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Pud [TotalFark]
2013-12-13 11:59:36 PM
The product has gotten the attention of big investors who see a future for the product and customers who are tired of cooking and chewing.

Well there's your problem. Do they make it in green?
 
2013-12-14 12:01:42 AM
And so it begins...
 
2013-12-14 12:21:58 AM
What, "baby brains" was taken?
 
2013-12-14 12:49:49 AM
Soylent is cheap. But feeding people, even starving people, is not as simple as handing them a powder, Ferruzzi said.

I don't want my Soylent to be made from starving people. They're all gristle and bone, no tasty fats.
 
2013-12-14 01:58:10 AM

Pud: The product has gotten the attention of big investors who see a future for the product and customers who are tired of cooking and chewing.

Well there's your problem. Do they make it in green?


Yes.

I've been thinking to do soylent for a month, just to break my habits surrounding food.
 
2013-12-14 02:30:17 AM
upload.wikimedia.org
 
2013-12-14 03:49:05 AM
Phew, for a second I was worried apes were mobilizing.
 
2013-12-14 03:49:14 AM
lolheaven.com
 
2013-12-14 03:53:05 AM
Meh, I'm waiting for the Soylent Veal.


cdn.mhpbooks.com
 
2013-12-14 03:54:38 AM
I'm not entirely sure why he went with Soylent for the name...

I mean, look at the article:

Cheap
Graduate Student Friendly
For the temporarily/permanently broke
You can live on it
Has dubious "flavor"
Is a powder.

This guy just invented Bachelor Chow , which is all well and good. But call a spade a spade. And in this case, I think going with it's real name would probably help it become more popular than Soylent.

/Now With Flavor, indeed.
 
2013-12-14 03:55:52 AM
Sigh...

Soylent is a codeword for "attention whore".
 
2013-12-14 03:57:24 AM
Waiting for this to turn out to be the Yes Men,
 
2013-12-14 04:00:14 AM
I knew that out of any science-fiction futures probable, the world of Soylent Green was always possible. I just never imagined self-fulfilling prophecy....
 
2013-12-14 04:01:17 AM
www.nextmovie.com

/obscure?
 
2013-12-14 04:02:30 AM
Didn't they already accomplish this with astronaut food?
 
2013-12-14 04:04:38 AM
I'd rather have 20 lbs of Lille Luxe than a year's supply of Soylent slop
 
2013-12-14 04:05:46 AM
The product has gotten the attention of big investors who see a future for the product and customers who are tired of cooking and chewing.

1.bp.blogspot.com

And this seems appropriate...Aw, heck.  I can't find an image of the "porn".  Hang on...Wait...how can that movie not be on my media server???

[woman_cutting_steak.jpg]
 
2013-12-14 04:07:59 AM
i1.ytimg.com

"It's peeeeeople!"
 
2013-12-14 04:08:55 AM
FTA: At around $3 per meal, the product could be a real money saver for some people.

Or you could go withRamen noodles and pay $0.17 a meal.
 
2013-12-14 04:08:58 AM
cineawesome.com

"Peeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeople!"
 
2013-12-14 04:09:00 AM
Soylent?  REALLY?

If this doesn't turn out to be a huge joke... I don't know, but I hope it's a joke.
 
2013-12-14 04:13:35 AM
I happen never to have seen the movie which, after some searching, I believe to have been referenced in the headline.

Could someone please - WITHOUT SPOILING the plot MUCH LESS THE climax of this important film please explain the connection?
 
2013-12-14 04:14:31 AM

calbert: [www.nextmovie.com image 550x291]

/obscure?


Seeing as the headline and several posts in the thread mention it, i'm going to go with not obscure.
 
2013-12-14 04:15:39 AM
Damn it quit inventing things like this. I don't want to live in Shadowrun.
 
2013-12-14 04:15:48 AM

BuckTurgidson: I happen never to have seen the movie which, after some searching, I believe to have been referenced in the headline.

Could someone please - WITHOUT SPOILING the plot MUCH LESS THE climax of this important film please explain the connection?


No.  However, I can give you a general idea.

