SPAM ! © It's not just in your e-mail |
now it's on your STREET !
Last year marked the 65th anniversary of the Oscar Mayer WIENERMOBILE.Shaped from a trolley car chassis, the SPAMMOBILE is the world's first SPAM can on wheels.
Since it made its debut in 1936, the WIENERMOBILE has been a familiar sight on the hot dog highways of North America, bringing family fun to millions.
Now riding on the wheels of its success Hormel has introduced it's own funny car.
Built in Fresno, California, the SPAMMOBILE is a full-service mobile kitchen that prepares thousands of free SPAMBURGER Hamburger samples at popular events across the country.
The driver and a small crew of highly trained SPAMbassadors deliver sample-size SPAMBURGER Hamburgers directly from the vehicle. The crew also provides information about the company's products, including the fact that Spam now comes in low-sodium, Spam turkey and smoke-flavour.
Since 1937, more than 6 billion cans of SPAMŪ luncheon meat have made their way to the North American dinner table.
The brand has its own Web site, www.spam.com; its own fan club; its own direct order mail catalog; a place in the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of Natural History, as well as the Library of Congress.
It recently moved into a new 16,000 square-foot SPAM ™ MUSEUM that opened in 2001.
The greatly expanded museum area has interactive video screens and kiosks as well as history walks with exhibits and displays that follow the company's progression from its founding in 1891.
A state-of-the-art auditorium, accommodating 100 people, is designed to allow for corporate video presentations to visiting tour bus groups who will also have the option of enjoying specially prepared SPAMBURGERŪ hamburgers or other SPAMŪ luncheon meat specialties in an adjacent diner area.
Another interesting fact about the pork shoulder and spiced ham canned confection is that Hawaiians eat more SPAM per person than any people in any other state.
What will a Hawaiian pizza become? Spam and pineapple?! Is there a danger of our beloved Canadian back bacon being replaced with Spam? I hope not!
What amazes me is how something so repulsive becomes so popular? Then again that explains Roseanne Barr's popularity. On a side note: when she got all that plastic surgery done to make herself look better and became a pleasant talk show host her career plummeted. Go figure.
I've never been a big fan of processed food (except Tex Mex Cheese Whiz) and Spam would definitely be along side it's brother SPORK as being one of my least favourite things to eat. Anyway you slice it, cut it, or dice it, it's still this jelly covered unwanted leftover remains of a pig. I've abused my stomach enough throughout the years to put it through any unnecessary pain.
So disagree with me if you want too, but I still think there's a reason that any email that is sent to individuals that is unsolicited and/or unwanted is labeled as Spam.
One last thought. If the Spammobile hands out Spamburgers, and the Oscar Mayer Weinermobile hands out hot dogs, what does the Batmobile hand out? Yuck!