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Diff’rent Tastes

Posted by Carl Schutte on May 19, 2009

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OK, so I haven’t really had that much to complain about lately. I don’t know if it’s due to the cold weather or perhaps there’s something in my water. Either way, I’m not going to question it too much, it seems to have had a positive effect on my karma. Why just today, I bought a coffee machine and got R100 off the price due to somebody putting the wrong price on the box. It’s fantastic when you spot that price that just doesn’t look right – normally you expect the item to be priced higher than the others, but every now & then, somebody on the inside does you a favour and underprices the item. Man, is that feeling sweet! So as I say, my karma’s looking good, so until it turns around, I’m going to try to be a nicer person. You know, ride this thing for all it’s worth & all that jazz. Sadly, today’s post is not all about how I got an awesome coffee machine for R100 less than the RRP…

Something I’ve noticed, but I have never Googled, is how different things taste different depending on what you eat/drink them with. Has anybody else noticed this?

For example drinking coke out of a mug just tastes weird; it really tastes best out of a glass.

Eating yoghurt (or some other dairy product) with a plastic spoon tastes different to eating it with a regular stainless steel spoon. Even just tasting your food off the woodedn spoon while you’re cooking tastes slightly different – which probably doesn’t make it a good idea to season your food based on the wooden spoon taste test.

I’ve never tried drinking tea/coffee out of a glass, but I’d imagine that it might taste strange.

Water boiled in the microwave is different to water boiled in the kettle; it almost seems to foam a bit – not sure if I should be concerned about this.

Obviously beer out of the can tastes markedly different to beer out of the bottle.

What about in high school, when your mom gave you cooldrink in that little lunch box bottle; cooldrink definitely tasted different out of that thing! Did anybody else’s mom try to give them coke for school – what a disaster that turned out to be – you only make that mistake once!

Did anybody else every lick the terminals of a nine-volt (PP3) battery – the rectangular one – when they were a kid? It had this weird electrical-metallic taste. Actually, that battery story probably explains a lot…

Seriously though, is it just me or do these things actually taste different?

Maybe you have some other examples…

I can’t understand it, it must be purely psychological; I can’t believe that we’re actually ingesting small bits of mug or spoon when we eat things.

It also doesn’t seem plausible that there’s a reaction occuring, resulting in some sort of molecular reorganisation.

Anyway, let me know. C-Dawg over & out!

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The hypothetical – Superheros

Posted by lanktank on May 19, 2009

If you could be any known superhero who would you be and why?

LT: Storm – She can control the weather. I love talking about the weather. Now, imagine the two combined… I know, kiffness. Also, I could make sure all the pollen is kept far away from me. The pollen count in Cape Town is quite high and I have really bad allergies, so to be able to control that instead of being stuck on Allergex for the rest of my life, would be a real cost saver.

C-Dawg: Iceman – Well, you’re guaranteed to be a hit at parties, even if it’s just to keep the drinks cold. You can also do your famous “walking on water” trick… just like Jesus. The important thing is, you’re getting your foot in the door and that means opportunity to meet babes. Also, you can always put out fires (even the metaphorical ones); chicks love firemen… enough said.

Kappie: First off, I’d be Boobie-man if I could make up a superhero. I’m not sure what powers he’d have exactly, but they would involve boobies. Other than that it would have to be Batman. He’s super even without super powers. How cool is that? Plus he’s a billionaire and I’m sure that black suit will attract some crazy weird, messed up girls. High 5!

FirstChild: Professor Charles Francis Xavier – He controls things just with the power of his big brain. He studied at Oxford. He’s got a cool accent.

GND: I’d be Black Widow – Not sure on the super powers but she has the raddest outfit ever!

DMeister: Think that if I had to be a superhero I’d definitely go with Ironman – He might not be superhero per se, but when he’s in┬áthat suit he’s pretty much invincible, and he doesn’t have any negative side effects, like being green or not being able to touch people…etc. He has loads of money but doesn’t have to hide his identity like Batman. And unlike Batman, he actually enjoys his money. He drives fast cars and hangs out with famous models. I don’t know what better past times there could be. So I’m going with Ironman! I might not love the red and yellow colours but at least he can change his clothes and just be a normal guy again.

Who would you be?

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