Government publishes detailed instructions on how to safely roast marshmallows

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    Government publishes detailed instructions on how to safely roast marshmallows

    Actually, the best method was demonstrated by the character Mongo in the movie Blazing Saddles, when he stuck his face deep in the campfire to light his cigar...

    But the 17 trillion dollar debt notwithstanding, the all powerful all knowing Government (US Forest Service) spent good taxpayer money publishing written instructions to us dumb rubes, on how to roast a marshmellow at a campfire...

    As one might expect, the article is riddled with safety tips that might make you think twice about even carrying matches into the forest at all, let alone actually igniting a marshmallow and putting your family’s life at risk...

    It also warns that children should be given a stern talking-to before any of the “fun” begins.

    “Some experts advocate a 10-foot rule between young children and a campfire,” it reads. “For more information about campfire safety, let Smokey Bear guide you.”

    ('Course, if your young children are put 10 feet away , the State may claim abandonment and take them away from you...)

    The article gets down to “marshmallow basics,” and starts by recommending the use of a roasting stick “of at least 30 inches.” That’s two and a half feet, or about half as long or more as the children roasting the marshmallows. 

    Use your cell phone and call the kid at the other end of the roasting stick, in the next county, when the fire is ready...

    It offers several other ideas, a possible sign that even the U.S. Forest Service has been caught up in First Lady Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move” campaign.  "If a whole marshmallow is a little too much for your overweight kids, the article suggests scrapping the whole idea of roasting marshmallows, and instead using marshmallow creme out of a jar.“Put a piece of fruit on a roasting stick, dip quickly in the crème and roast over indirect heat until a delicious golden brown,” it says. “You’re still having campfire fun, but the focus is on a healthier evening snack.”

    The Nanny State , ruining both  fun and freedom !

    I totally blame the President. Obama ate dog on a stick as a kid,  but not good old American marshmellows!" rel="nofollow">


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    Re: Government publishes detailed instructions on how to safely roast marshmallows

    Marshmallows can be very dangerous. I mean clearly you have never seen Ghostbusters!

    "It is not down in any map...trueplaces never are...." ( Melville)