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Syrinx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 12:20 AM
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Ever eat "potted meat?"
I did when I was little. It actually tastes pretty good, but the trouble starts when you read the ingredients. It includes "hearts." Yuck.
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ewagner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 12:21 AM
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1. its not something I'm proud of...
when I was young and pretty stupid..........
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rwenos Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 12:23 AM
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2. Spam, Spam, Spam, Spam
I don't want anythin' with spam in it!

Well, we don't serve nothin' but spam!

There's a WAR ON, don't ya know.

[segue to "I'm a Lumberjack and I'm okay . . . "
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LoZoccolo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 12:32 AM
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7. What are you talking about?
I LOVE Spam!

I'm serious!

Fried Spam with a little Tabasco on it...mmmm...

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FDRrocks Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 12:44 AM
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15. I have to, sorry!
Spam, by Save Ferris


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



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



S-P-A-M
Don't you know it's my best friend
S-P-A-M
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
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ronzo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 12:48 AM
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17. When you can make a Save Ferris reference... go for it. n/t
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DoNotRefill Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 02:21 AM
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24. If you're easily offended please don't read this....Naughty Spam Haiku...
"Spam as a sex toy:
Soft, safe, self-lubricating.
Afterwards, warm lunch."

This was found on the Spam Haiku website...I didn't write it, but it REALLY made me laugh.
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spinbaby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 09:25 AM
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32. There's a Spam Haiku web site?
Please share.
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DoNotRefill Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 11:20 AM
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35. Your wish is my command...
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DoNotRefill Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 11:41 AM
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39. btw, here's some fun ones:
"Bosnian Muslims
IFOR stupidly feeds SPAM
Jihad soon erupts" --Wiggy

"My tongue was worn out
Used SPAM for cunnilingus
She came forever" --Wiggy

"SPAM art is enriched
By freedom of expression,
But, Jesus, Wiggy!!" --Anonymous

"Really have to pee..
No toilette paper: theres spam..
got yeast infection." --SPAM Goddess

"Wriggling Pink God,
Fills my body, mind and soul,
I am one with Spam." --Kanohoaloha

"Three Wise men gave gifts
Gold and Frankincense and SPAM
one was not so wise" --Dave Slade

"Wind key to unleash
Hidden world of potted meat.
Do not taunt the loaf." --Lamoille County 40-oz. Club

"like a newborn child
spam emerges from a tin
making sucking noise" --mcnordon

"Fighting in Iraq.
Free people, destroy regime.
Bush just wants more SPAM!" --Steve Q. Broadwell

"How sad the past is
women oppressed, sex a sin
and spam a cold treat" --tommyturntables

"A Star Wars wedding.
Padm's first meal for Annie?
Naboo SPAM kabobs." --Karellen
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playahata1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 09:04 AM
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29. Did you see the "Spam Cook-Off" on the Food Network?
n/t
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ronzo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 12:24 AM
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3. Never did...
Had my share of vienna sausages when I was younger, same crappy ingredients I think.
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imax2268 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 12:26 AM
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4. no...but...
I had some Underwood chicken spread last night...wasn't so bad...
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ronzo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 12:29 AM
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5. that's another good gas station cuisine item...
sardines anyone?
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Syrinx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 12:33 AM
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8. there's a can of that in my cupboard now
I don't remember where it came from, but I almost ate it Saturday.
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Syrinx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 12:37 AM
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11. I don't think viennas have "hearts"
So you're cool. ;)
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ronzo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 01:16 AM
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20. You ever try to catch those little bastards? n/t
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FDRrocks Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 12:43 AM
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14. Delete
Edited on Tue Oct-07-03 12:44 AM by FDRrocks
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Kellanved Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 07:12 AM
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27. Vienna ("Wiener") can contain practically everything
They were originally created by a Frankfurter in Vienna; that's why the protected name "Frankfurter" is sometimes used for Vienna sausages in Austria.
While original Frankfurter are 100% pork filet, Vienna Frankfurter or Vienna sausages are allowed to contain almost any type of meat. And that's "real" Vienna sausages - I can't say what may be in generic viennas.
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Rocinante Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 12:30 AM
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6. You guys ought to
Edited on Tue Oct-07-03 12:31 AM by gore42004
try souse. Aka head cheese. Now that's gross. Don't get me started about chitlins.
(sp)
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ronzo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 12:34 AM
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10. I saw a news piece on the manufacturing of "head cheese"
you really don't want to know...
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Syrinx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 12:39 AM
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12. I hear my late grand-dad like souse meat
But I've never had it. Isn't it like stomach muscle?

