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Friday, April 30, 2010

What Flavor is Internet Ice Cream? You Tell Us

Posted By on Fri, Apr 30, 2010 at 11:22 AM

Of course, it would be soft serve, all "series of tubes" like.
  • Of course, it would be soft serve, all "series of tubes" like.

An ice cream parlor near M.I.T. will soon be serving Internet-flavored ice cream.

How to represent the Internet in edible form? That's the challenge that the Boston-based Toscanini's faced when they decided to honor this year's Internet culture conference ROFLCon with a new flavor. 

There are lots of directions you could go with this. Red Bull-flavored ice cream with swirls of espresso. A Mountain Dew-base flavor with chocolate bacon chunks. Something wildly ironic from Humphry Slocombe maybe?

Turns out, friends, they chose something much simpler and more direct, a solution as elegant as a mathematical proof.

Internet ice cream?  A vanilla ice-cream base. With Nerds in it. 

In honor of @timhwang, the Internet, and this blogger's own outrageous personal wealth, we will award an ice cream cone of your choice to the person who comes up with the best alternate contents for an Internet-flavored dessert (leave your suggestions as a comment). Details negotiable.

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