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Food: Soup: Alphabet
I Ching Soup   (+1, -1)  [vote for, against]
I Ching Soup

Just having read the Chinese Symbol Soup thread, I've been inspired to propose an alternate take on this concept.
Given that our postmodern culture has a facination for all sorts of spirituality, I'd be remiss as a red-blooded American if I didn't come up with a way to cash in on it. And so, this idea: make a soup with noodles which represent both broken(--) and unbroken(_) line segments, and package it with a book of interpereting I Ching ideograms. Naturally, as the segments mix in the broth, they will tend to form at least rough representations of ideograms. Hype it up as "food for the body *and* soul", and an ad campaign proclaiming "a different fortune with every bowl!", and you'd have the crystals and candles crowd eating out of your hand (and more importantly, eating the soup you sold them)!
What do you think, sirs?
-- Pharaoh Mobius, Nov 22 2002

The Chinese Symbol Soup thread http://www.halfbake...l_20Alphabet_20Soup
The thread which inspired this particular idea. [Pharaoh Mobius, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 05 2004]

Repackage someone else's ramen noodles. Inflate price X 10. Promote. Sell. Ka-ching!
-- snarfyguy, Nov 22 2002

It's not like the UI or concept here is anything too difficult to grasp [bliss].
-- bristolz, Nov 22 2002

Apathetic troll?
-- Ludwig, Dec 10 2002

As in too apathetic to put together a string of invective that might actually cause offense. Rather than pity.
-- Ludwig, Dec 10 2002

[Steve] I'd propose it, but it's been baked on pretty much every board I've seen where people are familiar with HTML.
-- Pharaoh Mobius, Dec 10 2002

Oh, right. *rolls eyes* (j/k, I think that's clever, now that I've got your meaning.)
-- Pharaoh Mobius, Dec 10 2002

-- angel, Dec 11 2002

You would have thought the idea was proposing community service for the under-16's from the response it got.

-- Ludwig, Dec 11 2002

I'm pulling my replies to the troll, since they look silly without the text they referred to. (not that they needed help looking silly, mind you.)
-- Pharaoh Mobius, Dec 11 2002

Hey, I missed this the first time around...
//How do you make a noodle that looks like a broken line segment?//
You could substitute another shape for the broken-lines. Perhaps an "o" shape.
-- Pharaoh Mobius, Dec 11 2002

That could work, too. And it's more aesthetically pleasing, to boot.
-- Pharaoh Mobius, Dec 11 2002

Yes, [bliss]. But this time, I'm getting proactive on their (or its, as the case may be) stinking carcasses.
-- Pharaoh Mobius, Dec 11 2002

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