The Grim Adventures
Pot Calling the Kettle...
Friday, August 14, 2009
What Say You (
at 8:58am Aug 13
at 9:14am Aug 13
Cast iron pots and kettles are black
at 9:30am Aug 13
You are a pot
at 12:47pm Aug 14
try putting one over a fire
at 3:19am Aug 14
at 6:40am Aug 14
When you put a shiny pot over a fire the soot almost immediately turns it black. If you scrub the pot after each and every use you can remove the soot and make the pot shiny again, but if you don't the pot builds up a layer of soot thick enough where it is all but impossible to get off.
So a pot that isn't well maintained would become black.
at 7:18am Aug 14
Yeah the saying came from when most pots and kettles were made of cast iron. Not the copper and alluminium stuff we use today.
at 7:59am Aug 14
Oh wait... was it a reference to being black or the fact that they were no longer using saucepans/pots to heat up their water but kettles instead?
at 8:04am Aug 14
It almost looks like the kettle's the stuck-up one. Look at his turned-up spout!
at 8:05am Aug 14
Also, wow, those windows are high!
at 8:39am Aug 14
Haha! Gazared, your window comment made me laugh the most!
at 8:39am Aug 14
Haha, any surface level light coming in heats him up too much.
at 9:21am Aug 14
That... actually makes sense...
Must. Not. Make. Lame. Joke. I wonder what gets the kettle boiling.
at 11:24am Aug 14
Where's the kettle's shiny pot wife?
Nice work, Mike!
at 5:18am Aug 19
at 5:36pm Oct 11
Yeah.. What I imagine was funny to the person who drew this was lost on me. The only way this would make sense was if the pot were black as the point of the idiom was to address the hypocrisy of condemning someone for a quality one possesses. Fail joke is fail.
at 5:57pm Oct 11
The perspective is way off.
at 11:18am Jan 7
i wonder why the kettle is walking on the grass (instead of the neat path directly connecting the rear of the truck and the front door)...
at 3:57am Feb 1
Cast Iron pots or kettles are as black as cast iron skillets.
at 1:40am Feb 21
Kettle originally referred to a large 'pig/cast' iron cooking vessel meant to serve a 'host/army' (Host of biblical notion is a fighting brigade). Kettles are dark gray to black from the start. Pot is a modern cooking vessel for a household. Pots as gopher65 mentioned were made usually of shiny steel. Bad maintenance of a pot leads to near permanent blackening that can only be repaired by corroding or scouring past the original surface. What is desirable in a Kettle is unwanted in a Pot. Thus the meaning is an a example of hypocrisy. The Kettle was dark to begin with, while the pot darken with age.
at 3:30pm Mar 1
who gives a shit you wikipedia retards
the pots calling the kettle black
at 10:43am Jun 5
Brilliant. I'm trawling through your archives btw
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