Non Sequitur: Diet Coke and Mentos

Diet Coke Fountain
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If you frequent YouTube.com or Google Video, you’ve almost certainly seen a slew of videos in which people combine Mentos mints and Diet Coke with explosive results. Sunday evening after dinner, we were relaxing on the deck with friends and family after dinner when my mother declared that she wanted to see the Mentos and Diet Coke experiment.

We had neither Diet Coke nor Mentos in the house, so a trip to the grocery store was in order.

  • One box of Mentos mints: $1.09
  • Three 2-liter bottles of Diet Coke: $3.00
  • Mom encouraging her kids to play with their food: priceless

Podcast: Planet Retcon Episode 25

Planet Retcon is a podcast featuring a mix of episodic and standalone science-fiction written and produced by Wesley “Yotto” Clifford. Every other week, a fresh, new episode is released, featuring Wesley and his stable (or perhaps harem) of voice actors. On the off weeks, listeners are treated to a short blooper reel from the previous week’s episode. The series longest-running feature is StarGate Cafe, which has been described as “Cheers meets that bar from Deep Space 9, but without the aliens.”Just now. By me.

I missed out on a chance to play one of the main characters in StarGate Cafe due to my own dogged procrastination, but Wesley gave me an opportunity to be a guest voice in the most recent episode. If you’re not already subscribed to the Planet Retcon podcast, go to the site and grab the feed. If you are, then there’s a good chance that Episode 25 has already been caught by your podcatcher. Either way, give it a listen and bask in my geeky glory.