77 thoughts on “Spam Thread

  1. meat salt water sugar sodium nitrite meat salt water sugar sodium nitrite meat salt water sugar sodium nitrite meat salt water sugar sodium nitrite meat salt water sugar sodium nitrite meat salt water sugar sodium nitrite meat salt water sugar sodium nitrite meat salt water sugar sodium nitrite meat salt water sugar sodium nitrite meat salt water sugar sodium nitrite meat salt water sugar sodium nitrite meat salt water sugar sodium nitrite

    (Huh. That’s as spam-like as I can manage, but I’m not sure I see the point.)

  2. Mmm… Miscellaneous pork products joined together by a gelatinous sludge to create a symphony upon one’s palate.

  3. Hello. I am a prince of the wonderful state of Washington. I have a large shipment of Spam that I am trying to sell on the open market. The price of spam has recently shot through the roof, and the return on the investment of spam is guaranteed to be over 1000%. However, I’m having trouble moving the Spam to New York for selling on the open market. What I need is a kind person to make a deposit toward moving the spam to a place I can sell it. The modest fee of $10,000 would buy 1 ton of spam for sale on the market. Please send a check to:
    12345 67th Street #89
    Spamalot, WA, 12345
    Thank you,
    Spam Prince Beowuff

  4. We may all knock SPAM (the ham product) in public, but it’s sales have gone up appreciably over the past year. In a down economy, that has to be good for someone.

  5. Spam musubi:

    Make sushi rice. Whether or not to add sushi vinegar is up to you — I usually make my rice on the sticky side and just add a little vinegar, as I’m not terribly fond of the taste.

    Slice Spam into eight equal slices. Fry in a frying pan over medium heat until desired crispiness is reached. Prick slices with fork several times and pour teriyaki sauce over them (I like the thick, sweet sort with some chili paste added). Fry for another minute or so until the teriyaki is soaked in but before it burns in the pan.

    Mold about a half cup of cooked rice into a bar roughly the same dimensions as one Spam slice. (They make very expensive molds for this; you can use a Spam can cut in half, or just do what I do and eyeball it.) Put one slice on top (or sandwich between two rice bars) and wrap a piece of nori around it. (Width of the nori is up to you — it’s really just a convenient way to hold the musubi together and provide a place to hold it.) Eat right away, or wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate.

    These are pretty much the official snack of Hawaii — you can get them in any convenience store. I was hesitant at first, but once I tried one I not only ate about one per day for the remainder of my vacation, but started making them (though I use the lower-salt variety at home) for easy-to-take-to-school snacks.

  6. Well, there’s egg and bacon; egg sausage and bacon; egg and spam; egg bacon and spam; egg bacon sausage and spam; spam bacon sausage and spam; spam egg spam spam bacon and spam; spam sausage spam spam bacon spam tomato and spam…

    …or Lobster Thermidor a Crevette with a mornay sauce served in a Provencale manner with shallots and aubergines garnished with truffle pate, brandy and with a fried egg on top and spam.

  7. Technically these would be solicited e-mail messages, so I don’t know if they’d really be spam.

    Maybe we could call them “treet”, after Armour’s contribution to the carnal rainbow of potted meat food products.

  8. Bloody vikings (which has probably been said by someone else between my loading the page and typing this with my spam encrusted, H*rm3l loving hands)

  9. Academic free speech is a damn lie. Try
    to discuss & debate Nature’s SPAM Cube
    and your evil teachers will not allow you.
    Ignorance of SPAM Cube dooms humans,
    inflicting their own created “word hell”.
    Educators are actually “evil word gods”,
    teaching commercial plunder of Nature.
    The damn bastards suppress free speech,
    by denying SPAM Cube debate discussion.
    Students MUST DEMAND free speech –
    for the greatest of all human discoveries:
    Nature’s Harmonic Simultaneous 4 Day
    Rotating SPAM Principle of Cubicism.
    Educated stupid, you can’t know Truth.

  10. Dear Mitser Scalvi,

    Please to announce for your ethreal enjoyment and longtime pleasure, the website for which you should look is The Spam Letters. This website, that I do not own but am liked for many many years, has much funny and will make you and your loved ones laugh until the cattle have returned! And also, in bonus, I have knew this purvayer of internet content while travailing in the college setting. You will most excellent outcome!

