You may think this is a strange thing to waste mental energy on, but I have been pondering something for many years now. What is with all of the ham in the meat case at most grocery stores? Don't get me wrong, certain members of the ham family are some of my favorite foods (mostly of the dry cured/smoked varieties), I have nothing against ham. But when you really think about it there seems to be a disproportionate predominance of ham in many meat departments.
The above picture is from the Slingerland-ian station of the P-Choppistani empire. The ham region comprises fully 1/3rd of the meat section! That is a lot of god damn ham. Who the hell is eating all of this ham? None of my friends or family (that I know of) regularly eats these types of ham products in any significant quantity. Ham slice, ham steak, canned ham, formed ham, hammity ham ham... Maybe a little spiral ham on Easter but that is about it.
So why do we have ham taking up this much primo real estate in the meat case? It is truly a mystery of immense magnitude. I never see anyone buying much of the stuff. Perhaps the ham display is a false wall, you know, one pulls a special ham hock and you get spun around into a special dance club or something...
So come fourth you ham-phages. Tell me your ham recipes (Ham Ideas), teach me the song of your pink, salty people. I am genuinely curious.
Anyhow, no discussion of ham would be complete without a viewing of the following video. You can thank me later for the cheer it has surely brought into your life (it has been quite a while since I have posted a humorous clip).