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Blowing My Stack

(AKA “Flippin My Lid”)

Folks, I wanted to share this with you last week, when it actually happened. But this is my first opportunity to post this amazing photographic evidence. I bet you have never seen anything like this before.

Last week, I went out to my trusty rusty TechPaulmobile to head out to someone’s home for an appointment to undo the damage they had done to their computer. I opened my car door and saw I had a serious problem, and would be a little late for my appointment.

A bomb had gone off in my car. A “pepsi bomb”. And sticky little brown droplets were everywhere.

I had placed a full Pepsi in my cupholder earlier in the morning, in preparation for some travel that got canceled. So, no, this can did not vibrate or get shaken. It just got left inside a car for a few hours. A car that got quite warm. On an unusually warm day.

(Contrary to public perception, northern California is not a warm climate. Thus Mark Twain’s famous quote: “The coldest winter I ever spent was summer in San Fransisco.“) (The California most people think of is actually Southern Cal – Los Angeles/San Diego)

Logic tells me that, if a can were to ‘blow’, because the contents expanded too greatly, that the ‘easy-open’ “pop” tab would give… not the whole top..


If it isn’t one thing, it’s the other.

(And maybe now I really can say “Now I’ve seen everything!”)

Have a great Wednesday, everyone.

Today’s quote:The opposite of bravery is not cowardice but conformity.” ~ Robert Anthony

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August 22, 2012 Posted by | blogging | , , , | 21 Comments