Saturday, 7 January 2012

The best thing before sliced bread...

...was, it turns out, wrapped bread. Here's the proof:


Just thought you'd like to know.

23 comments:

Anonymous said...

Those were the days ...

~theficklepickle

Anonymous said...

Kleen Maid! Such a time of innocence. ;)

rewboss said...

So what came before wrapped bread, one wonders?

Messrs. BURNS and CRUST, Purveyors of FINE BREAD to the Gentry, beg to inform the Publick of the following TIDINGS in Relation to the Aforementioned Product. Henceforth shall all BREAD purveyed by the Gentlemen named in the aforegoing be WRAPPED in paper of the most EXQUISITE & RARE QUALITY. It is the Considered Opinion of the worthy Gentlement that such Innovation represents & constitutes the GREATEST ADVANCE in the Craft of Breadmaking since the Conception of the Addition of FLOUR to the Dough.

rewboss said...

...and violĂ , a single typo that makes me sound like Yosemite Sam trying to do Shakespeare.

Dasia said...

Ooh, that's a fun fact :)

Anonymous said...

and What a delicious typeface. Look at the outer shape of that initial S.

scav

Louis Strong said...

Is that genuine? If so it's wonderful.

Nauwarah Zafar said...

http://page-eleven.com/2012/01/05/69-year-old-aretha-franklin-engaged/

Sparrow said...

Really though, the best thing since sliced and wrapped bread is the coming 4th season of Cabin Pressure.

Found the wife listening to it this morning. Her reason? We failed to listen to it last knight at bed time like we've been doing for months. She was going through withdrawal!

Sparrow said...

(By the way, I spelled knight instead of night on purpose. It's your turn for that honor Mr. Fennimore!)

Kaitebon said...
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Kaitebon said...

What newspaper is that from? I can't make it out.

(And old ads are hilarious)

Sal said...

I see it was posed what came before wrapped bread?

Surely thats and easy one. Unwrapped bread of course.

And to go completely off topic- would there be any chance of getting a video done of a recording of one of the eps of Cabin Pressure that can be put online for those of us who might not make it?

Just a thought.

Daedalus said...

Wrapped bread, sliced or not was a health and safety hazard. We used to use the waxed paper on the slide at the playground. Just sit on it, waxed side down, for a few slides, then the whole stretch was as slippery as ice. I once went down head first. Bad idea. I was digging grit out of my knees for days.

BTW Benedict has been tipped for the next Star Trek film. Can't see him doing much more Radio 4. Tom Goodman-Hill, come on down!

Tired-Kev said...

In light of this revelation, may I suggest the BMB should consider combing the old with the new and introducing the wrapped slice!

Cringing Wretch said...

What's special about wrapped bread?

Pauline said...

Did you know baking was the first job that got went professional? Could even be the worlds oldest profession... Seems about a day after the invention of bread, someone said "Well I love it, but it's a bit of a pill to make", and someone volunteered to make it for everyone. Twelve hours later we had the invention of Quid Pro Quo!

emily michelle said...

@rewboss, that just made my day, even with the typo.

Eclectic Man said...

Just watching the crocodiles swooping through Reading's sky before roosting in crocodilopolis for the night.

Really enjoyed 'The Unbelievable Truth' tonight.

Annie said...

Sliced bread? I wondered how scandalous people thought the change was back then . . . I mean, the bread is all exposed now without the brown crust to shade it from prying eyes. Is that why those special grain breads still come in plastic wrapping? They're the "shy breads". :-P

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It was wrapped bread, too. The best thing before sliced bread? It was wrapped in grease paper.

Sasha said...

-This is the best thing since wrapped bread!
-Don't you mean sliced bread?
-Well, it's not THAT great, is it?

Ryan said...

(b) Preliminary. We manifest what we think about. All we need to do is buy it for $97.00 and make Millions.