This recipe for ice cubes has the most awesome set of comments on it. To wit:
I wanted to make your recipe but our well ran dry, so I didn’t have any water to make ice. Since I was having a party, I really had to come up with a clear liquid substitute so I would have ice on hand. A word of warning: when you make vodka cubes your BIL will hit a tree with his new car and your sister will never speak to you again.
I harvest my own free-range water, so the idea of putting it in a plastic tray and a commercially made electricity-wasting freezer disgusts me. I prefer nature’s method, waiting until the temperature outside drops below freezing.
I made a few adjustments…… used a pot instead of trays. boiled instead of freezing. Added salt, potatoes, carrots and beef to the water. It turned out more like soup instead of ice cubes. Next time I will make a few more adjustments to try and get this recipe to work for me.
Oh man, so happy to have this recipe! My grandma died and took the recipe with her. You are a life saver!!
The object of the humor here has nothing to do with the recipe for ice cubes. That’s just the medium. These comments are poking fun at the kinds of inane comments often posted on recipe sites.
People who claim that humor is of little value often mistake the object of the humor. As a result, they suppose that the joke in question is making fun of something serious or signifiant. Instead, the problem is that they don’t understand the joke. That can be annoying — although, I must admit, I find it downright hilarious when the object of the joke is those humor-challenged people.