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(Daily Mail)   Spam heists on the rise in Hawaii, feeding growing black market. Viking mob involvement rumored   ( dailymail.co.uk) divider line
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2017-10-19 08:29:08 PM  
Don't look at me.

I don't like Spam™
 
2017-10-19 09:40:02 PM  
The funny/cool/awesome thing is, ever look at a can of Spam lately?  Hormel has been using a little Viking as an image on the can.

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Proof that the world can be awesome sometimes.
 
2017-10-19 09:41:13 PM  

RJReves: Don't look at me.

I don't like Spam™


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2017-10-19 09:45:17 PM  
I hope they're stealing it to throw it in the goddamn ocean.
 
2017-10-19 09:48:33 PM  

AckAckAck: I hope they're stealing it to throw it in the goddamn ocean.


Oh hell no!  Thems fighting words.  I grew up camping all over this country with my family, and always traveling with Spam. I can barely start a wood fire these days without wanting to reminisce about my folks and throw a tin of Spam in the embers.
 
2017-10-19 09:48:42 PM  

AckAckAck: I hope they're stealing it to throw it in the goddamn ocean.


Doubt it. Locals are pretty big about keeping that clean. Probably baiting hogs.
 
2017-10-19 09:49:29 PM  
Spam eggs bacon and spam? Its not got much spam in it.
 
2017-10-19 09:50:30 PM  
This is only strange if you've never lived in Hawaii.
 
2017-10-19 09:52:38 PM  

Mister Peejay: The funny/cool/awesome thing is, ever look at a can of Spam lately?  Hormel has been using a little Viking as an image on the can.

[www.spam.com image 458x382]

Proof that the world can be awesome sometimes.


Viking? Look again.
 
2017-10-19 09:52:41 PM  
Can someone tell me why this article was greenlit over mine? Kind of annoying that I had a funnier headline and submitted it from a local paper hours before
 
2017-10-19 09:56:27 PM  

Thosw: Mister Peejay: The funny/cool/awesome thing is, ever look at a can of Spam lately?  Hormel has been using a little Viking as an image on the can.

[www.spam.com image 458x382]

Proof that the world can be awesome sometimes.

Viking? Look again.


It's only a model.
 
2017-10-19 09:59:59 PM  
First it was Tide detergent as the new currency of the ghettos. If you had told me that Tide detergent would be a coin of the realm, so to speak, I wouldn't have believed you. Now it's SPAM.
 
2017-10-19 10:03:51 PM  
Spam is horrible

Scrapple is delicious

Both involve a pig and a cuisinart
 
2017-10-19 10:06:37 PM  

loki021376: AckAckAck: I hope they're stealing it to throw it in the goddamn ocean.

Oh hell no!  Thems fighting words.  I grew up camping all over this country with my family, and always traveling with Spam. I can barely start a wood fire these days without wanting to reminisce about my folks and throw a tin of Spam in the embers.


Even better fightin' words: That shiat tastes like salted battery acid and pennies...with an extra side of msg.
 
2017-10-19 10:10:39 PM  

loki021376: AckAckAck: I hope they're stealing it to throw it in the goddamn ocean.

Oh hell no!  Thems fighting words.  I grew up camping all over this country with my family, and always traveling with Spam. I can barely start a wood fire these days without wanting to reminisce about my folks and throw a tin of Spam in the embers.


...then walk away and let the spam explode. Soup does the same thing, catastrophically...
 
2017-10-19 10:11:36 PM  

adamatari: This is only strange if you've never lived in Hawaii.


Confirmed, a Hawaiian girl once made me a spam-sushi for dinner. She explained that it is a very popular dish on the islands. It was good enough, but I am not a picky eater, and the girl was sexy, so my review might be biased.
 
2017-10-19 10:12:26 PM  

loki021376: AckAckAck: I hope they're stealing it to throw it in the goddamn ocean.

Oh hell no!  Thems fighting words.  I grew up camping all over this country with my family, and always traveling with Spam. I can barely start a wood fire these days without wanting to reminisce about my folks and throw a tin of Spam in the embers.


one of my sisters is a trained Chef. she speaks very fondly of SPAM because when she was young she and her first husband would often have a can with dinner. -- sadly we're going to see more and more crime like this as people have difficulty feeding their families. the government should be ashamed.
 
2017-10-19 10:25:13 PM  
SPAMMING SPEED
 
2017-10-19 10:27:01 PM  
So people are buying stolen spam out of the back of a truck at the gas station now?
 
