Just saw Soylent being talked about on CBS Sunday Morning


#1

It was an episode about food titled "Eat Drink and be Merry. Rob was featured in it briefly.


#2

Linky!


#3

I added your link to the Soylent in the media thread.


#4

Sorry didn’t see your post in the media thread before I posted this… didn’t mean to be redundant.


#5

I think we both posted about the same time. What did you think of the segment?


#6

I was just channel surfing when I came across the segment and started watching. I had no idea they were gonna talk about Soylent but before the commercial break I saw someone pouring a glass and thought, that looks like Soylent! Then when they came back from commercial they showed the empty black pitcher on the table and knew what was coming.

I thought the segment was interesting overall . As far as the part about Soylent in particular, I was glad they presented it without a lot of the negativity that seems common when covering Soylent these days. I thought the response about it tasting like chemicals and lipids was based more on what he knew was in there rather than an honest reaction to the taste, but not a big deal.


#7

I totally agree…


#8

The old “chemicals” thing that so many fall back on is so silly. Everything is chemicals so how can chemicals have one particular taste? Calling something “chemicals” is just a shorthand way of dismissing it in a manner that many people will automatically go along with.


#9

Yep.

I hate anything with that chemical called “water” in it, personally. Darned nasty chemicals, get outta mah food!


#10

I just laughed. That’s got to be among the most negatively loaded ways to say that Soylent has a bland flavor. I wonder how he’d describe it if we gave him a mug of Soylent mixed with Clorox.


#11

Gotta get those chemical free drinks.


#12

Gonna love SMBC lol smbc is all kinds of awesome.


#13

Yes one must avoid that di hydrogen monoxide. Scary chemical!


#14

It’s nearly a universal solvent. How scary is that?