We Eat Ham, And Jam And Spam A Lot

Scratch that.

We do eat ham and jam.

But NEVER Spam.

Ick. Ick. Ick.

That title is the line from "Monty Python and The Holy Grail" movie that inspired "Spamalot". Even though I've been a MP fan since the 70's, I still will not eat Spam. Not even if they sing about it.

I may receive Spam.

I may delete Spam.

Spam










But I will not EAT Spam.

Someone must.... because THIS is a Lot Of Spam:

A LOT of Spam
THIS is A Spam-A-Lot Spam:

A Spam A Lot Spam

Spam MuseumBut THIS!

Now THIS is SPAM Nirvana!!!
(as the brochure states)

How the heck did we miss out visiting one of Minnesota's biggest attractions while we were there last week?


Instead of depositing large chunks of moola at the Mall of America or losing our lunch on the rollercoasters at Valley Fair, we COULD have gone to Austin to see


THE SPAM MUSEUM!!!!


Crap! Crap! Crap!


Perhaps it was the numerous few Mojitos we had partaken of, but when we saw this flyer in the hotel lobby on our last night of vacation, daughter and I were just rolling on the beds in fits of laughter reading this.... so hard we were crying trying to figure out if this was an actual place or just a joke.

It was real alright.

Spam pamphlet
Dammit! As we perused the pamphlet looking for directions to Austin, I discovered we ALSO missed out seeing "The World's Largest Stack of Empty Oil Cans" in North Dakota!!


Now we're going to have to return JUST to hit these world-famous tourist attractions.

Then again. Maybe not.

26 People would rather be commenting:

Ashley said...

do you think they have vintage spam at that museum? kinda like visiting a winery, maybe you could taste different varieties of spam that have aged different numbers of years to appreciate the effects of age on the finest potted meat-like product on the market?
that would be fun though, to go do all those ridiculously cheesy "attractions" as the focus of your vacation. i always wanted to stop at those "mystery spots" where they claim that the laws of physics no longer apply and cars roll up hills in neutral and the magnetic poles are reversed and other ridiculous things. did you at least stop and take a pic on paul bunyan's lap?

Babs (Beetle) said...

Ha ha ha! It's rather fitting that 'Spam won the war' because it is something people in the UK ate quite often after the war. It made a very cheap meal, with potatoes and peas - even spam fritters.

I can't believe that people would still eat it - and through choice!

Vegas Princess said...

I am still holding on to my dream of seeing the World's Largets Ball Of Twine. I think it is in Iowa or something...

Never eaten SPAM and never will after someone told me it tastes like human. And then I read that in a book that had cannibals in it (don't ask) and they said that too. SO no SPAM for me. Loved the show SPAMalot! though.

Ed (zoesdad) said...

Haven't had spam since college-- over 20 years ago. It was all I could afford back then.

Ann(ie) said...

haaaaaaaaaaa! You could come to Winlock WA to see the world's largest egg!! BIG.FUN. ;)

mr zig said...

you know, I've never actually had spam! I think I'll go buy some, just so I can say I tried it! (I might even blog - or vlog about it!)

JoJo said...

Some people really love their Spam. They tried to serve it to us in elementary school and when every tray went back w/ the Spam still on it, they abandoned the idea.

Winlock has the world's biggest egg? I heard Moses Lake is going to have the world's biggest lava lamp too.

Jonny's Mommy said...

OK..no way. Is this where all our hard earned money goes? Because you know the federal government had something to do with that dang museum. Either that or the poor people in that town have had to endure fundraisers to "save the hall of spam."

Ugh..whatever!

Funny, funny post. Disturbing, but funny!

Maureen said...

Ashley: Oi. Vintage Spam? The only thing worse than "fresh" Spam...and no, we missed out on Paul Bunyan as well. We were too busy hitting the malls, thanks to you-know-who.

Babs: I know! Unless I was starving (well, maybe not even then) they have to force me to eat it.


