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 Hamm's "Scenarama" sign on ebay., Donator David Schott, 7/5/2009 12:45:30 PM
 RE: Hamm's "Scenarama" sign on ebay., Buck Showalter, 7/5/2009 12:48:37 PM
 RE: Hamm's "Scenarama" sign on ebay., K.Duffy, 7/5/2009 1:44:12 PM
 RE: Hamm's "Scenarama" sign on ebay., Brian A. Reed, 7/5/2009 8:55:57 PM
 RE: Hamm's "Scenarama" sign on ebay.Donator Amorette Allison, 7/5/2009 9:01:23 PM
 RE: Hamm's "Scenarama" sign on ebay., Brian A. Reed, 7/5/2009 11:28:10 PM
 RE: Hamm's "Scenarama" sign on ebay.Donator Gunnar Emilsson, 7/6/2009 8:29:26 AM
 RE: Hamm's "Scenarama" sign on ebay.Donator David Schott, 7/6/2009 8:42:40 AM
 RE: Hamm's "Scenarama" sign on ebay.Donator Gunnar Emilsson, 7/6/2009 9:02:07 AM
 RE: Hamm's "Scenarama" sign on ebay.Donator Amorette Allison, 7/6/2009 9:31:24 AM
 RE: Hamm's "Scenarama" sign on ebay.Donator David Schott, 7/6/2009 9:45:07 AM
 RE: Hamm's "Scenarama" sign on ebay.Donator Gunnar Emilsson, 7/6/2009 10:34:21 AM
 RE: Hamm's "Scenarama" sign on ebay.Donator David Schott, 7/6/2009 12:19:00 PM
 RE: Hamm's "Scenarama" sign on ebay.Donator David Schott, 7/6/2009 12:21:10 PM
 RE: Hamm's "Scenarama" sign on ebay., Brian A. Reed, 7/6/2009 12:31:25 PM
 Subject: Hamm's "Scenarama" sign on ebay.
Author: Donator David Schott  Posted: Sun Jul 5 12:45:30 PM MDT 2009 From:
Someone commented my flickr photo of the Airport Inn Hamm's beer sign with a pointer to this one on ebay. It's cool that this shows photos of the inner workings of the sign.

http://cgi.ebay.com/Hamms-beer-bar-...7C293%3A2%7C294%3A50
 Subject: RE: Hamm's "Scenarama" sign on ebay.
Author: Buck Showalter  Posted: Sun Jul 5 12:48:37 PM MDT 2009 From:
That sign is classic, probably stands out more than anything else at the Airport Inn.
 Subject: RE: Hamm's "Scenarama" sign on ebay.
Author: K.Duffy  Posted: Sun Jul 5 1:44:12 PM MDT 2009 From: - MT
My Dad had a similar one, it had a railing under the roof, and it looked out into the sky where instead of the big dipper, you saw a scoop!
 Subject: RE: Hamm's "Scenarama" sign on ebay.
Author: Brian A. Reed  Posted: Sun Jul 5 8:55:57 PM MDT 2009 From: - MT
Here in Billings, the old Archer's on Grand (currently the Rio Grand casino) used to have a beer sign very similar to the Airport Inn's.
 Subject: RE: Hamm's "Scenarama" sign on ebay.
Author: Donator Amorette Allison  Posted: Sun Jul 5 9:01:23 PM MDT 2009 From: - MT
As I understand it, someone donated the current one after the fire. Based on the eBay prices, that was a generous donation.

I love the sign. I remember being hypnotized by it as a kid, especially since the old Airport Inn was much darker and more bar-like the new one. It glowed with its mesmerizing mystery.
 Subject: RE: Hamm's "Scenarama" sign on ebay.
Author: Brian A. Reed  Posted: Sun Jul 5 11:28:10 PM MDT 2009 From: - MT
It glowed with its mesmerizing mystery.

That would be expressed so much better in Haiku form, Amorette.
 Subject: RE: Hamm's "Scenarama" sign on ebay.
Author: Donator Gunnar Emilsson  Posted: Mon Jul 6 8:29:26 AM MDT 2009 From: - NY
Whenever I see a Hamm's beer sign, I am transported back in time.....to 1974....I am 12 years old, sitting at a table in the Wan I Gan bar south of Pray, eating a salmon sharpie, drinking a ginger ale, and staring at that sign.
 Subject: RE: Hamm's "Scenarama" sign on ebay.
Author: Donator David Schott  Posted: Mon Jul 6 8:42:40 AM MDT 2009 From:
Salmon sharpie?
 Subject: RE: Hamm's "Scenarama" sign on ebay.
Author: Donator Gunnar Emilsson  Posted: Mon Jul 6 9:02:07 AM MDT 2009 From: - NY
Salmon sharpies was some sort of now extinct bar snack from the 1970s....they were salty smoked strips of salmon, sold in a plastic package. Emphasis on the salty.
 Subject: RE: Hamm's "Scenarama" sign on ebay.
Author: Donator Amorette Allison  Posted: Mon Jul 6 9:31:24 AM MDT 2009 From: - MT
When the perform the autopsy, the coroner can say, "Oops, he ate those salmon sharpies as a kid. There is still one lodged in his kidneys."
 Subject: RE: Hamm's "Scenarama" sign on ebay.
Author: Donator David Schott  Posted: Mon Jul 6 9:45:07 AM MDT 2009 From:
I thought Gunnar was eating pink markers. big grin

 Subject: RE: Hamm's "Scenarama" sign on ebay.
Author: Donator Gunnar Emilsson  Posted: Mon Jul 6 10:34:21 AM MDT 2009 From: - NY
I googled "salmon sharpies", and there is absolutely no information on this treat of yesteryear. Indeed, I only found one hit:

http://answers.yahoo.com/question/i...0081113045646AAWSTop

Pretty sad. Surely there is another oldtime bar patron out there on mc.com who remembers salmon sharpies?
 Subject: RE: Hamm's "Scenarama" sign on ebay.
Author: Donator David Schott  Posted: Mon Jul 6 12:19:00 PM MDT 2009 From:
Gunnar as a boy after consuming one entire Sharpie:

 Subject: RE: Hamm's "Scenarama" sign on ebay.
Author: Donator David Schott  Posted: Mon Jul 6 12:21:10 PM MDT 2009 From:
Gunnar's friend, Sia, who has an eating disorder:

 Subject: RE: Hamm's "Scenarama" sign on ebay.
Author: Brian A. Reed  Posted: Mon Jul 6 12:31:25 PM MDT 2009 From: - MT
Gunnar's loss is the gain of Icelandic dogs.

http://olivegreendog.com/salmon-snacks.html


- or -

http://www.doggonegood.com/index.cf...ID=1474&ParentCat=21

This begs the question: How much of a dive was the bar where you were served "salmon sharpies," anyway? I've had some bad bar food in my day, but I've never been served dog treats. At least not to my knowledge.

[This message has been edited by Brian A. Reed (7/6/2009)]
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