Fish Products Day - 2003

FISHY BUSINESS

Welcome to the Unofficial / Official site with the most comprehensive FPD information on planet Earth.

ALL ABOUT FPD 2003 AND FPD'S PAST

 

LINKS FOR IN DEPTH FPD EXPLORATION

People REALLY on the move

2003 Pictures

2003 Quotes of the Year

New!  2003 FPD PowerPoint by Joe Bays!

2003 Traveling Trophy Winners

Exhaustive History of FPD

FPD 2002 home page

Ode to FPD Founder by John Calvert 2002

Far Side of Fish Products Day

FPD 2001 home page

Pictures from FPD 2001

Joe Bays' 2001 FPD Powerpoint Presentation!

Schad's 2001 Essay: FPD--Why We Don't Do It

The true story of APRIL FISH DAY

Official Soundtrack and Song for FPD 2001!

2001--A Fish Odyssey

1991 Roster for Process and Control Systems Engineering

2001 FPD Traveling Trophies

FPD 2000 Homepage

FPD 2000 in Pictures

It's Here! The 2000 FPD Powerpoint Presentation!

Fish Products Day and the Origin of Life by Ryan Schad

Streaming Video of Steve Janulis Obtaining Salmon from a Bear

FPD Contest of the Week Submissions

Ode to Fish Products (apologies to Green Eggs and Ham)

Famous FPD Quotes from 1999

Twas the Night Before FPD (What a classic - must read)

FPD Wishes from the Grinch

The ULTIMATE Billy Bass Story

FPD Awards that YOU can WIN!

See a sampling of the fine fare!

Comments from Around the World!

Joe's Awesome 1999 Powerpoint Presentation

The Touching Fish Man Story

FPD 2003 was a big success!  Click here for more Pictures!

Also see 2003 quotations!

We also appreciate the telephone participation of

Steve Humphrey – “I have labored all my Eastman life to constantly bring memorable performances to FPD and I shall miss sharing in the revelry in person for future years.  A Merry Christmas and a Happy Fishy New Year!”

Andy and Karen Richards

John Calvert

December 12, 2003

2003 Pictures

Click here for 2002 Pictures

Fish products day is all about reuniting the alumni of Process Engineering and friends (which includes all humans and fish), regardless of where you are. On this site, you will find complete coverage of FPD 2000, FPD 2001, FPD 2002, and including items such as jokes, history, and especially pictures. See the links at left for the whole story.

Also, check out People REALLY on the move and send me corrections and updates. 

See the 2003 Joe Bays FPD PowerPoint!

 

 
Caption Contest!
 
    

 

“Oooohm.  All hail the great Buddafish.” – Dail Blalock

 “Who found Nemo and mounted him?” – Boyd Safrit

“When asked what he would do now after his Marlins won the World Series, the iron mascot replied exuberantly, “I’m going to Fish Products Day!” -- raven_2@comcast.net (Steve Humphrey)

“I wonder if my wife’s mouth could open that wide…” – Karen Richards

“Why couldn’t I have won the ‘Hooters’ 500!’” – Marty Neal

“Long criticized for its association with Winston, NASCAR announced today all its future events will be referred to as the ‘Fish Products Day Fit-2-Eat Series.’” – Joe Bays


“Boy, there’s something more redneck than NASCAR—Fishing.”  -- Tim Nolen

    
    
    
 
 
 

“Will Rate Heat Exchangers for Trout or Lobster”

 

Could this be Theo in disguise?

 
 
 
The Supreme Executive Committee Proudly Announces
the Seventh Annual Competition for...
 

The Supreme Executive Committee Proudly Announces

the 2003 Winners of ...

 

THE OFFICIAL FISH PRODUCTS DAY

TRAVELING TROPHIES

 

 

The FPD 2003 award-winners are as follows:

 

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.

2003 Co-Winners:  Suzy Jessee, for her scrumptious Oysters Rockefeller chowder;  and Wayne Chastain, for his excellent swordfish-and-vegetables skewers.

Honorable Mention:  Eric Ward, for his bacon-wrapped “scallops done right” (a previous award winner, so they were disqualified from the top award – but disqualified not because of any lack of fit-to-eatness).

 

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.

2003 Winner:  John Franjione, for participation that included FPD’s first-ever haiku;  a recording of the classic and quite demented “Fish Heads” song;  and John’s FPD attire, which included a fish-themed, Hawaiian-style shirt, sandals, shorts, and a straw Panama hat.

Honorable Mention:  Patrice Riesenberg, for bringing her scumbria (whole, cold-smoked mackerel imported from Russia) and then filleting and skinning it (with purple HAZMAT-type gloves on!) right in front of the other FPD participants.

 

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.

2003 Winner:  Kevin Heindselman, for his great work chairing and organizing the 7th-Floor Quote-of-the-Month and Quote-of-the-Year committee.

Honorable Mention:  Co-op student Han Chang, whose extent of FPD participation eclipsed that of all previous 7th-floor co-ops.

 

4.) The Humphrey Bass-o-Matic Award for Most Unique, Most Disgusting, or Most Uniquely Disgusting Fish Product.  ‘Nuff said.

