The "typewriter method" isn't the only way to remove corn on the cob. Try this technique to use fresh kernels in recipes. Line a tray with a towel to collect the corn that falls (and protect the blade of the knife). Remove husk, but leave stem intact. Cut off the tip of the cob to create a flat end. With a chef's knife, slice the corn as you rotate the cob.
Corn off the Cob
Martha Stewart Living, August 2004