Earlier this week, two engineers from Microsoft in Germany (Sebastien Peray and Marcel Tilly) joined the Popfly team to work on adding a feature to Popfly. They invented a clever way to substitute one Popfly block for another a few months ago and were able to come out to Redmond to integrate the code this week.
In any event, I found myself trying to think of things that they should do to get the American experience. I had a long list of fairly normal things — places to see and so on. But food is a distinct part of any country’s culture that always speaks to me and I began to riff on foodstuffs and wound up listing things that I grew up thinking nothing about but seem to amaze and confuse people coming in from other countries. To wit:
- Wonder Bread
- Cheez Whiz
- Ho Hos
- Vienna Sausage
- Campbell’s Tomato Soup
- American cheese slices
- Swanson’s frozen TV dinners
I have fond memories of all of these (except Spam). But this list gave way to the headline of this blog post.
Lord knows why I’m writing this.