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Penny Arcade - Comic - Real Flavor

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edited October 17 in The Penny Arcade Hub

imagePenny Arcade - Comic - Real Flavor

Videogaming-related online strip by Mike Krahulik and Jerry Holkins. Includes news and commentary.

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  • KageraKagera Imitating the worst people. Since 2004Registered User regular
    I’ve seen it and it keeps getting more popular I just don’t know why. I should try it sometime.

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  • QuidQuid I don't... what... hnnng Registered User regular
    edited October 17
    Kagera wrote: »
    I’ve seen it and it keeps getting more popular I just don’t know why. I should try it sometime.

    It’s nice, helped me kick my soda habit. Lack of sweetness definitely took getting used to.

    Also the chemicals they’re being sued over are limonene and linalool, chemicals commonly found in citrus fruits and cinnamon respectively. So about as dangerous as the dihydrogen monoxide inside the can.

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  • sokpupetsokpupet Registered User regular
    Such an unrealistic depiction. For one, the color of his tie is way too saturated and his suit jacket is too dark. Both need to be drastically toned down.

  • dennisdennis Registered User regular
    edited October 17
    Quid wrote: »
    Kagera wrote: »
    I’ve seen it and it keeps getting more popular I just don’t know why. I should try it sometime.

    It’s nice, helped me kick my soda habit. Lack of sweetness definitely took getting used to.

    Also the chemicals they’re being sued over are limonene and linalool, chemicals commonly found in citrus fruits and cinnamon respectively. So about as dangerous as the dihydrogen monoxide inside the can.

    Not that I give a shit about anyone getting poisoned from persistent La (LA? L. A.?) Croix consumption (there's a whole other comic in the merits of that), but:

    A quick google shows that limonene is in the lemon peel, which humans do not eat in a significant amount on a regular basis.

    Linalool is found in cinnamon, but if you had to add up the amount of it you normally eat in a week it'd probably be pretty trivial. Plus, no matter how tasty it is, you're eating bark. Nature told you you shouldn't eat it by making it bark.

    Again, none of that is to take a side on it being a "toxin". It's just that your statements are about as logically rigorous as the people who say something must automatically be bad for you because "it's used as a pesticide!". Which is another thing that's true of limonene and linalool.

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  • bruceskibruceski Registered User regular
    Soda Water can be nice for weaning off soda, but I suggest looking at the store brand and such instead of the fancy fad drink. I tend to get it for about a dollar a liter, and La Croix is double that or more. Takes some experimenting with flavors though, the "cherry" of my store brand is definitely intended to be mixed with other stuff, and tastes horrid straight.

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  • StericaSterica Registered User, Moderator mod
    I love jokes that are just reverse-engineering a person's name from a brand.

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  • QuidQuid I don't... what... hnnng Registered User regular
    dennis wrote: »
    Quid wrote: »
    Kagera wrote: »
    I’ve seen it and it keeps getting more popular I just don’t know why. I should try it sometime.

    It’s nice, helped me kick my soda habit. Lack of sweetness definitely took getting used to.

    Also the chemicals they’re being sued over are limonene and linalool, chemicals commonly found in citrus fruits and cinnamon respectively. So about as dangerous as the dihydrogen monoxide inside the can.

    Not that I give a shit about anyone getting poisoned from persistent La (LA? L. A.?) Croix consumption (there's a whole other comic in the merits of that), but:

    A quick google shows that limonene is in the lemon peel, which humans do not eat in a significant amount on a regular basis.

    Linalool is found in cinnamon, but if you had to add up the amount of it you normally eat in a week it'd probably be pretty trivial. Plus, no matter how tasty it is, you're eating bark. Nature told you you shouldn't eat it by making it bark.

    Again, none of that is to take a side on it being a "toxin". It's just that your statements are about as logically rigorous as the people who say something must automatically be bad for you because "it's used as a pesticide!". Which is another thing that's true of limonene and linalool.

    Bark is literally medicine, nature be damned. Nature didn’t make anything to be anything.

    The people crying about “chemicals” in food regardless of what they are are idiots.

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  • RonaldoTheGypsyRonaldoTheGypsy Or just "Ron" Registered User regular
    Transported in a truck near bananas

    my favorite flavor

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  • Monkey Ball WarriorMonkey Ball Warrior A collection of mediocre hats Seattle, WARegistered User regular
    I once made the mistake of purchasing one of these and attempting to drink it.

    You get a certain sinking feeling pouring a nearly full can of overpriced beverage down the drain because it is so vile you can't even finish it. It was an experience I won't soon forget.

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  • RatherDashing89RatherDashing89 Registered User regular
    When I worked at Midsize American Closeout Store we got in all sorts of oddball drinks and snacks I would try. Most of them were there because they had sold poorly in stores but some were still pretty good. Aside from Aloe Water, one of the most popular "weird things" was La Croix.