2017-10-19 10:30:14 PM  
PSSST!

Hey you.

Ya you.

*looks around*

Wanna buy some spam?
 
2017-10-19 10:34:08 PM  

AckAckAck: loki021376: AckAckAck: I hope they're stealing it to throw it in the goddamn ocean.

Oh hell no!  Thems fighting words.  I grew up camping all over this country with my family, and always traveling with Spam. I can barely start a wood fire these days without wanting to reminisce about my folks and throw a tin of Spam in the embers.

Even better fightin' words: That shiat tastes like salted battery acid and pennies...with an extra side of msg.


MSG is a TLA that stands for "this tastes awesome".  FYI.
 
2017-10-19 10:43:37 PM  

skiinstructor: loki021376: AckAckAck: I hope they're stealing it to throw it in the goddamn ocean.

Oh hell no!  Thems fighting words.  I grew up camping all over this country with my family, and always traveling with Spam. I can barely start a wood fire these days without wanting to reminisce about my folks and throw a tin of Spam in the embers.

...then walk away and let the spam explode. Soup does the same thing, catastrophically...


 You open the tin and let it simmer in that jellied goo it's packed it.  And the ash makes a good representation of pepper flakes.
 
2017-10-19 10:59:26 PM  

adamatari: This is only strange if you've never lived in Hawaii.


Any of the Pacific Islands really. It became popular during WWII when it was pretty much the only type of meat that they could get after the Japanese slaughtered all of the land food animals to eat and then the allied forces took the islands back and all they had was Spam because it traveled well on a ship.
 
2017-10-19 11:07:00 PM  

loki021376: skiinstructor: loki021376: AckAckAck: I hope they're stealing it to throw it in the goddamn ocean.

Oh hell no!  Thems fighting words.  I grew up camping all over this country with my family, and always traveling with Spam. I can barely start a wood fire these days without wanting to reminisce about my folks and throw a tin of Spam in the embers.

...then walk away and let the spam explode. Soup does the same thing, catastrophically...

 You open the tin and let it simmer in that jellied goo it's packed it.  And the ash makes a good representation of pepper flakes.


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2017-10-19 11:07:09 PM  

Radioactive Ass: adamatari: This is only strange if you've never lived in Hawaii.

Any of the Pacific Islands really. It became popular during WWII when it was pretty much the only type of meat that they could get after the Japanese slaughtered all of the land food animals to eat and then the allied forces took the islands back and all they had was Spam because it traveled well on a ship.


Also that whole thing with salty ham being what people taste like and a predilection for pretty much all humans to want to eat that.  Hell, add some smoke (fire effect) and you have bacon.

/when you eat bacon, you are unleashing your inner cannibal
 
2017-10-19 11:11:15 PM  

AckAckAck: loki021376: skiinstructor: loki021376: AckAckAck: I hope they're stealing it to throw it in the goddamn ocean.

Oh hell no!  Thems fighting words.  I grew up camping all over this country with my family, and always traveling with Spam. I can barely start a wood fire these days without wanting to reminisce about my folks and throw a tin of Spam in the embers.

...then walk away and let the spam explode. Soup does the same thing, catastrophically...

 You open the tin and let it simmer in that jellied goo it's packed it.  And the ash makes a good representation of pepper flakes.

[img.fark.net image 267x249]


I'm mostly vegetarian, but I tell you what.  Cook a can of Spam on your exhaust manifold while you're out wheelin', slide that up and put it on some bread with cheese and maybe  a little fried egg, that makes some good eating when you're hungry.

/"mostly vegetarian" = will eat meat if someone else gives it to me, so it won't go to waste
/it's a sin to waste food
 
2017-10-19 11:29:41 PM  

Mister Peejay: ...will eat meat if someone else gives it to me...


NTTAWWT.
 
2017-10-20 12:03:14 AM  
So, who's selling them?

There are a lot of really fat people in Hawaii.

On the other hand, if you are clever, you can pass SPAM off as Country Paté. Just push peppercorns into it.

Tastes exactly the same as paté, only the grind is a bit coarser and the chunks of fat are a bit more visible.

If you cut it really fine, you might be able to mush it in a blender without burning out the machine. Then you could add all sorts of things to make it harder to recognize as the cheap stuff.
 
2017-10-20 12:04:09 AM  
Cognac paté, any one? Made with real cognac and pig.
 
