[ExI] Have a Soylent Green Xmas!

John Grigg possiblepaths2050 at gmail.com
Fri Dec 10 07:46:42 UTC 2010

I never ate soy substitute food products during their earlier days.
But over the past ten years I've eaten some that I thought were very
good, and they did not in the least bit make me nauseous.

Oh, what became of the study that said eating lots of soy over the
years would lead to brain damage?


On 12/9/10, spike <spike66 at att.net> wrote:
> John Grigg wrote:
>>> On Behalf Of spike
> ...
>>>There is a bit of context that is missing for many of you, who were not
> regularly going to movies in 1973 and who missed the original Soylent
> Green...
>>I saw Soylent Green years later on television.  The film is regularly
> spoken of in the media...  I miss the smart kind of science fiction films
> they made  back in the seventies.
> There was another notable one right about that same time, West World.  In
> retrospect, I realize that one had emergent AI, with apparent outloading.
> The robots become self-aware and attack.
>>...  Right around that time, food companies were experimenting with soybean
> meat substitutes.  The early ones tasted terrible.  But at least they were
> expensive and unhealthy...spike
> Funny story that has nothing to do with anything, but I still laugh when I
> think about it.  A long time ago, I was camping with my wife's family at
> Mount Rainier.  My then 19 yr old brother-in-law and I went hiking all over
> the place, and we came back to camp crazy hungry.  We had soy veggie-dogs,
> since he is a strict vegetarian.  Even tho I was half starved, I only ate
> two; I detest the wretched things.  But he devoured eight of them, scarfed
> them like a pack of rabid wolves.  About three hours later, we were sitting
> around the camp fire on a beautiful sparkly cold evening, as I waxed on
> about how good it all was.  Then I noticed he was hunched over, not moving
> at all, saying nothing.  It was hard to tell by the flickering campfire, but
> he just didn't look at all good.  I said, Hey pal, are you OK?
> No.
> Full stop.  I said, Well, um what is wrong?
> He said, Those veggie dogs.  They are all still sitting down there.  My
> stomach might stamp them "Return to Sender" any min..
> buuuurrrrrLAAAAAAHHHHH...
> Right into the campfire.  We scattered like scared roaches trying to avoid
> the big column of barf steam.
> He felt better almost immediately, but that one massive barf pretty much
> doused the fire, so that was the end of our starlight reverie that night.
> {8^D
> If you have ever eaten soy-based meat substitutes, you will understand why
> the notion of living on that stuff is so scary.  {8-]
> spike
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