Not The Record Covers of the Week

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Neal Hefti: How To Murder Your Wife

When designers “phone it in”.

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Love this guy (even if the camera doesn’t).

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‘Nuff said.

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Thrift Item of the Moment: Freeze Dried Pork Chops

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Keriann, I’m sure you remember the can of freeze dried pork chops I bought at a thrift store years ago and gave you as a gag (pun intended). Well, when I was at your baba & dido’s house yesterday, the can was on their kitchen counter…

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open and empty.

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I asked dido if they ate the pork chops and he said no, but I suspect otherwise. In the fridge I found one and a half dessicated pork chops on a plate with some leftovers. (the can says there were four).

Now I don’t know how old these pork chops are, but there are no metric weights on the label, just ounces. Canada introduced metric product labeling by the mid-70’s, so that makes them 30+ years old, but they could be as much as 50 years old, because Freeze-Dry Foods Limited of Oakville, Ontario (which is still around) was established in 1963.

According to the internet, freeze dried food can keep 25-30 years unopened. In any case, it’s been two days since they did or didn’t eat it, and baba and dido are still alive.

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No word on how the chops tasted. They don’t appear to have been reconstituted, so I’m guessing a little dry and crumbly. I have to say, for food that’s older than you, my dear, they don’t look totally unappetizing.