Celebrating: Junk Food Day

~★~♥~♥~★~ El Morno! ♥~★~★~♥ ~
July 21st, 2011

★~ Today’s Quote: “There is no friend as loyal as a book.”  — Ernest Hemingway

★~ National Junk Food Day:

Holy clogged arteries!  Today we are celebrating trash cuisine! For today, and today only, it is absolutely acceptable to shovel deep-fried, chocolate-covered, baby back ribs and gummy bear-encrusted marshmallows-on-a-stick into your face guilt-free.

Celebrate Junk Food Day by enjoying your favorite food that is high-calories and low in nutritional value. Inquiring minds will want to know what food you paired with today! So, be sure to share your favorite junk food indulgence with us.

★~ Today in History:

♥~ 1873 – The first train robbery in America was pulled off by Jesse James and his gang. They took $3,000 from the Rock Island Express at Adair, IA.

♥~ 1968 – Arnold Palmer became the first golfer to make a million dollars in career earnings after he tied for second place at the PGA Championship. Palmer accomplished the feat in just 13 years and 2 months as a professional golfer. He won 52 golf tournaments during that period.

♥~ 1973 – Bad, Bad Leroy Brown reached the top spot on the Billboard pop-singles chart, becoming Jim Croce’s first big hit. Croce died in a plane crash two months later (September 20, 1973).

♥~ 1985 – The 10 sexiest men in the U.S., according to Playgirl magazine, included comedian John Candy, New York Governor Mario Cuomo and Representative Jack Kemp.

★~Born Today:

♥~ 1899 – Ernest (Miller) Hemingway Pulitzer Prize [1953] & Nobel Prize-winning writer [1954]: The Old Man and the Sea, The Sun Also Rises, A Farewell to Arms, For Whom the Bell Tolls; died July 2, 1961

♥~ 1924 – Don Knotts comedian, Emmy Award-winning actor: The Andy Griffith Show, Matlock, Three’s Company, The Don Knotts Show, The Steve Allen Show; died Feb 24, 2006

♥~ 1948 – Cat Stevens (Stephen Demetre Georgiou, Muslim name: Yusuf Islam)
singer: Wild World, Moon Shadow, Peace Train, Oh Very Young

♥~ 1948 – Garry Trudeau cartoonist: Doonesbury

♥~ 1951 – Robin Williams Academy Award-winning actor: Good Will Hunting [1997]; comedian and/or actor: Mork and Mindy, Good Morning, Vietnam, Mrs. Doubtfire, Dead Poet’s Society, Popeye, The Fisher King, Hook, Comic Relief, Patch Adams, What Dreams May Come, Jumanji, Jakob the Liar

★~ Did You Know: 

♥~ The term “junk food” was initially used in the 1960s but was popularized during the following decade when the song “Junk Food Junkie” reached the top of the charts in 1976.

♥~ Hostess makes 500 million Twinkies a year.

♥~ Cracker Jack originated in Chicago and was the first to use toys to target junk food to children.

♥~ Americans consume approximately 70 million “tator tots” a year.

♥~ Nachos are the most craved food by pregnant women.

♥~ An estimate of 200,000,000 M&M’s are sold in the US daily.

♥~ Cheetle: The orange, powdery residue left on your fingers after eating Cheetos

★~ Today’s giggle:

The first stop on my vacation was my sister’s house in Montana. She’s extremely organized — before she leaves on a trip she always types up address labels for her postcards. This time, I figured I did her one better. The second day of our visit, I boasted, “You’ll be impressed. I’ve already written thank-you notes to everyone I’ll be staying with. They’re all stamped and ready to go.”

My sister was silent for a moment. Then she asked, “You mean those little envelopes I saw in your room and mailed this morning?”


I’m not sure how Cole and I will  celebrate junk food day. So many choices for only one day! But count on me to return later and muse about our junk food choice. I hope you will do the same. If you have moment leave a morno comment. Odd Loves Company!

8 thoughts on “Celebrating: Junk Food Day

  1. Thank God I made it for Junk Food Day! Chips! Love chips.
    Hemingway such a genius and so tortured.

    Have a great day!

  2. Oh God your giggle is to funny. Can you imagine? Unfortunately I can! Fried zucchini. Since it is dip and fried it loses it vegie status and becomes “trash cuisine.”

    Love El Morno!

  3. When I was pregnant, I didn’t crave nachos — it was doughnuts!! And I probably could eat my weight in M&Ms! I didn’t know that about Cracker Jacks having a Chicago origin though — see how you’re educating blogland?!

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