Follies of the Madmen #515

Either an eensy-teensy chopping block and cleaver, or a very large can of tuna.

     Posted By: Paul - Sun Sep 12, 2021
     Category: Business | Advertising | Enlargements, Miniatures, and Other Matters of Scale | Food | Oceans and Maritime Pursuits | 1960s

I have seen some remarkably large cans of tuna used in food service, admittedly some time ago.

What I would question is the wisdom of marketing tuna as "sea meat."
Posted by Mark Smith on 09/12/21 at 10:36 AM
Thanks (Not!)

A tiny block and cleaver or a large can doesn't do anything for me, but the phrase: "canned at the water's edge" is going to bug me for weeks.

I can imagine some Star-Kist exec: "Most tuna is canned in Pittsburg or Albuquerque, but we're leading the way by building canneries closer to the docks to reduce shipping costs, a saving we pass on to the consumer."

As a writer, I often create worlds with odd quirks, but the social/political/economic/economic forces which would lead to fish canneries being far inland escapes me.
Posted by Phideaux on 09/12/21 at 11:02 AM
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