Thursday, June 10, 2010

Old School Thursday: Random Developments Edition

Today is National Black Cow Day and I’m going to let it go without comment because, honestly, I just don’t know what to say.

Otherwise, though, June 10th is kind of interesting. Today in 1869, frozen Texas beef was shipped (by steamship) to New Orleans, making it the first time frozen food was shipped a long distance.

Nearly a century later, in 1943, a man named Laslo Biro patented the ball point pen. No, that’s not specifically food-related, but without ball point pens, it would be a whole lot more difficult for me to do any serious cooking or entertaining. Because how would I write my lists?

Finally, today is the 25th anniversary of Coca-Cola’s announcement that it would bring back the original formula of Coke and drop New Coke – the final chapter in one of the more celebrated failures of marketing and product development.

So today, to celebrate? I hate to say frozen food and Coke Classic because that just sounds gross. Then again, black cow doesn’t sound that good either. So maybe just make your shopping list with a ball point pen and leave it at that.

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