2/11/2011

item 1 >>> Now Playing…  john birch society The Chad Mitchell Trio from 1962…it’s satire, folks. I loved their songs as a kid, altho it wasn’t till years later that I understood all of the topical references. Still, I knew it was funny, even if I didn’t know what it meant…

item 2 >>> LQQK @ †h∆†! late nite snack Welch’s grape jelly, cave-man style…

item 3 >>> Phooey…Lousy cold’s got a hold on me and won’t get go…all I wanna do is sleep…sooooo, more pictures, less words. I said yesterday I don’t know salad from shinola, but OK..turns out Kraft makes the Seven Seas brand…and they still make Green Goddess…it’s available on Amazon.com (what isn’t?) That said, it’s not nearly as popular as it once was, especially after the Ranch and Balsamic fads hit. People today think it’s too bland…its a Chipotle world, face it!

item 4 >>> Tale of 2 Welch’s…The James O. Welch Company was founded in Cambridge in 1927, and in 1949 they introduced Junior Mints. This is the company that originated the Sugar family…Daddy, Mama, and Babies. Became part of  Nabisco in the 1960s, now produced by Tootsie Roll. Welch’s brother Robert W. Welch, Jr. retired from the candy firm in 1956 and 2 years later founded the John Birch Society.

item 5 >>> A Different Welch…That’s Thomas Bramwell Welch, who founded the Welch’s Grape Juice Company, the manufacturing arm of the National Grape Cooperative in 1869 in Vineland, New Jersey. It’s now headquartered in Concord, Mass., owned by the Dr. Pepper/Snapple Group. They were big in marketing Howdy Doody stuff…wouldn’t be surprised if a few of these juice glasses are still lurking in the back of your cupboard somewhere…

item 6 >>> Tale of 2 Perri’s…The first is a cute little lady squirrel, star of the 1957 Disney documentary by the same name…part of their True Life Adventures series, as opposed to the cartoon features. The movie was based on a book written by Felix Salten in 1938…name sound familiar? Yup, he wrote Bambi as well. In the original story, Perri was a European red squirrel…transformed into a North American gray squirrel. Trivia for 100, Alex…name Perri’s mate? He’s Porro…good for you.

item 7 >>> A Different Perri…I Think…Well, squirrels are completely edible…ever heard of Brunswick Stew? This is from Perri and Sons of New Haven, 1968…now part of Johnsonville. Notice “OXYGEN INTERCEPTOR ADDED TO IMPROVE STABILITY.” That would be ascorbic acid, also known as an “oxygen scavenger”…what we’d today call an antioxidant.

item 8 >>> Tastes Like…But Is It?…Well, I always heard that Brunswick Stew was made with squirrels…a recipe I saw called for 40 of ’em…guess company was comin’. And that’s pretty much how they make it Brunswick, Georgia, which claims to be the home of Brunswick Stew…they might add a little pork or beef. But hold on…the good folks of Brunswick, Virginia also claim credit, and they make it with rabbit, supplemented with chicken. It may have even originated in Braunschweig, Germany…altho all agree it is a game stew. Just which critter and who made it first is the bone of contention. Possum, anyone?

Wicked Ballsy

Here he is on a pony, age 7…can you name him? answer tomorrow…

shameless plugaroos…

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More bloggage at http://travelingcyst.blogspot.com and  http://www.examiner.com/retro-pop-culture-in-watertown/mark-john-astolfi

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