Someone on DU was promoting it as a snack a few months ago, but I don't remember who.
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Rocinante Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 12:43 AM
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13. My wife's Grandma
Edited on Tue Oct-07-03 12:44 AM by gore42004
used to make it. I tried it once to not hurt her feelings. It's made from scraping the stuff from a hog's head. Pretty rough.
(sp)
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Syrinx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 12:51 AM
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18. damn that's pretty nasty
you mean brain material and stuff?

I had pork brains before. A long time ago, like 15 years ago, me and a friend got real drunk, and we thought it would be funny to go buy the most disgusting thing at the store for supper. We got pork brains and put them in some scrambled eggs. I think we enjoyed them but only because we were drunk and hungry.
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Rocinante Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 12:59 AM
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19. Not sure about the brain
but I think that's saved for a delicacy.
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ronzo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 12:45 AM
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16. you asked for it....
I know the term "head cheese" is a fair description. Pig heads... and skin. Big pot... *urp*

Of course, as long as we're talkin' roadside vittles...
Pork Rinds! what's up with that?

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scarlet_owl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 12:34 AM
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9. My husband loves potted meat.
It reminds him of his childhood.
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dutchdemocrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 01:31 AM
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21. Visual Spam....










Though I post this in jest - I don't touch the stuff. I do, however, understand it fed a lot of allied soldiers in WW2 - it was a staple, and an important nutrient to the lads on the front lines. So I will give it that much.
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Jeff in Cincinnati Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 06:45 AM
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26. SPAM Lite
Always cracks me up. You think folks who are eating SPAM really care if it's "Lite" or not?
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DieboldMustDie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 01:55 AM
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22. Scrapple!
Do you really want to eat something whose name begins with "scrap."
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Paragon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 02:06 AM
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23. "Mm hmm"
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Buns_of_Fire Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 05:59 AM
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25. Is "Underwood Deviled Ham" considered potted meat?
If so, yes, I've had it many many times. Not too bad on a sammich, with lots of mustard and a glass of Zinfandel (in my special Hamburglar glass) to wash it down with. The trick is to NEVER NEVER EVER read the ingredients list on cans of food, especially things containing meat. Trust me. You don't want to know.
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OldSoldier Donating Member (982 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 09:16 AM
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31. It's potted meat
And quite tasty too. Good pogy bait--just liberate a few slices of bread from the mess tent, whip up a few deviled ham sandwiches, and you'll think you're in garrison.
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ScreamingMeemie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 09:00 AM
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28. "Mechanically separated chicken" Honest it says that on the can and my
husband loves the stuff on saltines. I buy it in bulk at Big Lots for him at $.33 a can.

:puke:
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OldSoldier Donating Member (982 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 09:09 AM
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30. What's wrong with eating hearts?
It's just meat.

Okay, hearts are really only good as fish food for large cichlids, but some people eat 'em and they're fine. My dad loves elk heart.
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cmd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 09:26 AM
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33. I used to love the stuff when I was a kid
Now I have a hard time reading this thread. My tummy is roiling. EWWW!
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HarukaTheTrophyWife Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 10:58 AM
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34. No, but I made a movie about it
On a late night Shoprite run in HS, my friends and I discovered potted meat food product. We wound up making a movie on it....went to the one corporation that made it (we were yelled at by a woman with a German accent), had a kid eat it choreographed to music, interviewed kids at school about it (had the valedictorian on tape saying she'd eat it...lost some respect for her after that), etc. I need to edit another copy of it, the good copy was taken by my friend's Korean roommate last year when he moved back to Korea. No wonder they think Americans are dumb.

Anyway, we also made this website http://pottedmeat1.tripod.com
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Seneca Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 11:22 AM
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36. not lately
When I grew meat in pots, I couldn't keep them watered enough, so I went back to buying it in styrofoam and plastic containers. :-)
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MrBenchley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 11:22 AM
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37. What is life without Plumtree's Potted Meat?
Incomplete. With it an abode of bliss.

That's Leopold Bloom's ad from Ulysses....I've had potted meat. Like scrapple, it's one of those things better reminisced about than eaten.
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Blue-Jay Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 11:26 AM
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38. I used to enjoy those "Firecracker" sausage-thingies
that you find at gas stations. Then I read the ingredients. I actually didn't mind the "mechanically seperated chicken". What got me was "beef lips". GAH! I don't want to know that I'm eating lips.
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