20150316 comic

Talk about today's strip, or anything about the comic in general. You can also talk about any of the characters... but don't expect a response. They're FICTIONAL, you guys... sheesh. :)
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20150316 comic

Post by rbos » Mon Mar 16, 2015 3:06 pm

I've heard it speculated that the way cheese developed was because stomachs were used as carrying containers for milk. Walking around sloshing that for a bit, and the whey separates, leaving you with curds.

They'd likely already be familiar with other forms of milk turning. Butter develops pretty fast, and lasts quite a lot longer than milk does, so they'd be motivated to learn how to make it on purpose. Yogurt isn't as obvious - you have to cultivate some pretty specific cultures - but creme fraiche can happen as soon as you make buttermilk.

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Re: 20150316 comic

Post by rbos » Mon Mar 16, 2015 3:10 pm

actually, that last comment isn't true - most modern buttermilk that's cultured. Real buttermilk is relatively rare these days and doesn't have bacterial cultures.

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Re: 20150316 comic

Post by rbos » Mon Mar 16, 2015 3:15 pm

Also, you know what makes _me_ worry about the human race? People who think it's okay to throw gum out their car window. :)

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Re: 20150316 comic

Post by DoveArrow » Mon Mar 23, 2015 1:22 pm

Besides, what should really make you wonder about the human race are olives.

"Gee, this lye just burned my skin. That was rather unfortunate. I wonder what would happen if I put these highly toxic round things in there with water and soaked them for 12 hours. How would that taste?"
"A Buddhist monk walks up to a hot dog vendor and says 'Make me one with everything.'"

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Re: 20150316 comic

Post by Deacon » Mon Mar 23, 2015 3:29 pm

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