#497 – Orange

One of my favorite ways to freak myself out is to take a drink of something when I expect another. It’s such a weird sensation when my brain expects Sprite but my mouth tastes Root Beer. Sometimes I’ll take a sip of water but my brain is remembering the cup of tea I was drinking the day before and has a moment of amazing confusion.

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13 thoughts on “#497 – Orange”

  1. Ross says:

    When I was a kid, I once accidentally took a sip out of a Mountain Dew can full of creek snails. Turns out the Mountain Dew was in my OTHER hand.

  2. kingklash says:

    Once, on “Newton’s Apple”, they did a trick to the host, where they gave him a big soft-serve cone, and when he tasted it, it turned out it was mashed potatoes instead of ice cream. His brain was ready for vanilla, but when it wasn’t, his taste buds flaked out, and for a second or two, he couldn’t taste anything.

  3. WitUnderPressure says:

    one of the products that sends an unpleasant image through my head is “muscle milk”

    i suppose it just helps build stronger muscles, but knowing where milk comes from plus muscles…uh, yeah.

  4. armor84 says:

    When I was 12 I remember my dad bought cherry-tomatoes from the store. We both ate them at the same time, but he rushed over to the sink to spit it out. When I asked him why, he said it didn’t taste like cherries so they must be bad and I said that it tasted like tomatoes to me. Mmm tomatoes. I still remember the look on his face though haha.

  5. Library Lady says:

    When I was a kid a friend’s stepfather tried to convince me meatloaf tasted like hamburgers. Meatloaf didn’t LOOK like hamburgers so I wasn’t having any. A favorite uncle later told me the same thing. I tried the meatloaf and realized I’d been tricked. I never trusted him about food again.
    And for the record meatloaf doesn’t look or taste anything like hamburger, no matter what anyone says.

    1. kingklash says:

      Reduce the liquid in your ‘loaf recipe (you may have to experiment, depending on your individual mix), then you can make patties out of them, and fry ’em up. My Ma learned that one from a magazine, and I still make my meatloaf that way.

  6. jammit says:

    Soylent green doesn’t have a distinctive flavor. It varies from person to person.

    1. WitUnderPressure says:

      i think my avatar says it all.

      good one.

      1. WitUnderPressure says:

        drat! forgot gravatar changes all previously posted avatars; oh well, guess i’ll never change again…

  7. Xindaris says:

    For some reason, it’s occurred to me that it wouldn’t be too hard to draw people’s faces upside-down (eyes on bottom, mouth on top) in this style. Exploitable?

    1. Freezie43110 says:

      To an extent, yes.

  8. pbarnrob says:

    “Cognative dissonance” is such fun!

  9. Matanui3 says:

    I have this problem whenever I wake up late.
    If I don’t eat breakfast cereal for my first meal, orange juice (my breakfast drink of choice) tastes extremely weird.
    But milk (which I normally drink with any other meal) always tastes odd if I drink it with my first meal of the day…

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