From the cartoonist’s notebook:
“Went out to lunch [this week] and had my first encounter with one of those new soda machines with thousands of combinations, the kind where you mix your own on a touch screen. There are no instructions, and the first time I poked at it I couldn’t get it to work. (Had an iced tea instead–supposed to be plain, but tasted vaguely of fake raspberry and was vile.) But then Meg explained it to me and I got back in line behind some people who knew what they were doing, and hey, monkey see, monkey do. I got green. Diet green.”It tasted exactly like it looks, but not only did I finish my first one, but got a second one to go. An artificially colored, artificially flavored, artificially sweetened, touch screen programmed, digital soda for the second decade of the new century, photographed in a minivan with an iPhone, tweaked on Instagram, forwarded by email, and blogged on WordPress: ladies and gentlemen, the mighty diet green.
(thanks to Meg for the Instagram photo. I think she used the low res filter.)