the parabol of the chinese food (and why it's still good when re-heated in microwaves)
i have a theory as to why Chinese food is still good when re-heated (other than the general fact that Chinese food is better than American) way way back in the day when the Chinese were figuring out how to make their food so it was yummy they invented a microwave. they knew this would be good so they could cook all of the (non descript big meaty extinct animal here) at once so it wouldn't rot and then warm it up in the microwave when they needed to serve it. so then, some evil space aliens came down and killed their source of energy, so the microwave become useless. but they still liked the food the way it tasted, so they made it still be that way. and so when the microwave was re-invented, westerners found that the food from china was the perfect thing to re-heat in the microwave, because it never lost any of it's original flare. except for egg rolls. even ancient Chinese people aren't perfect. if they were perfect, the aliens wouldn't have destroyed their energy source to begin with.