Thursday, March 02, 2006

Big Food

For reasons I won't go into right now, I've been watching Universal Studios newsreels from the 30's. The point is that almost every reel has a news item about something I'd call Big Food. As in "Giant Ice Cream Cone Feeds 200 Orphans". Or, "World's Larges Strawberry Shortcake feeds 600". And of course you then have footage of a man scooping ice cream from a giant cone and giving out small cones to little children. Or women cutting up the shortcake and handing out plates to the crowd.

It took me awhile to realize that these are depression era films. People
were hungry...


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