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Terminator Soup

type of ramen soup mix figure
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At the end of one of the Terminator films, Arnie drops himself into a tank of molten liquid and is totally absorbed. This is the principle behind Terminator Soup.

Most dried soups take the form of either a packet of loose material, a tube of paste that has to squeezed out or a type of solidified cube.

Terminator Soup takes the form of a small figure made from compressed, dried vegetables and spices bound together by ramen noodles. To make the soup, all that's required is to drop or lower the Terminator figure into a pot of boiling water and either allow it to gradually disintegrate or encourage the process by breaking it apart with a wooden spoon.

With sufficient compression, the right combination of ingredients along with their binding agents, a good amount of detail should be possible to generate in the Terminator figure.

Other soup generator figures are under development, but no one compares to Arnie.

xenzag, Oct 15 2020

Another soup to add to the menu Picard_27s_20Primordial_20Soup
[xenzag, Oct 15 2020]

Submarine shaped cephalopod treats Submarine_20shaped_20cephalopod_20treats
Vaguely similar idea - shameless elf-promotion. [8th of 7, Oct 16 2020]

//Boot Soup// https://www.youtube...watch?v=u65lvwfTPtM
[pocmloc, Oct 16 2020]

The Cruel Soup https://en.m.wikipe...uel_Sea_(1953_film)
[pertinax, Oct 17 2020]

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       Thumbs up.
RayfordSteele, Oct 15 2020
  

       Buns up.
whatrock, Oct 15 2020
  

       Customer: "Waiter, waiter, there's a malevolent cyborg in my soup... HEY ! Where are you going ?"   

       Waiter: "I'll be back !"   

       [+]
8th of 7, Oct 16 2020
  

       [+] For the soup idea. But the Terminator (Arnie) did not “drop himself” into the tank - he could not “self terminate” - so Sarah Conner had to push the button that lowered him into the tank.   

       Maybe there should be some kind of chain you lower him from...
kdf, Oct 16 2020
  

       ...just like the cook will need to lower him into the pot.   

       "I'll be borscht!"   

       A frozen figurine would be 'cooler'.
AusCan531, Oct 16 2020
  

       [+] Manufactured by Cyberdyne Soups

At the end of (I think) the first Terminator film, the terminator is crushed in a big press so, in the same series of convenience foods as this Terminator Soup, there should be a Terminator Pop-Tart which you prepare by crushing the terminator-shaped Pop-Tart between the closing jaws of your sandwich toaster.
hippo, Oct 16 2020
  

       Indeed there should be.... I had also considered Soup Depth Charges that get hurled in from a miniature launcher and "explode" in slow motion when they hit the bottom of the boiling water as a miniature submarine circles to stir the contents.
xenzag, Oct 16 2020
  

       But there aren't any depth charges in the Terminator films. That would have to be marketed as "Das Boot Soup!™"
hippo, Oct 16 2020
  

       Can we get a T1000 model that thrashes around as it melts? Maybe some inner tension is relieved as material melts away.
RayfordSteele, Oct 16 2020
  

       Ramen noodles have a degree of "springyness" so it may be possible to encourage a controlled rapid expansion that creates movement.
xenzag, Oct 16 2020
  

       // "Das Boot Soup!™" //   

       Also <link>
8th of 7, Oct 16 2020
  

       Actually, "Titanic Soup™" would be marketable - i.e. a compressed mass of noodles and flavourings in the shape of the Titanic, which you launch into hot water.
hippo, Oct 16 2020
  

       ... with icebergs floating in it ?
8th of 7, Oct 16 2020
  

       Yes, you could make slowly-dissolving 'icebergs' out of chicken stock, which (usually) solidifies at room temperature
hippo, Oct 16 2020
  

       Technically, this is Terminator 2 soup.
bs0u0155, Oct 16 2020
  

       //Soup Depth Charges that get hurled in from a miniature launcher and "explode"// Great for pranking dinner parties!   

       You could have soup battleships, each diner has a battleship made of bread with a gun that fires dried lentils, they can float and shoot at the other diners' ships.
pocmloc, Oct 16 2020
  

       The mess would be indescribable...   

       It should be implemented immediately.
8th of 7, Oct 16 2020
  

       // marketed as "Das Boot Soup!™" //   

       or as "The Cruel Soup", depending on one's POV.
pertinax, Oct 17 2020
  

       Snorkers! Good-oh
pocmloc, Oct 17 2020
  

       He was better in "Zulu". Bennet was a bit of a caricature and a waste of his considerable talent.   

       Ramen noodles, hmmm... wavy tentacle things...   

       What about a "Cthulhu Soup" variant ? Clever marketing phrase, "Usually, you eat the soup; this time the soup eats you... "   

       Then there's the "Great White Shark" version, subtitled "You're going to need a bigger bowl" ...
8th of 7, Oct 17 2020
  

       //"The Cruel Soup", depending on one's POV.//   

       maybe a tanker could sink and disgorge a flammable substance?
bs0u0155, Oct 17 2020
  

       This demands an addition to the water, perhaps tomato based, that makes it opaque and red.
Voice, Oct 17 2020
  

       Really a souper idea. I went pasta lot of less worthy ones. Really using your noodle. My own ideas are sobad compared to this. This easily makes it onto the list of t 1000 best ideas ever had.
Voice, Oct 17 2020
  

       //Technically, this is Terminator 2 soup//   

       Brilliant. to, 2, interesting which way round you chose. I'd would have stuck in an a.
wjt, Oct 17 2020
  

       I agree. This is brilliant. I would buy it just to play with on a chilly fall Sunday. Do it...Sir xenzag.
blissmiss, Oct 18 2020
  

       Very kind to say, but I have a lot of ongoing projects. The bakery is only a fractional diversion.
xenzag, Oct 18 2020
  
      
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