Popcorn Day

~★~♥~♥~★~ El Morno! ♥~★~★~♥ ~
January 19th, 2013

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★~ Today’s Quote:  “There is an eloquence in true enthusiasm” Edgar Allan Poe quote


★~Popcorn Day:


Americans eat about 16 billion quarts of popcorn each year (about 51 quarts per person), which makes it one of the most popular snacks in the country. It is also one of the oldest.

Popcorn has been around for centuries. It is one of six main varieties of corn. (The others are pod, sweet, flour, dent, and flint.) Popcorn originated in Mexico, but eventually made its way north. In 1948, archaeologists in the state of New Mexico discovered ancient popcorn ears that were at least 5,600 years old! The Native Americans (in both North and South America) popped their corn by throwing it on hot stones over a fire.

I usually, pop popcorn on the stove in oil, using our designated popcorn pan. It’s just an ordinary skillet but it’s always been called the popcorn pan. I like tossing two popcorn kennels into the oil and guessing which one will pop fastest. Naturally, popcorn is served in our popcorn bowl with melted butter and salt. It’s the little things in life.

Update: Vickie (our friend and camp helper)  just shared a recipe for S’more Popcorn Balls. Vickie wrote in her e-mail, “Smore popcorn balls say “Katybeth and Cole” to me. I’m making S’more popcorn ball this weekend!  Note to Vickie, Susan, and Richard…. You have a lot to look forward to on Monday. I will share!!!!

★~ Today in History:

♥~ 1915 – George Claude of Paris, France patented the neon tube advertising sign.

♥~ 1937 –  Howard Hughes set a transcontinental air record by flying his monoplane from Los Angeles to Newark, N.J., in 7 hours, 28 minutes and 25 seconds.

♥~ 1953 – Sixty-eight percent of all TV sets in the U.S. were tuned to CBS-TV, as Lucy Ricardo of I Love Lucy gave birth to a baby boy —  Lucy’s real life son was born the same day as her TV son.  The program had more television viewers than the inauguration of President Dwight D. Eisenhower the following day.

♥~ 1991 – Janet Jackson went to No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Love Will Never Do’, her 5th US No.1

★~ Trending Today:

Dear Abby

♥~ Dear Abby’s Timeless Advice 

♥~ Lance Armstrong May Have Lied to Winfrey. ( Yes, this is still trending: Oprah Winfrey’s exclusive TV interview with cyclist Lance Armstrong drew 3.2 million American viewers)

♥~ Mama – A Horror-Pscyhodrama Film Review or Some Serious Questions About the New Horror Movie ‘Mama’

★~Born Today:

Janis Joplin

♥~ 1736 – James Watt inventor: condensing steam engine; the watt, a unit of power, was named after him; died Aug 19, 1819

♥~ 1807 – Robert E. (Edward) Lee Civil War: Confederate General surrendered to the North’s General Ulysses S. Grant; died Oct 12, 1870

♥~ 1809 – Edgar Allan Poe poet: The Raven; author of suspense tales: The Murders in the Rue Morgue, The Fall of the House of Usher; died Oct 7, 1849

♥~ 1923 – Jean Stapleton (Murray) Emmy Award-winning actress: All in the Family

♥~ 1935 – Johnny O’Keefe, singer known as “Australia’s King of rock ‘n’ roll”. He co-wrote and had the 1958 Australian hit with, ‘Real Wild Child’, which was covered by Iggy Pop in 1986. Other hits included ‘Shout!’, ‘Don’t You Know Pretty Baby’ and ‘She’s My Baby.’

♥~ 1943 – Janis Joplin singer: with Big Brother and The Holding Company: Piece of My Heart, How Hard It Is; formed Kozmic Blues Band, then Full Tilt Boogie Band:Pearl, Me and Bobby McGee; died Oct 4, 1970.  Click for Great Janis Joplin pictures

♥~ 1946 – Dolly Parton songwriter, singer: ACM Entertainer of the Year [1977], CMA Entertainer of the year [1978]: Jolene, Coat of Many Colors, Here You Come Again,9-to-5, You’re the Only One, [w/Kenny Rogers]: Islands in the Stream; Grand Ol’ Opry member; actress: 9-to-5, The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas,Steel Magnolias; owns Dollywood amusement park in Tennessee

♥~ 1947 – Paula Deen, TV chef

♥~ 1953 – Desi Arnaz Jr. entertainer, singer: group: Dino, Desi and Billy: Through Spray Colored Glasses;

★~ Did You Know:  Popcorn Fun!

