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Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Porkapalooza day 1

Without any real planning, today (Monday) the 2nd week in December, came to be know as the start of Porkapalooza week.  Simply put, it occurs sometime between Chanukah and Festivus.

To celebrate the inaugural Porkapalooza, I brought in some sliced pork roast, potatoes and stuffing leftover from the night before.  The guys at work, happy but now craving more pork, said "Umm, that was good", whats for lunch ?  The small offering was just enough to get them hooked.

It is at that time, that Bruce, who used to collect 'pig' figurines (or is that pigurines ?), etc. decided to decry it Porkapalooza week.

This day in history "On December 10, 1915, the 1 millionth Ford car rolls off the assembly line at the River Rouge plant in Detroit.

At first, Henry Ford had built his cars like every other automaker did: one at a time. But his factories' efficiency and output steadily increased, and after he introduced the moving assembly line in 1913 the company's productivity soared. Ford was determined to build what he called "a motor car for the great multitude," and that's just what he did: By mass-producing just one kind of car--from 1908 on, that car was the Model T--Ford could take advantage of economies of scale that were unavailable to smaller carmakers and pass the savings on to his customers. Between 1908 and 1927, Ford sold more than 15 million Model Ts in all; they cost $850 at first (about $20,000 in today's dollars) but by the end of their run, Ford had managed to reduce the price to just $300 (about $3700 today)."

I sure hope I am not boaring you...yes, that is another pun, courtesy of Porkapalooza.  We have come a  long way from that assembly line of yesteryear, and the cars keep rolling off the lines.  Now, we have trimmed the fat, streamlined the body and dropped the curb weight.  Cars as still mass produced, and with our technology,  cars have all the bells and whistles, safety and emissions features albeit at a much higher cost.

Back to the pig out.  Frank decided to take the next days pork feast, so we can look forward to sausage and peppers for lunch.  Pork is healthier than it used to be.  So eat (pork), drink, and be merry.

Photo of the day "Porkapalooza Day 1"

If All of America would just celebrate Porkaplaooza, we could virtually eliminate the risk of the impending Aporkalypse.  Its no joke, feral pigs are taking over the world.  Click the Aporkalypse link)

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1 comment:

  1. There is something about the words Porkapalooza and Chanukah appearing in the same paragraph that just doesn't seem right...