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oldognewtrick 05-25-2010 07:10 PM

Nestor
 
OK, whats up with milk in bags? Is it true, in Canada you buy milk in a bag? How do you store it in the fridge? Seems like it would take up a lot of space. Once you open it how do you close it, I don't know this just seems weird...

And the last letter in the alphabet, how do you pronounce that letter?

Nestor_Kelebay 05-25-2010 07:50 PM

http://images.encyclopediadramatica....-milk-bags.jpg

Yeah, a long time ago, maybe 20 years or so, some of the larger dairies started packaging milk in clear plastic bags. They sold a special plastic jug to hold those milk bags, and the idea was that you just put the bag in the jug, cut the corner off the bag with a pair of scizzors and pour the milk out of the bag. The picture below shows the set up I remember:

http://dylanb.files.wordpress.com/2006/06/milk.JPG

I don't know if you can still buy milk in bags or not because we never jumped on that band wagon, and so I've never tried to find milk bags in the local supermarkets. For the longest time, milk up here in Canada has been sold in gallon jugs, just like I think it's sold all across North America:

http://tipnut.com/projectpics/plasticmilkgallon.jpg

So, I think the "milk in a bag" thing was just a passing trend. You might still be able to buy milk in bags, but most dairies package it in the gallon jugs.

TxBuilder 05-26-2010 10:02 AM

How could you go wrong with milk bags? Oh I see. The milk in a bag pic looks unappetizing for some reason.

oldognewtrick 05-26-2010 07:14 PM

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Originally Posted by oldog/newtrick (Post 45083)
OK, whats up with milk in bags? Is it true, in Canada you buy milk in a bag? How do you store it in the fridge? Seems like it would take up a lot of space. Once you open it how do you close it, I don't know this just seems weird...

And the last letter in the alphabet, how do you pronounce that letter?

Nester, come on confess, how is this letter pronounced?

Nestor_Kelebay 05-26-2010 09:39 PM

In Canada, we pronounce it "zed".

Just like the word "red", but with a zee instead of an arh.

TxBuilder: When milk bags first came out, one thing I did like about them was that, because they could change shape, you could pack them just about anywhere in the fridge. You didn't have to dedicate valuable real estate inside the fridge to milk storage. You could stash milk bags between the bottle necks in a case of beer or put a milk bag in the empty space inside a tub of ice cream. They'd fit anywhere. You can't do that with a gallon jug of milk.

Believe it or not:
While they were selling milk in bags here in Canada, some Canadian imbecile sunk his life savings into inventing, developing and marketing a new and improved milk bag jug called "The Spike Jug". It was a jug with a hard sharp plastic spike molded into the bottom so that you could impale the milk bag onto that spike to fill the jug with milk.

http://www.thesecretsout.net/product...t_Milk_Jug.JPG

And, I had trouble believing anyone was that stupid. When I first saw it being advertised on a late night infomercial, I thought it was supposed to be a joke. One of the benefits of the milk bag system was that you didn't have to wash out the jug cuz the milk was always in a sterilized bag. This guy invents a way to give people more work... now they have to wash out the stupid jug too. And, with that sharp spike inside the jug, I can imagine people getting minor injuries to their hands washing and drying the thing. Yeah, that invention wasn't one of our prouder achievements.

PS: Here's hoping that "Top Kill" plan for capping that BP oil well in the Gulf coast works.

TxBuilder 05-27-2010 01:04 PM

I can see that would be an issue, with people smashing their hands down on the spikes.

oldognewtrick 05-27-2010 02:47 PM

ZED,hmmm, so what your saying is " Honey I think i'll take the children to the ZEDoo today. Would you like to come with us and see the Panda Bears?"


...I don't know, just seems weird...

inspectorD 05-27-2010 06:53 PM

huh
 
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Originally Posted by TxBuilder (Post 45144)
I can see that would be an issue, with people smashing their hands down on the spikes.

Isn't that a band?? what was that again....smashmilk?

Some day's this place is a Zedoo:D mmmmmm...pizedzeda

Nestor_Kelebay 05-27-2010 10:32 PM

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Originally Posted by oldog/newtrick (Post 45149)
ZED,hmmm, so what your saying is " Honey I think i'll take the children to the ZEDoo today. Would you like to come with us and see the Panda Bears?"

Yes, but our zedoo doesn't have any pandas. We have some zedebras, tho.

oldognewtrick 05-28-2010 07:24 PM

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Originally Posted by Nestor_Kelebay (Post 45165)
Yes, but our zedoo doesn't have any pandas. We have some zedebras, tho.

How can you have a ZEDoo without Pandas, just seems weird....I don't know...


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