The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

26 August 2005

Not available at the Spaghetti Warehouse

Dr. Weevil looks into his bowl and sees the future:

For twenty-five years I have thought that an enterprising individual with access to noodle-making technology could make money selling Alphanumeric Soup at computer conventions. The slogan writes itself: "full ASCII character set". If any of my readers actually try this, I want a 10% cut of the gross.

I want to see the DEL character (127).

But more than that, I want to see this:

There's at least one hypothetical pasta shape that would sell even better than Alphanumeric Soup to nerds, geeks, dweebs, and poindexters: a tiny Möbius strip. The 'casereccia' at [this] link looks close, but not quite right, and the same machine could no doubt make both. Whether tiny Klein bottles could be made of pasta I do not know: it might be difficult, but the inside-that's-really-an-outside would help soak up the sauce.

If they can pull this off, I'm ordering a case of bouillon tesseracts.

Posted at 6:24 AM to Worth a Fork


One time I went to a Mobius Strip club. For some reason the girls never got their clothes off.

I guess I was sitting on the wrong side.

Posted by: Dwayne "the canoe guy" at 6:37 AM on 26 August 2005

Now there's a visual to conjure with.

Posted by: CGHill at 7:58 AM on 26 August 2005

Dang it Charles, couldn't you warn us when you put up a link to a page that contains graphic images of fagottini?

Posted by: Sean Gleeson at 8:00 AM on 26 August 2005