On my travels through the interwebs I came upon this little experiment: what happens when you push a washing machine too far and it self-destructs. Unfortunately, my four boys were watching and loved the complete dis-assembly visited upon a machine strikingly like our brand-new model in the basement. After viewing the video, I gave a stern warning about trying this at home. Remember kids, never ever put rocks in my washing machine. But feel free to use it to wash your own clothes.