Monday, November 17, 2008

SPAM Futures

ExclaimTV interviews Patterson:


Nice to know that some parts of our economy are doing well. Forget plastics.... put it all in canned 'meat', baby!

Edible Economic Indicators: Spam, Beer Sales Rise -

"USTIN, Minn. — The economy is in tatters and, for millions of people, the future is uncertain. But for some employees at the Hormel Foods Corporation [HRL 26.76 -1.08 (-3.88%) ] plant here, times have never been better. They are working at a furious pace and piling up all the overtime they want.

Fork and knife, place setting on money, cutlery on napkin with plate, expensive food

The workers make Spam, perhaps the emblematic hard-times food in the American pantry."

Chicken or egg. Could they be unhappy due to the fact that they watch too much TV?

Unhappy People Watch Lots More TV


Very cool.

First fuzzy photos of planets outside solar system:

"Earth seems to have its first fuzzy photos of alien planets outside our solar system, images captured by two teams of astronomers. The pictures show four likely planets that appear as specks of white, nearly indecipherable except to the most eagle-eyed experts. All are trillions of miles away — three of them orbiting the same star, and the fourth circling a different star.

None of the four giant gaseous planets are remotely habitable or remotely like Earth. But they raise the possibility of others more hospitable.

It's only a matter of time before 'we get a dot that's blue and Earthlike,' said astronomer Bruce Macintosh of the Lawrence Livermore National Lab. He led one of the two teams of photographers."

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