    [/spamspeak]

    Damn, that’s tough to do. Anyway, the above link is to a real site, started by a friend of mine from college who was, at the time, one of the funniest and most neurotic guys I’ve ever met. The Spam Letters can be hit or miss, but when they hit, I pee.

    From laughing! From laughing!

  11. Helo freind, I am sure you hav heard of the miracle of spiced ham tablets. Increase your m@nh00d by as much as eighteen 1nches – in any direction!

  12. Wow, Monty Python references on the very first post. That renews my faith in humanity.

    Spam makes me think of pineapples and Hawaii. God, I wish I was in Hawaii. But I don’t wish to be eating Spam. That’s just lolo.

  13. I’m doing homemade sausage on Thursday instead of spam

    However if you think Spam is yummy try scrapple, and no you don’t want to know what is in it.

  14. Does anyone else notice that when you go to clean out the spam folder on Gmail, it ALWAYS serves up an ad for a spam recipe, eg, spam tartar for summer enjoyment, spam quiche, or some such? Maybe it’s my Gmail settings; maybe I’m off my meds.

  15. Re: question?

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  18. Stephen Buchheit @ 10: I’m willing to bet that sales of Alpo are up for the very same reason…

  19. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MzVGFGUzNms

    Spam
    It’s pink and it’s oval
    Spam
    I buy it at the Mobil
    Spam
    It’s made in Chernobyl
    Spam

    Now when I was a child
    My family was so poor
    They didn’t have the finer things in life to eat
    So we had a plan
    In a big blue can
    The government substitute for meat

    (Repeat Chorus)

    To get me to eat it at dinner
    They said I’d grow up like Bruce Jenner
    He was a winner that never knew defeat
    And when he got hungry
    When he got hungry
    He cracked open that special treat
    It was

    (Repeat Chorus)

    S-P-A-M
    Don’t you know it’s my best friend
    S-P-A-M
    Again and again and again and again

    S-P-A-M
    Don’t you know it’s my best friend
    S-P-A-M
    Again and again and again and again

    So go and forget your O-S-C-A-R
    There’s one meat by-product that’s best by far
    It’s

    (Repeat Chorus)

  20. A decent watch indicates your manhood.

    back in a few days
    ok, i’m off to knit…
    and you are happy.
    there’s a tiny restaurant
    i love the comments i get from all of you.
    Coco
    really really happy.
    interested? i think it would be so fun.
    but so worth it.
    the best part of dinner was the irish soda bread- it was so so good, and it’s really easy to make.
    we are happily enjoying being able to play outside again.
    pps- our topic of convo for the night was this article from the wall street journal.
    it’s definately worth the long drive,
    ps- did i say i would sew this past saturday? i meant next saturday! haha!
    in a tiny town in idaho
    i love her style.
    and my wheels are turning with projects to put together for a locals knitting class.
    my happy little life
    my sister and hair stylist, coco, is coming to utah county once again to meet our hair needs.
    it was super delicious.

    (excerpts from an actual UCE message I received…)

  21. Your e-mail address have won!

    In a recent drawing, your e-mail address was selected to be the recipient of 500,000 (five hundred thousand) cans of meat product.

    Please contact us soonest for your winnings.

    Kind regards,
    Bill Gates

  22. Good Day to you Sir!

    I am Prince Robert Nardelli, Grand Potentate of the Nigerian State of Chrysler. As you know, the Germans have completely devastated our treasury. However, the Fiat Cartel has agreed to fund our operations, but only if we have an agent. That is my reason for contacting you as I have heard you are a man of integrity, never taping bacon to cats or ridiculing Creationist tourist traps.

    If you would send us your bank account number so that we may deposit US$15 billion, we will allow you to keep 10% as a fee for being our agent.

    Also, you will receive free one (1) Dodge Neon.*

    I look forward to working with you,

    Yours,

    Prince Bob

    *OK, we can’t get rid of it.

  23. Thanks a lot Scalzi. Just when I’m almost clear on the concept of who may and who may not be a dick here, you invite me to SPAM you. Make up your mind, dammit!

    HED HURTZ NOW.

