A Porcine Story

Jim jnantz2 at 216-19-216-108.GETNET.NET
Wed Feb 2 02:00:16 MST 2005


Here's another one I found in alt.callahans.

Pig farmers have never done well in the United States. Most
Americans prefer beef to pork. Hamburger is an American favorite but
contains no ham. The porcine raisers were hopeful to see a significant
increase in their business after the scares about health over beef, but most
of the benefits had gone to the poultry and fish industries, Sale of ham and
bacon remained virtually unchanged.

Because of this, The National Porcine Association hired a major
Madison Avenue advertising firm to boost sale of pork products. They decided
on an intensive campaign to saturate magazines television and radio with ads
urging people to eat pork patties.

The campaign was given an extra boost when Congress was convinced
to designate the second of February as the day when every family would be
urged to eat pork sausage. That day would be celebrated nationally, of
course, as ... Ground Hog Day.?(By Stan Kegel)


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