Terminal Lance #14 “The Mr. E Mystery 1″
February 19, 2010
I’d like to start by saying that this is a 100% true story. This happened to a friend of mine, Tyler Cone, while we were boots in the field, hence the reason in the strip they’re all wearing the Interceptor vest as opposed to the MTV sitting in my closet.
There are many mysteries, stories and lore surrounding the MRE (Meal, Ready-to-Eat). It is because of this mythology that I am starting a new segment called “The Mr. E Mystery.” These don’t have any kind of ongoing story or anything, but every once in a while I will throw up a strip with the said title about the lovable meals. I will try to unravel some of the mysteries of the MRE in each edition.
One of the best rumors about the MRE is the calorie count, I think. So often you hear the grumbles amongst Marines during chow time that each MRE contains upward of 3000 calories! That is completely false, however, as it says on the front package “Contains 1200-1600 Calories per meal”. As well, you can always just add up the calories from the Nutritional Facts located on each meal item and find that it is indeed under 1600 calories total. That is, of course, if you even eat all of the meal.
Going back to the strip, I always wondered why you never really see or hear of anyone actually winning those crazy candy wrapper contests. I don’t blame the candy manufacturers though; after all, what better place to hide a winning prize than in the confines of something that probably won’t be handed out or eaten until long after the contest has expired? It’s a brilliant plan, really.
In site news, I’ve received some feedback regarding the need for additional items in the store. Things like bumper stickers, magnets and so forth have been mentioned. Unfortunately, Printfection doesn’t offer these items to be made and sold via them–I am considering the addition of a separate store for the addition of said items though. I know Cafepress does those sorts of things; and in fact, I would have gone with Cafepress in the first place had they allowed double-sided printing on their “Military Green” shirt (front side only).
On a side note, I’m thinking of expanding my web fiasco by putting up a photography gallery on here. I was thinking of actually starting a pet-photography business. I would love to make some money off my photography but I really have no interest shooting people, weddings and whatever other typical things may come of these ventures. So with that said, although it’s completely unorganized yet, if you want some pet photography done on the island of Oahu, let me know and we’ll hook something up. (It will not be free)