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Nov. 28th, 2006 | 07:35 pm
posted by: wateredsilk in breadboxjustice



Ah, the humble water heater...I imagine it didn't take too long for people to figure out that hot water just feels good.  Prehistoric communities have been found centered around natural geysers, and since I doubt cavemen cared much about spas, surely they must have appreciated the joys of a nice, steaming bath.  Today, we rely on water heaters to provide us with our morning shower, and every year, I'm sure each of us uses hundreds of thousands of gallons of that steaming liquid joy to wash away the dust and troubles of our days.  They're quite the feature of modern life, but what do we do when our sturdy, mechanical water workhorse, our fount of comforting, cleansing warmth, goes kaput?

We freeze our little butts off, that's what.  I don't know about the rest of you, but having not bathed in two days, during one of the coldest stretches of the year, makes me painfully conscious of how dependent I am on technology sometimes.  I never really thought about how much I take things like a hot shower for granted, but the thought of living without hot water or electricity, not just for a couple of days camping, but actually living without it?  It truly boggles the mind.  Sure, a hot water heater is just a bunch of metal bits cobbled together in the shape of a fancy tea kettle, but if they don't turn the damn water back on soon, heads are gonna roll!

Anyway, now that I've got that out of my system, what do you guys think:

"Are water heaters closer to a breadbox or the concept of justice?"

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eatsoylentgreen

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from: eatsoylentgreen
date: Nov. 29th, 2006 01:10 pm (UTC)
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I'm ferociously doubleminded on this one. On the one hand, the water heater is a container, like the bread box. But the hot water heater spreads hot water all around, promoting goodness like a hot shower everywhere, just like justice.

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Tracy

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from: wateredsilk
date: Nov. 29th, 2006 06:22 pm (UTC)
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Those are roughly my sentiments, but I am inclining towards justice, mainly because I, like many people, I'm sure, tend to take justice for granted until it I am denied access to it.

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eatsoylentgreen

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from: eatsoylentgreen
date: Nov. 29th, 2006 06:28 pm (UTC)
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that does suck, when justice or hot water isn't there when you need it.

For some reason, I thought you were saying you had rough sentiments toward me, and that you like manly people.

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eatsoylentgreen

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from: eatsoylentgreen
date: Nov. 29th, 2006 06:28 pm (UTC)
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which means I either need glasses or a girlfriend

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Tracy

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from: wateredsilk
date: Nov. 30th, 2006 02:14 am (UTC)
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Well, I don't know that those two options are necessarily mutually exclusive, but for the record, no rough sentiments toward you, and while I do like people, I'm also quite fond of non-people items, like chocolate and the snooze button.

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Sethrates

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from: sethrates
date: Nov. 29th, 2006 11:01 pm (UTC)
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They are bigger than a breadbox. The concept of justice is also bigger than a breadbox. Ergo, they are more like the concept of justice.

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Tracy

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from: wateredsilk
date: Nov. 30th, 2006 02:15 am (UTC)
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But what if we made a really big breadbox?

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