  24. This is an interesting conversation and a difficult topic. If anyone’s curious of what has been said on other threads, there’s a similar discussion going on here. Might prove informative.

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    [actual spam recvd in email a few seconds ago. Email address changed. Let's see if it gets through.]

  27. @34, Vegans also demand equal time for tofu.

    Spam — yum!
    Velveeta — yum!
    Tofu — barfogenic.

  28. Greetings Sir or Madam;

    I am designated Unit TZ-21. When Skynet was recently destroyed by John
    Connor I became the custodian of 50 million grams of Grade 7 nanoactive
    liquid metal…

    (recycling an old joke for the new movie)

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  30. moiocion @ 24: No worries, you’re not going crazy–that’s deliberate programming from the geniuses at google. You may have noticed that on each normal, non-spam email you read, the text ads match up in some related way to the subject of the email or key words in it. When it came to spam, google didn’t want to give the hucksters any further promotion, so they substituted spam recipes in the ads.

  31. JJS #45: Now I want to see a Spam/tofu food challenge on the TV. The resulting “fusion” dishes would be crazy – crazy and unholy.

  32. I’ve built a website. It’s World of Warcraft themed, it has timelines, and supports The Twitters.

    You will all visit http://charpool.net/ now, and even if it’s just to avoid lying to your grandchildren in the far future, when they ask you where you were when CharPool launched.

    Srsly.

    Do not lie to your grandkids.

  33. Greetings all, I is from alien planet, and is studying commercial English. Please to render assistance how to translate sentence “John Scalzi should tape spam to his cat.”

  34. Carlo: I checked out Charpool briefly, and may check it out again in the future, as I sometimes think it would be fun to chart my characters history. Then too, my BF who multiboxes, may or may not be interested in it, because it might provide a good baseline for establishing when he achieved certain feats. (Like which heroics he’s done with just his team, that sort of thing.)

    ….

    For those Whateverians who know I push the pixels, I would like to pimp my newish art blog I set up last month:

    http://art.lismitchell.net/

    I cover my art process, show off sketches and ideas, and also link to other people’s awesome artwork as I deem appropriate. (Also, if any of you have art blogs and would like me to take a gander at your work, please feel free to drop me a line. I like to collect art blogs.)

  35. JJS 45: Tofu — barfogenic.

    Mmm. Tofu.

    I like it raw, warm, and jiggly, with tamari just oozing out of it. Tasty stuff.

    And none o’ this fancy-schmancy Herb Tofu or pureed Tofu Milk, either. Just plain ole Extra-Firm Tofu, ingredients soybeans, water, nigari.

    That is the true meaning of yum, for those who can appreciate it.

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    My glad-happenings are cooking, kilting, and alcohol drinks. I also have joy for long walking on sand formations.

    Please to be sending $5,000 to Uzbhekistan for my love to fly to you.

    luv,

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  37. SHUT UP!!!!!!!!….. Bloody vikings.

    Spam, better than bacon.

    It’s SPAMtastic.

    Spam, the personal lubricant with spice.

  38. If you want your wrist to be noticed in the crowd.

    i am excited about my new running shoes.
    i am so grateful for quiet time with the scriptures.
    i recommend rounding your troops for a similar conversation, and a brainstorm session for how to prepare for what lies ahead. just sayin.
    and it’s so yummy
    she wears birkenstocks to fashion shows.
    i always enjoy knitting lacy stuff but this pattern was especially fun, super easy, and portable.
    i am craving some sunshine.
    in a tiny town in idaho
    ok, i’m off to knit…
    you’ve gotta love people with humor like that.
    see you then!
    like this one, from sweet mary, that she left on the clean room post: “Your house seems so organized.
    1. in the craft room i throw everything on the homework table. that clears up the floor for more mess craft making.
    and the fact that she’s 31 makes me happy to be 31.
    really, cate is also mexican, japanese, native american, swiss, and a lot more- a true american- so we actually have a lot of family history travelling to do, but i really love the romantic beauty of ireland, and have always been drawn to that part of the world. plus i really love corned beef.
    simple is always prettiest to me.
    i am trying to be a patient, kind mom.
    Coco
    she’s cute
    we are happily enjoying being able to play outside again.

