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SRB
06-03-2003, 08:39 PM
What is the connection with the people of Guam and.... Spam? They love it. Clearly something happened to cause this. Can anyone explain it? Thank you so much!!!

DrFidelius
06-03-2003, 08:45 PM
What's not to like about Spam?

SRB
06-03-2003, 08:54 PM
Uh......ok. It's just that the Guamanians (or is that Guamians?) have such a fondness for it, I wondered how that happened. I know there are military bases there, and wondered if they got stuck with a lot of it or something. Sort of a "when you have lemons, make lemonade" kind of thing, maybe?

Fear Itself
06-03-2003, 09:01 PM
Hawaiians like SpamŽ a lot too!! (http://www.jsonline.com/entree/cooking/aug01/spam05080201.asp)According to Hormel, Hawaii consumes the most Spam luncheon meat per capita, with residents eating a whopping 5.3 cans of Spam per person last year.

Earthling
06-03-2003, 09:20 PM
The Master says (http://www.straightdope.com/classics/a5_229.html):The popularity of Spam among Pacific islanders can be readily explained by the scarcity and expense of other types of meat and the lack or unreliability of refrigeration. Fresh meat is stored primarily in a self-propelled biounit known as a pig, which is only slaughtered for major occasions. If you're looking for a spicy bit to have with your breadfruit you can't beat the convenience of Spam.

DrFidelius
06-03-2003, 09:21 PM
Cecil did an article about Spam, islanders, and whether it reminds them of their cannibalistic past. Pretty recently, too (last six months to a year or so). I would link to it if I could find it.

SRB
06-03-2003, 09:26 PM
Fear Itself:
OMG...it's spreading! Soon it'll be headed OUR way!!! Run!!!

Earthling, thank you!! How very interesting!

Dr. Fidelius, thank you so much! I'll look for that!!!

SRB
06-03-2003, 09:26 PM
Fear Itself:
OMG...it's spreading! Soon it'll be headed OUR way!!! Run!!!

Earthling, thank you!! How very interesting!

Dr. Fidelius, thank you so much! I'll look for that!!!

SRB
06-03-2003, 09:29 PM
Aiiiiiiiiiieee, sorry, I don't know how I managed to post that twice. Can I delete one somehow?

DrFidelius
06-03-2003, 09:36 PM
Earthling linked to the article. The show-off...

SRB
06-03-2003, 09:49 PM
And I thank him and all of you...very much!!! You're the best!!!