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Watermelon Daiquiri
Jul 10, 2010




sun chips are still better than rap snacks

fake e: perfect

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Parrotine
Dec 19, 2012

Wolverine with Parrots!


Clip was funny but I dig Pringles so gently caress you Oliver

Parrotine fucked around with this message at 13:56 on Dec 8, 2020

tarlibone
Aug 1, 2014

Am I a... bad person?
AM I??





Fun Shoe

The company that makes Red Hot Riplets also made Pork Steak BBQ chips. I don't know if they were only available in St Louis area, and they were an acquired taste, but I really miss those.

Snowglobe of Doom
Mar 30, 2012

Because if I tell you, you'll tell your friends, your friends are callin' me on the horn all the time, I gotta show up at shopping centers for openings and sign autographs and shit like that and it makes my life a *hell*. Okay? A living hell.


Pringles posted this today:
https://twitter.com/Pringles/status/1336432293930557441

So they just happened to have a new mascot costume ready? The whole thing seems like a coordinated PR stunt now.

Azhais
Feb 5, 2007


Switchblade Switcharoo

They probably had a Pringle hat laying around and the rest of the costume is just a red jacket

tarlibone
Aug 1, 2014

Am I a... bad person?
AM I??





Fun Shoe

Maybe. But to be fair, that costume is pretty basic.

Ignis
Mar 31, 2011

I take it you don't want my autograph, then.




Snowglobe of Doom posted:

Pringles posted this today:
https://twitter.com/Pringles/status/1336432293930557441

So they just happened to have a new mascot costume ready? The whole thing seems like a coordinated PR stunt now.

The costume already existed, here's a pic from an esports event last year

Josh Lyman
May 24, 2009





Ignis posted:

The costume already existed, here's a pic from an esports event last year


So John was lying this whole time about not knowing what Mr P's body looked like?

Simone Magus
Sep 29, 2020




This viral marketing for Cyberpunk is really getting annoying

Ignis
Mar 31, 2011

I take it you don't want my autograph, then.




I can believe he personally didn't know what it looked like (and clearly, a lot of people didn't either, judging by the segment). Kinda surprised they didn't do more than a surface research on it, though - the google images search doesn't give a lot of official search results, but it's not exactly hidden either.



e: i think the actual reveal is that the mascot is now bald

Ignis fucked around with this message at 04:27 on Dec 9, 2020

SlothfulCobra
Mar 27, 2011

STOP BEING EVIL.


Ignis posted:

The costume already existed, here's a pic from an esports event last year



That's a different costume. The gloves only have 3 fingers and they're trying to get a more chibi look there, whereas the new costume looks just like a normal regular human with normal hands and eyebrows mounted on springs.

Also, this may be some kind of larger rebranding because their new mascot has a solid black mustache instead of brown and lined, which I noticed on the pringles twitter right around when the video came out, but if it was something actually coordinated with LWT I would kinda expect...more.

The horrible price we pay for jokingly acting all serious about simplistic advertising characters is that then those characters start developing into something you have to start keeping track of.

webmeister
Jan 31, 2007

The answer is, mate, because I want to do you slowly. There has to be a bit of sport in this for all of us. In the psychological battle stakes, we are stripped down and ready to go. I want to see those ashen-faced performances; I want more of them. I want to be encouraged. I want to see you squirm.

Simone Magus posted:

This viral marketing for Cyberpunk is really getting annoying

Nah, there's nowhere near enough penises for Cyberpunk marketing

Skippy McPants
Mar 19, 2009



Hmm

I like it when John does these stupid bits for charity.

But I do not like anthropomorphized brand engagement.

Calling this one a wash.

Grand Fromage
Jan 30, 2006

L-l-look at you bar-bartender, a-a pa-pathetic creature of meat and bone, un-underestimating my l-l-liver's ability to metab-meTABolize t-toxins. How can you p-poison a perfect, immortal alcohOLIC?




The interesting thing about Pringles dude is he's based on Gene Wolfe (yes, that Gene Wolfe) who designed an important part of the machine that makes Pringles.

tarlibone
Aug 1, 2014

Am I a... bad person?
AM I??





Fun Shoe

You're all missing the point: we still don't know what Mr. P's body looks like.