    I had been meaning to try it for awhile when a case burst open on the truck, leaving a few singles to be written off. I was so poor and generally starving while at work that I would consume just about any writeoff I could get away with, whether I liked the product or not. But even on a thirsty day, I couldn't finish La Croix. It was awful.

    I can't speak to it's healthiness, but I'd personally recommend tea, cold or hot, for a cheap soda alternative. I like fruity and herbal teas and have gradually been using less and less sugar. And it's just about the cheapest thing you can drink outside of water.

  • KageraKagera Imitating the worst people. Since 2004Registered User regular
    I could definitely use something to ween off soda I’m at two 2 liter a day of caffeine free stuff but I know all that sweetener alternative can be dodgy. Also not doing my teeth any good.

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  • jwalkjwalk Registered User regular
    Poop, like from a butt?

  • MarcinMNMarcinMN Registered User regular
    Sterica wrote: »
    I love jokes that are just reverse-engineering a person's name from a brand.

    Are you saying this isn't a real person either? ;)

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  • Andy JoeAndy Joe The AdirondacksRegistered User regular
    Quid wrote: »
    Kagera wrote: »
    I’ve seen it and it keeps getting more popular I just don’t know why. I should try it sometime.

    It’s nice, helped me kick my soda habit. Lack of sweetness definitely took getting used to.

    Also the chemicals they’re being sued over are limonene and linalool, chemicals commonly found in citrus fruits and cinnamon respectively. So about as dangerous as the dihydrogen monoxide inside the can.

    "The dose makes the poison." I don't care what it is or where it comes from, it's possible for it to be dangerous in the wrong concentrations.

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  • LucascraftLucascraft Registered User regular
    I've been soda free for about 10 months now. I tried La Croix once. It isn't good. So that definitely did not help me kick soda. Sheer willpower and a lot of coffee and tea have helped me kick soda.

    It's amazing how addictive soda is though. I've been soda free for 10 months, and nearly every day I still have a hankerin' for a sweet, delicious Dr. Pepper. Like every single day I still want one.

  • TubeTube Administrator, ClubPA admin
    Andy Joe wrote: »
    Quid wrote: »
    Kagera wrote: »
    I’ve seen it and it keeps getting more popular I just don’t know why. I should try it sometime.

    It’s nice, helped me kick my soda habit. Lack of sweetness definitely took getting used to.

    Also the chemicals they’re being sued over are limonene and linalool, chemicals commonly found in citrus fruits and cinnamon respectively. So about as dangerous as the dihydrogen monoxide inside the can.

    "The dose makes the poison." I don't care what it is or where it comes from, it's possible for it to be dangerous in the wrong concentrations.

    Like literally every edible substance on the planet, yes.

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  • TofystedethTofystedeth veni, veneri, vamoosi Registered User regular
    bruceski wrote: »
    Soda Water can be nice for weaning off soda, but I suggest looking at the store brand and such instead of the fancy fad drink. I tend to get it for about a dollar a liter, and La Croix is double that or more. Takes some experimenting with flavors though, the "cherry" of my store brand is definitely intended to be mixed with other stuff, and tastes horrid straight.

    When the store brand has anything near as good as lacroix's grapefruit i will.

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  • KalTorakKalTorak Way up inside your butthole, Morty. WAAAAY up inside there.Registered User regular
    I don't really see the difference between LaCroix and regular seltzer other than the more wacky flavors. Other than it seems to be more expensive. And the name reminds me of a male porn actor I'm not a big fan of.

    I'll drink it if it's what's around. I do like me some seltzer.

  • El FantasticoEl Fantastico Toronto, ONRegistered User regular
    I see the name, and I will always pronounce it the way I learned to pronounce that series of letters - La Crwah, no la croy.

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  • QuidQuid I don't... what... hnnng Registered User regular
    Andy Joe wrote: »
    Quid wrote: »
    Kagera wrote: »
    I’ve seen it and it keeps getting more popular I just don’t know why. I should try it sometime.

    It’s nice, helped me kick my soda habit. Lack of sweetness definitely took getting used to.

    Also the chemicals they’re being sued over are limonene and linalool, chemicals commonly found in citrus fruits and cinnamon respectively. So about as dangerous as the dihydrogen monoxide inside the can.

    "The dose makes the poison." I don't care what it is or where it comes from, it's possible for it to be dangerous in the wrong concentrations.

    You’ve just described everything in existence.

    Watch out for water, in high enough concentrations it’ll kill you!

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  • fightinfilipinofightinfilipino Angry as Hell CharlottesvilleRegistered User regular
    i too weaned myself off sodas by switching to La Croix. and buying pallets of La Croix from Costco is absolutely the cheap way to go.


