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Missing from Lost: Corned Beef in Cans

Thursday, April 30th, 2009 by calixton

Although we’ve seen Hawaii-favorite SPAM® (recast as DHARMA Initiative Spiced Pork and Ham) in Ben’s refrigerator, we haven’t yet seen SPAM’s lesser cousin and island favorite runner-up: (Canned) Corned Beef. While it’s been described as “a little bit above dog food,” corned beef is a South Pacific staple, and as a long-shelf-life source of protein, […]

Sather Gate in the year 2059…

Monday, April 27th, 2009 by calixton

…in the anime world of Macross Frontier. File this under “it’s not news, but it’s new to me.” At the northern end of Telegraph Avenue, Sather Gate marks the original south entrance to the UC Berkeley campus. Along with the Campanile clock tower, Sather Gate is one of the enduring landmarks that symbolizes the Berkeley […]

Lost Tomato Soup Can

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2009 by calixton

Andy Warhol’s first one-artist gallery exhibition consisted of his series of Campbell’s Soup Cans canvases. Debuting in 1962, the art world hated them. Later, Warhol would become world-famous and the Soup Cans images would come to symbolize the pop art movement. Less well-known, perhaps completely unknown, was a work purportedly commissioned by the Hanso Foundation […]

Pizza, burger, fries…

Tuesday, April 21st, 2009 by calixton

…no beer. Why so many photos of food? Two reasons. Looking at pictures of food makes me happy. And, Miss T (also an avid “eats” photographer) once pointed out, “In case I ingest something toxic, there’ll be a record of what it was that did me in.” These nostalgic meals of last week are from […]

Lost cake mix ad, ca. 1972

Thursday, April 16th, 2009 by calixton

Just a few weeks ago we talked about baking up a delicious DHARMA Initiative cake (using DI Cake Mix, natch’). This week we found a 1972 ad for DHARMA Initiative Cake Mix in a fairly well-preserved copy of Social Welfare and Neuroscience. I’ve added this ad and the two others we previously found to the […]

The food is better…

Tuesday, April 14th, 2009 by calixton

…than the view. I like the Hob Nob Hill Restaurant in San Diego. It’s a funky old place with seemingly two kinds of diners: octogenarians (and their families) who have been going to the Hob Nob since the 1940s; and, 20– and 30-something would-be hipsters. Miss T doesn’t quite fit into the hipster category and […]

Easter eats…

Monday, April 13th, 2009 by calixton

…eaten. I’m not a religious person, but I never miss any of the major eating holidays (except maybe Shavuot, but only because I’m lactose-intolerant). Easter here at The Hut means lamb. Roast lamb. With lots of garlic. And, mashed potatoes. Also with lots of garlic. Miss T made the food, I washed some dishes and […]

Lost oats and cookie recipe ad

Wednesday, April 8th, 2009 by calixton

Similar to last week’s DHARMA Initiative Instant Coffee ad, we have a page from a 1970 Meteorology and Zoology Edge hawking DI Oats. This one even features a recipe for oatmeal toffee cookies! For those that missed them before, these six seven (!) vintage DI products ads that popped up on Flickr a couple of […]

Drama, comedy, and…

Monday, April 6th, 2009 by calixton

…hazmat suits [SPOILERS]. Who would have thought that the suspension-of-disbelief-defying actioner 24 was set in the same TV universe as the off-the-wall comedy Better Off Ted? One show is based on the premise of a world filled with danger from corporate greed and misplaced patriotism. The other show is based on the premise of a […]

The modern Vietnamese alphabet…

Thursday, April 2nd, 2009 by calixton

…was developed by Portuguese and French missionaries. Years ago, when I worked for a large financial institution, one of the projects I worked on was producing signage and ads in Vietnamese. An in-house translator would take our existing English-language materials, produce a handwritten translation, and I would typeset and layout a Vietnamese version. Unfortunately, back […]