Discussion in 'South Bend, IN' started by Xmaveric, Jul 29, 2001.
Wow...somebody already voted.
(I've been hanging out with Miss Piggy lately)
I figured. Only a few of us late-nighters around
Speaking of SPAM:
1937: SPAM is born! The first can os SPAM rolls off the production line. Originally called HORMEL Spiced Ham, the company holds a contest to create a name as distinctive as the taste. By combining the "sp" from spiced with the "am" from ham, the winner comes up with SPAM. Top Prize: $100
1945: SPAM saves Russia. That is, it feeds Russian soldiers during World War II, according to Nikita Khrushchev in his book. Meanwhile, former British Prim Minister Margaret Thatcher calls SPAM a "war-time delicacy." (What was she thinking?)
1955-1957: SPAM goes global baby. Hormel establishes agreements for the manufacture of SPAM Luncheon Meat with companies in Ireland, Canada, England, and Venezuela.
1959: One billionth can of SPAM sold! Why, if you laid all those cans end to end, they'd circle the globe 2-1/2 times.
1959: Hawaii joins the union. SPAM finds inself at the center of many a celebration. Why? Because Hawaiians eat more SPAM per person than any other state in the union.
1968: Hormel buys a hydrostatic cooker to keep up with the incredible demand for SPAM. The huge device requires only one operator and makes 350 SPAM cans per minute. On a smaller note, Hormel introduces the 7-ouce can of SPAM.
1962: John Glenn, aboard Friendship VII, is the first American to orbit the Earth. Meanwhile, SPAM is in orbit too. Almost two billion cans have been sold-enough cans to circle the world five times over.
1969: SPAM in the Land Down Under. A joint venture to market SPAM in Australia gets under way.
1970: SPAM makes its TV debut in a sketch by the classic comedy troupe from England, Monty Pythons's Flying Cirucs. Monty's The Green Midgets Cafe server egg and SPAM; egg, bacon and SPAM; egg, bacon, sausage, and SPAM...well, you get the idea.
1971: Hormel introduces Smoked SPAM.
1980: Three billionth can of SPAM sold.
1986: Four billionth can of SPAM sold.
1987: SPAM celebrates its' 50th birthday.
1992: SPAM Lite, SPAM Less Sodium, SPAM Smoke Flavorded, and good old SPAM is Hormels lineup.
1998: The SPAM can changes, featuring a new gold can, and poly film label with a photo of the delicious SPAMBURGER.
1998: www.spam.com is born.
You forgot to mention that this year Spam officially changed it's name to SPAM. This was to avoid confusion with unsolicited e-mail.
Ya know - I really don't like that font.
You asked for honesty.....you got it.
Well...thank you! I'll see if there is a better font in my collection.
:shrugs: I like the font...
The font looks like gang graffiti.
That's, um...actually the name of it. Really!
Hmm...It seems that the Chicago Force.org server is down. That is where our banner graphics are stored, so until it is back up, we won't be able to view the banner
Ok, I'm glad you posted that, I was gettin a little worried that I was only seeing black. I thought I was more insane than normal.
KNNOS! Have you returned to us?
It seems the dishonerable wookie has returned....
Well, the ChicagoFarce server is back in operation, and thus our banner is back!
Click refresh for the new banner!
Is this banner for the pilots amoung us?
No, it's just a banner. I just felt like messing with it. I got sick of that curve, so I angled it off a bit.
Jeff, I decided to veto your suggestion to change the font. I just can't find one that I like better. This one just has the "pazzaz" that I'm looking for.
And now we've got Padme. All is well.