    /this post not paid for by La Croix

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  • TofystedethTofystedeth veni, veneri, vamoosi Registered User regular
    i too weaned myself off sodas by switching to La Croix. and buying pallets of La Croix from Costco is absolutely the cheap way to go.


    /this post not paid for by La Croix

    Well yeah, everyone knows the real La Croix shill is @Enc :razz:

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  • EncEnc A Fool with Compassion The Land of Flowers (and Dragons)Registered User regular
    Man, as much La Corix as I drank during the Encmire labors last year, I never want to see it again.

    But Bubbly, however? Bubbly is a great beverage with actual strong flavor and gentle bubbles. Try the apple one, its pretty good!

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  • EncEnc A Fool with Compassion The Land of Flowers (and Dragons)Registered User regular
    Sweet sweet Pepsico endorsements.

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  • dennisdennis Registered User regular
    jwalk wrote: »
    Poop, like from a butt?

    What? No, haven't you heard of the industrial revolution? From a machine.

  • flamebroiledchickenflamebroiledchicken Registered User regular
    What got me off of soda is beer.

    Good old beer, with no toxic or addictive ingredients at all.

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  • YoungFreyYoungFrey Registered User regular
    Quid wrote: »
    Andy Joe wrote: »
    Quid wrote: »
    Kagera wrote: »
    I’ve seen it and it keeps getting more popular I just don’t know why. I should try it sometime.

    It’s nice, helped me kick my soda habit. Lack of sweetness definitely took getting used to.

    Also the chemicals they’re being sued over are limonene and linalool, chemicals commonly found in citrus fruits and cinnamon respectively. So about as dangerous as the dihydrogen monoxide inside the can.

    "The dose makes the poison." I don't care what it is or where it comes from, it's possible for it to be dangerous in the wrong concentrations.

    You’ve just described everything in existence.

    Watch out for water, in high enough concentrations it’ll kill you!

    That is the point. Saying that something is in something isn't meaningful without specifying how much is there and how much is bad. And saying a chemical is in a thing we regularly eat doesn't mean it's good or bad. Apples contain cyanide, tap water contains all sorts of things we think of as poison.

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  • dennisdennis Registered User regular
    YoungFrey wrote: »
    Quid wrote: »
    Andy Joe wrote: »
    Quid wrote: »
    Kagera wrote: »
    I’ve seen it and it keeps getting more popular I just don’t know why. I should try it sometime.

    It’s nice, helped me kick my soda habit. Lack of sweetness definitely took getting used to.

    Also the chemicals they’re being sued over are limonene and linalool, chemicals commonly found in citrus fruits and cinnamon respectively. So about as dangerous as the dihydrogen monoxide inside the can.

    "The dose makes the poison." I don't care what it is or where it comes from, it's possible for it to be dangerous in the wrong concentrations.

    You’ve just described everything in existence.

    Watch out for water, in high enough concentrations it’ll kill you!

    That is the point. Saying that something is in something isn't meaningful without specifying how much is there and how much is bad. And saying a chemical is in a thing we regularly eat doesn't mean it's good or bad. Apples contain cyanide, tap water contains all sorts of things we think of as poison.

    This guy gets it.

    It's as unscientific as the pesticide nonsense.

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  • MichaelLCMichaelLC In what furnace was thy brain? ChicagoRegistered User regular
    Quid wrote: »
    Andy Joe wrote: »
    Quid wrote: »
    Kagera wrote: »
    I’ve seen it and it keeps getting more popular I just don’t know why. I should try it sometime.

    It’s nice, helped me kick my soda habit. Lack of sweetness definitely took getting used to.

    Also the chemicals they’re being sued over are limonene and linalool, chemicals commonly found in citrus fruits and cinnamon respectively. So about as dangerous as the dihydrogen monoxide inside the can.

    "The dose makes the poison." I don't care what it is or where it comes from, it's possible for it to be dangerous in the wrong concentrations.

    You’ve just described everything in existence.

    Watch out for water, in high enough concentrations it’ll kill you!

    Indeed: http://articles.latimes.com/2007/jan/14/local/me-water14

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  • Andy JoeAndy Joe The AdirondacksRegistered User regular
    Tube wrote: »
    Andy Joe wrote: »
    Quid wrote: »
    Kagera wrote: »
    I’ve seen it and it keeps getting more popular I just don’t know why. I should try it sometime.

    It’s nice, helped me kick my soda habit. Lack of sweetness definitely took getting used to.

    Also the chemicals they’re being sued over are limonene and linalool, chemicals commonly found in citrus fruits and cinnamon respectively. So about as dangerous as the dihydrogen monoxide inside the can.

    "The dose makes the poison." I don't care what it is or where it comes from, it's possible for it to be dangerous in the wrong concentrations.

    Like literally every edible substance on the planet, yes.

    Yes. Which is the issue with La Croix; whether the concentrations involved are harmful.

