Thursday, April 24, 2008

Old School Thursday: Fun and Junk Edition

Fun and junk. What else could National Pigs-in-a-Blanket Day be? Mmm…mmm…pigs-in-a-blanket.

So here we go: in 1833, the first soda fountain was patented by Jacob Ebert and George Dulty. And a thousand Norman Rockwell pictures were born.

Nearly a century later, in 1914, Cajun chef, cookbook writer and TV chef, Justin Wilson, was born. I’m not familiar with Wilson, but with shows with titles like “Louisiana Cookin’” and “Cookin’ Cajun”, I think I can imagine what he’s like. I’d like him.

Today in 1949, things got a little sweeter in Great Britian, when chocolate rationing ended. And today in 1994, Denmark produced the world’s largest lollipop. At 3,011 pounds, it may even intimidate Dixon, who has recently become a lollipop fiend.

So that’s it. Soda, TV, chocolate, lollipops. And tiny sausages in pastry. Nice day, huh?

1 comment:

John said...

It's pigs in a blanket day? Yum. I should've bought some canned biscuit dough and a few hot dogs and gone to town.


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