Wednesday, January 28, 2009

1942: Turning Fat into Ammunition

Did you know Walt Disney made shorts for the War Production Board?
Gee, Pluto (is that Pluto?) sure becomes patriotic after hearing the voice-over in the video above "Out of the Frying Pan and into the Firing Line."

You know, I always thought that fat was saved...just because you could reuse it. (And, because you wanted as many things to taste like bacon as was humanly possible. Or, is that just me?) I didn't realize that there was a whole war campaign about it.

The photo below - "Save the Fat:1942 - can be seen at one of my favorites sites Shorpy. Each day new photos are featured. And, when photos have lots of detail, the site allows you to embiggen them. Good stuff, Maynard.

(You have my permission to Google "embiggen."
Go Ahead.
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Jules said...

And now I'll be on the lookout for an "official fat collecting station" sign for my fridge. LOL

Anonymous said...

Excellent video. Who knew bacon grease could be so violent?

Dana @ Cooking At Cafe D said...

Jules - Until I find an official sign on eBay, the post-it note I've stuck to my bum will have to give fair warning to interested parties. ;)

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