G’night Momofuku Ando

by alphamonkey on January 8, 2007 · 4 comments

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You’re thinking “Who the hell is Momofuku Ando?”, aren’t you?  While James Brown, Joe Barbera, Ahmet Ertegun, and Jimmy Carter Gerald Ford* may have made a pretty big impact on the world at large, I’m willing to bet that Momofuku Ando’s work was a lot more important to your life.  (Well, certainly mine, at least.)

You see, Ando (who passed away on Sunday at the age of 96) founded what would become Nissin Foods, and was the inventor of instant ramen back in 1958. 

So let’s take a moment for the man responsible for the sustenance and well being of a couple generations of college students, musicians, teens, and harried office workers.  So thank you and g’night, Momofuku Ando.  Your work shall live on forever.

I don’t know about you, but my lunch is going to be some ramen with wasabi and kelp seasoning, a egg whisked in, and some soy sauce. 

*Update:  When I wrote this up originally, I transposed Jimmy Carter for Gerald Ford.  I started to fix it and thought: “How long will it take someone to point out the mistake?” Answer: 5 hours and 1 minute.  Congrats, Tim

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  • Tim

    Jimmy Carter isn’t dead monkey.

  • http://www.myspace.com/dragonlews elkciN

    Only on the inside.

    Jimmy Carter is so emo.

  • http://www.myspace.com/dragonlews elkciN

    Sure, it was all a test.

    I use that line when I fuck up too.


  • Boss Robot

    I guess God needed some lunch

    Holy sht! 96! Hmmmm, does a diet consisting of Ramen lead to longevity?

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