Smithsonian Libraries: Spam, Spam, Spam, Spam …
Talk about judging a blog by its cover and getting it totally wrong! The picture of the giant Spam can and the Monty Python skit on Spam had led me to believe that this was going to be a historical explanation of the multipurpose meat. However, the blog was really about the icky electronic mass mailings many of us abhor.
The Smithsonian Library’s blog covers the boring details of the electronic mailings so I won’t shoot a dead horse by repeating the Library’s musings about why electronic spam exists. However, I will agree that the only reason these annoying little pieces of mailings continue to swamp our electronic mailboxes is because somebody out there makes it profitable. Too bad those somebody’s are probably unwitting victims to scams.
However, let’s turn to happier thoughts and the reason I chose this blog to be my last for this class. Spam! Do you like it or do you not? And just how can we relate it to libraries? Uhm, not sure how to relate it to a library other than to present you with the option of finding a book at the library filled with Spam recipes.
How about Spam: The Cookbook by Marguerite Patten?
Or perhaps you’d rather read up on the history of Spam?
Spam: A Biography: The Amazing True Story of America’s “Miracle Meat!” by Carolyn Wyman could be a good read.
Is Spam good for us, electronically or intestinally? Probably not, but the food variety is certainly versatile. Just ask my husband who cooked me up a really good meal of fried Spam sandwiches during my last 321 mile bicycle trip. At the end of a 60 mile day Spam is pretty yummy!
Maybe I’ll go celebrate my end of the class blogging assignment with a good Spam casserole.
Happy reading and eating!