2003 Co-Winners:  Steve Humphrey, for sending formerly-frozen fish sticks to FPD via Priority Mail;  and Bob Huddleston, for his spur-of-the-moment, original, uniquely disgusting recipe for “hot curried tentacles”.

“I am extremely humbled and honored at this moment to see my name in lights and I graciously thank the Supreme Executive Committee for naming this award after me. “  -- Steve Humphrey

 

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.

2003 Winner:  Cal Churn, for Most Artistically-Decorated Fish Product, for his “Louisiana Fish Loaf with Cream Cheese Anchovy Icing”, which was shaped, styled, and colored like a Christmas tree, with sliced olives serving as garland draped on the tree.  (The FPD Web site’s photo doesn’t do it justice.)

Honorable Mention:  Lisa Tencer, for her imaginative use of (and a new way to get rid of) school band fruit, by decorating oranges with eyes, fins, and tails to look like fish.

 

 

And finally, some special awards just for this year:

 

The FPD Fish-Shaped Oven Mitts go to native-Peruvian Maggie Maticorena for lending a special international flavor (literally!) to FPD with her ceviche (pronounced se-VEE-chay), which consisted of tilapia (a mild-flavored fish), shrimp, corn, onions, sweet potatoes, and peppers, all marinated in lime juice – a veritable dance party for the taste buds.

 

The “Excellence in a Supporting Role Award” goes to Rhonda Smith for supplying her husband Jeff and FPD 2003 with a fish-shaped drink huggie, fish-shaped and freshly-baked cornbread, smoked Chinook salmon and “trout eggs” (bubble gum balls) that she brought home from a trip to Oregon, and several new FPD room decorations – and for providing similar behind-the-scenes FPD support over a period of many years.

 

Steve Humphrey gets his name attached to the now Humphrey Bass-o-Matic Award, for his lengthy and well-documented record of questionable fish products and FPD performance art.  His Two-Day-Priority-Mailed fish sticks this year were one of the first fish products to be not even touched – in this case not because of how disgusting it was, but rather for fear of food poisoning.

 

The special “Bah Hum-Fish Award” (a.k.a. the Well-After-The-Fact-To-Make-Up-For-Earlier-Year-Oversights Award) goes to Casey Henry for his stellar but inexplicably undecorated FPD participation (including several excellent fish products) over the past few years.

 

 

Congratulations, one and all.  See you next year!

 

 

Winners of the Fish Products Day Awards for FPD 2002

 

 

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.

2002 Winner:  Marty Neal, for his wonderful seafood lasagna.

Runner-up:  Rob Schisla, for his excellent salmon cheesecake.

 

 

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.

2002 Winner:  Steve Humphrey (who else?), for various antics, including bringing in a whole, dead, uncooked lobster (after unsuccessfully attempting to keep it alive the night before) and then microwaving the still-otherwise-uncooked lobster and partaking of it.  Not to mention Steve’s “boldly eating what no man would eat before” when he ate some of the Japanese fossil-fish wafer cookies (see Award No. 4).

Runner-up:  Suzy Jessee, for being such a good sport in opening and brazenly enjoying the “spotted dick”, and then gamely tossing out several memorable quotes on the matter.

 

 

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 FPD career.

2002 Winner:  David Schubert, for showing beyond-his-years initiative in declaring “Hawaiian Shirt Day” to coincide with Fish Products Day.  Another great FPD tradition has probably been spawned.

 

 

4.)    The Bass-o-Matic Award for Most Disgusting, Most Unique, or Most Uniquely Disgusting Fish Product.  'Nuff said.

2002 Winner:  Chad Marlow, for the rather disgusting Japanese fossil-fish wafer cookies (packaged with dessicant, no less) which he personally brought over from Japan.

 

 

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.

2002 Winner:  Randy Van Der Aa, for organizing a highly successful satellite FPD celebration in Michigan.

 

 

 

NOTES from All Over

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Translated from German (using Babelfish website)

Dear Robert [Schisla], that is too amusing?  I wish you all much fun and if in such a way I had time, I would see gladly to come around which the FDP (in the deuschen by the way the third largest party FDP free democratically a party) make.  Much fun. Until hopefully at 12 o’clock with the German meal (if you have still hunger, after that vielem fish?)

--Marina Evans

 


Rotting, Stinky Fish

Alas, I have to miss another holiday that is 2nd to none.  Well, there is Jack Daniel’s birthday…In celebration of FPD 2003, I plan on going down to the creek that PPG’s wastewater facility dumps into and enjoy the smell of rotting, stinky fish…much like CR7072 around 9:30 am.

Hope that you all have a great holiday season and we all have a layoff free 2003 (and 2004).

--Boyd Safrit

 

Bad Reason

“FPD is a really bad reason to have a good party.”

-- Dan Terrill


FPD “Haiku

Stinky, fishy stuff
On a cold winter morning.
FPD is bliss.

--John Franjione

 

FPD the “TRUE LEADER”

“Wal-Mart recently replaced all its frozen food signs, removing the “Fish Products” signs and replacing them with the more bland and tasteless “Seafood.”  I had quite an urge to steal the signs but obviously even Wal-Mart, the world’s largest corporation in terms of sales revenue, couldn’t continue to compete with the true leader in fish products.”

-- Joe Bays

 

  

 

 

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