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RE: 'SOMEBODY DOESN'T LIKE SARA LEE..." 2004/01/21 10:37:24 (permalink)
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Originally posted by clothier

I can't decide if the dropping of Jimmy Dean means I'm going to stop buying the sausage or not. Last time I bought sausage (we're mostly bacon people at our house) I think I bought Tennessee pride. I don't think they'll miss my business.


In both cases, does having a hillbilly as a mascot portend better sausage?
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RE: 'SOMEBODY DOESN'T LIKE SARA LEE..." 2004/01/21 10:42:22 (permalink)
Hell, I'm just impressed that you used the words hillbilly and portend in the same sentence !
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RE: 'SOMEBODY DOESN'T LIKE SARA LEE..." 2004/01/21 11:54:12 (permalink)
fellows
advertising costs
any press is good press
they got on the national media
...and on this website
a few more vollies and they have saved millions on advertising
so...keep talkin'
let the buzz marketers do thier thing
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RE: 'SOMEBODY DOESN'T LIKE SARA LEE..." 2004/01/21 12:48:02 (permalink)
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Originally posted by Michael Hoffman

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Originally posted by Lone Star

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Originally posted by Michael Hoffman

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Originally posted by scbuzz

I think I remember hearing that Jimmy DEan sued his brother to keep him out of the business !! I saw Jimmy Dean on a talk show many years ago (I think it was Merv Griffin) and he just seemed to be an arrogant, mean spirited man !! Of course that is just my impression from one show, maybe he was having a bad day !!

I saw in the article that Sara Lee was trying to attract younger housewifes .... So I guess they will be picking up Justin Timberlake or someone of that ilk !!!
I hunted with Jimmy Dean once and found him to be a very friendly guy.


What and where did you hunt? Any where in Texas?
We were hunting quail in South Carolina.


I once went snipe hunting with Liza Minnelli.
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RE: 'SOMEBODY DOESN'T LIKE SARA LEE..." 2004/01/21 19:12:57 (permalink)
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Originally posted by clothier

Big bad John!


Ya gotta think there will be more to this story. Mr Dean doesn't strike me as someone who would go quietly into the night.

Besides, he was in a James Bond movie (shoot, I can't remember the name. He played Willard White. Set in Vegas. The Bond girl was Jill St John- who I saw once in Aspen with Robert Wagner. Still hot.) with Sean Connery. How much cooler can you get then that?


On the subject of James Bond and food - 007 is the famous bon-vivant epicure, and the first product placement I remember was in 'Goldfinger' for Kentucky Fried Chicken! Of course, the *first* prod. placement in a Bond movie was for Red Stripe Lager in 'Dr. No' - much more in his league.
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RE: 'SOMEBODY DOESN'T LIKE SARA LEE..." 2004/01/21 20:09:17 (permalink)
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Originally posted by i95

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Originally posted by EliseT

Is there a test for membership in this club??? Here are some suggestions:

1. Name the city famous for the "garbage plate"

2. What state is outraged by beans in chili?

3. Name one state that BBQs with sauce and one that doesn't

3. Who is obsessed with lutefisk?




As long as we can make all four questions smell tests.


Hmm, my computer didn' come with a smell card...do I have to have that installed?
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RE: 'SOMEBODY DOESN'T LIKE SARA LEE..." 2004/01/21 20:12:05 (permalink)
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Originally posted by clothier

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Originally posted by Kristi S.

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Originally posted by clothier

I can't decide if the dropping of Jimmy Dean means I'm going to stop buying the sausage or not. Last time I bought sausage (we're mostly bacon people at our house) I think I bought Tennessee pride. I don't think they'll miss my business.


In both cases, does having a hillbilly as a mascot portend better sausage?


Yes. Just like eating at a deli that is named with a tradionally jewish name portends better food.

First time I've used portend since the SAT's.

portend is to sausage as hillbilly is to____


Can I use my favorite word now?

A hillbilly is a harbinger of good sausage!
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RE: 'SOMEBODY DOESN'T LIKE SARA LEE..." 2004/01/21 20:58:32 (permalink)
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Originally posted by Route 11

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Originally posted by Michael Hoffman

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Originally posted by Lone Star

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Originally posted by Michael Hoffman

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Originally posted by scbuzz

I think I remember hearing that Jimmy DEan sued his brother to keep him out of the business !! I saw Jimmy Dean on a talk show many years ago (I think it was Merv Griffin) and he just seemed to be an arrogant, mean spirited man !! Of course that is just my impression from one show, maybe he was having a bad day !!

I saw in the article that Sara Lee was trying to attract younger housewifes .... So I guess they will be picking up Justin Timberlake or someone of that ilk !!!
I hunted with Jimmy Dean once and found him to be a very friendly guy.


