How Stuff Works is your friend, too, not just Google. The page of salad dressing origins says it was invented at Hidden Valley Ranch in the 1950’s.
Their own site, after clicking on “About Us”, reveals our benefactor’s name to be Steve Henson, its then co-owner. Probably the best way to express appreciation to Mr. Henson and his heirs is to keep buying Hidden Valley Ranch products.
Economics, of course. Ranch dressing has created a totally new food consumption paradigm. Think about how many people who are employed in the manufacture, production, and marketing of ranch dressing. Factory workers, ad executives, restaurant workers, the companies that make those tiny cups to hold the ranch dressing for my wings. Hell, the poultry industry owes ranch dressing big time.
Exactly. The persistence of this shibboleth shows the extent to which people will credit any crap thrown at them by self-serving reporters and politicians, who were just looking for anything to use to discredit Gore in the run-up to the 2000 election.
I’m no huge fan of Gore, and his statement regarding his involvement with the internet was, as Snopes says, “clumsy (and self-serving).” However, anyone who reads what Gore says, and takes it in the context of the question that he was asked, will realise, as Snopes also says, that
Snopes does note, however, that even finding evidence of Gore’s legislative action on behalf of the Internet is difficult. To me, this whole thing is little more than typical self-serving political rhetoric on Gore’s part, of the type that is so common among those on all sides of politics.
Salon also has a piece on the subject, which says, in part: