Fish Products Day – 2011
Engineering and Christmas
Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow
Smell, Touch, and Taste
Sing, Laugh, and Party!
FPD’s Past Pages
Occupy Eastman (for GOOD Products)
This is the END!!
The super-executive committee decided that FPD will be suspended indefinitely. The reasons are:
· Interest has waned and is mainly from a dwindling group of old timers
· A new radical effort, “Good Products Day” has sprung from the grass roots
So, in the spirit of Christian goodwill, it would not be appropriate to oppose the current sincere and good-natured Good Products Day movement.
Thanks to all those who supported the fellowship over the years. Alumni are encouraged to attend the Good Products Day gathering on December 9th in CR 7000B, B-54D.
PLEASE DO NOT BRING SEAFOOD TO GOOD PRODUCTS DAY!
Read the updated history to see what happened at last year’s event.
New for this year: Fittingly moved to “The Swamp” (B-54D, conf. room 215), for added ambiance.
(Think we can catch any fish products in the surrounding filter basins?)
Please see the new poetry from Joe Bays for FPD 2010.
Fish Products Day started as a protest movement. Starting in 2009, however, a protest movement to the FPD protest movement was begun: Something called “Good Products Day.” Odd, this new generation choosing conventional over original? I guess that’s why we have so many remakes of old songs and movies as America’s creative life seems to be confined to the last century.
Here’s the “Good Products Day” announcement! Merry Christmas!
FPD 2009 was held on Friday, December 11th in B-54D, CR7072!
Where is this? Put this in Google Maps to find out: 36.521911,-82.541726
We also appreciate the counter-movement (rebellion of the rebellion) called “Good Products Day”
Read about the historic GPD debut here!
When: Friday, December 11, 2009 8:00 AM-12:00 PM (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada).
Where: TED - B54D - 7072 - seats 20 - Computer-Teleconf-OH-Easel; TED - B54D - 7072 - seats 20 - Computer-Teleconf-OH-Easel
To friends of Process Engineering’s world-famous Fish Products Day:
The Supreme Executive Committee Proudly Announces the Thirteenth Annual Competition for...
THE OFFICIAL FISH PRODUCTS DAY
Five awards for Fish Products Day participants to "angle" for at the Twenty-Second Annual Fish Products Day celebration on Friday, December 11, 2009 (starting at about 7 a.m.):
1.) The "Sardines in Louisiana Hot Sauce" Award for Most Fit-to-Eat Fish Product. By this award, we are encouraging excellence in fish product preparation.
2.) The Agreda/Lichtenstein Goldfish Award for Most Memorable Performance. The reasons why someone might win this award are as far-flung as your imagination will take you.
3.) The Steve Janulis Fish Paste Award for Best Performance by a Newcomer. This award is designed to encourage FPD participation by our newer employees - not limited to first-year employees, necessarily, but aimed more at high-quality FPD participation early in one's career.
4.) The Bass-o-Matic Award for Most Disgusting, Most Unique, or Most Uniquely Disgusting Fish Product. 'Nuff said.
5.) The "Wild-Card" Award. This award is designed to recognize FPD participation which is deserving of recognition but which doesn’t quite fit into any of the other award categories.
NOTICE: "Fish Products Day" and "FPD" might be registered trademarks of The Supreme Executive Committee.
FPD was held on
In B-54D, CR7072 but also satellite FPDs were held in
Click here for 2008 pictures!
See below for some of the fun from last year and be sure to visit the links on the left for the best of a quarter century of FPD.
Satellite FPD Held in
Rob Schisla, long-time FPD
supporter and celebrator, woke up to his second FPD in a row in southern California this morning, sadly separated from
the beloved fish-product goodies that he knew would be awaiting those who
were lucky enough to be attending the main FPD celebration back in
Kingsport. But lo and behold, when he walked into the Fluor offices in
From the Mailbag, December 2008:
From John Calvert: “May
you all have an enjoyable and stinky day.
