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first spam? (5, Funny)

Fishstick (150821) | more than 9 years ago | (#11001204)

this is pretty interesting, Hormel embracing the Python language and its role in combating unsolicited commercial email!

what? oh, nevermind then...

Re:first spam? (1, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11001213)

I DON'T LIKE SPAM!!!

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.

umm, I love it!

Re:first spam? (1)

WesG (589258) | more than 9 years ago | (#11001259)

...and in other news, Hormel is giving out Diamond Spam cans to anyone caught and convicted sending spam.

*sigh*

Re:first spam? (4, Insightful)

Rirath.com (807148) | more than 9 years ago | (#11001262)

It's rather nice to see a company embrace the humor at any rate. Heck, these days I'd almost except to see Hormel suing Python claiming they damaged the name or something equally ridiculous.

Re:first spam? (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11001294)

It's rather nice to see a company embrace the humor at any rate. Heck, these days I'd almost except[sic] to see Hormel suing Python claiming they damaged the name or something equally ridiculous.

"Expect," how the fuck did you spell that wrong?

Re:first spam? (1)

Fishstick (150821) | more than 9 years ago | (#11002986)

*snif* my experiences as a slashdot participant is complete -- I got a +5 funny fp (unintentionally).

I'd like to thank all the moderators for their generous contributions that made this possible! *snif*

-1 offtopic (1, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11001209)

Why is this in the IT section?

If you lose.. (1)

thegoogler (792786) | more than 9 years ago | (#11001215)

Do you get a lesser, silver can?

Re:If you lose.. (2, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11001258)

I don' think I'll be interested. You see, I've already got one. It's verra nice.

for those of you wondering... (2, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11001225)

here it is, the...
The Monty Python Spam Sketch [slashdot.org]
From the second series of "Monty Python's Flying Circus"
Transcribed 9/17/87 from "Monty Python's Previous Record" by Jonathan Partington (JRP1@PHX.CAM.AC.UK)

Scene: A cafe. One table is occupied by a group of Vikings with horned helmets on. A man and his wife enter.

Man: You sit here, dear.
Wife: All right.
Man: (to Waitress) Morning!
Waitress: Morning!
Man: Well, what've you got?
Waitress: 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 spa hrefam spam bacon and spam; spam sausage spam spam bacon spam tomato and spam;
Vikings: (starting to chant) Spam spam spam spam...
Waitress: ...spam spam spam egg and spam; spam spam spam spam spam spam baked beans spam spam spam...
Vikings: (singing) Spam! Lovely spam! Lovely spam!
Waitress: ...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.
Wife: Have you got anything without spam?
Waitress: Well, there's spam egg sausage and spam, that's not got much spam in it.
Wife: I don't want any spam!
Man: Why can't she have egg bacon spam and sausage?
Wife: That's got spam in it!
Man: Hasn't got as much spam in it as spam egg sausage and spam, has it?
Vikings: Spam spam spam spam (crescendo through next few lines)
Wife: Could you do the egg bacon spam and sausage without the spam then?
Waitress: Urgghh!
Wife: What do you mean 'Urgghh'? I don't like spam!
Vikings: Lovely spam! Wonderful spam!
Waitress: Shut up!
Vikings: Lovely spam! Wonderful spam!
Waitress: Shut up! (Vikings stop) Bloody Vikings! You can't have egg bacon spam and sausage without the spam.
Wife: (shrieks) I don't like spam!
Man: Sshh, dear, don't cause a fuss. I'll have your spam. I love it. I'm having spam spam spam spam spam spam spam beaked beans spam spam spam and spam!
Vikings: (singing) Spam spam spam spam. Lovely spam! Wonderful spam!
Waitress: Shut up!! Baked beans are off.
Man: Well could I have her spam instead of the baked beans then?
Waitress: You mean spam spam spam spam spam spam... (but it is too late and the Vikings drown her words)
Vikings: (singing elaborately in RealAudio) Spam spam spam spam. Lovely spam! Wonderful spam! Spam spa-a-a-a-a-am spam spa-a-a-a-a-am spam. Lovely spam! Lovely spam! Lovely spam! Lovely spam! Lovely spam! Spam spam spam spam!