All we know is that it can be stuffed into a costume that would fit any humanoid, and he has enough extremities that he can at least simulate having four articulated limbs.

There could be anything under there.

SlothfulCobra
Mar 27, 2011

STOP BEING EVIL.


If any of you are anxious for more John Oliver content, there's definitive proof he's not busy with anything right now.

https://thebuglepodcast.com/

WSAENOTSOCK
Apr 13, 2002


pwn posted:

Zapp’s are real chips, op
I was talking about pringles, though.

pwn
May 27, 2004

This Christmas get "Shoes"











WSAENOTSOCK posted:

I was talking about pringles, though.

Ooh i see now, you made your reply at the same minute the one about Zapp’s was. My bad!

Alan_Shore
Dec 2, 2004



SlothfulCobra posted:

If any of you are anxious for more John Oliver content, there's definitive proof he's not busy with anything right now.

https://thebuglepodcast.com/

John was great on The Bugle this week. Just like old times. Highly recommended if you're into LWT

Stare-Out
Mar 11, 2010

not all who wander are lost


Of course now he's off air.

Snowglobe of Doom
Mar 30, 2012

Because if I tell you, you'll tell your friends, your friends are callin' me on the horn all the time, I gotta show up at shopping centers for openings and sign autographs and shit like that and it makes my life a *hell*. Okay? A living hell.


Cancel your Valentine's Day plans, new season starts Feb 14

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S5_4wPW6jJQ

Watermelon Daiquiri
Jul 10, 2010




Ok I have a question about an older show: On a plane ride back in may 2015, Last Week Tonight was on the seatback media device. I hadn't watched much of it back then, so I was curious but even though it was on a rather crowded plane, they opted to leave it fully uncensored. I remember having to turn it off because it had full frontal nudity though I forgot the context. Which episode was this?

Baronash
Feb 29, 2012

So what do you want to be called?

How sure are you that this wasn't a John Oliver porn parody?

Toxic Fart Syndrome
Jul 2, 2006

*hits A-THREAD-5*

Only 3.6 Roentgoons per hour ... not great, not terrible.




...the meter only goes to 3.6...



Pork Pro

Watermelon Daiquiri posted:

Ok I have a question about an older show: On a plane ride back in may 2015, Last Week Tonight was on the seatback media device. I hadn't watched much of it back then, so I was curious but even though it was on a rather crowded plane, they opted to leave it fully uncensored. I remember having to turn it off because it had full frontal nudity though I forgot the context. Which episode was this?

Could you be more specific?

Freaquency
May 10, 2007

"Yes I can hear you, I don't have ear cancer!"

I’ll go out on a limb and guess that it’s the one with the Mitch McConnell attack ad.

Watermelon Daiquiri
Jul 10, 2010




Baronash posted:

How sure are you that this wasn't a John Oliver porn parody?

because it was literally on the airplane's onboard seatback media tablet and onboard system


Freaquency posted:

I’ll go out on a limb and guess that it’s the one with the Mitch McConnell attack ad.

and yes! that's it: https://www.motherjones.com/politics/2014/05/john-oliver-interview-last-week-tonight-mitch-mcconnell-old-wrinkly-penis-attack-ad/

Freaquency
May 10, 2007

"Yes I can hear you, I don't have ear cancer!"

I’m simultaneously proud and disappointed in myself for knowing that off the top of my head.

Sereri
Sep 30, 2008

awwwrigami



It's really reassuring that even if we don't all die from this, we're still going to all die from the next one.

Djarum
Apr 1, 2004

I promise, that one day, everything's going to be better for you.



Sereri posted:

It's really reassuring that even if we don't all die from this, we're still going to all die from the next one.

Sadly this has been known and worried about for a while. Something they sorta touched on but didn’t connect is that white China’s rapid expansion over the last 20 years they have devastated tons of eco systems there. Think if the Industrial Revolution and then post WWII suburban expansion all happened in a 20-30 year period. To make matters worse you often have subsistence farmers living close to normal working families. Or massive industrial farms near residential areas. In much of Asia there is little regulation and a ton of exposure risk.

Basically it is a ticking time bomb unless we rethink how to do much of our society. In the next few years lab grown meat is going to economically viable and will likely cause the need and demand of livestock to plummet which will hopefully aide in this somewhat, but there are so many other vectors that it is amazing we are still alive now.

