Who can forget those scenes in Count Zero where they all stand around eating soup?

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Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2019/02/14/cream-of-panther-modern.html

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Anyone care to translate? My german is nonexistant, but this sounds hilarious.

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#3

In the meantime:

The buzzing of an A/C unit and the occasional humming of a hot water dispenser: something that conjours associations of comfort! It would make everyone right away think of all those things they could make with that hot water, a little snack for in between for example and a well deserved break in which to really enjoy it.

And for that, a break between two exciting chapters of a SciFi novel is also suitable…

In the meantime:

The small hot meal in the ‘Tureen’. Open the lid, hot water goes on top, stir, let sit for just a bit and enjoy.

The 5 Minute ‘Tureen’ is available in many delicious flavors - Bon Appetit!

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#4

I can understand wanting to highlight the good parts, but dude, you made it look like the Mueller Report!

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#5

Don’t be a soup hater.

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#6

[drooling]

I know it has way too much salt in it, but yeah, there was a time in my life where Maggi soup mix as a big deal. I used to send it to friends away in the Peace Corps too, because boiling water was always a good idea and why not just make some soup as long as the water is already in the pot…

https://www.germanshop24.com/groceries/cooking/instant-soups/maggi-fur-genieser-broccoli-cream-soup/

https://www.germanshop24.com/groceries/cooking/instant-soups/maggi-fur-genieser-creamy-wild-mushroom-soup/

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#7

I am reminded of the old Hostess ads in comic books.

http://www.seanbaby.com/hostess.htm

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#8

I came here to make this exact comment. Another example is how Fred Flintstone would drop everything and step out for a smoke break with some Winstons. Integrating the ads with the content was more of a thing in the early 20th century. Old radio shows are lousy with it.

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#9

I’m eagerly awaiting Cory’s Souppunk trilogy.

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#10

The soup is a lie.

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#11

The soup is already here — it’s just not very evenly distributed.

I wonder… Perhaps Steven Brust should check the German translations of his books, especially the Valabar’s scenes?

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#12

Oh damn!

Knorr is going to discontinue Erbwurst soup, that they’ve been making since 1889. An American camping book of the late 1800s referred to it as “gunpowder soup”, for its long-term effect on the digestive system. (I can’t dig up the reference easily because some @#$ used it as their band name!) It was never easy to find in Canada, and I’ve always wanted to try it.

https://www.meatsandsausages.com/sausages-by-country/german-sausages/erbswurst

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#13

Seems weird to hype these hilarious ads but there’s no translation provided? Kind of a let down.

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#14

Take an extra upvote for that huge load of nostalgia, sir!

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On the topic of weird German titles for translated American works, I was a kid in Germany when Annie Hall came out. The German title was “Der Stadtneurotiker”, or the “City Neurotic.”
So strange. I believe because of that, Woody Allen has a clause in his contract that he has to approve titles of translated works.

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Hahaha, I remember these ads. They were always weird but I thought the idea is kinda clever, also fitting to a cyberpunk dystopia where ads and processed food are everywhere (like the cyberpunk dystopia in which we live in…).

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#17

You didn’t miss much, really.
And it is my considered opinion that the only customers ever were boy scouts off to camp; because it was in their handbook somewhere.

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#19

Soap operas got their name from soap manufacturers’ sponsorship of radio dramas.

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