Re:for those of you wondering... (1, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11001280)

Why doesn't the wife just get the egg and bacon or the egg sausage and bacon?

Re:for those of you wondering... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11001447)

A large knight pummels you with a rubber chicken.

Re:for those of you wondering... (5, Interesting)

Anne Thwacks (531696) | more than 9 years ago | (#11001421)

This sketch scene predates Monty Python by almost 10 years (and I should know, because I shared a flat with one of the Python production team, and went to the first ever recording session in 1969).

The sketch was originally performed by Peter Sellers, some time in the 1950s, and was on the "Best of Sellers" Album released in about 1961.

Re:for those of you wondering... (4, Interesting)

bob beta (778094) | more than 9 years ago | (#11001724)

Just about anything from Monty Python was done earlier, and better, on the Goon Show [thegoonshow.co.uk] with Sellers, Spike Mulligan, etc.

The catch is: the Goon Show was a radio program.

Re:for those of you wondering... (3, Insightful)

alext (29323) | more than 9 years ago | (#11002340)

Nothing harms a cause more than overstating it.

To pretend that "just about anything" in Python was unoriginal is no more convincing than saying it appeared from nowhere.

Not a single sketch, character or even line in Python is directly derived from The Goon Show. In fact the two shows are very different in format and comic style, character-led stories vs. sketches etc. Both are vaguely absurdist, which was novel at the time, and no doubt Spike Milligan had some influence on the Pythons in other ways, but that's about as close as it gets.

Re:for those of you wondering... (4, Informative)

tb3 (313150) | more than 9 years ago | (#11001844)

Well, it's not on 'Best of Sellers', because I'm looking at it right now. It's also not on any of the discs re-issued in 'A Celebration of Sellers'.
Honestly, it doesn't really sound like something Sellers would do, and the Pythons performed original material to my knowledge.

Re:for those of you wondering... (3, Interesting)

Varitek (210013) | more than 9 years ago | (#11002143)

In Peter Sellers's "Balham, Gateway to the South", he goes to a cafe where everything is off. Maybe the OP is thinking of that.

It's worth noting that the point of the Spam sketch is that it's merely a pastiche of British cafes, where everything comes with chips. "Sausage, egg, chips", "Sausage, bacon, egg, chips", etc.

Re:for those of you wondering... (4, Funny)

iggymanz (596061) | more than 9 years ago | (#11002319)

well, not everything.... the chips, chips, baked beans, and chips doesn't have much chips in it.

Re:for those of you wondering... (2, Interesting)

alext (29323) | more than 9 years ago | (#11002283)

I'm pretty sure you don't know. Which track is it on this collection [amazon.com] of nearly all Sellers' recorded works, for example?

As another poster points out, the pythons performed all their own material in the TV shows, using other writers or borrowing other material only rarely in other projects.

Do you have a reputable reference for this?

the holy spamgrenade? (1)

nuggetman (242645) | more than 9 years ago | (#11001230)

Then thou must count to 100. Three shall be the number of the counting and the number of the counting shall be 100. 101 shalt thou not count, neither shalt thou count 99, excepting that thou then proceedeth to 100. 103 is right out. Once the number 100, being the number of the counting...

Monty Python and the Honey Grail (3, Funny)

AndroidCat (229562) | more than 9 years ago | (#11001231)

But just before we award you this can, the old man from Scene 24 has a few questions...

Re:Monty Python and the Honey Grail (4, Funny)

Sepper (524857) | more than 9 years ago | (#11001265)

Old Man:What is the terminal bandwith of Slashdot?

Customer: .org or .jp?

Re:Monty Python and the Honey Grail (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11002998)

Old Man: I don't know tha... *eject*

YoU Fail It (-1, Redundant)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11001238)

more ga7 tha8 they Obvious that there

Bravo, Hormel (5, Insightful)

dcarey (321183) | more than 9 years ago | (#11001246)

In this day of over-sensitivity, political correctness, and people/corporations sueing at every possible interval, it's great to see the makers of the dreaded Spam yuck it up with laughter, turning a positive light on the fact that they are the butt of many jokes. In fact, they are probably laughing all the way to the bank ...

