Discussion in 'Counter-Battery Fire' started by chibobber, Nov 14, 2018.
We have been invaded by the forces of vitamin supplements.
Why would they put parachutes on Spam?
Mainly to protect people on the deck. I've seen all kinds of unsecured crap from helmets to an M-551 Sheridan burn in from 800-1500 feet up. The crap doesn't fare too well, even worse for any unlucky individual on the DZ that gets hit by it.
However, it would make a good anti-personnel weapon to use against enemy Muslim forces. The case hits the deck with considerable energy, if the entire mass doesnt kill or destroy something, it bursts, releasing 24 individual bomblets (Spam tins) and better yet they'll probably be ruptured, slinging pig juice over a large area. Kinda' like flinging water on the Wicked Witch of the West, "help me, I'm melting!"
What they were really trying to do was get the silk to the troops on the ground and the spam was just a convenient weight to facilitate reasonably accurate delivery.....
I read a story one time, Guadalcanal (AKA "Starvation Island" for the Japanese). Seems one night the Japanese sneaked into a supply dump and stole all the Spam. The next night they snuck in again, but this time to return the Spam.
I was joking...
I know, as was I.
I wanted to use a semi-serious comment to set up the flippant comment about SPAM juice melting Jihadis like water did to the wicked witch.
Has anyone here ever actually eaten Spam?
Yes, and I actually like it. It wouldn't be my first choice for a meal, but it's not bad fried.
It's been decades (50's or 60's) but yes I've eaten it. Wasn't bad from what I recall. I think we fried it most of the time.
Ha...the pig juice melts the jihadiis. lol. ..kind of like garlic to vampires.
gf loves the spam. apparently Filipino 's enjoy it.
I'll eat it when trying to save some money.
3 cans baked beans
spice for effect
mix beans ketchup and mustard (to taste)
pour into casserole dish
slice spam into thin slices- enough to cover the top
bake until crispy around edges.
Spam is slimy cold. I've used it as seasoning more than once, when nothing else was available. Perks up scramble eggs, 15 bean soup, things like that.
Given that Filipinos like eating chickens before they hatch, Spam seems quite a bit more mild in taste!
I always thought Spam was more a 'mystery meat' sort of thing.
Corned beef hash falls into that category.
I like Spam fried, and I like corned beef hash with an egg. YUM YUM!
Corned beef hash with an egg on top, baked. Good meal.
I eat it quite regularly. It is not nearly as bad as it is made out to be.
There are a couple of tins of it in the pantry.
No mystery meat in it, only pork shoulder. Trust me, I checked it years ago.
SPAM® Ingredients & History | SPAM® Brand
Now, potted meat and vieners, that is a different story. I won't touch those. Parts is parts!
Spam is also very popular in Hawaii, presumably dating back to WWII.
Although it's fun to joke about, Spam is actually pretty tasty.
During WWII we developed a Spam-like product for Lend-Lease to the Russians, using ingredients and seasonings suited to their tastes. The Russians appreciated it but nicknamed it "second front".