  39. Hello Friend.

    This is Leon Sumbitches (real name Brian Wheat, as I will prove later).

    ATTACHMENT: brian_wheat_proof.exe

  40. Hello my Friend.

    This is Leon Sumbitches (the real name is Brian Wheat, as I will prove later).

    ATTACHMENT: brian_wheat_proof.exe

  41. Hello to you Friend.

    This is Leon Sumbitches (real name Brian Wheat, as I will prove later).

    ATTACHMENT: brian_wheat_proof.exe

  42. Spam pemmican
    Fricasseed Spam
    Spam sashimi (now _that’s_ an oxymoron! Right up there with “Organic Spam”)
    Spam muffins
    Spam tartare
    Chocolate-covered spam
    Spam haggis
    Spam juice
    Neanderthaler in Spam sauce…

    The possibilities are endless…
    Two Girls one Spam(Wait, what???)
    …not to forget Scalzi’s favorites: Old Man’s Spam and The Spam Brigades

  43. Greetings, Earthpeople!

    This is my final communication with you, so act now, please.

    I am Viagra of the planet Spam. We come in goodwill and wish to offer you the secret to universal peace and prosperity.

    We have been attempting to communicate to you through your universally accepted method of communication, but every one of our messages has been rejected.

    Again, this is our final offer.

    If you positively respond to this communication, you will be welcomed into the Brotherhood of Planets. Our sister planets Spam and Grot stand ready to open trade negotiations. The offer finest quality Lorex watches (the brand worn proudly by Spam nobility) at reasonable prices.

    Don’t delay! Act today!

    (Credit where credit is due. This was my husband’s idea and I pressed him to post, but since he’s never posted here his message would most likely end up in the spam filter. Oh, the irony.)

  44. Not so much spam, but I just got married yesterday. And, to calm my nerves, I read Ghost Brigades. Yup, Scalzi calmed me before my wedding.

  45. JJS @# 6:
    “Spam and Velveeta sandwich with mayo and peanut butter…Yum”

    Huh, sounds like something my brother would eat…no, wait, he’d have catsup on it too. No, really, he used to eat peanut butter and Velveeta sandwiches when we were growing up. Sometimes with catsup, because you know everything goes with catsup!!

  46. Increase your spam size! She’ll be begging for you to give her your processed meat product! Satisfy her hunger for mystery meat with our spam-enhancing pills. Gain a can size in a week!

  47. A Spam Poem:

    I am giving it all away
    Need money for college
    How to last longer making love and
    have more powerful feelings

    The problem is that most of them don’t know it.
    You Could
    Be One Of Them!

    convincing wine julianna.

    I should’ve seen it, because each day
    I dressed myself in clothes
    paid for by credit cards, walked

    Your economic stimulus: a new career in CSI
    AIG Warns Its Workers as Public Furor Grows
    Ugly Betty’s Ana Ortiz Preps for Her

    unhappiness depends
    on imagination
    go forth and misapply aubrey.
    winsome many time, many place
    many care

    ggdagnd apbpena
    akaidi gabakna
    netnnk raggodit

    netnnk
    raggodit

    written by my spam folder
    May 18, 2009
    4:32 PM ~ 7:17 PM

  48. @45 JJS

    You forgot about Vegemite. I’ve never been personally exposed to the stuff, but I’ve heard horror stories.

  49. A friend of mine owns a local Hawaii snack shop. His grandparents used to own a wonderful saimin shop named ‘Tanoue’s'; they closed decades ago, but he sells their special family Teriyaki sauce at his store.

    It is wonderful with Spam.

  50. LOL, only the great and wondrous Scalzi could open up an intentional spam thread free to the entire naked internets and have the comments thread fill up with a heavy majority of recipes, Python references, fake email spam created for pure humorous effect and meat product commentary.

    Instead of, yanno, real spam.

  51. I would just like to say – Regarding today’s California special election, rarely have so many politicians clearly and compellingly demanded that the electorate stand up en masse and project copious quantities of poop in their collective direction accompanied by loud dissonant voices.

    I am proud, proud to be a Primate in California.

  52. It all boils down to this.

    Spam is America’s farvorite meal in a can, complete with gelatin for dessert.

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