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Google and Spam

2006-02-10 03:45:59.732881+00 by ebradway 6 comments

My Spam folder in my Gmail account was approaching 1000 items, so I decided to clean it up. The interface, by default, only lets you select the number of emails displayed (50) before deleting. I noticed that Gmail was giving me related advertisements each time:

Vineyard Spam Salad - Combine grapes, spam, peapods and onions in large bowl
Ginger Spam Salad - Serves 1, refrigerate overnight
Spam Skillet Casserole - Broil until golden


[ related topics: Spam Food Monty Python ]

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#Comment Re: Flutterby! made: 2006-02-10 15:07:37.737683+00 by: Milt Capps

Dan, I just Goombled over Flutterby! Very interesting. What would you say today, 8 years on, about its evolution and current positioning, audience, etc.? I'd like to include this in my tech news summary: http://www.cappscom.net/news.php?viewStory=5 Also, may I have an offline email address? Many thanks, Chrs, Milt Capps milt@cappscom.net

#Comment Re: made: 2006-02-10 17:48:22.908313+00 by: Diane Reese

I was fascinated when we visited Hawaii last April at how popular Spam was there as a breakfast (or lunch) meat. You could have bacon, sausage, ham, or Spam with your eggs at most places.

My brother and I indulged. It reminded us of our childhood. (And Charlie did bring back one of these from a visit to NYC last spring...)

#Comment Re: made: 2006-02-10 18:09:52.375457+00 by: Dan Lyke

Wow! Charlene would never let me display one of those in the house, and I'm trying to not do the "that could be really valuable some day" collector thing, but that's beautiful. And I'm glad that Hormel has the sense of humor to do such a thing, but poking around the SPAM website (go with audio turned on...) shows that... well... I did not know that there was a SPAM museum and a SPAM mobile.

#Comment Re: made: 2006-02-10 19:23:27.098671+00 by: meuon

I need to add, having had some genuine edible SPAM lately, they have improved it.. no more "mystery jelly" and it tastes metter.I like spam and eggs.. the spam needs to be just a little crispy, and some ketchup and tobasco helps.

#Comment Re: made: 2006-02-10 19:32:07.724843+00 by: Dan Lyke

Perhaps, but back to that recent nutrition thread, I have an irrational desire to only eat things that I've got a chance of identifying the origin of.

#Comment Re: made: 2006-02-10 22:55:40.379959+00 by: Nancy

Dan, Dan, Dan...everybody KNOWS it comes from a spaminal. Now eat up!