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Posted: 9/26/2005 8:06:41 PM EDT
I know this has been asked before here, but I never paid attention to the posts.

Why does SPAM exist? Everyone hates the invasivness, and all the spammers offer is dump-trucks full of hot air in exchange for your cold cash.

Seems like it would only last until the first loser spammer got ZERO returns on his $400 "investment."

Or does spam only exist to draw more spammers into what amounts to a fake industry that self-perpetuates?
Link Posted: 9/26/2005 8:07:28 PM EDT
Sadly, yes. There's a dupe born every femtosecond.
Link Posted: 9/26/2005 8:11:30 PM EDT
Spam has been around for many years. While most don't like it, there are a few people who find it useful and in fact, downright handy.

While most consider it a "last ditch" means, many in Hawaii actually live on the stuff.

Myself, I consider it the "last day of camping" item. Regular Spam is great to fry with eggs for a breakfast/brunch.
Link Posted: 9/26/2005 8:12:37 PM EDT
It works enough for people to keep using it.
Link Posted: 9/26/2005 8:15:27 PM EDT
I like it.

Link Posted: 9/26/2005 8:49:27 PM EDT
Mine didn't get any bigger.
Link Posted: 9/26/2005 8:51:31 PM EDT
If you slice it thin and fry it crispy in butter it tastes ok.
Link Posted: 9/26/2005 8:54:43 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/26/2005 8:54:59 PM EDT
I like two thick chilled slices on wheat bread with American cheeze, mayo and mustard.
Link Posted: 9/26/2005 8:54:59 PM EDT
there is even turkey & low fat SPAM now
Link Posted: 9/26/2005 8:55:49 PM EDT
It's a $2 BILLION a year buisness..... So yes, it works.
Link Posted: 9/26/2005 8:56:06 PM EDT
I like the low sodium SPAM
Link Posted: 9/26/2005 8:56:27 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Schulze:
Sadly, yes. There's a dupe born every femtosecond.

I read this and immediately thought "dupe thread". I've been on ARFCOM too long...
Link Posted: 9/26/2005 9:00:47 PM EDT
I lived in hawaii for a few years. When you see what they must pay for groceries there you begin to understand why SPAM is an island favorite! Pineapple is also very inexpensive in the islands.
Link Posted: 9/26/2005 9:07:18 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/26/2005 9:07:54 PM EDT
Turkey Spam smells exactly like the old C-Ration turkey...or maybe it was chicken...anyway it smells the same ,and brings back teenage memories of climbing mountains in the Canal Zone...and being so hungry that C-Rats tasted great!!!
Link Posted: 9/26/2005 9:08:32 PM EDT
I've got the Python Spam skit song running in my head now......AARRGGH

Link Posted: 9/26/2005 9:09:13 PM EDT
The computer Spam smells different though..
Link Posted: 9/26/2005 9:16:57 PM EDT

Originally Posted By andrew:
The computer Spam smells different though..

Yeah, smells like... failure.
Link Posted: 9/26/2005 9:20:59 PM EDT
Spammers make obscene amounts of money. $50,000 a month is a small-timer.
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