From Steve Janulis: “Just
a few thoughts on fare for FPD this year. I'm not saying I want to
venture into any truly "gross" waters this year, but I think we
need a bit of a return to some of the "tinned" tastings. At
least we should
Chris Garrett: “Where can I find the Fish Products Day webpage. At the bottom of the sea?”
FPD almost didn’t happen in 2007, as a number of founders floundered with trips far away.
However, Steve Miller is the “Man Who Saved FPD 2007” as he took the bait.
See all the 2007 Pictures.
Thanks to all who participated in FPD,
Please check out my “FPD web favorites (below).”
See the 2006 Pictures!
See the 2006 Powerpoint!
Now that FPD is over, it's a sad time.
O come now brain food, harvest of the
Read the rest of the poem here.
FPD has its own Q12 Questions!
A few views from 2006:
And the famous
Here are the rest of the pictures.
It’s a great place to look for a Best Friend at Work!
If you are wondering, “Why Fish Products?,” you should check out FPD History and the past pages from the links at the left.
FPD – It’s a Ball! Check out this fish story.
Below: Looks like Chris Niederer is on his way to Fish Products Day 2006!!
Official FPD pens are still available! E-mail your request for a
t i m @ t i m n o l e n . c o m
Please send your jokes, best wishes, etc. from wherever you are.
Feel free to create your own FPD memorabilia and share with the process engineering community.
The Supreme Executive Committee Proudly
Five awards for Fish Products Day participants to "angle” for at
the Nineteenth Annual Fish Products Day celebration on Friday, December 8,
2006 (starting at 7 a.m.):
All trophies will be awarded based on admittedly subjective judging by the intentionally anonymous FPD Steering Committee.
Here are a few pictures from FPD past!
And, there’s much, much more in the links below!
your best wishes to
I will post them here!
Please send your jokes, pictures, and comments!
I think we’re witnessing a glorious renaissance for fish eaters through the Tri-Cities.
And throughout the world!
--Tim (Noel) Nolen
We need an in-plant seafood restaurant. We could name it “The Fish Kill Bar and Grill.”
Ryan Schad—A few words for FPD 2010
Our NY resolution in 2011 is to add a few new
core members. Right now we have 5 die hards and about 5 sometimers. I want 40% more
die harders! :-)
Dail Blalock’s Sentiments 2010
Oh the swamp. A fitting name and setting, tis true. However, part of the panache of FPD was the way that it effectively reduced productivity near CR 7072 by distracting people by at least four of the five senses - sight, sound, taste, and most definitely smell.
If you are in the swamp, does it open the opportunities to other water loving creatures like gator? A slippery slope…I would not go there.
Jeff Smith’s Reply 2010
Actually, Dail, we have had gator at FPD, at least once. Well, okay, it was only a very small vacuum pack of inexpensive “smoked gator bits”, I think it was called, which I found somewhere, and so not very many people got to partake of it. But really, anything goes at FPD. In fact, I’ve been sort of disappointed that we haven’t yet, to my knowledge, had turtle (like turtle soup – couldn’t somebody make us some stinkin’ turtle soup, for crying out loud?!), nor whale blubber (but I think that’s illegal if you’re not an Eskimo or something?), nor frog legs. But we have had octopus, baby eels, dried squid….
Christmas Engineering is a tradition at my house.
One Christmas several years ago I put a wreath on the front of my
car. Wanting to add a touch of Christmas Engineering, I cut a
strand of lights down to a number of bulbs suitable for 12V DC and put lights
on my wreath that lit up while I was driving. One morning it snowed, and
I spun my car around in the ditch on the way to work, getting mud all over
the front of the car and my wreath. When I got to work, my Best Friend said
it looked like I crashed right through somebody's yard into the front door.
I want for Christmas is an FPD pen or more if you’ve got them to give…the one
I got last year is running out of ink.