[Sca-cooks] OT: Veracity of Entertainment Sources (WAS RE: Fig Newtons from God?)

S CLEMENGER sclemenger at msn.com
Mon Mar 31 07:58:18 PDT 2008

Speaking of M*A*S*H, and obligatory food content, anyone besides me remember Radar's "spam lamb?"
--Maire, who doesn't have the Dad creds for this one, since hers slotted in, age-wise, right in between the Korean Conflict and the Vietnamese....
  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Susan Fox<mailto:selene at earthlink.net> 
  To: Cooks within the SCA<mailto:sca-cooks at lists.ansteorra.org> 
  Sent: Monday, March 31, 2008 8:38 AM
  Subject: Re: [Sca-cooks] OT: Veracity of Entertainment Sources (WAS RE: Fig Newtons from God?)

  Word.  Your dad too, huh?  My father was on a MASH in Korea, circa 1949 
  or so. He approves of the show as well. The show went on so long, rather 
  longer than the actual "police action," and the producers started 
  hitting up all their age-mates in the Writers Guild who had been there 
  for their stories.  If you see the bit where the guys snap shower 
  pictures of the nurses and have to bribe the X-Ray guy, with the only 
  darkroom for many miles, to develop the photos... that's my dad's 
  story.  Of course, none of the characters is supposed to "really" be 
  anybody specific... my dad wasn't motor pool but he certainly perfected 
  his dickering skills in those days!

  Um... food content... the guy who played the mess hash slinger wrote a 
  cookbook, SECRETS OF THE M*A*S*H MESS, but it was really not Army food 
  by any means, just a hook to hang a cookbook on.  I salute the poor 
  military members worldwide who happen to be "foodies" and have to live 
  with the very opposite of what they want to be eating. 


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