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    cosmic law of french toast"?

    What do you mean by "cosmic law of french toast"? The guy killed in the accident was trying to punish his wife, but by dying,he couldn't do it. Is it related to this expression? I searched internet a lot, but couldn't find a good description.

    2425248 - he was gonna find his old
    2425248 - lady and "fix her for good. "
    2428747 - He was 2 miles from her house
    2428747 - when he crashed the motorcycle.
    2432714 - So... if i hadn't
    2432714 - picked him up
    2435447 - or if he'd recovered...
    2437948 - he might have come back
    2437948 - and killed his wife.
    2442847 - Well...
    2444580 - once again...
    2444580 - cosmic law of french toast.
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    Re: cosmic law of french toast"?

    Even some of the characters don't know what this means :
    Melinda: I learned a long time ago, don't question the cosmic law of French toast.Jim: The what?



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    Re: cosmic law of french toast"?

    Quote Originally Posted by fivejedjon View Post
    Even some of the characters don't know what this means :
    Melinda: I learned a long time ago, don't question the cosmic law of French toast.Jim: The what?

    Thanks a lot, but it still makes me wonder what it is, maybe this law is being applied to me as well.

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    Re: cosmic law of french toast"?

    I imagine the show explains the "law" at some other point.

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    Re: cosmic law of french toast"?

    Quote Originally Posted by SoothingDave View Post
    I imagine the show explains the "law" at some other point.
    It was mentioned twice in the same episode, but I couldn't find the meaning both in the show and the cosmos-like information source, google.

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    Re: cosmic law of french toast"?

    Hope and Mercy - Ultimate Ghost Whisperer Wiki

    Look at this. I didn't read the whole thing, and I don't watch the show. But it seems the show is using it as a shorthand for the mystery between fate and causality. Free will and determinism.

    Mel made her husband French toast. This made him late for work. Since he was late, he did not check the tires on the ambulance he drives. Later, a tire failed and the ambulance rolled over and a patient died.

    So, did Mel making French toast make this person die? If she had stayed in bed and he ate a bowl of cereal instead, would that change the dead person's fate? Or was he marked for death and he would have died by some other occurrence of events?

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    Re: cosmic law of french toast"?

    Quote Originally Posted by SoothingDave View Post
    Hope and Mercy - Ultimate Ghost Whisperer Wiki

    Look at this. I didn't read the whole thing, and I don't watch the show. But it seems the show is using it as a shorthand for the mystery between fate and causality. Free will and determinism.

    Mel made her husband French toast. This made him late for work. Since he was late, he did not check the tires on the ambulance he drives. Later, a tire failed and the ambulance rolled over and a patient died.

    So, did Mel making French toast make this person die? If she had stayed in bed and he ate a bowl of cereal instead, would that change the dead person's fate? Or was he marked for death and he would have died by some other occurrence of events?
    Thanks a million for your endeavor, and I can't thank you enough. I also felt stupid even though I watched the part in the show, and I clearly remember she mentioned french toast made the accident, but I thought it's not related to that. But definitely it is, and I realized it's only this drama specific expression, not common. And as you said, I think it denotes the relationship of an accidental thing like making toast to a person's fate.

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    Re: cosmic law of french toast"?

    The writer may be making a deliberate comical reference to surrealism or absurd humour, as in "the chance meeting on a dissecting table of a sewing machine and an umbrella" (Rimbaud).

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