Monday, June 14th, 2010

Jimmy Dean, 1928-2010

He'd butchered hogs on his family's farm as a kid, so after becoming a country music star, he knew how to set himself up for life after showbiz: a sausage company, established in 1969 right in his hometown of Plainview, Texas. It was a hugely successful venture, growing to be valued at $75 million, and inspiring a passionate devotion among fans who sometimes, very famously, could literally not get enough of the delicious spiced meat. Jimmy Dean died Sunday at the age of 81.

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Art Yucko (#1,321)

Gonna spill a lil' outta my artery here, in Jimmy's memory… oh wait I can't, artery's plugged shut.

brent_cox (#40)

He was the last of the breakfast sausage titans.

Patrick M (#404)

Thank God it wasn't Abe Froman.

deepomega (#1,720)

Breakfast sausage tycoons!

brent_cox (#40)

Well, being born in WV and all, we were partial to the Bob Evans breakfast sausage. But Jimmy Dean would do in a pinch.

keisertroll (#1,117)

The sausage party is over.

That sausage-y diatribe by Mr. Randy Taylor is one of my go-to 'Tube clips when I am feeling blue.

I believe he is a fellow Texan, by his accent. He tries to start out as a gentleman and it just descends into a cussfest as he articulates his exasperation with not being able to feed his family adequately.

Also, Mr. Randy Taylor's complaining seems to have met with some success:

SidAndFinancy (#4,328)

I went to the funeral, and you never sausage sadness. What a patty! I'd include a link, but the traffic would surely make it break fast. So I butter just toast the man.

I eat fish for breakfast. Whaddya got, smart guy?

SidAndFinancy (#4,328)

That's between you and Mr. Vigoda, my dear.

Tulletilsynet (#333)

Those were the wurst puns.

saythatscool (#101)

My thoughts eggzactly.

@Sid: Touche!

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