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(Daily Mail)   NASA did not realize substituting tofu bacon for real bacon would have deadly consequences two months into the mission as riots broke out on the ship   (dailymail.co.uk) divider line 45
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2012-07-25 10:39:09 AM
Tofu bacon? More like tofu blasphemy.
 
2012-07-25 10:42:11 AM
We had a guy who eat so much on a 59-day deployment that he couldn't get out of the submarine when we got home! It took him two weeks to 'slim' down.
 
2012-07-25 10:45:01 AM
considering that they'll likely work out every day to keep their muscles from atrophying, this isn't likely going to make them pork up

wonder why tofu vs real, maybe because they can grow soy beans and process it en-route?
 
2012-07-25 10:49:10 AM

Lanadapter: Tofu bacon? More like tofu blasphemyLIES.


FIFProper Outrage.
 
2012-07-25 10:57:44 AM

loonatic112358: considering that they'll likely work out every day to keep their muscles from atrophying, this isn't likely going to make them pork up

wonder why tofu vs real, maybe because they can grow soy beans and process it en-route?


Easier to sterilize?
 
2012-07-25 11:01:49 AM
The hole idea of "tofu bacon" is offensive. It's not bacon, dammit. It is "tofu bacon substitute".

What would vegans do if someone introduced "beef apples" onto the market?
 
2012-07-25 11:02:25 AM

SacriliciousBeerSwiller: The hole idea of "tofu bacon" is offensive. It's not bacon, dammit. It is "tofu bacon substitute".

What would vegans do if someone introduced "beef apples" onto the market?


The whole idea is equally so.
 
2012-07-25 11:07:31 AM
Also, I heard that one reason they are not taking meat is it won't last more than a few months. But then, one can buy this at Costco and it claims a shelf life of 25 years.

So what's the disconnect? You know, other than the fact that re-hydrated meat pellets seems somewhat gag-inducing (the pictures on this product of Thanksgiving-quality ham and such have got to be total BS).
 
2012-07-25 11:19:02 AM
Mmmmm beef apples....
 
2012-07-25 11:21:35 AM
Why would they keep pointing out tofu in an article about fat astronauts? It seems like the hippy less calorie option.
 
2012-07-25 11:37:36 AM
SacriliciousBeerSwiller: The hole idea of "tofu bacon" is offensive. It's not bacon, dammit. It is "tofu bacon substitute".

Yeah... that's why the put the word "tofu" in front of the word "bacon," so epicurean tough guys won't accidentally ingest tofu and instantly develop breasts and a vagina.
 
2012-07-25 11:41:10 AM

loonatic112358: considering that they'll likely work out every day to keep their muscles from atrophying, this isn't likely going to make them pork up

wonder why tofu vs real, maybe because they can grow soy beans and process it en-route?


Look up the 'processing' steps for making tofu anything from soy. I hate to be all herpaderp Paleo, but Soy, aside from some of the worse smelling products like natto which are almost non-processed, is really, really, farking nasty stuff. Any vegetable they have to acid leach isn't really that good. Plus it takes a lot to turn soy->tofu.

Now I have a semi trollish question. What's with the sudden obsession with 'bacon' on the internet? It's been going on for a few years. Is it just like zombies, where it's the 'in' thing? I mean, bacon's good, and everything, but not this sort of life changing force that needs to be drug into every aspect of our lives or whatever. It's more creepy than anything else how fast people go 'BACON!!!!!!' any time it's remotely relevent, or any time it's not and they want to get a few in-joke laughs..
 
2012-07-25 11:57:06 AM

Barricaded Gunman: SacriliciousBeerSwiller: The hole idea of "tofu bacon" is offensive. It's not bacon, dammit. It is "tofu bacon substitute".

Yeah... that's why the put the word "tofu" in front of the word "bacon," so epicurean tough guys won't accidentally ingest tofu and instantly develop breasts and a vagina.


The point. You're missing it.

/let's sell "bacon tofu" in the vegan section
 
2012-07-25 12:00:29 PM

kroonermanblack: Now I have a semi trollish question. What's with the sudden obsession with 'bacon' on the internet? It's been going on for a few years. Is it just like zombies, where it's the 'in' thing?


