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fred rosenberger
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we've had the debate on here about how to hang your tp on the roll (or if you should hang it at all).

i have a new one, i think.

when you buy one of those 1/2 gallon cartons of ice cream - the rectangular ones that are basically a cardboard box, which side do you open?

I've always been a "the top" - i.e. the side with the largest surface area - kind of person. the cartons are often designed to open that way. But i know many people who open "the side" - i.e. the smallest surface area.

i see advantages to both. i like the top because a) it's easy to open that way, b) i don't have to reach down in very far to get ice cream out, and i never get ice cream on my hands.

but my favorite TV chef, Alton Brown, says that you want to minimize the exposed surface area. so this would imply that the side is correct.

anybody else have an opinion???


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Ernest Friedman-Hill
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The top.

The surface area argument only holds water if you are going to have leftovers. And who has leftovers from one of those single-serving half-gallon boxes?


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fred rosenberger
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we do when my daughter wants some disgustingly sweet flavor like "bubble-gum/cotton candy with caramel, fudge and raw cookie dough mix-in". i don't want HER to each the entire half gallon... she'd double in size.

(at age 3.5, she can still wear some 18-24 month clothes. she's TINY).
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peel off all the waxy paper, exposing the brick. Slice and serve.


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You're supposed to take it out of the box first?


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Bear Bibeault
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I suppose you're going to try and tell me that you're supposed to unwrap a Snickers bar too?
 
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