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March 18, 2004

A good hot lunch

I ate some really old soup for lunch.

It was in a can, isn't canned food supposed to last forever?

Anyway, I'm starting to feel a little queasy. If I die, you'll all know why.

Posted by jghiii at March 18, 2004 04:50 PM
Posted by: george on March 18, 2004 05:24 PM

Always thought the same thing, but even canned stuff has a shelf life now. It's amazing how short the shelf life is for a can of soup. If you dare look at the can to see what the expiration date is, if it has none then it has to over 10 years old.

Posted by: sherman on March 18, 2004 06:04 PM

It's Nestle's strawberry milk that lasts forever. Normal milk has an expiration date about a week away, but strawberry milk lasts forever. I just got some, and the expiration date is May 15, 2004.

That's why if you drink a bottle of Strawberry Quik every day you'll last forever because it obviously has some life-extending chemicals in it.

Hey, if you die, can I have your computer. Even tho you won't really die and none of us want yo to die, it'd be cool if you put it in print on this blog -- I bet that will hold up in court. Just in case. Not that we want you to die or anything, but the computer will relieve my grief.

Posted by: Steve Garfield on March 18, 2004 06:15 PM

Oh no!

Jack, please don't die!

Go look in the trash for the expiration date!

Posted by: Jo Ann on March 18, 2004 07:40 PM

Oh no! Jack! Are you okay?

I know what you're saying here... there used to be this thinking that canned food lasts forever. Like in the old movies! The characters would be lost and starving and stumble onto some deserted home to find an old dusty can of beans! If they could somehow open up the can, they'd eat them and be totally fine!

They say everything has a shelf life, but I think they error on the side of caution. I think the common rule of thumb is not to eat anything older than one year (except liquor... that's always good!). Even so, you likely wouldn't get sick from old food (unless bacteria got in there), it just wouldn't do your body any good and wouldn't have the same nutritional value. And even if you did get sick, it wouldn't affect you for hours or days... so, there's some comfort--ha!

Oh, I hope you don't end up with botulism, Jack! Now, that would be bad. :-)

Posted by: dah on March 19, 2004 07:41 AM

When Shermy dies, can the frog come to Vermont?

It would love it up here and look great in my Garden...
Yes Sherm, I have had my eye on that Frog for years....

Posted by: beth on March 19, 2004 07:55 AM

Sorry Sherm I get his computer.

Posted by: beth on March 19, 2004 10:39 AM

And the frog stays at the lake, he likes the view.

Posted by: Jack's mom on March 19, 2004 11:22 AM

Besides, if you try to move that frog, his leg will fall off. That would be sad. Just leave him where he is.

Posted by: dah on March 19, 2004 12:13 PM

OK so if Shermy dies, I get nothing, but if Jack dies, what do I get, can I have his Sail boat?

Oh I know, if Shermy dies, I can have his name. He once said all David's could be called "Shermen"

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