Re:Bravo, Hormel (1)

myc (105406) | more than 9 years ago | (#11001269)

it's also good to see the /. community respect Hormel's trademark by changing the old SPAM icon (a tin of SPAM(tm)) some time ago to the more recent... umm, SPAM meat carved into a pig? not quite sure what the new icon actually is, now that I think about it.

Re:Bravo, Hormel (1)

Lu Xun (615093) | more than 9 years ago | (#11001279)

I thought Hormel was still undertaking the sisyphian task of disassociating their name from "unsoliticed commercial email"? Sounds like these guys are all cool and stuff, as long as it's their product being promoted.

They are the butt of many jokes (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11001339)

Literally.

Re:Bravo, Hormel (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11002874)

dreaded? somehow I don't think many people have actually tried it. it's really not that bad.. and it's just ham.

Haha (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11001249)

I had the weirdest dream last night, I dreamt that for the upcoming release of Monty Python's Spamalot, Hormel foods was giving the first 100 customers who purchase a ticket a golden can of honey grail spam. Crazy huh?

Re:Haha (1)

The Spanish Ninja (726892) | more than 9 years ago | (#11001284)

I dreamed that the U.S. government was going to outlaw online gaming in an effort to tank the computer industry... Score: -2 -1 Modifier "offtopic" -1 Modifier "retarded" Yesssss....

It's called "Self Effacing Humor" (3, Insightful)

RenaissanceGeek (668842) | more than 9 years ago | (#11001266)

We here in Minnesota (the home of Hormel, and thus, of Spam) as rather well known for our ability to make fun of ourselves; just look at Garrison Kellior and "A Prarie Home Companion" (a radio program broadcast by mostly public stations on Saturday evenings and Sunday at midday.) One of the most popular recurring characters is "Guy Noir, private-eye", who suffers through horrible embarassments in the course of his (not very successful) practice, and somehow always muddles through without taking it out on anyone else.

Like that, the people at Hormel understand that all of the Spam humor isn't REALLY directed at them, so why not have a little fun with it, doncha' know?

Re:It's called "Self Effacing Humor" (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11001561)

Home of Hormel and Honeywell. Thermostats and Spam. And hamster-tubes for people.

Great things from Minnesota (1)

metamatic (202216) | more than 9 years ago | (#11002334)

Minnesota is also the home of 3M and the Post-It Note.

Terry Gilliam is Minnesotan, which I think explains the SPAM / vikings / Python connection.

Spam spam spam (1)

DanTMan (837463) | more than 9 years ago | (#11001267)

I love spam...I'm gonna have Spam spam spam spam eggs spam spam spam bacon and spam!

Re:Spam spam spam (1)

Fishstick (150821) | more than 9 years ago | (#11002960)

<english/hungarian phrase book>Great boobies honeybun, my lower intestine is full of spam, egg, spam, bacon, spam, tomato, spam ...</english/hungarian phrase book>

Your worried about spam!?! (1, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11001270)

I'm more worried about fresh fruit. When you're walking home tonight and some great homicidal maniac comes after you with a bunch of loganberries, don't come crying to me!

Bah. I can get all the spam I want here on /. (4, Insightful)

physicsphairy (720718) | more than 9 years ago | (#11001299)

spamplz@comcast.net The interesting thing is that the spammers will actually drop my email from their lists in a couple of days. Apparently, they purge their lists of emails that contain the word 'spam' under the (generally correct) presumption that these are junk accounts. So, if tradition holds, I'll get some spam for the next few days and in a week it will taper off to nothing.

Re:Bah. I can get all the spam I want here on /. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11001567)

That is probably the doing of your ISP who is filtering out repeat offenders.

You insensitive clod! (1, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11001582)

I have the email plz@comcast.net and I get all your junk after they remove spam from your address!

Glad to see that they have a sense of humor. (1)

hrieke (126185) | more than 9 years ago | (#11001313)

Not too many American companyies do.
I remeber hearing on NPR a while back (Gulf War I?) where someone was writing a book to companies with joke letters and collecting the PR responses, and Hormel was asked why they named their company after the Straits of Hormuz, and the reply was pure Python-isc.

