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Walter Skinner in his underwear

Out with the old and in with the new...

Refrigerator, that is. I think the one in my house qualifies as an antique. When *were* bronze-brown refrigerators in style, anyway? I've polled several friends, and they all agreed: early 70s at the latest.

Said fridge has been dying a death for about a week now. It turned out to be a lot more difficult to replace than I expected, as all the cabinetry was built around it, and almost all new refrigerators are obviously made to match McMansions and super-sized SUVs.... i.e., almost everything I looked at was too tall, too wide and too deep to fit into the cabinet.

But I found one! It was delivered today.

Before it was hauled off, I denuded the old fridge of all the fridge magnets.

Now, if I knew how to do a poll - which I don't - I'd run a poll.

So I'll just ask this question.

1 - Shall I stick with "tasteful" fridge decorations (is there any such thing)?

Or,

2 - Shall I reconstruct the fannish portion of my fridge decor?

I have images of Spock, Kirk, McCoy, Holmes & Watson, Illya Kuryakin, Spike, Vinnie Terranova, Mulder & Scully, and...

Walter Skinner in his underwear...!

Should they adorn my fridge once more?

EDITED: The fridge magnets, sans a few mundane ones that I don't like anymore, have been restored, and Walter Skinner, in his underwear, occupies pride of place.

Comments

Yes! Yes! Yes!
Stick with the fandom. My family has to deal with it. ;-) But hey...at least the cuties are all clothed. LOL
>>>But hey...at least the cuties are all clothed. LOL

LOL!

The magnets are going back up today.
What, trying to fly in the face of tradition?!?!
LOL! Well, there are some traditions which *ought* to be challenged, but this isn't one of them. I plan to decorate my fridge with its magnets today...
You are saying that Walter Skinner in his underwear isn't "tasteful"? Huh. P'rhaps that's why I failed finishing school. Go figure.
You are *so* right! What was I thinking???
Go for it!

My fridge, as you know, is covered in chrome and therefore magnets will not stick to it.

It's neat, yeah, but I kind of miss them. Fridges should be entertaining.
>>> Fridges should be entertaining.

Yes, indeed! The magnets are going back up today.
You should share a photo! It sounds amazing.

Good luck with the new appliance.
>>>You should share a photo! It sounds amazing.

Not amazing, so much; more of a hodgepodge of fannish & a ton of misc. magnets that I have either purchased or been given over the year.
NOw, my first question wouldn't have been 'will it fit?', it would have been 'What's the energy efficiency rating?'.

I've saved around $100 on my annual electricity bill by making sure my new fridge (same size as the old one) uses a lot less electricity.

Less CO2, more money - being an environmentalist can save you hard cash.

PS. I'd keep the fridge fannish.
Pretty much every new refrigerator sold in California meets the latest energy efficiency ratings. I didn't see a single one which didn't include the "energy star" decal.

>>>I'd keep the fridge fannish.

The magnets are going back up today.
I'm hearing a lot of good stuff about California on the environmental front. A few other states as well.

If only the US government would follow suit...

(We get an A-E energy rating on appliances, though some new ones are now A* which is even better.)
>>>If only the US government would follow suit...

I think that's going to take awhile longer, unfortunately.

One interesting, new development in the US that I've read about recently. Some portions of the Evangelical religious community - of all groups! have become interested in environmental issues, the idea being, the Earth is God's Creation, and that religious people have a responsibility for caring for it. Considering the influence certain religious groups have had on government policy recently, I'm very curious as to where this is going to lead.
I have long thought that this was a possible line for religious groups to take, so I am really glad to see the Evangelicals picking up on it.

After all, Noah was told to take two of every animal - this does not tally well with allowing species to go extinct.

I will be very interested to see how that one develops!
It certainly is a surprising development. Environmental interests are new territory for the Evangelical denominations.

One of the "mainstream" Christian denominations, the Episcopalian church (affiliated with the Anglican Communion) has been promoting an environmental policy for some time called "The Stewardship of All Creation."

I'm not religious, but my father was an Episcopalian minister, and I tend to follow what's going on with that particular denomination.
Fridge magnets are a MUST. We have some I brought over from the US ;)
They *are* fun, aren't they? The fridge magnets are going back up today.