    I'm glad we agree!

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  • QuidQuid I don't... what... hnnng Registered User regular
    The lawsuit is about their labeling. It has nothing to do with whether they’re harmful.

  • Andy JoeAndy Joe The AdirondacksRegistered User regular
    Quid wrote: »
    The lawsuit is about their labeling. It has nothing to do with whether they’re harmful.

    Then why did you put their harmfulness into controversy in your first post in this thread?

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  • dennisdennis Registered User regular
    Andy Joe wrote: »
    Quid wrote: »
    The lawsuit is about their labeling. It has nothing to do with whether they’re harmful.

    Then why did you put their harmfulness into controversy in your first post in this thread?

    I feel like this thread is mostly goalpost dragging lines by this point. I don't even know why we needed the goalposts to begin with...

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  • YoungFreyYoungFrey Registered User regular
    edited October 19
    Quid wrote: »
    The lawsuit is about their labeling. It has nothing to do with whether they’re harmful.

    Kinda. While the lawsuit is about labeling, the press release heavily implies that the allegedly synthetic chemicals used are harmful.
    The plaintiff Rice, desiring a healthy, natural beverage, was led to purchase LaCroix sparkling water because of the claims made on its packaging, advertising and web site to be “innocent,” “naturally essenced,” “all natural,” and “always 100% natural.” However, LaCroix in fact contains ingredients that have been identified by the Food and Drug Administration as synthetic. These chemicals include limonene, which can cause kidney toxicity and tumors; linalool propionate, which is used to treat cancer; and linalool, which is used in cockroach insecticide.

    So legally it might be about labeling, but the law firm is clearly trying to sway public opinion with fears of those chemicals being harmful.

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  • KageraKagera Imitating the worst people. Since 2004Registered User regular
    I mean

    All matter is inherently natural. Even synthetic chemicals come from a combination of matter which was naturally created by the Big Bang. So technically they aren’t lying.

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  • QuidQuid I don't... what... hnnng Registered User regular
    Andy Joe wrote: »
    Quid wrote: »
    The lawsuit is about their labeling. It has nothing to do with whether they’re harmful.

    Then why did you put their harmfulness into controversy in your first post in this thread?

    Because this whole thing started with the people suing trying to insinuate the product is filled with “dangerous” chemicals. They might as well claim the cans are filled with a common industrial solvent.

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  • dennisdennis Registered User regular
    Didn't notice when the newspost went up, but it's relevant:
    Tycho wrote:
    Once, when we were streaming the creation of the strip on The Tweatch, it came up that beaver assholes are a prized font of delicious vanilla flavor. Which is sort of true. Let’s break it down:

    1. It’s not the asshole. It’s some other holes right by the asshole. Is that better? Who knows.
    2. Squeezing beaver ass every time you want something to taste like vanilla is super inefficient, which is why it’s almost never used for this purpose anyway. Is that better? Who knows.

    In any event, the rigid, fragrant anal rods we excrete from beavers are utterly natural. It’s important to note this, because when people talk about the compounds leveraged to manufacture a can of refreshing LaCroix and whether or not they’re “natural” that’s how porous and situational the concept can be. Ultimately it’s a lexical overlap between Natural and Pure and it has ramifications for how we understand what we pour into our craws. I understand that LaCroix is also made with Linalool and Limonene, which I think are Pokemon. Drinking liquid Pokemon seems like the real story, here.

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  • TofystedethTofystedeth veni, veneri, vamoosi Registered User regular
    Intentional juxtaposition of LaCroix and craws? Knowing Tycho, probably.

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  • DarkewolfeDarkewolfe Registered User regular
    dennis wrote: »
    Didn't notice when the newspost went up, but it's relevant:
    Tycho wrote:
    Once, when we were streaming the creation of the strip on The Tweatch, it came up that beaver assholes are a prized font of delicious vanilla flavor. Which is sort of true. Let’s break it down:

    1. It’s not the asshole. It’s some other holes right by the asshole. Is that better? Who knows.
    2. Squeezing beaver ass every time you want something to taste like vanilla is super inefficient, which is why it’s almost never used for this purpose anyway. Is that better? Who knows.

    In any event, the rigid, fragrant anal rods we excrete from beavers are utterly natural. It’s important to note this, because when people talk about the compounds leveraged to manufacture a can of refreshing LaCroix and whether or not they’re “natural” that’s how porous and situational the concept can be. Ultimately it’s a lexical overlap between Natural and Pure and it has ramifications for how we understand what we pour into our craws. I understand that LaCroix is also made with Linalool and Limonene, which I think are Pokemon. Drinking liquid Pokemon seems like the real story, here.

    Exactly. I'm really big on only using natural ingredients, which is why if I want vanilla flavoring in my coffee, I make sure to get it from the source: by milking a beaver's asshole.

    What is this I don't even.
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