Re:Glad to see that they have a sense of humor. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11001827)

I believe you meant "Pythonesque", or "Python-esque", or something.

IT? (5, Funny)

STrinity (723872) | more than 9 years ago | (#11001314)

I think Cmdr Taco saw the words "spam" and "python" in the title and decided this must be IT related.

Re:IT? (1)

sharkey (16670) | more than 9 years ago | (#11002032)

Actually, the IT section provides a visual theme commensurate with the popular perception of the taste of SPAM, and the perceived social class and education level of the consumers of SPAM.

These golden cans allow admission... (5, Funny)

scotay (195240) | more than 9 years ago | (#11001316)

...to the super-secret Hormel Spam Factory where you will meat Sammy Hamm, the inventor genius responsible for spam. You will also be able to swim in the pork river that runs through the factory, and meat the Athero-sclerosos, those diminutive factory workers that make it all happen at Hormel. And maybe even get to chew the beta version of Hormel's Sweet and Sour Pork-flavored bubble gum if you dare*

*Beta versions may cause curly-tail syndrome in certain individuals.

admission to the Spam works (1)

sharp-bang (311928) | more than 9 years ago | (#11001362)

Ever been to a meat-packing plant?

Instant vegetarian...

Re:admission to the Spam works (1)

beebware (149208) | more than 9 years ago | (#11001793)

I used to work at a Sausage and pre-processed Ham factory. Get up in the morning, have bacon sandwich, get to work and start either packing the sausages, watching the slaughters pigs come and and then be processed by the butchers, have breakfast (sausages, black pudding [made of pigs blood], bacon, eggs), go back to work - maybe cleaning the sheeps intenstines used for the sausage casings, go home, have nice meaty meal.

Nope, didn't make me a veggie nor the many many others working there!

Wrong logo (4, Insightful)

wowbagger (69688) | more than 9 years ago | (#11001322)

Really, instead of the squared-off pig logo, this is one of the few times the old SPAM can logo would have been correct.

And I too congratulate Hormel for their attitude on this - they really have taken the appropriation of their trademark pretty damn well.

Most companies would have hired kneecappers to hunt down the Python troop for what they've done.

Re:Wrong logo (1)

p-hawk42 (776574) | more than 9 years ago | (#11001452)

When you're selling tins of a gelatinous substance that passes as meat, you'll take any advertising you can get.

Wow... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11001331)

Someone wrote an entire musical in python [python.org]? Not sure what junk email [wikipedia.org] has to do with it though. Guess I should have RTFA.

Such a change of heart! (2, Informative)

Kerhop (652872) | more than 9 years ago | (#11001363)

One year they sues to protect their meaty name [cnn.com] and the next year they endorse it by giving out golden cans.

Re:Such a change of heart! (1)

Darthmalt (775250) | more than 9 years ago | (#11001401)

If ya cant beat 'em join 'em (better known as)


1.Fight 'em
2.Join 'em
3.?????
4.Profit

Re:Such a change of heart! (2, Insightful)

AndroidCat (229562) | more than 9 years ago | (#11001504)

Not a change of heart at all. They just don't want people mis-using their trademark (otherwise they lose it) in a product name. They've allowed the general use of spam (lowercase only) to refer to email abuse, since they can't turn back the tide. In this case, they're handing out cans of SPAM in a promotion with a comedy group who did a routine involving SPAM, so there's no confusion about which and whose product SPAM refers to in this case.

Yes, but will they EAT it? (2, Funny)

Theovon (109752) | more than 9 years ago | (#11001366)

I can see people buying it for the amusement value... but would they actually EAT it?

Re:Yes, but will they EAT it? (2, Insightful)

vivian (156520) | more than 9 years ago | (#11001433)

When you are in the middle of nowhere and it's been raining for the last week and everyting in your kit is soaked, it's a wonderful thing to have a can of spam and a hexamine stove to fry it up on. Spam's a lot tastier than the mystery stew you get in the other cans in the ration packs. Best of all you can convince the other younger guys it tastes horrible and get them to leave it all for you.

