Sauced slob… ehrm slab. – Chapter 1, Strip 53

The secret of Chinese cooking is finding the correct balance between hot and cold, sweet and sour. And knowing which of the stuff requires diluting before consumption.

Another old b-movie trick. When the heroes have to (reluctantly) enter the derelict temple/tomb/palace/arena/mall/hermitage/dungeon, you first shoot them from the back, towards the portal/door/drawbridge/curtain/stone slab/portcullis, but then you reverse the angle, and shoot the actual entering from the inside of the building, so that the heroes are backlighted by the first rays of sunlight falling into the interior for eons/millenia/centuries/decades/years/months/weeks/days. Marvel at my small scale version of that nifty effect.
And that sentence was such a mess, I’ll never use multiple choice again.

Carrying on regardless, Snuka’s ‘Eat- anything- Soysauce’ was first seen in ->bmov020.jpg, where it showed it’s remarkable capability to make everything edible.

Today, the sauce proves that it isn’t goverment approved Teriyaki sauce, for that is limited in acidity, and I refer to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Commercial Item Description A-A-20109A, dated November 17th, 2003 (superseding Commercial Item Description A-A-20109, dated September 16th, 1988), which states the following analytical requirement under 6.1.1: “The pH value of the teriyaki sauce shall not be less than 4.1 or more than 4.7”. Don’t you feel safer living in a world where the wild and wanton acidity of Teriyaki sauce is reigned in by the wise and well-meaning rule of law?
The same CID also requires the sauce to be “free from evidence of rodent or insect infestation”, which I take to mean that it’s legit to mash mice and bugs into Teriyaki sauce, as long as you don’t leave any evidence.

Of course, b-movies love to show acids eating through things, but in reality, even the most concentrated acids need quite some time to dissolve most anorganic materials, unless considerable temperatures or pressures are involved.

Anyway, here’s the customary
Disclaimer: Don’t apply acid to anything (or anybody) you don’t want to be damaged/dissolved. Dangerous.
Disclaimer: Don’t apply soysauce to anything (or anybody) you don’t want to eat. Wasteful.
If you apply Teriyaki sauce to anything, and it gets dissolved, check the wether the pH value is within the requirements. If it isn’t, it’s time for an all- expenses- paid vacation to frivolous lawsuit-ville. And a new sports car.

The vote buttons on this page are neither acidic, nor do they bite, just in case you worried, and on Monday, we will either have some cameo appearances from beyond, or catch up with Sir Winston’s progress, decision pending.

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