June 19, 2009
Another way in which packaging has infiltrated the culture: the “charivari” tradition of “good-natured hazing” of newly-weds has evolved into the current tradition of tying tin cans to the rear bumper of the newlyweds’ car.
How long has this tin-can-thing been a tradition? Before there were cars, tin cans were tied to horse-drawn wagons, but it cannot have been the tradition before metal cans were invented the early 1800s. (See Can-Opener Patents)
(More about tin cans & newlyweds, after the fold…)
Beach Packaging Design
*Footnoted digression: Is it just me or does life consistently dole out the harshest tragedy to the supporting cast rather than to the principle players? [See: the George Arents Jr. crash where the driver (rather than the passenger) was also killed.]