A Meal Substitute
I decided to give Soylent a try for many reasons. The most prominent one being that I'm a lazy bastard who hates to prepare food. It's annoying and takes time out of my productivity. This means Soylent is literally made for me (and every other slob who can't be bothered to put together a reasonably healthy meal).
I set out to try it and picked up 28 meals worth (that's 7 bags of powder). I went with 1.5 because it's a little less expensive (by about 70 cents a meal) and all I had to do was pre-blend up 4 meals worth of food. You may be thinking 'if you're such a lazy bastard, then how did you think you'd make Soylent?' and it's a good question. I can't answer you but I can say, it doesn't take as long as making a decent plate of spaghetti.
There's a lot of money in the entertainment world. Movies, in particular, can be powerhouses, generating hundreds of jobs and costing several million dollars with blockbusters pushing 100 to 200 million to make. These hit the theater and require a set number of people to see them in order to make the investment worthwhile. When they don't, the criticisms get pretty intense up to and including ruining a director or actor's career in the process.
The same holds true with music. The business side requires a lot of an artist. They have to be aesthetically pleasing to look at and if they don't have a gimmick, then forget about it. Do they stand up there and play a guitar with a scruffy beard and a flannel shirt? Not enough anymore, get your ass to the coffee shop. Without an extreme quirkiness or something to make an artist stand out, they're not marketable.
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