2017-10-20 12:04:56 AM  
Is there a proven link to the term "spam" (meat like substance) and "spam mail" (obnoxious electronic mail)?
 
2017-10-20 12:30:06 AM  
how much do Islanders love spam?
costco in Maui had to limit purchases to one pallet per person
 
2017-10-20 12:54:18 AM  

ChuckGandCrew: Is there a proven link to the term "spam" (meat like substance) and "spam mail" (obnoxious electronic mail)?


The email term spam comes from its use on Usenet to refer to posts, usually ads, that were crossposted to a large number of newsgroups. Because a person reading groups would see the post over and over again they came to be called spam in reference to the Monty Python sketch owing to the repetition of the word spam over and over again.
 
2017-10-20 01:22:24 AM  
If you wanted to feed the growing black market you'd do better serving this

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2017-10-20 02:42:35 AM  
In my kitchen:
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2017-10-20 02:44:15 AM  

Gordon Bennett: ChuckGandCrew: Is there a proven link to the term "spam" (meat like substance) and "spam mail" (obnoxious electronic mail)?

The email term spam comes from its use on Usenet to refer to posts, usually ads, that were crossposted to a large number of newsgroups. Because a person reading groups would see the post over and over again they came to be called spam in reference to the Monty Python sketch owing to the repetition of the word spam over and over again.


See http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/techno​logy/​7322615.stm

I'm the "Joel Furr" in question.
 
2017-10-20 04:25:47 AM  
Of course it is being stolen...1 can is like 5 bucks now.
 
2017-10-20 08:48:14 AM  
because the price has been on the rise

The price in the picture says 2.99. I think that's the same as it costs here. Doesn't seem high to me.
 
2017-10-20 09:11:35 AM  

adamatari: This is only strange if you've never lived in Hawaii.


This.  I thought about cornering the Spam market in Hawaii.  Buy up an off brand, sell it through the Chinese distributors at near Spam prices and retire to a beautiful island paradise. The locals eat it breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Supported the Hawaiian Army National Guard on the big Island/PTA for two weeks.  Breakfast:  Spam Eggs and rice.  Lunch:  Spam and rice.  Dinner:  Spam, rice and fish heads (rolly polly fish heads).  Walked in to the mess tent.  The Merrimacks were set up on a high table so you had to peer over.  Bunch of fish peering back at you was quite discomforting.
 
2017-10-20 10:01:31 AM  

Harry Freakstorm: adamatari: This is only strange if you've never lived in Hawaii.

This.  I thought about cornering the Spam market in Hawaii.  Buy up an off brand, sell it through the Chinese distributors at near Spam prices and retire to a beautiful island paradise. The locals eat it breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Supported the Hawaiian Army National Guard on the big Island/PTA for two weeks.  Breakfast:  Spam Eggs and rice.  Lunch:  Spam and rice.  Dinner:  Spam, rice and fish heads (rolly polly fish heads).  Walked in to the mess tent.  The Merrimacks were set up on a high table so you had to peer over.  Bunch of fish peering back at you was quite discomforting.


Too cheap to make Loco Moco (rice, hamburger patty, brown gravy and an egg with a side of macaroni salad) I take it. I mean at least don't serve up Spam (or anything else for that matter) for all three meals.

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That's actually a pretty good breakfast.
 
2017-10-20 01:37:27 PM  
what's for afters?
 
2017-10-20 08:16:34 PM  

AckAckAck: Mister Peejay: ...will eat meat if someone else gives it to me...

NTTAWWT.


Yeah, walked right into that one didn't I.

"raises glass"
 
2017-10-20 08:19:38 PM  

ChuckGandCrew: Is there a proven link to the term "spam" (meat like substance) and "spam mail" (obnoxious electronic mail)?


At one time, it used to be mandatory for users of the Internet to be well versed in the works of Monty Python.  As well as Douglas Adams, but that is irrelevant to this post.

Now think of the Spam sketch.  "I DON"T LIKE SPAM!!!!"

Therefore and such as.

/you also have no idea how many servers used to be given namespace addresses from Tolkien characters, too
/also Neuromancer characters
 
2017-10-20 09:17:00 PM  

Mister Peejay: AckAckAck: Mister Peejay: ...will eat meat if someone else gives it to me...

NTTAWWT.

Yeah, walked right into that one didn't I.

"raises glass"


Yeah.

*prost*
 
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