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Entry from July 10, 2019
“I stop the microwave with 1 second to go so I can feel like a bomb disposal expert”

Many people stop the microwave with one second left and take their food out; this makes them feel like a bomb defusal/disposal expert. “I like to stop the microwave when it gets to one second. It makes me feel like I’ve dismantled a bomb just in time” was posted on Twitter by martin’ on October 4, 2009.

“I stop the microwave with 1 second to go so I can feel like a bomb disposal expert!!” was posted on Twitter by Luke Hackney on July 14, 2010. “I like to stop the microwave with 1 second to go. Makes me feel like a bomb defusal expert” was posted on Twitter by Alex Hoffman on October 31, 2010.

The microwave joke has been printed on many images.


Twitter
martin’
‏@martincarstens
I like to stop the microwave when it gets to one second. It makes me feel like I’ve dismantled a bomb just in time.
9:21 AM - 4 Oct 2009

Twitter
Finn Kankainen
@aFinnishLine
To make my days more exciting I like to stop the microwave with one second left, then pretend I just diffused some sort of crazy bomb.
10:19 PM - 12 Apr 2010

Twitter
Peter Pettygrew
@vandan11789
When I stop the microwave with 1 second left I feel like a bomb defuser.
2:37 AM - 8 May 2010

Twitter
Luke Hackney
@TheLukeHackney
Replying to @Anele
@Anele I stop the microwave with 1 second to go so I can feel like a bomb disposal expert!!
6:01 AM - 14 Jul 2010

Twitter
Ruben Navarro
‏@DJRubikz
I stop the microwave at 1 second cuz it makes me feel like I defused a bomb! =]
1:37 AM - 20 Jul 2010

Twitter
Ides of March.
‏@SdruhCram
Work have noticed that I like to stop the microwave with one second to go. It makes me feel like a bomb disposal expert.
4:15 AM - 28 Oct 2010

Twitter
Alex Hoffman
‏@choafhoffman
I like to stop the microwave with 1 second to go. Makes me feel like a bomb defusal expert.
3:40 AM - 31 Oct 2010

Google Books
Crazy Sh*t Old People Say
Edited by Geoff Tibballs
London, UK: Constable & Robinson Ltd
2011
Pg. ?:
“You’ll have to excuse your granddad. He always likes to stop the microwave at one second because it makes him think he’s back in the army defusing a bomb.”

Google Books
Top Twat Twit Tosh
By Paul Bowden
Published by author
2011
Pg. ?:
I like to stop the microwave with just one second left. It makes me feel like I’m James Bond and I’ve defused a bomb.

Reddit—Mildlyinteresting
Posted by u/permanomad May 17, 2012
When I stop my microwave at 0:01, I feel a bit like a bomb disposal expert.

Twitter
Bill Murray
@BiIIMurray
I like to stop the microwave with 1 second to go. Makes me feel like a bomb defusal expert.
9:20 PM - 25 Sep 2013

Twitter
Bill Murray
@BiIIMurray
I like to stop the microwave with 1 second to go. Makes me feel like a bomb defusal expert.
2:13 PM - 22 Dec 2014

Reddit—Jokes
Posted by u/RDurandt July 11, 2019
I stop my microwave at 0:01
to feel like a bomb disposal expert.

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityFood/Drink • Wednesday, July 10, 2019 • Permalink