♥~ One Kernel at a time?

ECAL Low-Tech Factory/Oncle Sam from ECAL on Vimeo.

♥~ Popinator! Popcorn Launcher

Popcorn brand Popcorn, Indiana has been working on their Popinator Project, a voice-activated machine that listens for the command ‘pop’ to aim and launch popcorn directly into your mouth.The Popinator Project by aims to change the popcorn eating experience by making it more funner (it was already FUN!!). The idea behind The Popinator is to instantly deliver popcorn into a person’s mouth just by saying the word “pop”. The Popinator will be able to pinpoint where in the room the spoken word originated from and shoot a piece of popcorn at it. The Popinator shoots up to 15 feet and is for inside use only.

♥~ Popcorn Popping in Super Slow Motion. The coolest part of this video is around the 2:46 mark

♥~ And if popcorn does not ‘agree with you’ here is an alternative “Buttered Popcorn” flavored vodka.



Nope. No chance, I’ll be buying a ticket and popcorn for the just released Mama horror movie. It sounds horrible in more ways than one.

Speaking of  horror stories… the TSA by order of Congress is removing all the full body scanners at airports (Rapiscan machines). “The reason: The maker of the machines, Rapiscan Systems, cannot produce software to eliminate the almost nude images that TSA personnel view and turn them into stick-like figures.” USA today. This horror story is ending happily, it’s just a shame we didn’t investigated a little more fully, before we spent 40 million dollars on machines that will now be junked. Just sayin’…

It is a balmy 39 in Chicago at 6:20am (feels like 33 😀 ) but I heard a rumor an “arctic front” is coming our way.

Wishing you a super Saturday and inquiring minds want to know what are your plans for today!

Odd Loves Company, 

11 thoughts on “Popcorn Day

  1. Morno,
    I just microwave popcorn and pour it into a bowl. We use the same bowl each time because it’s the right size so I suppose it’s my popcorn bowl. Popcorn vodka sounds awful.
    It’s a chore and football weekend.
    I suggested Chinese food to my sis and she accepted my offer for tomorrow nights dinner. I’m a hero.
    Enjoying your day.

    • Morno Mike!
      Microwave popcorn is ok IF you add extra butter and salt and it isn’t a 100 years old. But there is nothing like popcorn pop in oil on the stove. Mmmm good!
      What a great idea–Ordering Chinese food for Sunday night dinner. Clever you. Don’t forget to ask for extra thin pancakes for the Peking Duck.

  2. Love love popcorn. For pajama parties and old movies, I make it in on the stove. Pat is an on the stove master. popcorn is such a standard, that Pat bought me an on the counter popcorn maker, looks like a movie popcorn maker. Very disappointing – takes 15 minutes for a handful. It’s fate is the next garage sale. Love the Kimmel spot, LA is another world.

    • Happy Popcorn Day Julianne. Good to know about the movie popcorn maker, I have looked at those as Bed Bath and Bring it Back and thought…MMMM. do I need one of those? Guess not.
      Yep, LA is another world unto itself.

  3. Popcorn-flavored vodka? Never heard of it, but since I can’t tolerate popcorn, that might be an option. Usually, when we go to the movies, Domer gets popcorn and tolerates me getting my fill with a huge sniff or two! Then he promptly finishes the bag (every so often, he even apologizes that I can’t enjoy it with him!)

  4. When the earth was shaken up, everything that was loose slipped to CA!!! I’m just jealous. I would love to live in California. Without the earthquakes of-course!


  5. Have you heard of the popcorn “All Natural Movie Theater Popcorn?” You warm it up in the Microwave in the bag. It is delish!!!. I will send you a picture of the bag later, but I am all for it. Easy Peasy. And Yummy for the tummy.

  6. popcorn is a nice treat. i always need floss nearby though. buttered popcorn vodka. yuck.
    lance armstrong may have lied again??? no. don’t get me started.
    janis…….gone too soon.
    went to the farm with nik today to enjoy the beautiful weather & watch them romp.

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