We're all familiar with the slang expression describing a pregnancy as having a "bun in the oven," right?

Well, that would be a heck of a lot safer and presumably more welcome than a gun in the oven! On the one hand, you could say the guy was trying to be safe and conscientious. On the other hand, you could say he should have done a much smarter job being safe and conscientious.

AP tells us about a man in Youngstown, Ohio, who received wounds in his shoulders while trying to retrieve a handgun that he had hidden in the broiler unit of his oven. It seems his girlfriend was coming over to visit and she was bringing her kids. So the guy figures a good safe place to keep his handgun out of their reach would be........yeah, the oven. And maybe it would have been IF the girlfriend hadn't decided to do some baking. I think we all know where this is going, by now, huh?

So, girlfriend turns on over, not knowing the gun is in there. She hollers to her boyfriend when she hears what she thinks is a gunshot. Boyfriend rushes to the rescue and gets hit by bullet fragments. Luckily no one was seriously injured.

I wonder what was for dinner?

DB