Monday, August 02, 2004

The Case of the Exploding Microwave

I'll start with an old favorite. This is from an advance reading copy of a pot-boiler thriller from a few years back.

Page 39 of Gone, But Not Forgotten by Philip Margolin:
Alan took his TV dinner out of the microwave and rolled back the aluminum foil, giving the food the briefest of glances.
Aluminum foil? In a microwave? Evidently, he gave the owner's manual the briefest of glances, too.