"Murder Plays a Ukulele"
Master Detective, July 1941
Two of my favorite things: noir and ukuleles.
Thanks for sending a letter IN THE MAIL notifying me I have paperless billing, oxymorons.
Illustration by Vald’Es for La Vie Parisienne magazine, 1926
Today we learned that in the 1930s some people entertained large crowds by skating in giant frying pans with slabs of bacon on their feet. It may not be the most efficient way to fry bacon for a big group of people, but it sure is novel.
We aren’t aware of any contemporary bacon skaters, so this seems to have been a fleeting craze, which is a shame. Professional Bacon Skater would look awesome on a résumé.
This was part of the Paul Bunyan legend.
”They celebrate the lumbermen’s prodigious appetites. Paul’s camp stove covers an acre, and his hotcake griddle is so large that it is greased by men using sides of bacon for skates.”
- Encyclopedia Brittanica
Big Sur 2013.