Apparently my bout with influenza B isn't over. Thursday I started coughing pretty heavily, which was really awkward considering I was the tech for a studio recording session. I soldiered through it, but managed to spike a fever of 104 degrees by Thursday night. Bleah. Therefore, I've been a couch pilot for the past two and a half days, leaving me with plenty of time to explore the 'net and my satellite TV. The former is where I found out about this story: the creator of Spaghettios has passed away.
Since my days in television, I've been notorious for keeping a locker full of various Chef Boy Ar Dee, Franco American, or Hormel products. Much of that was the result of working long hours with no real breaks, so I could just nuke something and eat while I work. I still prefer to do so now that I have a job where I get a lunch break. While I don't have a locker like I did at KFYR, I have a plastic rolling bin with lots of cans in it.
Anyway, about "soup guru" Kurt Eberling, I'm grateful that he came up with Spaghettios. I have a feeling they were the start of a lot of the funky pasta meals served in a can over the years. But the guy was also a scout leader and an artist, and it seems like he was a nice guy. When I get back to work, I think I'll crack open a can of Spaghettios in his honor.
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