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Inside the Wienermobile…

 

Every year, a dozen “Hotdoggers” drive six Wienermobiles around the country, and each almost-identical giant hot dog van (the fleet gets updated in waves; the newest models are 2012s, but 2009s are still on the road) is assigned to a particular region. According to Oscar Mayer, thousands of recent college graduates apply to be Hotdoggers, giving it a lower acceptance rate than Princeton, Harvard, or Yale…

More frank talk about what’s between the buns at Bon Appetit‘s “Behind the Hot Dog: What Goes On in the Wienermobile.”

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We we read with relish, we might spare a thought for Clyde Kluckhohn; he died on this date in 1960.  An anthropologist and cultural theorist, Kluckhohn is probably best know for his ethnographic work on the Navajo.  His fundamental ideas on culture are articulated in Mirror for Man (which won the McGraw-Hill prize for the best popular work in science in 1949): he argues that, despite material differences in customs, there are fundamental human values common to the diverse cultures of the world.

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Written by LW

July 29, 2013 at 1:01 am

Wieners through the ages…

From the original 1938 General Body Company custom-chassis:

… to the 2008 Mini-Cooper-based model:

… from Oobject, “All 10 Wienermobiles Through History.”

As we wish that we were an Oscar Meyer wiener, we might recall that it was on this date in 2003 that the last of 21,529,464 Volkswagen Beetles built since World War II rolled off the production line at Volkswagen’s plant in Puebla, Mexico.  The baby-blue bug rests in a museum in Wolfsburg, Germany, Volkswagen’s headquarters city.  (The classic Beetle is not to be confused with the [Golf-based] reincarnation introduced in 1998…)

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Written by LW

July 30, 2010 at 12:01 am

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