In the movie, a food product called Soylent Green is mass produced and sold world wide.  It turns out it's made from... unappetizing material.

It's almost impossible to have missed the tag line associated with the movie, but I won't type it here since we don't have spoiler tags.
 
2013-12-14 04:18:27 AM

Draq: Damn it quit inventing things like this. I don't want to live in Shadowrun.


I do, just... not that part.

Street Sams and docs, deckers and magic all sound good though.
 
2013-12-14 04:19:04 AM
Can we take his gun from his cold, dead hands now?
 
2013-12-14 04:19:14 AM

llortcM_yllort: calbert: [www.nextmovie.com image 550x291]

/obscure?

Seeing as the headline and several posts in the thread mention it, i'm I'm going to go with not obscure.


FTFY

BuckTurgidson: I happen never to have seen the movie which, after some searching, I believe to have been referenced in the headline.

Could someone please - WITHOUT SPOILING the plot MUCH LESS THE climax of this important film please explain the connection?


There is a movie called Soylent Green where the food rations that most of the population eats (the titular Soylent Green) plays an important role in the plot.  The movie stars Charlton Heston.
 
2013-12-14 04:20:41 AM

llortcM_yllort: llortcM_yllort: calbert: [www.nextmovie.com image 550x291]

/obscure?

Seeing as the headline and several posts in the thread mention it, i'm I'm going to go with not obscure.

FTFY FTFM


Bah! I should go to bed.
 
2013-12-14 04:24:54 AM

Gunther: FTA: At around $3 per meal, the product could be a real money saver for some people.

Or you could go withRamen noodles and pay $0.17 a meal.


This, and stll have money left over for a can of veggies and a pack of dirt cheap hotdogs.
 
2013-12-14 04:25:02 AM

BuckTurgidson: I happen never to have seen the movie which, after some searching, I believe to have been referenced in the headline.

Could someone please - WITHOUT SPOILING the plot MUCH LESS THE climax of this important film please explain the connection?


It's set in a dystopian future where 'something' (which may or may not be explained) has happened so that we can't produce and/or ship enough food to feed people.  A company makes two food chip type products from fungus and algae Soylent Red and Soylent Blue.  The movie is about their new product Soylent Green and someone investigating the manufacturing process as he has concerns over the validity of their claims.

In the movie the product is seen as the best if not the only way to feed the world as cheaply and efficiently as possible; it contains all the nutrients a human needs to function although it has a bit of a dubious taste (which is Greens selling point); much like this persons similarly named product, easy to ship, has everything a human needs to function and tastes like ass.

There, an overview of the movie Soylent Green, how it relates to the article and no spoilers.   It is possible :)
 
2013-12-14 04:27:35 AM

Vaneshi: BuckTurgidson: I happen never to have seen the movie which, after some searching, I believe to have been referenced in the headline.

Could someone please - WITHOUT SPOILING the plot MUCH LESS THE climax of this important film please explain the connection?

It's set in a dystopian future where 'something' (which may or may not be explained) has happened so that we can't produce and/or ship enough food to feed people.  A company makes two food chip type products from fungus and algae Soylent Red and Soylent Blue.  The movie is about their new product Soylent Green and someone investigating the manufacturing process as he has concerns over the validity of their claims.

In the movie the product is seen as the best if not the only way to feed the world as cheaply and efficiently as possible; it contains all the nutrients a human needs to function although it has a bit of a dubious taste (which is Greens selling point); much like this persons similarly named product, easy to ship, has everything a human needs to function and tastes like ass.

There, an overview of the movie Soylent Green, how it relates to the article and no spoilers.   It is possible :)


/bows.
 
2013-12-14 04:27:35 AM

Smeggy Smurf: Lille Luxe


That is the perfect sized woman
 
2013-12-14 04:27:55 AM
Soylent is pretty much proof positive there is too much money running around Silicon Valley running after investments.

It's a VC funded nutrition shake.

i.imgur.com

With what appears to be fabulous claims about it's healthiness and yet not backed by a whole lot of research other than this software engineer invented it.

By the way, Bachelor Chow would be an excellent name for it.
 
