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Tuesday, December 06, 2011

Bobby Valentine Did Not Invent Sandwich Wrap

Thought this was a fun article…

In June 28, 1976’s Desert News print a short blurb about pita bread and how you can use it to make regular sandwiches like cold cuts.  It also states that if you wish to give it a “taco-take off” to use a tortilla.  You can actually find earlier mentions of diet tips about replacing regular bread with pitas for sandwich’s, but that 1976 column is the earliest I found mention of use a tortilla as a bread replacement.  You can also find earlier mentions of people using pitas for tuna sandwiches (1973) or lettuce to wrap their burgers.  Clearly the 70s were a time of extensive sandwich experimentation.

crawdaddy Posted: December 06, 2011 at 01:53 AM | 8 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. McCoy Posted: December 06, 2011 at 05:31 AM (#4007854)
It is possible for several people to "invent" something and even have them invent over many years. Now if you want to say so and so was THE first that is one thing but it is quite possible that Bobby V came up with a product that ended up getting noticed by many and causing the fad.
   2. ajnrules Posted: December 06, 2011 at 06:23 AM (#4007864)
There's one or two things that he didn't invent. He didn't invent the motor car.
The camera, the living bra. The self-exploding hat.
He didn't invent the safety pin, the violin or heroin.
He didn't invent the French cuisine. He didn't get around to that.

There's one or two things he didn't produce. He didn't produce the chocolate mousse.
Tomato juice. There's no excuse. He didn't produce sliced bread.
He didn't produce the sailing yacht, the coffee pot, the golden shot.
He didn't invent the parking lot. Or even the golden thread.

There's one or two things that he didn't design. He didn't design the Northern Line.
The serpentine, the porcupine, the fluorescent trunks.
He didn't invent the roller skates, the Empire State, the dental rate
He didn't design the garden gate. He certainly missed the bus.

What were you doing, Valentine? It really is a crime.
For one that lived to sixty-one. How did you spend your time?
   3. Sleepy Self-Identifies as a Flying Monkey Posted: December 06, 2011 at 07:09 AM (#4007874)
How did you spend your time?

The internet, duh. But he didn't invent that, neither.
   4. Walt Davis Posted: December 06, 2011 at 10:29 AM (#4007888)
I think it was 1977 when Mom invented the pita pizza.
   5. The Long Arm of Rudy Law Posted: December 06, 2011 at 11:58 AM (#4007901)
Valentine did invent the sandwich and the concept of gift wrap.
   6. bobm Posted: December 06, 2011 at 12:28 PM (#4007909)
We also know Valentine did not invent the Groucho Glasses, as those date from the 1940s, but he was the first to substitute eye-black stickers for the bushy moustache.
   7. depletion Posted: December 06, 2011 at 06:13 PM (#4008263)
Beautiful poem, ajn.
   8. ajnrules Posted: December 06, 2011 at 11:42 PM (#4008667)
Beautiful poem, ajn.

Thanks, but I can't in good conscience take any credit for it. Bonus points for anybody who recognizes the original source material.

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