Friday, November 18, 2011

FAMW: “Eat, Fry, Love”
A Deep-Fried Cautionary Tale

Thanksgiving Day is just around the corner, and like a good neighbor, State Farm® is teaming up with William Shatner to warn us all of the need for ... TURKEY ... FRYER ... SAFETY! As much as this critically-acclaimed actor loves deep-fried turkey, he has made his share of mistakes over many Thanksgivings and Christmases, burning himself, and nearly burning down his house. In this dramatic retelling, Bill shows us how dangerous these one-pot wonders can be -- especially without the dingle-dangle.

Of course, this is only a dramatization. Do not try this at home. You can watch a more accurate demonstration of a turkey fryer gone awry, or simply view the photo slideshow.

And mind these helpful turkey-frying tips ...

1: Avoid oil spillover--don't overfill the pot.
2: Turn off flame when lowering the turkey into oil.
3: Fry outside, away from the house.
4: Properly thaw the turkey before frying.
5: Keep a grease-fire-approved extinguisher nearby.

... on the Thursday following this week's Friday Afternoon Moment of Whimsy. Meanwhile, don't forget to join #ShatnerFryersClub.

(H/T to Victor Lams.)

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