2013-12-14 04:27:58 AM

Gunther: FTA: At around $3 per meal, the product could be a real money saver for some people.

Or you could go withRamen noodles and pay $0.17 a meal.


Or you could get Plumpy'nut, and have an arguably "complete" meal at around $0.33 each.

I wouldn't want to live off the stuff, but using either Plumpy'nut or Soylent to replace one meal each day could save a bit of money, and maybe be a bit better for you nutritionally than ramen, junk food, or whatever.
 
2013-12-14 04:28:44 AM

Pud: The product has gotten the attention of big investors who see a future for the product and customers who are tired of cooking and chewing.

Well there's your problem. Do they make it in green?


Came here to paste this quote from the article and posit "are we really getting this fat, dumb, and lazy?"

Amusing tag on holiday?

I'm no longer disgusted...
 
2013-12-14 04:30:29 AM

BuckTurgidson: I happen never to have seen the movie which, after some searching, I believe to have been referenced in the headline.

Could someone please - WITHOUT SPOILING the plot MUCH LESS THE climax of this important film please explain the connection?


Not sure if serious (pretty sure you're not) but don't waste your time watching it, what a crappy movie.  Come to think of it was there ever a Charlton Heston movie that wasn't complete crap?
 
2013-12-14 04:32:47 AM

rwfan: BuckTurgidson: I happen never to have seen the movie which, after some searching, I believe to have been referenced in the headline.

Could someone please - WITHOUT SPOILING the plot MUCH LESS THE climax of this important film please explain the connection?

Not sure if serious (pretty sure you're not) but don't waste your time watching it, what a crappy movie.  Come to think of it was there ever a Charlton Heston movie that wasn't complete crap?


Touch of Evil is pretty damn good.  Though the scene in Ed Wood where Orson Welles complains to Ed Wood about how they're making him cast Charlton Heston as a Mexican is really hilarious, and probably spot-on what Welles thought.
 
2013-12-14 04:33:28 AM
Benevolent Misanthrope:
I've been thinking to do soylent for a month, just to break my habits surrounding food.

I've thought that, as well.

I've also been wondering about if Soylent or Plumpy'nut would be suitable for WIC or food stamp programs?
 
2013-12-14 04:39:04 AM
Story is BS.

But I've been telling people for years that Necco Wafers are people.

THEY'RE PEOPLE!!!
 
2013-12-14 04:40:54 AM

Kahabut: Draq: Damn it quit inventing things like this. I don't want to live in Shadowrun.

I do, just... not that part.

Street Sams and docs, deckers and magic all sound good though.


THIS.


Also, why not bring pemmican back to market?
 
2013-12-14 04:52:56 AM
I'd eat it, for weight loss/cost saving purposes.
 
2013-12-14 04:54:30 AM
fc02.deviantart.net
 
2013-12-14 05:05:24 AM
edblock4.wikispaces.com
upload.wikimedia.org

Guess what happens to global food production when we run out of oil?
 
2013-12-14 05:11:09 AM

Pud: The product has gotten the attention of big investors who see a future for the product and customers who are tired of cooking and chewing.

Well there's your problem. Do they make it in green?


There are people who think that things like actual flavor, chewing and swallowing, and sitting down to a real meal, however hasty and makeshift, are a complete waste of time and energy. This mildly disturbs me.
 
2013-12-14 05:18:21 AM

NephilimNexus: [edblock4.wikispaces.com image 394x263]
[upload.wikimedia.org image 463x599]

Guess what happens to global food production when we run out of oil?


So which areas of the planet would you like to sterilise?
 
2013-12-14 05:25:38 AM
Meh, just stop stuff like speed limits, gun control, food standards, healthcare etc etc

You know, all the things the romans did for us. That would fix the population problem.
 
2013-12-14 05:28:17 AM
Here's how to feed the world:
upload.wikimedia.org

/can probably be used as a base for Soylent as well
 
2013-12-14 05:33:48 AM
With Obamacare's death panels in place, it is now time to begin implementing stage 2 of the plan.
 
2013-12-14 05:58:12 AM

calbert: [www.nextmovie.com image 550x291]

/obscure?


oh come on....
 
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