Yes, it is something of a tired meme. At the same time, few foods are as universally loved, from my observation. How many people have you met that didn't like bacon (well, short of having some sort of dietary restriction, self-imposed or otherwise)? Furthermore you can combine it with almost any other food and it works at least somewhat well.
 
2012-07-25 12:11:08 PM

SacriliciousBeerSwiller: What would vegans do if someone introduced "beef apples" onto the market?


Hmm.....

*grabs some hedge clippers and leaves to find a bull*
 
2012-07-25 12:25:22 PM
I get that you can't have meat/dairy on a trip like this because it will never last, but why on earth do people keep trying to make meat replacements? I've never had a vegan meat replacement item that was remotely similar to the real thing, and to me that just makes it inferior and unappetizing.

Why not make something that isn't supposed to be meat? There are hundreds of dishes that are absolutely delicious, full of plenty of nutrients and protein, but don't include meat/dairy. Not because it's replaced by a substitute, but because meat doesn't belong in the meal. You just have to look outside of your western comfort zone a little bit. Indian food is the most obvious example where putting meat in some of the dishes actually makes decreases the flavor. But tofu bacon? I'd rather eat cardboard.
 
2012-07-25 12:27:47 PM
Oh sure! Thousands of rocket scientists and other engineers are scrambling to find a new job, yet NASA retains these dipwads to play Betty Crocker on the taxpayer's dime.
 
2012-07-25 12:29:07 PM
The article had this picture:
i.dailymail.co.uk

With the caption: "Cutting edge food science: The astronauts menus will include tofu bacon, scrambled eggs, caramel cake, lemon cake, french fries and peanut butter cookies"

Not pictured: tofu bacon, scrambled eggs, caramel cake, lemon cake, french fries and peanut butter cookies
 
2012-07-25 12:31:42 PM
as much as i would like to chime in on the whole "tofu 'bacon'" thing ('cause it's an abomination which does not look, smell, feel or taste like bacon), i think we're missing the point here:

THEY ARE PLANNING FOR A TRIP TO MARS.

MARS. DO YOU GET THAT?

i would love to see this happen in my lifetime.
 
2012-07-25 12:33:19 PM

Nickninja: I get that you can't have meat/dairy on a trip like this because it will never last, but why on earth do people keep trying to make meat replacements? I've never had a vegan meat replacement item that was remotely similar to the real thing, and to me that just makes it inferior and unappetizing.

Why not make something that isn't supposed to be meat? There are hundreds of dishes that are absolutely delicious, full of plenty of nutrients and protein, but don't include meat/dairy. Not because it's replaced by a substitute, but because meat doesn't belong in the meal. You just have to look outside of your western comfort zone a little bit. Indian food is the most obvious example where putting meat in some of the dishes actually makes decreases the flavor. But tofu bacon? I'd rather eat cardboard.


There are some "meat replacements" that are pretty decent on their own. But they suck if you think about whatever kind of meat and compare it to them.

I like Morningstar Farm's breakfast sausage. It doesn't hold a candle to real breakfast sausage, but I can't eat that often. But the fake sausage makes a pretty good side dish for breakfast food if you don't think too hard about real sausage.
 
2012-07-25 12:34:52 PM
 
2012-07-25 12:35:40 PM

Nickninja: Why not make something that isn't supposed to be meat?


For the converts, especially the ones who think they "should" be vegan. If you still like meat, or, even worse, crave meat once you remove it from your diet, then you have to do these little tricks to keep "pure".

I can eat meat or not, it depends on my mood, but I sure do like it. There are two philosophies I use when it comes to food. Michael Pollan's, which is "Eat food. Not a lot. Mostly plants." And mine, which is "Maximize the number of species eaten at any meal."
 
2012-07-25 12:53:25 PM
how
god
dam
dare
you
nasa
 
2012-07-25 01:06:20 PM

kroonermanblack: loonatic112358: considering that they'll likely work out every day to keep their muscles from atrophying, this isn't likely going to make them pork up

wonder why tofu vs real, maybe because they can grow soy beans and process it en-route?

