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by Sven Triloqvist on Sun Apr 11th, 2010 at 03:52:33 PM EST
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Aaah the old Fray Bentos tins - but given a choice between bully beef and spam, I'd probably have to go with the gelatinized beef.

You can't be me, I'm taken
by Sven Triloqvist on Sun Apr 11th, 2010 at 03:56:17 PM EST
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ah, no. I'm a spam girl

keep to the Fen Causeway
by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Sun Apr 11th, 2010 at 03:59:32 PM EST
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You should take a holiday in Austin, Minnesota ;-)

You can't be me, I'm taken
by Sven Triloqvist on Sun Apr 11th, 2010 at 04:13:21 PM EST
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Huh ?

keep to the Fen Causeway
by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Sun Apr 11th, 2010 at 04:14:38 PM EST
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That's where they manufacture the spam.

you are the media you consume.

by MillMan (millguy at gmail) on Sun Apr 11th, 2010 at 04:16:49 PM EST
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Afraid it's worse than merely making the stuff.

SPAM Museum

Hormel, which makes SPAM (and 3,000 other food-like products) is headquartered in Austin. In 1991 it opened a small storefront company museum in a local mall. But its visitors mostly cared about SPAM. The company quickly rechristened it the SPAM Museum, but the public wanted more. So in 2002 Hormel opened an expansive new SPAM-centric museum in its own custom building, right across the street from the meat plant. If you want to fully savor American cuisine, you should visit the New World of Coca-Cola, the McDonald's Museum, and here.

I rise to present a strong objection to their statement "to fully savor American cuisine, you should visit the New World of Coca-Cola, the McDonald's Museum, and here."  That list is to American cuisine as a block of marble is to a Rodin sculpture.

 

She believed in nothing; only her skepticism kept her from being an atheist. -- Jean-Paul Sartre

by ATinNM on Sun Apr 11th, 2010 at 04:26:01 PM EST
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Somebody had to



keep to the Fen Causeway

by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Sun Apr 11th, 2010 at 04:29:13 PM EST
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scary.

you are the media you consume.

by MillMan (millguy at gmail) on Sun Apr 11th, 2010 at 04:31:23 PM EST
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But, but... A block of marble could conceivably have been turned into a Rodin sculpture, had Rodin so wished.
Could Coke, McDonald's and Spam????

"It is not necessary to have hope in order to persevere."
by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Sun Apr 11th, 2010 at 05:03:53 PM EST
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Sounds like a test, make a cultural artefact from the following ingredients ...

keep to the Fen Causeway
by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Sun Apr 11th, 2010 at 05:19:10 PM EST
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I confess that question never crossed my mind.

:-)


She believed in nothing; only her skepticism kept her from being an atheist. -- Jean-Paul Sartre

by ATinNM on Sun Apr 11th, 2010 at 05:26:14 PM EST
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ATinNM:
as a block of marble

more like a lump of greasy ferrocement...

'The history of public debt is full of irony. It rarely follows our ideas of order and justice.' Thomas Piketty

by melo (melometa4(at)gmail.com) on Sun Apr 11th, 2010 at 08:10:38 PM EST
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If I weren't vegetarian I might consider something more exotic.

by ThatBritGuy (thatbritguy (at) googlemail.com) on Sun Apr 11th, 2010 at 05:56:24 PM EST
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Who eats this glittery shit?
by In Wales (inwales aaat eurotrib.com) on Mon Apr 12th, 2010 at 03:54:06 PM EST
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And while you're there, be sure to check out St. Paul, Texas. ;-)
by sgr2 on Sun Apr 11th, 2010 at 04:53:52 PM EST
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I find cooked corned beef to be too salty. I don't know why the salt is suppressed when cold, but once it's hot I can't eat it.

keep to the Fen Causeway
by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Sun Apr 11th, 2010 at 03:59:10 PM EST
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Are you talking about this horrid thing that they serve in school cafeterias, dorms and camps called 'Train Wreck'?  Served on toast, salty, thin slices of beef that comes out of a jar, maybe a gelatinous gravy on top?   We had name for it in college that I probably should even mention here....

Our corn beef is wonderful!  But you have to soak it in water for a couple of hours before cooking to get out the excess salt.  

Himself is being treated to corn beef hash for supper.  He's ecstatic  :)

by ElaineinNM on Sun Apr 11th, 2010 at 07:31:15 PM EST
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something on a shingle?

'The history of public debt is full of irony. It rarely follows our ideas of order and justice.' Thomas Piketty
by melo (melometa4(at)gmail.com) on Sun Apr 11th, 2010 at 08:11:19 PM EST
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