Re:Yes, but will they EAT it? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11002914)

perhaps you should try it. it's not bad at all. seriously, I think many of you just spew the common rhetoric like sheep without giving thought to what you say.

My favourite misheard lyric (1, Interesting)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11001369)

Google for

"between our quests" "seek incest"

I firat encountered this mistranscription in DEC's internal Notes conferences in 1989. Thankfully, idiots across the world have kept copies.

The good news: You won! (1)

Anita Coney (648748) | more than 9 years ago | (#11001389)

The bad news: Pursuant to the binding contract language on the back of the ticket, you actually have to eat it!

Tough to get to the city...... (1)

murph (16036) | more than 9 years ago | (#11001480)

If you have a job and can't take the day off to go and get tickets.

a golden can of an animal raised in misery (1, Flamebait)

Schlemphfer (556732) | more than 9 years ago | (#11001572)

So I've read the 50 or so responses so far, and they all amount to "Bravo Hormel...thanks for having a sense of humor."

But let's not forget that spam is anything but a value-neutral product. Sure, it doesn't look or taste like there's any real meat in there, but there is. And if you're going to eat the stuff, you ought to know how meat is produced. [petatv.com]

It's always bothered me how few people in the tech community are clued into the cruelties associated with factory farming. Hormel is not a company that deserves anyone's praise, and it certainly doesn't deserve free ads on Slashdot.

Re:a golden can of an animal raised in misery (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11001621)

A large number of animals kept in a grid of small cages, producing large amounts of s--t all day. Sounds like the job I used to have.

Oh well, next time I'll buy cans of SPMAN instead.

Re:a golden can of an animal raised in misery (1, Funny)

tesmako (602075) | more than 9 years ago | (#11001622)

But those animals raised in misery are so tasty in a way that random off-topic PETA rants aren't :q

Re:a golden can of an animal raised in misery (2, Funny)

Antique Geekmeister (740220) | more than 9 years ago | (#11002023)

We're IT people. Doesn't it count as "misery loves company" to stuff mistreated captives in tiny little cubicles until they're glistening in grease! I keep picturing all these sheep being herded together by the HR border collies, caying "We can't have layoffs! My stock options are finally vested tomorrow! No, not my cellphone! You can shear me, take my right leg for leg-of-lamb, but don't take my cellphone! A-a-a-a-a-r-r-g-g-h=h!"

Re:a golden can of an animal raised in misery (1, Funny)

paganizer (566360) | more than 9 years ago | (#11001634)

Wow.
Your right.
Thank the gods that Duck season just opened here, I can take out my rage against this evil corporation by going out and blowing away a couple of mallards.
Mmmmmm. golden crispy backed duck. MUCH better than golden spam.

Re:a golden can of an animal raised in misery (1, Troll)

Whumpsnatz (451594) | more than 9 years ago | (#11001732)

I see the jerks are responding pretty much as expected. I didn't quite eating meat because of some limp-wristed foofrah ideal - I did it because of cruelty to animals, and because of the environment. Chickens are tortured from birth to death, hog farms dump shit into our waterways, cows destroy prairie, it seems that they all get fed antibiotics, or get fed Frankencorn. For too long, cows were fed cows, chickens chickens. That's an example of economics trumping sanity. The meat industry is just ugly. And the people who deride vegetarians are just assholes.

I don't have a problem with hunting per se, although it does seem that too many are duck-heads. When a hunter kills for food - and makes sure of the kill - that's fine.

Maybe I should move to Hawaii, and for meat, eat only feral pigs that I kill myself. Help the environment, don't subsidize the meat industry (except through taxes and policy on public lands, of which there's too much), and eat all the pork chops I can catch.

Re:a golden can of an animal raised in misery (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11001738)

Go fuck yourself, veggie faggot.

Re:a golden can of an animal raised in misery (1)

Whumpsnatz (451594) | more than 9 years ago | (#11002040)

Fuck off, yourself, meathead. I can't speak for the original poster, but for myself, I'll gladly kick the ass of any dipshit like you that thinks I can be pushed around simply because I don't eat meat. (How much "eating meat" have you done lately?).