Look up the 'processing' steps for making tofu anything from soy. I hate to be all herpaderp Paleo, but Soy, aside from some of the worse smelling products like natto which are almost non-processed, is really, really, farking nasty stuff. Any vegetable they have to acid leach isn't really that good. Plus it takes a lot to turn soy->tofu.

Now I have a semi trollish question. What's with the sudden obsession with 'bacon' on the internet? It's been going on for a few years. Is it just like zombies, where it's the 'in' thing? I mean, bacon's good, and everything, but not this sort of life changing force that needs to be drug into every aspect of our lives or whatever. It's more creepy than anything else how fast people go 'BACON!!!!!!' any time it's remotely relevent, or any time it's not and they want to get a few in-joke laughs..


bacon is forever

but i hear what you are saying about zombies - that shiat is everywhere
 
2012-07-25 01:07:12 PM

theorellior: who think they "should" be vegan. If you still like meat, or, even worse, crave meat once you remove it from your diet, then you have to do these little tricks to keep "pure".


So it's kindof like a straight man in prison having sex with a skinny guy in cutoffs and a half shirt.
 
2012-07-25 01:08:01 PM
Already, Cooper's team of three has come up with about 100 recipes, all vegetarian because the astronauts will not have dairy or meat products available. It isn't possible to preserve those products long enough to take to Mars


Really? Cured meat can't be stored for 18 months? And since weight would be an issue, what is the energy/nutrient to weight ratio of vegetation to meat?
 
2012-07-25 01:19:55 PM
Stupid question time. I thought a trip to Mars was a one way thing due to the time it takes to get there. Now there talking 5 years on the report I heard on NPR. What has changed that they now plan on making it there and back?
 
2012-07-25 01:23:41 PM

Burr: SacriliciousBeerSwiller: What would vegans do if someone introduced "beef apples" onto the market?

Hmm.....

*grabs some hedge clippers and leaves to find a bull*


Good luck. I believe you'll find them rallying around the family with a pocket full of shells.
 
2012-07-25 01:28:18 PM
 
2012-07-25 01:55:39 PM

h2oincfs: as much as i would like to chime in on the whole "tofu 'bacon'" thing ('cause it's an abomination which does not look, smell, feel or taste like bacon), i think we're missing the point here:

THEY ARE PLANNING FOR A TRIP TO MARS.

MARS. DO YOU GET THAT?

i would love to see this happen in my lifetime.


Quit trying to distract us from the fact that our government is clearly trying to force artifical meat on us.
 
2012-07-25 02:03:39 PM

h2oincfs: as much as i would like to chime in on the whole "tofu 'bacon'" thing ('cause it's an abomination which does not look, smell, feel or taste like bacon), i think we're missing the point here:

THEY ARE PLANNING FOR A TRIP TO MARS.

MARS. DO YOU GET THAT?

i would love to see this happen in my lifetime.


We're going to Mars....

/Boinga, boinga boinga!
 
2012-07-25 02:27:37 PM

for good or for awesome: Stupid question time. I thought a trip to Mars was a one way thing due to the time it takes to get there. Now there talking 5 years on the report I heard on NPR. What has changed that they now plan on making it there and back?


When the Earth and Mars are at their appropriate points in their solar orbits it only takes a few months to a year to go one way. But then you have to wait for the planets to both rotate around the sun into the same position which I believe takes a few years until your next window. So there's never been a timeframe problem with a roundtrip, but more of a fuel/logistics problem because you really need to be able to manufacture it on Mars, or at least have a couple unmanned resupply ships on the way to refuel you once you get there. I don't think there was ever a real plan to go there permanently one-way, just that there was no immediate plan to get you back. The idea was that eventually that would materialize as the technology matured and private transportation emerged.
 
2012-07-25 02:51:11 PM
Tofu bacon? Why do they hate our astronauts?
 
2012-07-25 02:57:48 PM

dittybopper: Good luck. I believe you'll find them rallying around the family with a pocket full of shells.


Will there be a parade?
 
