Man Meat Mondays: February 6th, 2012

It’s Monday, February 6th, and it’s Ronald Reagan Day in California because he was born on this day in 1911. Know who else was born on this day? ME! To celebrate this special day I am putting zero effort into the week’s meatly selection.

It’s my day. Deal.

Happy Man Meat Monday.

Today’s Butchy Factoids

It may seem hard to believe, but it was 48 years ago this month that G.I. Joe action figures first went on sale. G.I. Joe was the first mass market doll intended for boys, and at $2.49, it was a huge success.

The figure’s name came from the movie, “The Story of G.I. Joe,” starring Robert Mitchum and Burgess Meredith. For several decades, families all over America found parts to G.I. Joes hidden under couch cushions, behind refrigerators, and stuck in vacuum cleaner hoses.

Today, in a market dominated by imports, making dolls and stuffed animals is a $167 million a year business in the U.S., employing just under 1,000 people.

— Source: Chase’s Calendar of Events 2012 and the U.S. Census Bureau

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