Think vegetarians are pansies? Go kiss a bull.

Re:a golden can of an animal raised in misery (1, Funny)

WCMI92 (592436) | more than 9 years ago | (#11001871)

I am all for the eating of tasty animals. Thanks to your post, I'm going to have me a nice medium rare steak today.

Re:a golden can of an animal raised in misery (1)

Anonymous Writer (746272) | more than 9 years ago | (#11002007)

It's always bothered me how few people in the tech community are clued into the cruelties associated with factory farming.

I've been waiting for the day that lab grown steaks [newscientist.com] become commonplace. If it could be a more practical and economical way of producing meat then I'm sure companies wouldn't have a problem using it in place of factory farming. I have to admit pleading ignorance and being in deliberate denial of how meat ends up on my plate, because part of me knows that it involves a gruesome process that I couldn't handle doing myself. That wouldn't be the case if it was grown in a lab.

Re:a golden can of an animal raised in misery (2, Interesting)

Blakey Rat (99501) | more than 9 years ago | (#11002034)

Ooo, he links to Peta.

Let's all go naked, cover ourselves in pig blood, and stand outside department stores looking for people wearing fur so we can rub the blood all over them. Then we can put up a huge billboard with a picture of a cooked human baby and a happy family eating it, making sure that it's so disgusting it'll cause traffic accidents.

Get a grip, man, PETA is a joke. The more THEY say eating meat is bad, the more meat I will eat. That's a huge virtual middle finger to you.

Remember what Maddox says:

http://maddox.xmission.com/c.cgi?u=sponsor [xmission.com]

For every animal you don't eat, I'll eat three.

Eat ME (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11002100)

Vegans are whackjobs. BUT, they -do- taste like CHIKKEN!

Re:a golden can of an animal raised in misery (1)

Feral Bueller (615138) | more than 9 years ago | (#11002809)

You should watch Penn and Teller's "Bullshit".

Season 2, Episode 1.

All about peta.

You'll shut the fuck up when you realize what a bunch of hypocrital, eco-terrorist shitbags they are.

But thanks for the off-topic faggotry, and reminding me why I hate (other) vegetarians.

More Info.. (5, Funny)

stonedyak (267348) | more than 9 years ago | (#11001878)

Each winner will receive not just one can of spam, but 100 a day, for the rest of their life, delivered to their front door.

We interviewed one lucky winner, Mr. Smith. He said he'd never heard of this promotion and hadn't even bought a ticket for the musical. "Please just stop sending me this stuff, I can't even get in my house anymore!", he pleaded.

Hormel, in a statement, replied, "Although Mr. Smith did not actually buy a ticket, he did purchase a can of spam in 1972, thus establishing a business relationship with us. If he no longer wishes to receive his prize winnings, he may send us a letter at '123 Unsubscribe Avenue, Springfield, The World, The Universe'"

What's in the can? (1)

anon*127.0.0.1 (637224) | more than 9 years ago | (#11002057)

I wonder what Hormel is going to put in those cans? Sure, they could just put in some processed meat, but they don't really have to. In todays "collectors edition Ebay oooh that's gonna be worth a lot of money someday" society, none of those cans is ever going to be opened.

Not rare, man... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11002373)

They're going to be selling the things in supermarkets too. So it's not like it'll be uber-rare or anything.

Re:Not rare, man... (1)

anon*127.0.0.1 (637224) | more than 9 years ago | (#11002520)

It doesn't have to be uber rare. All it has to do is look a little different and be labeled "Collectors Edition".

The Origins of Spam (1)

spencerogden (49254) | more than 9 years ago | (#11002465)

Here's the script of the origional Spam sketch on Monty Python's Flying Circus:

The Spam Sketch [uibk.ac.at]

I believe it was out of this sketch that spam came to mean something there was plenty of, but you didn't want...

Ruby is better (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11002592)

I saw Monty Ruby's Spamalot the other day and, let me tell you, it was far superior to Monty Python's Spamalot. Don't believe those people who think that they are nearly identical musicals; I find the ruby version to be SOOO much more elegant.
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