Vegas Princess: Reminds me of the Friends episode where Joey and Phoebe are planning their trip out west dependent upon which cheezy attraction they wanted to see...

Lucky you; I would love to see Spamalot!

Ed: Yuck. I would rather take bread and water than "mystery meat".

Ann(ie): No Way! The World's Largest Egg? Do they also have the World's Largest Chicken who laid it????

Mr Zig: Well, let me know if you do; but no gross photos, please...

JoJo: Lava Lamp??? Shouldn't Moses Lake have the World's Largest Parting of the Water???

Jonny's Mommy: Har! I wonder if that town has the largest per-capita consumption of Spam in the world...hmmmmm.

Jay said...

One of the enduring memories I have of my school days is being served Spam fritters for lunch. Ugh. HORRIBLE, greasy, nasty, slightly sweet-tasting meat!!

If that's what human tastes like, I don't want any! LOL!

VE said...

I once sold an old oil can I found for $110 on ebay. Perhaps you should go back to that oil can stack and grab a few. They'll never notice...

Jill/Twipply Skwood said...

Can't believe we missed that while we were in Austin! Oh well...next time...

Momo Fali said...

I'm telling you...one of these days (maybe after I hit the lottery) I'm going to rent an RV and see the fine things this country has to offer. Things like oil cans and SPAM.

And for the record, SPAM's not half bad.

Maureen said...

Jay: Spam "fritters"??? How could they make Spam even worse? Oh yeah. Deep fry it. Yikes!

VE: Oh sure. Tell me now....

Jill: Remember, that's Austin Minnesota, not Austin Texas.

Maureen said...

Momo: I'll just bet there is a site on the net that charts all the cheezy tourist attractions one could waste, er travel to...

Bee said...

Wow! I'm amazed there is so much info on spam!

What disturbs me about spam email is their obsession to make me buy a penile implant. It makes me question myself. Do I look like a man? Am I grwoing facial hair?

toners said...

Wow!! Need to add that to the "things to do before I die" list :) Yikes! Just the phrase "Spam Nirvana" had me LOL! :)

Diesel said...

Didn't SPAM originally stand for spiced ham or something? Whatever, it's nasty.

lotus07 said...

Spam is an aquired taste, that is directly proportionate to how hungry you are. After trekking through the wilderness for 3 days with not food. Spam is delicious, otherwise, maybe not.

Jo Beaufoix said...

Oh you really have to go back. I mean, if you don't you'll forever feel there is a little something missing. Sighhh. I want to come too. :(

Maureen said...

Bee: Amazed AND disgusted at the same time… Now we know why that crap is called Spam mail; stuff that should be just chucked in the garbage bin.

Toners: Well, if you add it to your list, make it the last entry. For you shall surely die afterwards… ;)

Diesel: I think you may be right. And agreed on the Nasty. Vile stuff indeed.

Lotus07: Acquired taste? Not for this tongue. I would rather try tree bark.

Jo: Well, come on by and we shall go together then. But we’ll need a whole truckload of Mojitos and a chauffeur to make it bearable…

Pand0ra Wilde said...

OMG I have to find the Spamalot can! Can you tell me where you got the pic so I can shag a few down? In my crowd they'll make awesome Christmas presents.

Maureen said...

Pand0ra: Try here:

http://www.spamalotshop.com/accspam.htm

or eBay... they were "Limited Edition", so be prepared to pay more!

Gag. I do hope your family and friends forgive you.... ;)

LadyBanana said...

I've eaten Spam, but I don't really like it - too fatty :(

Janet said...

Dang! Well, it's one more reason to go back.

Once we went to watch the judging of the Spam cooking contest at the state fair. Interesting creations...no way would I ever eat them! DD won a Spam apron that day, which we still proudly wear. :-)

JD at I Do Things said...

I still have nightmares about being forced to eat Spam as a child. I wonder if it would be as famous if it had a different name. There's just something about "SPAM" that's hilarious. There are plenty of other gross food products that don't have a museum.

JD at I Do Things

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