What a difference those three little letters at the end of a URL can make. For GIjOE fans and collectors searching online for information about next month’s big show in Atlanta, GA, the Joelanta.com website abruptly redirects them from the “southern comforts” of Georgia, to, of all places—a baking and desserts website in Japan!
Yes, in some weird, “twist of internet fate,” Joelanta.com has become a Japanese-language website about sweet treats and desserts! Browsing the site (Mmm…), we discovered lists of recipes (all in Japanese), close-up photos, and links to a great variety of dessert “intel,” but NOTHING about an upcoming GIjOE show in the U.S. For example, “Recipe #2,” found HERE takes wannabe bakers (and hungry Joeheads) to a page describing how to bake mouth-watering rolls and biscuits. Yes, that’s very tasty. But informative about Joelanta? No.
At this time, it’s not known if the Joelanta.com website was put up as a prank, as a failed Far-East attempt at “hacking,” as some sort of “placeholder” website for a company in Japan with a VERY similar name, or is just a WEIRD coincidence. Whatever the reason, we hope any resulting confusion causes only minor inconvenience for the wonderful organizers of Joelanta. Fortunately, their ACTUAL website for the show can still be found (just three letters away) at: Joelanta.org,
Bottom Line: You know, the more we look at Joelanta.com, the more we love those rolls, desserts and ice cream treats. Maybe the two groups could combine forces for some sort of a “Joes & Jelly Doughnuts” show next year? Mmm…Doughnuts… Until such time, don’t forget you can always find delicious 1:6 scale pizza and REAL bread treats for your Joes over on the PoP site HERE.