Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Wanton destruction

We had a very satisfying moment here yesterday - we got a new laser printer for the office. Well, that was a good thing in and of itself, as our previous printer had taken to randomly crumpling and jamming like 1 out of every 3 sheets printed. But the real moment of satisfaction came when we brought the old printer out back, and Andee took a baseball bat to it. Scott had a few whacks too. Ah, a little violence against an inanimate object to relieve some work place stress (and built up hatred of said object).

A lesson learned, however: if you decide to go all "Office Space" on a Brother HL-2040 or similar laser printer, it's a good idea to remove the toner cartridge first! Otherwise it can be a bit messy. Although the black smoke-like plume that erupts when it's squarely struck is rather cool.

4 comments:

Mr. HCI said...

Smashing a VCR is also quite fun. Pouring rubbing alcohol on it and setting it on fire, on the other hand, is not such a great idea. The thick cloud that spread across the ceiling of the carport looked cool; the coating I could feel building up in my lungs, on the other hand . . .

aQuarius recOrds, inc. said...

Aha. A bit of a pyro, eh? Now we know where you got your moniker.

Inkjet Cartridges said...

Can you tell me more about new laser printer, just like its advantages.

jon said...

of course this happened on my day off, i missed everything!