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2021-01-27 2:47:21 PM  
A friend of mine is on the pickle juice kick.

He's one of those guys who is genuinely brilliant, but also a complete dumbass.
 
2021-01-27 3:04:51 PM  

skyotter: A friend of mine is on the pickle juice kick.

He's one of those guys who is genuinely brilliant, but also a complete dumbass.


My family calls that "dumbest smart person I know".
 
2021-01-27 3:17:45 PM  
Don't forget the psychosomatic effect.

The only time I drink tomato juice is on plane flights - the salt improves the taste when the air pressure is low.  I had it once when I was in my 20s on a red-eye flight, and liked it, and now that's what I get on airplanes.  Keeps me sane when I'm packed into a tube with too many other people.  It's not fear of flying, it's the people.  I should probably try it after the pandemic if I'm packed into a restaurant that's full to the gills.
 
2021-01-27 3:31:49 PM  

FrancoFile: Don't forget the psychosomatic effect.

The only time I drink tomato juice is on plane flights - the salt improves the taste when the air pressure is low.  I had it once when I was in my 20s on a red-eye flight, and liked it, and now that's what I get on airplanes.  Keeps me sane when I'm packed into a tube with too many other people.  It's not fear of flying, it's the people.  I should probably try it after the pandemic if I'm packed into a restaurant that's full to the gills.


I love-love-lurrrve tomatensaft on flights, not only because the onboard water is likely deadly-nasty, but because I don't ever get the stuff often enough at home. plus why should I drink my vodak straight like some savage? but I never thought about the salt/pressure aspect!
 
2021-01-27 3:32:48 PM  

tintar: FrancoFile: Don't forget the psychosomatic effect.

The only time I drink tomato juice is on plane flights - the salt improves the taste when the air pressure is low.  I had it once when I was in my 20s on a red-eye flight, and liked it, and now that's what I get on airplanes.  Keeps me sane when I'm packed into a tube with too many other people.  It's not fear of flying, it's the people.  I should probably try it after the pandemic if I'm packed into a restaurant that's full to the gills.

I love-love-lurrrve tomatensaft on flights, not only because the onboard water is likely deadly-nasty, but because I don't ever get the stuff often enough at home. plus why should I drink my vodak straight like some savage? but I never thought about the salt/pressure aspect!


That's half the reason airplane food is over-salted (the other is for preservation & appearance).
 
2021-01-27 3:39:07 PM  
and, I d'nno about that "secret benefits" stuff, but meh anything that keeps you hydrated and also prevents cramping is a good thing - this is, like, basic knowledge. sure, pickle juice would work.

in college, those of us on the (poorly-funded) cycling team, who were too poor to afford Brawndo, would often just put salt, sugar (and, if lucky, koolaid or some other flavoring) in our water bottles. it's more or less the same exact thing.

I like pickle juice 'cos it tastes good, but I don't ever chug the stuff. I'll also save it, if it's a particularly favorite one - to put other vegetables into.

altho' the one time I tried those dill pickle juice freezer-pops? just chemically and nasty. but that could be that the mfgr./vendor is simply awful - still have yet to try making them myself in an ice cube tray...
 
2021-01-27 3:52:35 PM  

FrancoFile: That's half the reason airplane food is over-salted (the other is for preservation & appearance).


hmm, now I wonder about that Thai? Vietnamese? Singaporean? airline that had hundreds upon hundreds of pre-made meals they really couldn't use because plague-era (or maybe not pre-made, maybe simply as busy-work for helping employees stay employed etc. - doesn't matter, either way)

and there were enough fans of airline food to snap them all up, ha ha ha.

so, now I wonder if those taste salty down on dry land. then again, every single not-damn-US airline I've flown, has always had rather impressive food. especially the SE-Asian ones.

whereas I can't remember once having a decent meal on a US airline, not even when my employers sat me in Bidness, and certainly not in cattle-class.

but even economy on Korean Air and also Cathay Pacific? *chefskiss* superb food. and roomy seats!
 
2021-01-27 4:05:31 PM  
A swig of pickle juice is supposed to be a way to boost your electrolytes during a fast to avoid that light-headed, spacy feeling. It's also a little salty jolt that doesn't break your fast.
I don't know if any of that is true, but it helps get me though.
 
2021-01-27 4:49:29 PM  

testosteronephobe: A swig of pickle juice is supposed to be a way to boost your electrolytes during a fast to avoid that light-headed, spacy feeling. It's also a little salty jolt that doesn't break your fast.
I don't know if any of that is true, but it helps get me though.


only fasting I've ever done has been the super annoying "nothing for 12 hours before your bloodwork tomorrow!"

but I feel as if there are interesting nuances/loopholes in various culture's / religion's fasting protocols? so it wouldn't surprise me.

oh wait, tell a lie, als-Kind we would do fasting during Lent. but it wasn't anything super-serious, lol... after all, my family was Roman Catholic, ha ha ha. like they take anything seriously... unless it's about Othering and scolding other people. ah, good times.

although, ugh now that I think about it... the one workaround in our household, was these small Ukrainian yeast-based pancakes. no butter, no syrup, no nothing. just these horrible disgusting pancakes (why is it leavened with yeast, whyyyyy??!? so very, very gross.)

but - pritty-shure not only I, but the entire rest of the family, would go sneak food in the middle of the night.
 
2021-01-27 4:51:43 PM  

FrancoFile: Don't forget the psychosomatic effect.

The only time I drink tomato juice is on plane flights - the salt improves the taste when the air pressure is low.  I had it once when I was in my 20s on a red-eye flight, and liked it, and now that's what I get on airplanes.  Keeps me sane when I'm packed into a tube with too many other people.  It's not fear of flying, it's the people.  I should probably try it after the pandemic if I'm packed into a restaurant that's full to the gills.


I'm pretty much exactly the same with tonic water. It's the only thing I drink on flights, and I only drink it on flights.
 
2021-01-27 8:31:11 PM  

zeroflight222: skyotter: A friend of mine is on the pickle juice kick.

He's one of those guys who is genuinely brilliant, but also a complete dumbass.

My family calls that "dumbest smart person I know".


That's how I describe many Libertarians.
 
2021-01-27 9:05:12 PM  

Gordon Bennett: zeroflight222: skyotter: A friend of mine is on the pickle juice kick.

He's one of those guys who is genuinely brilliant, but also a complete dumbass.

My family calls that "dumbest smart person I know".

That's how I describe many Libertarians.


You will be completely unsurprised to know that my brilliant dumbass pickle juice friend self-identifies as (small-l) libertarian.
 
2021-01-27 9:34:30 PM  
I farking LOVE pickles. And yes, I drink pickle juice sometimes -when the pickles are all gone. I didn't realize this was a meathead jock thing.
 
2021-01-27 10:02:20 PM  
aino, aino, I've inflicted before, but these little gherkin/cornichon size ones are the wife's absolute favorite. I'm really surprised when she likes anything even vaguely "spicy" - but the burn is really quite mild and ephemeral. (oddly-enough, Vlasic's "salsa pickles" are muy muy muy of the picoso.)

this is one of the pickle juices I will always, always save, to put either regular dills in there to attempt infusion, or raw cauliflower/carrots/peas etc.

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/sucks that Dollar Tree no longer has them
//only 'bout $3/jar on the hamazons, tho'
///*unbelievably good* but I try to resist so hers can have them, and I b/c enjoy literally any other pickle
 
2021-01-28 1:40:57 AM  
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