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Old June 23 2013, 04:17 PM   #16
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Re: Seriously, do they have sandwiches in the future?

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I want someone to invent a pill that makes food unnecessary.
Were is the fun in that!
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Old June 23 2013, 05:37 PM   #17
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Re: Seriously, do they have sandwiches in the future?

^ The whole "food pill" thing is just part of the old concepts of the future that people always had around the 30's and 40's. They all thought we'd be flying around in bubble topped cars, with cities on stilts, wearing silver jumpsuits, eating pills instead of food, searchlights waving around for no reason, that type of Jetsons-inspired crap.
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Old June 23 2013, 06:21 PM   #18
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Re: Seriously, do they have sandwiches in the future?

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^ The whole "food pill" thing is just part of the old concepts of the future that people always had around the 30's and 40's. They all thought we'd be flying around in bubble topped cars, with cities on stilts, wearing silver jumpsuits, eating pills instead of food, searchlights waving around for no reason, that type of Jetsons-inspired crap.
Looking back, it's funny people actually thought that. Why would people give up eating regular food? Apart from nutritional requirements, people eat food because it tastes good. Why would that not be the case in the 23rd or 24th centuries?

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Old June 23 2013, 06:23 PM   #19
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Re: Seriously, do they have sandwiches in the future?

^ For more on that, read William Gibson's The Gernsback Continuum.
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Old June 24 2013, 04:46 AM   #20
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A future without sandwiches is not worth living in.
Damn straight.
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Old June 24 2013, 08:04 PM   #21
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Re: Seriously, do they have sandwiches in the future?

Sandwiches are portable, handheld meals. What could be better for someone at work, whether on a construction site or starship?
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Old June 24 2013, 08:12 PM   #22
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I agree sandwiches are great.

But why keep them in a lunchbox when you have a replicator just there and can have a say, feijoada, instead if you wish?
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Old June 24 2013, 08:33 PM   #23
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Re: Seriously, do they have sandwiches in the future?

^I am sure they do, but since the question was about sandwiches, I went with that.

Heck, I like burritos and fajitas in the microwave. There isn't much difference since burritos and fajitas are Mexican sandwiches.
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Old June 24 2013, 10:46 PM   #24
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Re: Seriously, do they have sandwiches in the future?

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^ The whole "food pill" thing is just part of the old concepts of the future that people always had around the 30's and 40's. They all thought we'd be flying around in bubble topped cars, with cities on stilts, wearing silver jumpsuits, eating pills instead of food, searchlights waving around for no reason, that type of Jetsons-inspired crap.
Looking back, it's funny people actually thought that. Why would people give up eating regular food? Apart from nutritional requirements, people eat food because it tastes good. Why would that not be the case in the 23rd or 24th centuries?
And it just reminded me: In all of the Jetsons episodes, did we ever actually see the surface of the ground?
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Old June 24 2013, 10:49 PM   #25
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http://en.memory-alpha.org/wiki/Sandwich
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Old June 25 2013, 12:09 AM   #26
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Heck, I like burritos and fajitas in the microwave. There isn't much difference since burritos and fajitas are Mexican sandwiches.
Actually Mexican sandwiches are called tortas. Kinda like pita bread
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Old June 25 2013, 12:33 AM   #27
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Re: Seriously, do they have sandwiches in the future?

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I want someone to invent a pill that makes food unnecessary.
This is the most horrible idea I've ever seen. Well, actually the second most horrible idea, right after a pill that makes sex unnecessary.
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Old June 25 2013, 06:00 AM   #28
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It's not like you would HAVE TO take it.
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Old June 25 2013, 06:26 AM   #29
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But why keep them in a lunchbox when you have a replicator just there and can have a say, feijoada, instead if you wish?
Because everything out of a replicator tastes like wet sawdust.

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Old June 25 2013, 05:53 PM   #30
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Re: Seriously, do they have sandwiches in the future?

Crazyewok wrote: View Post
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I want someone to invent a pill that makes food unnecessary.
Were is the fun in that!
Mystery Science Theater 3000 spoofed that idea with hilarity during its first season on the SciFi Channel (season 8 overall).

Mike and the 'Bots find themselves in orbit around a planet of "Observers", supposedly brains that have evolved beyond the need for bodies. Except, they have zombie-like host forms to carry their disembodied brains and to convert their telepathy into spoken words. Mike wonders, "Why dom't you just carry your brains in the heads of those bodies?"

Likewise, the Observers claimed they were superior for developing nutrient pills (for their host bodies) that have done away for the need of food. Mike responds, "So, just one of these pills a day supplies all your nutritional needs?" The Observers admit they need more. Mike assumes, "Okay, so 2 or 3 aday?" Again, the Observers look embarrassed. Mike, "So, 5 or 6?" Finally in frustration, the Observers say, No..." and then show Mike bowls filled with pills looking rather like cereal and use spoons to shovel the pellets into their "hosts'" mouths.

I don't know...I just found that hilarious!

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