Tiggum
Oct 23, 2007


Djarum posted:

In the next few years lab grown meat is going to economically viable

Has there actually been some progress on this or is it the same Betteridge's law "will we all be eating lab-grown meat in ten years?" bullshit that's been repeated every time there's been a slow news week for the past twenty years?

Alhazred
Feb 16, 2011






Djarum posted:


Basically it is a ticking time bomb unless we rethink how to do much of our society. In the next few years lab grown meat is going to economically viable and will likely cause the need and demand of livestock to plummet which will hopefully aide in this somewhat, but there are so many other vectors that it is amazing we are still alive now.

We have synthetic fur right loving now and we still had a mutated version of covid from minks.

Djarum
Apr 1, 2004

I promise, that one day, everything's going to be better for you.



Tiggum posted:

Has there actually been some progress on this or is it the same Betteridge's law "will we all be eating lab-grown meat in ten years?" bullshit that's been repeated every time there's been a slow news week for the past twenty years?

Yeah about a year ago a company had a big breakthrough with it and got cleared to start selling into to the public, granted only in Singapore. Good Meat I think is the name. I think they only have chicken right now but beef options are on the way.

The lab grown or “cultured” meat will likely replace all of the plant based options that are popular now as well as most if not all of the cheaper meat options. You will likely still see “real” meat exist but by and large it will be more expensive and used for specialized dishes/purposes.

The biggest hurdles right now from what I understand is bringing the tech to scale, which will take a serious investment of money, and getting the clearances from Governments to sell it.

Toxic Fart Syndrome
Jul 2, 2006

*hits A-THREAD-5*

Only 3.6 Roentgoons per hour ... not great, not terrible.




...the meter only goes to 3.6...



Pork Pro

I mean, we're not done dying from this one. Everyone is patting themselves on the back that the US has the lowest COVID cases in half a year like it has nothing to do with winter weather shutting down most testing facilities and locking people in their homes because businesses shut down.

Simone Magus
Sep 29, 2020




"Dead eyes, empty hearts, Ted Cruz"

Goddamn I missed this show

Watermelon Daiquiri
Jul 10, 2010




So I wonder when their going to do a video on ERCOT. Everything to do with the texas grid is more than worthy of an episode.

Hipster Occultist
Aug 16, 2008

He's an ancient, obscure god. You probably haven't heard of him.




Watermelon Daiquiri posted:

So I wonder when their going to do a video on ERCOT. Everything to do with the texas grid is more than worthy of an episode.

This was eerily prophetic.

As someone that has worked as a cleaner in a pork processing plant, I can confirm that its pretty hosed for anyone on the line.

Gromit
Aug 15, 2000

I am an oppressed White Male, Asian women wont serve me! Save me Campbell Newman!!!!!!!


A good book that touches on the meat-packing industry, but isn't about just that, is Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the All-American Meal.
Wikipedia describes it as "a 2001 book written by investigative journalist Eric Schlosser that examines the local and global influence of the United States fast food industry."

Simone Magus
Sep 29, 2020




Gromit posted:

A good book that touches on the meat-packing industry, but isn't about just that, is Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the All-American Meal.
Wikipedia describes it as "a 2001 book written by investigative journalist Eric Schlosser that examines the local and global influence of the United States fast food industry."

The film, directed by Richard Linklater, is quite good, featuring my favorite Bruce Willis cameo wherein he drops the sage wisdom "We all gotta eat a little poo poo sometimes"

Toxic Fart Syndrome
Jul 2, 2006

*hits A-THREAD-5*

Only 3.6 Roentgoons per hour ... not great, not terrible.




...the meter only goes to 3.6...



Pork Pro

We got Texas Power Grid as the opener, I think that's the best we could have hoped for this soon!

Meat packing...I think they are top-5 mortality increases since the pandemic. Line cooks also at the top.

When government officials say that we are "essential workers," what they mean is it is "essential for those workers to die so that the economy keeps going."

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rujasu
Dec 18, 2013



Toxic Fart Syndrome posted:

We got Texas Power Grid as the opener, I think that's the best we could have hoped for this soon!

Yeah, I expect the deep dive on energy providers to be a couple of weeks out. Right around the time people are starting to forget about it.

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