Saturday, February 24, 2007


Big excitement in my home town of Soakum, Oregon. It really goes by the name of a past Postmaster General of the US. But since all of our rates are jumping farther than Carl Lewis I've renamed it. The Wienermobile rolled into town and the local Ray's Market. Not being one to miss some excitement, and since I had to drive by there today, I took my camera.

First a little history on Oscar Mayer:
"Bavarian immigrant Oscar Ferdinand Mayer began working at a meat market in Detroit, Michigan, and later in Chicago, Illinois. In 1883 in Chicago, Oscar Mayer leased the Kolling Meat Market along with his brother, Gottfried Mayer. The two sold bratwurst, liverwurst and weiƟwurst and were popular in the predominantly German neighborhood of Chicago around the market.

As the meat market's popularity grew, it expanded its storefront and sponsored local events including the Chicago World's Fair of 1893. By 1900 the company had 43 employees and Chicago-wide delivery service. In 1904 Oscar Mayer began branding its meats to capitalize on their popularity, beginning an industry-wide trend. In 1906 Oscar Mayer became one of the first companies to voluntarily submit to the newly-created Food Safety Inspection Service (part of the United States Department of Agriculture) for testing the purity of their products."

Well below are the facts as Oscar Mayer gives them.

Interestingly it's engine is pretty much the same as we have in the Musemobile. They do have a cool GPS system built in but then again we never get lost (I chuckle to myself)

A large crowd of three people were gathered inspecting the rather odd vehicle and hoping for a free hot dog.

It is a rather cool way to travel around and is rather plush inside.

I love the license plate "Big Bun"

There is the drivers seat, keys in the ignition and GPS system on the dashboard or maybe in this case it's the daschundboard .

Here is a good view of the interior with the young lady driver at the wheel.

She was kind enough to retreat to the rear of the wienermobile and take this shot of me looking in.

Scrabble Score ~ The Scrabble Queen 348 ~ the contender 302

Quotes of the Day ~

My bologna has a first name, it's O-S-C-A-R
My bologna has a second name, it's M-A-Y-E-R
Oh, I love to eat it every day, and if you ask me why, I'll say,
"Cause Oscar Mayer has a way with B-O-L-O-G-N-A.
and ever popular
Oh, I wish I were an Oscar Mayer wiener
That is what I truly wish to be
'Cause if I were an Oscar Mayer wiener
Everyone would be in love with me.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

That's a brilliant picture of you inside the giant wiener!!


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