What and where did you hunt? Any where in Texas?
We were hunting quail in South Carolina.


I once went snipe hunting with Liza Minnelli.
Which snipe species did you hunt? Wilson's snipe?
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RE: 'SOMEBODY DOESN'T LIKE SARA LEE..." 2004/01/22 07:59:54 (permalink)
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Originally posted by EliseT

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Originally posted by i95

quote:
Originally posted by EliseT

Is there a test for membership in this club??? Here are some suggestions:

1. Name the city famous for the "garbage plate"

2. What state is outraged by beans in chili?

3. Name one state that BBQs with sauce and one that doesn't

3. Who is obsessed with lutefisk?




As long as we can make all four questions smell tests.


Hmm, my computer didn' come with a smell card...do I have to have that installed?


Elise, the smell card is pre-installed not at the new plant but at the olfactory.

(Bah-duh-bing.)
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RE: 'SOMEBODY DOESN'T LIKE SARA LEE..." 2004/01/22 08:48:06 (permalink)
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Originally posted by Vince Macek
On the subject of James Bond and food - 007 is the famous bon-vivant epicure, and the first product placement I remember was in 'Goldfinger' for Kentucky Fried Chicken!


That's it.
I'm officially changing my name to "Plenty O'Gruel".
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RE: 'SOMEBODY DOESN'T LIKE SARA LEE..." 2004/01/22 14:18:06 (permalink)
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I do not have any sympathy for the man. He founded his business on the backs of cheap labor. At the time he was starting his business I worked for a competitor.(early 70's) He drove much of his small market cometition out of the market by making his sausage in Texas border towns using under paid Mexican workers. By doing this he was able to ship across the country & beat the prices of local sausage makers. Once he had the market he increased his prices right up there with everybody else's.

Thank you, ocdreamr, for sharing this background.

I was in Kroger last night where Jimmy Dean's 1 lb. packages of sausage sell for $3.49.

In 1996-97, the same sausage at a small chain called Sav-A-Lot, frequently sold for $ .99/lb. I remember being surprised the brand could sell so cheaply. Low labor costs might explain it.
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RE: 'SOMEBODY DOESN'T LIKE SARA LEE..." 2004/01/22 17:01:54 (permalink)
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<blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id="quote">quote:<div style="border: 1px #999999 solid; background-color: #DCDCDC; padding: 4px;">Originally posted by EliseT

<blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id="quote">quote:<div style="border: 1px #999999 solid; background-color: #DCDCDC; padding: 4px;">Originally posted by i95

<blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id="quote">quote:<div style="border: 1px #999999 solid; background-color: #DCDCDC; padding: 4px;">Originally posted by EliseT

Is there a test for membership in this club??? Here are some suggestions:

1. Name the city famous for the "garbage plate"

2. What state is outraged by beans in chili?

3. Name one state that BBQs with sauce and one that doesn't

3. Who is obsessed with lutefisk?




As long as we can make all four questions smell tests.


Hmm, my computer didn' come with a smell card...do I have to have that installed?


Elise, the smell card is pre-installed not at the new plant but at the olfactory.

(Bah-duh-bing.)


I am groaning and laughing at the same time!
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RE: 'SOMEBODY DOESN'T LIKE SARA LEE..." 2004/02/12 21:47:11 (permalink)

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Originally posted by JimInKy

quote:
Originally posted by ocdreamr

I do not have any sympathy for the man. He founded his business on the backs of cheap labor. At the time he was starting his business I worked for a competitor.(early 70's) He drove much of his small market cometition out of the market by making his sausage in Texas border towns using under paid Mexican workers. By doing this he was able to ship across the country & beat the prices of local sausage makers. Once he had the market he increased his prices right up there with everybody else's.

Thank you, ocdreamr, for sharing this background.

I was in Kroger last night where Jimmy Dean's 1 lb. packages of sausage sell for $3.49.

In 1996-97, the same sausage at a small chain called Sav-A-Lot, frequently sold for $ .99/lb. I remember being surprised the brand could sell so cheaply. Low labor costs might explain it.



I think your observation of the two JD sausage prices is primarily due to price practices of Kroger (generally overpriced) and Sav-A-Lot (still around, and generally very low priced due to the following: buy or bring your own sacks, sack your own, shop from cases of product set on steel racks, limited variety of products, very limited brands, etc.).
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RE: 'SOMEBODY DOESN'T LIKE SARA LEE..." 2004/02/12 22:10:39 (permalink)
You guys forgot the more subtle aprt of the "Plenty O'Toole" exchange:

I'm Plenty

Of course you are

Plenty O'Toole

Ah, named after your father, no doubt.
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