingredients four, five, six, and seven until the mixture is homogenous.

To reactor #2, add ingredient eight, followed by three equal volumes of the homogenous mixture in reactor #1. Additionally, add ingredient nine and ten slowly, with constant agitation. Care must be taken at this point in the reaction to control any temperature rise that may be the result of an exothermic reaction.

Using a screw extrude attached to a #4 nodulizer, place the mixture piece-meal on a 316SS sheet (300 x 600 mm). Heat in a 460K oven for a period of time that is in agreement with Frank & Johnston's first order rate expression (see JACOS, 21, 55), or until golden brown. Once the reaction is complete, place the sheet on a 25C heat-transfer table, allowing the product to come to equilibrium.
I have no idea to whom I should give the credit for this -- if any of you know the original author, would you forward my thanks?
And now I'm supposed to tag someone. Let's go for an eclectic mix:
Speedy Lord Bump from The Wingnuterer
Cycles2k Calgary from Political Cycles

3 Comments:

Blogger Candace said...

Yikes. I'd heard engineers were boring but this takes the cookie.

Monday, November 21, 2005 1:37:00 AM  
Blogger Chimera said...

Lol -- I tried this one out on a friend, and he gave it back to me with a shudder.

"You mean it's not technically correct?" I asked.

"Oh, it's correct enought. But I can't have any. I'm allergic to peanuts."

Right -- scratch ingredient number 10!

Monday, November 21, 2005 9:32:00 PM  
Blogger DazzlinDino said...

This is great.....I like it...

Tuesday, November 22, 2005 4:05:00 PM  

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