From the mid 40s to the mid 50s Coronet Instructional Films
were always ready to provide social guidance for teenagers on subjects as diverse as dating
, preparing for being drafted
, and shyness
, as well as to children on following the law
, the value of quietness in school
, and appreciating our parents
. They also provided education on topics such as the connection between attitudes and health
, what kind of people live in America
, how to keep a job
, supervising women workers
, the nature of capitalism
, and the plantation System in Southern life
. Inside is an annotated collection of all 86 of the complete Coronet films in the Prelinger Archives
as well as a few more. Its not like you had work to do or anything right? [more inside]
is one man's collection of UseNET posts on the topics of Air Conditioning
, Electronic; Environment
, Pyrotechnics; Food
; Space mostly from a select group of authors
. It has been updated several times since it first appeared here in 2001
and it never fails to sucker me in for hours every time I stumble upon it from a Google Search. [more inside]
"The world's most powerful military has devoted its considerable resources to making an energy bar, and the results are impressive." Finally, you too can enjoy the delicious cuisine of the U.S. Military without having to join.
The Quest for the Three Year Sandwich
"This bad boy will last a minimum of three years at 80 degrees, six months at 100 degrees. They will travel to the swampiest swamp, the highest mountain, the most arid desert." Great. So glad my tax dollars are getting put to good use. If they want prepackaged food that's been around for ages, there's a corner store near my house that can fix them right up. Is this sort of thing really needed?
the Wornick Corporation
with the DoD Combat Feeding Program
, it has been
a mainstay of the US Army since it replaced C-Rations
in the 1980s. In recent years,
the menu has been evolving
. (whither Omelet w/ Ham?)
Still interested? Read the taste tests
and shop for MREs
Also check out the other products coming soon
to a battlefield near you (hmmm...
Shelf Stable Pocket Sandwiches
Food Drops Found To Do Little Good
"The Bush administration's much publicized food ration airdrop in northern Afghanistan - hailed by the Pentagon as a way to feed starving residents while winning their loyalty - achieved neither goal in many targeted areas, military experts, aid workers, and a report by retired US special forces officers now conclude." Problems included spoiled food, greedy Afghanis and poor planning. US military claims success. Maybe we should just stick with the guns and skip the butter.
It's Raining Food (and Bombs)
"Air drops make great TV but they often represent a failure to respond to a food crisis."
Opinions that the food drops aren't really working, and that military action exacerbates their inefficiency.