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.)
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.