2012-07-25 03:08:59 PM
i.dailymail.co.uk

"We eat pizza for a living, in the name of science."

Not a bad gig if you can get it.
 
2012-07-25 03:29:21 PM

Cybernetic: [i.dailymail.co.uk image 634x397]

"We eat pizza for a living, in the name of science."

Not a bad gig if you can get it.


I could go for some lab-grade pizza...and lab-grade science ladies (mrowwww).

/Where -what- is? WHAT?
 
2012-07-25 03:43:46 PM

Krieghund: The article had this picture:
[i.dailymail.co.uk image 634x400]

With the caption: "Cutting edge food science: The astronauts menus will include tofu bacon, scrambled eggs, caramel cake, lemon cake, french fries and peanut butter cookies"

Not pictured: tofu bacon, scrambled eggs, caramel cake, lemon cake, french fries and peanut butter cookies


This.

Also... They are giving astronauts Tofu Bacon?

dl.dropbox.com
 
2012-07-25 04:12:55 PM

way south: Also... They are giving astronauts Tofu Bacon?


Yeah. I would think that spending years of climbing to the top of the food chain in professions would get you a diet that didn't consist of the lowest kind of crappy food.
 
2012-07-25 05:00:02 PM
Maybe NASA is just getting tired of the stupid bacon meme where everyone is like OMG BACON OMG like it's the greatest thing on earth. It's good, but it's not that good. I only eat it a few times a year and there are plenty of better tasting things out there.
 
2012-07-25 05:04:02 PM

Hand Banana: Maybe NASA is just getting tired of the stupid bacon meme where everyone is like OMG BACON OMG like it's the greatest thing on earth. It's good, but it's not that good. I only eat it a few times a year and there are plenty of better tasting things out there.


...Not sure if communist or just closet vegetarian.

dl.dropbox.com
 
2012-07-25 05:12:37 PM

inner ted: how
god
dam
dare
you
nasa


sprudge.com
 
2012-07-25 06:34:50 PM
talk to the bomb about vegetarianism
 
2012-07-25 07:32:12 PM

SacriliciousBeerSwiller: kroonermanblack: Now I have a semi trollish question. What's with the sudden obsession with 'bacon' on the internet? It's been going on for a few years. Is it just like zombies, where it's the 'in' thing?

Yes, it is something of a tired meme. At the same time, few foods are as universally loved, from my observation. How many people have you met that didn't like bacon (well, short of having some sort of dietary restriction, self-imposed or otherwise)? Furthermore you can combine it with almost any other food and it works at least somewhat well.


I actually made bacon-maple-vanilla ice cream. It was DELICIOUS.
 
2012-07-25 08:07:38 PM

SacriliciousBeerSwiller: kroonermanblack: Now I have a semi trollish question. What's with the sudden obsession with 'bacon' on the internet? It's been going on for a few years. Is it just like zombies, where it's the 'in' thing?

Yes, it is something of a tired meme. At the same time, few foods are as universally loved, from my observation. How many people have you met that didn't like bacon (well, short of having some sort of dietary restriction, self-imposed or otherwise)? Furthermore you can combine it with almost any other food and it works at least somewhat well.


Well, I also like masturbating with sandpaper and jello, but I don't go around screaming 'blood pudding!!!!' on the internet and at my buddies every 10 seconds.

And you can combine a meat product which is primarily comprised of...fat...and....salt...to almost any food and have it taste good? I'm floored. It's almost as if the human body loves fat and salt!

I mean, if you take away the fat, the salt, and any ovewhelming sugar/artificial flavoring from bacon, what're you really left with? Crunch? What does 'bacon' taste like, without salt/fat/sugar? Stale ham?
 
2012-07-26 01:47:57 AM

way south: Hand Banana: Maybe NASA is just getting tired of the stupid bacon meme where everyone is like OMG BACON OMG like it's the greatest thing on earth. It's good, but it's not that good. I only eat it a few times a year and there are plenty of better tasting things out there.

...Not sure if communist or just closet vegetarian.

[dl.dropbox.com image 300x444]



He's neither of those, but he smells like HERESY! Lets kill him... For the emprah, of course.
 
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