Today on the tray: Cold cuts

March 3 is National Cold Cuts Day.

I can’t imagine that anyone doesn’t know what a cold cut is, but just in case, here’s Wikipedia to the rescue:

Oscar Mayer bolognaCold cuts—also known as lunch meats, luncheon meats, sandwich meats, cooked meats, sliced meats, cold meats, and deli meats—are precooked or cured meat, often sausages or meat loaves, that are sliced and served cold or hot on sandwiches or on party trays. They can be bought pre-sliced in vacuum packs at a supermarket or grocery store, or they can be purchased at a delicatessen or deli counter, where they might be sliced to order.

Hey, remember that kid whose bologna had a first name and a second name? And he even knew how to spell it? Well here he is:

Oscar Mayer bologna commercial (1973)

Do you wonder what that kid is doing now? His name is Andy Lambros, and he’s “a web and graphic designer, developer, marketing expert and business consultant.” Here is his website. Not only can you see what Andy looks like today, you can also watch a video of Oscar Mayer’s former VP of marketing telling the story behind the famous commercial.

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